Allegro Coffee Roasters to bring new craft coffee experience at Whole Foods Market Berkeley

Allegro Coffee Roasters opens second location at Whole Foods Market Gilman Emeryville, Calif., 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — On Nov. 4, Allegro Coffee Roasters (ACR) brings a new craft coffee experience to Berkeley. Located inside Whole Foods Market’s new store at 10th and Gilman, ACR connects guests with small lots of specialty coffee and a highly skilled […]

Target Corporation announces new initiatives for the 2014 holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced new initiatives for the holiday season centered on irresistible products, unbeatable value and guest-friendly services – including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20. “Target is poised to deliver an unparalleled holiday shopping season. We’ve been […]

QVC to again join forces with Lifetime®’s Project Runway All Stars to participate in the fourth season of the popular design competition series

Leading Multimedia Retailer Collaborates for a Second Year with Lifetime®’s Project Runway All Stars Premiering October 30 at 9 PM ET QVC Sponsors Accessory Wall and a Special QVC Challenge WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, home to the latest and greatest collections from well-known fashion designers and stylists, will once again join forces […]

Sainsbury’s announces their ‘Super Toy Sale’ where all toys will be available for up to half price!

Christmas is an expensive time of year for families and Sainsbury’s is helping customers across the nation save a whopping £13 million on Christmas gifts this year. Up to half price on ALL toys including big brands. Don’t miss out! Sainsbury’s helps parents make super savings on quality toys LONDON, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — […]

Amazon.ca announces its 2014 Holiday Toy List featuring some of this season’s newest and popular toys

A curated list of top-rated and popular toys, the Amazon.ca Holiday Toy List is a one-stop destination where customers can explore holiday gifts for children of all ages This holiday season, Amazon.ca will have twice as many toy deals than ever before with deals on top toy brands such as Melissa & Doug, Fisher-Price, VTech, […]

Whole Foods Market launches its first national brand campaign; highlights the values of “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store”

Advertising highlights quality standards and core values of ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®’ AUSTIN, Texas, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) launches its first national brand campaign today to highlight its groundbreaking quality standards, healthy offerings and key milestones as a pioneer in the natural and organic food industry. By communicating the company’s deeper […]

Ellen DeGeneres to launch new seasonal home collection created especially for QVC, E.D. On Air

WEST CHESTER, Pa, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Ellen DeGeneres, who announced the creation of her new lifestyle collection, E.D., in July, will launch E.D. On Air, a new seasonal home collection created especially for QVC, on Friday, October 24 at 8 PM (ET). DeGeneres will broadcast live from the Los Angeles set of “The Ellen DeGeneres […]

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon to debut his personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich at Harris Teeter

Reston, VA, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Garcon to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch Date:       Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 Time:       noon – 1 p.m. Where:    Spectrum Center Harris Teeter 11806 Spectrum Center Reston, Va. 20190 Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed! Tuesday, Oct. […]

Argos joins forces with Bose

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Today Argos, the leading online high-street retailer, announced that it has joined forces with Bose, the audio specialists. Bose fans can head in store or to the dedicated online shop (via www.argos.co.uk) and purchase the selected range of Bose speakers and headphones. Customers will be able to […]

Argos reveals new staff uniforms to reflect the growing role of technology in the store environment

Milton Keynes, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Staff in Argos stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland will be wearing new uniforms this autumn to reflect the growing role of technology in the store environment, as the retailer unveils a whole new brand identity to support its plans to become a digital retail leader. Argos […]

Argos launches fleet of newly branded trucks sporting the new brand colours and designs

Milton Keynes, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading online retailer Argos has announced the launch of a fleet of newly branded trucks. The 76 vehicles, all sporting the new brand colours and designs announced this week, will take to the road this autumn. Part of Argos’ new multi-million pound advertising campaign, which will bring to life […]

ICSC Research: Shopping centers performing well even as they undergo profound evolution

NEW YORK, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ —  Shopping centers are performing well even as they undergo a profound evolution, according to a report by ICSC Research. “The shopping center industry is currently vibrant and healthy,” writes Michael P. Kercheval, ICSC’s president and CEO, in the introduction to Shopping Centers: America’s First and Foremost Marketplace. “We believe […]

ICSC forecasts 4.0% increase in sales during the November-December U.S. holiday shopping period

Positive Economic Trends Point Toward Improved Consumer Spending NEW YORK, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Positive economic signals point to a stronger holiday shopping season as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) forecasts a 4.0% increase in sales during the November-December holiday shopping period, the strongest gain in three years. Total holiday shopping sales at […]

Produce for Better Health Foundation and NGA announce partnership focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 13, 2014), Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) are announcing a newly formed partnership between the two organizations focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians within the independent and small retail chains and wholesale grocers. Supermarket dietitians are a key resource […]

German photographer Marius Vieth named the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year

2014 Competition Draws 11,500 Entries from 79 Countries ​Los Angeles, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — German photographer Marius Vieth has been named the winner of the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition for 2014.  Mr. Vieth’s image, ‘Masks of Society’ was selected from among 11,500 entries from 79 countries, confirming the competition’s place as the largest […]

2,100 Starbucks district managers from around the world meet in Seattle for series of meetings to build upon past successes and lead the brand to new heights

SEATTLE, 2014-10-14— /EPR Retail News/ — “This is amazing. We’re in the center of where it all began for Starbucks,” said Jen Clayton from Ontario, Canada. “This is inspirational and invigorating.” 2,100 Starbucks district managers from around the world are coming together in the company’s home city of Seattle for a series of meetings to […]

METRO start-up study: majority of hoteliers and food service providers would still opt for self-employment if they had to make the choice all over again

First start-up study for hotel, restaurant and catering sector More than three quarters of hoteliers and food service providers are satisfied or very satisfied with owning their own business Nearly two thirds would still opt for self-employment if they had to make the choice all over again Four fifths consider the lack of qualified staff […]

Argos to launch multi-million pound advertising campaign to signal its shift to become digital retail leader

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Argos will tomorrow launch a multi-million pound advertising campaign to signal its shift to become a digital retail leader – the biggest strategy change in its 40-year-plus history. The ground-breaking campaign, developed by the agency CHI&Partners, is encapsulated by the words ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’.  It brings […]

Sainsbury’s announces the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards

LONDON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards. Three winners revealed, each to receive £1,000 prize Six runners up also shortlisted by judges All nine books will be £3 when they launch […]

The National Retail Federation kicks off Retail Jobs Week to highlight value retail jobs

National Retail Federation Takes a Stand to Highlight Value of Retail Jobs, Transform Policymaker Perceptions Chairman and CEO Join in Launching Retail Jobs Week WASHINGTON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today kicked off Retail Jobs Week, a multi-faceted effort to push back against long-held misperceptions about working in the retail industry. Through this […]

The NRF Foundation to host its inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City

NRF Foundation to Bring Together Industry Leaders, Tomorrow’s Retail Stars for Inaugural Gala at Retail’s BIG Show WASHINGTON, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation today announced it will host its inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City in celebration of the imagination, inspiration and innovation at work […]

BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX SEPTEMBER 2014: Overall shop prices reported deflation for the 17th consecutive month, accelerating to 1.8% in September from 1.6% in August

LONDON, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Overall shop prices reported deflation for the seventeenth consecutive month, accelerating to 1.8% in September from 1.6% in August. Food inflation remained at 0.3% in September – equalling the lowest ever recorded. Fresh food inflation was flat for September; this is the first month since Feb 2010 that the […]

NACS survey: 11% of adult Americans say that they have worked at convenience store or gas station

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — One in nine American adults has worked in a convenience store and they say that the experience gave them valuable experience in how to work with people, how to manage processes and how to run a business, according to a national consumer survey released today by the National Association […]

NACS releases “Ideas 2 Go” DVD

​LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The newly released NACS “Ideas 2 Go” DVD is now available for purchase. The DVD features the 50-plus minute “Ideas 2 Go” presentation that was shown in today’s standing-room-only NACS Show general session. NACS member companies can purchase a copy of the 2014 NACS “Ideas 2 Go” DVD (SKU #30088021) […]

Wincor Nixdorf commissioned research explains how banks can benefit by outsourcing the management of their ATM networks to expert third-party provider

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. market research firm IDC has published a white paper entitled “Optimizing customer experience through innovative management of the ATM fleet” commissioned by Wincor Nixdorf explaining how banks can benefit operationally and financially by outsourcing the management of their ATM network to an expert third-party provider. For […]

CBRE: The U.S. commercial real estate market strengthened strongly across all property types in the third quarter of 2014

Office Market Posts Strongest Vacancy Decline in Eight Years ​Los Angeles, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. commercial real estate market strengthened strongly across all property types in the third quarter of 2014 (Q3 2014), with the office sector delivering its best performance in eight years, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. […]

Wincor Nixdorf and Wayne Fueling Systems to showcase hardware and software solutions for fuel and convenience stores at 2014 NACS Show in Las Vegas, October 7-10

Wincor Nixdorf to Feature Products at NACS Show October 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas Paderborn, Germany, 2014-10-8— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced and innovative retail technologies, announced in June 2014 it will form a global alliance with Wayne Fueling Systems and will showcase hardware and software solutions for fuel and […]

National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent vs. 2013’s 3.1 percent increase during that same time frame

Optimism Shines as National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 4.1 Washington, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual […]

Rite Aid’s brings the hocus pocus this Halloween season with expanded selection of costumes, accessories, party supplies, pumpkin carving kits and more

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — From spooky to whimsical, Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 convenient nationwide locations are bringing the hocus pocus this Halloween season. With an expanded selection of costumes, accessories, party supplies, pumpkin carving kits and more, Rite Aid is your one-stop-shop for those who plan ahead or the last minute shoppers. According […]

Argos gives ‘digital makeover’ to its Hammersmith store

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Local residents in Hammersmith can now take advantage of the speed and convenience of online shopping on their local high street, thanks to Argos which has given the store a ‘digital makeover’. The store, located on King Street, was selected from more than 700 Argos stores across […]