Lowe’s Companies, Inc. now hiring more than 45,000 seasonal employees

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The spring season kicks off the busiest time of year for home improvement projects. To meet customers’ needs, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is now hiring more than 45,000 seasonal employees, supplementing its more than 235,000 U.S. store employees. In-store seasonal positions include cashiers, lawn and garden […]

Albertsons Companies and Safeway Merger Anniversary Highlights

BOISE, Idaho, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the two-year anniversary of the merger that created the second-largest supermarket company in the U.S., Albertsons Companies announced that since the merger with Safeway, it has grown its workforce by 10 percent, creating 26,000 jobs; built or acquired 174 locations; increased healthy food and financial donations; and […]

Fromi USA recalls Soureliette cheese and Tomme Brebis Fedou that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

New York, NY, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fromi USA. of New York, NY, is recalling its 7 cases of Soureliette cheese and 2 cases of Tomme Brebis Fedou because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail […]

Sports Direct International releases detailed information about share purchase In accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation

Shirebrook, UK, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sports Direct announces that on 31 January 2017 it purchased 671,400 of its ordinary shares from Citigroup Global Markets Limited (acting as the Company’s broker) on the London Stock Exchange at a price of 287.1 pence per share. The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares. […]

Retailers to focus on mobile phone initiatives to enhance customer experience in 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amid a seismic shift in how U.S. consumers shop, retailers are vying for time on their customers’ screens across all their devices — before, during and after a purchase. That is according to The State of Retailing Online 2017: Key Metrics, Business Objectives and Mobile report, released today […]

Consumers benefitted from falling shop prices in January

Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.7% in January, an acceleration from the 1.4% fall in December. Non-food deflation accelerated to 2.3% in January, deeper than the 1.9% decline in the previous month. Food deflation accelerated to 0.8% in January from the 0.7% decline in December. This compares with a 0.7% fall on a 3-month […]

Former D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier and Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning among keynote speakers at NRF PROTECT 2017, June 26-28, 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — A Super Bowl-winning quarterback and the first woman to lead the nation’s capital’s police force will be among keynote speakers as more than 2,000 industry leaders, loss prevention professionals, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers convene in Washington, D.C., June 26-28, 2017, at NRF PROTECT 2017. Cathy Lanier, […]

NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics: Valentine’s Day total spending expected to reach $18.2 billion, down from $19.7 billion last year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a decade-long increase in Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey released today (February 1, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $136.57, down from […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. releases financial results for its 4Q and year ended December 31, 2016

DENVER, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today (Feb. 2, 2017) reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. Overview for the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2015: Revenue increased 3.7% to $1.0 billion Comparable restaurant sales for the […]

Tractor Supply Company announces financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016

Fourth Quarter Comparable Store Sales Increased 3.1%; Fourth Quarter Earnings per Share Increased 14.6% to $0.94; Full Year Earnings per Share Increased 9.0% to $3.27 BRENTWOOD, TN, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today (02/01/17) announced financial results for its […]

EROSKI presenta ‘EKILIBRIA’ un programa pionero de diagnóstico nutricional para el consumidor

El nuevo programa ‘Ekilibria’ ofrece al consumidor un informe mensual personalizado y confidencial que compara sus compras con las recomendaciones científicas para practicar una alimentación saludable ‘Ekilibria’ es una herramienta digital pionera que utiliza las nuevas tecnologías en el tratamiento de la información para mejorar el bienestar de los consumidores Cualquier Socio-Cliente, titular de una […]

EROSKI inaugura en Laguna de Duero su primera franquicia en 2017

EROSKI aporta su modelo comercial “contigo” y La Salve, empresa con gran arraigo en Valladolid, su conocimiento del mercado La política comercial de EROSKI potencia al máximo las economías locales para crear riqueza en el entorno contribuyendo al desarrollo agroalimentario y económico-social ELORRIO,España, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha inaugurado hoy en Laguna de […]

Co-op Community Spaces Program now open for applications

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Applications for funding from the Co-op Community Spaces Program are now being accepted. Registered non-profit organizations, registered charities or community service co-operatives are invited to apply online at communityspaces.ca between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2017. Co-op Community Spaces supports projects in Western Canada dedicated to recreation, environmental conservation […]

RILA joins trade associations and businesses to launch Americans for Affordable Products campaign to stop border adjustable tax

National Campaign To Educate Lawmakers On Harmful Impact Of Proposed New Tax​ Arlington , VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (2/1/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) joined more than 120 other trade associations and businesses to launch Americans for Affordable Products, a national campaign to stop the border adjustable tax or BAT. […]

Stradivarius features British model George Alsford for its new men’s fashion line

Stradivarius features British model George Alsford for its new men’s fashion line   Arteixo, Spain, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Stradivarius men’s fashion line is on sale in stores in 17 international markets as well as 22 out of all the online markets where it operates. The Stradivarius Man collection appears in […]

Wesfarmers Group opens its first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland

Wesfarmers Group opens its first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland New home improvement and garden store with over 30,000 products opens Bunnings brings famous fundraising ‘Sausage Sizzle’ to the UK On track to open at least four pilot stores by June, creating 120 jobs England rugby union legend Kyran Bracken joins opening […]

2017 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count: 154,535 stores in U.S. as of December 31, 2016; 0.2% increase vs. last year

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 154,535 stores as of December 31, 2016, a 0.2% increase (340 stores) from the year prior, according to the 2017 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The industry store count has increased by 63% over the last three decades. […]

NACS welcomes the reintroduction of legislation on menu labeling regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today (2/2/2017) applauded the reintroduction of legislation to protect small businesses and their workers from the unreasonable burdens and potential criminal penalties of the Food and Drug Administration’s final menu labeling regulations. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, reintroduced by […]

Gap celebrates the past and the present with the launch its limited-edition collection – the ‘90’s Archive Re-Issue

GAP PAYS HOMAGE TO THE PAST AND CELEBRATES EMERGING TALENT WITH RUMER WILLIS, COCO GORDON, EVAN ROSS, CHELSEA TYLER, LIZZY JAGGER, TJ MIZELL AND NAOMI CAMPBELL NEW YORK, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the American clothing brand, announces the launch of a limited-edition collection – the ‘90’s Archive Re-Issue – for men and […]

Kimco Realty Corp. closed on a new $2.25 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with 19 lending institutions

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM), one of North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open air shopping centers, announced that it has closed on a new $2.25 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with commitments from 19 lending institutions, replacing the company’s existing $1.75 billion […]

CarMax celebrates the grand opening of its new store in Palmdale, Los Angeles area

Company announces $15,000 in contributions to two local organizations RICHMOND, Virginia, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today (February 1, 2017) celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Palmdale, located at 405 W. Technology Drive. The Palmdale CarMax will have the capacity to stock […]

NGA applauds introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

Arlington, VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Feb 2, 2017) applauded the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 772, S. 261), a bipartisan bill that clarifies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule regarding menu labeling at restaurants and similar retail […]

Ruth’s Salads recalls Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread due to potential contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

Charlotte, NC, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ruth’s Salads is undertaking a recall of Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread in 7oz plastic containers.  The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased this 7 oz Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread with the Lot #16, Sell By Date 4/30/2017 are urged to […]

ALLERGY ALERT: Falafel King’s Tzatziki Sauce with undeclared milk

ALLERGY ALERT: Falafel King’s Tzatziki Sauce with undeclared milk   Boulder, Colorado, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Falafel King of Boulder, Colorado is notifying the public that its containers of Tzatziki Sauce made with sour cream contains milk, a known allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or […]

Wegmans Food Market stores raised $1.74 million during its fall 2016 hunger relief checkout scanning campaign

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers of Wegmans Food Market stores raised $1.74 million during the company’s fall 2016 hunger relief checkout scanning campaign, known regionally as Check Out Hunger, Care About Hunger, or Food 2 Feed. “We’re grateful for our customers and employees who demonstrate a shared commitment to making a […]

X5 Retail Group and Internet Initiatives Development Fund announce retail partnership programme

Moscow, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), today ( 2 February 2017) announces a strategic retail partnership programme with the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) to test early-stage innovative projects and implement the best solutions in its business processes. Under the partnership, […]

Ingles Markets First Quarter FY 2017 Results: Net sales increase of $31.7 million vS same period the previous year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today (February 2, 2017) reported higher sales and net income for the three months ended December 24, 2016, compared with the three months ended December 26, 2015. Total sales rose 3.3% over the comparative quarters. Net income totaled $13.8 million for the quarter […]

DFS Group granted the Whisky Ambassador Venue Accreditation at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, in partnership with The Whisky Ambassador and 15PL Limited, has established DFS, San Francisco International Airport as the first-ever travel retailer in North America to be granted the Whisky Ambassador Venue Accreditation. The Whisky Ambassador program is the world’s first accredited training course focused solely […]

Kohl’s donates $750,000 to support the new Hunger Task Force MyPlate initiative

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced a donation of $750,000 to support the new Hunger Task Force MyPlate initiative, a healthy eating guide influenced by the USDA MyPlate food model. The program raises the awareness of incorporating all five food groups and encourages the public to be conscious of […]

PetSmart Charities issued more than $11 million in grants to fund no-cost or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries across the United States and Canada

Grants will help facilitate more than 200,000 spay and neuter surgeries in local communities  across North America to proactively prevent unplanned litters and reduce pet homelessness PHOENIX, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pet overpopulation is a serious issue, but there are solutions.  February is National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, and leaders in the animal […]