Ahold: Giant Carlisle named 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by U.S. monthly business publication Grocery Headquarters

Giant Carlisle has been named 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters, a national U.S. monthly business publication with a circulation of more than 33,000. The recognition was given for the company’s deep commitment to community, its dedicated associates, its emphasis on buying local, and its focus on nutrition. Carlisle, PA, 2015-5-6 — […]

bol.com names Margaret Versteden as its new SVP Marketing

Margaret Versteden has been appointed as the new SVP Marketing of bol.com. As of June 1, Margaret will succeed Michel Schaeffer, who is leaving the company to pursue a new phase in his career. He will stay on until August 1 to help ensure a smooth transition. Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) recognized by the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council for its environmental efforts

Saskatoon, Canada, 2015-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — While a cleaner, greener earth is a reward of its own, the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council has recognized Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) for its environmental efforts. “FCL is committed to reducing waste, increasing our waste diversion and being leaders in environmental sustainability,” said Sustainability Advisor Brittney Hoemsen. […]

Price Chopper to hold its 7th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity just in time for mother’s day, May 9-10

Schenectady, NY, 2015-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper’s 7th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 9 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – […]

Meijer opened new 190,000-square-foot built to LEED standards supercenter in Alpena, Michigan

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened one of its first stores of the year today in Alpena, Mich.  The new supercenter provides local residents and neighbors in Hillman, Rogers City, Posen and Ossineke access […]

Meijer opened new 190,000-square-foot supercenter in Manistee, Michigan

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened one of its first stores of the year today in Manistee, Mich. The new supercenter provides local residents and neighbors in Ludington, Cadillac, Bear Lake, Frankfort and Scottville access […]

Whole Foods Market and Instacart make traditional floral delivery convenient and affordable this Mother’s Day

Whole Trade® flowers delivered in as little as one hour, combined with gifts curated by experts at America’s Healthiest Grocery Store® AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — An estimated 54 million American households will purchase flowers or plants for Mother’s Day* so Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) and Instacart are making it more convenient by […]

X5 Retail Group acquires 100% stake in SPAR Retail from A&NN Investments Ltd

Moscow, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (‘X5’ or the ‘Company’), a leading Russian food retailer, and A&NN Investments ltd, one of biggest privately-owned investment groupings, announce the acquisition by X5 Retail Group of 100% stake in SPAR Retail, owned by A&NN Investments Ltd. SPAR Retail operates 26 stores (previously – under […]

Harris Teeter launches its 4th annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign; benefits both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project®

2014 Campaign: Over $1.1 Million Donated Thanks to Generous Shoppers, Associates MATTHEWS, NC, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tomorrow, May 1, Harris Teeter will launch its fourth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign. Support Our Troops benefits both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), two organizations committed to supporting U.S. troops and their […]

Haggen donates more than $40,000 to support the four national parks located in Washington and Oregon

West Coast grocer continues tradition of giving back with expansion Bellingham, Wash., 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — To show its love for the precious lakes, rivers, beaches and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, West Coast regional grocer Haggen is donating more than $40,000 to support the four national parks located in Washington and Oregon. The dollar […]

J Sainsbury plc announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015

LONDON, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015. This follows the previously announced retirement of Gary Hughes who will step down at the company’s AGM on 8 July 2015. David was the Group Finance Director of Next plc […]

A new variety of asparagus Burgundine will be sold exclusively by Tesco

A new variety of asparagus that can also be eaten raw is to be trialled in the UK next week. Cheshunt, England, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The variety, called Burgundine, is a purple and green cross and has been grown in Thornham, north Norfolk, specifically as a new salad crop. Burgundine asparagus will be […]

Harris Teeter to welcome shoppers to its Pine Ridge Plaza location on May 13, 2015 to celebrate its grand opening

Company to Celebrate Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony SALEM, NC, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Pine Ridge Plaza location on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8 a.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This location will replace the Reynolda […]

Herb Winchester Jr. returns to the Gulf Coast area on May 3 to take the reins of DeCA’s Zone 1

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — After three and a half years as director of the Defense Commissary Agency’s East Area, Herb Winchester Jr. is returning to the Gulf Coast area May 3 to take the reins of DeCA’s Zone 1, a zone he managed in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina wreaked devastation. “Herb’s done […]

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announces the grand opening of new Nantucket Mid Island Stop & Shop on May 1

Bigger store offers expanded meat, seafood and produce, even a salad bar to better serve island customers Quincy, MA, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is announcing the grand opening on May 1 at 6:00 am of the newly-built Mid Island Stop & Shop at 31 Sparks Avenue. This […]

Whole Foods Market® opens 54,000 square-feet store in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood

New location includes a wood-fired grill, ramen station and Red Star diner CHICAGO, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) opens its doors in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, Wednesday, April 29 at 9 a.m. At over 54,000 square-feet, the store at 6009 N. Broadway is the fourth of seven Whole Foods Markets […]

John Lewis: Applications for more than 500 roles at John Lewis Birmingham shop open tomorrow; Recruitment for over 200 new roles in Milton Keynes underway

New roles created as the retailer invests in both bricks and clicks Over 500 vacancies go live tomorrow in Birmingham, to join team of 150 specialist roles already being recruited Recruitment is underway for over 200 new roles in Milton Keynes. LONDON, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis is recruiting for roles to […]

X5 Retail Group to acquire 27 stores from Nash and Gurman retail chains in the Republics of Mari El and Chuvashia to open new Pyaterochka stores and Perekrestok supermarkets

Yoshkar-Ola, 2015-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announces the acquisition of 27 stores belonging to the Nash and Gurman retail chains in the Republics of Mari El and Chuvashia. X5 will use the purchased selling space to open new Pyaterochka stores and Perekrestok supermarkets. Before the deal, the […]

The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® to bring the community together on July 25

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® seeks to bring the community together by featuring multiple competitive challenges for corporations, schools, members of the media, families and individuals. The race will once again be powered by Gazelle Sports, and will start at 8 a.m. July […]

Morrisons brings back staffed express checkouts to its supermarkets to offer customers a quick and personal service

Morrisons is bringing back staffed express checkouts to its supermarkets this week to offer customers a quick and personal service, and more choice at checkouts. Bradford, England, 2015-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The express lanes will serve customers who wish to buy ten items or less. They will mean customers with a small shop who want […]

DeCA’s vendors, suppliers and brokers collaborate with commissaries in May to offer discounts beyond everyday savings

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s no shortage of savings or “M’s” for commissary promotions in May featuring a lineup of themes such as Military Appreciation Month, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. The majority of stateside commissaries hold their popular Commissary Appreciation Month Case Lot Sale sometime in May, but […]

Meijer partners with Scotts-MiracleGro to create Garden Marketplace inside 27 Meijer stores across the Midwest

Retailer is the first supercenter to work with the national brand for Garden Marketplace project GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today that it is the first supercenter to partner with national lawn care and garden brand, Scotts-MiracleGro, to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 Meijer stores across the Midwest as […]

Whole Foods Market events to raise more than $4.6 million for global poverty alleviation as part of Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 Prosperity Campaign

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — From concerts to craft fairs, shoppers took part in thousands of Whole Foods Market events to raise more than $4.6 million for global poverty alleviation. The events were all part of Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 Prosperity Campaign to boost awareness and support for microlending projects worldwide. “Microcredit offers low-income […]

Sainsbury’s teams up with one of the biggest names in motor sport Williams Advanced Engineering to give its store fridges a turbo boost

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with one of the biggest names in motor sport to give its store fridges a turbo boost. LONDON, 2015-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to the technology of Williams Advanced Engineering, Sainsbury’s fridge systems are being fitted with aerofoils – the same technology that helps to improve the performance of […]

Wegmans turned more than 2.5 million pounds of food scraps into clean, renewable energy in 2014 together with Lawnhurst Farms, Noblehurst Farms and Natural Upcycling

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-4-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every now and then, looking for a solution to one problem leads to better answers on several fronts. Eleven Wegmans stores in the Greater Rochester area are sending food waste to two dairy farms to be turned into energy and useful byproducts, thanks to a technology known as anaerobic […]

Whole Foods Market: Without pollinating insects coffee production could drop by up to 40 percent

Whole Foods Market helps ‘Share the Buzz’ about pollinators and their important role in the global food supply Austin, TX, 2015-4-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Without pollinating insects like honeybees, stingless bees and solitary bees, coffee production could drop by up to 40 percent–a potentially rude awakening for Americans, who consume 400 million cups […]

Whole Foods Market opens doors to its thirteenth New Jersey store, and second in Morris County

Retailer to donate 5% of opening day sales to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Morristown, NJ, 2015-4-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM),America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, will open the doors to its newest store in Morristown, NJ on Wednesday, April 22nd. This location marks the thirteenth New Jersey store, and second in Morris County. […]

Starbucks Coffee Company and Kesko Food entered into new licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within K-stores throughout Finland

Agreement to open Starbucks stores at grocery locations owned by the Finnish retailer. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company and Kesko Food have entered into a new licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within K-stores throughout Finland. The first store will open in K-citymarket Sello in Espoo later this year, […]

Morrisons predicts 2015’s asparagus crop could increase by up to 20%

Morrisons vegetable buyers have predicted Britain could have the best crop of outdoor grown asparagus for nearly a decade. Bradford, England, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intelligence on growing conditions from our farmers combined with a predicted three month heat wave would mean 2015’s asparagus crop could increase by up to 20%. Morrisons Asparagus Buyer […]

Ahold share buyback update: Ahold repurchased 1,179,305 Ahold common shares in the period from April 13, 2015 up to and including April 17, 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-4-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,179,305 Ahold common shares in the period from April 13, 2015 up to and including April 17, 2015. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 18.6041 per share for a total consideration of € 21.94 million. These repurchases were made as […]