Whole Foods Market now operates 446 stores; 112 stores in development

AUSTIN, Texas , 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its second quarter earnings report, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) announced that is has signed leases for six new stores and has renegotiated leases for three of its stores in development. The new leases for Whole Foods Market stores include Santa Monica, California; Vernon Hill, Illinois; […]

List of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores in development

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — California Silver Lake Los Angeles – opening May 25, 2016 Santa Monica – opening date TBA San Francisco – opening date TBA Concord– opening date TBA Claremont – opening date TBA Los Alamitos – opening date TBA Long Beach – opening date TBA North Hollywood – opening […]

Whole Foods Market now with 19 leases signed for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced that it has signed another six leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores, bringing the total to 19 leases now signed. The new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will be located in Akron and Toledo, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; Decatur, […]

ED Ellen DeGeneres™ bedding collection now available exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond

UNION, N.J., 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — BED BATH & BEYOND® is excited to announce the launch of the ED Ellen DeGeneres™ bedding collection. The collection is reflective of DeGeneres’s personal style and design aesthetic, now available exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond. The collection features six bedding patterns that consist of geometric prints mixed […]

Recall: Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix

CINCINNATI, 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume […]

Huge selection of the best gifts for Mother’s Day at Barnes & Noble

New York, NY, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a huge selection of the best gifts for Mother’s Day. Customers can find the perfect book for Mom from Barnes & Noble’s […]

Dunkin’ Donuts welcomes the warm weather in May with mouthwatering new treats

Dunkin’ Donuts introduces a new Chocolate Chip Cookie, summer Coolatta varieties and two new donuts Guests can try new Sour Apple Coolatta® Frozen Beverage flavor, and enjoy any small Dunkin’ Donuts Coolatta for the special price of $1.99 through May CANTON, MA, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Welcoming the warm weather in May at Dunkin’ Donuts is as […]

Sheetz to increase total employee count and full-time positions by hiring more than 8,000 employees companywide

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-May-05 — /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 8,000 employees companywide. The initiative aims to increase the company’s total employee count […]

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announces new location in Rancho Murieta community in Sacramento County

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is announcing another new location in an established Sacramento County community, Rancho Murieta. The new site advances the company’s expansion plans for the region. The new Raley’s location will be the only full-service grocery store in the Rancho Murieta community, and will […]

Kroger’s EVP and CFO Mike Schlotman to present at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum on May 10, 2016

CINCINNATI, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO, will address investors at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. (ET). This presentation will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com.  Click on “Events, Presentations & Webcasts” […]

SSP to operate three food and beverage units and a food court at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal Building

LONDON, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a contract to operate three food and beverage units and a substantial food court featuring a range of brands, in the International Departures Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s spectacular new Midfield Terminal […]

GRAMMY Award winner Corinne Bailey Rae debuts new album “The Heart Speaks in Whispers” in Starbucks company-operated stores nationwide

GRAMMY Award-winning artist to debut first album in six years May 4 in more than 7,500 Starbucks company-operated stores nationwide Starbucks digital music platform allows Starbucks customers to discover her music before anyone else Corinne Bailey Rae is the first featured artist in a series curated by the Starbucks Entertainment team SEATTLE, 2016-May-05 — /EPR […]

Tesco launches UK’s first home slider kit

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s established itself as the top food trend in the UK over the last few years, with southern styled BBQ, craft beers, and Bourbon all capturing the taste of the nation. Now another hot American culinary creation is about to take centre stage at parties and BBQs up […]

Argos sees sales of Villain characters Kylo Ren and Darth Vadar outselling the good guys on Lego action figures

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britain is a nation of bad guys as Argos sees sales of Villain characters Kylo Ren and Darth Vadar flying off the shelves outselling the good guys 2 to 1 on Lego action figures. Lightsabers are up 280 per cent year on year and the bad guys […]

M&S Energy launches £350,000 community fund to support energy projects and technologies across the UK

LONDON, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — M&S Energy has today launched the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund for the second year running, with up to £350,000 available to support community energy projects and technologies across the UK. Any not for profit organisation that wants to use renewable energy to provide community benefits can apply, whether […]

American Cancer Society and CVS Health announce $3.6 million initiative to expand the number of 100% tobacco-free colleges in United States

Atlanta, GA, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The American Cancer Society (ACS) and CVS Health today announced a three-year, $3.6 million initiative to provide grants to 125 institutions of higher learning to help accelerate and expand the number of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free college and university campuses throughout the United States. The partnership creates […]

MinuteClinic opens new locations inside Target stores in Northern Virginia

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened new locations inside Target stores in Northern Virginia. The clinics located in seven stores in Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church,Gainesville, Leesburg, Manassas and Sterling have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. There are now 31 MinuteClinic locations in Northern […]

CVS Health Research Institute study finds that home infusion care is safe and improves quality of life while reducing health care costs

WOONSOCKET, R.I.,, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new study by the CVS Health Research Institute found that home infusion care is safe, clinically effective and improves quality of life while reducing health care costs when compared to infusion care delivered in a hospital or clinic. The findings underscore the value of home infusion services […]

Tractor Supply Company announces the promotion of Steve Barbarick to President and Chief Merchandising Officer

BRENTWOOD, TN , 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Steve Barbarick has been promoted to President and Chief Merchandising Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Barbarick will continue to lead the merchandising, marketing, inventory management, omni-channel, distribution and logistics […]

Tractor Supply Company increases quarterly cash dividend to 20%; from $0.20 to $0.24 per share

BRENTWOOD, TN , 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors increased the Company’s quarterly cash dividend 20% to $0.24 per share of the Company’s common stock, up from the previous $0.20 per share. The […]

Intershop Communications AG reports revenues of EUR 7.3 million in the first quarter of 2016

Jena, Germany, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1), a leading independent provider of innovative solutions for omni-channel commerce, generated revenues of EUR 7.3 million in the first quarter of 2016 (previous year: EUR 10.0 million). The reduced revenues do not reflect the current order situation but are attributable to project delays […]

Whole Foods Market and Erik Bruner-Yang to launch Paper Horse at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Market location in Washington

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announces an exclusive partnership with Erik Bruner-Yang. The ongoing collaboration launches with Bruner-Yang’s newest venue, Paper Horse, at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Market location in Washington. “We are constantly striving to elevate the food experience we can bring our customers,” said Julia Obici, vice president […]

Price Chopper and Market 32 to hold 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on May 7 just in time for Mother’s Day

Schenectady, NY, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper and Market 32’s 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 7 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day) from […]

Paradies Lagardère retail stores at Memphis International Airport introduces “Treat Our Troops” program

MEMPHIS, TN, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, which operates retail stores at Memphis International Airport (MEM), has introduced “Treat Our Troops,” a program that allows passengers to purchase goods to be sent to U.S. military men and women serving abroad. MEM is the 71st airport to participate in the program. This effort […]

SM Investments Corporation wins double at the 8th Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit and Awards

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) won two awards at the 8th Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit and Awards held in Indonesia. SM bagged a silver award for Best Corporate Communications & Investor Relations and a bronze award as Best Governed & Most Transparent Company. In addition […]

Foodstuffs announces launch of national product information management project, One Data

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Ltd and Foodstuffs South Island Ltd are pleased to announce to the grocery industry the launch of a national product information management project. Phil Lemon, General Manager Merchandise, Foodstuffs South Island and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager Merchandise, Foodstuffs North Island believe […]