Toys“R”Us, Inc. Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions in U.S. and Intends to Seek Protection under CCAA in Canada

Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Stores and Web Stores across the World are Open and Continuing to Provide World-Class Experiences for Customers Restructuring Process Expected to Enhance Financial Flexibility for Investments in Growth Initiatives Company Receives Commitment of Over $3.0 Billion in Debtor-in-Possession Financing to Support Operations WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. (“the Company”) today […]

The Children’s Place to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its market listing

SECAUCUS, N.J., 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Place, Inc.(Nasdaq:PLCE), the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Nasdaq stock market listing on September 19th. In honor of this event, Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell at 9:30 AM Eastern Time. Ms. Elfers stated, “We […]

Classic Gaming Lives Again with Release of New Atari 2600/Sega Genesis Handhelds and Value Systems from AtGames

HD Consoles with Wireless Controllers Coming in October Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The classic videogames of the 70s, 80s, and 90s are coming home and going on the road as AtGames today announced the launch of the Atari Flashback Portable Game Player, the Sega Ultimate Portable Game Player, the Atari Flashback […]

Costa Coffee hosts 2nd annual reading week, 11th – 17th September 2017

Event will take place on 11th – 17th September Dunstable, United Kingdom, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Costa Coffee stores across the UK are inviting customers to join them in their 2nd annual reading week, taking place from 11th – 17th September 2017. Parents, teachers and children are welcome to come down to the store and enjoy […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop celebrates National Teddy Bear Day

Survey Commissioned by Build-A-Bear Workshop Reveals Adults Hold on to Stuffed Animals for Decades ST. LOUIS, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In anticipation of National Teddy Bear Day on September 9, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination for creating customized furry friends, today announced results from a survey that revealed more than half of American adults still have […]

Rite Aid Foundation rolls out new program on reducing drug accessibility, medication misuse and accidental poisoning among children

Law Enforcement Agencies in Communities Served by Rite Aid Can Now Apply Online to Receive a Free Safe Medication Disposal Unit Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today  (Aug. 30, 2017) the rollout of its KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program, a new program focused on reducing drug accessibility, […]

Harris Teeter launches donation card campaign to support United Way

Harris Teeter launches donation card campaign to support United Way   Shoppers and Associates can Donate $1, $3 or $5 at Checkout Matthews, NC, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 30, 2017), Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way, an organization creating long lasting change for those most in […]

Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid

Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid   Sweden, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Starting August 24, customers who shop in Lindex stores will be offered to round up their purchase in favour of WaterAid. The collected money will go to WaterAid’s important work to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s […]

Sheetz For The Kidz July in-store fundraising campaign raised $560,000 to support children in need

Sheetz employees and customers break fundraising record ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz For The Kidz, a Sheetz employee-run charity that for the past 25 years has set out to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, today (Aug. 22, 2017) announced that it raised $560,000 during its July in-store fundraising […]

NRF forecast: families will spend $83.6 billion on back-to-school this year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even though more parents started back-to-school shopping early this year, many families still have a lot of shopping left to do as they prepare their children for the start of school. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family […]

JCPenney launches new brand of bedding and decor for kids — Frank + Lulu

JCPenney launches new brand of bedding and decor for kids — Frank + Lulu   PLANO, Texas, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is spreading the enjoyment of afternoon naptimes and playing make-believe with the launch of Frank + Lulu, a whimsical new brand of bedding and decor for kids. Featuring bright […]

M&S introduces dedicated Footwear Fitting Advisors in stores for Back to School shoe shopping

London, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Back to School season Marks & Spencer is improving its uniform offering for customers by trialling a new service in shoe fitting. Ahead of the busiest day for Back to School shoe shopping (Saturday 26th August), M&S has introduced dedicated Footwear Fitting Advisors in 36 stores to help parents and their […]

McDonald’s USA launches Happy Meal Books promotion to celebrate the joy of reading

Between 2013-2016, McDonald’s USA distributed 54M books to kids with plans to distribute 20M more books during the upcoming promotion OAK BROOK, IL, 2017-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of National Literacy Month in September, McDonald’s USA (NYSE: MCD)  is inviting families to celebrate the joy of reading with the launch of the latest Happy […]

New infant wear line launches exclusively to Kmart – Spencer by Jaclyn Smith

New infant wear line launches exclusively to Kmart – Spencer by Jaclyn Smith   First-ever infant wear line designed by Jaclyn Smith available online and in select Kmart stores this September HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jaclyn Smith, a beloved Kmart brand partner for more than 32 years, is unveiling an infant […]

Sephora China continues its support for Operation Smile

Sephora China continues its support for Operation Smile   Paris, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The international NGO Operation Smile has conducted medical programs in China since 1991 to provide surgical care for children suffering from a cleft lip or cleft palate to improve their living conditions and health. Sephora China provides support for this initiative in […]

Price Rite teams up with Feed the Children and The Salvation Army to distribute food and essentials to Hyde Park-area families in need

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Representatives from Feed the Children, Price Rite and The Salvation Army came together last month at the Price Rite in Hyde Park to help deliver food and other items to 800 area families. Price Rite Supermarkets partnered with Feed the Children, Nabisco and Red Bull, with support […]

Kuwaiti students with disabilities celebrated completion of internship programmes with Alshaya

Kuwaiti students with disabilities celebrated completion of internship programmes with Alshaya   Kuwait, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Thank you, Alshaya, for the amazing opportunity! Please don’t stop supporting us!” With these words, 22 Kuwaiti students with disabilities this week celebrated the completion of successful internship programmes with retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. and […]

Brand new My Little Pony range launches at Argos

Brand new My Little Pony range launches at Argos   Milton, Keynes, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brand new My Little Pony range launches ahead of My Little Pony: The Movie Top picks include mermaid-like ‘Twinkle the Seapony’, ‘Princess Twilight Sparkle and Spike the Dragon Friendship Set’ and the ‘Canterlot and Seaquestria Castle’. Prices range […]

Toys“R”Us® to open a temporary store in Knickerbocker Building, Broadway for the holiday season

Company Announces Return to Times Square with Temporary Holiday Shop Wayne, NJ, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a nearly two-year absence, Toys“R”Us® today (August 10, 2017) announced that it is returning to Times Square in response to customer demand. The company will open a temporary 35,000 square-foot store located at 1466 Broadway (at the corner […]

Meijer pharmacies to host Back to School Immunization Events on Saturday, Aug. 12

Meijer pharmacies to host Back to School Immunization Events on Saturday, Aug. 12   Retailer offering vaccines this weekend to help kids and adults guard against flu season before it starts GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer pharmacies across the Midwest are holding Back to School Immunization Events this weekend to […]

PetSmart introduces its very first Back-to-School Collection

Retailer Celebrates Big with School-Themed Pet Gear, the Return of the Pets in the Classroom Program and In-Store Events for the Whole Family PHOENIX, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In many parts of the country, this month marks the start of school, which has families shopping for essentials like rulers, pencils, school shoes, clothes […]

Staples funded all 133 projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in San Francisco with $100,966 donation

Staples and Lady Gaga Help San Francisco Teachers Create Positive Classroom Experiences SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today (Aug. 10, 2017) that all 133 projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in San Francisco received full funding as part of Staples’s $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 900,000 classroom […]

Kmart has you covered this back-to-school season

It’s all about #SchoolGoals with huge savings on brag-worthy fashion and must-have school essentials for the entire family HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — With only a few more weeks until roll call, Kmart has you covered with bold styles and can’t-miss savings throughout the store for back-to-school season. From head-turning fashion, including […]

Lowe’s and Boys & Girls Clubs of America launch new in-store donation program and Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation

Lowe’s and Boys & Girls Clubs of America launch new in-store donation program and Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation   ATLANTA, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hundreds of kids spending their afterschool time at the Preston Taylor Boys & Girls Club in Nashville, Tenn., on August 8 were surprised with a performance of hit […]

GapKids launches “Forward with” campaign highlighting people who inspire kids through confidence, Focus, Creativity and kindness

NEW YORK, N.Y., 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — GapKids is celebrating kids returning to the classroom with the “Forward with” campaign and short film series by highlighting the people who help shape kids’ futures. In partnership with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), the final short in the series, ‘Forward with Kindness,’ is inspired […]

IGA to raise funds and awareness to help parents and families end the nation’s opioid epidemic

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — IGA USA today (August 8, 2017) announced that it is collaborating with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to launch the first-ever IGA Cares initiative. Through in-store fundraising activities and the sales of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products, the IGA Cares initiative will support the mission of the Partnership, […]

The Children’s Place Q2 2017 Results: Comparable Retail Sales Increase of 3.1%

Delivers Q2 Comparable Retail Sales Increase of 3.1% Reports Q2 GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.79 vs ($0.11) in Q2 2016 and Q2 Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.86 vs ($0.01) in Q2 2016 Repurchases $25 Million in Stock and Pays $7 Million in Dividends in Q2 Increases Adjusted EPS Guidance to a Range of $7.23 to $7.33 for FY 2017 Compared to Previous Guidance of $7.10 to $7.20 […]

The Children’s Place names Steven G. Rado Chief Digital Officer

SECAUCUS, N.J., 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Place, Inc.(Nasdaq:PLCE), the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, today (Aug. 09, 2017) announced the appointment of Steven G. Rado to the position of Chief Digital Officer, effective  August 14, 2017.  Mr. Rado will report directly to Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer. Jane Elfers, President and Chief […]

The Children’s Place declares a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share

Company Has Returned Over $829 Million to Shareholders Since 2009 SECAUCUS, N.J., 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Place, Inc.(Nasdaq:PLCE), the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, today ( Aug. 09, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend. Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We continued […]