Stater Bros. donates $75,000 to Toys for Tots Program

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since 2005,Stater Bros. has proudly partnered with the United States Marine Corps. (U.S.M.C.) Toys for Tots program to bring joy to families in need during the holiday season.  On December 6, representatives from Stater Bros. gathered to present a $75,000 check to local Toys for Tots Program […]

NEW ZEALAND: Synlait Milk to become the exclusive supplier of Foodstuffs’ private label fresh milk and cream

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Synlait Milk (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) is partnering with Foodstuffs South Island Limited to become the Cooperative’s exclusive supplier of its private label fresh milk and cream from early 2019. Synlait intends to invest approximately $125 million in an advanced liquid dairy packaging facility to supply Foodstuffs […]

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk   St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk, Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessiya. The new store is Lenta “compact” format hypermarket […]

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation   Helping local families in communities across Canada OTTAWA, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Giant Tiger stores are committed to fighting hunger with a donation of $35,000 to local food banks in many of the communities it calls home. “Community giving is not just what […]

Raley’s eCart brings delivery service to Reno, Nevada

 Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Reno West Sacramento, California, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s eCart e-commerce platform is launching its third phase of delivery service to Reno, Nevada. The delivery service will allow healthy, fresh and high-quality offerings at affordable prices to be delivered to select zip codes in […]

Kroger opens its 1,000th ClickList store and launches integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList

In Q3 2017, company’s 109 percent digital revenue growth was driven by ClickList CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kroger announced today it has opened its 1,000th ClickList store and launched the latest seamless and integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList. “As part of our Restock Kroger plan, we continually invest in redefining our customers’ grocery shopping experiences by […]

Walgreens will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to meet customers’ last-minute shopping needs

Select Walgreens stores open until midnight or even 24 hours to meet last-minute shopping needs DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Have you run out of wrapping paper and tape? Forgot batteries for the new toy under the tree? Checked the list twice, and still missing something? Walgreens, a provider of trusted care […]

Whole Foods Market reveals the bestselling holiday staples to inspire home cooks for the hosting season

Includes customers’ top searched recipes, preferred products, and common Alexa questions during this holiday season AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the holiday entertaining season continues, Whole Foods Market is revealing some of their customers’ foodie favorites for the season, including the most searched and top-rated recipes, favorite prepared foods, and the bestselling […]

Whole Foods Market to replace its Pinecrest location with the opening of Dadeland store on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

New store to replace Pinecrest location, offering community a more complete food experience FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s Dadeland store will open Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 replacing the nearby Pinecrest location and providing the neighborhood a more elevated grocery shopping and dining experience. The store will open at 9 a.m. […]

ShopRite puts the spotlight on its team of highly trained butchers

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every day, ShopRite butchers butterfly pork chops, thin slice chicken breasts, split steaks and custom grind cuts of meat, all to a customer’s taste. And this holiday season,  ShopRite is highlighting its team of highly trained butchers as in-house experts who can help customers make the most […]

Colruyt opens newly renovated Keerbergen store

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 13 December the renovated Colruyt Keerbergen will open its doors after a few months of renovation work. The store has been expanded by half its original size and restyled into a new-generation Colruyt store. It has a brand-new butcher’s department and a Collect&Go pick-up point. More […]

Whole Foods salad bars to incorporate new composed and “build your own” salad recipes with focus on root-to-stem ingredients

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today that beginning Dec. 27, salad bars nationwide will incorporate new composed and “build your own” salad recipes with a focus on root-to-stem food preparation, seasonal produce and superfood ingredients. “We’re refreshing our salad bars for the New Year to support shoppers who are looking […]

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 […]