METRO Cash & Carry partners with UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) to combat hunger around the world

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO Cash & Carry has entered into a global partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations agency mandated to combat hunger around the world. This is an opportunity for METRO to help WFP advance towards the second of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: to “end […]

Amazon.com will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas; 1,000 full-time roles will be created

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility, the second large-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles. In addition to the new fulfillment center in Wyandotte County and […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on compensation, Bean Stock, enhanced health care benefits, scheduling commitments, and dress code changes

Seattle, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz sent the following message to all U.S. partners (employees) the morning of July 11, 2016, sharing new developments regarding compensation, Bean Stock, enhanced health care benefits, scheduling commitments, and dress code changes. Dear partners, On Friday, I wrote you that I was at a […]

Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato: Starbucks’ first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk

Seattle, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since Starbucks first introduced coconut milk as an option for its handcrafted beverages, customers have embraced its rich, creamy flavor with hot, iced and blended customized drinks. Now Starbucks is introducing Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk. The beverage will […]

Starbucks introduces the Teavana® Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea

Seattle, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is offering a new Teavana iced tea for the warm, sunny days ahead. Starting tomorrow (July 12), participating stores in the United States and Canada will introduce the Teavana® Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea. “Summer is a time to connect with friends and family and spend quality time together,” said Melynda […]

Tesco customers will be able to earn double Clubcard points, 15 -18 July

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today announced that from 15 -18 July, customers will be able to earn double Clubcard points in store, online (across Grocery Online, Tesco Direct and Wine by the Case) and at its petrol filling stations, helping customer’s points grow faster. The move will see customers earn two […]

Waitrose to move its payment terms for all UK small food producers to a maximum of seven days

LONDON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is to move its payment terms for all UK small food producers to a maximum of seven days. The step, which will be phased in over the next two months, follows an internal review of payment terms for smaller suppliers and will mean that the supermarket now offers […]

Spectacular show in Rome for Fendi’s 90th anniversary

Fendi celebrated its 90th anniversary with a spectacular show in Rome, its home city, presenting a collection created by Karl Lagerfeld in a fairy tale décor at the Trevi Fountain. ROME, Italy, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fendi opened its first store in Rome in 1926. Ninety years later, the Italian House is celebrating […]

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will issue 4Q2016 financial results on July 12, 2016

Laval, Canada, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.A ATD.B), will be issuing on July 12th, 2016 the financial results for its fourth quarter of 2016. Therefore, Couche-Tard invites analysts known to the Corporation to send their two questions to its management before 11:00 AM (DST) on July 12th, 2016. Financial analysts […]

Arts and crafts specialty retailer, Michaels unveiled a new, free loyalty program

IRVING, Texas, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, Michaels, today unveiled a new, free loyalty program designed to deliver exciting and customized benefits for Michaels’ customers.  As part of the new, experience-focused program, Michaels Rewards, customers will receive member-only offers tailored to their interests, receipt-free returns, access to […]

British Land and Oxford Properties: The Leadenhall Building is now fully let

London, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land and Oxford Properties announce today that The Leadenhall Building is fully let. Current customers Kames Capital, MS Amlin and Rothesay Life have committed to take the last remaining three floors, with two of the three transactions completing since the EU Referendum on 23 June. Kames Capital, […]

Retail co-operatives across Manitoba help Co-op members and customers Recycle Everywhere

Manitoba, Canada, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail co-operatives across Manitoba are helping Co-op members and customers Recycle Everywhere. The award-winning recycling program, which is administered by the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association, now has a presence in all 43 retail co-operatives in the province. “Co-op is pleased to partner with CBCRA and bring Recycle […]

Greenpeace ranked Inditex at the top of its Detox Catwalk 2016 classification

The report, compiled by Greenpeace, places the company “ahead of the field” in responsible garment production Arteixo, ESPAÑA, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Greenpeace has ranked Inditex at the top of its Detox Catwalk 2016 classification, which selects and rates the garment makers it sees as deploying standard-setting practices in the use of sustainable chemical […]

DDR Board member Thomas F. August named President & Chief Executive Officer

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) announced today that DDR Board member Thomas F. August was named President & Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The appointment of Mr. August follows the termination of David J. Oakes as President & Chief Executive Officer and as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Oakes’ […]

Whole Foods Market to open its new 50,000-square-foot Santa Clara store on July 26

EMERYVILLE, Calif., 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market opens its new 50,000-square-foot Santa Clara store July 26 at 2732 Augustine Drive (corner of Scott & Bowers). Santa Clara Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor will join the company to host a bread-breaking ceremony for the store and ribbon cutting for Santa Clara Square Marketplace at […]

Best Buy named to the FTSE4Good Index for its sustainability efforts

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy has again been recognized for its sustainability efforts by being named to the FTSE4Good Index for the third year in a row. The index includes publicly traded companies with strong environmental, social and governance practices. FTSE4Good Indices are used by socially responsible investors and other stakeholders to […]

7‑Eleven to set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to reduce its environmental footprint

IRVING, Texas, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc., the world’s largest convenience retailer, is working with Conservation International (CI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet through science, policy and partnerships, to set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to reduce its environmental footprint. 7‑Eleven’s CSR mission […]

Hearn Kirkwood: Voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad”

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hearn Kirkwood is initiating a voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may […]

Continental Mills recalls only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continental Mills has issued a recall affecting only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which involves product manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016.  The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by […]

USDA’s FSIS to begin sharing new levels of food safety data specific to slaughter and processing facilities on Data.gov

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it will soon begin sharing new levels of food safety data specific to slaughter and processing facilities in the United States, on Data.gov. The agency has detailed its framework for releasing this data in […]

General Mills: Voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016. This product is available exclusively at Whole Foods. The recall is being issued as a precaution after the producer of frozen peas […]

Free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes at all PetSmart PetsHotel locations on National Ice Cream Day

PHOENIX, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second year in a row, PetSmart is helping pups and their pet parents beat the heat on National Ice Cream Day with free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes at all PetSmart PetsHotel locations on Sunday, July 17. Compliments of PetSmart PetsHotels, pet parents can bring best friends in […]