BRC: The impact of Brexit and emerging trends in retail in this autumn edition of ‘The Retailer’

BRC: The impact of Brexit and emerging trends in retail in this autumn edition of ‘The Retailer’   London, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Don’t miss the autumn 2017 edition of ‘The Retailer’, our online-only magazine, which is out now. The impact of Brexit and emerging trends in retail take centre stage. “For retailers, speed […]

BRC on HMRC’s state of readiness: no Brexit deal would mean fivefold increase in the number of customs declarations

London, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report out today (November 14, 2017) on the readiness of HMRC for a new customs IT system in 2019, William Bain, Policy Advisor – Europe and International at the BRC said: “This report makes for stark reading for businesses and consumers who are dependent on moving […]

BRC on consumer price inflation figures in UK: It may be an expensive Christmas dinner this year

London, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commenting on the latest consumer price inflation figures releases by the ONS today (November 14, 2017), Rachel Lund, Head of Retail Insight & Analytics at the BRC said: “It may be an expensive Christmas dinner this year as a combination of more costly imports and higher world food prices, particularly […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: record number of Americans say they will be driving the same or more this month

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, a record 93% of Americans say they will be driving the same or more this month, and they anticipate spending more over the same time period, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Thanksgiving traffic could be heavy, as […]

Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods recalls chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

WASHINGTON, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, a Hayward, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Nov. 14, 2017). The cooked ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken tikka masala items […]

SPAR Slovenia a proud sponsor of the EuroBasket Champions

Slovenia, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Slovenia has been the sponsor of the national basketball team for 17 years and this year’s sponsorship was extra special with the team being crowned European Champions at the EuroBasket finals in Istanbul. There were more than 7,000 Slovenians in the stands to support their team and […]

SPAR Austria opens newly expanded and modernised academy following €10 million investment

Vienna, Austria, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SPAR Academy in Vienna is one of Europe’s most innovative development centres, offering training to 300 apprentices. Showing its commitment to employee development, SPAR Austria recently invested around €10 million in the expansion and modernisation of the academy. The new facilities offer high-tech materials and new methods of […]

Metro’s rolls out online grocery shopping in the Outaouais region

Montréal, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro’s online grocery shopping is now being offered to all customers in the Outaouais region, from Aylmer to L’Ange-Gardien, and from Cantley to Gatineau. Serving close to 124,000 homes spread over 5 municipalities, it will allow nearly 289,000 consumers to benefit from this service with the guaranteed freshness […]

Giant Tiger continues its successful “Inner Voice” themed advertising campaigns

Real Holiday Moments Representing Real Canadian Families OTTAWA, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited is excited to debut their second year of holiday commercials celebrating what truly matters; life’s precious family moments. These commercials are a continuation of the successful “Inner Voice” themed advertising campaigns. “Each of our 2017 holiday commercials features […]

Stater Bros. celebrates the opening of it’s newest supermarket in Norco, CA

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Company’s newest supermarket in Norco showcasing Stater Bros.’ updated format and additional features to enhance the shopping experience of the Company’s longtime and valued Norco customers. The new supermarket is located at 2430 River Road […]

Taco Bell International president Melissa Lora to retire in the summer of 2018

Liz Williams will take over as President, Taco Bell International and Rahul Shinde will join as Division Chief Financial Officer Irvine, Calif., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell announced today (November 13, 2017) that Melissa Lora, President, Taco Bell International, will be retiring in the summer of 2018 after 31 years with the […]

Carrefour stops selling of Carrefour-brand eggs produced by caged hens in Europe

Carrefour stops selling of Carrefour-brand eggs produced by caged hens in Europe   Carrefour stops selling Carrefour-brand eggs produced by caged hens in all of its stores in Europe Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour has just reached a new milestone in animal well-being in becoming the first retailer to commit to ensuring […]

Macy’s offers preview of more than 100 Black Friday specials beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16

Macy’s offers preview of more than 100 Black Friday specials beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16   Macy’s kicks off Black Friday savings with a preview of more than 100 deals starting Thursday, November 16 Take advantage of more than 500 Black Friday specials beginning at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day at macys.com on Thanksgiving, November 23 Macy’s […]

Amazon offers a sneak peek of its plans for Black Friday deals

Black Friday will feature more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals across 30 categories Save up to 35% on Melissa & Doug toys and furniture; Premium brand 40-inch smart TV only $279.99; Echo Dot only $29.99 – the lowest price ever! Shop deals from small businesses and entrepreneurs, including startups in the Amazon […]

Amazon acquires global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment

Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. […]

Sainsbury’s research reveals what makes a modern British Christmas

Sainsbury’s research reveals what makes a modern British Christmas   New research from Sainsbury’s into Brits’ festive habits reveals what makes a modern British Christmas  London, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research from Sainsbury’s has pin-pointed the fifty things that truly make a great British Christmas, from celebratory bubbles in the morning to […]

New survey reveal an estimated 164 million people plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday

WASHINGTON, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The biggest shopping weekend of the year is right around the corner and 69 percent of Americans — an estimated 164 million people — are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper […]

GGP Inc. receives unsolicited proposal from Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

GGP Inc. receives unsolicited proposal from Brookfield Property Partners L.P.   Board Establishes Special Committee to Evaluate Proposal Stockholders Advised to Take No Action at This Time CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) (“GGP” or “the Company”) today (November 13, 2017) confirmed that on Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Company’s […]

KappAhl estimates lower operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018

KappAhl estimates lower operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018   KappAhl AB (publ.) estimates that their operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018 will be lower than the first quarter 2016/2017. Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales during the quarter has not lived up to our expectations so far. This is mainly […]

Morrisons launches “voice skill” using Amazon’s Alexa

Bradford, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers can now order from Morrisons.com without lifting a finger using Amazon’s Alexa. Morrisons online shoppers will now be order their weekly shop from Morrisons.com using only their voice. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to add milk, bread or any other item to their Morrisons.com […]

7‑Eleven introduces OREO Mint hot chocolate

7‑Eleven introduces OREO Mint hot chocolate   IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is teaming up with America’s favorite cookie brand to launch a minty fresh product lineup, anchored by OREO Mint hot chocolate. The exclusive flavor has never been available before as a hot chocolate and 7‑Eleven® stores will be the only ones – […]

Co-op set to open seven new stores in London this November

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is ramping up its investment in London this November, as it prepares to open a total of seven new stores in just two weeks. The £4.8 million investment forms part of the retailer’s 2017 store expansion plan and is set to create around 100 jobs in the […]

Nisa Retail members vote in favour of the Co-op Group’s offer to buy 100% of the business

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nisa Retail, the delivered wholesaler and convenience retail specialist, is pleased to announce that its members have voted significantly in favour of the Co-op Group’s offer to buy 100 pct of the business for up to £137.5m. At the Court Meeting of the members held at Elland Road, Leeds, […]

Raley’s launches same-day delivery service in Sacramento

Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Northern California Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to serve the needs of it’s communities, Raley’s is launching the second phase of delivery service through its (eCart) e-commerce platform. The delivery service, which originally launched in August 2017, in Alameda, […]