Macy’s announces the pilot of its mobile web tool “Macy’s On Call”

NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jul. 20, 2016), Macy’s (NYSE:M) announced the pilot of “Macy’s On Call,” a mobile web tool that allows customers to interact with an AI-powered platform via their mobile devices. “Macy’s On Call” taps IBM Watson, via Satisfi, an intelligent engagement platform, to deliver a first-of-its-kind solution that […]

More than 7,000 Amazon employees have participated in its Career Choice Program since inception in July of 2012

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced milestones for its innovative Career Choice Program. The key features of the company’s peculiar Career Choice Program are that it pre-pays 95 percent of the cost of tuition to remove the financial barrier associated with returning to school, makes it easier for employees to participate […]

Starbucks opens its first express store in London’s Canary Wharf

LONDON, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (July 20, 2016), the first Starbucks express store in Europe opens in London’s major business hub, Canary Wharf.  With an open layout, the new store features a walk-through experience and a streamlined menu at an early order point which allows customers to order, pay and pick-up even […]

Louis Vuitton launches new collection of rolling luggage in collaboration with Marc Newson

Louis Vuitton has unveiled  a new collection of rolling luggage created in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson. Amazingly lightweight and sturdy, the new Louis Vuitton luggage is expressly designed for the 21st century traveler. Paris, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Louis Vuitton first made its reputation by creating travel trunks matched to the needs […]

EROSKI ha inaugurado en Binissalem su primera gasolinera de Mallorca

Binissalem, Mallorca,  España, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha inaugurado esta mañana la primera gasolinera de esta cooperativa en Mallorca y segunda en Baleares, ya que la cadena ya cuenta con otra estación de servicio de características similares en Sant Lluís, Menorca. Con estas dos gasolineras, EROSKI es la primera y única cadena de […]

Sainsbury’s tackles banana wastage by trialling loaves of banana bread baked fresh in store

London, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britons are eating an average of three per week, which is 12 kg per year, and rank them as a favourite healthy snack. However, despite our love affair with the banana, we are binning 162 million each year. New research from Sainsbury’s has revealed the nation’s particular preferences are […]

SONIC® Drive-In introduces one-of-a-kind Master Blast flavors blending the perfect combination of sweet and salty

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) introduces a magnetic attraction for your taste buds with one-of-a-kind Master Blast flavors blending the perfect combination of sweet and salty. If you crave the unconventional, these sweet and salty creations are perfect for you. SONIC’s Sweet & Salty Master Blasts® create bold […]

H&M releases For Every Victory campaign film to coincide with new sports-collection

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M’s For Every Victory campaign film celebrates the power of sports and self-belief to transform people’s lives. The film is released to coincide with the For Every Victory sports-collection which is available in stores and online this week. “I truly believe in the power of sports to bring […]

British Land to support the UK entry at the inaugural London Design Biennale to be designed by Barber & Osgerby

London, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land has today announced that it will be supporting the UK entry at the inaugural London Design Biennale, which will be designed by internationally renowned design studio, Barber & Osgerby. The event, taking place at Somerset House from 7th-27th September, will bring together over 30 countries who are […]

NRF: Total spending for K-12 and college is expected to reach $75.8 billion from last year’s $68 billion

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With back-to-school spending on a “stock up” cycle rather than a “make do” cycle, the average family is expected to spend more freely on school and college supplies this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. Total spending for K-12 and […]

Ahold and Delhaize Group expect to complete their intended merger on July 23, 2016

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In line with required notification periods for listing purposes, Ahold and Delhaize Group today announced that they expect to complete their intended merger on July 23, 2016, if regulatory clearance has been obtained from the United States Federal Trade Commission by that date.Subject to completion of the […]

Tractor Supply Company announces financial results for its second quarter ended June 25, 2016

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 25, 2016. Second Quarter Results As previously reported in the Company’s Business Update press release on June 29, 2016, net sales for […]

NACS appoints Kashae Williams as state association advocacy manager

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kashae Williams has joined NACS in the newly created role of state association advocacy manager. She will be responsible for liaising between NACS and state and ethnic-American trade associations that represent convenience and fuel retailers and fuel marketers across the country. Williams will help NACS provide support to […]

Wegmans Food Markets delivers two tractor trailers with 40 pallets of food to FeedMore

ROCHESTER, NY,  2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, two tractor trailers from Wegmans Food Markets will deliver 40 pallets of food to FeedMore. The donation of 35,498 pounds of nonperishable food will include pantry staples like cereal, soup, peanut butter, pasta, canned tuna, canned vegetables, baking ingredients, and meal […]

The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program donates $25,000 to the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program announced today a $25,000 donation to the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, a Detroit-based nonprofit that empowers Detroit youth to be positive and productive members of society through education, athletics, mentorship and intervention. The donation, which was announced during today’s episode […]

PAK’nSAVE donates $5,000 to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PAK’nSAVE has concluded its superhero-themed birthday celebrations by donating $5,000 to one of the country’s most important charities, the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Throughout last week, the home of New Zealand’s lowest prices became the headquarters of Super Stickman and his sidekicks – all in the […]

Foodstuffs North Island Limited appoints David Stewart as General Manager Merchandise

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Limited has announced the appointment of David Stewart as General Manager Merchandise – a transition that follows six successful years as Chief Financial Officer with the co-operative. Foodstuffs North Island’s CEO Chris Quin says Stewart has done an “outstanding job” as a CFO, first […]

Harris Teeter announces opening of its Falls Church, VA location on July 27, 2016

Matthews, NC, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its West Broad location on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8 a.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and in-store sampling. In each of its stores, Harris Teeter strives to offer customers an excellent […]

Hy-Vee, Inc. voluntarily recalls limited quantity of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans due to potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans across its eight-state region due the potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces within the product. The presence of small pieces of plastic and/or metal has the potential […]

Barnes & Noble the most powerful retail brand in Tenet Partners’ 2016 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands Reports

New York, NY , 2016-Jul-22 — /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 it was named the most powerful retail brand in Tenet Partners’ 2016 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands Reports (www.tenetpartners.com). Tenet Partners […]

Food retailer O’KEY Group H1 2016: net retail revenue increased by 10.1% YoY

Moscow, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — O’KEY Group S.A. (LSE: OKEY), one of the largest food retailers in Russia, announces operating results for the Second Quarter and the First Half of 2016. All materials published by the Group are available on its website www.okeyinvestors.ru. Key highlights for Q2 2016:  Group net retail revenue increased […]

London & Cambridge Properties owned The Arcadian to support the Birmingham Comedy Festival

LONDON, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Arcadian owned by LCP is lending its support to the Birmingham Comedy Festival for the fifth consecutive year. One of the city’s most popular annual arts events, the festival runs from Friday October 7 to Sunday October 16, 2016, and will see a host of established and fast-rising […]

NCR and Wells Fargo to cooperate on research and development in ATM and retail banking customer experience

Wells Fargo to tap dedicated NCR R&D resources for reimagined ATM and banking store customer experiences DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced a collaboration agreement with Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) to drive unparalleled consumer innovation and dramatically reinvent self-service technology in Wells Fargo’s retail stores. As part of the […]

Almeera Donates QR300,000 to Qatar Charity

QATAR, 2016-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since the beginning of the this year, the value of donations collected from the remaining dirhams while purchasing at Almeera branches, reached approximately QR 75,000 donated to Qatar Charity. While the total value of donations since activating the dirhams donation service (through cashiers at 41 Almeera branches in Qatar) […]