Visa announces the availability of its suite of sensory branding for merchants, terminal manufacturers and developers

Verifone, Equinox Payments, Ingenico Group, and Poynt Sign-on to Pilot New Visa Sensory Branding: Sound, animation, and haptic (vibration) that signifies completed transactions NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION “BIG SHOW” – Visa (NYSE: V) today (Jan. 14, 2018) announced that its suite of sensory branding is now available as a pilot program […]

CBRE: U.S. office space vacancy increased to 13 percent during Q4 2017

Los Angeles, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vacant office space in the U.S. increased slightly by 10 basis points (bps) during the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017) to 13 percent, according to the latest analysis from CBRE. For the year, vacancy inched up 10 bps, marking the first year-over-year increase in vacancy since […]

LightInTheBox introduces Bitcoin as new payment channel

BEIJING, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (Jan. 8, 2018) announced that bitcoin will now be accepted on the LightInTheBox.com and MiniInTheBox.com platforms as of January 5th, 2018. Bitcoin payments will be processed through BitPay. […]

SWEDEN: ICA December stores sales increased by 4.3%

Solna, Sweden, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in ICA stores increased by 4.3% in December 2017 compared with the corresponding month the year before. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 3.6%. December 2017 January – December 2017 Store sales excl. VAT Mkr Change all stores Change like-for-like Mkr Change all stores Change like-for-like Maxi ICA Stormarknad […]

Visa and Dynamics presented the Dynamics Wallet Card™ at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Internet of Things (IoT) device holds multiple payment cards and includes a digital display allowing for greater security, instant issuance and on-card alerts or coupons LAS VEGAS, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa and Dynamics today (Jan. 8, 2018) unveiled the Dynamics Wallet Card™, a connected payment card, at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). […]

Alliance Data Systems Corporation to provide branded credit card services in the United States for IKEA Group

New credit program to support the rapid growth of IKEA in the U.S.  Seamless application in stores and online will enable customers to begin enjoying benefits of the loyalty-driven card Alliance Data’s proprietary data assets will deliver custom analytics and insights to drive top-line sales and increase visits online and in-store PLANO, TX, 2018-Jan-10 — […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 1,799,547 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 2, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JANUARY 5, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 1,799,547 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 2, 2018 up to and including January 5, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.41 per share for a total consideration of €33.1 million. These repurchases were made […]

NCR’s financial services and retail solutions win four 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards

NCR’s financial services and retail solutions recognized for excellence in product design DULUTH, Ga., 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today announced that it has won four 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards. Founded in Chicago in 1950, the awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious […]

The Bon-Ton Stores appoints Michael Culhane EVP, Chief Financial Officer

YORK, Pa., 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT) today announced the appointment of Michael Culhane to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Culhane will be responsible for Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Credit, Investor Relations, Legal and Internal Audit.  He succeeds Nancy Walsh, who is leaving the Company effective as of January […]

Stanley Black & Decker to host Q4 and full year 2017 earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., 2018-Jan-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) will broadcast its fourth quarter and full year 2017 earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The call will begin at 8:00AM ET. A news release outlining the financial results will be distributed before the market opens on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. A slide […]

CVS Health Corporation declares quarterly dividend of $0.50 (50 cents) per share on its common stock

WOONSOCKET, R.I.y, 2018-Jan-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.50 (50 cents) per share on the corporation’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 2, 2018, to holders of record on January 24, 2018. About CVS Health CVS […]

Ahold Delhaize commences €2 billion share buyback program; to be completed before the end of 2018

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize today commences the €2 billion share buyback program announced on November 8, 2017 and expects to complete the program before the end of 2018. The former €1 billion share buyback program was successfully completed on December 29, 2017. Maintaining a balanced approach between funding growth in […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 577,666 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 29, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 577,666 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from December 27, 2017 up to and including December 29, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.38 per share for a total consideration of €10.6 million. These repurchases were […]

Carrefour launches The Boucles du Cœur 2018 edition; continues its support to children in need

Carrefour launches The Boucles du Cœur 2018 edition; continues its support to children in need   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Boucles du Cœur – the event created by Carrefour – has just launched a call for charity projects to decide which association is to be the beneficiary, at national level, […]

Diebold Nixdorf’s Cash Cube concept recognized with Global Innovation Award by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA)

ATMIA to present award during its 2018 U.S. conference, Feb. 6-8, in Las Vegas NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), the global leader in driving connected commerce, has been awarded the inaugural Global Innovation Award by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) for its Cash Cube concept. Using mobile technologies, the Cash Cube […]

The Joy in Childhood Foundation announces new $2.7 million commitment to help bring joy to sick and hungry children

Funding Will Support Feeding America® and Nearly 200 Other Organizations Across the Country CANTON, Mass., 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holidays upon us, the Joy in Childhood Foundation SM is making a special gift to help address critical child health and hunger needs. The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today (December 20, […]

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation   Helping local families in communities across Canada OTTAWA, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Giant Tiger stores are committed to fighting hunger with a donation of $35,000 to local food banks in many of the communities it calls home. “Community giving is not just what […]

Blockchain leader Bitt launches new mMoney digital payment product in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Blockchain leader Bitt recently launched its new mMoney digital payment product in Barbados. The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) and several of its strategic partners participated in the soft launch, which marked the region’s first “digital dollar only” event.  Overstock.com’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) blockchain investment vehicle Medici Ventures owns stock and options on 34.8 percent of Bitt. […]

H&M opens on Tmall in spring 2018

H&M opens on Tmall, the world’s largest e-commerce platform, during spring 2018 Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M opened its first store in mainland China 10 years ago. Today H&M group revenues in China amount to SEK 11 billion (approximately USD 1.3 billion) in more than 500 physical stores and online. The H&M group […]

Walmart announces a suite of new financial wellness services for associates nationwide through the Even app

Retailer joins financial technology startups Even and PayActiv to launch industry-first tools for personal money management, financial planning and on-demand access to earned wages BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today announced a suite of new financial wellness services for more than 1.4 million associates nationwide. The new offering was created in collaboration […]

PetSmart Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program achieves goal of generating 60 million meals to help feed hungry pets in need

Together with Shoppers, PetSmart’s Philanthropic Effort has Generated 6,384 Tons of Pet Food, Enough to Fill Nearly Two and One-Half Olympic-Sized Pools; 17 More Days Left in Program PHOENIX, 2017-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart proudly announced today (Dec. 14, 2017) it has met its goal of generating 60 million meals – 6,384 tons – […]

Inditex Group’s net sales rose by 10% to €17.96 billion in Q3 2017

The Group continues to develop its integrated offline-online platform, rolling out same-day delivery in six cities and next-day delivery in six markets, including Spain, France, the UK and China. Inditex is deploying automated in-store pick-up points for online orders. Store count reached 7,504 with a footprint in 94 markets, having opened its first stores in […]

Weingarten Realty Investors to release Q4 2017 earnings on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

HOUSTON, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today that its fourth quarter 2017 earnings will be released after the market closes on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Senior Management will host our quarterly earnings conference call on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Event: Weingarten Realty’s Fourth Quarter 2017 […]

Kroger partners with Chase Pay to offer mobile payments for online and in-lane purchases

Redesigning grocery payment experience enables seamless transactions while delivering cost savings for the future CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. is teaming up with Chase Pay—the digital engagement wallet from JPMorgan Chase & Co.— to offer mobile payments starting with select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018. Kroger’s payment solutions are a part of […]

Citycon announces equity repayment of EUR 0.0325 per share

Helsinki, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj has today (12 December 2017) decided, on the basis of the authorisation by the Annual General Meeting 2017, that an equity repayment of EUR 0.0325 per share be distributed from the invested unrestricted equity fund of the company. The equity repayment […]

IKEA Group allocates $113 million into the retirement funds of 123,000 co-workers

Conshohocken, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA Group co-workers around the globe will receive a special thanks from the company as part of the IKEA Tack! retirement fund. IKEA recently announced that Tack!, which means ‘thank you’ in Swedish, will allocate $113 million* total into the retirement funds of 123,000 IKEA co-workers throughout its […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 831,088 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM December 4, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 8, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 831,088 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from December 4, 2017 up to and including December 8, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.55 per share for a total consideration of €15.4 million. These repurchases were made […]

Weingarten Realty Investor declares special cash dividend of $0.75 per common share

HOUSTON, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today (12/11/2017) that its Board of Trust Managers declared a special cash dividend of $0.75 per common share payable on December 29, 2017 to shareholders of record on December 26, 2017. The Company estimates the special dividend will consist primarily of gains on dispositions […]

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. to host 3Q 2017 financial results conference call on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BEIJING, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (Dec. 11, 2017 ) announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017 before the open of U.S. […]

Wendy’s High School Heisman® Scholarship recipients announced

Wendy’s High School Heisman® Scholarship recipients announced   NEW YORK, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The most prestigious award in high school athletics has named Soleil Gaylord, a Mountain Runner from Colorado, and Jackson Destine, a Wrestler from Florida, as National Winners of Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship. Chosen from high school seniors at more than 30,000 schools around […]