Weis Markets awarded final PLCB approval to open beer café in its Kendig Square store in Lancaster County

SUNBURY, PA and WILLOW STREET, PA , 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store in its Kendig Square store in Lancaster County. The café is stocked and now open for business. This is Weis Markets fourth in-store beer […]

METRO GROUP acquires stake in Cologne based start-up offering quick support for technical issues through a network of professional advisors

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP – as minority partner – acquires a stake in the start-up “Deutsche Technikberatung” based in Cologne, one of the participants of the first Spacelab Accelerator Program of Media-Saturn this year. Deutsche Technikberatung regards itself as a “technical support for home users” and offers quick support for […]

METRO GROUP acquires French food service distribution company Pro à Pro from Colruyt Group

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP has acquired the French food service distribution company for professional customers Pro à Pro from the Belgian retail group Colruyt Group. Pro à Pro is one of the most important food service distribution (FSD) providers in France offering direct food delivery services to different customer […]

Nordstrom Rack to open at CityPlace in Woodbury, Minnesota in spring 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at CityPlace in Woodbury, Minn., outside of Minneapolis. The approximately 26,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2017. The property is owned and managed by Elion Partners, a Florida-based real estate investment firm. “We’re excited to […]

Starbucks barista from Indonesia Ryan Wibawa competes in the World Brewers Cup finals

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — For two months, Ryan Wibawa practiced his coffee brewing and artistry skills every day after work for five hours. With passion for coffee and dedication to his craft, he earned the opportunity to compete in the World Brewers Cup finals. “It was like a dream come true,” said Wibawa, a Starbucks […]

Macy’s, Inc. to report its second quarter 2016 sales and earnings on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) is scheduled to report its second quarter 2016 sales and earnings before the opening of financial markets on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The company will webcast a call with financial analysts and investors that day at 10 a.m. ET. Macys, Inc.’s webcast is accessible to the […]

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row to kick off the fashion frenzy live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sep. 7

NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s is once again set to open the exclusive doors to New York Fashion Week for fans everywhere as Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row makes the high-fashion runway accessible to all. On Wednesday, Sep. 7 at 7:30 p.m., live from the capital of American fashion, Macy’s Presents […]

CVS Health Foundation and American Academy of Pediatrics to improve counseling on tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The CVS Health Foundation today announced a new grant to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help improve counseling by all pediatric health care providers around tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke. The program will provide clinicians with the messages, tools and counseling protocols needed to screen […]

CVS Health Research Institute study reveals that medication reconciliation programs reduced risk of hospital readmission by 50 percent

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new study from the CVS Health Research Institute found that medication reconciliation programs, in which pharmacists review patients’ medication regimens and provide adherence counseling during the patient’s transition from hospital to home, reduced risk of hospital readmission by 50 percent and helped avoid unnecessary health care costs. […]

MinuteClinic adds new travel-related services and immunizations

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help patients prepare for a safe and healthy travel season this summer and beyond, MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores nationwide, has added several new travel-related services and immunizations. “Whether attending the upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, performing humanitarian […]

The National Grocers Association comments on the Senate passage of National GMO Disclosure Legislation

Arlington, VA, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Peter J. Larkin on the Senate passage of a bipartisan bill that creates a national labeling standard for all foods made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “On behalf of […]

Publix pilots delivery service with Instacart in select areas of Miami starting July 12

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning July 12, Publix will begin piloting a service with Instacart in select areas of Miami. Instacart is an e-commerce and delivery service that allows customers to place their grocery orders online and have their items delivered right to their doorsteps. Customers can place orders by visiting www.instacart.com/publix. […]

Publix Super Markets Inc. declares quarterly dividend of 22.25 cents per share on its common stock

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets Inc. announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 22.25 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable Aug. 1, 2016, either through direct deposit or mailed as a check to stockholders of record as of the close of […]

Dollar General announces sales and exclusive offers throughout the month of July

Goodlettsville, Tennessee , 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General is matching July’s hot, summer temperatures with sizzling sales and specials throughout the store this month!  From summer entertaining items and back-to-school needs to everyday essentials, Dollar General stores and Dollar General online is offering exceptional value on all summer needs. “Our focus is to […]

Giant Food removes Gold Medal products from stores following recall by General Mills, Inc.

Landover, Md., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it has removed from stores Gold Medal products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121. The following products are included in this recall: Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 oz., UPC 1600018980 […]

Chick-fil-A®’s 12th annual Cow Appreciation Day event on July 12: customers invited to wear their spots and receive free entree

Chick-fil-A invites customers to wear their spots, eat free and celebrate 21 years of the ‘Eat Mor Chikin’ Cow Campaign ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s time to break out the spots and cow bells for Chick-fil-A®’s 12th annual Cow Appreciation Day event on Tuesday, July 12. On that day, customers who show their […]

Baskin-Robbins marks USO’s 75th anniversary with special donation program on National Ice Cream Day

CANTON, Mass., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — July is National Ice Cream Month, our favorite month of the year at Baskin-Robbins, and this year marks the USO’s 75th anniversary. To honor this anniversary and our steadfast commitment to supporting our nation’s military, we’re excited to be holding a special nationwide donation program on National Ice […]

Cabela’s Incorporated to release second quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, July 28, 2016

SIDNEY, Neb., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) announced today it is scheduled to release second quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 28, 2016. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 11:00 a.m. ET that same morning. The call will be hosted by Tommy Millner, […]

Kmart kicks off its “The Real Deal” event with big savings on watches and sunglasses

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kmart, home to the iconic Bluelight Special, is launching “The Real Deal,” a new event that gives shoppers exclusive savings on famous brand merchandise both in store and online. Kicking off the new initiative is a huge BLOWOUT on watches and sunglasses, including men’s and women’s […]

Smart & Final Stores, Inc. to report its financial results for second quarter ended June 19, 2016 on July 28, 2016

COMMERCE, Calif., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 19, 2016, on Thursday, July 28, 2016, after the close of market. David Hirz, President and Chief Executive Officer, […]

Kroger expands sustainability commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship by 2020

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced new and expanded sustainability commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship by 2020. Kroger’s full list of 2020 sustainability goals is available online at http://sustainability.kroger.com/2020-goals.html, which includes: Expanding their 100% sustainable seafood commitment, Achieving the EPA’s “zero waste” threshold of 90% […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance continues digital health leadership via Walgreens participation in PMI Cohort Program

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens, one of the largest drugstore chains in the USA and included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), will participate in the USA Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program through an initial $20 million grant awarded to The Scripps Research Institute […]

Argos research reveals Irish shoppers still favour quality in store experience

-Over a third (33%) of Irish consumers visit their high street/town centre frequently compared to 9.4% who frequently shop on tablet – 2016 Irish consumers are bargain hunters and opportunistic – 63% love the thrill of finding a bargain – It appears Irish mammies don’t know best with only 13% of people trusting their mother’s […]

Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — As recovery continues in West Virginia following devastating flooding, Lowe’s announced today it will donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those affected. Lowe’s is working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities in West Virginia. […]

British Land to sell seven storey building at 334-348 Oxford Street, London to a private investor for £400 million

LONDON, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land announces that it has exchanged contracts for the sale of 334-348 Oxford Street, London to a private investor for £400 million. The asset is a seven storey building located near Bond Street Underground Station in London’s core West End shopping district. The building is let in its […]

Sonic Corp. declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share of common stock

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share of common stock to be paid to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 10, 2016, with a payment date of […]

RILA praised the House Appropriations Subcommittee vote prohibiting NLRB from enforcing several damaging rules

Arlington , VA,, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) praised the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for passing via voice vote its FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill. The appropriations bill as voted on contains specific provisions prohibiting the […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association welcomed the passage of two bills to support innovators

Arlington , VA, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today welcomed the passage of two bills from the House Financial Services Committee designed to help ensure businesses access to capital in the startup phase. Austen Jensen, RILA’s vice president, government affairs issued the following statement. “By alleviating some of the financial challenges […]

Convenience stores sales surged over the first half of 2016 according to NACS survey

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience stores sales surged over the first half of the year as lower gas prices fueled more driving and Americans embraced the continued addition of fresh and healthy food options, according to a survey of convenience retailers released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More […]

Gap Inc. reports of 2% increase in net sales for five-week period ended July 2, 2016 vs. the previous year

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that net sales for the five-week period ended July 2, 2016 increased 2 percent to $1.57 billion compared with net sales of $1.54 billion for the five-week period ended July 4, 2015. “We are pleased to see better performance across the portfolio […]