Who knew throwing ice cream at customers would actually make them smile?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Who knew throwing ice cream at customers would actually make them smile? Ice Cream crew members at Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery/international/index.html.com) have been doing just that. Add in a little song and dance and you’ve got the Cold Stone Creamery recipe for happiness. When customers walk into a […]

Staples committed to doing its part to end the gender wage gap

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Staples(NASDAQ: SPLS) is showing its committed to doing its part to end the gender wage gap and advancing women in the workplace by becoming the biggest retailer to join a consortium of […]

Carrefour and Edenred launch Carrefour Ticket Xpress® in Taiwan

Carrefour and Edenred launch Carrefour Ticket Xpress® in Taiwan   Taiwan, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Aiming at Taiwan’s blooming mobile commerce, Carrefour and Edenred jointly launched Carrefour Ticket Xpress® in Taiwan, the very first digital voucher service of Carrefour group worldwide. With Carrefour Taiwan’s huge customer base and the wide adoption by local partners […]

Carrefour launches sustainable farming platform in partnership with Agrotools to monitor fresh beef purchases

Carrefour launches sustainable farming platform in partnership with Agrotools to monitor fresh beef purchases   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The system will monitor all purchases of fresh beef destined for national consumption. It will limit the social and environmental risks in the supply chain. The announcement was made at an event named […]

RioCan REIT successfully completes issuance of $250 million principal amount of Series X senior unsecured debentures

TORONTO, ONTARIO, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) (TSX:REI.UN) announced today (Aug. 26, 2016) that it has successfully completed its issuance of $250 million principal amount of Series X senior unsecured debentures (the “Debentures”). The agency syndicate was co-led by RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities and BMO Capital Markets. The […]

Carrefour calls for applications for the Food Waste Challenge

Carrefour calls for applications for the Food Waste Challenge   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour, a partner in the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris, is launching a call for applications from innovative businesses and startups that have developed solutions to help combat food waste: the Food Waste Challenge. The initiatives proposed […]

Amazon launches car research destination and automotive community Amazon Vehicles

Amazon launches car research destination and automotive community Amazon Vehicles   SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 25, 2016) announced Amazon Vehicles, a car research destination and automotive community that makes it easy for customers to get the information they need when shopping for vehicles, parts, and accessories. With Amazon Vehicles, customers […]

Amazon to open its eighth Texas fulfillment center in Coppell

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today (Aug. 25, 2016) announced plans to open its eighth Texas fulfillment center in Coppell. Amazon currently employs more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates at its five current Texas fulfillment centers and plans to create hundreds more full-time positions at this second Coppell location. Elsewhere in […]

Macy’s, Inc. declares regular quarterly dividend of 37.75 cents per share on its common stock

CINCINNATI, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Aug. 26, 2016) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.75 cents per share on Macy’s common stock, payable Oct. 3, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sep. 15, 2016. Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in […]

The Kroger Co. to host Q2 conference call on Friday, September 9, 2016

CINCINNATI, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will host a conference call with investors on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. (ET) to discuss financial results for the second quarter 2016. The presentation will be broadcast online at ir.kroger.com. Click on “Quarterly Results” to access the event. An on-demand replay […]

Starbucks rolls out Starbucks® FoodShare program

  Seattle, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is rolling out Starbucks® FoodShare, a program to donate ready-to-eat meals to food banks from its U.S. company-operated stores, two years ahead of schedule. When announcing the program in March, the company planned to complete the rollout of the program across its 7,600 company-operated stores by 2021. Now the […]

SPAR Russia reports 19% growth in sales last year

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Russia showed remarkable resilience last year, achieving an overall growth in sales of 19% which was above industry average in the market. The continued development has seen the expansion of the brand into new territories as well as the introduction of a wider range of formats […]

Sainsbury’s to introduce 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores

Sainsbury’s to introduce 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores   LONDON, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s will be introducing 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores and will be bringing on board three small Scottish breweries – West Brewery, Tempest and Isle of Skye. The […]

eBay.it launches appeal page to help raise funds for earthquake survivors in Central Italy

eBay.it launches appeal page to help raise funds for earthquake survivors in Central Italy   San Jose, California, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay.it has launched an appeal page to help raise funds for the survivors of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck Central Italy this week. At least 268 people are now known to have died […]

NCR Corporation announced new next-generation consulting services for the financial services, retail and hospitality industries

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (August 25, 2016 ) announced a new set of next-generation consulting services for the financial services, retail and hospitality industries. The new practices advance NCR’s leadership in consulting services for omni-channel transformation and integration, and complement NCR’s […]

Ticket Utils becomes part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub organization

San Jose, California, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has completed the acquisition of Ticket Utils, a leading independent provider of software that helps large ticket sellers manage inventory and distribution.  Ticket Utils has become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub organization, supporting StubHub’s efforts to ensure that sellers have effective tools to improve their selling experience. […]

New Argos digital store opens inside Sainsbury’s supermarket in Hazel Grove

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — A brand new Argos digital store opened today (26/08/2016) inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Hazel Grove, London Road, Stockport bringing extra choice and convenience to customers in the area. The new digital store has created 20 local jobs and follows the success of the 10 stores opened within Sainsbury’s […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to purchase AmerisourceBergen common stock by exercising 2nd tranche of warrants

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (25 August 2016) announced that it had agreed with AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) to amend the second tranche of warrants held by Walgreens Boots Alliance to purchase AmerisourceBergen common stock, so as to permit the immediate exercise of these warrants. The warrants […]

LVMH: TAG Heuer partners with China’s Mars Exploration Program

LVMH: TAG Heuer partners with China’s Mars Exploration Program   PARIS, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — TAG Heuer has announced its partnership with China’s Mars Exploration Program at an official press conference in Beijing. The Swiss watchmaker renews its links with the conquest of space after having been the first Swiss watch in space in […]

Denise Paulonis named Executive VP – Chief Financial Officer at The Michaels Companies effective August 29, 2016

IRVING, Texas, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the company’s previously announced CFO succession plan, The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIK) today (Aug. 25, 2016) named Denise Paulonis Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, effective August 29, 2016. Ms. Paulonis, currently Senior Vice President – Finance, succeedsChuck Sonsteby, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial […]

British Land launches “Eats from the Street 2016”

British Land launches “Eats from the Street 2016” London, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land has launched ‘Eats from the Street 2016’ which sees the company’s restored red Route master bus, complete with a ‘green’ engine, visit 10 retail assets as part of its place making strategy to create Places People Prefer. This will […]

SpartanNash announces the appointment of Tammy Hurley as Chief Accounting Officer

Byron Center, MI, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) announced today (Aug 26th, 2016) that Tammy Hurley, SpartanNash Vice President, Finance has been named Chief Accounting Officer. The Board of Directors approved this appointment at its quarterly meeting. Ms. Hurley joined SpartanNash in 2001 as Controller, and was promoted in 2002 to Director […]

MIGROS RUFT VIER GORGONZOLA-PRODUKTE ZURÜCK

MIGROS RUFT VIER GORGONZOLA-PRODUKTE ZURÜCK   Zürich, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bei Stichprobenkontrollen von Gorgonzola Selezione Reale 200 g des Lieferanten Cetra wurden krankheitserregende Listerien nachgewiesen. Eine Gesundheitsgefährdung kann nicht ausgeschlossen werden. Aus Sicherheitsgründen ruft die Migros vorsorglich vier Gorgonzola-Produkte des Lieferanten Cetra zurück. Der Rückruf betrifft folgende Produkte: Artikelbezeichnung Artikel-Nr. Preis neu CHF […]

NRF welcomes release of online sales tax bill by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (August 25, 2016) welcomed the release of draft online sales tax legislation by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., saying action is needed to break Congress’ years-long deadlock on the issue. “We hope this move will bring the attention needed to get Congress to […]

RILA comments on Judiciary Committee Chairman’s proposal, The Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016

Arlington , VA, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), issued the following statement in response to legislative language released today (8/25/2016) by U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Chairman Goodlatte’s proposal, The Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016, is aimed at addressing disparity in sales tax collection obligations […]

DDR Corp. to announce financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 on October 26, 2016

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) will issue financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 after the market closes on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The Company will conduct a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET. To access the conference, dial […]

CarMax to hire more than 40 associates for its third store in the Bay Area scheduled to open in November 2016

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Aug-27 — /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 third store in the Bay Area. The store, scheduled to open in November 2016, will be located at 2783 Corby Avenue and will stock more than 300 […]