Florida Retail Federation: consumer spending on Halloween expected to reach $9.1 billion up from $8.4 billion last year

Average person expected to spend $86 this year on Halloween candy, costumes, decorations and greeting cards; total spending nationally to set record of $9.1 billion TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association representing retailers for over 75 years, announced today (October 18, 2017) that […]

Klarna UK Consumer Survey: Retailers must develop emotional intelligence to win over new generation of online shoppers

Millennial generation three times more likely to feel excitement while adding items to their online basket, compared to older shoppers Negative emotions also play a role in decision-making – with millennials more than five times as likely as over 55s to feel guilt at the point of payment LONDON, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

SOUQ.com to purchase Wing.ae marketplace for merchants and couriers in the UAE

DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — SOUQ.com today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Wing.ae, a marketplace for merchants and couriers in the UAE, providing innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery solutions for businesses and individual consumers. SOUQ.com previously invested in Wing.ae and will be acquiring 100% of the […]

Meijer features huge variety of the newest Star Wars themed products

Meijer features huge variety of the newest Star Wars themed products   Retailer featuring variety of items and participating in Star Wars “Find the Force” augmented reality experience for Force Friday II at 235 stores across Midwest GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer stores throughout the Midwest are preparing to bring […]

#PoundlandDumpsTrump: Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise at Poundland

#PoundlandDumpsTrump: Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise at Poundland   Poundland can’t dump Trump Thousands of Presidential products purchased for POTUS visit. Stores are asking for shoppers to ‘dump Trump’ in style. Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Donald Trump’s re-scheduled UK Tour not happening any time soon, Poundland are calling bargain […]

Waitrose lowers the price of women’s sanitary products by five per cent

London, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today ( 8 August 2017) announced that over the course of this week it will lower the price of women’s sanitary products by five per cent, removing the cost of VAT. This will improve affordability for customers and will cover 97 products, including both branded and own-label […]

Old Hickory Mall introduces Pop Up Shop; available for rent on a weekly basis

JACKSON, Tennessee, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Hickory Mall is giving local merchants the opportunity to expand their business without having to sign a long-term lease agreement. The new Pop Up Shop, located in the center of the mall next to Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle, allows local entrepreneurs and artists to showcase […]

Visa supports the new global QR Code Payment Specifications from EMVCo

Visa Ready program simplifies onboarding for small and medium-sized merchants who want to deploy QR code digital payments SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 1, 2017) Visa (NYSE:V) announced its support of the new global QR Code Payment Specifications from EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV Specifications. The specifications […]

SPAR India customers delighted with its latest gift card concept

SPAR India customers delighted with its latest gift card concept   India, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The gifting industry in India is considered to be worth a massive $30 billion a year. Gifting customs have changed but solutions haven’t always kept pace. SPAR India recognise this and aim to grow their share of […]

Al-Futtaim ACE introduces fun and exciting collection of back to school products

Al-Futtaim ACE introduces fun and exciting collection of back to school products   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — To prepare your kids for the new school year, Al-Futtaim ACE is introducing a fun and exciting collection of back to school products all under one roof. The collection will feature a range of […]

JPMorgan Chase and PayPal to make it easy to add Chase cards via Chase Pay to PayPal accounts

Chase consumers will be able to seamlessly link their Chase cards to PayPal and pay with Ultimate Rewards points when linked to Chase Pay where PayPal is accepted online and in app NEW YORK, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), two global payments leaders, have announced a partnership that will make […]

Food Lion expands “Local Goodness” campaign

Food Lion expands “Local Goodness” campaign   Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Locally sourced products are a key part of Food Lion’s heritage, and that strong relationship with close-to-home producers is at the center of the U.S. brand’s highly successful “Local Goodness” marketing and merchandising campaign. Launched in North Carolina in 2016, the […]

Shopify merchants to list and sell their products on eBay directly from their Shopify account

Shopify merchants to list and sell their products on eBay directly from their Shopify account   New channel to bring added product choice to eBay customers. San Jose, California, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) (NYSE: SHOP, TSX: SHOP), the leading cloud­-based, multi­channel commerce platform, today (Jul […]

Kmart Summer Blowout: deals on summer essentials

Huge savings on this season’s most-fun outdoor entertainment, gift ideas, apparel, stylish home décor and vacation must-haves HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even after the fireworks clear, summer is still in full swing with kids’ parties, road trips, beach days and outdoor entertaining. Soak up every drop of summer with the […]

JCPenney opens toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations

JCPenney opens toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations   Toy assortment at JCPenney.com will continue to multiply in preparation for holiday season PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] continues to explore new merchandise categories and differentiate its business, the retailer is opening toy shops in all of […]

NRF: imports could set new record as merchants enter back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to the monthly […]

LCP: commercial tarpaulins and marquees manufacturer Net and Cover Services moves to The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — A manufacturer of commercial tarpaulins and marquees has moved to new premises in the Black Country, commercial property investment and management company LCP has announced. Net and Cover Services is moving to Building 53C, Bay 7, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, after agreeing a three-year lease with LCP, which […]

Rakuten becomes the Official EC Platform Partner for the Japan Professional Football League

Rakuten to redesign J.League Online Store and provide support for EC site operations Tokyo, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) today (April 24, 2017) announced it has reached an agreement with the Japan Professional Football League (J.League) to be the Official EC Platform Partner for the J.League. Based on the agreement, Rakuten […]

Visa Checkout now with 20 million enrolled accounts; More merchants join the Visa Checkout roster

Visa Checkout adds new merchants and markets as part of rapid expansion; Samsung Pay agrees to integrate with Visa Checkout’s Open Platform SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), today (Apr. 6, 2017) announced that Visa Checkout, the easier way to use a Visa card online, is sustaining tremendous growth, reaching more […]

The ED Ellen DeGeneres shoe line debuts on QVC

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2017-Mar-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ED Ellen DeGeneres shoe line, launched in partnership with Camuto Group, is scheduled to debut on QVC Thursday, March 23 at 8 PM (ET). Inspired by a passion for fashion, the beautifully designed, high-quality collection of women’s footwear features a mix of comfortable sneakers, sandals, […]

Starbucks teams up with French fashion house Paul & Joe for spring merchandise collection

Starbucks teams up with French fashion house Paul & Joe for spring merchandise collection   Seattle, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — This is what happens when a fashion house meets a coffeehouse. Starbucks has collaborated with acclaimed French fashion house Paul & Joe to offer a curated collection of exclusive designer merchandise to celebrate the […]

Price Chopper/Market 32 celebrates successful campaign for Wish Teen Kacey and her family’s trip to Hawaii

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a twist on traditional Price Chopper/Market 32 charitable giving, a challenge was issued to Golub Headquarters staff and Price Chopper/Market 32 Distribution staff to participate in a campaign to help fund a local Make-A-Wish wish. “We’re proud that our stores and main office host campaigns throughout the […]

Mall Owners Look for Sales Data Capture at POS to Bridge Rental Loss

Chennai, India, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  As commercial real estate growth remains sober in cities across India leading to high vacancy levels in Malls, space owners these days adopt new strategy to bring tenants to cover rental revenue loss. As per the new trend, retailers agree to pay less monthly rental but part […]

NGA announces top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Feb 14, 2017) revealed this year’s top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories.  The “Outstanding Merchandiser” and “Outstanding Marketer” titles are the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest. This year’s contest featured […]

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. invites local makers, artisans and entrepreneurs for the “Close to Home” Online Sourcing Fair, Feb 7-March 24, 2017

CALLING ALL LOCAL MAKERS, ARTISANS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CONSIDERATION MILWAUKEE, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, plans to expand its “Close to Home” initiative by adding in-store shops to at least 100 stores this […]

Teavana Winterberry Green Tea returns for a limited time at Teavana® specialty retail stores and online

Teavana Winterberry Green Tea returns for a limited time at Teavana® specialty retail stores and online   Seattle, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — For those counting down the days of winter in anticipation of warmer weather, Teavana offers an unexpected, balanced green tea with hints of spring. Back for its third season, Teavana Winterberry Green […]

Starbucks launches alice + olivia limited-edition merchandise to Starbucks® stores in Asia

Starbucks launches alice + olivia limited-edition merchandise to Starbucks® stores in Asia   Seattle, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is collaborating with Stacey Bendet, founder of fashion house alice + olivia, to bring limited-edition merchandise to Starbucks® stores in Asia. Available now exclusively in participating Starbucks stores, the 2017 alice + olivia + Starbucks® collection […]

Meijer announces Stacy London as style consultant for its women’s clothing line, Massini

Meijer announces Stacy London as style consultant for its women’s clothing line, Massini   First time retailer enlists celebrity endorsement for its Massini fashion line GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today (January 25, 2017) that it tapped Stacy London, one of America’s foremost style experts, to help shape the style […]

Macy’s to offer limited-edition merchandise and promotions to benefit Go Red For Women in honor of American Heart Month

Macy’s has raised $60 million since 2004, and over that time, 293 lives have been saved every day, according to the AHA NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s will go red for women’s heart health again this February in honor of American Heart Month. As the founding national sponsor of the American […]

GameStop now accepting reservations for Nintendo Switch

New system is available to reserve Friday, January 13 online and at all U.S. GameStop locations while supplies last GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is now taking pre-orders on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s revolutionary new home gaming […]