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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop opens its first-ever Build-A-Bear Bakeshop

Retailer Translates Signature Make-Your-Own Experience into New Bakeshop Concept ST. LOUIS, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW), a global brand kids love and parents trust, today (NOVEMBER 14, 2017) announced the opening of the first-ever Build-A-Bear Bakeshop, a customized baked-goods experience that reflects the company’s beloved Make-Your-Own concept. The Bakeshop opened today on Level 1 of West […]

Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods recalls chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

WASHINGTON, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, a Hayward, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Nov. 14, 2017). The cooked ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken tikka masala items […]

Taco Bell International president Melissa Lora to retire in the summer of 2018

Liz Williams will take over as President, Taco Bell International and Rahul Shinde will join as Division Chief Financial Officer Irvine, Calif., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell announced today (November 13, 2017) that Melissa Lora, President, Taco Bell International, will be retiring in the summer of 2018 after 31 years with the […]

Carrefour stops selling of Carrefour-brand eggs produced by caged hens in Europe

Carrefour stops selling of Carrefour-brand eggs produced by caged hens in Europe   Carrefour stops selling Carrefour-brand eggs produced by caged hens in all of its stores in Europe Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour has just reached a new milestone in animal well-being in becoming the first retailer to commit to ensuring […]

7‑Eleven introduces OREO Mint hot chocolate

7‑Eleven introduces OREO Mint hot chocolate   IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is teaming up with America’s favorite cookie brand to launch a minty fresh product lineup, anchored by OREO Mint hot chocolate. The exclusive flavor has never been available before as a hot chocolate and 7‑Eleven® stores will be the only ones – […]

Asda introduces new snore shattering Pineapple Plant to its range

Asda introduces new snore shattering Pineapple Plant to its range   Leeds, UK,2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pineapple Plants are said to have snore-reducing qualities thanks to their night-time oxygen production. Exclusive to Asda, the plant could be a stylish snoring solution, according to NASA. Ideal gift for a snore-free Christmas. There’s nothing more […]

Seattle Gourmet Foods recalls Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans may contain undeclared almonds

Seattle Gourmet Foods recalls Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans may contain undeclared almonds   Kent, Washington, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle Gourmet Foods of Kent, Washington is recalling 127 cases of Costco item # 2335, Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans in Semisweet, Milk and White Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared […]

Dunkin’ Donuts and Masterpass bring week-long special daily deal to DD Perks® Rewards Program members

Dunkin’ Donuts and Masterpass bring week-long special daily deal to DD Perks® Rewards Program members   Special daily deals, including free beverages, offered for DD Perks Rewards members today through Friday All DD Perks members who make a purchase using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering on Thursday, November 16 will receive a free beverage and be entered […]

Israel’s Supermarket chain Bitan Wines Group to install NCR FastLane SelfServ™ Checkouts

Supermarket chain will be the first in Israel to offer cash payments and returns at self-checkouts Duluth, Ga., 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bitan Wines Group, owner of Mega Ba’Ir and Shuk Mehadrin, and one of the largest and leading supermarket chains in Israel, has begun preparations for installing NCR FastLane SelfServ™ Checkouts. NCR, […]

Moët Hennessy’s Clos19 e-commerce platform now available in the U.S.

Moët Hennessy’s Clos19 e-commerce platform now available in the U.S.   Paris, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Launched in the UK in April of this year and then in Germany, Moët Hennessy’s Clos19 e-commerce platform is now available in the U.S. The first online shopping site dedicated entirely to the luxury champagnes, wines and spirits of the […]

Asda introduces Camel Milk

Asda introduces Camel Milk   Leeds, UK, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda is the first supermarket to introduce Camel Milk. Becoming a new celebrity trend, it’s being lapped up by well-known stars. The product is suitable for those who are lactose-intolerant. Got a hankering for a camel milk smoothie? Or perhaps a splash […]

Baskin-Robbins announces new initiative to reinvigorate and restore growth in the Pacific Northwest

Baskin-Robbins announces new initiative to reinvigorate and restore growth in the Pacific Northwest   LARGEST ICE CREAM SPECIALTY SHOP SEEKS NEW GENERATION OF FRANCHISEES IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON; BRAND HOSTS WEBINARS FEATURING NEW AND EXISTING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE, SEPT. 20 AND 27 CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of […]

Baskin-Robbins to open a new shop in Marietta, Georgia with existing franchisee

Baskin-Robbins to open a new shop in Marietta, Georgia with existing franchisee   LARGEST ICE CREAM SPECIALTY SHOP HOSTS FRANCHISING OPEN HOUSES IN ROSWELL ON JUNE 11 AND BUCKHEAD ON JUNE 12 TO FUEL GEORGIA GROWTH CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced […]

Baskin-Robbins announces third consecutive year of positive net new unit growth in the U.S.

LARGEST ICE CREAM SPECIALTY SHOP CONTINUES STRATEGIC U.S. MILITARY VETERAN RECRUITMENT IN 2016 CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced its third consecutive year of positive net new unit growth in the U.S. In 2015, 19 net new U.S. shops opened across the country, […]

Baskin-Robbins signs store development agreements for three new ice cream shops in Banning and Temecula, California

RAND ALSO SEEKS OPERATOR FOR TURN-KEY FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IN SAN DIEGO REGION CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced today the signing of store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop three new ice cream shops in Banning and Temecula, Calif., over […]

Whole Foods Market announces its annual Sommelier Best in Class Holiday Wines for the holiday season

Holiday wine list curated by in-house Master Sommelier AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market today announced its annual Sommelier Best in Class Holiday Wines for the holiday season. Devon Broglie, Master Sommelier, selected 10 wines to pair exceptionally well with the flavors and celebrations of the season. These carefully chosen bottles offer […]

The Iceland Group opens its 53rd The Food Warehouse store; reaches new milestone of 900 stores in UK

London, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Iceland Group this week reached the new milestone of 900 UK stores, with the opening of the 53rd of its larger stores under The Food Warehouse fascia in South Bristol. The Group has grown its total UK estate by 100 stores in just over four years, creating more […]

Lenta signs contract with Russian fish producer for fresh Karelian trout

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces that it has signed a contract securing supply of farmed Karelian trout for direct deliveries to its hypermarkets in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Lenta is the first Russian retailer to have signed a […]

Dunkin’ Brands earns 90% in its debut on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Dunkin’ Brands Earns 90% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality Canton, Mass., 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, received a score of 90% in its debut on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report […]

Dunkin’ Donuts unveils its 2017 holiday lineup

Dunkin’ Donuts unveils its 2017 holiday lineup   Arriving by November 20: New Frosted Sugar Cookie Donut, Gingerbread Cookie Donut and Snowflake Sprinkle Donut Peppermint Mocha and Brown Sugar Cinnamon flavored coffees will return for holidays, along with a special new festive holiday “Joy” cup design CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As […]

Schnucks makes a “Fresh Every Day” pledge to customers

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the holidays, Schnucks stores in the St. Louis area are making a “Fresh Every Day” pledge to customers. “Fresh Every Day is our commitment to bringing customers the freshest food possible. However, it’s also a challenge to our teammates and our company as […]

Topaz’s Re.Store wins best ‘Grab and Go Breakfast’ at the 2017 Irish Quality Food Awards for its Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast

Topaz’s Re.Store wins best ‘Grab and Go Breakfast’ at the 2017 Irish Quality Food Awards for its Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast   Re.Store Scoops Quality Food Award for its Delicious Breakfast Toast DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Re.store, Topaz (Circle K Ireland)’s healthy ‘food on the go’ concept, has […]