The third annual Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give a complete success: $850,000 donation to the retailer’s Simply Give program

Memorable week of golf raises funds for Meijer Simply Give program to restock Midwest food pantries GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News— Representatives with the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give today deemed the third annual tournament a success with an $850,000 donation to the retailer’s Simply Give program, which restocks the shelves of its […]

Starbucks customers will be the first to hear the new album from Maxwell

Seattle, 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks customers will be the first to hear the new album from Maxwell, a GRAMMY Award-winning artist. On Monday, June 27 at 12 p.m. local time, customers can hear an exclusive preview of the long-awaited “black SUMMERS’ night” (Columbia) – an album seven years in the making – in its entirety in […]

ICA Gruppen announces the appointment of Peter Muld as new Chief Digital Officer

Solna, Sweden,  2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Gruppen is taking its next step in the work on strengthening its focus on digitalisation with the establishment of a new Chief Digital Officer function at the group level. Peter Muld will begin serving in the position on 5 September this year. The new function will ensure […]

Starbucks will support The Mission Continues revitalization mission to refresh Detroit Central High School

SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Among the dynamic veterans profiled in the 2014 book “For Love of Country,” written by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, was David Oclander, a West Point graduate who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Oclander left the military in 2012 and […]

Giant Food, LLC announces the 2016 recipients of the Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Esther Peterson Memorial Grant

Scholarships recognize family, financial need, school and community service Landover, Md., 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food, LLC today announced the 2016 recipients of the Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Esther Peterson Memorial Grant. The winners are from a variety of high schools in the Greater Washington, D.C. region and were selected based […]

Macy’s CEO Terry J. Lundgren will transition the position to Jeff Gennette in Q1 2017

Terry Lundgren to remain Executive Chairman as Jeff Gennette becomes CEO in the first quarter of 2017; Planned succession process supports upcoming strategies for business improvement CINCINNATI, 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that Terry J. Lundgren, the company’s CEO since 2003 and Chairman since 2004, will transition the position […]

Cold Stone Creamery® launches three new homemade batter ice cream flavors: Fudge Brownie Batter™, Peanut Butter Cookie Batter™ and Sugar Cookie Batter™

A Decadent Sugar Cookie Batter Ice Cream Shake Also Joins the Menu for a Limited Time SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ —From Cold Stone Creamery®, (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com), the place that brought you the original Cake Batter Ice Cream®, comes three new homemade batter ice cream flavors: Fudge Brownie Batter™, Peanut Butter Cookie Batter™ and […]

Cold Stone Creamery® enters Cambodia market with the opening of new location in Phnom Penh

Dignitaries Welcome the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience to Capital City Phnom Penh  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) has officially entered the Cambodia market with a new location in Phnom Penh, the first of 13 stores set to open over the next five years. The occasion was marked by a […]

Ireland’s largest department store Arnotts to introduce John Lewis own brand Home products to its store this Autumn

LONDON,, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Arnotts, Ireland’s largest department store, has concluded an exclusive agreement to introduce John Lewis own brand Home products to its store this Autumn. This will be the first time that John Lewis own brand Home products will be available in Ireland, launching in store on Thursday 6 October 2016. […]

Kantar Retail: British FMCG suppliers and the Brexit

Boston, MA, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shock has arrived on the back of the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to resign.  This shock has resulted in a “Black Friday” effect in financial markets with the price of British Pounds Sterling plummeting and stock markets searching for […]

Meijer expands online shopping and Curbside service in Southeastern Michigan

Retailer grows Meijer Curbside service in Southeastern Michigan to 14 stores; will offer 33 locations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois by end of year GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With another four Detroit area stores unveiling Meijer Curbside in the past few weeks, Meijer is continuing a big push this summer […]

Rakuten invests in remote farming service provider Telefarm as part of the agriculture reforms it intends to promote

Aiming to contribute to regional revitalization with agriculture support through the internet Tokyo, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO: 4755) today announced that it has invested in remote farming service provider Telefarm Co., Ltd. Since September 2010, Telefarm has been providing a remote cultivation service for organic vegetables which incorporates gamification. The company […]

Barnes & Noble posts $850 million retail sales in FY2016 Q4 and $4.0 billion for the full year

New York,NY, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales and earnings for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full-year ended April 30, 2016. Retail sales, which include Barnes & Noble stores and BN.com, were $850 million for the quarter and $4.0 billion for the full year, decreasing 2.2% […]

Couche-Tard expands operations in Estonia with purchase of majority assets of Premium 7®

Laval, Québec, Canada, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A/ATD.B) announces today that it has signed, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary Circle K Eesti AS, an agreement to purchase majority of the assets operated under the Premium 7® brand from Sevenoil Est OÜ and its affiliates. The assets are comprised of […]

New Zealand: New World located in the iconic Devonport town centre gets upgraded

Change is afoot at Devonport New World, and the store’s owner-operator couldn’t be more excited. Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The most exciting thing,” John Ashton says, “is we’re getting a completely new fresh food aisle, with new bakery and new service counters for deli, seafood and meat, and a new hot […]

Barnes & Noble executive appointments: Jaime Carey promoted to President of Development & Restaurant Group and Michael Ladd named VP, Stores

New York, NY 2016-Jun-27 — /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 two executive appointments: Jaime Carey, currently Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President of Development & Restaurant Group, effective immediately, and […]

Philippines: SM Foundation renovated its third Philippine National Police (PNP) medical facility

PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES,  2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Foundation continues its support for our men and women in uniform as it turned over its 116th Felicidad Sy Wellness Center- the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Health Service Dispensary in Silang, Cavite on June 23. This is its 17th soldiers’ ward rehabilitated and its third PNP medical […]

World-class barista Mason Salisbury to train Costa baristas

LONDON, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Costa, the nation’s favorite coffee shop, has flown world-class barista and Instagram star, Mason Salisbury 5,000 miles across the world to train their baristas to make Rainbow Flat Whites in selected stores in time for this summer’s Pride celebrations. Five Costa baristas from across the UK, especially selected for […]

The securities class action lawsuit against Alibaba Group dismissed by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

San Francisco, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed in its entirety a consolidated securities class action lawsuit brought against Alibaba Group and several executives concerning disclosures primarily made in connection with the company’s initial public offering. The […]

Pets at Home Group Plc will hold its AGM on 14 September 2016

LONDON, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pets at Home Group Plc (LSE: PETS) (the “Company”) today announces that its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 (“Annual Report”), Notice (“Notice”) of the 2016 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and Form of Proxy for the 2016 AGM have been sent to shareholders and […]

Kroger to pay 12 cents per share quarterly dividend; 14 percent up

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that its Board of Directors raised the quarterly dividend by 14 percent, to 12 cents per share, to be paid on September 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on the close of business on August 15, 2016. Kroger today also announced […]

Stella McCartney supports PETA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home with new dedicated store window installation

STELLA MCCARTNEY DEDICATES NEW STORE WINDOW INSTALLATION IN SUPPORT OF PETA AND BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME #STELLAMCCATNEY LONDON, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a longtime advocate of animal rights and welfare, Stella McCartney supports PETA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home through a new dedicated store window installation. Reflecting the theme of her […]