FMI: New study reveals that 28% of American jobs are connected the food and agriculture sectors

More than one-fourth of American employment tied to the combined industries WASHINGTON, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — A nationwide economic impact study released today (Nov 16, 2017) found that more than one-fifth (or 20.4%) of the nation’s economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors and that more than one-fourth of all […]

NCR unveils expansion to its channel program

NCR opens growth opportunities for new and existing channel partners to build a more profitable business Duluth, Ga., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, unveiled an expansion to its channel program. The program allows channel partners to sell additional products – including Enterprise Software, Professional Services, […]

Al Meera officially opened the doors of its new shopping center in Umm Garn, Qatar

Al Meera officially opened the doors of its new shopping center in Umm Garn, Qatar   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the framework of its ongoing efforts to bring its trademark shopping experience to the residents of all areas across the country, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) officially opened […]

Mohammed Alshaya recognised for his role in developing modern retail culture in the Middle East

Mohammed Alshaya recognised for his role in developing modern retail culture in the Middle East   Kuwait, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mohammed Alshaya, executive chairman of M.H. Alshaya Co., has been recognised as the individual who has made the biggest contribution to the retail industry in the Middle East over the past 30 years […]

SPAR South Africa holds KwaZulu Natal Junior Chef competition

South Africa, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Six young aspirant chefs took to their cooking stations recently in this year’s finals of the SPAR South Africa KwaZulu Natal Junior Chef competition. The young primary school finalists battled it out for the first-place spot with twelve year old, Ryleigh Rutherford, taking home the honours with a […]

Lowe’s Canada stores wins three awards at the Hardlines Outstanding Retailer Awards

Best Large Surface Retailer – Lowe’s Barrie (ON) Best Building Supply/Home Centre (< 15,000 s.f.) – Ace Matériaux Armand Dumaresq (QC) Contractor Specialist – RONA Penticton (BC) Boucherville, Québec, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada is proud to celebrate the achievement of three of its stores at the Hardlines Outstanding Retailer Awards which […]

Sears starts Black Friday deals online

Sears, Kmart also lower free shipping minimum for online orders to $25 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help shoppers get a jump on holiday shopping, Sears announced it is now offering Black Friday pricing online at Sears.com. Sears and Kmart also lowered the minimum purchase threshold for free shipping on qualifying online orders to $25 (was $49), […]

Visa adds Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa

Visa adds Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa   Inspired by their determination, Visa helps pave the way to PyeongChang for this group of Olympic hopefuls SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa (NYSE:V) today (Nov. 15, 2017) announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team […]

Sainsbury’s trials hot pizza pre-ordering service

Sainsbury’s trials hot pizza pre-ordering service   In a UK supermarket first, Sainsbury’s is trialling a hot pizza pre-ordering service in three of its stores. London, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the trial, customers will be able to order a personalised takeaway pizza by telephone and pick it up in-store just 30 minutes […]

M&S launches ‘extraordinary’ Christmas food campaign

Following the success of ‘Paddington and the Christmas Visitor’ M&S launches ‘extraordinary’ Christmas food campaign Set to a festive re-working of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You’ the first ad features special M&S Christmas food for hosting, as well as Percy and Penny Pig’s first on-screen kiss London, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — M&S will […]

British Land announces redevelopment plans for 1 Triton Square, Regent’s Place

British Land announces redevelopment plans for 1 Triton Square, Regent’s Place   London, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land announces that it will redevelop 1 Triton Square, Regent’s Place and has finalised terms on a pre-let of the office space covering 310,000 sq ft with Dentsu Aegis Network, the global brand, media and […]

NAREIT names Macerich 2017 Retail “Leader in the Light” for the fourth straight year

Macerich Earns Nareit’s Prestigious Retail ‘leader In The Light’ Award For Fourth Straight Year, Leading Industry In Sustainability Macerich Also Achieves #1 GRESB Ranking for North American Retail Sector in 2017, Third Year in a Row SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macerich (NYSE: MAC), one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and […]

Gap Inc. elects Chris O’Neill to its board of directors

EVERNOTE CEO BRINGS MORE THAN A DECADE OF LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE FROM TOP TECH FIRMS San Francisco, CA, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today (November 14, 2017) announced that Chris O’Neill has been elected to serve on the Gap Inc. board of directors, effective February 4, 2018. Mr. O’Neill, 44, is currently chief […]

Casa Sanchez Foods recalls “Real Guacamole” that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Casa Sanchez Foods recalls “Real Guacamole” that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes   Hayward, CA, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal […]

German startup company repay.me implements B2C modules of the Intershop Commerce Suite

Intershop to help repay.me launch next-generation marketplace for sellers and buyers Intershop platform powers unique cashback and cryptocurrency features Jena, Germany, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — German startup company repay.me has selected an Intershop platform as the basis for its brand new global C2C marketplace, due to launch in 2018. repay.me is implementing several […]

Wegmans encourages customers to properly recycle plastic bags in honor of America Recycles Day

Rochester, N.Y., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of America Recycles Day, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is encouraging customers to properly recycle plastic bags to prevent them from polluting our waterways, getting tangled in trees and bushes, or ending up in a landfill. There’s no denying plastic bags are useful, convenient and offer benefits […]

Toys“R”Us kicks off holiday shopping season with discounts on hundreds of toy and baby products this Sunday

Toys“R”Us kicks off holiday shopping season with discounts on hundreds of toy and baby products this Sunday   WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Deal seekers get ready: This Sunday, Toys“R”Us® will once again kick-off the holiday shopping season with discounts on hundreds of toy and baby products. Even better? There’s no membership […]

KappAhl and Ekoligens developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper

KappAhl and Ekoligens developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper   Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Through an exclusive partnership, KappAhl and Ekoligens AB have developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper. Now these hangers, EcoligentPaper, are being used to display KappAhl’s Limited Edition collection. “We are very happy to have developed a […]

New lower prices on additional best-selling grocery items and holiday staples at Whole Foods Market stores

Prime members to receive added discount on organic and no antibiotic turkeys throughout Thanksgiving; New lower prices are in addition to the reduced prices that customers are already enjoying AUSTIN, Texas & SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market and Amazon today announced new lower prices on additional best-selling grocery items and […]

Rite Aid appoints Rob Mullins SVP, store operations of the Western division

Rite Aid’s Bill Romine to Retire after More than 20 Years of Service CAMP HILL, Pa., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (Nov. 14, 2017) announced that Rob Mullins, Rite Aid’s current divisional pharmacy vice president of the Company’s Western division, has been named senior vice president of store operations […]

India Should Reduce GST on Point Of Sale Devices to Encourage Digitalization: Millennium

Bhaskar Venkatraman

Chennai, India, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Ever since the Indian government introduced the ‘historic’ Goods and Services Tax regime from July 2017, there have been frequent announcements for revision of rates for several items by the GST council owing to pressure from public, traders and political spectrum. However, there are certain items which are […]

Dollar General continues its partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving® campaign and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General plans to celebrate this holiday season through its mission of Serving Others. In that spirit, the company is continuing its longstanding partnerships with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving® campaign, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and other local toy drives to help support the […]

Meijer announces its brand frozen turkeys at 48 cents per pound now through Nov. 25

Meijer announces its brand frozen turkeys at 48 cents per pound now through Nov. 25   All Meijer brand frozen turkeys priced at 48 cents per pound GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is once again announcing aggressive pricing on Thanksgiving turkeys that are expected to lead the Midwest in low […]

CBRE welcomes Curt Grantham as Global President of Project Management

Los Angeles, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE today (November 13, 2017) announced that Curt Grantham has been appointed to a new role as Global President of Project Management.  Mr. Grantham will drive strategy, growth and client outcomes for CBRE’s Project Management businesses across all geographic regions. Mr. Grantham has been with CBRE for […]

CBRE hosted its first-ever simulcast for members of its Women’s Network

Live Event Viewed by Thousands Of Members Worldwide Los Angeles, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE hosted its first-ever simulcast for members of the CBRE Women’s Network, on November 9. The live-streaming presentation, called “A Conversation with Amy Cuddy,” was viewed by more than 3,000 CBRE women and men across the U.S., Canada, Latin […]

CBRE acquires Streetsense’s retail brokerage operations

Los Angeles, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (November 15, 2017) announced it has acquired a 50% interest in Streetsense, a privately-held strategy and design company, creating a joint venture to provide services that help retailers and other clients create compelling consumer experiences. As part of the strategic investment […]

7‑Eleven, Inc. launches chatbot platform that allows quick and easy conversation with customers

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 15, 2017), 7‑Eleven, Inc. launches a trailblazing chatbot platform that is poised to propel the convenience retailing industry into a new era of “conversational commerce.”  The company has a compelling history of innovation, being the first company to sell fresh brewed coffee in to-go cups, […]

Hy-Vee unveils major projects across its eight-state region

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. is expanding several of its facilities and making changes at some of its stores to meet customers’ changing lifestyles. Construction is already underway and includes projects across the company’s eight-state region. “This fiscal year, we have approved one of our largest capital expenditure […]

Hy-Vee announces partnership with The Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves

Minneapolis-St. Paul, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves today (11/15/2017) announced a new long-term partnership with Hy-Vee, Inc. to be the teams’ official grocery, pharmacy and floral partner. “We couldn’t be more excited to begin this partnership with Hy-Vee and welcome them into our Timberwolves, Lynx and […]

Hy-Vee acquires telepharmacy locations in Victor and West Liberty to expand its pharmacy access in rural Iowa communities

Victor and West Liberty telepharmacies fill prescriptions and offer OTC health items WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. is excited to expand its pharmacy access in rural Iowa communities via telepharmacy services. Two existing telepharmacy locations in Victor and West Liberty, Iowa, were purchased by Hy-Vee and will continue […]