7-Eleven launches Mustache Straws and Mason Jar Mugs for Slurpee® drink this summer

Dallas, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers. Now, mustaches are on Slurpee® drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new, novelty Slurpee cup – […]

Co-op teams opened two new food stores in the Edmonton area

Edmonton, Alberta, 2014-5-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fresh paint. New signs. In 24 hours, Co-op teams turned around and opened two new food stores in the Edmonton area. This morning, Leduc Co-op opened its new food store at 5421-50th Street. Yesterday, TGP opened in the Gold Bar neighbourhood in southeast Edmonton, the first of its two new food stores. TGP […]

Medicine Hat Co-op opened new Co-op food store in Taber, Alberta

Taber, Alberta, 2014-5-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — It takes a dedicated team to transform a store. When you have 14 stores to transform, it’s nothing short of amazing. “Our team just did a phenomenal job. We put a lot of hours into the planning and the execution of that plan was just unbelievable,” said Medicine Hat […]

Morrisons announces its biggest ever price cuts and unveils price transparency website

Bradford, England, 2014-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons announces today that it is going to be permanently cheaper with price reductions on 1,200 everyday essentials, reinforcing its credentials as a fresh-led value grocer. Today’s cuts, which average 17%, will span both own-brand and popular branded products which together make up most of families’ weekly shopping baskets. […]

New Zealand: Entries for the 2014 New World Wine Awards open on 12 May

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entries for the 2014 New World Wine Awards open on 12 May and top winemakers are encouraging their peers to enter. In addition to the distinction of an award that recognises quality on the same international scale as all other wine competitions, winning winemakers are guaranteed national distribution […]

Harris Teeter and Cargill Meat Solutions to host ceremony to present Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina with protein and cash donation

Charlotte, N.C. , 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Donation Timed to Celebrate Launch of USDA Certified Very Tender Program at Harris Teeter Date:        Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Time:        10 a.m. Location:   Ballantyne Commons Harris Teeter 15007 John J. Delaney Drive Charlotte, N.C. 28277 Live shots are welcomed! Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Harris Teeter and […]

Walmart and key suppliers commit to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling

Leading CEOs pledge to increase sustainable food production, launch recycling fund BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today joined forces with CEOs from more than a dozen global companies to sign new commitments that accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling. The pledges kicked off Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day collaboration to expand […]

Sainsbury’s the UK’s first retailer to launch Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable tuna sandwich

LONDON, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a MSC certified sustainable tuna sandwich. With a range of MSC certified pole & line caught sandwiches and salads launching this month, it follows the retailer’s introduction of MSC certified canned skipjack tuna sourced from the Maldives in 2013. The range, including […]

ShopRite, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and General Mills announced the creation of limited edition commemorative Wheaties box

ShopRite of Brookdale Associate Featured on Special Edition Wheaties Box BROOKDALE, NJ, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite, the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and General Mills announced the creation of a limited edition, commemorative Wheaties box in celebration of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.  This limited edition box, which will be sold exclusively in […]

Sobeys encourages Canadians to get cooking and join Canada’s biggest potluck party on May 16

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys launched Canada’s Biggest Potluck Party this week, challenging Canadians to host or join a potluck leading up to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 16. “Food Revolution Day is a day of global action dedicated this year to teaching kids where their food comes from, how […]

Carrefour to promote and introduce new French gastronomy products in China

Beijing, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A show promoting French gastronomic specialities opened in a Carrefour store in Beijing on Thursday, in the presence of Fleur Pellerin. The show features 100 sweet delicacies such as chocolates, sweets, cakes and biscuits.Thierry Garnier, the Executive Director of Carrefour China, announced at the inaugural ceremony that Carrefour […]

Dunkin’ Donuts signed with two new franchise groups to open 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and San Fernando Valley

West Coast Expansion Continues to Brew in California for Dunkin’ Donuts CANTON, MA, 2014-4-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando […]

Product recall: Price Chopper Ground Beef sold on April 22 ONLY at the Cortland NY store

Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on Price Chopper Ground Beef sold on April 22 ONLY at the Cortland, NY store located at 854 State Route 13 in Cortland. The product is being recalled due to the possibility that a paper soaker pad may have been […]

EDY’S® ICE CREAM participates in Stop & Shop’s Triple Winner® program to support pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Join us in the fight against pediatric cancer and grab a sweet treat! Quincy, MA, 2014-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Everyone’s a winner when they join the fight with Stop & Shop for a special fundraising day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, to benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment. Now in its 24th year, Stop & […]

Tesco announced massive savings as it cuts food products prices even more and slashes online shopping charges

One hour Tesco.com delivery slots now available for £1 Click & Collect Grocery now FREE across all locations Delivery Saver prices are lowered, saving customers up to £252 a year Prices have been cut on everyday items that customers regularly buy Cheshunt, England, 2014-4-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco customers are set to make massive savings […]

IKEA to introduce chicken and vegetarian meatball as lower carbon alternative to its regular meatballs

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-4-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA is a responsible company and we believe that we can play an important role in the move towards a more sustainable society. We will continue to sell the regular meatballs that our customers enjoy every day at IKEA. However we will also provide lower carbon alternatives; a chicken […]

7-Eleven launches Pizza for Life Sweepstakes

Dallas, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Here’s a slice of life. Actually, make that the whole pizza pie. 7-Eleven, Inc. will give some lucky pizza-lover a lifetime of hot, cheesy pizza in the first-ever Pizza for Life Sweepstakes. The contest runs through Friday, May 16, which happens to be National Pizza Party Day. Pizza for Life Sweepstakes […]

Chick-fil-A to sponsor the new College Football Playoff bowl in new agreement with ESPN

ATLANTA, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Chick-fil-A Bowl became the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl once again, and a new era for post-season college football in Atlanta officially began. The Bowl’s announcement was amplified by the news that Chick-fil-A has become the first of the new College Football Playoff bowl sponsors to announce its new agreement […]

7-Eleven adds Chicken Dippers to their Hot Foods Menu

Retailer Adds 100% White Meat Pieces to Address Growing Snack Market Dallas, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As meals and snacks continue to morph to interchangeable eating occasions, 7-Eleven, Inc. adds another small-snack, big-value item to its hot foods line-up. Chicken Dippers are pieces of 100-percent, high-quality white-meat chicken with no fillers that are lightly […]

Product Recall: Sub Sandwiches and Wraps containing turkey sold on April 15 at Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard Sub Shop only

Syracuse, NY, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a recall of Sub Sandwiches and Wraps containing turkey and sold individually or in party trays on Tuesday, April 15, at Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard Sub Shop only. The recall was initiated by two reports that ‘thin strands of flexible, clear plastic wrap’ […]

Willis, Faber Global, XL Group and BRC Global Standards launch product contamination insurance ‘Recall Shield’ for the food and beverages sector

‘Recall Shield’ to provide food and beverage companies with enhanced cover and additional benefits to encourage and reward higher standards London, UK, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the launch of a new product contamination insurance proposition, in partnership with XL Group, […]

Foodstuffs private label Pams recognised in the international Vertex Awards for its creative packaging designs

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pams flour packaging won the prestigious “Best in Show” award and took out Gold in Packaged Goods category, and was described by the judges as capturing “a sense of baking nostalgia with familiar baking icons and charming fabrics woven from another time of wisdom and practicality.” They felt […]

Sainsbury’s research reveals kids’ perfect Easter starts with family at home

New survey by Sainsbury’s reveals kids’ perfect Easter starts with family at home More than half of parents feel they need to opt for potentially expensive days out over family fun at home Quality time with family ranks above going away on holiday and hanging out with friends for kids LONDON, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail […]

Meijer expects strong sales for Easter basket goodies including candy, toys, and flowers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the annual kick-off to Spring approaches and even though consumers are watching their spending, Meijer is still expecting strong sales for Easter basket goodies including candy, toys, and flowers. Customers are finding fun ways to personalize Easter décor and treats for their families. Garden:  As warmer weather arrives, […]

Sobeys research drives company’s commitment to get Canadians cooking for Food Revolution Day

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-4-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Research released today by Sobeys Inc. has revealed a generation gap when it comes to food knowledge and confidence in cooking skills. Only 31 per cent of 18 to 29 year olds feel confident in the kitchen versus 48 per cent of those 50 and older. The national […]

Chiappetti brand lamb, veal and grass fed beef now available at Price Chopper Supermarkets

Two Multi-Generational, Family-Managed Businesses Join Forces Schenectady, NY, 2014-4-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets today announced a new trade partnership with the family owned and operated Strauss Brands, a company of specialty meat experts that is now exclusively supplying the progressive chain of 132 stores in six Northeastern states with their exclusive Chiappetti […]

New Zealand’s largest retailer Foodstuffs to offer Visa payWave contactless payments

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Zealand’s largest retailer, Foodstuffs, intends to make Visa payWave payments available to its members, who collectively operate 3,500 terminals in 700 stores including PAK’nSAVE, New World and Four Square stores. Visa and Foodstuffs have collaborated to offer customers of the cooperative, the option to pay for their […]

Organic groceries provider Wild Oats to relaunch at Walmart with more affordable price

Nation’s Largest Grocer Works with Organics Pioneer to Relaunch Brand and Save Customers 25 Percent or More on Organic Groceries BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, announced today it will carry Wild Oats organic food items. Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month with a new, […]

Chick-fil-A® to introduce new lineup of grilled chicken entrees for its nutrition-minded customers

ATLANTA, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — For 17 years, the Chick-fil-A’s renegade Cows have entertained consumers with their desperate, self-preserving antics in an effort to convert beef eaters into chicken fans. TheChick-fil-A Cows and the “Eat Mor Chikin®” campaign have enjoyed such widespread public success that the chain has turned the theme into a highly successful, fully integrated marketing […]

Meijer rebrands its hunger relief program Simply Give to the color of hunger awareness – Orange

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-4-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to increase donations to its food pantry partners, Meijer announced today that it has rebranded its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, with the color orange to align more closely to the issue that continues to rise throughout the Midwest. To celebrate the enhancement of […]