Rakuten opens its pro sports merchandise store Rakuten SPORTS ZONE featuring premium goods from NBA Legends

Rakuten opens its pro sports merchandise store Rakuten SPORTS ZONE featuring premium goods from NBA Legends   Featuring premium goods from NBA Legends TOKYO, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc., a global marketing partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), today (Dec. 13, 2017) opened its pro sports merchandise store Rakuten SPORTS ZONE […]

Shopify: More than $1,000,000 in sales per minute at the peak on Black Friday

Sales topped $1,000,000 per minute at the day’s peak OTTAWA, Canada, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP), the leading multi-channel commerce platform, today (Nov 25, 2017) announced its over 500,000 merchants cumulatively experienced their highest Black Friday sales to date. More than $1,000,000 in sales went through the platform per minute […]

Amazon celebrates Ten years of “Frustration-Free Packaging”

Certified Frustration-Free Packaging is easy to open, with no annoying clamshells or twist ties, and 100% recyclable Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging Programs have grown to include both Frustration-Free Packaging and Ships in Own Container, which produce less waste than traditional packaging – great for customers and the environment Amazon works directly with thousands of manufacturers to redesign […]

Bartell Drugs launches 2017 Gift Guide

More than 200 local treats, holiday-themed goodies and unique gift items featured SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holiday season is upon us and Bartell Drugs is here to make your gift-giving and entertaining easy and convenient with our much-anticipated Gift Guide. The Gift Guide launches November 12 in all Bartell locations, and […]

Meijer unveils weeklong Black Friday deals

Meijer unveils weeklong Black Friday deals   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today (November 8, 2017) aggressive weeklong Black Friday deals designed to give customers deep savings across the store. Customers can start saving on this season’s hottest gifts beginning Nov. 19 and continuing through Nov. 25, with additional […]

Meijer expands home delivery service to include season’s hottest gifts and toys and thousands of other items

Meijer expands home delivery service to include season’s hottest gifts and toys and thousands of other items   Retailer’s home delivery service expands to include toys, wrapping paper, Christmas decorations and thousands of other items GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is gearing up for the holidays by adding thousands of general merchandise […]

Kroger introduces a modern lifestyle apparel brand

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Nov. 3, 2017) the introduction of a modern lifestyle apparel brand, built from the ground up to engage consumers in a new way. “This new brand gives Kroger a chance to inspire and connect with our customers, offering effortless style every day […]

Old Navy launches team USA accessories collection for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea

BRAND LAUNCHES TEAM USA ACCESSORIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy announces its new cold-weather accessories collection designed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The spirited collection consists of Team USA knit […]

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 […]