GGP reaffirms its industry-leading role as an environmentally responsible business in its 2016 sustainability report

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP, the owner and operator of 128 high-quality retail properties in the United States, released its annual sustainability report which reaffirms its industry-leading role as an environmentally responsible business and showcases the impacts of its efforts. The company’s sustainability strategy includes programs in areas such as operations and efficiencies, […]

Whole Foods Market announces the opening of its newest store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 26

BROOKLYN, N.Y., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest store on Tuesday, July 26 at 9 AM in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (238 Bedford Ave.). The highly anticipated Williamsburg store will be Brooklyn’s second Whole Foods Market location, featuring […]

Whole Foods Market and PBS KIDS to bring “Wild Kratts” inspired products to stores across the U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas , 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is partnering with PBS KIDS’ top-rated show, “Wild Kratts,” to bring series-inspired products to stores across the U.S. Beginning this month, Whole Foods Market will offer a variety of new products, including: Wild Kratts Organic Creature Crackers, Wild Kratts Creature Power Multi-Vitamin Gummies, Wild […]

Audrey Louise Reynolds debuts her sustainable dyes at Whole Foods Market Williamsburg opening July 26, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dubbed “the fashion world’s artisanal dyer,” by The New York Times, Audrey Louise Reynolds is making her sustainable dyes available for purchase for the first time ever at Whole Foods Market Williamsburg (238 Bedford Ave.), opening Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:00AM. ALR Dyes, which Reynolds’ makes by […]

JCPenney launches new back-to-school multimedia marketing campaign

PLANO, Texas , 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — This back-to-school season, JCPenney has curated the best assortment of trend-right apparel, shoes and accessories so every kid can start the new school year with a look that’s #SoWorthIt. “So You. So Worth It” is the inspirational tagline behind the Company’s new back-to-school multimedia marketing campaign, debuting […]

PREIT announces the grand opening of Primark at its Willow Grove Park Mall in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — PREIT (NYSE: PEI) today announced the grand opening of Primark, a leading European fashion retailer, at its Willow Grove Park Mall in the Philadelphia suburb of Willow Grove, PA. This is the second Primark location in the Philadelphia region and the fifth in the Northeastern United States. Primark […]

CBRE awarded the 2016 Digie award for the “Best Use of Automation for Property Management” for its CORE Asset Services operating platform

Los Angeles, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE was awarded the 2016 Digie award for the “Best Use of Automation for Property Management” by Realcomm, a worldwide research and event company focused on real estate technology, for its CORE Asset Services operating platform.Using the CORE platform, Property Managers can quickly assess and track Key Performance […]

Best Buy features comedian Adam Devine in its new back-to-school ad campaign

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy has launched a new back-to-school ad campaign that features comedian, actor and producer Adam Devine in a series of educational and humorous TV, digital and social spots. Each element highlights a common scenario students face, and shows how to navigate awkward and difficult college tasks. Devine […]

PetSmart to host The Secret Life of Pets -themed in-store event on July 23

PHOENIX, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the tail of the record-setting box office launch weekend success of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’The Secret Life of Pets, PetSmart, the exclusive pet-specialty retailer for the film, is bringing to life the adventures of Max and his friends with a free, open-to-the-public event this Saturday, July 23, […]

New Chick-fil-A restaurant in Vancouver, Washington to open for business in late summer 2016

ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local resident and entrepreneur John Dombroski has been named franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Vancouver, Wash. With the restaurant slated to open for business in late summer 2016, Dombroski will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing more than 100 full- and part-time team members, cultivating […]

Week three of the Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble celebration will include the massively popular Comic Convention Collectibles

New York, NY, 2016-Jul-20 — /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 that week three of the Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com/getpop-cultured) celebration will include the massively popular Comic Convention Collectibles, which will […]

Kroger: Marlene Stewart to succeed Bill Breetz as Houston division President

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the retirement of Houston division President Bill Breetz, and the promotion of Marlene Stewart to succeed him. Ms. Stewart currently serves as president of the company’s Dillons division. Colleen Juergensen will succeed Ms. Stewart as president of Dillons. Ms. Juergensen currently […]

Diebold declares third quarter cash dividend of 28.75 cents per share on all common shares

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The board of directors of Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today declared a third quarter cash dividend of 28.75 cents per share on all common shares. The dividend is payable on Wednesday, Aug. 3 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Wednesday, July 27. About Diebold […]

Dunkin’ K-Cup® pods among the Rising Stars in Food & Beverage according to IRI Market Advantage market research

CANTON, MA, ORRVILLE, OH and WATERBURY, VT, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN,) The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that more than 300 million Dunkin’ K-Cup® pods were sold in the first year since being made available at retail outlets […]

Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season

DALLAS, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that every Dallas teacher-led project posted on DonorsChoose.org received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million U.S. students. As part […]

Zalando 2Q2016: group revenues up to by 24-26% vs 2Q2015

BERLIN, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, grew group revenues in the second quarter of 2016 to EUR 909-924 million or by 24-26% (Q2 2015: 733 million), according to preliminary figures. Zalando expects to achieve an adjusted EBIT of EUR 68-88 million, corresponding to an adjusted EBIT margin […]

SPAR International partners with conglomerate Max Group LLC to open its first stores in Mongolia

AMSTERDAM, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has announced a new partnership with conglomerate Max Group LLC, to open its first stores in Mongolia. The partnership, which will see up to 60 SPAR-branded multi-format stores in Mongolia by 2020, was made at an official signing ceremony which took […]

Kmart brings back No Money Down Layaway this school year

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — This school year, students are giving Kmart high marks for its ridiculously awesome selection of character backpacks, brightly printed lunch box kits, graphic tees, new exclusive Risewear™ gym shoes and more, all while parents are thrilled that they can budget better thanks to the return of No […]

McDonald’s will award five college-bound Hispanic high school seniors a $100,000 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship

OAK BROOK, IL, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — To continue being part of the solution to close the education gap for Hispanic students in the U.S., Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), with the exclusive support of McDonald’s Hispanic owner/operators, will award five college-bound Hispanic high school seniors a $100,000 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship, increasing McDonald’s annual […]

The Save Mart Companies: voluntarily recall of PF Chang’s Home Menu

Modesto, CA, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following PF Chang’s Home Menu Meals products are being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution due to the potential presence of foreign material contamination in a sauce ingredient: Product Name & Size UPC Size Lot Code Best By Date P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Spicy […]

Theo Chocolate of Seattle: voluntarily recall of 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars

Seattle, Washington, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Theo Chocolate of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Salted Almond […]

Faribault Foods, Inc.: voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Faribault Foods, Inc. of Faribault, MN, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans due to the potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces within the product. This voluntary recall covers one specific production code and was distributed under the following […]

Baskin-Robbins announces $1.31 Ice Cream Scoops on July 31

CANTON, Mass.,2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, will end National Ice Cream Month on a sweet note by offering guests a special deal on their favorite ice cream flavors on the last day of the month. On Sunday, July 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide, guests […]

Accenture research: retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth

NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth. The findings highlight the need for retailers to become more agile – constantly learning about their customers and flexing to deliver relevant, engaging and useful interactions with […]

Ross Stores opened 24 Ross Dress for Less® and seven dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores nationwide during June and July

DUBLIN, Calif. 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ross Stores today announced the opening of 24 Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”) and seven dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores across 15 different states in June and July. These new locations are part of the Company’s 2016 expansion plans to add approximately 70 Ross and 20 dd’s DISCOUNTS locations throughout […]

Schnucks warns customers of recalled ConAgra Foods’ select P.F. Chang’s frozen meals due to possible contamination of small metal fragments

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods has recalled select P.F. Chang’s frozen meals because the products may contain small metal fragments which could be embedded in the sauce contained in frozen meals. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries from consumption. Schnucks customers are urged to check […]

Starbucks expands its comprehensive health care offering for all eligible U.S. partners (employees)

The expanded health care offering will provide more choice, cost savings and dedicated support while the company continues to fund approximately 70 percent of premium costs SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its long history of providing industry-leading benefits, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it will expand its comprehensive health care […]

Carrefour Summerdrive returns for the 3rd year with a new application, Bip Bip

BELGIUM, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — This 3rd edition of Summerdrive is marked by the desire to reach out even further to the customer, in particular by offering more delivery possibilities with the new application, Bip Bip. To do so, Summerdrive has hired a dozen people to simplify customers’ life this summer. As in […]

Waitrose to remove microbeads in its cosmetic products and to change the stems of its own label cotton buds to paper by September 2016

LONDON, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The retailer has pledged that by September 2016  no branded cosmetic products will contain microbeads. (The retailer’s own label range of beauty products has never contained any microbeads.) One of the most commonly bought health and beauty items will also get a facelift in order to cut down on […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Emart Company Ltd to create Boots branded pharmacy-led, health and beauty retail franchise in South Korea

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, today announced that it has signed an agreement to form a franchise partnership with Emart Company Ltd (a member of Shinsegae Group), South Korea’s number one hypermarket retailer. Together, they will create a Boots […]