Albertsons Companies and Rite Aid Corporation announce merger agreement

Combination Will Create Strong Local Networks in Attractive Geographies Integrated Platform Will Provide Customers Greater Choice, Convenience, and Access, and Accelerate Omni-Channel Strategy to Reach More Customers and Drive Profitable Growth John Standley to Serve as Chief Executive Officer and Bob Miller to Serve as Chairman of Combined Company Transaction Expected to Generate Run Rate […]

Lenta announces the opening of its forty fourth supermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its forty fourth supermarket in Moscow. The new store is a Lenta supermarket located in Selyatino, Naro-Fominsk district, 10a Bolnichnaya street. The store has a total area […]

Nugget Markets ranked in FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 13th year in a row

Woodland, CA, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 13th year in a row, Nugget Markets has claimed a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, ranking #70 in 2018. Noted for its dynamic culture and work-life balance, the local, family-owned company has also earned recent recognition as a top workplace for […]

Whole Foods Market to open its first Somerset County location on Wednesday, March 21

The first Whole Foods Market in Somerset County anchors Chimney Rock shopping center BRIDGEWATER, N.J., 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the leading natural and organic food retailer, will open on Wednesday, March 21. The 49,000 square foot store, located at 319 Chimney Rock Rd. at […]

Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers can now enjoy even more rewards when shopping at Whole Foods Market

Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers can now enjoy even more rewards when shopping at Whole Foods Market   Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers will now earn even more rewards on Whole Foods Market purchases SEATTLE and AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc., Chase, and Whole Foods Market today (February 20, 2018) announced that Amazon Rewards […]

Morrisons acquires leading supplier of free range eggs Chippindale Foods

Bradford, UK, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons today (19/02/2018) announces it has acquired Chippindale Foods, a leading supplier of free range eggs. The acquisition means that Morrisons will make even more of its own fresh food and become more competitive for customers on these important everyday products. It will also bring forward the […]

UK: Co-op opens new-look food store in Llandeilo

MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has served-up a new-look food store in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, following a near £700,000 investment. Children from Ysgol Gynradd Llandeilo Primary School Choir were among the guests of honour, along with Richard Hughes, President of the Rotary Club of Llandeilo, who joined the store team and helped to cut […]

Carrefour Belgium enhances its app with new functions

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium has added even more functions to its app in a bid to make life easier for its customers. No more printing out – everything happens online. We used to have plastic loyalty cards and paper discount coupons. Then we had computerised cards and coupons, but they […]

Asda introduces new range of Easter treat hot cross buns

LEEDS, UK, 2018-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Easter, Asda has buns for everyone to enjoy, with a variety of flavours, shapes and sizes to suit every taste bud. With the introduction of some new varieties, including fudgy and chocolatey, and the return of familiar favourites including free from and extra fruity, Asda now has […]

Wakefern president and chief operating officer Joseph Sheridan appointed chairman of GS1 US Board of Governors

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.,, 2018-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — GS1 US® has appointed Joseph Sheridan, president and chief operating officer, Wakefern Food Corp., as chairman of the GS1 US Board of Governors. Additionally, John W. Inwright, president and chief executive officer, Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. (QSCC) and Mel Landis, senior vice president, Business Transformation, Coca-Cola North America, were […]

ShopRite and Price Rite Marketplace donates $117,500 to Maryland Food Bank

BALTIMORE, 2018-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) family welcomed associates from ShopRite and Price Rite Marketplace stores during a special check presentation at a volunteer night in the food bank’s warehouse. The donation of $117,500 represents the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring contribution from 11 ShopRite and […]

Albert Heijn to open its first checkout-free AH to go store in Amsterdam this summer

Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn will this summer open its first checkout-free AH to go store as it looks to make the shopping experience more convenient and personal. The store, the first of its kind in the Netherlands, will be located at a high-traffic location in Amsterdam and will be deployed with “tap […]

Whole Foods Market 365 to open a new store in East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market today announced it has signed a lease for a new Whole Foods Market 365 store in East Austin. This will be the second Whole Foods Market 365 store in the Austin area, joining the Cedar Park location that opened in April 2017. This approximately 30,000 […]

Morrisons announces long-term franchise and wholesale supply agreement with SandpiperCI

Bradford, UK, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is today announcing a new, long-term franchise and wholesale supply agreement with SandpiperCI, an operator of 43 mini supermarkets and convenience stores in the Channel Islands. Most sites will convert into Morrisons Daily stores and be supplied with both Morrisons own brand as well as branded products. […]

Co-op to give a £1M makeover to its food store in Olney, Buckinghamshire

MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to serve-up a new-look food store in Olney, Buckinghamshire, with a £1M investment The 7,000 sq. ft. food store, located in Stanley Court, Olney, has embarked on a major makeover and will bring a funding boost locally through its Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% […]

Carrefour Italia earns Top Employer certification for 2018

Carrefour Italia earns Top Employer certification for 2018   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 1 February 2017, the Top Employers Institute announced the results of its annual investigations into a wide selection of Italian employers and the conditions that they provide for their employees. We are delighted to inform you that our […]

Asda introduces a NEW Love Heart Pizza – the perfect meal for a cheesy night in on Valentine’s Day

Asda introduces a NEW Love Heart Pizza – the perfect meal for a cheesy night in on Valentine’s Day   Asda launches Love Heart Pizzas to help customers share more love on the most romantic day of the year Leeds, UK, 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Is your other half the object of your […]

Meijer helps customers celebrate Chinese New Year with easy-to-make recipes

Meijer helps customers celebrate Chinese New Year with easy-to-make recipes   Meijer chefs share simple recipes to help you celebrate the Year of the Dog Grand Rapids, Mich., 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Spring Festival of Chinese New Year kicks off on Feb. 16, celebrating the Year of the Dog. Although celebrations vary by […]

UK: Asda, FareShare and The Trussell Trust team up to help one million people out of food poverty

Leeds, UK, 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda and food redistribution charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust have today announced that they will be working together on a new partnership designed to help one million people out of food poverty over the next three years. The programme will be funded by Asda, and see the […]

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce the introduction of Prime Now free two-hour delivery in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach

Prime customers can enjoy free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35 from Whole Foods Market; Whole Foods Market groceries can be delivered through Prime Now to neighborhoods in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced the introduction of free two-hour […]

Peapod expands its popular meal kit line to include six new recipes

Skokie, Illinois, United States, 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Peapod, our online grocery business in the U.S., announced this week the expansion of its popular meal kit line to include six new recipes. Peapod began offering meal kits in 2014 as one of the first retailers to combine the convenience of meal kits with online […]

Meijer Simply Give program generated nearly $8.5 million in 2017 for Midwest food pantries

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer Simply Give program set a record in 2017 with nearly $8.5 million – the equivalent of at least 84.8 million meals – for food pantries through the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation to more than $37 million since its inception in 2008. The retailer’s most recent […]

Foodstuffs North Island to develop one of New Zealand’s largest office and distribution centres at The Landing Business Park, Auckland Airport

Designed for our future and to deliver great value for customers at PAK’nSAVE, New World, Four Square, Gilmours, Liquorland and Fresh Collective Construction starts in 2018 with completion scheduled for late 2020, as next stage of Foodstuffs’ nearly 100-year commitment to New Zealand AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island […]

The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS now accepting submissions

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS, taking place July 7-8, 2018, will once again fill the streets of downtown Buffalo with delicious morsels from over 55 restaurants and food trucks, and six wineries, and wants you to capture its essence in art. As Buffalo gets ready […]

Stater Bros. participates in the AHA/ASA’s “Life is Why We Give” campaign to raise funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke

Stater Bros. has raised over $5.4 MILLION in the fight against heart disease and stroke  SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of giving back to the communities it serves by supporting the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in furthering its mission to build […]

Raley’s Food For Families holiday bag drive raised 3,759,535 meals, a 29% increase over last year

This year’s donation marks a 29 percent increase over last year, and totals nearly $4 million worth of donated food. Fair Oaks, CA, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — For more than 140,000 families in communities surrounding Raley’s stores, this holiday season was a more fulfilling one. This year’s annual Raley’s Food For Families holiday […]

Carrefour to suspend wild bass sales during its breeding period

Carrefour to suspend wild bass sales during its breeding period   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour’s aim is to become the leader of the food transition. Increasing our selection of sustainable fishing products is in line with this aim. Carrefour has set itself the target of selling the widest range of responsibly-caught […]

Asda sets out plans on how it will reduce its use of plastic

Asda sets out plans on how it will reduce its use of plastic   Leeds, UK, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 5, 2018), Asda has become the first of the “big four” supermarkets to set out detailed plans about how it will reduce its use of plastic. The supermarket, which accounts for […]

Wegmans Food Markets to hire full-time employees for its Lancaster store opening in early fall 2018

Lancaster, PA, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is looking for full-time employees at its Lancaster store, set to open in early fall 2018 at The Crossings at Conestoga Creek in Manheim Township, on the southwest corner of Harrisburg Pike and U.S. Route 30. The 120,000 sq. ft. store is currently under construction. […]

Amazon and Whole Foods Market celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special discount on Whole Trade roses

Amazon and Whole Foods Market celebrate Valentine’s Day wit a special discount on Whole Trade roses   All customers to receive lower prices; Prime members to receive an even deeper discount AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market will celebrate Valentine’s Day with customers by offering a special discount on Whole […]