Iceland supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose bottle Deposit Return Scheme

London, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland fully supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose a bottle DepositReturn Scheme (DRS). Richard Walker, Director for Sustainability at Iceland Foods, said: “Every minute, a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans. In Britain, we are failing to recycle up to 16 million single use plastic bottles […]

Poundland keeps things really simple with its 2017 Christmas TV ad

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Poundland will tonight unveil its 2017 Christmas TV ad that cost just £65,000 to make and a total of £415,000 once the airtime is bought, compared to the £7 million spent by John Lewis, which equates to a private jet or Birmingham’s most expensive house. Without […]

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first supermarket in Vladimir region

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of the first supermarket in Vladimir region. The new store is located in Aleksandrov, Vladimir Region at 13 Lenina street. The store has a total area of 778 sq.m […]

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of two new supermarkets in Yekaterinburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of two new supermarkets in Yekaterinburg. The first store is located at 200 Moskovskaya street. The store has a total area of 1,494 sq.m with 983 sq.m of selling […]

Lenta appoints Steven Hellman as a non-executive Director

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce that Steven Hellman has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Lenta Ltd. with effect from 1st December, 2017. Steven Hellman is the former Regional Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse […]

SPAR Austria introducES new organic SPAR enjoy ice tea range

Austria, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the successful launch of the SPAR enjoy super fruit juice range earlier this year, SPAR Austria has tapped into another beverage trend with the introduction of its new organic SPAR enjoy ice tea range, which comes in various delicious flavour combinations: Turmeric & Ginger, Rooibos & Herbs […]

Sainsbury’s partners with etiquette experts Debrett’s for a guide to Christmas gift-giving

Sainsbury’s partners with etiquette experts Debrett’s for a guide to Christmas gift-giving   Debrett’s new guide to festive faux pas says a text message thank you isn’t enough; don’t Insta-boast and always bring a bottle for the host – but don’t expect to drink it yourself. London, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has teamed […]

Price Rite Marketplace appoints Jim Dorey as new President

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Marketplace has named Jim Dorey President of the company, which has 65 grocery stores in nine states and is a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., the nation’s largest supermarket cooperative. Dorey replaces Neil Duffy, who retired from Price Rite in October, and will lead […]

Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 expand home delivery service powered by Instacart to Capital Region of New York

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 continue to grow their partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, by bringing same-day home delivery of groceries to Price Chopper/Market 32 customers throughout the Capital Region. To place an order for delivery, customers simply go to shop.pricechopper.com or […]

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs North Island celebrates the official opening of PAK’nSAVE Clendon

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island officially opened PAK’nSAVE Clendon on November 28 with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony. It represents the conclusion of a significant construction project for Foodstuffs. Clendon had a 30-year-old New World that was in need of replacement, but Foodstuffs North Island could see that a […]

Co-op become the exclusive wholesale supplier to Costcutter Supermarkets Group

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the recent announcement concerning Palmer and Harvey (P&H), The Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) have today (29 November) confirmed an agreement that will see Co-op become the exclusive wholesale supplier to CSG and the 2,200 Costcutter, Mace, Simply Fresh, Supershop and kwiksave convenience stores across its network from Spring 2018. […]

SCOTLAND: B&M completes relocation of its Stenhousemuir store

Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — B&M’s relocation of its Stenhousemuir store was complete today (29 November 2017) as the new doors were opened for the first time. The addition to B&M’s portfolio comes as a huge boost to the local economy, creating a further 15 jobs – and another 20 temporary roles […]

Lenta announces the opening of its sixth supermarket in Novosibirsk, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth supermarket in Novosibirsk. The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 2/2 Volochaevskaya street, Novosibirsk. The store has a total area of 1,181 sq.m with […]

SPAR Netherlands opens a SPAR City store and two new SPAR Express stores

Netherlands, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Netherlands recently opened three new stores of two different formats — a SPAR City store and two new SPAR Express stores — one of which is the first SPAR Express store to open along a highway. Rollout of SPAR Express stores The two new SPAR Express stores, […]

SPAR Hungary partner wins numerous industry-recognised awards

Hungary, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary continues to invest in different areas of the business, from launching new product ranges to rolling out new stores. Here we take a look at a few recent initiatives that are helping to grow the brand and that have led to the partner winning a number […]

Ocado Group plc and Groupe Casino to develop the Ocado Smart Platform in France

Saint-Étienne, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between Ocado Group plc (“Ocado”) and Groupe Casino, to develop the Ocado Smart Platform (“OSP”) in France. Ocado is the world’s leading dedicated on-line grocery retailer with a strong technological advantage. The scalable, modular end-to-end solution provided […]

NGA urges Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform to create a more level playing field for supermarkets operating as pass-through businesses

ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and 152 state trade associations and food retailers today urged the U.S. Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform that creates a more level playing field for supermarkets operating as pass-through businesses. In a letter to Senators, the […]

Whole Foods Market announces 50 percent off sale on the cookie bar from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4

Whole Foods Market announces 50 percent off sale on the cookie bar from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4   AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate National Cookie Day, Whole Foods Market is having a 50 percent off sale on the cookie bar from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4. Whole Foods Market cookie […]

SUPERVALU to participate in Barclays “Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary” Conference in New York

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) will participate in next week’s Barclays “Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary” Conference in New York. President and CEO Mark Gross and Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer Rob Woseth will address investors at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. A live webcast of this […]

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs shortlisted in the Efficiency Champion Category for the 2017 Sustainable Business Network Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs has announced today (28 November 2017) that the company is a finalist in the Efficiency Champion Category for the 2017 Sustainable Business Network Awards, thanks to some stunning results in minimising waste. “With 122 sites signed up to the programme we can report the following […]

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its twenty second supermarket in Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its twenty second supermarket in Saint-Petersburg. The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 50 Chkalovskiy avenue, Saint-Petersburg. The store has a total area of 1,205 sq.m […]

Lenta improves its supply chain performance with 130 new MAN trucks with refrigerated semitrailers

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces the purchase of 130 MAN trucks with refrigerated semitrailers. The new vehicles will improve the Company’s supply chain performance. Lenta has purchased 120 semitrailer trucks configured as MAN TGS trucks with Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated […]

Tops Friendly Markets announces associate Sabrina Martone as New York State’s Best Bagger

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to announce that their associate Sabrina Martone, from Elmira, NY who works at their Big Flats store, walked away with the title of New York States Best Bagger. The event, sponsored by Food Industry Alliance, allowed fourteen contestants from a variety of grocery […]

Tesco expands its festive pet gifts with feline and canine friendly infusions Pawsecco and Bottom Sniffer beer

Tesco expands its festive pet gifts with feline and canine friendly infusions Pawsecco and Bottom Sniffer beer   Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco this Christmas – so prosecco and beer for cats and dogs are among the treats available to the rocketing number of Brits who now […]

The John Lewis Partnership announces £100,000 investment in innovative tech startups WeFiFo and Exaactly

London, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of Britain’s most iconic and historic retailers – the John Lewis Partnership – today (27 November 2017) announced a £100,000 investment in two innovative tech startups following success in the retailer’s fourth annual accelerator programme – JLAB. JLAB is the largest retail tech accelerator programme in the […]

Asda introduces the ultimate showstopping dessert — the NEW Foot-Long Chocolate Éclair

Asda introduces the ultimate showstopping dessert — the NEW Foot-Long Chocolate Éclair   Leeds, UK, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The colossal choux pastry creation lands just in time for Christmas. Inspired by an emerging trend spotted in the crème de la crème of Parisian patisseries. The decadent dessert is the ultimate showstopping centrepiece […]

NGA urges the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ADA Reform and Education Act of 2017

ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and 28 state trade associations today urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ADA Reform and Education Act of 2017 (H.R. 620) in a letter sent to lawmakers. The legislation would protect businesses […]

SPAR India supports local farming community school in Soppahalli village, near Bangalore

India, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Community involvement is a key aspect of SPAR’s vision and in India, SPAR has been taking steps to positively impact the lives of employees, customers and other members of the communities it serves. Recently, this led to an opportunity to support a local farming community school in Soppahalli village, […]

Tops Friendly Markets extends annual Food for Families campaign until December 16, 2017

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past twelve years, the term Little Brown Bags of Hope has become synonymous with Tops Friendly Markets and the annual Food for Families campaign. What began as a one day campaign in Buffalo, NY to benefit the Food Bank of WNY has since expanded across […]

Tops Friendly Markets holds annual Tops Years of Service recognition program

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts was pleased to conduct its annual Tops Years of Service recognition program earlier this month. Currently in its 21st year, the Tops Years of Service recognition program celebrates […]