Amazon expands its career re-training program Career Choice to include robotics and photovoltaic certifications

Amazon’s career re-training program pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses in high-demand fields regardless of relevancy to Amazon Amazon continues to expand Career Choice with additional on-site classrooms at its fulfillment centers, more eligible fields of study and open-sourcing the program to other companies SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today (Jun. […]

Amazon.com to open its first Robotics facility in the Centennial State with its second Colorado fulfillment center

New Amazon Robotics facility will employ more than 1,500 full-time associates SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Jun. 12, 2017) announced plans to open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in the Centennial State. Amazon will create more than 1,500 new […]

Starbucks to raise fund for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

Starbucks to raise fund for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation   Seattle, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is partnering with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to spread a simple message – be kind. Starting tomorrow (June 13), Starbucks will donate 25 cents from each one of its colorful Cups of Kindness […]

Tesco launches the latest in its ‘Food Love Stories’ adverts to highlight its ongoing campaign to tackle food waste

Tesco launches the latest in its ‘Food Love Stories’ adverts to highlight its ongoing campaign to tackle food waste   CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today [Wednesday 14 June] launched the latest in its series of ‘Food Love Stories’ adverts to highlight its ongoing efforts to tackle food waste. For […]

Sears Holdings Corporation updates on its strategic restructuring program

Announces incremental actions to streamline its operations and deliver cost savings On track to achieve $1.25 billion in annualized cost savings in 2017 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings Corporation (“Holdings,” “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHLD) today (June 13, 2017) announced important actions related to its previously […]

Sainsbury’s introduces 28 new craft beers and ciders at its Northern Ireland stores

Sainsbury’s introduces 28 new craft beers and ciders at its Northern Ireland stores   Sainsbury’s Northern Ireland stores welcome 28 new locally made craft beers and ciders Craft brewery MourneMountains to launch three new products in Sainsbury’s London, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s will be introducing 28 new craft beers and ciders to […]

Waitrose extends its FareShare trial to 25 branches in total this month

LONDON, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A further 22 branches will use the IT platform to let local groups know about surplus food Charities will be offered volunteers and money to buy equipment such as freezers As Waitrose extends its successful FareShare trial to 25 branches in total this month, it has today (12 June […]

SONIC® to expand across the U.S. with five new franchise agreements

SONIC® to expand across the U.S. with five new franchise agreements   Five franchise groups acquire existing locations and will build new drive-ins OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) today (Jun 13, 2017) announced five new agreements for franchise development in greater Washington, D.C., New York City, the Ohio River […]

CVS Health with Drug Store News and Mack Elevation to hold health innovation summit

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (June 13, 2017), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), in partnership with Drug Store News and Mack Elevation, will hold an innovation summit that brings together leaders from major health care, technology and consumer brands including Facebook, Under Armour, Google and IBM, among others, for a discussion about […]

ALDI announces $3.4 billion investment to expand 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022

Growth plan calls for 25,000 additional jobs Batavia, Ill., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI continues to disrupt the U.S. grocery industry by providing customers with a smarter way to shop. Building on its already-aggressive growth strategy and $1.6 billion program to remodel 1,300 stores by 2020, the grocery retailer just announced a $3.4 […]

NRF condemns House Ways and Means proposal to phase in Border Adjustment Tax over five years

Brady Suggestion Remains a ‘Massive Middle Class Tax Hike’ WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (June 13, 2017) condemned a proposal by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady to phase in a Border Adjustment Tax over five years. “Phasing in a job-killing plan like the Border Adjustment Tax […]

US Foods unveils its Summer Scoop™ 2017 product lineup

As diners take food choices more personally than ever, restaurants must keep up to win ROSEMONT, Ill., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (June 12, 2017) US Foods unveiled its Summer Scoop™ 2017 (Summer Scoop) product lineup entitled, “It’s a Matter of Choice.” Designed to help restaurants meet the evolving demands of the discerning […]

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew visits world’s first Automated Retail Distribution Centre at Asda’s new facility in Warrington

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew visits world’s first Automated Retail Distribution Centre at Asda’s new facility in Warrington   Colleagues work alongside state of the art automated technology at the site, which serves supermarkets across Manchester and Liverpool, along with Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — His Royal […]

Asda and Social Investment Scotland to host the Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy for the second year

Asda and Social Investment Scotland to host the Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy for the second year   Asda’s only Social Enterprise Supplier Academy returns following huge success last year Academy will support eight Scottish social enterprises to develop route to market Social Investment Scotland secures almost £1m in carrier bag charge revenues to help […]

Brewgooder secures national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in stores across the UK and Northern Ireland

Brewgooder secures national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in stores across the UK and Northern Ireland   LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brewgooder, the world’s first craft beer brewery, is to donate 100% of its profits to clean water projects in developing countries, is celebrating securing a national […]

Asda introduces large punnets of strawberries in response to this year’s impressive harvest

Asda introduces large punnets of strawberries in response to this year’s impressive harvest   Asda sees 30% increase in strawberry crop yield versus expected levels due to mild May Supermarket launches 700g punnet of strawberries to ensure UK growers don’t have to waste surplus berries A predicted 3.6 million strawberries will be eaten from Asda’s […]

Bunnings Warehouse opens in Hemel Hempstead; its third store in the UK and Ireland

Bunnings Warehouse opens in Hemel Hempstead; its third store in the UK and Ireland   Perth, Australia, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers on Friday 9 June in Hemel Hempstead, Buckinghamshire. The new store, on the site of the former […]

NACS Consumer Fuels survey: Americans much more likely than in past years to hit the roads this summer

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — American drivers are much more likely than in years past to be hitting the roads as summer drive season begins, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels survey. Nearly three in ten (29%) consumers say they will drive more in the coming month, an 11-point jump increase […]

Intershop helps QBank develop its integration capabilities with various tools and platforms

Jena, Germany, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — QBank continues to develop its integration capabilities with various tools. The company’s latest launch is the integration for the German e-commerce system, Intershop. Intershop and QBank have been partners for about a year, and now they have taken the next step in offering an integrated solution between their platforms. This enables them to […]

Wegmans Montvale announces recipients of its Employee Scholarship Program

MONTVALE, NJ., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Five graduating seniors from the Montvale area received $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets in a symbolic nod to the company’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education. Since the program began in 1984, more […]

Wegmans Hanover announces recipients of its Employee Scholarship Program

HANOVER, NJ., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Five graduating seniors from the Hanover area received $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets in a symbolic nod to the company’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education. The local recipients are students from Hanover […]

Text to give option now available throughout Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give tournament

Text to give option now available throughout Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give tournament   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Who: Community members What: This year, the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has a text to give option to benefit the Simply Give program throughout tournament week. Donations can be […]

Weingarten Realty Investors to release 2Q 2017 earnings on Thursday, July 27, 2017

HOUSTON, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today (6/13/2017) that its second quarter 2017 earnings will be released after the market closes on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Senior Management will host our quarterly earnings conference call on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Event: Weingarten Realty’s Second Quarter […]

PetSmart delivers the first of nearly 90 initial semi-truck loads of pet food through its historic Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program

PetSmart Expects to Distribute more than 60 Million Meals and Reports Philanthropic Program Has Already Generated More Than 20 Million Meals to Date PetSmart Charities Teams up with Feeding America® and Rescue Bank® to Distribute the Pet Food to  Rescues, Shelters and Food Banks in the U.S. PHOENIX, Ariz., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]