Staples volunteers to participate in reading sessions with local youth as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Summer Brain Gain program

ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are teaming up this summer to help prevent summer learning loss for thousands of kids and teens. To celebrate National Summer Learning Day on July 14th, over 150 Staples volunteers in 17 communities including Boston, New York, and […]

SPAR Austria opens new state-of-the-art logistics centre in Ebergassing, Austria

The existing SPAR warehouse located in the town of St. Polten had become too small to efficiently supply the growing number of SPAR stores in Vienna. Recognizing that this would only become more difficult over time, SPAR Austria invested in a new state-of-the-art logistics centre in the area of Ebergassing (Lower Austria) in co-operation with the Austrian logistics […]

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalls 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, heat treated, not […]

Schnucks: Continental Mills recalls Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continental Mills is recalling Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and […]

Introducing Torque Control Cordless Angle Wrenches from Express Assembly Products

Nashua, NH, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Express Assembly Products has extended it cordless Li-ion battery torque line with two new Angle Torque Wrenches. Our new Angle Torque Wrenches have brushless motors for more power, high precision full auto shut-off clutches for torque accuracy and improved battery life, adjustable angle heads for ease of use, […]

Schnucks: General Mills recalls two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes due to flour containing E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour containing E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. […]

Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CHOKLAND MÖRK, CHOKLAND MÖRK 70%, CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR, CHOKLAD NÖT, GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT, GODIS CHOKLADRAN and CHOKLAD LJUS, are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond. “All Best Before Dates,” Sold from April 30, 2015 to July 1, 2016. IKEA had samples of chocolate analyzed and found […]

Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if […]

Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI is recalling two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader that were sold to foodservice distributors because one of our suppliers recalled an ingredient used in our mix for the potential presence of E. coli O121. Kerry Inc. was notified by our supplier that two […]

This summer Stater Bros. Markets will reduce its lighting energy use by 50% in all its supermarkets

San Bernardino, California, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For over 80 years, Stater Bros. Markets has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves and is furthering its commitment to those valued communities by voluntarily reducing lighting energy use by 50% in all 168 Stater Bros. supermarket locations during summer months. This reduction […]

Sprouts Farmers Market to issue financial results for second quarter ended July 3, 2016 on August 4, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz., 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today announced it will issue financial results for the second quarter ended July 3, 2016 before the market opens on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Following the release, Sprouts management will conduct a conference call at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10:00 a.m. EDT) to discuss […]

Kroger CEO Bob Mariano to retire effective September 1

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the retirement of Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano, effective September 1, after which he will serve as Strategic Adviser to Kroger and Roundy’s for two years. Don Rosanova, president of Mariano’s, and Michael Marx, president of Roundy’s Supermarkets Wisconsin, will continue to serve […]

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. to release its second quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it will release its second quarter 2016 results after the market closes on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day.  The conference call will be broadcast live over […]

Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce

Following an FASFC inspection, La William has asked all its customers to return its Curry 300 ml sauce with minimum shelf life date of 10/09/2017 to the store. Halle, Belgium, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The microbiological quality of the product in question cannot be fully guaranteed until the shelf life date specified on […]

UK retail sales decreased by 0.5% in June 2016 YoY – BRC / KPMG

London, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium. “Retail sales grew in June, albeit with total growth slowing to 0.2 per cent. While sales did slow towards the end of the month, it is too early to define this as a trend. The month outturn was predominantly driven by a […]

BRC – KPMG: Online sales of Non-Food products in UK grew 9.0% YoY

LONDON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium. “Online sales growth slowed to 9 per cent this month. While lower than last month’s growth it remains a solid performance, considering that June 2015 had recorded the best growth of that year. Online sales grew across all categories except Footwear and […]

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) expressed strong opposition to any effort to repeal debit swipe fee reforms

Arlington , VA, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter to leaders of the House Financial Services Committee, more than 100 other businesses, including many members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) expressed strong opposition to any effort to repeal debit swipe fee reforms. Swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment, […]

El jurado del “Premio EROSKI de la Juventud” estará formado por 300 jóvenes entre 18 y 25 años

Donostia-San Sebastián, España, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha alcanzado un acuerdo de colaboración con el Festival de San Sebastián para patrocinar el Premio EROSKI de la Juventud en la próxima edición del Festival. “El carácter participativo del premio, abierto a la ciudadanía y a las nuevas generaciones es muy coherente con nuestra identidad […]

Delhaize Group and Ahold merger expect completion before the end of July

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group and Ahold today announced that their United States subsidiaries have reached agreements with buyers to divest a total of 86 stores in a limited number of locations in which the companies’ U.S. subsidiaries both operate. These divestments are being made in connection with the United States […]

Ahold announces €1 billion capital repayment and reverse stock split to take place on July 15, 2016 after close of NYSE trading hours

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today provided further details on the €1 billion capital repayment and reverse stock split, prior to completion of the intended merger with Delhaize Group. The capital repayment, announced on June 24, 2015, was approved by Ahold’s shareholders on March 14, 2016. Ahold and Delhaize Group continue […]

Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores

Seattle, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — On July 12, Starbucks made a small price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores. Depending on the market, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee, and 10 to 30 cents on espresso beverages and tea lattes. We expect the average customer ticket […]

Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China

SHANGHAI, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its continuous investments to deliver an exceptional customer experience in China, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the launch of the Starbucks mobile payment experience aimed at providing My Starbucks Rewards® (MSR) members access to a fast, seamless and convenient way to pay for purchases, using their pre-loaded Starbucks […]

Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu

Seattle, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summer is in full swing at Starbucks, with refreshing new beverages and treats at participating stores in the United States and Canada. Starting today (July 12), customers can enjoy the new sweetly tart Teavana® Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea or the new Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first […]

Lidl awarded ‘Supermarket of the Year’ at this year’s Good Houskeeping Food Awards

LONDON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lidl has triumphed at this year’s Good Houskeeping Food Awards, walking away with the coveted title of ‘Supermarket of the Year’ at the ceremony last night. The award, voted for by readers of the magazine, has been running for over a decade, with Waitrose consistently walking away with the […]

NRF and Hackett Associates report: Import cargo volume to increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season, then see a larger wave in late summer and fall for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released […]

Forever 21 partners with Vision Street Wear on an exclusive 17-piece capsule apparel collection

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the world’s largest and most recognized independent fashion retailers, has partnered with Vision Street Wear, the original skate and street wear brand, on an exclusive 17-piece capsule collection of apparel for women and men. “Vision is one of the originators of street wear,” […]

Intershop Commerce Suite ranked number three in Gartner’s ‘Critical Capabilities for Digital Commerce’ report

Jena, Germany, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop has been recognized for its ability to meet leading-edge market requirements in the newly published ‘Critical Capabilities for Digital Commerce’ by Gartner for its Commerce Suite. The document evaluated 19 vendors’ digital commerce platforms using 14 critical product capabilities and five use cases to assist IT leaders […]

NACS survey: Overall consumer optimism about the U.S. economy increased three points to 47% in July

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism increased to its highest level since March as gas prices reversed a four-month climb and dropped 12 cents per gallon last month, according to the latest national consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Overall consumer optimism about the U.S. economy increased […]

CarMax now hiring more than 130 associates for its second store in the Bay Area

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring more than 130 associates for the company’s second store in the Bay Area. The store is scheduled to open in November 2016 at 44100 Christy Street and will stock 200 to 300 used vehicles […]

CarMax now hiring more than 40 associates for its new store in Maple Shade, NJ

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring more than 40 associates for the company’s new store in Maple Shade, NJ. The store is scheduled to open in September 2016 at 531 Route 38 West. This location is CarMax’s 2nd store in […]