2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge winners announced

2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge winners announced   Additional winners at the event included Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, winners of the Pick Task, and MIT Princeton of the U.S., winners of the Stow Task Contestants at this year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge were awarded $270,000 in prizes to support continued innovation within the robotics and automation community SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR […]

Amazon: sales by small businesses now account for over half of the unit sales on Amazon sites around the world

More than half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small businesses and entrepreneurs Sales grew by more than 60 percent for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Prime Day 2017 SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Jul. 31, 2017) announced that small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon sold more than 2 billion items in a […]

GRAIL, Inc. selects Amazon Web Services as its cloud infrastructure provider

Global life sciences company with a mission to detect cancer early taps the cloud with the most functionality to power breakthroughs SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jul. 31, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that GRAIL, Inc., a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can […]

CBL completes the extension and modification of two unsecured term loans due to mature in 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today ( 7/31/2017) announced that it had closed the extension and modification of two unsecured term loans due to mature in 2018. “We are extremely pleased to complete the extension and modification of these term loans,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president & […]

John Lewis Partnership announces five retail tech startups for JLAB 2017

John Lewis Partnership announces five retail tech startups for JLAB 2017   Selected startups include a smart grocery shopping app, a new addressing system and a software which uses artificial intelligence to predict footfall   Finalists will have access to investment of up to £100,000 and 12 weeks’ mentoring Female-led startups set to be strongly […]

Sriracha voted Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Nation Creation champion; The new spicy pretzel arrives in stores for a limited time only later this year

Sriracha voted Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Nation Creation champion; The new spicy pretzel arrives in stores for a limited time only later this year   LANCASTER, Pa., 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 1.3 million fan votes have been tallied and the winner has been declared: Sriracha is the Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Nation Creation champion. The spicy new pretzel […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 1,578,173 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JULY 24, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JULY 28, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 1,578,173 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from July 24, 2017 up to and including July 28, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €17.30 per share for a total consideration of €27.3 million. These repurchases were made […]

Albert Heijn opent vierde logistiek centrum voor online groei

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Binnenkort opent Albert Heijn een nieuw logistiek centrum in Eindhoven, specifiek voor online bestelde boodschappen. Dit zogenaamde Home Shop Center (HSC) is het vierde HSC van de supermarktketen, en, inclusief alle lokale HUB’s, de 25ste locatie voor de bezorging van online bestelde boodschappen. Vanuit het HSC in Eindhoven worden […]

Co-op extends its local sourcing programme into Cumbria

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four Cumbrian-based breweries are among a host of producers in the County to “toast” new contract wins with the Co-op. The move will see eight businesses supply a new range of over 40 products from this month (August) as the Co-op extends its local sourcing programme into Cumbria. UK-wide the […]

TFWA to mark the 70th anniversary of the duty free industry with the launch of global marketing drive

Paris, France, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — TFWA is to mark the 70th anniversary of the duty free industry in 2017 by launching a global marketing drive highlighting the vital contribution the industry makes to the travel industry and the wider economy. The campaign, which will be made available for use by business partners and […]

UK value retailer Poundland launches its first ever summer sale

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading UK value retailer Poundland has today (31st July) launched its first ever summer sale, cutting the price of thousands of product lines to 50p. At the start of the year Poundland said they would continue to sell the huge majority of items at a £1, […]

Delivery Hero Group partners with The Coca-Cola Company

New collaboration marks the starting point of a strategic partnership in digital innovation, sales and marketing activities Berlin, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delivery Hero Group (“Delivery Hero”), the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today (31 July 2017) that it has entered into a strategic partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. This […]

The Florida Grocers Association hosted The 1st Annual Florida Best Bagger Competition

The Florida Grocers Association hosted The 1st Annual Florida Best Bagger Competition   TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Grocers Association (FGA), a division of the Florida Retail Federation, hosted an event to identify Florida’s best bagger of groceries among Sunshine State grocery industry employees. The 1st Annual Florida Best Bagger […]

Barnes & Noble invites LEGO Fans to Join the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox Building Event on Saturday, August 5

LEGO Fans 7 Years Old and Up Are Invited to Join the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox Building Event by Helping Build Vernie, the Coolest New Robot You Can Code New York, New York, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today (July 31, 2017) announced the LEGO® […]

LCP: discount retailer Poundland completes major refit of its Moor Centre store at Brierley Hill

LCP: discount retailer Poundland completes major refit of its Moor Centre store at Brierley Hill   London, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading discount retailer Poundland has committed to Brierley Hill after refurbishing its store at the Moor Centre. The high street retailer has undertaken a major refit at the 7,978 sq ft store, […]

Price Rite Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign raised more than $135,000 for Greater Boston and Rhode Island Food Banks

Price Rite Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign raised more than $135,000 for Greater Boston and Rhode Island Food Banks   Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Team members from Price Rite presented checks totaling more than $135,000 to representatives of The Greater Boston Food Bank and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from funds raised during […]

SpartanNash to announce its 2Q FY 2017 financial results on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Byron Center, MI, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash Company (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) will announce its second quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results after the stock market close on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details on Thursday, August 17, […]

Overstock.com to release 2Q financial results on Thursday, August 3, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform:OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is scheduled to release second quarter financial results for the period ending June 30, 2017 on Thursday, August 3, 2017 after the market closes. The company has scheduled a conference call and webcast for 4:30 p.m. ET that day to […]

Costco Wholesale Corporation declares quarterly cash dividend on common stock of $.50 per share

ISSAQUAH, Wash., 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:COST) today (July 31, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $.50 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable September 1, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, […]