SSP France opens ‘Terroirs de Lorraine’ restaurant in Gare de Metz station with renowned chef Michel Roth

SSP France opens ‘Terroirs de Lorraine’ restaurant in Gare de Metz station with renowned chef Michel Roth   LONDON, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP France, a subsidiary of SSP Group PLC, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new restaurant called ‘Terroirs de Lorraine’ in Gare de Metz […]

Nordstrom to relocate its Oak Park Mall store to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (Feb. 2, 2018) announced plans to relocate its Oak Park Mall store in Overland Park, Kansas, to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The new, approximately 116,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2021. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location in Oak Park Mall until it relocates. “We’ve been fortunate […]

H&M to provide outfits for Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018

H&M to provide outfits for Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018   H&M is proud to announce it will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M will create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection […]

Paradies Lagardère and TripAdvisor open new travel essential stores at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

ATLANTA, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel site, announced today (February 01, 2018) two new travel essential stores at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) at Gate A14, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Terminal […]

JACK & JONES sponsors Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship

JACK & JONES sponsors Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship   JACK & JONES announces a new partnership with the only American team competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship. BRANDE, Denmark, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the 2018 season, JACK & JONES will be featured on Haas […]

Trax brings its full suite of retail solutions to Greater China market

Trax will help CPGs and retailers operating in the Greater China Region (GCR) gather real-time intelligence on how their products are performing in store, and optimize their in-store execution to drive smarter sales strategies. SINGAPORE, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trax, the leader in computer vision and analytics for the retail and consumer goods […]

Otto Group announces the departure of Manufactum Group Executive Director Dr Christopher Heinemann

Hamburg, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dr Christopher Heinemann (48), Executive Director of the Manufactum Group, has decided not to extend his contract in order to take up new career challenges outside the Otto Group. Dr Heinemann joined the Executive Board of the Manufactum Group in 2006 and was appointed Executive Director in 2008 […]

Barnes & Noble unveils the six finalists for its 2017 Discover Awards

Barnes & Noble Announces Finalists for the 27th Annual Discover Awards Winners to Be Announced at a Special Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, March 7 Prize Pool for Winning Writers and Finalists Is More Than $100,000 with Winners Receiving a Year of Promotion from Barnes & Noble New York, NY, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR […]

U.S. Bank and Diebold Nixdorf to enable Super Bowl to experience the future possibilities of connected commerce

Diebold Nixdorf contributes collaborative, innovative banking technology concepts at The U.S. Bank Possibilities Lounge in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), a world leader in driving connected commerce, has partnered with U.S. Bank to showcase the future of banking at the nation’s largest sporting event from January 31 to February 4. During a […]

Costa names Inside the Wave by the late poet and author Helen Dunmore 2017 Book of the Year

London, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inside the Wave by the late poet and author Helen Dunmore has been named winner of the 2017 Costa Book of the Year. The collection, Dunmore’s tenth, explores the borderline between the living and the dead – the underworld and the human living world – and the exquisitely intense being […]

Alibaba Cloud launches its Malaysia City Brain initiative

Alibaba Cloud launches its Malaysia City Brain initiative   Kuala Lumpur set to be first overseas city to implement smart city solution Kuala Lumpur, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today (January 29, 2018) announced the launch of its Malaysia City Brain initiative in collaboration with […]

Alibaba to acquire 33% equity interest in Ant Financial

Hangzhou, China, 2018-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA, “Alibaba”) and Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd. (“Ant Financial”) today (February 1, 2018) announced that pursuant to 2014 transaction agreements, Alibaba will acquire a 33% equity interest in Ant Financial. The parties have agreed to certain amendments to […]

Motor Fuel Group to rebrand 80 stations to Esso

Motor Fuel Group to rebrand 80 stations to Esso   Hertfordshire, UK, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s second largest independent forecourt operator, is adding the Esso brand onto their network. Simon Davis, MFG’s fuel operations director said: “We are delighted to announce this supply deal with Greenergy, a […]

Dunkin’ Donuts again tops Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for the 12th consecutive year

Dunkin’ Donuts again tops Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for the 12th consecutive year   CANTON, MA, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts can now boast an impressive dozen in customer loyalty. For the 12th consecutive year, Brand Keys has honored Dunkin’ Donuts as a coffee leader in providing guests with a superior […]

Office Depot unveils its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel provider of business services, products and technology, today (January 30, 2018) unveiled its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas, including a flagship location – “BizBox: Powered by Office Depot” – that integrate the company’s recently launched BizBox […]

Bon-Ton Stores to close 42 locations as part of its store rationalization program

MILWAUKEE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(OTCQX:BONT) (“the Company”), today (Jan. 31, 2018) announced the 42 locations that will be closed as part of its previously communicated store rationalization program. The closing stores will include locations under all of the Company’s nameplates. “As part of the comprehensive turnaround plan we announced in […]

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 […]

Bartell Drugs and Seattle Gourmet Foods/Dilettante Chocolates® team up to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Emmy was only 2 years old, she and her family received devastating news—the little girl had neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system. What followed was a whirlwind of treatments, eventually leading to her remission. But the possibility of complete financial ruin for her family overlaid the […]

Bartell Drugs appoints Adam Wampler as new SVP of Operations

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs, the country’s largest and oldest family owned pharmacy, announced that it has hired Adam Wampler as new Senior Vice President of Operations. Wampler has over 30 years of experience working with Safeway, and the Safeway/Albertsons organization. In his most recent position as its Northern California Senior Vice […]

H&M Foundation releases its Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change

H&M Foundation releases its Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change   H&M Foundation’s Annual Report 2017 – A Catalyst for Change – covers the work we have achieved together with our experienced partners within our focus areas Education, Water, Equality and Planet, during 2017. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — During our […]

Amazon opens its newest Seattle HQ buildings — The Spheres

The Spheres—the newest buildings on Amazon’s campus in downtown Seattle—have no enclosed offices, conference spaces, or desks, and employees can meet in treehouses suspended under 40+ foot trees or in sitting areas and walking paths alongside cascading waterfalls Plants, trees, sunlight, soil, and water take center stage – the sound of running water and the […]

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, […]

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 […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 2,506,901 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 22, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JANUARY 26, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 2,506,901 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 22, 2018 up to and including January 26, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.43 per share for a total consideration of €46.2 million. These repurchases were […]

Dollar General to hold inaugural innovation and supplier diversity summit in April 2018

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Suppliers, companies and manufacturers with exciting new products who want to reach millions of consumers and partner with one of America’s fastest-growing retailers that is currently listed #128 on the Fortune 500 list and posted $22 billion in FY 2016 sales, listen up! Dollar General is encouraging new suppliers and […]

A.S. Watson Group hosts the first ever retail-themed Big Data Hackathon in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, hosted the first ever retail-themed Big Data Hackathon in Hong Kong. The 36-hour non-stop Hackathon attracted over 110 professionals in technology and data science to solve real-life business problems in retail and recommend how to […]

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 […]

REI recognized top vendor partners during the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show

NEMO, NRS, Osprey and Oboz recognized for their leadership and innovation DENVER, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Each day, leading outdoor retailer REI offers top gear and apparel from thousands of established and up-and-coming outdoor brands. During the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show this week, REI recognized vendor partners who have made a significant impact […]