Nordstrom Rack to open at IDS Center’s Crystal Court on Nicollet Mall at downtown Minneapolis in fall 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today (Sept. 21, 2016) plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at IDS Center’s Crystal Court on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. The approximately 39,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2017. “We’ve been eager to find a home for Nordstrom Rack […]

Nordstrom, Inc. announces the appointment of Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further accelerate its e-commerce, digital and mobile efforts, Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced that it has appointed Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com. Worzel has served as executive vice president of Strategy and Development at the company since 2010, where he has been responsible for strengthening the company’s […]

Starbucks opens its third South African store in Menlyn Maine in the city of Tshwane

Starbucks opens its third South African store in Menlyn Maine in the city of Tshwane   Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with Taste Holdings, Starbucks has opened its third South African store in Menlyn Maine in the city of Tshwane. Once the mall is complete in 2017, Menlyn Maine will […]

Carrefour Belgium announces new partnership with Cubzz to collect donations to help children’s charities

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium is selling a healthy drink – exclusively via its hypermarkets and supermarkets – the proceeds from which will go to an SOS Children’s Villages project of the customer’s choice. Humanitarian aid is in Carrefour Belgium’s very DNA – it regularly organises campaigns to help various […]

Carrefour Belgium to test its own meal boxes “Simply You Boxes”

http://www.carrefour.com/sites/default/files/simply_you_box.mp4   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the start of October, Carrefour Belgium will start putting together, selling and distributing meal boxes, with particular emphasis on Belgian and seasonal ingredients. Next month, Carrefour Belgium will commence online sales of its “Simply You Boxes” – its own meal boxes. Simply You is […]

Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon “Back2Hack” from 23 to 25 September

Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon “Back2Hack” from 23 to 25 September   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — From 23 to 25 September, Carrefour is inviting hackfest enthusiasts to come and improve the customer experience and make predictions about future trends. Carrefour is holding “Back2Hack” – its first hackathon – at […]

Walmart awarded more than $200 million second quarter cash bonuses to more than 900,000 hourly associates nationwide

Bentonville, Ark., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for customers, the company recently awarded more than $200 million in second quarter cash bonuses to more than 900,000 hourly associates across the United States. The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May […]

Macy’s, Inc. to hire 83,000 seasonal associates for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Sep. 20, 2016) said it plans to hire seasonal associates for approximately 83,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. The company’s 2016 seasonal hiring plan is essentially flat […]

Sainsbury’s opens its purpose built, online fulfilment centre in Bromley-by-Bow

Sainsbury’s opens its purpose built, online fulfilment centre in Bromley-by-Bow   London, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s predicts that demand in the capital for its online groceries service will double over the next eight years, as more people switch to a mixture of shopping online and in stores. The retailer announced the forecast as […]

Thomas Pink introduces new collection of premium and luxury shirts

Thomas Pink introduces new collection of premium and luxury shirts   Paris, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thomas Pink, the modern British shirtmaker renowned for shirts with impeccably cuts and superior quality, is introducing a new approach to this essential element of men’s business attire with shirts precisely tailored to each need. The shirtmaker associated […]

Fundación EROSKI pone en marcha la V edición del Programa Educativo en Alimentación y Hábitos de Vida Saludables

Fundación EROSKI pone en marcha la V edición del Programa Educativo en Alimentación y Hábitos de Vida Saludables   ELORRIO,España, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fundación EROSKI, a través de su Escuela de Alimentación, pone en marcha estos días la V edición del Programa Educativo en Alimentación y Hábitos de Vida Saludables (PEAHS). El objetivo […]

New report shows that the new American Dream is ‘living life on one’s own terms’

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — An Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report sponsored by IKEA US shows that the American Dream, which was once outlined by owning a home with a ‘white picket fence,’ having a comfortable amount of money, and ‘keeping up with the Joneses,’ is now transitioning into ‘living life on […]

Conforama and Casino Groups to create joint central agency for non-foods products, “Mano”

Paris, France, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Named “Mano”, the agency will aim to optimize for both groups purchasing in France from the main international suppliers of household appliances (both white and brown goods). It will thus be positioned as the leader or co-leader in its areas of activity and enhance the competitiveness of the […]

Shop.org announces lineup of breakout sessions for Retail’s Digital Summit, Sept. 26-28, Dallas, TX

Washington, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (September 20, 2016) Shop.org announced this year’s lineup of breakout sessions for Retail’s Digital Summit, to be held Monday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Dallas. Retail’s Digital Summit will feature tactical and comprehensive breakout sessions presented by industry experts and other business leaders, for more than […]

NRF filed suit against Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today (September 20, 2016) on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1. “The Labor Department’s extreme and […]

British retail industry employs 100,000 people in roles that didn’t even exist five years ago – BRC

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — British retail today employs 100,000 people in roles that didn’t even exist five years ago, figures compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveal today (September 21, 2016). While overall numbers of employees in retail are expected to fall over the coming few years, innovative ways of working will […]

UK’s leading retailers achieved the target to source 100 per cent certified sustainable palm oil by 2015

London, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UK’s leading retailers[1] have achieved an ambitious target to source 100 per cent certified sustainable palm oil[2] by 2015. The target was part of the BRC-led environmental initiative ‘A Better Retailing Climate'[3], through which major retailers have set themselves a number of voluntary goals to improve the environmental […]

BRC’s annual Payments Survey: cash usage declined to 47.15% of all retail transactions in 2015 from 52.09% in 2014

London, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cash was used for less than half of all retail transactions across the UK in 2015 according to the BRC’s annual Payments Survey, published today (September 20, 2016). The report looks at the methods of payment UK shoppers are using when buying goods in store and online, how this […]

RILA comments on Council’s decision to end consideration of scheduling legislation

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to action taken today by the Washington, D.C. Council to end the consideration of legislation that would have been harmful to retail employees working in the nation’s capital. The Council tabled the measure on […]

Whole Foods Market to open store at Allentown, PA on Sept. 28

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Allentown will open its doors for shoppers at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The community is invited to join company leaders and store team members at 8:45 a.m. for Whole Foods Market’s traditional “bread breaking” ceremony.  Opening day shoppers will be greeted with […]

Whole Foods Market seeks unique products from local growers and producers to feature in its new South Hills Pittsburgh store

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is looking for unique products from local growers and producers to feature in its new South Hills store. Interested suppliers can submit information online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/malocal. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 12. Whole Foods Market defines local products as grown or produced within 100 […]

Whole Foods Market seeks local food items and artisan products for its relocating Lexington store

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is looking for unique products from local growers and producers to feature in its relocating Lexington store. Interested suppliers can submit information online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/malocal. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 12. Whole Foods Market defines local products as grown or produced within 100 miles […]

Whole Foods Market signed resolution with EPA to resolve issues related to common consumer products

Austin, Texas, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market signed an administrative resolution with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 to resolve record keeping and cataloging issues related to common consumer products that may become waste at stores located in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.  No specific environmental impact has been alleged. […]

Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation award $200,000 to schools and nonprofit organizations to improve children’s nutrition

Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation award $200,000 to schools and nonprofit organizations to improve children’s nutrition   AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation are awarding a total of $200,000 to nine schools and nonprofit organizations through the Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Program, which was created […]

West Elm and Whole Foods Market launches exclusive Holiday kitchen and tabletop collection to benefit Whole Planet Foundation

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, TX, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — West Elm and Whole Foods Market introduce today (September 20, 2016)  an exclusive holiday collection to benefit Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization that alleviates poverty around the globe.  In partnership with Guatemalan textile group The New Denim Project, the 12-piece, limited-time collection of kitchen […]

JCPenney launches premium collection of cookware, cutlery and small kitchen electrics from Cooks Signature

PLANO, Texas, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is turning up the heat in the kitchen with an elevated assortment of cookware, cutlery and small kitchen electrics from Cooks Signature, which offers everyday home chefs premium, high-quality kitchen products at a great value. The collection launches with durable cookware sets and frying […]

Ahold USA divisions achieved the one billion bag reduction goal this summer

Ahold USA divisions achieved the one billion bag reduction goal this summer   Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2011, the Ahold USA divisions set a very ambitious goal – to eliminate a total of one billion paper and plastic grocery bags from landfills. And now we’re proud to report that they achieved the […]

Market 32 opens new store in Oxford, Connecticut

OXFORD, CT, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Golub Corporation cut the ribbon on its first “ground up” Market 32 in the State of Connecticut today in Oxford, giving local residents the opportunity to experience the chain’s contemporary new supermarket concept. Located at 300 Oxford Rd., the new Market 32 is the anchor of […]

The Cooking School @ Market Bistro announces September classes

Latham, N.Y., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for classes range from $50 to $55 per person. Wednesday, September […]

Fizzics® portable draft beer system now available at Best Buy

Fizzics® portable draft beer system now available at Best Buy   Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — So, these two guys walk into a bar. [Correction: Brewery.] One guy’s an engineer. The other guy’s a tech geek. They’re both “beer guys.” And, while sipping pints of their favorite brews, they get a great idea: […]