LCP welcomes Ceri Markham and Derek Croal as new asset managers

LCP welcomes Ceri Markham and Derek Croal as new asset managers   LONDON, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — LCP has appointed two new asset managers. Ceri Markham and Derek Croal both join LCP’s head office in Pensnett, West Midlands. Ceri joins the industrial team from Cushman and Wakefield, where she was a senior surveyor in […]

SPAR India opens its sixth hypermarket in Bangalore, its 19th overall in the country

India, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India has launched its sixth store in Bangalore, its 19th overall in the country. The new SPAR Hypermarket offers customers an innovative shopping experience at the Vega City Mall in the south of the city. The store spans 5,100 m² and has over 50,000 products with 25 checkout […]

SPAR International to open 40 stores in Saudi Arabia by 2020 with Al Sadhan Group

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International has announced the brand’s entry into the Saudi Arabian retail market. Partnering with the well-established Saudi conglomerate, the Al Sadhan Group, the plan is to open 40 stores in Saudi Arabia by 2020. Yesterday, three large SPAR Supermarkets ranging in size from 2,900m2 – […]

Walgreens Connected Care® Oncology Program receives U.S. patent

Proprietary technology enables and helps guide specialty pharmacist interactions with patients prescribed oral oncology medications DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens has received a U.S. patent for new proprietary technology that its Walgreens community specialty pharmacists and AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s specialty pharmacists will use to facilitate communication with and counseling of patients […]

Kroger invests in a new anaerobic digester at its manufacturing plant in Greensburg, Indiana as part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

Company’s second anaerobic digester supports Zero Hunger | Zero Waste goals CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 26, 2018) the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. “Kroger recently […]

Whole Foods Market to open a new store in Spring House on Wednesday, March 14

SPRING HOUSE, Pa., 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market will open a new store in Spring House at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at 1111 North Bethlehem Pike. This store will be a relocation of the Whole Foods Market in North Wales, which will close March 12. Opening-day shoppers with be greeted […]

Ahold Delhaize announces the appointment of Johan Boeijenga as Brand President of Super Indo

Ahold Delhaize announces the appointment of Johan Boeijenga as Brand President of Super Indo   Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize announced the appointment of Johan Boeijenga as Brand President of Super Indo, effective April 1, 2018. Johan joins from the Dutch drugstore chain Kruidvat, with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium […]

Xcel Brands appoints Deborah Weinswig to its board of directors

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) announced today (Jan. 25, 2018) the appointment of Deborah Weinswig to its board of directors. A leading global retail analyst, Weinswig is the Managing Director of FGRT (Fung Global Retail & Technology), the think tank for the Hong Kong-based Fung Group. Robert D’Loren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer […]

Paradies Lagardère commits to source exclusively cage-free eggs by 2025

ATLANTA, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American division of Lagardère Travel Retail, commits not to distribute, throughout its whole network, any product containing egg or egg product, produced by hens raised in cages, by 2025. This decision, taken in unison by all of Lagardère Travel Retail’s subsidiaries, concern all the restaurants […]

Paradies Lagardère’s Remembrance Day initiative raised more than $16,000 CAD for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund

ATLANTA, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, donated a portion of the sales from the stores in its 13 airports throughout Canada to honor veterans for Remembrance Day, November 11. The company raised more than $16,000 CAD ($13,000 USD) from November 10 through November 11, […]

PetSmart announces creation of the Healthy Pet Advisory Council to advance pet nutrition, health and wellness

PHOENIX, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — To address the rapidly evolving area of pet nutrition, PetSmart, Inc. announced today (Jan. 25, 2018) it has formed the Healthy Pet Advisory Council, a community of experts that will support PetSmart’s efforts to lead the pet retail industry in pet nutrition, health and wellness. The council will focus […]

CarMax celebrates the opening of its first store in Maine located in South Portland

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc . (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars , today (January 24, 2018)  celebrated the grand opening of its first store in Maine, located at 415 Maine Mall Road in South Portland. With the opening of this store, CarMax now has a total of 186 stores across […]

Alshaya restaurants wins 18 awards at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition HORECA Awards

Alshaya restaurants wins 18 awards at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition HORECA Awards   Kuwait, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Restaurants operated by M.H. Alshaya Co. – including Asha’s, Dean & Deluca, IHOP and Bouchon Bakery – helped themselves to 18 awards at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition, Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Awards […]

CBRE named to the 2018 America’s Best Employers For Diversity list by Forbes

Los Angeles, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been named to the 2018 America’s Best Employers For Diversity list by Forbes. The company earned a #45 ranking on the list of 250 organizations and is the only commercial real estate company to receive this honor. The Forbes ranking is the result of employee responses […]

CBRE appoints Brian Harringon and Brennan McReynolds to leadership positions for CBRE 360

Los Angeles, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE has appointed Brian Harringon and Brennan McReynolds to leadership positions for CBRE 360, the company’s new capability focused on delivering enhanced employee experiences in the workplace. Mr. Harrington will be Chief Product Office for CBRE 360 while Mr. McReynolds will serve as Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations for […]

7‑Eleven closes the acquisition of 1,030 Sunoco convenience stores

Store count grows to 9,700 in the U.S. and Canada IRVING, TEXAS, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc., the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, today (Jan. 23, 2017) announced that it has closed on the acquisition of approximately 1,030 Sunoco convenience stores located in 17 states. This acquisition is […]

Whole Foods Market 365 opens in the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene

Whole Foods Market 365 opens in the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene   New Store Features Convenient, Quality-Meets-Value Experience and Innovative Culinary Partnerships NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Whole Foods Market 365 location on the East Coast and the seventh in the country opens Wednesday, January 31 at 9 a.m. […]

CVS Health brings its safe medication disposal program to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (January 23, 2018) that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to locations inside select CVS Pharmacy locations in South Carolina to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left […]

Kroger announces its partnership with ReFED to help accelerate its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste vision

Food waste-focused nonprofit to aid in development of operational framework CINCINNATI, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and The Kroger Co. Foundation today (Jan. 23, 2018) announced its partnership with ReFED, a multistakeholder nonprofit organization committed to reducing food waste in the U.S., while on stage at the Third Annual Food Rescue […]

Macy’s continues its commitment to help prevent heart disease in women with limited-edition merchandise to benefit Go Red For Women

Since 2004, Macy’s has raised $65 million to support Go Red For Women in the prevention of heart disease in women. NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) unites customers and associates this February for American Heart Month in support of American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. As the founding national sponsor of Go Red […]

Tesco Bank announces the appointment of Gerry Mallon as its new Chief Executive

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco Bank is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerry Mallon as its new Chief Executive. Gerry, who will be a member of the Tesco Group Executive, will begin his role towards the end of July 2018. Gerry will join from Ulster Bank, where he is […]

Mid Rivers Mall announces significant investment and upgrades on the property

St. Peters, MO, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the heels of the announcement by H&M to open a store at Mid Rivers Mall this fall, the mall is also excited to announce several store relocations to make way for the new store, as well as significant investment and upgrades both inside and outside the […]

Kesko ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list; the only Finnish company included in the list every year

Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has been ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, and as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Kesko is the only Finnish company to be included in the list every year since it was established in 2005. “We at […]

Lowe’s to hire more than 53,000 employees across its U.S. stores

Mooresville, North Carolina, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — In preparation for home improvement’s busiest season, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is hiring more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across its U.S. stores, adding to the company’s nearly 250,000 current U.S. store employees. In-store seasonal positions, which typically support stores between March and September, […]

H&M group the most frequently praised company by NGOs and activists in 2017 according to SIGWATCH

SIGWATCH, the world market leader in analysis of NGO and activist campaigns, has recently published the ranking of the most praised companies by activists in 2017. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Out of all companies in the world, H&M group was the most frequently praised one by NGOs and activists in 2017. This is […]

Carrefour announces a potential investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Potential investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China, alongside a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Carrefour announces a potential investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China as well as a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent in China. Potential Investment by Tencent and Yonghui in Carrefour China […]

RILA announces the winners of the (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards

Three Companies Spurring The Future Of Retail Showcase Technologies For Industry’s Most Recognized CEOs Tucson , AZ, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retailers, today (1/23/2018) announced the winners of the (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards. The three winners, IamBot, Multifold, and Persado, […]

RILA welcomes new Board Chairman Brian Cornell chairman and CEO of Target Corporation

Semi-Annual Meeting Brings New Chairman, Four New Board Members​ Arlington , VA, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/22/2018) that four top retail executives have been selected to join the association’s Board of Directors in an election that took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 2,033,752 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 15, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JANUARY 19, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 2,033,752 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 15, 2018 up to and including January 19, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.49 per share for a total consideration of €37.6 million. These repurchases were made […]

Darden Restaurants appoints Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) today (January 22, 2018) announced the appointment of Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within Darden. As COO, George will maintain his oversight of Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and International Franchising while adding Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen to his leadership […]