NRF/Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker Report: Retail imports expected to be up 3.2% this month over the same time last year

WASHINGTON, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be up 3.2 percent this month over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of the merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (December 9, 2016) […]

Messe Düsseldorf: C-star 2017, April 26 to 28, 2017, Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Dusseldorf, Germany, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unveiling the 2017 Edition of C-star, the Leading Business Platform for Retail Design and Equipment Industries The third edition of C-star – Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail, to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from April 26 to […]

Zara opens store in the commercial epicenter of Barcelona

Zara opens store in the commercial epicenter of Barcelona   Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Number 5, Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona’s tourist and commercial epicentre, is the square selected by Zara for the opening – today (08/12/2016) – of one of its most emblematic stores. In a 1930s property which has been […]

Wesfarmers achieves highest result for an Australian company in food and staples sector in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Perth, Australia, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers has achieved its highest score in the recently released 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index – 82 out of 100, a jump of 11 percentage points on the previous year. This is the highest result for an Australian company in the food and staples sector and two […]

Product recall: Boulder Brands’ Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Product recall: Boulder Brands’ Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese   Paramus, NJ, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Boulder Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. The products are being recalled […]

Toys“R”Us appoints Matthew Finigan as its new Treasurer

Wayne, NJ, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today (December 9, 2016) announced that Chetan Bhandari, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. will be departing the company, effective December 13, to pursue a new opportunity. “Chetan joined the Toys“R”Us team in 2014 to help the company address refinancing challenges with near-term debt maturities. He successfully […]

CBRE Group earns 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media for the sixth year in a row

Los Angeles, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. This is the sixth year in a row CBRE has been recognized by Victory Media for its military friendly practices. “At CBRE, we are committed to […]

A.S. Watson Group wins “International Award” at the 2016 Hong Kong Business Awards

A.S. Watson Group wins “International Award” at the 2016 Hong Kong Business Awards   HONG KONG, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — From a local dispensary to the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, A.S. Watson Group’s 175 years of global accomplishment was recognised by business leaders at the Hong Kong […]

SM founding Chairman Henry Sy, Sr. honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Enterprise Asia

SM founding Chairman Henry Sy, Sr. honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Enterprise Asia   Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organization based in Malaysia which organizes the world-class Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) recently honored retail pioneer Henry Sy, Sr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award on December 1, […]

2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal: Alabama and Washington at The 49th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Dec. 31, Georgia Dome

2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal: Alabama and Washington at The 49th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Dec. 31, Georgia Dome   ATLANTA, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 4 Washington Huskies are set to meet in the 2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. […]

GGP will report 4Q2016 results on February 2, 2017

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP will report financial and operational results for the fourth quarter 2016 after the close of business on Thursday, February 2, 2017, and host a conference call for investors and other interested parties at 8:00 a.m. Central (9:00 a.m. Eastern) on Friday, February 3, 2017. The information to […]

Stonewall Kitchen of York, ME recalls Cinnamon Apple, Orange Cranberry and Toasted Coconut Pancake & Waffle Mixes

Stonewall Kitchen of York, ME recalls Cinnamon Apple, Orange Cranberry and Toasted Coconut Pancake & Waffle Mixes   York, Maine, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stonewall Kitchen of York, Maine is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of Stonewall Kitchen Cinnamon Apple, Orange Cranberry and Toasted Coconut Pancake & Waffle Mixes, after the FDA found traces of […]

Publix Super Markets recalls certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes

Publix Super Markets recalls certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes   LAKELAND, Fla, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes after being informed by the supplier that milk powder used as an ingredient may contain Salmonella. The mixes were sold […]

The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry celebrates its grand opening

The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting and Check Presentation to Philabundance PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry celebrates its grand opening tomorrow with a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation to Philabundance. Doors will open to the public immediately following the ceremony […]

Albert Heijn: Het Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht is voor 9, 10 en 11 december omgetoverd tot een waar foodfestival in de sfeer van een kerstmarkt

Albert Heijn: Het Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht is voor 9, 10 en 11 december omgetoverd tot een waar foodfestival in de sfeer van een kerstmarkt   Zaandam, Netherlands, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zien, proeven en beleven. Daar draait het om tijdens de tweede editie van het Allerhande Kerstfestival. Het Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht is voor 9, […]

Young promising Danish athlete will be awarded “BESTSELLER’s Olympic Hope”

This January, a young, promising Danish athlete will be awarded “BESTSELLER’s Olympic Hope”. Find out who’s nominated for this year’s award. BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER presents the award ‘BESTSELLER’s Olympic Hope’ 2016 as part of our Olympic partnership with the Sports Confederation of Denmark. The award is given to a […]

FOCUS Brands promoted Paul Macaluso to president of McAlister’s Deli

ATLANTA, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — FOCUS Brands® has promoted Paul Macaluso to President of McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast-casual restaurant chain best known for its Big & Bold Sandwiches, Famous Sweet Tea and world class hospitality which was recently ranked as one of consumers’ favorite chains by Restaurant Business. “By leveraging his extensive restaurant […]

Philippines: SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) Fixed Rate Peso Bonds Oversubscribed

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) will issue a total of Php20 billion worth of Series G retail bonds priced at 5.1590% due 2023, up from the initial offer size of only Php15 billion. The Series G bond issue was met by strong demand from a wide spectrum of […]

Indonesian multi-format modern retailer MPPA received two prestigious awards

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia,which operates Hypermart, SmartClub, Foodmart, Boston Health & Beauty and FMX today (December 9, 2016) proudly announced that MPPA has received two prestigious awards: the Indonesia GCG Award II-2016 Retail Category and Indonesia Most Admired CEO […]

New World Hutt City Pop-up store will be built in 24 hours

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — We’ve been blown away by how popular our pop-up supermarket is. It’s so great to have our valued customers back shopping with us again while we wait to hear when we can re-open our proper store. Come on down and check out the fresh fruit and […]

Designer ‘Hambag’ created by New Zealand artist Otis Frizzell at PAK’nSAVE

Designer ‘Hambag’ created by New Zealand artist Otis Frizzell at PAK’nSAVE   Research revealing majority of kiwis take a week or more to finish their Christmas ham. Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Models – PAK’nSAVE style – worked the concrete catwalk at PAK’nSAVE Wairau Road today (08 December 2016), clutching the […]

DeCA: MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency has selected MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves. “Our customers have been asking for private label for a long time,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO, citing a DeCA patron survey in which 60 percent […]

Commissary industry partners collaborate with stores to offer promotional discounts for the holidays

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Somewhere between the holiday decorations, the ripping of wrapping paper, the college bowl games and the hopeful New Year’s resolutions, there are a few holiday meals in the mix. If you’re a commissary patron, you’ll have plenty to cheer about over the holidays as you count […]

Todd Sprinkle to become CIO of QVC

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, today (12.7.16) announced the appointment of Todd Sprinkle to Chief Information Officer. In this role, Todd will oversee QVC’s global IT organization spanning the U.S., UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, China and at QVC’s global business services operation […]

Harris Teeter to distribute free water to customers affected by the boil water advisory in Haymarket, Virginia

Harris Teeter to distribute free water to customers affected by the boil water advisory in Haymarket, Virginia   Matthews, N.C., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter will distribute free water to customers affected by the recent boil water advisory issued in various parts of Haymarket, Virginia. The free distribution will begin tomorrow, December 8, […]

The Co-op to exit the travel joint venture with Thomas Cook Group

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served notice to exit the joint venture that was set up with Thomas Cook Group in 2011, which has operated the UK retail travel branches of both businesses. Under the agreement the Co-op will receive £50m plus interest in return for its shares in […]