“12 Days of Inspiration”: Barnes & Noble announces its inaugural sales event showcasing exclusive offers this holiday season

Unwrapping Exclusive Daily Deals Both In-Store and Online at a Special Price Available for That Day Only New York, NY, 2017-Nov-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced its first-ever “12 Days of Inspiration,” an inaugural sales event showcasing a variety of exclusive offers for shoppers […]

Barnes & Noble unveils its lineup of free Storytime events for children and families for the holiday season

A Special Storytime Pajama Party Featuring Customer-Favorite The Polar Express Free Children’s Storytimes Celebrate the Joy of Reading and a Family Holiday Tradition Throughout the Month of December New York, NY, 2017-Nov-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced its lineup of free Storytime events for children and […]

Bon-Ton Stores president and CEO Bill Tracy: We are very pleased with our November sales results and our strong start to the holiday season

MILWAUKEE, 2017-Nov-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT), today announced that comparable store sales for the four weeks ended November 25, 2017 increased 3.1%. Total sales increased 1.9% to $280.6 million in the current year compared with $275.3 million in the prior year period. “We are very pleased with our November sales results and our strong start to […]

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust enters into an agreement with CT Real Estate Investment Trust for the sale of seven retail properties

TORONTO, Canada, 2017-Nov-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust(“RioCan” or the “Trust”) (TSX:REI.UN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with CT Real Estate Investment Trust (“CT REIT”) for the sale of seven retail properties, all of which are anchored by a Canadian Tire banner, for a total sale price of $200 million. The […]

Alshaya: Chef Johnny Di Francesco debuts his 400 Gradi Italian restaurant in the Middle East at The Avenues Bahrain

Bahrain, Middle East, 2017-Nov-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Award-winning Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco has debuted his 400 Gradi Italian restaurant brand in the Middle East with the opening of the first restaurant at The Avenues Bahrain, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. The opening of the first 400 Gradi restaurant […]

Calvin Klein, Inc. announces global partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), today (Nov. 28, 2017) announced a multi-year partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Calvin Klein, Inc.’s financial commitment will support the foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants sustaining the creation, presentation and documentation of […]

SPAR Netherlands opens a SPAR City store and two new SPAR Express stores

Netherlands, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Netherlands recently opened three new stores of two different formats — a SPAR City store and two new SPAR Express stores — one of which is the first SPAR Express store to open along a highway. Rollout of SPAR Express stores The two new SPAR Express stores, […]

SPAR Hungary partner wins numerous industry-recognised awards

Hungary, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary continues to invest in different areas of the business, from launching new product ranges to rolling out new stores. Here we take a look at a few recent initiatives that are helping to grow the brand and that have led to the partner winning a number […]

Doidge Building Centres Ltd. & Mahood Lumber Company will now bear the RONA banner on its six locations in Ontario

Doidge Building Centres Ltd. & Mahood Lumber Company joins the RONA network with six locations in Kincardine, Miller Lake, Bracebridge, Bradford, Welland and Fort Erie Boucherville (Québec), 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada is proud to announce that a new affiliate dealer, Doidge Building Centres Ltd. & Mahood Lumber Company Limited, has joined its […]

Visa releases travel and spend data timed with the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Visa, the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, releases travel and spend data timed with the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, released travel and […]

Amazon Web Services announces powerful new features for AWS Marketplace

New Enterprise Contract and Private Image Build features for AWS Marketplace make purchasing software and running applications on AWS even easier for buyers and sellers New AWS Solution Provider Program, AWS SaaS Factory, and AWS SaaS Accelerate Program help increase cloud adoption and APN Partner success New Competencies recognize APN Partners with demonstrated expertise in Machine Learning and […]

Amazon Web Services announces AWS PrivateLink

New managed service allows SaaS application developers who build on AWS to offer private endpoints as an additional option for accessing their service, increasing security for end customers by eliminating the need to expose data to the public Internet Aqua Security, Autodesk, CA Technologies, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, Dynatrace, Salesforce, SigOpt, Snowflake, and Twilio are among the SaaS providers […]

Amazon Music launches “The U2 Experience” available to U2 fans from U.S., UK, Germany, and Austria

Amazon to Launch an Exclusive Broadcast of New and Archived Interviews from U2, Including Live Recordings of Songs from the Band’s Upcoming Album “Songs of Experience” Available to Amazon Music Account Holders in the U.S., UK, Germany, and Austria via Amazon Music on Web, Mobile, and Amazon Echo Devices Where Available For a Limited Time; Launching Simultaneously Across Multiple Time Zones […]

AWS announces a fully managed intelligent threat detection service — Amazon GuardDuty

New intelligent threat detection service analyzes trillions of events per day to identify new and evolving threats and provide simple, tailored, and cost-effective protection for AWS accounts and workloads GE, Netflix, Autodesk, Twilio, Webroot, and Mapbox among the customers using Amazon GuardDuty SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), […]

AWS announces a new Bare Metal instance offering for Amazon EC2 and introduces a new H1 Storage Optimized instances

New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal instances enable customers to run workloads directly on AWS hardware, or bring their own hypervisor or virtualization stack; preview starts today New Storage Optimized instance family, H1, is designed for high-performance, big data workloads The next generation of General Purpose instances, M5, deliver even better compute, memory, and networking performance, […]

Kmart launches #UglySweaterforBetter social media campaign to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Kmart launches #UglySweaterforBetter social media campaign to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®   #UglySweaterforBetter, A New Addition to Kmart’s Annual Campaign to Raise Millions for Lifesaving Research and Treatment of Childhood Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘Tis the season to wear the […]

H&M Foundation and UNICEF launch new initiative to make early childhood development programmes more accessible to children with disabilities

H&M Foundation and UNICEF launch new initiative to make early childhood development programmes more accessible to children with disabilities   H&M Foundation and UNICEF have launched a new partnership to support young children, in particular those with disabilities. The initiative is worth SEK 30 million (USD 3.7 million) and one aim is to reach more […]

CVS Health to provide Real-time benefit information to help eliminate potential dispensing delays and improve patient outcomes

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (November 28, 2017) that its pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), CVS Caremark, will begin providing real-time visibility to member-specific medication costs and available lower-cost therapeutic alternatives at the point of prescribing and at the pharmacy. This enhanced visibility to the patient’s benefit across […]

Ocado Group plc and Groupe Casino to develop the Ocado Smart Platform in France

Saint-Étienne, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between Ocado Group plc (“Ocado”) and Groupe Casino, to develop the Ocado Smart Platform (“OSP”) in France. Ocado is the world’s leading dedicated on-line grocery retailer with a strong technological advantage. The scalable, modular end-to-end solution provided […]

Cdiscount becomes France’s leading Black Friday e-tailer after reporting €43 million in business volumes

Bordeaux, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Black Friday has become a major event in the e-commerce industry, and Cdiscount ranks as France’s leading Black Friday e-tailer after reporting €43 million in business volumes, or five times the amount recorded on a typical day. A total of 8 million people – i.e., one in three […]

Macerich announces the sale of its Chicago office building for $86.4 million

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ —The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) today (Nov. 27, 2017) announced the sale of an office building at 500 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago for $86.4 million.  The asset was unencumbered and wholly-owned by Macerich. 500 N. Michigan Ave is a 326,000 square foot office tower located adjacent to Macerich’s The Shops at North Bridge, a 673,000 square […]

RILA again teams up with Sustainable Brands® for their 2018 flagship conference

Vancouver Event Will Feature Retail-Specific Program Track Arlington , VA, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/28/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that for the second year in a row they will be teaming up with Sustainable Brands® for their 2018 flagship conference in Vancouver, Canada. The event, Redesigning the Good Life, is the […]

CarMax expands partnership with auto repair provider RepairPal

RICHMOND, Va., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today (November 28, 2017) announced it is expanding its commercial relationship with RepairPal, a leading provider of auto service and repair via a network of RepairPal Certified shops. Additionally, CarMax has made a minority investment of $5 million as the lead in […]

Old Navy donates $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs following successful Black Friday donation campaign

OVERWHELMING CUSTOMER RESPONSE TO BLACK FRIDAY COZY SOCK TRIGGER DONATION FUNDS FIRST JOBS PROGRAM FOR CLUB TEENS  SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Timed to Giving Tuesday, Old Navy is donating $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs after a successful Black Friday trigger donation campaign. On Black Friday, Old Navy offered customers the opportunity […]

NGA urges Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform to create a more level playing field for supermarkets operating as pass-through businesses

ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and 152 state trade associations and food retailers today urged the U.S. Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform that creates a more level playing field for supermarkets operating as pass-through businesses. In a letter to Senators, the […]

Whole Foods Market announces 50 percent off sale on the cookie bar from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4

Whole Foods Market announces 50 percent off sale on the cookie bar from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4   AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate National Cookie Day, Whole Foods Market is having a 50 percent off sale on the cookie bar from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4. Whole Foods Market cookie […]

SUPERVALU to participate in Barclays “Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary” Conference in New York

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) will participate in next week’s Barclays “Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary” Conference in New York. President and CEO Mark Gross and Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer Rob Woseth will address investors at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. A live webcast of this […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 899,840 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 899,840 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from November 20, 2017 up to and including November 24, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €17.05 per share for a total consideration of €15.3 million. These repurchases were made […]

Apple stores to host Hour of Code workshops from December 4 through 10

Free Coding Sessions, New Swift Playgrounds Challenge and Teacher Resources Are Available for Everyone Cupertino, California, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (NOVEMBER 28, 2017) opened registration for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions available at all Apple Stores from December 4 through 10. The company also introduced a new educational challenge in Swift […]

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs shortlisted in the Efficiency Champion Category for the 2017 Sustainable Business Network Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs has announced today (28 November 2017) that the company is a finalist in the Efficiency Champion Category for the 2017 Sustainable Business Network Awards, thanks to some stunning results in minimising waste. “With 122 sites signed up to the programme we can report the following […]