Starbucks unveiled its first store in Ferguson, Missouri

FERGUSON, MO, 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today unveiled its first store in Ferguson, Missouri as part of a national plan to provide local jobs, create training opportunities for youth, and support efforts to rebuild and revitalize communities.  Starbucks plans to open similar stores in at least 15 low- to medium-income communities […]

Tesco announces measures to source even more of the seafood it sells in sustainable way

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today announced a number of measures which will see it source even more of the seafood it sells in a sustainable way, in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council. To achieve this, Tesco is: Rapidly expanding the MSC-ecolabel scheme for pre-packed and frozen fish sold in […]

2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give tickets now available at Michigan Meijer stores

Visit Any Michigan Meijer Location to Purchase Tournament Tickets GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tickets to the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give are now available at each of the retailer’s 110 Michigan stores. The third annual tournament will be held June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids. General […]

Topaz supports Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation through new initiative ‘The LEGO® Exchange’

Fundraising drive launched across the Topaz network in aid of the Children’s Charity DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, today announced its support for ‘The LEGO® Exchange’, a new initiative that is seeing much-needed funds raised for their charity partner, the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, through […]

NRF survey: expanding scope and cost of government regulation hinders small retailers’ ability to create jobs and drive economic growth

WASHINGTON, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The expanding scope and cost of government regulation are placing new burdens on America’s small businesses, hindering their ability to create jobs and drive economic growth, according to a new survey released today by the National Retail Federation. “Overregulation is undermining the resolve of small retailers,” NRF President […]

Sainsbury’s to add 100 new Click & Collect Groceries sites over the next 12 months

100 new Click & Collect Groceries sites planned over next 12 months LONDON, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has announced that it will double the number of Click & Collect Groceries Sites in its store car parks over the next 12 months, as it further builds its multi-channel offer to make shopping easier […]

Tesco: demand for speciality tea and cream cakes is once again on the rise

Tesco shoppers bought 4.5 million more luxury cream cakes in 2015 than the year before Demand for speciality tea is up by 4 per cent in the last year Nearly a quarter more Brits having cream tea with friends than a year ago* Revival has also been helped by Great British Bake Off with half […]

Starbucks unveils Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino® in the U.S. and Canada

SEATTLE, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summertime memories are often tied to our senses. Starbucks new Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino® blended beverage evokes the smell of freshly made waffle cones wafting from the neighborhood ice cream parlor. The beverage is available in Starbucks® stores in the U.S. and Canada starting today (May 3) and throughout the summer […]

Starbucks Leadership Changes: Kris Engskov executive VP; Martin Brok senior VP and president EMEA

Martin Brok to become senior vice president and president Starbucks EMEA Incumbent Kris Engskov promoted to global leadership role in Seattle as executive vice president; transition to occur summer 2016 LONDON, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the promotion of Kris Engskov to a global executive vice president role and […]

Amazon added the period drama series Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne to its lineup of Amazon Original Series

Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne, which is based on the book series by Anthony Trollope and stars Tom Hollander, Ian McShane and Alison Brie, will premiere exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. on May 20 SEATTLE, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has added the period drama series Julian […]

Walmart Canada to introduce five-cent plastic bag fee on all single-use plastic bags

Five-cent plastic bag fee to discourage single use bags and eliminate plastic film from municipal land-fill to be implemented at Walmart stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec during the month of May Mississauga, ON, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada today announced the expansion of its plastic bag-reduction initiative, which includes the […]

Hudson’s Bay Company opens best-in-class robotic retail technology distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

New DC Enhances HBC’s All-Channel Offering to Better Serve Consumers and Drive Continued Digital Growth Creates More Than 200 New Jobs in Pennsylvania Investment in Innovative Robotic Systems Positions HBC at the Forefront of Fulfillment Distribution Technology TORONTO, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is pleased to announce it will open a […]

Sheetz to begin filling jobs at stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina

Fortune 100 Best Company to Work for Will Host Open Interviews in May ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the heels of investing more than $15 million in 2016 to increase employee wages, Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, announces today it plans to hire more than […]

Staples Business Advantage launches $40,000 valued breakroom makeover contest

$40,000 prize package will transform a company’s breakroom FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — When was the last time you took a well-deserved break at work to have a mid-day cup of coffee, enjoy a snack or socialize with your colleagues? Or, when was the last time you held a meeting in your cafeteria […]

eBay announced new mobile app updates

New apps offer enhanced navigation, utility and design specifically for iOS and Android. San Jose, California, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mobile continues to be a key area of focus for the company. Our product and technology team has been hard at work accelerating the pace of innovation across our platforms to power the customer […]

eBay for Charity will auction off one-of-a kind “Wine and Dine” experiences

Chefs Richard Blais and Marcus Samuelsson to auction culinary experiences; ONEHOPE and Michael Franti’s “Do It For The Love” Foundation to auction exclusive VIP BottleRock Napa Valley experiences. 100% of the proceeds will go to charity. San Jose, California, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last week, eBay introduced eBay Wine, an online destination that allows wine-enthusiasts […]

Colruyt Group to support vegetable farmer De Lochting in its transition from conventional farming to organic farming

Halle, Belgium, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group will be supporting vegetable farmer De Lochting from Roeselare in the continuing transition from conventional farming to organic farming. From the second week of April onward, the Colruyt and OKay stores will be selling several “transition vegetables”, which will only be eligible for the official organic […]

Dunkin’ Donuts adds the Bacon Supreme Omelet Breakfast Sandwich to the menu

CANTON, MA, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts is welcoming May with something flavorful and filling for breakfast sandwich fans, today adding the Bacon Supreme Omelet Breakfast Sandwich to the menu. What makes this sandwich so satisfying and supreme? The omelet has nearly twice the amount of egg featured in Dunkin’ Donuts’ classic breakfast […]

Aloha Petroleum will develop 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii

Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain to Enter Its 42nd State to Keep America Running on Dunkin’ CANTON, MA, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. Under the agreement, Aloha […]

Dunkin’ Donuts On-the-Go Ordering will be available exclusively for members of its DD Perks® Rewards Program throughout the Metro New York area

Exclusively available to DD Perks® Members, On-the-Go Ordering enables guests to use the new Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App to place orders, pay in advance and breeze by the line in store CANTON, MA, 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing a big perk to the Big Apple, today announcing that On-the-Go Ordering will […]

Baskin-Robbins celebrates Mother’s Day with the return of its popular Mom’s Makin’ Cookies™ ice cream

Baskin-Robbins guests can pre-order a personalized ice cream cake just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th CANTON, Mass., 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins is celebrating moms all month long with the return of its popular Mom’s Makin’ Cookies™ ice cream as the May Flavor of the Month and a lineup of colorful […]

Kroger master floral designers honored to create Derby’s “Garland of Roses” for the 29th year

For the 29th year, Kroger will craft Derby’s famous “Garland of Roses” LOUISVILLE, Ky., 2016-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing the tradition that began in 1987, with the 113th Kentucky Derby, Kroger master floral designers are again honored to create “The Garland of Roses”. The event will take place on Friday, May 6th, at the […]