Ingles Markets to provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on August 3, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C.,  2015-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on August 3, 2015. Ingles plans to release earnings for its third quarter ended June 27, 2015, on August 3, 2015. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call […]

7‑Eleven, Inc. to enter Vietnam with Seven System Vietnam Co. Ltd. franchise agreement

DALLAS, 2015-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. (SEI), the world’s largest convenience retailer with 56,400 stores worldwide, has signed a master franchise agreement with Seven System Vietnam Co. Ltd. to develop and operate 7‑Eleven® stores in Vietnam. The expansion marks the company’s first stake in the Pacific Rim since 7‑Eleven entered Indonesia in 2009. […]

Harris Teeter to welcome shoppers to its Pointe at Creedmoor location on August 12, 2015

Company to Celebrate Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Raleigh, N.C., 2015-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Pointe at Creedmoor location on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8 a.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In each of its stores, Harris […]

GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited to acquire the entire issued capital of Artway Development Limited for HK$11,268,000,000

Pushing ahead development of total retail ecosystem on all fronts Hong Kong, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited (HKSE stock code: 493; “GOME” or the “Listed Company”, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”), a leading electrical appliances and consumer electronics retailer in China, today announced its proposed acquisition (the “Acquisition”) […]

LS travel retail North America announces the opening of two new stores in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)’s international terminal

TORONTO, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail North America is pleased to announce the opening of two new stores – Hugo Boss and Tumi – in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)’s flagship international terminal. Located side by side in terminal D’s North village, both stores offer complementary items that cater to both leisure and business […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. to host investor meeting on July 30 to formally introduce Dave Brandon, the company’s new Chairman and CEO

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it will host an investor meeting on Thursday, July 30 to formally introduce Dave Brandon, the company’s new Chairman and CEO. He and the management team will discuss the company’s Fit for Growth initiative, as it transitions from cost reduction to growth generation. The meeting will include a discussion of the company’s financial performance, […]

Darden Restaurants, Inc. names Todd Burrowes President of LongHorn Steakhouse

ORLANDO, Fla., 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that Todd Burrowes has been named President of LongHorn Steakhouse, effective July 28, 2015.  Burrowes is rejoining the brand after spending the last two years as President, Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc.  Previously, Burrowes […]

Auntie Anne’s® named one of the country’s top global franchises by Entrepreneur magazine

International Pretzel Franchise Claims a Top Spot on Prestigious Ranking LANCASTER, Pa., 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entrepreneur magazine has named Auntie Anne’s® one of the country’s top global franchises. The iconic soft pretzel company ranks among the top franchises expanding internationally as part of the annual Top Global Franchise list, a comprehensive selection of the […]

Lowe’s Canada announces two more locations in Ontario in addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites

Target acquisition accelerates Lowe’s footprint in Canada TORONTO, ON, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today that in addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites, the company also plans to open two more locations in Ontario. Construction is currently underway in Ancaster and Mississauga, representing an additional investment in excess […]

Nordstrom to expand partnership with MADEWELL by adding distribution to an additional 15 stores across the country

SEATTLE, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Plans were announced today to expand Nordstrom’spartnership with MADEWELL by adding distribution to an additional 15 stores across the country. By late July, the retailer will carry the MADEWELL collection in a total of 30 locations and Nordstrom.com. Nordstrom is the only U.S. retailer to sell a broad […]

Starbucks plans to build store in Ferguson: will also create partnerships with local women- and minority-owned businesses

SEATTLE, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz traveled to St. Louis, Missouri earlier this year for the fourth in a series of partner forums on race, he embarked a low-profile side trip to nearby Ferguson. The city continued to show signs from the rioting and confrontations between police […]

Whole Foods Market Brewing Company launches its first draft beer at the Greater Houston area on Aug. 8 and statewide distribution in Texas on Sept. 18.

Nation’s first in-store brewery launching Post Oak Pale Ale in locations across Texas Houston, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Brewing Company, the first craft brewery in a grocery store, will begin distribution of its first draft beer in two phases, starting with the Greater Houston area on Aug. 8, followed by the launch […]

Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group acquires 100 stores owned by the Soseddushka retail chain in Orenburg and the Orenburg region

Orenburg, Russia, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces the acquisition of 100 stores owned by the Soseddushka retail chain in Orenburg and the Orenburg region. This will increase X5’s presence in the region almost threefold. The total area of the stores acquired by X5 Retail […]

The Golub Corporation announces the appointment of Scott Grimmett as its new President and Chief Operating Officer

Schenectady, NY, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Market 32 and Market Bistro is pleased to announce that Scott Grimmett has been named President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – the first non-Golub in the company’s history to hold the title. Grimmett will continue to report to Jerry […]

7‑Eleven: SEI Fuels acquires the dealer fuel supply business of LavigneBaker Petroleum, LLC, in and around New Orleans, LA.

DALLAS, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SEI Fuel Services, Inc. (SEI Fuels) is pleased to announce the purchase of the dealer fuel supply business of LavigneBaker Petroleum, LLC, in and around New Orleans, LA. The transaction closed July 16th. SEI Fuels entered the wholesale fuel business in 2012 when it and its parent company, 7‑Eleven, […]

Philippines: SM Prime Holdings poised to ride the wave of growth in the BPO sector with the expansion of EcomCenters in the Mall of Asia Complex

Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings is poised to ride the wave of growth in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector with the expansion of EcomCenters in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The EcomCenter complex consists of OneEcom, TwoEcom and the FiveEcomCenter […]

K-VA-T to acquire 29 BI-LO stores located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Northwest Georgia from Southeastern Grocers

ABINGDON, Va. And JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. and Southeastern Grocers, LLC today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which K-VA-T will acquire 29 BI-LO stores located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Northwest Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. K-VA-T intends to continue to operate all of these stores […]

Argos launches its new Autumn/Winter 2015 range

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer, Argos, has just launched its new Autumn/Winter 2015 range, with hundreds of new products available across toys, technology, homewares and furniture including top brands such as Habitat, Nespresso, Juicy Couture and Lacoste. The full Argos range of over 20,000 products can be found […]

Starbucks and PepsiCo partner to bring Starbucks® ready-to-drink coffee and energy beverages to Latin America

New Agreement Signed to Bring Starbucks® Ready-To-Drink Coffee Beverages to First 10 Latin American Markets in 2016  SEATTLE and PURCHASE, NY, 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced they have entered into an agreement for the marketing, sale and distribution of Starbucks® ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and energy […]

Starbucks, Lyft announce new, multi-year deal

My Starbucks Rewards® Extended to Lyft Drivers, Awarded Immediate Gold Level Status Drivers and Riders to Be Rewarded, Incentivized with Stars SEATTLE, 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Lyft, one of the nation’s leading transportation network companies, today announced a new, multi-year deal that will increase value for current customers, attract new customers, […]

Walmart opens new fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. to support its rapidly growing e-commerce business

New State-of-the-Art Center Brings Nearly 400 New Full-Time Jobs to Bethlehem; Enhances Retailer’s Ability to Deliver Online Orders Faster and at Lower Cost BETHLEHEM, Pa., 2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today held a sneak preview event at its new fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. The facility, one of two Walmart centers in the Lehigh Valley […]

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. acquires the outstanding shares in Yihaodian; taking full ownership of its fast-growing e-commerce business in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA,  2015-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its fast-growing e-commerce business in China.  Wang Lu, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce in Asia, will lead Yihaodian as part of his overall executive responsibilities. With full […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announces that Mandy Ginsberg has been elected to its board of directors

PLANO, Texas, 2015-7-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) today announced that Mandy Ginsberg, an accomplished leader with extensive online consumer acumen, has been elected to its board of directors. Ginsberg is the chief executive officer of The Princeton Review, a leading test preparation company that helps millions of students get into […]

CBRE: Chinese outbound capital flows into global commercial real estate markets exceeded US$10 billion in a year for the first time ever

U.S. Accounts for Over One Fifth of Total Outbound Investment from China Los Angeles, 2015-7-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chinese outbound capital flows into global commercial real estate markets have exceeded US$10 billion in a year for the first time ever, according to the latest research from CBRE Group, Inc. Over the past four […]

Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in June compared to a year ago

Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in June compared to a year ago, with the falling price of food, drink, clothing and outdoor living freeing up cash for some fun in the sun The average UK household had £189 a week of discretionary income in June […]

Kesko plans to have its new main office building ‘K-kampus’ in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki by 2018

Kesko plans to have its new main office building, the so-called ‘K-kampus’, in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki by 2018. The new premises would accommodate the majority of Kesko Group’s functions in the Greater Helsinki area. The aim is also to open a new K-food store on the same property. The area at the crossing of Mannerheimintie and […]

METRO PROPERTIES divested majority shareholdings in 10 Real hypermarkets to Berlin-based Carlton Investment as part of a joint venture

Carlton Investment acquires 60% of real estate portfolio comprising 10 Real hypermarkets; METRO PROPERTIES retains shareholding of 40% Locations for Real secured in the long term Together with Real focus on sustainable development enhancing the appeal of the retail stores Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-7-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The real estate subsidiary of METRO GROUP, METRO PROPERTIES, […]

Starbucks Coffee Company expands relationship with The New York Times Company; announces an elevated digital news experience for the Starbucks® mobile app

Agreement expands existing in-store relationship to 10M My Starbucks Rewards® loyalty members via The New York Times digital “daily briefing” and additional content My Starbucks Rewards® members will be able to “Earn Stars Everywhere,” including through paid digital and print subscriptions to The New York Times SEATTLE, 2015-7-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company […]

EROSKI renueva su certificación SA 8000 en gestión ética

La certificación tiene en cuenta las condiciones de trabajo éticas, los derechos laborales, la responsabilidad social empresarial y el diálogo social La cooperativa mantiene desde 2003 esta certificación, sometiéndose a auditorías de control cada seis meses La certificación SA 8000 es una de las acreditaciones internacionales más exigentes en relación a los derechos internacionales de […]

Belk to open new 230,000 square foot flagship location at The Shoppes at Bel Air to serve the greater Mobile, Ala. region

Belk to invest $15 million to convert a former Sears building into a new Belk flagship store -New 230,000 square foot flagship will offer premium brand assortments and the latest in Modern. Southern. Style. CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2015-7-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk today announced that the company is opening a new 230,000 square foot […]