Millstone Middle School the latest educational facility to incorporate Wakefern’s Supermarket Careers Program

Keasbey, NJ, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the back corner of Millstone Middle School are two empty rooms. Think of them as blank slates, a pair of canvases that Wakefern will utilize to enrich lives through education. In less than three months, these rooms will be painted, polished and prepped. In less than three […]

There will be nearly 40 Toys“R”Us Outlet locations to shop at by the end of this year

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Outlet retailing has taken off over the past couple of years, with a growing number of outlet centers1 and increased popularity among consumers for off-price shopping2. And, it’s no wonder why – if you’re anything like me, you love a good deal. A friend asks, “Cute top! Where’d […]

Fresh Market in Kaysville launches online shopping and curbside pickup service — Fresh Market to Go

Salt Lake City, UT, 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Between long days at the pool, family get-togethers and vacations, there isn’t always enough time to grocery shop. Fresh Market in Kaysville is helping shoppers save time and make the most of their summer days with the launch of Fresh Market to Go, an online shopping […]

PetSmart selects Cognizant to help enhance its customer experience across its brick and mortar, online and mobile sales channels

TEANECK, N.J., 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cognizant (CTSH) today announced that it has been selected by PetSmart, Inc., the largest specialty pet retailer in North America, to help it gain deeper customer insight and provide an improved omni-channel brand and shopping experience across its brick and mortar, online and mobile sales channels. PetSmart’sCustomer Data […]

USDA FSIS: PT Farm, LLC, recalls raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw, intact and non-intact beef product items (ground beef, ground […]

Sears starts the back-to-school season with two new private label apparel lines and a new “The Secret Life of Pets” app game

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Sears has kicked off the back-to-school season with two new private label apparel lines, a new interactive in-store Sears app experience and shopping conveniences that make shopping easier, more fun with less time taken away from the last few days of summer. With fresh, updated jeans perennially […]

Walgreens installs safe medication disposal kiosks at its pharmacies across 21 states

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the first national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks at 288 pharmacies across 21 states and Washington D.C. Walgreens is now more than halfway toward its goal, announced in February, of installing medication disposal kiosks at 500 locations around […]

New partnership brings Holland & Barrett health and wellbeing products in Tesco stores across the UK

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco and Holland & Barrett have today announced an exciting new partnership to introduce a health and wellbeing ‘store in store’ format in a number of Tesco stores across the UK. The new partnership follows Tesco’s successful introduction of several Arcadia sites in its larger stores last year […]

Amazon announces plans for new fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois.Amazon employees at the more than 750,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment or kayaks, for example. “We are excited to add this new fulfillment […]

Amazon announces partnership with the UK Government to explore delivery of parcels by drones

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon has today announced a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality, allowing Amazon to trial new methods of testing its delivery systems. A cross-Government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority […]

IKEA U.S. ‘Feeding the Future’ program raised over $350,000 during its June campaign

Conshohocken, PA, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now in its third year, the IKEA U.S. ‘Feeding the Future’ campaign raised over $350,000 during its June campaign. These donations will help provide more than 3.8 million meals for children and families in local IKEA communities through Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. IKEA U.S. […]

Whole Foods Market and Instacart launch delivery service in San Diego

SAN DIEGO , 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market and Instacart have expanded their partnership, launching this week in San Diego, building on the 24 existing metros where consumers use Instacart’s delivery service to order from Whole Foods Market stores. Using Instacart, San Diego residents can now purchase and have their groceries delivered […]

Speedway selects NCR’s OPTIC pay–at–the–pump terminals for their 2,770 stores in 22 states

EMV–ready hardware & software solution enables leading convenience retailer to enhance the customer experience. Duluth, GA, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni–channel solutions, and Speedway LLC (Speedway), the nation’s second largest company–owned–and–operated convenience retailer, today announced Speedway’s selection of NCR’s OPTIC pay–at–the–pump terminals for their 2,770 stores in 22 […]

USDA FSIS launches Virtual Representative for Small and Very Small Plants

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ —Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is expanding its resources for small plants by launching a virtual representative that provides continual access to information. This new tool will allow users to receive up-to-date information on frequently asked questions and communicate directly with […]

CVS Health announces opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone now available without prescription at all CVS Pharmacies in Texas

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas. CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Texas that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the state. […]

Bartell Drugs to help raise funds for Bothell community affected by the fire

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs is joining in the efforts to raise funds for the businesses that were destroyed and damaged in the July 22 fire in downtown Bothell. At 2:47 a.m. on Friday, Bothell’s historic Mercantile Building, which was being renovated, caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the Bothell Mall building […]

Starbucks’ One Tree for Every Bag commitment raised 15 million trees to support farming communities in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador

Seattle, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In countries across Latin America, coffee rust is a plague, making it harder for farmers to produce high-quality coffee. In the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, coffee rust forced Rolando Lopez to downsize his farm, which is at 50-70 percent of its typical productivity. “We didn’t know that it […]

New Starbucks Dress Code invites baristas to shine as individuals

Seattle, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new Starbucks Dress Code announced today invites baristas to shine as individuals while continuing to present a clean, neat and professional appearance. Effective immediately, a range of shirt colors beyond solid black and white are welcome, including gray, navy, dark denim and brown, including patterns. Shorts, skirts, dresses and pants, including dark-wash jeans, […]

7‑Eleven and Flirtey announce first fully autonomous FAA-Approved drone delivery to customer’s residence

RENO, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, the world’s largest convenience retailer, and Flirtey, a leading independent drone delivery service, announced they have completed the first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence to advance research toward integrating drones into the National Airspace System. This delivery is the first time a U.S. customer has […]

7‑Eleven and Redbox announce the return of their popular free movie night offer this summer

IRVING, TEXAS, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc., the world’s largest convenience retailer, and Redbox , America’s destination for new-release entertainment, are bringing back their popular free movie night offer this summer. Movie-lovers can receive a FREE Redbox movie night with every Big Gulp® fountain drink purchase, while supplies last. The exclusive offer runs through […]

Rakuten to include recognition for same-sex partners in its internal corporate policies

Tokyo, 2016-Jul-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. today announced a revision to the definition of “spouse” under its internal employment regulations to include recognition for same-sex partners. The revision was approved at a Board of Directors meeting held on July 22, 2016. Rakuten, which will celebrate 20 years since its founding next year, has […]

USDA’s FSIS: Kapowsin Meats Inc of Graham, Wash. Recalls 11,658 pounds of pork products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kapowsin Meats Inc., a Graham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,658 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The whole roaster hogs were produced between June 13, 2016 and July 15, […]

Macy’s announces the pilot of its mobile web tool “Macy’s On Call”

NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jul. 20, 2016), Macy’s (NYSE:M) announced the pilot of “Macy’s On Call,” a mobile web tool that allows customers to interact with an AI-powered platform via their mobile devices. “Macy’s On Call” taps IBM Watson, via Satisfi, an intelligent engagement platform, to deliver a first-of-its-kind solution that […]

EROSKI ha inaugurado en Binissalem su primera gasolinera de Mallorca

Binissalem, Mallorca,  España, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha inaugurado esta mañana la primera gasolinera de esta cooperativa en Mallorca y segunda en Baleares, ya que la cadena ya cuenta con otra estación de servicio de características similares en Sant Lluís, Menorca. Con estas dos gasolineras, EROSKI es la primera y única cadena de […]

NACS appoints Kashae Williams as state association advocacy manager

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kashae Williams has joined NACS in the newly created role of state association advocacy manager. She will be responsible for liaising between NACS and state and ethnic-American trade associations that represent convenience and fuel retailers and fuel marketers across the country. Williams will help NACS provide support to […]

Wegmans Food Markets delivers two tractor trailers with 40 pallets of food to FeedMore

ROCHESTER, NY,  2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, two tractor trailers from Wegmans Food Markets will deliver 40 pallets of food to FeedMore. The donation of 35,498 pounds of nonperishable food will include pantry staples like cereal, soup, peanut butter, pasta, canned tuna, canned vegetables, baking ingredients, and meal […]

Hy-Vee, Inc. voluntarily recalls limited quantity of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans due to potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans across its eight-state region due the potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces within the product. The presence of small pieces of plastic and/or metal has the potential […]

Barnes & Noble the most powerful retail brand in Tenet Partners’ 2016 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands Reports

New York, NY , 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it was named the most powerful retail brand in Tenet Partners’ 2016 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands Reports (www.tenetpartners.com). Tenet Partners […]

Bar-S Foods Company of Altus, Okla. recalls 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bar-S Foods Company, an Altus, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dog […]