Tesco and Children’s Food Trust partner to expand network of children’s ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ clubs

Children’s Food Trust joins forces with Tesco in new deal worth almost £5 million to expand network of children’s ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ clubs New clubs will be concentrated in disadvantaged areas and the number of clubs will be expanded by a third Cheshunt, England, 2015-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Food Trust has […]

Starbucks invested more than $3.7 million in Origin Community Grants in 2014 to help support coffee farming communities

SEATTLE, 2015-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2014, Starbucks invested more than $3.7 million in Origin Community Grants to help support the health and stability of coffee farming communities. Here’s how Starbucks began its journey with origin grantee Heifer International. When Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and chief executive officer, traveled to the hills of northern […]

7‑Eleven introduces two Melt artisan sandwiches based on popular demand

DALLAS, TX, 2015-4-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Making a sandwich is easy, right? Two slices of bread, meat, cheese and sauce … done. Creating the two new7‑Eleven® Melt artisan sandwiches was a little more involved. Like evaluating 20 different bread options … measuring 1,000 different buns … creating 75 prospective sauces … testing multiple cheese varieties […]

Sainsbury’s launches Taste the Difference No-Yolk Eggs

LONDON, 2015-4-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is proud to announce the launch of a new product, Taste the Difference No-Yolk Eggs, to simplify home baking for millions of customers. The eggs, laid exclusively for Sainsbury’s by free-range, Amber White chickens, were developed in association with a long-standing Sainsbury’s egg supplier. According to research […]

Whole Foods Market to open store at Voss and Woodway on April 8

Houston, TX, 2015-4-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Store to open April 8 at Voss and Woodway in Houston WHAT:  Whole Foods Market Voss will donate 1 percent of net sales for each of the first five days the new store is open, to local nonprofits. The store opens Wednesday, April 8, at Voss and […]

DFS Group and the House of Rémy Martin to celebrate the arrival of limited-edition Rémy Martin XO Touzac

HONG KONG, 2015-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a rare collaboration, DFS Group and the House of Rémy Martin have come together to celebrate the arrival of Rémy Martin XO Touzac. This is the first retail partnership of its kind in the Cognac House’s 291-year history. The limited-edition collectible cognac is available now at DFS airport […]

Indonesia: PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk opens Foodmart Supermarket at Suncity Mall Madiun

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2015-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a leading modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia, operator of Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, launched the new Foodmart Supermarket at Suncity Mall Madiun, a luxury shopping center located in the heart of Madiun. Foodmart Suncity Mall Madiun is the third Foodmart outlet […]

Restaurant review resource The Infatuation teamed up with Whole Foods Market to host its first-ever social media-sourced bake sale in New York City on April 11th

Amateur bakers compete April 11th for the opportunity to make their bakery dreams a reality New York, NY, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Infatuation, the popular restaurant review resource and creators of the #EEEEEATS hashtag, has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to host its first-ever social media-sourced bake sale in New York City on […]

Tesco to pay 30.93ppl to its British dairy farmers for milk from 1 May

Cheshunt, England, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today confirmed the new price it will pay its British dairy farmers for milk. Following the regular 6-monthly review of production costs, the new price Tesco will pay for milk from 1 May, will be 30.93ppl*. Set up in 2007, the TSDG comprises around 600 […]

Starbucks marks 20 years since Frappuccino was introduced

SEATTLE, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s hard to imagine summer at Starbucks without thinking of a cold Starbucks Frappuccino® blended beverage and the green straw. Take a trip back two decades to the birth of the iconic summer beverage. In 1993, Starbucks had just a handful of stores in Los Angeles and fewer […]

Starbucks opens news store at a Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument

Los Angeles, CA, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly two years ago, Starbucks senior store design manager Jonathan Alpert and his team learned of a potential new Starbucks site in Los Angeles. It was an unusual location – an empty old gas station on a fenced-off corner of Highland and Willoughby. “At the very beginning we […]

Starbucks the first major company to support Pike Place MarketFront Expansion Project

SEATTLE, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lillian Hochstein leaves the bustle of Seattle’s historic Park Place Market behind her and steps outside. She surveys Elliott Bay in the distance, raising her voice to be heard above traffic racing north and south on the double-deck Alaskan Way Viaduct that impedes the view of the waterfront. […]

Starbucks introduces Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap and Edamame Hummus Wrap beginning March 31

SEATTLE, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks customers want wholesome and convenient food choices for their busy lifestyles. Beginning March 31, they’ll have two new options – a Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap and an Edamame Hummus Wrap – available at participating U.S. company-operated and licensed stores nationwide. The two new wraps are a medley of ingredients comprised of […]

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. announced the promotion of Jack Clare to the newly created position of Chief Information and Strategy Officer

CANTON, MA, 2015-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that Jack Clare, 44, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Information and Strategy Officer. Mr. Clare, who has served as the Company’s CIO for the past three years, will […]

Starbucks York plant in Pennsylvania achieved its target of being a “100% Landfill Diversion” facility

SEATTLE, 2015-3-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of the largest coffee roasting plants in the world has achieved its target of being a “100% Landfill Diversion” facility, due to Starbucks partners (employees) who led the effort. The accomplishment, certified by Underwriters Laboratories, means that all of the waste produced on site is either recycled […]

Mexican flavors are on the rise: ‘Tastes of Mexico’ at Wegmans, March 18 through May 9, 2015

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mexican flavors have gone mainstream. Mexican foods outsell hot dogs at American supermarkets, Supermarket Newsfigures show, [source: Supermarket News August 4 2014 edition, Supermarket Categories by dollar sales] and ABC News notes that Mexican restaurants now outnumber Chinese kitchens or Italian bistros. But there’s a lot more to Mexican cuisine […]

Recall: Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach, 12 oz. due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 12,540 packages of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach, 12 oz. (UPC 77890-32932) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sold in the frozen food department of the company’s 85 stores in New York, […]

Whole Foods Market® opens its doors in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood on March 25

New location includes Mediterranean delights, specialty tea, and rare beers CHICAGO, 2015-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) opens its doors in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood on Wednesday, March 25 at 8am. The over 42,000 square-foot store at 1 N. Halsted is the third of seven Whole Foods Markets slated to […]

Starbucks focuses on what it means to be a corporate citizen in the 21st century in its 2014 Global Responsibility Report

What is the role and responsibility of a for-profit, public company? SEATTLE, 2015-3-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its 14th consecutive year of issuing a Global Responsibility Report, Starbucks offers its perspective on what it means to be a corporate citizen in the 21st century and openly shares its progress and challenges. “I strongly believe […]

Tesco’s new sales data shows that Brits are becoming more adventurous in their taste for fish

Brits are becoming more adventurous in their taste for fish, latest stats can reveal. Cheshunt, England, 2015-3-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Many Brits supposedly lack confidence  when it comes to preparing and eating fish, with a recent industry survey finding that more than half (56 per cent) of adults don’t consume the recommended weekly amount […]

Defense Commissary Agency seeks new contractor for its deli and bakery services in 22 commissaries

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-3-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Deli and bakery services in 22 commissaries in 12 states face temporary suspension today as the Defense Commissary Agency seeks a new contractor. Six of the 22 commissaries have sushi bars that will also be temporarily suspended. Today’s announcement comes because the agency terminated two deli/bakery service contracts […]

Whole Foods Market will open its newest Morris County location on April 22

Morristown, N.J., 2015-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market will open its newest Morris County location, at 110 Washington Street in Morristown, New Jersey, on Wednesday, April 22. The grocer’s 13th New Jersey store will serve as a gathering place for local residents, providing them with an unrivaled selection of high quality natural and organic goods, […]

Starbucks and Tingyi Holding Corp. partner to manufacture and expand the distribution of Starbucks ready-to-drink products throughout mainland China

SEATTLE/HONG KONG, 2015-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Chinese leading food and beverage producer Tingyi Holding Corp. (“Tingyi”) (0322.HK) announced today they have entered into an agreement to manufacture and expand the distribution of Starbucks ready-to-drink (RTD) products throughout mainland China. According to the agreement, Starbucks will be responsible for providing coffee […]

Starbucks Corporation’s Board of Directors declared two-for-one stock split; trading on a split-adjusted basis begins on April 9, 2015

Infographic SEATTLE, 2015-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split. Shareholders of record as of March 30, 2015 will receive one additional share for each share held on the record date. The new shares will be payable on April 8, 2015. Starbucks common […]

Starbucks AGM: record financial results as the company heads toward achieving a $100 billion market cap

Reaffirms Seven Strategies to Grow Market Cap to $100 Billion Previews New Delivery Options through “Green Apron” Delivery Service to Debut in New York City; Announces Third-Party Delivery Through Agreement with Postmates Continues to Double Down on Investments in its People, Including $233 Million in Healthcare Benefits and $210 Million in Bean Stock in FY14 […]

Tesco introduces Indo-Chinese food to its stores

Cheshunt, England, 2015-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s all the rage in the Indian sub-continent and since arriving in Britain a few years ago this cult cuisine has inspired a growing number of adventurous upmarket restaurants across the UK. Now Indo-Chinese food is to launch in UK supermarkets for the first time when Tesco introduces […]

Giant Food, LLC launches its brand new World Menu line

Enjoy Bold Italian and Asian Flavors at Home by Shopping Giant’s World Menu Line Landover, Md., 2015-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food, LLC is inviting customers to bring tastes from around the world to their dinner tables in just minutes with the launch of its brand new World Menu line. These internationally inspired products, including […]

Product recall: Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces 6 oz. tubs due to possible Salmonella contamination

BUFFALO, NY, 2015-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — First Source, LLC of Buffalo, New York is voluntarily recalling 3,276 plastic tubs (6 oz.) of Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others […]

Tesco: Rise in sales of single serving bottles of wine

Cheshunt, England, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Concerns about portion control are having a pronounced effect on Brits’ wine drinking habits with a rise in sales of single serving bottles. In the last year shoppers have bought nearly one million more quarter bottles (18.75 cl) of wine from Tesco stores than they did in the […]

Whole Foods Market opens its first store in The Woodlands on Wednesday, March 18

Store opens March 18 at Hughes Landing HOUSTON, 2015-3-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Whole Foods Market store in The Woodlands will open Wednesday, March 18, following a 7:30 a.m. bread-breaking ceremony with remarks from company and local officials. During the ceremony, Jerry Brown, the store’s team leader, and Nona Evans, Whole Kids Foundation, will […]