IKEA to recycle used mattresses as part of its sustainability strategy

Conshohocken, PA, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA U.S. announced today that in keeping with its sustainability strategy of ‘waste to resources’ it will be recycling all of its used mattresses. This includes old mattresses (any brand) that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered*, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA […]

Sonic Corp. to host Q4 2017 results conference call on October 16, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that it will release results for the quarter ended August 31, 2017 after the market close on October 16, 2017. The company will host a conference call to review financial results on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 5:00 PM ET. The conference […]

Unibail-Rodamco completes sale of the So Ouest Plaza building in Levallois-Perret, France

Paris, France/ Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Further to the agreement (promesse de vente) entered into in February 2017, Unibail-Rodamco announces the completion of the disposal of the So Ouest Plaza building, located in Levallois-Perret, to an institutional investor represented by BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Services. The Net Disposal Price (NDP)(1) is […]

Macerich to release third quarter 2017 earnings results on Monday, October 30, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — WHAT: Macerich (NYSE: MAC) Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release WHEN: Earnings Results will be released after market close on Monday, October 30, 2017.  Management will hold a conference call at 11:00 am Pacific Time (2:00 pm Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to discuss quarterly results. WHERE: Interested parties can listen to a […]

Co-op announces the return of its annual Drink Pink campaign

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chances are you know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in nine Canadian women will likely develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But research is making huge strides, and each year more and more women are proudly calling themselves […]

Whole Foods Market to open its newest New Jersey location in Downtown Metuchen on Wednesday, October 11

Downtown Metuchen Store Boasts ‘Comida Fresca’ Restaurant, Seasonal Tastes and Many Ways to Save METUCHEN, N.J., 2017-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s newest New Jersey location in Downtown Metuchen will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, October 11. This 45,000 square foot store, located at 645 Middlesex Avenue, will be the first Whole […]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts brings back the Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® doughnut for a limited time this October

Company answers customer demand for popular LTO, which will be available after 6 p.m. on Oct. 6, 13 and 20, and all day Oct. 26 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is bringing back its popular fall treat, the Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® doughnut, for a limited time in October, […]

KappAhl rolls out Click&Collect and Shop Online in Store as key steps to its journey to digitisation

At the turn of the month, KappAhl took the next big step on its journey to digitisation, launching Click&Collect and Shop Online in Store. “Every way of shopping at KappAhl should be integrated. Online and physical stores aren’t different channels; they’re two parts of the same KappAhl. The customer chooses, we deliver. Because there is always […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 885,042 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 885,042 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from September 25, 2017 up to and including September 29, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €15.58 per share for a total consideration of €13.8 million. These repurchases were made […]

Albert Heijn celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Albert Heijn Foundation

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn is marking the 10th anniversary this year of the Albert Heijn Foundation, the brand’s charitable organization that invests in local community initiatives of its fruit, vegetable and flower suppliers in Africa, ranging from education to health and housing projects. The foundation last week celebrated the anniversary […]

The Mall China 2017 Golden Mall Awards recognized SM China with four wins

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM China scored four wins in the Mall China 2017 Golden Mall Awards for SM City Xiamen, SM Lifestyle Center, SM City Tianjin, and SM City Chengdu at the recently concluded awarding ceremonies on September 20, held at the Marriott Financial Centre, Chengdu in China. SM City […]

Bartell Drugs hosts annual Fall Beauty Event, October 1- October 7

SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs celebrates the arrival of autumn with a “ladies day out”! The annual Fall Beauty Event runs October 1 through October 7 at participating Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Six Bartells locations will feature a host of informative and fun cosmetics demonstrations including false eyelash […]

Jean Coutu Group in talks for possible acquisition by METRO Inc.

Montreal, CA, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (TSX: PJC.A) and METRO Inc. (TSX: MRU) have announced today that they are engaged in exclusive discussions regarding a combination agreement through which the shares of the Jean Coutu Group would be acquired by METRO at a price of $24.50 per share, […]

CANADA: Giant Tiger unveils its new distribution centre to Edwardsburgh/Cardinal township

Canada’s leading discount retailer hosts welcome event in Johnstown Industrial Park OTTAWA, CA, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited, the leading Canadian owned family discount retailer, is hosting a fun-filled welcome event to introduce its new state-of-the-art distribution centre to the township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal and its surrounding communities. The new facility occupies approximately […]

SPAR Netherlands opens more stores on University campuses

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer, SPAR Netherlands has continued the successful rollout of SPAR stores on University campuses with the opening of two new stores – one in Eindhoven and the other in Delft. Furthermore, all existing stores were converted according to the SPAR University store format in Nijmegen. TU Eindhoven […]

USDA FSIS: Belmont Sausage recalls smoked turkey products due to undeclared milk

WASHINGTON, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belmont Sausage Co., an Elk Grove Village, Ill. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of smoked turkey products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on […]

Gymboree emerges from Chapter 11 as a new corporation under the name Gymboree Group, Inc.

Emerges from Chapter 11 Process Well-Positioned for Long-Term Growth and Success San Francisco, CA, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Gymboree Corporation today announced that it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 as a new corporation under the name Gymboree Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “Gymboree Group”). The Company’s […]

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence starts 2017/2018 apprenticeship training programs

PARIS, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apprentices in the 2017/2018 class at the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) begin their training programs today. The IME has had an eventful year and has organized an exhibition of work done by students from previous years. For its first class in 2014 the IME welcomed 28 apprentices. Since […]

Alibaba increases ownership in Cainiao to majority stake of 51%; will invest additional US$15.2 billion over the next five years

An additional investment of RMB5.3 billion (US$807 million) will increase Alibaba’s stake to 51% Alibaba also announces intention to invest an additional RMB100 billion (US$15.2 billion) over the next five years to expand its logistics network Hangzhou, China, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA, “Alibaba”) today announced that as a […]

Transguard becomes a certified Diebold Nixdorf solutions service provider across the UAE

Partnership further enables banks in the UAE to maximize operational efficiency, increase network availability and elevate consumer experiences DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Transguard Group and Diebold Nixdorf today announced a strategic partnership to provide financial institutions and retailers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with best-in-class services and technology. Transguard […]

Diebold Nixdorf to supply POS systems and software to Decathlon’s first megastore in South Africa

RFID-enabled inventory system a first for local retail market JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in connected commerce, is partnering with Decathlon, a leading sports retailer, to supply point-of-sale (POS) systems and software to its first megastore in South Africa. The new POS systems include both barcode scanners […]

Barnes & Noble announces impressive event lineup for the month of October

Fans Can Visit Barnes & Noble and Meet the Celebrities They Love Including Bestselling Authors, Famous Media Personalities, Award-Winning Photographers, and More  New York, NY, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced an impressive event lineup for the month of October to head into the holidays […]

REI introduces eight new adventure touring and recreational transit bikes to the 2018 Co-op Cycles brand line-up

REI confirms successful growth of its in-house cycling brand Member and employee feedback aids in design inspiration for new bikes Kent, Washington, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Drafting off a successful first year with the introduction of its Co-op Cycles brand, REI, the nation’s largest outdoor co-op, will introduce eight new adventure touring and recreational transit bikes to […]

Wawa now hiring for its first stores in Northeast Florida

Opening of New Northeast Florida Market Stores Will Create More than 200 Jobs in Local Communities in 2017 Jacksonville, FL, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wawa Inc. is thrilled to announce that it is in the final stages of its launch into Northeast Florida with the first wave of new stores slated to open […]

Kum & Go kicks off in-store donation campaign to raise funds for United Way of Central Iowa

Associates at Central Iowa Kum & Go stores will be wearing red “Live United” t-shirts on October 1 and 2 to celebrate the in-store campaign kickoff WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Throughout the month of October, Kum & Go associates will encourage customers to add a donation with each transaction […]

Naspers acquires Rocket Internet’s stake in Delivery Hero; increases its stake to 23.6%

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delivery Hero Group (“Delivery Hero”), the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, today announced that Naspers increased its stake in Delivery Hero from 10.6 percent to 23.6 percent by acquiring 22,359,857 shares that were previously held by Rocket Internet. Naspers is one of the largest internet investors in the […]

LS Retail and Dynamicweb to deliver omni-channel retail solution

A two-way connector tying together LS Nav and the Dynamicweb e-commerce and marketing platform will soon be available to retailers worldwide. Kopavogur, Iceland, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The connector will enable real-time communication between Microsoft Dynamics NAV, LS Nav and Dynamicweb, seamlessly connecting the offline operations and the e-commerce platform. The resulting solution provides […]

Del Taco announces newest addition to its Buck and Under Menu — the $1 Queso Chicken Roller

NEW PRODUCT COMBINES TWO GUEST FAVORITES ROLLED INTO ONE Lake Forest, CA, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), today announced the addition of its newest Buck and Under Menu item, the Queso Chicken Roller. Priced at just $1, Del Taco’s new […]

PayPal announces the appointment of Rodney C. Adkins to its Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced it has appointed Rodney C. Adkins to its Board of Directors. A seasoned technology and business executive with experience leading transformative product introductions and developing innovative business solutions, Mr. Adkins will serve on PayPal’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. His appointment was effective September 26, 2017. Mr. […]

LS Retail releases LS Activity software solution to manage courses, events and reservations

We have released LS Activity, a software solution to manage various types of courses, events and reservations. Kopavogur, Iceland, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — LS Activity enables businesses to handle a wide variety of services – from appointments, to classes, to events, to ticketing, to reservations of space, resources and equipment, and more – in just […]