Amazon: over 3,000 Alexa skills now available to customers

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just over a year ago, Amazon launched the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), making it simple and free for developers to build new capabilities for Alexa and integrate Alexa into their own products. Today (Sep. 13, 2016), there are tens of thousands of developers […]

Amazon and Audible announce premium benefit for Prime members to enjoy unlimited free access to Audible Channels

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Audible today (Sep. 13, 2016) announced a new premium spoken-word benefit for Prime members in the U.S. Members now enjoy unlimited free access to the new short-form digital audio service, Audible Channels, as well as a rotating selection of more than 50 audiobooks from Audible’s catalog. Audible […]

K-Group’s Pirkka is Finland’s most read customer magazine according to Media Audit Finland

HELSINKI, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to Media Audit Finland (MAF) published today (13.9.2016), the K-Group’s customer magazine Pirkka is Finland’s most read customer magazine with a readership of 2.36 million. “The huge readership is definitely the best prize for all of us who contribute to the making of Pirkka. We thank our customers […]

Loro Piana opens its new store at 38 Avenue Montaigne in Paris

Loro Piana opens its new store at 38 Avenue Montaigne in Paris   Paris, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday, September 13, Loro Piana inaugurated its new store at 38 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Promenade Pour un Objet d’Exception, a special event created for the occasion, invites visitors to discover the unique savoir-faire of […]

EROSKI utiliza solo bonito del norte pescado a caña para sus conservas de marca propia

EROSKI utiliza solo bonito del norte pescado a caña para sus conservas de marca propia   ELORRIO,España, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI avanza en su compromiso con la sostenibilidad de los caladeros de pesca utilizando solo bonito del norte pescado a caña para sus conservas de marca propia. Todo el bonito del norte en […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited breaks ground on new Propane storage facility in Dryden, Ontario

Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is breaking ground on a new Co-op Propane storage facility in Dryden, Ont. Owned by FCL, a wholesale co-operative that serves 200 autonomous retail co-ops across Western Canada, the facility will provide propane to customers and members of Red River Co-op throughout the region. […]

RILA comments on House Committee vote on repeal of critical debit card fee reforms

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) outlined retailers’ objections to H.R. 5983, the Financial CHOICE Act, and urged the Committee to vote against the legislation this week. The CHOICE Act, specifically […]

RILA objects House Committee vote on Financial CHOICE Act

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter sent to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) outlined retailers’ objections to H.R. 5983, the Financial CHOICE Act, and urged the Committee to vote against the legislation this week. The CHOICE Act, specifically […]

RILA and The Solar Foundation analysis: Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations outlines measures for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation found that Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations in multiple facilities could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider. The analysis, “Whole Foods Market — Making the Case for […]

NRF urges Congress to reject bill that would both undermine competition and repeal on debit card swipe fees

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (September 13, 2016) asked Congress to reject legislation that would both undermine competition and repeal the Federal Reserve’s cap on debit card swipe fees. The proposed bill would unleash new, higher, hidden swipe fees that could more than double without competitive routing options and […]

NACS: U.S. consumer optimism remained stable despite increase in gas prices over the past month

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite a 10-cent increase in gas prices over the past month, U.S. consumer optimism about the overall state of the U.S. economy remained stable according to the latest national consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). U.S. fuel consumers quickly noticed this month’s price […]

NACS issues statement on the House Financial Services Committee vote to report the Financial Choice Act

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president of government relations at NACS, today (9/13/2016) issued the following statement on the House Financial Services Committee vote to report H.R. 5983, the Financial Choice Act: “NACS is deeply disappointed at the House Financial Services Committee’s vote to report the controversial and misnamed […]

GGP to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Global Real Estate Conference in New York

CHICAGO, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP)(the “Company”) today (September 12, 2016) announced that Michael Berman, Chief Financial Officer, and Shobi Khan, Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Global Real Estate Conference in New York on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 12:40 p.m. […]

Kimco Realty Corp. to participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Real Estate Conference

NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) announced today (September 12, 2016) that its management will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Real Estate Conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in New York City. Kimco management will provide a general overview of the company […]

Gap and Pendleton Woolen Mills celebrate American style with limited-edition collection for the whole family

NEW YORK, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For fall 2016, Gap and Pendleton Woolen Mills will celebrate American style with the introduction of a limited-edition collection featuring clothes and accessories for men, women, kids and baby. The collection brings together two classic American brands, celebrating Gap’s beloved denim and Pendleton’s signature plaids specially curated from […]

NGA disappointed on House Financial Services Committee bill that repeals debit card swipe fee reform

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Sep 13, 2016) issued the following statement in response to a House Financial Services Committee markup of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2016 (H.R. 5983), a bill that repeals debit card swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment that was […]

Shippit integrates Intershop Commerce Suite into its Freight Management & Booking Platform

Melbourne, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Start up logistics software solutions company Shippit who have re-engineered parcel delivery by leveraging cloud services and smart digital technology called on Intershop to “ice the cake” by completing the integration of the Intershop Commerce Suite into the Shippit Freight Management & Booking Platform. The appeal of Shippit is […]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19   WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Say “ahoy” to your free Original Glazed doughnut! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced today (September 13, 2016) that participating shops in the United States and Canada will celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. […]

iOS 10 now available for iPhone and iPad update

Cupertino, California, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The biggest iOS release ever is available today (SEPTEMBER 13, 2016) as a free update for iPhone and iPad. iOS 10 is a massive release for Messages, brings new ways to use Siri with your favorite apps and introduces Memories in Photos, an exciting way to help you […]

Swift Playgrounds: New iPad app that makes learning to code easy and fun now available on the App Store

Cupertino, California, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Swift Playgrounds, an innovative new iPad app from Apple that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store. With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working […]

365 by Whole Foods Market opens its third store in Bellevue, Washington

BELLEVUE, Wash., 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third 365 by Whole Foods Market location opens on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. in Bellevue, Washington, at 10200 NE 4th Street in Bellevue Square. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 30,000-square-foot store offers a thoughtful selection of grab-and-go  prepared foods, grocery items and […]

Taubman to announce its third quarter 2016 earnings on November 1, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) will announce its third quarter 2016 earnings after the market closes on November 1, 2016. The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on November 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. EDT. Stockholders and interested parties may listen to a […]

Best Buy launches recyclable gift cards

Best Buy launches recyclable gift cards   Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy recently released a gift card that can be recycled at home – with your paper, cans and bottles. Because the “Go Green” gift card is made out of paper, it can go right into your recycling bin at home. […]

CBRE named top global real estate advisory firm in the annual Euromoney Real Estate Awards for the fifth consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been named the top global real estate advisory firm in the annual Euromoney Real Estate Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Globally, CBRE was also ranked highest overall in the Sales/Leasing, Valuation and Research categories. In addition to the global awards, CBRE was […]

BESTSELLER opens its doors at its offices in Brande and Aarhus for three days of the latest trends and fashion

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year running, BESTSELLER’s offices in Brande and Aarhus will be turned into buzzing fashion fair venues for this year’s BESTSELLER FASHION DAYS. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, more than 300 Danish and international customers are in for a unique experience, when BESTSELLER opens its […]

PetSmart celebrates seven millionth pet adoption

PHOENIX, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Daisy trotted out the doors of a Staten Island PetSmart store on a Saturday in August, she became more than the milestone-setting seven millionth pet adopted through PetSmart® and PetSmart Charities® since the in-store adoption program began in 1994. She became another powerful story of people saving pets […]

McColl’s Retail Group appointments: Steve Goswell as Operations Director and Karen Bird as Human Resources Director

Brentwood, United Kingdom, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — McColl’s Retail Group, the leading neighbourhood retailer, today (12th September 2016) announces two new appointments to its operational board. Steve Goswell has joined the Group as Operations Director. Steve has held a number of senior roles at Tesco spanning twenty years, including Regional Store Director of the […]