7‑Eleven celebrates the 50th birthday of Slurpee with FREE SLURPEE DAY on July 11

Dallas, Texas, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — America’s favorite frozen drink turns 50 this year, and 7‑Eleven, Inc. is celebrating its birthday – 7‑Eleven® Day, aka July 11, aka FREE SLURPEE DAY — in a BIG way. To celebrate Slurpee Fiftee and 7‑Eleven’s 89th birthday, participating stores will give away an estimated 9 million free small Slurpee® […]

PetSmart selects Manhattan Associates’ Enterprise Order Management Solution to power its omni-channel shopping capabilities

ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that PetSmart has selected its Enterprise Order Management Solution (OMS) to enable PetSmart to deliver industry-leading, omni-channel shopping and engagement with enhanced fulfillment capabilities in support of PetSmart.com and its additional ecommerce platforms, such as Pet360.com and PetFoodDirect.com. PetSmart is the largest […]

Screwfix launches new guide entitled ‘Your Guide to Hiring an Apprentice’

Yeovil, United Kingdom, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new guide has been launched by Screwfix to help tradespeople understand how easy it is to hire an apprentice. The Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn, visited a Screwfix store in Edinburgh on 6 July to launch the guide. The free booklet is available in Screwfix […]

Starbucks introduces Affogato-style Frappuccino blended beverages

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In neighborhood trattorias in Italy, dinner is often finished off with gelato affogato – a scoop of Italian ice cream drowned in a shot of espresso. Starting today (July 7) customers at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada can enjoy Affogato-style Frappuccino blended beverages. For this beverage, a barista pours a shot […]

Marks & Spencer reports of 1.3% increase in Group sales during the 13 weeks to 2nd July

LONDON, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ —  First quarter Total Food sales1 +4.0% -0.9% Clothing & Home sales1  -8.3% -8.9% M&S.com sales (memo only) +0.5% Total UK sales -1.1% -4.3% International sales (constant currency)2 +0.7% Group sales (reported) -0.4% Group sales (constant currency) -0.9% 1 Timing of Easter had an adverse effect of 0.5% on […]

IKEA installs three Blink® electric vehicle charging stations at its Las Vegas, Nevada store

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has installed three Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Las Vegas, Nevada store as part of a partnership with Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI), the owner of the Blink Network and Blink EV charging […]

IKEA issues voluntarily recall on products due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond

Conshohocken, PA, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA had samples analyzed and found them to contain milk, hazelnut and/or almond. Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate. Products have been distributed Nationwide at IKEA retail stores. There has not been any complaints or […]

Wincor Nixdorf to take over the services of ameria GmbH’s Virtual Promoter, a digital shop window solution for brick-and-mortar retail businesses

Paderborn, Germany, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The technology company ameria GmbH, which focuses on software and technology development, has commissioned Wincor Nixdorf to take over the services for Virtual Promoter, a digital shop window solution for brick-and-mortar retail businesses. Wincor Nixdorf will be responsible for setup, startup and maintenance of the systems that are […]

Wincor Nixdorf announces Asia Green Development Bank to be the first bank in Myanmar to offer EMV-based ATM transactions

Paderborn, Germany, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asia Green Development Bank Ltd. now accepts EMV-based VISA and MasterCard chipcard transactions in all its ATMs, becoming the first bank in Myanmar to offer the service, Wincor Nixdorf announced today. EMV, or Europay MasterCard Visa, is a technical specification that facilitates interoperability between chip-based credit and debit […]

FMI applauds Senate’s vote to invoke cloture and move forward with its consideration of the biotechnology labeling bill

ARLINGTON, VA , 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement from FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin applauding the U.S. Senate’s vote to invoke cloture and move forward with its consideration of the biotechnology labeling bill championed by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Sarasin said: […]

Lowes Foods to build store in Lexington, its first in Columbia-area

Lexington Store to Include Local Emphasis, Original Concepts, and Exceptional Service Winston-Salem, N.C., 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer with locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, will build its first Columbia-area store in Lexington. Columbia is the second new market for Lowes Foods as part of an overall company […]

LCP to manage Erith Riverside Shopping Centre following its acquisition by Evolve Estates Ltd

London, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Erith Riverside Shopping Center becomes part of Evolve Estates Ltd’s growing UK investment portfolio that now stands at over £190m in value and includes over 60 properties. Evolve Estates have purchased the long leasehold on the shopping center, the freehold of which is owned by the London Borough of Bexley. […]

USDA updates its FoodKeeper App to include food storage information in Spanish and Portuguese

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that its popular FoodKeeper application has been updated to include food storage information in both Spanish and Portuguese. Now Spanish and Portuguese speakers can use the app to better understand storage recommendations for 400+ items covered by the tool, including […]

USFA FSIS: ConAgra Foods recalls frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with metal

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,806 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and […]

Dixons Carphone merges PC World, Currys and Carphone Warehouse brands in one central London store

Combines convenience, curated products and the connected world The most innovative store yet will act as a lab to test new ideas and concepts LONDON, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dixons Carphone plc (‘Dixons Carphone’), Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, today opens its new London flagship store on Oxford Street […]

Hudson’s Bay Company announces the retirement of its Vice Chair Bonnie Brooks on December 31, 2016

TORONTO & NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”) today announced that Bonnie Brooks, Vice Chair, HBC will retire on December 31, 2016. Brooks’s retirement culminates an illustrious 40-year career in fashion retail and marketing, including more than eight years at HBC. From 2008-2012 she was the first female CEO and […]

Citycon to release its Interim Report for 1 January – 30 June 2016 on Thursday, 14 July

Helsinki, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Citycon will publish its Interim Report for 1 January – 30 June 2016 on Thursday, 14 July approximately at 9 am Helsinki time (Helsinki time is EET, which is CET +1). The report will be available on Citycon’s website immediately after publication. Citycon’s investor, analyst and press conference call […]

Carrefour to help with the economic and social development of priority neighbourhoods

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 30 June in Nanterre, Yann Jounot, Préfet for the Hauts-de-Seine département, together withThierry Roger, Director of Carrefour France’s Employment Centre signed a regional agreement, binding them to a “Businesses and Neighbourhoods Charter”, designed to help young people from priority neighbourhoods establish a foothold on the job […]

Her Majesty the Queen officially opens Slessor Gardens — a beneficiary of Tesco’s Bags of Help funding in Scotland

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Her Majesty the Queen today (Wednesday 6 July) officially opened Slessor Gardens which includes a project that was one of the first beneficiaries of Tesco’s Bags of Help funding in Scotland. Her Majesty visited the Garden in the city as part of the annual Holyrood Week of the […]

Starbucks Corporation to release its third quarter fiscal year 2016 financial results on Thursday, July 21, 2016

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) plans to release its third quarter fiscal year 2016 financial results after the market close on Thursday, July 21, 2016, with a conference call to follow at 2:00 p.m. PT. The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed on the company’s website http://investor.starbucks.com. A […]

Loro Piana designs the outfits of European Ryder Cup team

PARIS, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time in the brand’s history, Loro Piana has announced its collaboration with the European team of the Ryder Cup for two matches: 2016 in the U.S. (Hazeltine, Minnesota) and 2018 in France (Le Golf National, Guyancourt). The Italian house has designed the outfits that the European […]

CVS Health Corporation declares quarterly dividend of $0.425 per share on its common stock

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.425 (42.5 cents) per share on the corporation’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2016, to holders of record on July 21, 2016. About CVS Health CVS […]

“A Love Story”: Chipotle Mexican Grill releases animated short film

Animated tale tells story of the evolution of two fictional fast food restaurants DENVER, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ —Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today released “A Love Story,” an original, animated short film that follows the story of two young entrepreneurs, Ivan and Evie, and the escalating rivalry that leads them to build competing […]

Abercrombie & Fitch launches new fragrance ‘First Instinct’

Diegem, Belgium, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch is pleased to share its new fragrance ‘First Instinct’, developed exclusively with Inter Parfums. Inspired by that first moment of attraction, when two people’s worlds collide and a spark is ignited, ‘First Instinct’ is the interpretation of that exciting first glance and the initial connection […]

The National Grocers Association welcomes Senate vote for advancing national, uniform food labeling standard

Arlington, VA, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the U.S. Senate for invoking cloture on S. 764, a bill that includes important reforms to biotechnology labeling by creating a national, uniform labeling standard for all foods made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A vote […]

LG Experience interactive display wall arrives at Best Buy stores nationwide to help shoppers experience the latest TV technologies

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting this week, there’s no better place to see the latest innovations – including OLED and SUPER UHD TV – that LG has to offer your living room than at Best Buy. That’s because the first-ever LG Experience interactive display wall has arrived in nearly 400 Best Buy […]

Best Buy joins Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council to encourage our customers to recycle shipping boxes

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — When you toss those cans or boxes into the recycling bin, do you ever wonder what happens to them? We do. At Best Buy, reducing waste is key to our sustainability commitment, and we want to help our customers live more sustainably, too. That’s why we’re joining Keep […]

Commissary employees and patrons collect donations Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va. , 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last year was a banner year for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The Department of Defense collected more than 3.2 million pounds of food and personal hygiene items for donation to local food banks and pantries. Commissary employees and their patrons contributed almost 50 percent or […]