Second round of the METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars starts in Berlin on 12 September

Berlin, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is entering its second round. This time, more than 600 start-up teams from 65 countries have submitted an application for one of the ten coveted spots at the METRO Accelerator in Berlin, a roughly 20 per cent increase on last year’s submissions. […]

Nordstrom declares quarterly dividend of 37 cents per share

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today (Aug. 17, 2016) that its board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of 37 cents per share payable on September 13, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 29, 2016. About Nordstrom Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty […]

Amazon announces new Original children’s album, Dream Too Much from Evanescence lead vocalist Amy Lee

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 17, 2016) announced a new Amazon Original children’s album, Dream Too Much, from Amy Lee—the GRAMMY award-winning co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. The album, which features 12 newly recorded songs, including seven originals and five popular covers, will be available for Prime […]

Craftsman® brand hosts Craftsman Club 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Craftsman Club, the brand’s free membership community that gives tool enthusiasts access to exclusive deals, projects, expert tips, shop talk and amazing live events, will turn 25 in October 2016. To celebrate, America’s most trusted tool brand is partnering with NBC Sports® to reward its members with […]

The Home Depot® Foundation announces relief grants of $700,000 for disaster assistance in Louisiana

ATLANTA, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® Foundation today (Aug 17, 2016) announced relief grants totaling $700,000 for disaster assistance in Louisiana and other Gulf communities impacted by recent flooding. The financial contributions include $500,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) as part of the company’s previous $1 million donation to the ARC, […]

CVS Health announces availability of opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone without prescription at all its Pharmacies in Colorado

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Colorado. CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Colorado that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the […]

NRF: families only halfway done although back-to-school shopping started earlier this year

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Although back-to-school shopping started earlier this year, families are slowly tackling their supplies lists. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 has completed almost half (48 percent) of their shopping as of early August, […]

Intershop Communications AG and Microsoft announce development of innovative cloud-based e-commerce offering

Jena, Germany, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG and Microsoft have today announced the development of an innovative cloud-based e-commerce offering. This means that the Intershop Commerce Management will provide customers with a leading e-commerce technology as a scalable solution in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Microsoft will simultaneously support Intershop in seamless integration […]

L Brands, Inc. announces 2Q2016 results

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) today (Aug. 17, 2016) reported 2016 second quarter results. Second Quarter Results Earnings per share for the second quarter ended July 30, 2016 , were $0.87 compared to $0.68 for the quarter ended Aug. 1 , 2015.  Second quarter operating income increased 1 percent […]

The Children’s Place declares quarterly dividend

SECAUCUS, N.J., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Place, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCE),the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend. Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The continuation of the quarterly dividend is a further reflection of our confidence in […]

Wegmans offer employer on-site flu clinics to provide flu shots to employees

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With fall right around the corner, employers may see an increase in absenteeism as employees battle illness this flu season. According to Flu.gov, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu, equating to approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. While it’s […]

Southeastern Grocers to work with American Red Cross to support Louisiana flood victims

JACKSONVILLE, Fl, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — As communities across Louisiana and Mississippi struggle through historic flooding, Southeastern Grocers would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to those fighting during this flood, working in recovery and to those who have lost loved ones. Southeastern Grocers’ 4,400 Winn-Dixie associates in Louisiana are working hard to keep as […]

Whole Foods Market to open its newly relocated Wynnewood, Pennsylvania store on Sept. 14

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, will open the doors on its newly relocated Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, store on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The new store includes an additional 19,549 square feet of retail space and enhancements for shoppers, including a full-service juice and coffee bar, a significantly expanded […]

Rite Aid and EnvisionRx announce availability of Rx90 program focused on improving medication adherence and health outcomes

CAMP HILL, Pa. and TWINSBURG, Ohio, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid, one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains, and EnvisionRx, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division of EnvisionRxOptions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid, announced today the availability of Rx90, a new program focused on improving medication adherence and health outcomes […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announces plans for accelerated growth and financial expectations beyond 2017

PLANO, Texas, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — At its 2016 analyst meeting in Las Colinas, Texas, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today presented a three-year plan for accelerated growth and outlined its financial expectations for improved performance beyond 2017. “Since becoming CEO a year ago, the team and I have made considerable progress […]

Dollar General to serve as the title sponsor of the Mobile, Alabama bowl game

Mobile, Alabama, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (August 17, 2016), bowl officials announced Dollar General will serve as the title sponsor of the Mobile, Alabama bowl game. Played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, the Dollar General Bowl will feature teams from the Mid-American and Sun Belt Conferences.  The 2016 Dollar General Bowl will […]

Meijer to welcome an estimated 40,000 incoming college freshmen during its “Meijer Mania”

Meijer to welcome an estimated 40,000 incoming college freshmen during its during “Meijer Mania”   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Midwest retailer Meijer is getting ready to welcome an estimated 40,000 incoming college freshmen as they head to campus this fall during widely-popular shopping parties dubbed “Meijer Mania.” The annual Back-to-College events […]

Publix Super Markets launches its first blog site — The Publix Checkout, blog.publix.com

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets extended the company’s online social presence earlier this month with a soft launch of the company’s first blog site for engaging with customers — The Publix Checkout, blog.publix.com. Blog posts will range in topic from delicious recipes, community initiatives and sustainability ideas to holiday entertaining, […]

7‑Eleven opens its 60,000th store

7‑Eleven opens its 60,000th store   IRVING, TEXAS, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc., the largest convenience retail chain in the world, recently celebrated the opening of its 60,000th store. 7‑Eleven® started out as Southland Ice Company in Oak Cliff, Texas, 89 years ago in 1927. In 1946, with stores open from 7 am […]

Best Buy celebrates turning 50 with a 50-hour sale featuring 50 Black Friday-like deals on latest technology

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy is turning 50, and to celebrate, we’re throwing a birthday bash for you, our customers. The party kicks off tonight with a 50-hour sale featuring 50 Black Friday-like deals on the latest technology. Find great prices on everything from MacBook Pro computers and 4K UHD TVs, […]

BILLA frisch gekocht Kids: Neuer Look für Österreichs beliebtestes Kundenmagazin für die kleinen Kunden

Wiener Neudorf, Austria, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — BILLA frisch gekocht Kids erstrahlt in neuem Look. Wie gewohnt wird auch in Zukunft Kochen für und mit Kindern im Fokus des Magazins stehen. Kinderleichte Rezepte – Kochen mit Kids Seit Jahren bietet das BILLA frisch gekocht Kids jeden Monat eine Vielzahl an Rezepten mit denen Kindern […]

PetSmart announces the opening of its new concept store in Oceanside, New York — the PetSmart Pet Spa

PHOENIX, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart is pleased to announce the grand opening this Saturday of its new concept store, the PetSmart Pet Spa in Oceanside, New York. The new store by North America’s largest pet specialty retailer features innovative elements aimed at offering an enhanced pet lifestyle customer experience and is intended to […]

The Defense Commissary Agency’s 2015 Best Commissary Award winners announced

FORT LEE, Va, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency’s 2015 Best Commissary Award winners are Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida; U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy, and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. “These commissaries deserve our highest praise,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA […]

Commissary starts this year’s fall case lot sales

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart military shoppers know the commissary has the lowest prices in town. And the really smart ones know that for a few days twice a year, stateside commissaries take savings to another level with their Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales. The sales take place each spring and […]

AmRest Central to develop, own and operate Pizza Hut restaurants in Central and Eastern Europe

Wroclaw, Poland, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — AmRest Holdings SE („AmRest”, “the Company”) (WSE: EAT), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe, announced signing on August 15th, 2016 the Master Franchise Agreement (“MFA”) and Development Agreement (“DA”) (collectively: the “Agreements”) with Pizza Hut Europe Sarl (US Branch) (“PH Europe”). The Agreements determine the […]

Amazon announces Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan to debut on Amazon Prime Video

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 16, 2016) announced it has green lit Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan from Paramount and Skydance Television, to debut on Amazon Prime Video. The one-hour, 10-episode dramatic series is slated to star John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office) as Jack Ryan and is projected to shoot in […]