Alibaba Cloud launches its Malaysia City Brain initiative

Alibaba Cloud launches its Malaysia City Brain initiative   Kuala Lumpur set to be first overseas city to implement smart city solution Kuala Lumpur, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today (January 29, 2018) announced the launch of its Malaysia City Brain initiative in collaboration with […]

Alibaba to acquire 33% equity interest in Ant Financial

Hangzhou, China, 2018-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA, “Alibaba”) and Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd. (“Ant Financial”) today (February 1, 2018) announced that pursuant to 2014 transaction agreements, Alibaba will acquire a 33% equity interest in Ant Financial. The parties have agreed to certain amendments to […]

Motor Fuel Group to rebrand 80 stations to Esso

Motor Fuel Group to rebrand 80 stations to Esso   Hertfordshire, UK, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s second largest independent forecourt operator, is adding the Esso brand onto their network. Simon Davis, MFG’s fuel operations director said: “We are delighted to announce this supply deal with Greenergy, a […]

Dunkin’ Donuts helps football fans get ready for the game day with the RoaDD to 52 Sweepstakes

Dunkin’ Donuts helps football fans get ready for the game day with the RoaDD to 52 Sweepstakes   Fifty-Two Winners will Score Big with 52 Weeks of Free Coffee CANTON, MA, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, the official coffee, breakfast sandwich, donut and hot chocolate of both the New England Patriots and […]

Dunkin’ Donuts again tops Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for the 12th consecutive year

Dunkin’ Donuts again tops Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for the 12th consecutive year   CANTON, MA, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts can now boast an impressive dozen in customer loyalty. For the 12th consecutive year, Brand Keys has honored Dunkin’ Donuts as a coffee leader in providing guests with a superior […]

Office Depot unveils its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel provider of business services, products and technology, today (January 30, 2018) unveiled its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas, including a flagship location – “BizBox: Powered by Office Depot” – that integrate the company’s recently launched BizBox […]

Bon-Ton Stores to close 42 locations as part of its store rationalization program

MILWAUKEE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(OTCQX:BONT) (“the Company”), today (Jan. 31, 2018) announced the 42 locations that will be closed as part of its previously communicated store rationalization program. The closing stores will include locations under all of the Company’s nameplates. “As part of the comprehensive turnaround plan we announced in […]

Kroger installs its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions

Company to install innovative shopping technology at 400 stores in 2018 CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 31, 2018) it will introduce its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions, making the service available this year to customers at 400 stores. […]

Kroger leadership promotions: Steve McKinney as SVP of retail divisions, Monica Garnes as president of the Fry’s division

CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Jan. 30, 2018) announced leadership promotions to support Restock Kroger. Steve McKinney, currently president of the Fry’s Food Stores division, has been promoted to senior vice president of retail divisions for the company, effective February 5. Monica Garnes, currently corporate vice president of produce-floral […]

Overstock.com launches a digitally-driven investment platform (robo-advising)

Unbiased artificial intelligence drives financial advising SALT LAKE CITY, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announces the launch of a digitally-driven investment platform (otherwise known as robo-advising), presented by tZERO Advisors. The service is accessible to investors through the online retailer’s FinanceHub™. For a monthly fee of $9.95, investors can either select from a group of pre-established Adaptive […]

Bartell Drugs and Seattle Gourmet Foods/Dilettante Chocolates® team up to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Emmy was only 2 years old, she and her family received devastating news—the little girl had neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system. What followed was a whirlwind of treatments, eventually leading to her remission. But the possibility of complete financial ruin for her family overlaid the […]

Bartell Drugs appoints Adam Wampler as new SVP of Operations

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs, the country’s largest and oldest family owned pharmacy, announced that it has hired Adam Wampler as new Senior Vice President of Operations. Wampler has over 30 years of experience working with Safeway, and the Safeway/Albertsons organization. In his most recent position as its Northern California Senior Vice […]

H&M Foundation releases its Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change

H&M Foundation releases its Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change   H&M Foundation’s Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change – covers the work we have achieved together with our experienced partners within our focus areas Education, Water, Equality and Planet, during 2017. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — During our […]

Amazon opens its newest Seattle HQ buildings — The Spheres

The Spheres—the newest buildings on Amazon’s campus in downtown Seattle—have no enclosed offices, conference spaces, or desks, and employees can meet in treehouses suspended under 40+ foot trees or in sitting areas and walking paths alongside cascading waterfalls Plants, trees, sunlight, soil, and water take center stage – the sound of running water and the […]

Tesco funds 10,000 community projects through its Bags of Help scheme

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (30 Jan 2018) announced that 10,000 community projects have now been funded through its Bags of Help scheme. Run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, Bags of Help uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects. No profit is […]

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts adds The OREO® Cookie’s & KREME™ Doughnut to its Valentine’s Day offerings

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts today (January 29, 2018) announced the return of its joy-filled Valentine’s Day doughnuts, this year with a special addition: The OREO® Cookie’s & KREME™ Doughnut. The new doughnut will be available alongside Krispy Kreme’s classic Valentine’s Day offerings – the Sprinkle Heart Doughnut, Happy Heart Doughnut […]

More stores in New York and New Jersey joins ShopRite’s free fruit program

Keasbey, NJ, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to a program aimed at encouraging youngsters to enjoy healthy snacks, kids have a new reason to be excited about shopping at ShopRite –  they’ll receive free fruit when they are at the supermarket. ShopRite continues to expand its free fruit program, first launched in 2016, […]

Amazon’s Treasure Truck will bring new offers and incentives at select Whole Foods Market locations

SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market today (January 30, 2018) announced that Treasure Truck will pop-up at various Whole Foods Market locations across the country with new offers and incentives. Treasure Truck handpicks new, trending, local, or delicious items, loads them on the truck, and cruises around town […]

Hannaford’s “Time-Saving Meals from Your Hannaford Dietitian” initiative honored with Gold Plate Award at the FMI Foundation’s 2018 “Stir It Up!” event

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — A healthy-eating initiative from Hannaford, “Time-Saving Meals from Your Hannaford Dietitian,” gained national recognition on January 28 when it received a Gold Plate Award honorable mention at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation’s 2018 “Stir It Up!” event. The annual competition, held at FMI’s midwinter conference in Miami, shines […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 2,506,901 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 22, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JANUARY 26, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 2,506,901 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 22, 2018 up to and including January 26, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.43 per share for a total consideration of €46.2 million. These repurchases were […]

Dollar General to hold inaugural innovation and supplier diversity summit in April 2018

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Suppliers, companies and manufacturers with exciting new products who want to reach millions of consumers and partner with one of America’s fastest-growing retailers that is currently listed #128 on the Fortune 500 list and posted $22 billion in FY 2016 sales, listen up! Dollar General is encouraging new suppliers and […]

Martha Stewart teams up with Jack in the Box to kick-off the ultimate “foodie feud” during Sunday’s big game

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) announced today (Jan. 30, 2018) that Martha Stewart is teaming up with Jack in the Box to kick-off the ultimate “foodie feud” during Sunday’s big game. The Super Bowl spot, which was shot in the studios at Sequential Brand Group’s headquarters, is just […]

A.S. Watson Group hosts the first ever retail-themed Big Data Hackathon in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, hosted the first ever retail-themed Big Data Hackathon in Hong Kong. The 36-hour non-stop Hackathon attracted over 110 professionals in technology and data science to solve real-life business problems in retail and recommend how to […]

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag   MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is brewing up a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, making it the first retailer to find a solution to the problem of plastic waste caused by the nation’s favourite beverage. The convenience retailer’s famous own-brand 99 tea will be […]

Kevin Davis and Robert (Bob) Kelly to be inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement

SACRAMENTO, CA, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kevin Davis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, and Robert (Bob) Kelly, Executive Vice President, Hidden Villa Ranch, will be inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 21, 2018, at the Hilton Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa, Calif. Proceeds from […]

REI recognized top vendor partners during the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show

NEMO, NRS, Osprey and Oboz recognized for their leadership and innovation DENVER, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Each day, leading outdoor retailer REI offers top gear and apparel from thousands of established and up-and-coming outdoor brands. During the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show this week, REI recognized vendor partners who have made a significant impact […]

REI Adventures launches 30 new itineraries including the expansion of REI’s easy active and family adventures

Travel leader adds 30 new itineraries to meet broadening traveler base and their diverse interests SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — REI Adventures, the active travel company of national outdoor co-op REI, announced today (01.26.2018) at the New York Times Travel Show the launch of 30 new trips. The itineraries, including the expansion of […]

ascena retail group promotes Erin Stern to President of dressbarn

MAHWAH, N.J., 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), announced today (Jan. 29, 2018) that Erin Stern has been promoted to President of dressbarn. “Erin brings extraordinary strategic, branding and merchandising capabilities that will complement our current leadership team,” said Gary Muto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ascena Brands. “I’ve known Erin from our […]

Barnes & Noble announces February’s lineup of high-profile events featuring bestselling authors, well-known entrepreneurs and famous celebrities

Fans Can Also Visit Barnes & Noble Stores This Month to Meet Shark Tank Legend Daymond John, Glam Rocker Jake Shears and Award-Winning Novelist Walter Mosley New York, New York, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today (January 29, 2018) announced February’s lineup of high-profile events, featuring bestselling […]

LCP welcomes Ceri Markham and Derek Croal as new asset managers

LCP welcomes Ceri Markham and Derek Croal as new asset managers   LONDON, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — LCP has appointed two new asset managers. Ceri Markham and Derek Croal both join LCP’s head office in Pensnett, West Midlands. Ceri joins the industrial team from Cushman and Wakefield, where she was a senior surveyor in […]