SPAR Croatia successfully converts 40 Billa stores into SPAR

Croatia, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earlier this year, SPAR Croatia’s acquisition of all Billa stores in the country was approved and within just two months, 40 Billa stores were converted to SPAR. The deal also included the takeover of the former Billa logistics centre. The acquired stores are located throughout Croatia, from Istria […]

SPAR Poland accelerates its expansion this summer with new store openings

SPAR Poland accelerates its expansion this summer with new store openings   Poland, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s been a busy summer for SPAR Poland with the opening of four new stores in the space of just one week and the planning of more at an advanced stage. SPAR in Poland is systematically […]

Walgreens donates $200,000 and kicks off customer donation program to American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Company donates food and medical items to emergency shelter in Houston Walgreens generator provides emergency power to City of Victoria Company donates $200,000 to American Red Cross, while nationwide customer donation program begins Tuesday DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is supporting relief efforts in Southeast Texas through a number of initiatives […]

Colruyt: OKay and OKay Compact recall pita meat due to presence of salmonella

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — During microbiological quality controls in our laboratory, salmonella was found in pita meat. For this reason, OKay and OKay Compact decided to remove this product from the shelves in consultation with the FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain). Colruyt and OKay ask their customers […]

Newly revamped Colruyt Laken opens

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 30 August, the renovated Colruyt store in Laken will open its doors after a few months of renovation work. The store has been completely rearranged and restyled into a new‑generation Colruyt store. New-generation store “While the store was closed, we completely rearranged it and expanded the […]

SSP America to develop and operate food & beverage options at Newark Liberty International Airport

SSP portfolio showcases in-house brands tailored specifically for EWR London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Westfield to develop and […]

Amazon announces all-new Alexa feature that lets you synchronize music on multiple Amazon Echo devices in your home

New multi-room music feature lets you group multiple Amazon Echo devices for synchronized music streaming in every room New Alexa developer tools extend multi-room audio to other connected speakers and audio systems SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 29, 2017) announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets you control and synchronize […]

Amazon announce Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime Video

From Executive Producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Glen Morgan, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci, the anthology series is based on the award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast from Aaron Mahnke Series features Robert Patrick, Adam Goldberg, Kristin Bauer, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon announced today (Aug. 29, 2017) the Amazon Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime […]

Kmart now offering flu shots and other back-to-school immunizations for the whole family

Kmart now offering flu shots and other back-to-school immunizations for the whole family   Pharmacies nationwide will offer no cost* flu shots HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Knocking back-to-school shopping off the to-do list isn’t the only thing families can do at Kmart this summer — they can also knock out […]

Sainsbury’s kicks off Argos Click & Collect service in convenience stores nationwide

Sainsbury’s kicks off Argos Click & Collect service in convenience stores nationwide   London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers will be able to pick up their Argos and Tu orders from over 100 Sainsbury’s Local stores by the end of 2017. One year after the acquisition of Argos, this furthers Sainsbury’s strategy of serving […]

Benefit Cosmetics raised $4.7 million during its third Bold is Beautiful campaign

Benefit Cosmetics raised $4.7 million during its third Bold is Beautiful campaign   Paris, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Benefit Cosmetics organized its Bold is Beautiful charity initiative for the third consecutive year in May. During the month, all proceeds from brow wax services at Benefit Brow Bars are donated to charities that help empower women. This year Benefit […]

Michaels to hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions for the holiday season

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) today (2017-08-29) announced it will hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canadian stores and distribution centers this holiday season. Last year, more than 50% of seasonal positions transitioned to regular roles after the holidays. “At Michaels, we believe anyone can […]

Marks & Spencer in franchise talks with Al-Futtaim for M&S’s retail business in Hong Kong and Macau

London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today announced it has opened talks with its long-established franchise partner Al-Futtaim, for the potential purchase and franchising of M&S’s owned retail business in Hong Kong and Macau. A successful conclusion to these discussions would see Al-Futtaim become the new sole franchisee for M&S […]

H&M group and WWF announce new initiative to help Turkey tackle its water challenges

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — During a high-level session at World Water Week in Stockholm, H&M group and WWF today (29 AUG, 2017) announced a new initiative to help Turkey tackle its water challenges, particularly pollution, and ensure sustainable, clean water supplies for businesses, people and nature. Building on the success of previous […]

ALDI supports Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts with $150,000 donation

National Grocery Retailer Also Distributing 1,000 Disaster Relief Packages to Hard-Hit Areas Batavia, Ill., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI announced today (August 29, 2017) it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the city of Rosenberg, Texas, to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. In addition, the company is also […]

BRC: Overall Shop Price deflation was 0.3 per cent in August

London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX – August 2017 Period Covered: 07 – 11 August 2017 Overall Shop Price deflation was 0.3 per cent in August, a slight deceleration from the 0.4 per cent fall in July. Except for June of this year, this is the shallowest deflation […]

Apple and Accenture to transform how businesses engage with customers through innovative solutions for iOS

Accenture to Create Dedicated iOS Practice Within Select Accenture Digital Studios; Apple to Co-Locate Experts with These Teams Cupertino, California and New York, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple and Accenture are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS. The partnership will take full […]

Meijer named as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Meijer named as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion   Retailer achieves high score of 90 percent, earns first time placement on the 2017 Disability Equality Index® GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the US Business Leadership […]

CBRE: Asian outbound investment into global real estate continues; posting significant YoY gains in H1 2017

Asian Investors Continue to Favor Big Ticket Deals and Diverse Geographic Mix When Deploying Capital into Global Real Estate London, New York, Hong Kong the Leading Global Destinations for Asian Investors Los Angeles, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Global real estate continues to serve as an attractive asset class for investors, with Asian outbound […]

CBL & Associates Properties prices $225 million aggregate principal amount of 5.950% Senior Notes Due 2026

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) announced today (8/29/2017) that its majority-owned operating partnership subsidiary, CBL & Associates Limited Partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), priced $225 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.950% Senior Notes Due 2026 (the “notes”) under its existing shelf registration statement. The notes constitute an […]

Co-op cuts the cost of women’s sanitary products

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op has today (29 August 2017) announced it will cut the cost of women’s sanitary products to cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon tax.’ A five per cent reduction will come into effect on 30 August 2017 ahead of Government proposals* to remove the VAT. All 71 […]