SSP America wins ten-year contract to develop and operate food and beverage concession spaces at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

LONDON, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a ten-year contract by the City of Phoenix and the City of Phoenix Aviation Department to commercially develop and operate five separate food and beverage concession spaces […]

Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator recognised at the 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator, which started up in 2017, has got through to the finals of the Open Innovation Awards in the “Initiative” category. The C4 Retail Lab was set up last year as part of Carrefour Poland’s omnichannel strategy. Its purpose is to look for […]

Sainsbury’s: Gemma Atkinson launches this year’s official Sport Relief merchandise

LONDON, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dancing queen, Gemma Atkinson, has a wheelie good time in Sainsbury’s for Sport Relief. The stunt was promoting the Sport Relief merchandise, available now in Sainsbury’s stores and online with at least 50 per cent of every sale going to Sport Relief. Gemma put her own spin on the everyday task […]

Lowe’s launches Track to the Trades program to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 22, 2018), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced Track to the Trades, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide innovative career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. The program will be supported in partnership with Guild Education, an adult […]

Meijer’s advertising team won 30 awards at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of West Michigan’s annual ADDY® Awards

Retailer’s 2017 ad campaigns lauded by West Michigan’s advertising community GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today that its advertising team won big at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of West Michigan’s annual ADDY® Awards with a record 30 awards. The retailer’s in-house creative team earned accolades for a variety of […]

BESTSELLER partners with local schools in Brande area to increase children’s overall well-being, motivation and learning

BRANDE, Denmark, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — BESTSELLER partners with local schools: A well-being project at the local schools in the Brande area – home of BESTSELLER’s main office –  will focus on setting the stage for children and young people to flourish and grow into strong and enabled young adults. Over the next three […]

Auntie Anne’s® invites the pretzel-loving public to “RSVP” to Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday party at HBDAuntieAnnes.com

Auntie Anne’s® invites the pretzel-loving public to “RSVP” to Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday party at HBDAuntieAnnes.com   LANCASTER, Pa., 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, turns 30 this year and is calling on the pretzel-loving public to help ring in this delicious milestone. From now through […]

CarMax to provide one-time bonus to associates as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Richmond, Va., 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announced plans to provide one-time bonuses to most hourly and commissioned full-time and part-time associates as a result of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Bonus amounts will vary from $200 up to $1,500 based on […]

Intershop grew revenues by 5% and generated positive EBIT in the fiscal year 2017

Total revenues of EUR 35.8 million (previous year: EUR 34.2 million) EBITDA of EUR 2.8 million (previous year: EUR 0.1 million) EBIT of EUR 0.4 million (previous year: EUR -2.4 million) “Cloud First” – focus on expanding the cloud business Jena, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1), a leading independent […]

Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign on March 1

AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $3 million to increase the foundation’s […]

Apple’s first store in Austria opens Saturday in the heart of Vienna

Vienna, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple Kärntner Straße, Apple’s first store in Austria, will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the heart of Vienna. Nestled on the famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, the store’s 150 employees will invite visitors to experience the creative sessions and services […]

Sequential Brands Group to host Q4 2017 earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NEW YORK, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (“Sequential” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SQBG) will issue financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017 before the market opens on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Management will provide further commentary on the Company’s financial results on a conference call at 8:30am ET that day. To join the […]

The Lipsey Company named CBRE the top global brand in commercial real estate for the 17th consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today (February 21, 2018) announced that The Lipsey Company has named CBRE the top global brand in commercial real estate for the 17th consecutive year. Lipsey, a training and professional development firm specializing in commercial real estate, has surveyed commercial real estate professionals on […]

CBRE Group, Inc. named to The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® by IAOP®

Los Angeles, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (February 21, 2018) announced that the company has been named to The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® by IAOP®. This marks the twelfth consecutive year that CBRE has been named among the world’s elite outsourcing firms across all industries. The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 and The […]

USDA FSIS: Night Hawk Frozen Foods recalls frozen beef patty and gravy products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

WASHINGTON, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc., a Buda, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 167 pounds of frozen beef patty and gravy products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Feb. 20, 2018). The product contains milk, a […]

StubHub teams up with the NFL Players Association to empower current and former players realize their career goals after life on the field

StubHub teams up with the NFL Players Association to empower current and former players realize their career goals after life on the field   StubHub gives current and former NFL players exposure to hands-on business experience through the NFLPA’s Externship and Fellowship programs. San Jose, CA, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — StubHub, the world’s […]

NCR to help retailers reimagine consumer engagement across physical and digital channels at EuroCIS 2018

NCR demonstrates how its innovations help converge physical and digital channels to meet the demands of both retailers and shoppers in an evolving industry ATLANTA, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, helps retailers reimagine consumer engagement across physical and digital channels at this years’ EuroCIS. In […]

Europa Capital and Ediston Real Estate sold two 1980s office buildings in Bath to Carlton (North Wales) for £26.5 million

Europa Capital and Ediston Real Estate sold two 1980s office buildings in Bath to Carlton (North Wales) for £26.5 million   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Europa Capital and Ediston Real Estate have sold two 1980s office buildings in Bath to UK family property group Carlton (North Wales) for £26.5 million. The Pinesgate […]

REI Co-op to support outdoor leaders in the second-ever “Confluence Summit” in Asheville this July

Co-op continues work to unite diverse stakeholders from across the country to help shape future of life outdoors Kent, Wash., 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earlier today (02.20.2018), the State of North Carolina announced its intention to host the second-ever “Confluence Summit” for state-level outdoor recreation leaders in Asheville this July. There are currently eight states […]

ARA calls for a competitive corporate tax rate to sustain growth and drive prosperity in Australian retail industry

ARA calls for a competitive corporate tax rate to sustain growth and drive prosperity in Australian retail industry   Melbourne, Australia, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Australia’s leading peak body for the retail industry, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is calling for a competitive corporate tax rate to sustain growth and drive prosperity for […]

ENGLAND: B&M opens new store in Bishop’s Stortford

ENGLAND: B&M opens new store in Bishop’s Stortford   LIVERPOOL, UK, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — B&M Stores continued its expansion today (21 February 2018) as a new store was officially opened in Bishop’s Stortford. The addition to B&M’s portfolio in the region comes as a huge boost to the local economy, creating more […]

MEADFA to hold next conference in Beirut from 19th to 20th November 2018

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A key event in one of duty free and travel retail’s most dynamic regions, the next MEADFA Conference will take place in Beirut from 19th to 20th November 2018. January’s re-scheduled MEADFA Conference in Dubai welcomed an impressive 489 visitors, an increase on the number who attended […]

Fast Company names Starbucks as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company names Starbucks as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies   Seattle, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks has been chosen as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, which released its annual rankings on Tuesday. In recognition of the Starbucks FoodShare program, Starbucks is included among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good. In 2016, […]

Express Scripts and Walgreens Boots Alliance expand group purchasing efforts to include the procurement of specialty brand drugs

ST. LOUIS / DEERFIELD, IL, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) today February 20, 2018) announced they are expanding their group purchasing efforts to include the procurement of specialty brand drugs.  Given the savings potential associated with biosimilars in the coming years, the […]

CVS Health recognized as one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies List for 2018 by Fast Company

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, was recognized today (Feb. 20, 2018) by Fast Company as one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies List for 2018. CVS Health was also honored as No. 7 on Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health. Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies List […]

Gap brand president and CEO Jeff Kirwan to leave the company

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today (February 20, 2018) announced that Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of Gap brand, will leave the company. “Under Jeff’s leadership we made significant progress on the operating model of Gap brand. We are faster and more responsive than ever before, we radically improved […]

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 […]

Przemek Lesniak named new CEO in Pacific region at Lagardère Travel Retail

Tasmania, Australia, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has appointed Przemek Lesniak as the new CEO of Pacific region replacing Matthie Mercier, who is returning to Paris to take up the role of COO Travel Essentials and Food Service at Lagardère Travel Retail France. Przemek Lesniak is based in Sydney and will report […]

PetSmart Charities celebrates as 29,739 pets adopted during its first National Adoption Weekend of 2018

North Americans Answered the Call to Bring Love Home this February PHOENIX, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s National Love Your Pet Day, and tens of thousands of pet parents and families across North America are celebrating after 29,739 pets were adopted during PetSmart Charities’ first National Adoption Weekend of 2018. It’s a fitting […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the tenth consecutive year

ST. LOUIS, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the tenth year running, Build-A-Bear Workshop has been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 55 on the list, which is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating […]