Amazon announces plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia

New facility brings Georgia presence to four fulfillment centers SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia. When opened, Amazon will create more than 500 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees at three fulfillment centers located in Braselton, Lithia […]

Amazon to occupy more than 280,000 square feet at Hollywood’s The Culver Studios

New Culver City office space brings Amazon Studios more than 280,000 square feet SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 30, 2017) announced plans to move into The Culver Studios, one of Hollywood’s most iconic television and movie studios located in Culver City, California. Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video and World Wide Advertising will occupy more than 280,000 […]

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia creates a dazzling holiday collection for Macy’s

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia creates a dazzling holiday collection for Macy’s   The glamorous line created for Macy’s by husband and wife design team Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia features resplendent textiles and superb craftsmanship, and is available in 149 Macy’s stores and macys.com in November NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for […]

Experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem at Macy’s Herald Square

Just in time for the holiday season, customers at Macy’s flagship store in New York will be able to experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem, featuring innovative technologies in mobile, virtual reality, QLED television, home audio, and more NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Samsung today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced the launch of a unique Samsung experience at […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance commences partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (October 31, 2017) announced that it has commenced its previously announced partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products. Under the terms of the agreement, Fareva has acquired BCM, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s contract manufacturing […]

Wakefern Food Corp. recorded retail sales of $16.3 billion for the 52-week fiscal year ending September 30, 2017

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wakefern Food Corp. Chairman and CEO Joseph S. Colalillo, President and COO Joe Sheridan and Executive Vice President Chris Lane addressed Wakefern shareholders, store management and staff at the company’s annual shareholder meeting October 26 in East Brunswick, NJ. The company reported record retail sales of $16.3 […]

Asda named UK Supermarket Retailer of the year at People’s Choice Wine Awards

Leeds, UK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda has been named UK Supermarket Retailer of the year at the inaugural People’s Choice Wine Awards, pipping Waitrose to the post. Known for producing high quality, affordable wines, Asda was also named winner in four categories: Bargain Buys, Food Friendly Wines, Out of the Ordinary and […]

Asda announces the appointment of Roger Burnley as President and CEO

Asda announces the appointment of Roger Burnley as President and CEO   Leeds, UK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (30th October 2017) CEO of Walmart International, Dave Cheesewright announced that Roger Burnley is to take on the role of Asda’s President and CEO from 1st January 2018. Roger returned to Asda as Chief Operating Officer […]

CarMax EVP and COO Cliff Wood to retire; Ed Hill to succeed

Company Highlights Succession Plan and Executive Promotions RICHMOND, Va., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX) today (October 30, 2017) announced that Cliff Wood plans to retire as executive vice president and chief operating officer by the end of the summer of 2018 and will be succeeded by Ed Hill, currently CarMax’s executive vice president, strategy and […]

Stanley Black & Decker to open its third manufacturing facility in Texas

MISSION, Texas, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced that the world’s largest tools and storage company will open a new manufacturing facility in Mission, TX. The company has signed a lease on a nearly 300,000 square foot facility that will make DEWALT power tool products. The facility will […]

Wegmans Pharmacy introduces new Medicare Part D Advisor tool

Rochester, N.Y., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — With open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage underway, Wegmans Pharmacy is making it easier for consumers to find the plan that’s right for them. With the company’s introduction of its new Medicare Part D Advisor tool, Wegmans pharmacists can generate a customized report that compares […]

Wegmans offers busy families with complete Thanksgiving dinners

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Thanksgiving, step away from the stove to make memories and savor time spent with family and friends. Just heat, eat and enjoy. Wegmans complete Thanksgiving dinners are better than ever with improved flavor, prepared exclusively with wholesome, simple ingredients. Hand-carved and ready-to-carve turkeys are slow cooked to […]

21st Century Snack Foods voluntarily recalls Dark Chocolate Almonds that may contain undeclared milk allergen

21st Century Snack Foods voluntarily recalls Dark Chocolate Almonds that may contain undeclared milk allergen   Ronkonkoma NY 11779, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — 21st Century Snack Foods, of Ronkonkoma NY 11779, is voluntarily issuing the following recall: Dark Chocolate Almonds: Packaged in a 6 oz peg / stand up bag.  UPC# 030603 228549. […]

Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co voluntarily recalls Uncle Buck’s and Family Choice Dark Chocolate Peanuts due to undeclared milk

Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co voluntarily recalls Uncle Buck’s and Family Choice Dark Chocolate Peanuts due to undeclared milk   Bridgeport, IL, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling all of Uncle Buck’s and Family Choice Dark Chocolate Peanuts packaged in standup twist tie bag, […]

Rob Scruggs joins Dollar General as chief digital and customer engagement officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today (October 30, 2017) announced that Rob Scruggs has joined the Company as chief digital and customer engagement officer, a newly created position in which he will lead the strategy for customer engagement including digital experience and tools. Scruggs brings over 17 […]

Russian food retailer X5 to improve targeted marketing at its Perekrestok supermarket chain with machine learning technology

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), has introduced machine learning technology to improve targeted marketing at its Perekrestok supermarket chain and to develop personalised offers for all members of the Perekrestok Club loyalty programme. Machine learning is […]

KappAhl Group appoints Peter Andersson new CFO from April 2018

KappAhl Group appoints Peter Andersson new CFO from April 2018   Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ —Peter Andersson has been appointed new CFO of the KappAhl Group effective during April 2018, the latest. Peter Andersson has worked for many years as CFO of AB Lindex, where he currently is Director of Expansion. “I am very […]

CBRE Group completes acquisition of project management and design engineering provider Heery International, Inc.

Los Angeles, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (October 30, 2017) announced it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Heery International, Inc. (Heery), the project management and design engineering business of the international infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty LLC. Heery, based in Atlanta, is a leader in providing project management, […]

New World’s Little Garden campaign raised $150,000 for the Starship Foundation

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World’s Little Garden campaign ended on October 15 and Foodstuffs NZ’s Brand & Sponsorship Manager Jen Mariu says it was a great success. “We’re very pleased to say that customers who chose to donate $1 in return for the Little Garden Starflower (Borage) seedling have […]

Shop Direct raised £440,000 for Claire House’s new site in Liverpool

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct has raised £440,000 in just 12 months to digitally equip Claire House’s new site, which will support hundreds of seriously and terminally ill children in Liverpool and the wider North West. In September 2016, the 4,700-strong team at Shop Direct voted for Claire House Children’s Hospice […]

B&M opens new store in Llanelli, South Wales

Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — B&M increased its presence in South Wales with opening of a new store in Llanelli. The B&M Home Store with Garden Centre is located at the new Cross Hands Business Park, opening its doors to the public on Saturday with the help of some very special […]

REI Co-op will close stores on Black Friday; will pay all 12,000 employees to #OptOutside with family and friends

Outdoor co-op launches experiential search engine powered by millions who have chosen to #OptOutside SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year running, REI Co-op, the nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, has announced that it will close its 151 stores on Black Friday, process no online sales and pay all 12,000 employees to […]

Beyond Meat® adds Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor and advocate

EL SEGUNDO, California, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beyond Meat®, a leader in plant-based meat, announced today (October 17, 2017) the addition of Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor and advocate. “I am thrilled to officially welcome Leonardo DiCaprio to the Beyond Meat family,” said Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat. “His investment and role […]

Alibaba Cloud opens its data center in Malaysia

Meets growing demand in the region and enables enterprises to run workloads in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today (October 30, 2017) opened its data center in Malaysia. Located strategically for Southeast Asian coverage, the data center will meet the surging […]

Dunkin’ Donuts renews sponsorship of the National Women’s Hockey League

Dunkin’ Donuts renews sponsorship of the National Women’s Hockey League   Dunkin’ Donuts renews agreement as official coffee and quick service restaurant of the NWHL CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) drops the puck for the start of its third season, Dunkin’ Donuts has renewed its sponsorship of […]

NCR elects Matthew Thompson to its board

Duluth, Ga., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (October 30, 2017 ) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Matthew Thompson, executive vice president of field operations for Adobe, to the company’s board. Matt’s sales career has spanned 35 years. In his current role, Matt leads […]

Debenhams opens its first store in Australia

Debenhams opens its first store in Australia   The store’s small-format layout – across two storeys and 3600sqm – is the first of its kind for Debenhams and is a notable shift away from the traditional department store format in Australia. David Smith, Debenhams’ Managing Director, International, said:“International expansion in key markets is a strategic […]

Debenhams to trial instore fitness centres Sweat! in three stores from early 2018

Debenhams to trial instore fitness centres Sweat! in three stores from early 2018   LONDON, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading British retailer, Debenhams, has today (27/10/17) announced that it is launching a trial of instore fitness centres with gym specialists, Sweat! as part of the Debenhams Redesigned strategy to make stores a Destination […]

RioCan-HBC JV engages CBRE and Brookfield Financial Real Estate Group to explore possible sale of its Vancouver property

Expects to close $200 million mortgage; proceeds to be distributed to HBC and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust TORONTO and NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan-HBC JV (“JV”), a joint venture between HBC (TSX: HBC) and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan” (TSX:REI.UN) announced today (October 30, 2017) that it has engaged […]

Sprouts Farmers Market welcomes Joseph (Joe) O’Leary to its board of directors

PHOENIX, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today ( Oct. 30, 2017) announced the addition of Joseph (Joe) O’Leary to its board of directors. “We are excited to welcome a seasoned executive like Joe O’Leary to our board,” said Amin Maredia, chief executive officer and a director of Sprouts Farmers Market. […]