Hy-Vee partners with first responders across the Midwest to launch Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays community initiative

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs Help Hy-Vee Feed Families in Need WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2017-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today (Dec. 14, 2017) that it is partnering with first responders in seven cities across the Midwest for a community initiative called Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays. Over the next week, Hy-Vee […]

TOPS partners with Regal Cinemas, Popchips snacks, Courage of Carly Fund and Stone’s Buddies to host Star Wars movie premiere event

FOR CHILDREN FROM COURAGE OF CARLY FUND & STONE’S BUDDIES WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — When word gets out that the latest Star Wars movie is set to debut, people clamor and wait outside in line for days to get tickets, but this December some very special movie patrons will have the […]

X5 Retail Group and Mail.Ru Group partner to measure the impact of targeted online advertising on offline sales

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: FIVE), and Mail.Ru Group have launched a partnership to measure the impact of targeted online advertising on offline sales. The solution has already been tested by the global media group Dentsu Aegis Network. The […]

Lenta announces the opening of its nineteenth hypermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its nineteenth hypermarket in Moscow. The new store is Lenta “standard” format hypermarket located in Vidnoe at Kashirskoe highway in Retail Park Vidnoe shopping mall. The store has […]

SPAR India launches online campaign #SayYesToMillets

India, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Once a staple food source in India, Millets have fallen out of fashion over the last few decades – replaced by rice and wheat. Now, with the increase in diabetes and allergies such as gluten intolerance, this group of small seed grasses that have been widely cultivated as […]

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 […]

Colruyt Amay unveils new-generation Colruyt store

Colruyt Amay unveils new-generation Colruyt store   Halle, Belgium, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 13 December the renovated Colruyt Amay will open its doors after a few weeks of renovation work.The store has been completely rearranged and restyled into a new-generation Colruyt store. More efficient and pleasant shopping “During closure, we completely […]

LuLu launches newly rebranded Private Label products

LuLu launches newly rebranded Private Label products   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu, the top retailer in the Middle East today (Dec 12,2017) launched their newly rebranded Private Label products during the ongoing SIAL ME 2018. LuLu products which was introduced 10 years back in select categories is today a […]

Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge

Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour signed the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge alongside more than 90 other French companies. Carrefour’s commitments: -> Reduce the CO2 emissions generated by its stores throughout the world by 40% between now and 2025 (compared with 2010 levels), and […]

SUPERVALU launches refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart

SAN FRANCISCO and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., has entered into an exclusive multiyear contract. Under this agreement, SUPERVALU recently launched refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart for four of […]

Foodstuffs North Island: New Zealand summer stonefruit season is here!

The summer stonefruit season is only 10 weeks long, from mid-December to March, but New Zealanders certainly make the most of it. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Figures from Summerfruit NZ show that in the 2016-17 season, New Zealanders consumed 4,064 tonnes of nectarines; 3,579 tonnes of peaches; 2,366 tonnes of […]

ICA stores sales increased by 3.5% in November 2017

Solna, Sweden, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in ICA stores increased by 3.5% in November 2017 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 2.8%. At 30 November 2017, the number of ICA stores was 1,286. Store sales for December will be published on 10 January 2018 at […]

SPAR Albania celebrates its first anniversary

Albania, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of its first anniversary and to the delight of shoppers, SPAR Albania has run several successful customer promotions, building on their successes since the launch of the brand in October 2016. The promotional campaigns have included the first-ever lottery which resulted in 72 lucky winners with […]

ALDI receives the 2016 – 2017 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency

“Best of the Best” Recognition from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership Honors Commitment to Sustainable Refrigeration in 34 Stores Batavia, Ill, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI has received the 2016 – 2017 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership for its use of cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems in 34 of […]

Whole Foods Market offers a variety of last minute gifting options for the holidays

Whole Foods Market offers a variety of last minute gifting options for the holidays   Seasonal offerings range from tech toys to gifts that give back to Whole Foods Market’s exclusive recycled Paper Source gift wrap line AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the giving season, Whole Foods […]

SUPERVALU completes the acquisition of Associated Grocers of Florida for $193 million

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today (Dec. 8, 2017) announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $193 million. Associated Grocers of Florida adds a dynamic grocery wholesaler to SUPERVALU’s growing national distribution network with annual sales of approximately $650 million in its last fiscal year […]

ShopRite Supermarkets celebrates the grand opening of its first store in Rensselaer County

Florida, NY, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States, announced the grand opening of its new 55,000-square foot ShopRite of North Greenbush. The doors opened yesterday after an early morning ribbon cutting at the store located at US […]

Meijer unveils newly-remodeled Rockford Supercenter; the 22nd Midwest location to be remodeled this year

Meijer unveils newly-remodeled Rockford Supercenter; the 22nd Midwest location to be remodeled this year   Rebuilt Michigan store is 22nd Midwest location to be remodeled this year GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer celebrated the completion of this year’s 22nd newly-remodeled supercenter today (December 8, 2017) in Rockford, Mich., President and CEO […]

Co-op partners with FareShare to provide 100,000 meals to vulnerable people this Christmas

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has pledged to provide 100,000 meals to vulnerable people in the run-up to Christmas through its partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare. The move follows news that since 2013, the community retailer has supplied almost 1,300 tonnes – enough to provide over 3,085,000 meals to those in need […]

Olaf’s Frozen Adventures now available in Tesco stores across the UK

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fans of Frozen, one of the most successful animated films of all time, are in for a Christmas treat – a special spin off DVD will exclusively be sold by Tesco from today (Thursday December 7). The legendary cinema giant Disney and Tesco have worked together […]

Sainsbury’s launches its first in-store Zizzi pizza counter

Sainsbury’s has unveiled its latest innovative partnership – the supermarket is launching its first in-store Zizzi pizza counter, serving up the brand’s freshly-made, restaurant-quality hot pizzas to go. LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The move is part of Sainsbury’s commitment to offer customers a distinct and differentiated choice of quality food for every […]

Sainsbury’s opens its first standalone Festive Fizz Bar in Central London

23rd December will be ‘Sparkling Saturday’, with Sainsbury’s shoppers set to buy nearly half a million bottles in a single day. Retailer kicks off the fizz-tive season by opening first standalone ‘Festive Fizz Bar’ in London LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is forecasting that 23rd December 2017 will be known as “Sparkling Saturday” as shoppers will […]

National Grocers Association welcomes Molly Pfaffenroth at its government relations department as senior manager

ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced that Molly Pfaffenroth has joined its government relations department as a senior manager. In her role, Pfaffenroth will primarily manage the association’s tax portfolio and assist on healthcare, trade, and nutrition issues. “Molly’s […]

Twain Harte Market President and CEO Bob Parriott elected the 2017-2018 California Grocers Association Chairman

Independent Operator to Serve One Year Term as Chair SACRAMENTO, CA, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bob Parriott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Twain Harte Market in Twain Harte, Calif., was elected the 2017-2018 California Grocers Association Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Dec. 1, 2017. As […]

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its second hypermarket in Kazan

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its second hypermarket in Kazan. The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located in 21A bld.2, Adoratskogo street, Kazan. The store has a total area of […]

RUSSIA: Lenta launches its ‘Christmas Tree of Wishes’ charity event to help make New Year’s wishes of children in foster care come true

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, launches its ‘Christmas Tree of Wishes’ charity event to help children in institutional foster care make their New Year’s wishes come true. Lenta customers will have the opportunity to act as Santa Claus, helping make […]

DESPAR Northeast Italy’s 2016 Integrated Report recognized by The Institut du Capitalisme

DESPAR Northeast Italy’s 2016 Integrated Report recognized by The Institut du Capitalisme   Italy, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Institut du Capitalisme has paid tribute to the extraordinary work that went into DESPAR Northeast Italy’s 2016 Integrated Report, for which they received the Integrated Thinking Award at an integrated reporting conference held recently […]

CFAO Retail officially opens Carrefour Market shopping centre in Douala, Cameroon

Douala, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Market shopping centre, operated by CFAO Retail, officially opened today (5 December 2017) in Douala, Cameroon. The guests in attendance at the opening ceremony included Minister of Trade Mr Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana and several members of the Cameroonian government. CFAO was represented by Xavier Desjobert, Chief […]

Asda offers the perfect frozen feast for only £4.29 per head

Take the pressure out of prepping Christmas dinner with Asda’s Frozen family feast for only £4.29 per head Leeds, UK, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Christmas day feast is the most anticipated meal of the year, but for those preparing the seasonal spread; Christmas day can also be quite stressful. With a table […]

Whole Foods Market 365 to open new store in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NEW YORK, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market 365 will open its first store on the East Coast in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The 40,000 square foot Fort Greene location at 292 Ashland Place will be the seventh Whole Foods Market 365 location in the country. Whole Foods Market […]