Rakuten acquires 100% stake in Fablic, inc. provider of consumer-to-consumer marketplace mobile app FRIL

Tokyo, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in Fablic, inc., provider of FRIL, a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) marketplace mobile app and has made the company a wholly-owned subsidiary. The acquisition price is undisclosed. The C2C e-commerce market continues to shift toward mobile services that make […]

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. enhances its omni-channel capabilities with company-wide launch of “Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store” service

MILWAUKEE, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, announced that is has launched a “Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store” service for its customers.  Shoppers on the company’s seven websites can now see in-store availability of all merchandise and select which […]

Ross Stores to present at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference on September 7-8, 2016

DUBLIN, Calif., 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced today (Sept. 1, 2016) that it will participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference to be held in New York on September 7-8, 2016. Management’s presentation is scheduled at approximately 11:20 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, September 8, 2016. A live […]

Kroger releases new video ‘Journey of the Roses’ to mark its 29th year of providing Kentucky Derby’s annual Garland of Roses

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) 29-year history of providing the Kentucky Derby’s annual Garland of Roses, the company released a new video that showcases the ‘Journey of the Roses’ – from a Rainforest Alliance-certified grower in Bogota, Columbia to the Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs– and […]

Starbucks adds mobile trucks to three additional campuses this fall

Seattle, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is helping college students gear up and fuel up this fall with more mobile trucks on campuses and a collection of coffee and tea merchandise. Starbucks mobile trucks are rolling to three additional campuses: Rutgers University in New Jersey; Stony Brook University in New York; and Sacramento State in […]

Tesco expands its Scan as you Shop service to further 20 stores

Tesco expands its Scan as you Shop service to further 20 stores   CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is rolling out its Scan as you Shop service to a further 20 stores in a bid to help customers save time at the checkout. The Scan as You Shop service allows customers to […]

METRO to celebrate inaugural Own Business Day on 11 October 2016

Düsseldorf, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether it is the cosy café, the family run bed and breakfast or the hairdresser around the corner – small, privately owned businesses, visited by millions of people every single day, play a crucial role in local communities. To pay tribute to their enduring dedication and recognize their accomplishments, […]

J Sainsbury plc successfully completed acquisition of Argos and Habitat owner, Home Retail Group plc

London, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (02 September 2016) announces that is has successfully completed its acquisition of Home Retail Group plc – the owner of Argos and Habitat. Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, said: “We are delighted our acquisition of Home Retail Group is now complete. The combination of Sainsbury’s and Home […]

Sainsbury’s launches new women’s clothing collection – Tu Premium

Sainsbury’s launches new women’s clothing collection – Tu Premium   LONDON, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 6 September, Sainsbury’s launches a new women’s clothing collection – Tu Premium. The quality and styling of the collection will rival Hobbs, L.K. Bennett and Whistles but with a key difference – significantly lower prices that start at […]

Lowe’s to webcast presentation by Robert Niblock and Bob Hull at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, and Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York, NY. What: Presentation by Robert Niblock and Bob Hull at […]

Morrisons announces price cut on essential meat and poultry products

Bradford, England, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Morrisons will cut the price of essential meat and poultry products by 12 per cent, to help families bring meat back to the dinner table this autumn. Price cuts on ham and other cooked meats will also help families whose children will be returning to school […]

SM Investments Corporation named one of the best managed companies by Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia

SM Investments Corporation named one of the best managed companies by Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia   Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia named SM Investments Corporation (SM) as one of the best managed companies in the country in a recent poll among investors and analysts […]

Defense Commissary Agency observes Food Safety Month with food safety tips from experts

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — When it comes to food safety, a few simple precautions at home could prevent a trip to the emergency room, Defense Commissary Agency officials say. “Commissary patrons have just as important a role to play in protecting themselves from foodborne illnesses as our food safety inspectors,” said […]

Chick-fil-A® thanks Chick-fil-A One™ mobile app users with free breakfast reward this month

Chick-fil-A® thanks Chick-fil-A One™ mobile app users with free breakfast reward this month   ATLANTA , 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — To thank users for making the new Chick-fil-A One™ mobile app one of the top downloaded apps following its June launch and help ease customers into the ”back to school” season, Chick-fil-A® is offering […]

Harris Teeter kicks-off Hunger Action Month with Titan Farms’ fourth annual Peaches with a Purpose program

Harris Teeter kicks-off Hunger Action Month with Titan Farms’ fourth annual Peaches with a Purpose program   Mathews. NC,, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — To kick-off Hunger Action Month, Harris Teeter and Titan Farms donated approximately 36,000 pounds of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North […]

IFC teams up with Levi Strauss & Co to develop global program aimed at ensuring environmental sustainability

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co), a leading jeans wear manufacturer, to develop a global program aimed at ensuring environmental sustainability. The program will be built on the extensive experience of IFC’s Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile […]

Rakuten Card introduces Rakuten Gold Card

Rakuten Card introduces Rakuten Gold Card   Tokyo, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. today (September 1, 2016) announced that it will begin accepting applications for and issuing the Rakuten Gold Card, a gold card with an accessibly-priced 2,000 yen (excluding tax) annual membership fee, starting September 1, 2016. When the Rakuten […]

The Arcadian hosts late summer festival weekends throughout September

Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Arcadian is hosting late summer festival weekends throughout September, with a host of DJ’s playing at the leading Birmingham leisure venue. The festival will see DJs, including Jamie George, Pete Graham, and Marc Spence – who regularly play in the city, take to the decks in the […]

InvenTrust Properties Corp. acquires Windward Commons a Kroger-anchored retail center in Alpharetta, GA

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust or “the Company”) today (09/01/2016) announced that it has acquired Windward Commons, a 99% occupied, 117,234 square foot Kroger-anchored retail center in Alpharetta, GA, for $27.65 million. “We are excited to announce the acquisition of Windward Commons, a premier retail center in one […]

NCR Corporation recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America for the 2016 Industrial Design Excellence Awards

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (September 1, 2016) announced that its products have been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America for the 2016 Industrial Design Excellence Awards. NCR’s self-service product designs were honored as finalists in the Commercial and Industrial […]

USDA FSIS issues food safety tips for areas impacted by Hurricane Hermine

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Hermine. The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Warning, Tropical Storm Warning, Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Watch for Florida, Georgia, and North […]

Atherstone Foods recalls chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Atherstone Foods, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 422 pounds of chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Sept. 1, 2016). The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on […]

Snyder’s-Lance recalls Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts due to a possible Salmonella contamination

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a recall of Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts due to a possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience […]

ERWEITERUNG MIGROS-LOGISTIKPLATTFORM: ÖFFENTLICHE AUFLAGE AB 7. SEPTEMBER

ERWEITERUNG MIGROS-LOGISTIKPLATTFORM ÖFFENTLICHE AUFLAGE AB 7. SEPTEMBER   Moosseedorf, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Pläne zur Erweiterung der Migros-Logistikplattform in Schönbühl/Moosseedorf gehen in die nächste Runde: Vom 7. September bis am 7. Oktober 2016 liegt das Projekt öffentlich auf. Am 15. September findet ein weiterer öffentlicher Informationsabend statt. Voraussichtlich am 10. Dezember 2016 werden […]

Starbucks opens its first store in Medellín, Colombia

Starbucks opens its first store in Medellín, Colombia   Seattle, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — High in Colombia’s Andes Mountains is the city of Medellín. It’s one of South America’s most beautiful cities, known as the City of the Eternal Spring for its temperate climate and green landscape. The city offers a vibrant mix of old and […]

Starbucks announces return of fall favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte and launch of the new Chile Mocha

Starbucks announces return of fall favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte and launch of the new Chile Mocha   Seattle, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the cooler weather setting in soon, Starbucks spices up this autumn with Pumpkin Spice Latte and the new Chile Mocha. Making its 13th consecutive seasonal debut, Pumpkin Spice Latte (affectionately known as […]

Berluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative DirectorBerluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Berluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director   Paris, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Berluti is pleased to announce the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director.  The appointment is effective immediately and the designer will present his first collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2017. Haider Ackermann enrolled at the Royal Academy […]

The Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates Sergei Shchukin this fall

The Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates Sergei Shchukin this fall   Paris, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Fondation Louis Vuitton has announced its fall program, which begins with a tribute to Sergei Shchukin, a leading patron of the arts of the early 20th century. His collection, which includes emblematic works by prominent artists from the period, […]

The Home Depot Foundation increases its commitment to veteran-related causes to help address continued veteran challenges

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today (Sept. 1, 2016), The Home Depot Foundation announces it will grow its commitment to veteran-related causes to a quarter of a billion dollars by 2020. The Home Depot Foundation has focused on U.S. military veteran support since 2011. Today’s increased commitment will help address continued veteran challenges, […]

Marks & Spencer completes consultation and reaches agreement with its national employee representative group on pay, premiums and pension

LONDON, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today (02 Sep 2016) announces that it has completed a thorough consultation with its national employee representative group (Business Involvement Group) on proposed changes to pay, premiums and pension and reached an agreement on a number of key issues. Sacha Berendji, Marks & Spencer Retail Director […]