Amazon.com to open its second Michigan fulfillment center in Romulus

New Amazon Robotics site will be the second Amazon fulfillment center in Michigan SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Jul. 27, 2017) announced plans to open its second Michigan fulfillment center in Romulus, creating more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. […]

Walgreens’ Senior Day to offer injury prevention tips and advice on Tuesday, Aug. 1

Fall prevention is focus of Senior Day at Walgreens stores nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 Falls are leading cause of injury among adults 65 and older, according to CDC Supporting multimedia at news.walgreens.com/presskits/do-not-fall.htm DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help reduce the risk of injury from slips and falls, and to educate seniors […]

Starbucks to assume 100% ownership of 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces

Starbucks to assume 100% ownership of 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces   Company announces agreements to acquire the remaining 50% of its East China JV and divest its 50% interest in its Taiwan JV; both transactions undertaken with long-term JV partners President Chain Store Corporation and Uni-President Enterprises Corporation Company […]

Tesco to reduce the price of women’s sanitary products to cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (28 Jul 2017) announced it will reduce the price of women’s sanitary products in a bid to make them more affordable for customers. The five per cent reduction in price will cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’ or VAT on the items […]

Carrefour supports the first Data Science Summer School organised by the Ecole Polytechnique

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Data Science Summer School organised by the Ecole Polytechnique will bring together world experts to talk about the new challenges facing data science from 28 August until 1 September 2017. The programme of courses, conferences and round-table discussions will include: the research projects currently under […]

Macy’s, Inc. to report its 2Q 2017 sales and earnings on Thursday, August 10, 2017

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) is scheduled to report its second quarter 2017 sales and earnings before the opening of financial markets on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The company will webcast a call with financial analysts and investors that day at 10 a.m. ET. Macy’s, Inc.’s webcast is accessible to the media […]

EROSKI suma 78 tiendas de nueva generación en la primera parte del ejercicio

EROSKI suma 78 tiendas de nueva generación en la primera parte del ejercicio   La cooperativa ha remodelado 57 tiendas a su nuevo modelo comercial “contigo”, además de abrir un nuevo supermercado propio y 20 franquiciados  La inversión total asciende a 16 millones de euros y ha generado 247 nuevos puestos de trabajo  Durante el […]

NRF: retailers remain committed to fixing Obamacare despite the failure of a “skinny” repeal bill in the Senate

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation said retailers remain committed to fixing Obamacare despite the failure of a “skinny” repeal bill in the Senate early today (July 28, 2017). “It was very disappointing to come so close on even a limited bill but we will use our disappointment to fuel our push […]

Wakefern’s interns took educational field trip at Campbell’s corporate headquarters

Keasbey, NJ., 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wakefern’s summer interns took a recent field trip to Campbell’s corporate headquarters in Camden, NJ. Nearly 70 Wakefern summer interns spent time in the company’s test kitchen and listened as Campbell’s executives relayed stories of the company’s roots, from the very first soup recipe (beefsteak tomato) to […]

Whole Foods Market to open its ninth Atlanta-area store in Chamblee on August 18

New store will feature Revelator coffee bar and in-house specialties Atlanta, Ga., 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market will open its ninth Atlanta-area store in Chamblee on Friday, August 18, at 5001 Peachtree Boulevard. Opening day shoppers will be greeted with an array of product demonstrations and samples, and the first 500 […]

JCPenney hosts Pair Up with JCPenney campaign to provide kids in-need with basic clothing items

JCPenney hosts Pair Up with JCPenney campaign to provide kids in-need with basic clothing items   National Study Commissioned by JCPenney Finds Low-Income Children in Need of Basic Clothing Items For Every Pack of Kids’ Underwear and Socks Sold, Retailer will Donate a Pack to the YMCA PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

ShopRite opens store in Country Pointe Plainview, NY

ShopRite opens store in Country Pointe Plainview, NY   Plainview, NY, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local leaders and ShopRite today (July 27, 2017) cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art supermarket, the ShopRite of Country Pointe. The 68,000-square-foot supermarket also serves as a retail anchor for Country Pointe Plainview, a development that will include a mix […]

Meijer adds back-to-school items to its home delivery service

Meijer adds back-to-school items to its home delivery service   Retailer adds classroom essentials to home delivery service and drops prices on 300 popular back-to-school items GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is making it easier for parents to plan ahead for the coming school year. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer […]

David Egan appointed Global Head of Industrial & Logistics Research of CBRE

Los Angeles, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE announced today (July 28, 2017) that David Egan, a 20-year veteran of real-estate analysis and research, has been appointed Global Head of Industrial & Logistics Research. He also will continue his work overseeing CBRE’s research on the industry in the Americas. Mr. Egan joined CBRE in […]

East Towne and West Towne Malls implement Youth Escort Policy

Madison, WI, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — East Towne and West Towne Malls will launch their Youth Escort Policy’s tomorrow, Friday, July 28, 2017. The Youth Escort Policy (YEP) is designed to provide all of its shoppers and retailers with a family-friendly, convenient and enjoyable shopping experience. The new policy – which will be […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World Wine Awards: number of Pinot Noir entries this year surpassed that of Sauvignon Blanc

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time since the New World Wine Awards competition began 15 years ago, the number of entries of Pinot Noir has surpassed that of Sauvignon Blanc. The number of entries in the Sauvignon Blanc class is consistent with previous years, but there has been […]

Nike Kicks Lounge opens in Omotesando, Japan

Omotesando, Japan, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nike Kicks Lounge first debuted in Shanghai, China in 2013, and on July 28, 2017, the next generation of this retail destination opens in Omotesando, Japan. At its core, Nike Kicks Lounge offers a curated selection of sneakers from across Nike, Inc. — including Jordan Brand, Nike […]

Chick-fil-A names local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Westfield Century City Mall

Chick-fil-A names local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Westfield Century City Mall   LOS ANGELES, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected local resident Robert Peterson as the local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Westfield Century City Mall, which is slated to open for business on Aug. […]

Wawa opens its first two stores in Broward County, Florida

Double Header Broward County Grand Opening Celebrations Include Charitable Hoagie Building Competitions, Partnership with Feeding South Florida, Broward County Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Giveaways, FREE Coffee and More! Broward County, FL, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wawa Inc., today (July 27, 2017) announced the grand opening of its first two stores in Broward County, […]

Kering 1H 2017 results: consolidated revenue: €7,296.2 million, up 28.2% as reported, 26.5% on a comparable basis

London, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — First-half consolidated revenue: €7,296.2 million, up 28.2% as reported, 26.5% on a comparable basis Luxury activities: up 29.7% as reported, 28.3% on a comparable basis Sport & Lifestyle activities: up 16.1% as reported, 14.3% on a comparable basis Recurring operating income: €1,274.1 million, up 57.1% Sharp rise in operating […]

Apranga Group consolidated profit reached EUR 5.2 million in 1H 2017; a 12.5% increase from 2016

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The consolidated profit before income tax of Apranga Group reached EUR 5.2 million in the six months of 2017, while the Group has made the profit of EUR 4.6 million in the same period of 2016 (the increase of 12.5%). The unaudited consolidated profit before income tax […]

Belle International withdraws shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange following privatization

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belle International Holdings Limited (“Belle International” or the “Company”) announces that its privatization by way of a Scheme of Arrangement (“the Proposal”) has officially taken effect on July 25, 2017 (Cayman Islands time). The Proposal led by a consortium consisting of Hillhouse Capital Group (“Hillhouse”), CDH Investments […]

Lenta signs agreements with MCapital and OTZR for long-term leases of hypermarkets operated under the NASH brand

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta Ltd, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA / “Lenta” or the “Company”), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce signing of agreements with MCapital and OTZR for long-term leases of hypermarkets in Moscow and Russian regions, currently operated under the NASH brand. Assets […]

Food Marketing Institute and the supermarket industry welcome approval of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute and the supermarket industry appreciate Chairman Greg Walden’s (R-OR) leadership and the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s approval of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772).  H.R. 772 is a bipartisan bill led by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA), […]

REI Co-op unveils its next spring’s new gear collection

New gear collection designed using insights from co-op members and employees SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — REI Co-op’s in-house brand released its plans for next spring’s new gear collection during the Outdoor Retailer industry tradeshow. Highlights include outerwear featuring GORE-TEX® Active fabric technology that will be on display at the show, a […]