The Home Depot® acquires leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products The Company Store

ATLANTA, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® announced today (Dec 21, 2017) that it has acquired The Company Store, a leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products, from Hanover Direct. The deal closed on December 19 and terms were not disclosed. In addition to its success as an online retailer, The […]

Carrefour launches The Boucles du Cœur 2018 edition; continues its support to children in need

Carrefour launches The Boucles du Cœur 2018 edition; continues its support to children in need   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Boucles du Cœur – the event created by Carrefour – has just launched a call for charity projects to decide which association is to be the beneficiary, at national level, […]

Carrefour opens a new hypermarket in Warsaw with brand-new, completely original digital solutions

Carrefour opens a new hypermarket in Warsaw with brand-new, completely original digital solutions   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new hypermarket opened on 13 December in Warsaw. Its customers will be able to take advantage of its brand-new, completely original digital solutions, as well as range of new commercial concepts, including m-commerce […]

Amazon marks its biggest holiday season with customers shopping at record levels worldwide

Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the #1 and #2 top-selling products across all categories on Amazon Items shipped with FREE One-Day Shipping or FREE Same-Day Delivery or Ultra-Fast Delivery with Prime Now more than doubled this holiday season Small businesses and entrepreneurs had a record-breaking season with more than one billion items ordered […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to sell 30% interest in Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation to Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (December 22, 2017) announces that it has entered into an agreement to reduce its stake in Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a pharmaceutical wholesaling joint venture in China, following an offer from its joint venture partner Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings Co. Ltd. […]

Sonic Corp. to participate at the 20th Annual ICR Conference on January 8, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that the company will be presenting at the 20th Annual ICR Conference on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.The presentation will begin at 2:00 PM ET. Investors and interested parties can access the presentation by visiting the […]

X5 Retail Group assigned a long-term credit rating of ruAA with a stable outlook by RAEX rating agency

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: FIVE), announces that RAEX rating agency (“RAEX”) has assigned X5 a long-term credit rating of ruAA with a stable outlook. RAEX in its press release outlines the key factors contributing to this credit […]

Albert Heijn trials “tap to go” technology allowing customers to pay without going through the checkout

Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn, our leading supermarket brand in the Netherlands, is taking grab-and-go convenience to the next level. Beginning this month, Albert Heijn is testing “tap to go” technology at one of its AH to go stores, allowing customers to pay for items without going through the checkout. The technology, […]

Perry Ellis International announces its participation at the 20th Annual ICR Conference 2018 on January 8th

Miami, FL, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today that the company will be presenting at the 20th Annual ICR Conference 2018 on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 1:00 PM (local time) at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL. A webcast of the presentation will […]

Stater Bros. donates $75,000 to Toys for Tots Program

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since 2005,Stater Bros. has proudly partnered with the United States Marine Corps. (U.S.M.C.) Toys for Tots program to bring joy to families in need during the holiday season.  On December 6, representatives from Stater Bros. gathered to present a $75,000 check to local Toys for Tots Program […]

Lagardère Travel Retail unveils newly transformed Aelia Duty Free Departure store in Auckland International Airport

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The travel retailer has successfully unveiled their full Aelia Duty Free Departure store in Auckland International Airport. Debuting in the airport in July 2015, Aelia Duty Free has been significantly transformed to deliver a world class Duty Free experience, both in-store and on-line. Covering 1480 square […]

NEW ZEALAND: Synlait Milk to become the exclusive supplier of Foodstuffs’ private label fresh milk and cream

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Synlait Milk (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) is partnering with Foodstuffs South Island Limited to become the Cooperative’s exclusive supplier of its private label fresh milk and cream from early 2019. Synlait intends to invest approximately $125 million in an advanced liquid dairy packaging facility to supply Foodstuffs […]

CommerceHub names Michael Trimarchi as its new CFO and Treasurer

Mark Greenquist has notified the company of his resignation as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Michael Trimarchi, CommerceHub’s current Chief Commercial Officer and former Chief Accounting Officer, has been named new CFO and Treasurer ALBANY, N.Y., 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — CommerceHub, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUBA) (NASDAQ:CHUBK) (“CommerceHub,” “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”), a leading distributed commerce network […]

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk   St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk, Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessiya. The new store is Lenta “compact” format hypermarket […]

Barnes & Noble Announces the Highest-Selling Books of 2017

Barnes & Noble Announces the Highest-Selling Books of 2017 in Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen, and Kid Titles New York, NY, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Milk & Honey, a book of poetry and prose addressing survival and love, sits alongside a blogger’s guide to finding happiness by ditching “positivity” in rankings of the highest-selling books in […]

Alibaba Cloud set to open its new India data center in January 2018

Alibaba Cloud set to open its new India data center in January 2018   New data center adds to global coverage and provides world-leading capabilities to key market Beijing, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced today (December 20, 2017) that clients can start to sign […]

Diebold Nixdorf’s Cash Cube concept recognized with Global Innovation Award by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA)

ATMIA to present award during its 2018 U.S. conference, Feb. 6-8, in Las Vegas NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), the global leader in driving connected commerce, has been awarded the inaugural Global Innovation Award by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) for its Cash Cube concept. Using mobile technologies, the Cash Cube […]

The Joy in Childhood Foundation announces new $2.7 million commitment to help bring joy to sick and hungry children

Funding Will Support Feeding America® and Nearly 200 Other Organizations Across the Country CANTON, Mass., 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holidays upon us, the Joy in Childhood Foundation SM is making a special gift to help address critical child health and hunger needs. The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today (December 20, […]

Sheetz to offer customers a free cup of coffee on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is pleased to announce that they will again celebrate the holidays by offering customers a free cup of freshly brewed Sheetz coffee on both Christmas Day, from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m., and New Year’s, from 4 p.m. […]

Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores hand out free gift cards this holiday season

Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores hand out free gift cards this holiday season   The first 400 people in every store receive a free gift card valued between $5 and $500 MILWAUKEE, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT) is spreading joy this holiday season by handing out free gift cards at […]

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation   Helping local families in communities across Canada OTTAWA, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Giant Tiger stores are committed to fighting hunger with a donation of $35,000 to local food banks in many of the communities it calls home. “Community giving is not just what […]

Blockchain leader Bitt launches new mMoney digital payment product in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Blockchain leader Bitt recently launched its new mMoney digital payment product in Barbados. The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) and several of its strategic partners participated in the soft launch, which marked the region’s first “digital dollar only” event.  Overstock.com’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) blockchain investment vehicle Medici Ventures owns stock and options on 34.8 percent of Bitt. […]

Raley’s eCart brings delivery service to Reno, Nevada

 Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Reno West Sacramento, California, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s eCart e-commerce platform is launching its third phase of delivery service to Reno, Nevada. The delivery service will allow healthy, fresh and high-quality offerings at affordable prices to be delivered to select zip codes in […]

Kroger opens its 1,000th ClickList store and launches integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList

In Q3 2017, company’s 109 percent digital revenue growth was driven by ClickList CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kroger announced today it has opened its 1,000th ClickList store and launched the latest seamless and integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList. “As part of our Restock Kroger plan, we continually invest in redefining our customers’ grocery shopping experiences by […]

Citycon’s VP, Marketing and Branding Marianne Mazarino Håkonsen to leave the company

Espoo, Finland, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marianne Mazarino Håkonsen, Citycon Oyj’s VP, Marketing and Branding and member of the Corporate Management Committee will leave the company. She will step down from the Corporate Management Committee as of January 2018 and leave the company as of March 2018. The decision to leave is mutual between […]

BJ’s Restaurant announces the opening of its restaurant in Taylor, Michigan

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its restaurant in Taylor, Michigan. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse opened on Monday, December 18, 2017, on a free standing pad at the Southland Center and is part of a recent retail addition that includes a 50,000 square foot Cinemark theater. The […]

Four celebrated local chefs teams up with SSP America to open Manufactory Food Hall at San Francisco International Airport

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four celebrated San Francisco chefs—Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine, Gabriela Cámara of Cala, and Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao—are teaming up with SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide to further enhance the airport dining portfolio of San Francisco International Airport. […]

Walgreens will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to meet customers’ last-minute shopping needs

Select Walgreens stores open until midnight or even 24 hours to meet last-minute shopping needs DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Have you run out of wrapping paper and tape? Forgot batteries for the new toy under the tree? Checked the list twice, and still missing something? Walgreens, a provider of trusted care […]

SSP opens Factory Bar & Kitchen at Birmingham Airport

LONDON, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new bar and restaurant at Birmingham Airport. Called Factory Bar & Kitchen, the new concept has been inspired by Birmingham’s heritage, and pays tribute to the pivotal role the city played in the […]

Starbucks Puerto Rico opens its 25th location

Starbucks has opened its 25th store on the Island at the Metropolitan University campus of the Ana G. Méndez University System in San Juan – its first new location since Hurricane Maria forced widespread store closures in September Company reaffirms its long-term commitment to Puerto Rico’s economic recovery and community rebuilding efforts San Juan, PUERTO […]