IKEA completes installation of its fourth biogas-powered fuel cell system, at its San Diego store

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (01/12/2017) announced it has completed installation of its fourth biogas-powered fuel cell system, at its San Diego store. Furthering the Swedish retailer’s investment in fuel cell technology, this project complements the company’s focus on other renewable energies such […]

IKEA completes installation of solar panels atop the relocated Seattle-area store scheduled to open early Spring 2017

RENTON, WA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (01/10/2017) announced that the installation of solar panels is complete atop the relocated Seattle-area store currently under construction in Renton, WA that will open in early Spring 2017. The project is the largest solar rooftop array in the state […]

CVS Health announces availability of cheapest generic epinephrine auto-injector option at all its pharmacies

Generic epinephrine auto-injector from Impax Laboratories available at CVS Pharmacy at cash price 80% lower than EpiPen® WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (January 12, 2017) announced that a low-cost epinephrine auto-injector option, the authorized generic for Adrenaclick manufactured by Impax Laboratories (IPXL), is available at all CVS Pharmacy […]

IBM and NRF study: Generation Z still prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores

Washington, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite expectations that the first “digitally native” generation would want to shop online, a new study released today (January 12, 2017) by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the National Retail Federation found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores. With the global Gen […]

Retail’s BIG Show: New programming and event updates

Washington, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (January 12, 2017) announced new programming and event updates for its flagship annual conference, Retail’s BIG Show, which begins this weekend in New York City. The agenda will include 29 keynote speakers, seven feature-stage sessions and more than 500 exhibitors at the Jacob […]

NRF support former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the new head of the Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation supported confirmation of former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the new head of the Department of Transportation in a letter sent today (January 11, 2017) to the Senate. “Mrs. Chao has an incredible history, knowledge and experience within the transportation industry and we think […]

FCL announces progress on the contruction of its new fertilizer terminals scheduled to open in late spring 2017

  Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two new additions to the prairie skyline are starting to take shape. Work is progressing in Hanley, Sask., and Brandon, Man., on high-throughput fertilizer terminals commissioned by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). Plans for the state-of-the-art facilities were announced […]

Immochan Italy won awards for Auchan Cesano Boscone and Auchan Napoli Shopping Centers at the CNCC Awards 2016

Italy, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gallerie Commerciali Italia (Immochan Italy) won two awards, respectively for Auchan Cesano Boscone (MI) and Auchan Napoli Shopping Centers, during the CNCCAwards 2016 organized annually by Consiglio Nazionale dei Centri Commerciali to reward the best campaigns and innovative projects dedicated to all Italian shopping centers. A double Merit: two awards […]

NACS survey: Consumer optimism strong at the start of 2017 despite continued rise in gasoline prices

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism remains very strong at the start of 2017 despite a continued rise in gasoline prices. For the third month in a row, a majority of consumers (57%) say they are optimistic about the economy—despite gas prices rising all three months, according to the latest National […]

Harris Teeter recalls Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap because it may contain undeclared anchovy

Harris Teeter recalls Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap because it may contain undeclared anchovy   Matthews, NC, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an abundance of caution Harris Teeter, LLC of Matthews, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of Everroast Chicken Caesar Wrap because it may contain undeclared anchovy. People who have an allergy or severe […]

Palmer Candy Company recalls certain chocolate products due to potential contamination of Salmonella

Sioux City, Iowa, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Palmer Candy Company (www.palmercandy.com), a privately-held, fifth-generation manufacturer of chocolate and holiday confections, announced today a limited recall of certain chocolate products after being informed by a supplier that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating that they supply to Palmer Candy Company has […]

Hostess Brands, LLC recalls Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® due to concern of Salmonella contamination

Hostess Brands, LLC recalls Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® due to concern of Salmonella contamination   Kansas City, Missouri, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess”) is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint […]

Mann Packing recalls Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray that may contain mislabeled ingredients

Mann Packing recalls Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray that may contain mislabeled ingredients   Salinas, CA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling 205 cases of 18 ounce Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray because the product may contain mislabeled ingredients that could […]

Chip’n Dipped recalls Dark Chocolate Crunch that may contain undeclared milk

Chip’n Dipped recalls Dark Chocolate Crunch that may contain undeclared milk   Huntington, NY, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chip’n Dipped of Huntington, NY, is recalling its 2.9-oz. bar, Dark Chocolate Crunch because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they […]

Tupperware U.S., Inc. recalls Southwest Chipotle Seasoning that may be contaminated with Salmonella

Tupperware U.S., Inc. recalls Southwest Chipotle Seasoning that may be contaminated with Salmonella   Orlando, Florida, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tupperware U.S., Inc. of Orlando, Florida, is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The product was manufactured for Tupperware by a third […]

7‑Eleven, Inc. wins No. 1 position in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. has won the coveted No. 1 position among the franchise elite in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500. Billed as the most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world, the Franchise 500 presents the top franchise opportunities based on an in-depth evaluation that measures financial strength, […]

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announces comparable store sales for the nine-week holiday period

YORK, Pa., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) today (Jan. 11, 2017) announced that its comparable store sales for the nine-week holiday period ended December 31, 2016 decreased 3.1%, in line with guidance provided on November 17, 2016.  Total sales for the nine week November and December period were $752.1 million compared to […]

Stein Mart, Inc. announces its comparable store sales for November and December 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT) today (Jan. 06, 2017) announced that its comparable store sales for the nine-week period ended December 31, 2016 decreased 4.8 percent and total sales decreased 1.9 percent compared to the same period last year. “Our sales in November and December were particularly difficult,” said […]

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation updates and reaffirms guidance for 4Q 2016 based on its holiday sales performance

HOUSTON, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) today (Jan. 09, 2017) announced that the Company has updated and reaffirmed its guidance for the fourth quarter ending January 28, 2017 based on its holiday period sales performance and current expectations for the remainder of the quarter. The Company now expects net sales for […]

Express, Inc. reaffirms EPS guidance for 4Q and full year 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In advance of its presentation at the 19th Annual ICR Conference, Express, Inc.(NYSE: EXPR), a specialty retail apparel company, today (Jan. 10, 2017) reaffirmed its earnings per share (EPS) guidance for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 ending January 28, 2017, based on its performance during […]

QuickPivot partners with BRP to deliver seamless customer experiences before, during and after purchase

Boston, MA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — QuickPivot, the SaaS cross-channel marketing platform enabling B2C companies to market at customer speed, today (January 10, 2017) announced an alliance with Boston Retail Partners (BRP), the market-leading consultancy helping retailers optimize their business and technology processes to deliver seamless customer experiences before, during and after purchase. […]

Rakuten, Inc. launches commercial banking operations in Europe with Rakuten Europe Bank S.A.

Headquartered in Luxembourg; Initial focus on SME customers in France Tokyo, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. today ( January 11, 2017) announced at a formal reception at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Tokyo that it has officially launched commercial banking operations in Europe with Rakuten Europe Bank S.A. Rakuten Europe Bank will […]

Barnes & Noble’s 2016 Holiday Book Drive collected more than 1.6 million books to benefit children through local charities

Increase of Nearly 100,000 Books on Last Year’s Total NEW YORK, NY, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today ( January 10, 2017) announced that it collected more than 1.6 million books during […]

ascena retail group announces consolidated comparable sales over the Holiday period

MAHWAH, N.J., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) (the “Company”) today (Jan. 10, 2017) announced consolidated comparable sales decreased 3.1% over the Holiday period as follows: Holiday 2016* Segment Comparable Sales Premium Fashion (4.1 %) Ann Taylor (8.2 %) LOFT (1.8 %) Value Fashion (6.0 %) maurices (7.1 %) dressbarn (4.6 […]

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. opens a unique shopping venue in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Shopping Venue Features Shopping, Dining, Live Events and More UNION, N.J., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) today ( Jan. 10, 2017) announced the grand opening of a unique shopping venue in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Located at 850 3rd Avenue, “BEYOND at Liberty […]

InvenTrust Properties Corp. acquires Campus Marketplace in San Marcos, California for approximately $73 million

InvenTrust Properties Corp. acquires Campus Marketplace in San Marcos, California for approximately $73 million   OAK BROOK, Ill., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or “the Company”) today (01/10/2017) announced that it has acquired Campus Marketplace, a 144,000 square foot Ralphs- and CVS-anchored center located in San Marcos, California, for approximately $73 […]

Diebold Nixdorf to introduce new solutions to drive connected commerce for retailers at the NRF BIG Show

New technologies provide mobility and convenience to change the way consumers shop NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf will be introducing new solutions to drive connected commerce for retailers at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Show, the world’s leading annual retail event, Jan. 15-17 in New York. In booth #2879, Diebold […]

Alibaba announces proposal to privatize department store operator Intime Retail

Transaction will transform conventional retail Hangzhou, China, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Investment Limited (“Alibaba”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) (“Alibaba Group”) announced today (January 10, 2017) that Alibaba, together with an entity wholly-owned by Mr. Shen Guo Jun, founder of Intime Retail (Group) Company Limited (HKSE: 1833) […]

Alibaba Group to report financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 on January 24, 2017

Hangzhou, China, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) today (January 10, 2017) announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 before the U.S. market opens on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, and will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results at […]

Product recall: Dunkin’ Donuts Glass Tumblers

CANTON, MA, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall Recall Date: January 10, 2017 Recall Number: 17-06617-066 Recall Summary Name of Product: Dunkin’ Donuts Glass Tumblers Hazard: The glass tumblers can crack or break, posing laceration and burn hazards. Remedy: Refund Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled […]