Kroger’s organic produce business achieves $1 billion in annual sales

CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Feb. 1, 2018) its organic produce business has achieved $1 billion in annual sales. “Kroger offers one of the largest organic produce departments in America, and we are proud to have led the way in making this category more mainstream, accessible and affordable,” […]

Kroger installs its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions

Company to install innovative shopping technology at 400 stores in 2018 CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 31, 2018) it will introduce its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions, making the service available this year to customers at 400 stores. […]

Kroger leadership promotions: Steve McKinney as SVP of retail divisions, Monica Garnes as president of the Fry’s division

CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Jan. 30, 2018) announced leadership promotions to support Restock Kroger. Steve McKinney, currently president of the Fry’s Food Stores division, has been promoted to senior vice president of retail divisions for the company, effective February 5. Monica Garnes, currently corporate vice president of produce-floral […]

Tesco funds 10,000 community projects through its Bags of Help scheme

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (30 Jan 2018) announced that 10,000 community projects have now been funded through its Bags of Help scheme. Run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, Bags of Help uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects. No profit is […]

More stores in New York and New Jersey joins ShopRite’s free fruit program

Keasbey, NJ, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to a program aimed at encouraging youngsters to enjoy healthy snacks, kids have a new reason to be excited about shopping at ShopRite –  they’ll receive free fruit when they are at the supermarket. ShopRite continues to expand its free fruit program, first launched in 2016, […]

Amazon’s Treasure Truck will bring new offers and incentives at select Whole Foods Market locations

SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market today (January 30, 2018) announced that Treasure Truck will pop-up at various Whole Foods Market locations across the country with new offers and incentives. Treasure Truck handpicks new, trending, local, or delicious items, loads them on the truck, and cruises around town […]

Hannaford’s “Time-Saving Meals from Your Hannaford Dietitian” initiative honored with Gold Plate Award at the FMI Foundation’s 2018 “Stir It Up!” event

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — A healthy-eating initiative from Hannaford, “Time-Saving Meals from Your Hannaford Dietitian,” gained national recognition on January 28 when it received a Gold Plate Award honorable mention at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation’s 2018 “Stir It Up!” event. The annual competition, held at FMI’s midwinter conference in Miami, shines […]

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag

Co-op develops a fully biodegradable paper tea bag   MANCHESTER, UK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is brewing up a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, making it the first retailer to find a solution to the problem of plastic waste caused by the nation’s favourite beverage. The convenience retailer’s famous own-brand 99 tea will be […]

Kevin Davis and Robert (Bob) Kelly to be inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement

SACRAMENTO, CA, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kevin Davis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, and Robert (Bob) Kelly, Executive Vice President, Hidden Villa Ranch, will be inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 21, 2018, at the Hilton Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa, Calif. Proceeds from […]

SPAR India opens its sixth hypermarket in Bangalore, its 19th overall in the country

India, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India has launched its sixth store in Bangalore, its 19th overall in the country. The new SPAR Hypermarket offers customers an innovative shopping experience at the Vega City Mall in the south of the city. The store spans 5,100 m² and has over 50,000 products with 25 checkout […]

SPAR International to open 40 stores in Saudi Arabia by 2020 with Al Sadhan Group

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International has announced the brand’s entry into the Saudi Arabian retail market. Partnering with the well-established Saudi conglomerate, the Al Sadhan Group, the plan is to open 40 stores in Saudi Arabia by 2020. Yesterday, three large SPAR Supermarkets ranging in size from 2,900m2 – […]

Kroger invests in a new anaerobic digester at its manufacturing plant in Greensburg, Indiana as part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

Company’s second anaerobic digester supports Zero Hunger | Zero Waste goals CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 26, 2018) the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. “Kroger recently […]

Tesco to introduce new initiative to help reduce food waste

Tesco to introduce new initiative to help reduce food waste   Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is set to introduce ‘Colleague Shops’ in all its UK stores to give colleagues the opportunity to take food approaching its expiry date, as part of its wider work to prevent good food […]

Wal-Mart and Rakuten to launch online grocery delivery service Japan and new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S.

Companies to launch online grocery delivery service in Japan and new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S. BENTONVILLE, Ark. and TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) president and CEO Doug McMillon and Rakuten, Inc. Chairman, president and CEO Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani met in Tokyo today ( Jan. 25, 2018) […]

Whole Foods Market to open a new store in Spring House on Wednesday, March 14

SPRING HOUSE, Pa., 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market will open a new store in Spring House at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at 1111 North Bethlehem Pike. This store will be a relocation of the Whole Foods Market in North Wales, which will close March 12. Opening-day shoppers with be greeted […]

Whole Foods Market 365 opens in the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene

Whole Foods Market 365 opens in the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene   New Store Features Convenient, Quality-Meets-Value Experience and Innovative Culinary Partnerships NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Whole Foods Market 365 location on the East Coast and the seventh in the country opens Wednesday, January 31 at 9 a.m. […]

Kroger announces its partnership with ReFED to help accelerate its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste vision

Food waste-focused nonprofit to aid in development of operational framework CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and The Kroger Co. Foundation today (Jan. 23, 2018) announced its partnership with ReFED, a multistakeholder nonprofit organization committed to reducing food waste in the U.S., while on stage at the Third Annual Food Rescue […]

Carrefour announces a potential investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Potential investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China, alongside a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Carrefour announces a potential investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China as well as a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent in China. Potential Investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China […]

Carrefour and La Poste groups partner to accelerate the development of home delivery services in France

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour and La Poste groups announce today (01/23/2018) the signing of a partnership to accelerate the development, on a national scale, of home delivery services for food and non-food shopping, for the benefit of consumers. This partnership is part of the priorities of the “Carrefour 2022” plan, […]

Carrefour Group selects Publicis.Sapient to assist in its digital transformation and omni-channel strategy

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (01/23/2018) during the “Carrefour 2022” strategic plan announcement, Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group, has highlighted among the Group’s priorities the digital transformation and omni-channel strategy that will make it a major international player. To drive Carrefour’s e-commerce offer, he has also announced the […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 2,033,752 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 15, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JANUARY 19, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 2,033,752 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 15, 2018 up to and including January 19, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.49 per share for a total consideration of €37.6 million. These repurchases were made […]

Delhaize inspires customers on eating well and healthy through its multimedia campaign

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With consumers in Belgium and Luxembourg increasingly interested in making healthier food choices, Delhaize launched a multimedia campaign last week that focuses on health and nutrition. The goal is to inspire customers and provide them with information, ideas and tips on topics ranging from eating more fruits and […]

Hannaford rewards customers for buying own-brand items with the launch of My Hannaford Rewards

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford announced yesterday the company-wide launch of My Hannaford Rewards, a reinvention of grocery store loyalty programs that rewards customers for buying own-brand items while leaving already low prices untouched. Shoppers who choose to participate earn a 2% reward on every own-brand item purchased, including fresh meat, […]

Sobeys to bring the best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadians through partnership with Ocado Group plc

STELLARTON, NS, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. announced today (January 22, 2018) that it has signed an agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring the world’s leading online grocery ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery solution to Canada. Sobeys’ end-to-end online grocery shopping business will be built on the Ocado Smart Platform. With […]

Tops Friendly Markets introduces Better For You packages in its bulk department

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — As American’s are becoming more and more health conscious, retailers are finding customers are buying less food items in bulk and are becoming more conservative in their portion sizes. This shift to “less is more” can prove to be a challenge especially for a store team whose emphasis […]

Tesco announces removal of People Managers to simplify its operational structures

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (22 Jan 2018) announced changes to simplify its operational structures to improve efficiency and give line managers clearer accountability for colleague and customer experience. As part of these changes, the role of People Manager and Compliance Manager will be removed from large […]

Waitrose commits to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019

LONDON, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — And black plastic will not be used for Waitrose meat, fish, fruit and veg by end of this year Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019 – this is the earliest date a supermarket has committed to removing black plastic […]

Wegmans Food Markets’ new multi-level store in the Natick Mall, MA will open on Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Multi-Level Store will include Blue Dalia Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Led by Chef and Restaurateur Roberto Santibañez NATICK, MA, 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets’ 146,500 sq. ft. multi-level store in the Natick Mall will include a new full-service restaurant concept – Blue Dalia, a vibrant Mexican restaurant and tequila bar […]

SPAR Nigeria opens new hypermarket in Tejuoshop shopping centre in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the brand new Tejuoshop shopping centre in Lagos, SPAR Nigeria recently opened a SPAR Hypermarket with a sales area of 1,425m², attracting huge crowds on the opening day. The Tejuosho Shopping Centre, the former Tejuosho Market, famous for fabric and garment trading, is an ultra-modern shopping centre […]

Asda launches NEW vegan food to go range

Leeds, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Veganuary now in full-swing, Asda has announced the launch of a NEW vegan food to go range, enabling those taking part in Veganuary or following a plant based lifestyle to enjoy tasty meal options whenever, wherever. Fully accredited by the Vegan Society, the range spans lunchtime staples. With three and […]