Tesco to discontinue sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. This comes after the retailer conducted a detailed review of its egg sourcing strategy, which included consultation with suppliers, industry experts and other key stakeholders. The move is the latest initiative designed […]

Wegmans Food Markets to host hiring event at its seven Southeastern Pennsylvania stores on July 19

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is hosting a hiring event at its seven Southeastern Pennsylvania stores on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The company is looking to fill several hundred openings for part-time and full-time positions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including opportunities in service, perishable, culinary and hospitality, […]

Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China

SHANGHAI, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its continuous investments to deliver an exceptional customer experience in China, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the launch of the Starbucks mobile payment experience aimed at providing My Starbucks Rewards® (MSR) members access to a fast, seamless and convenient way to pay for purchases, using their pre-loaded Starbucks […]

Philippines: 1,300 retail outlets will be merged into SM Retail in exchange for shares of stock in SM Retail’s expanded net assets

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments reported today that the company has obtained the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the merger of Sy family-owned specialty stores into SM Retail Inc. Under the terms of the deal, over 1,300 retail outlets will be folded into SM Retail in exchange […]

eBay to acquire Israel-based SalesPredict that uses advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion

San Jose, California, 2016-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today eBay announced it will acquire SalesPredict, an Israel-based company that leverages advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion. SalesPredict is eBay’s latest acquisition that will support its artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science efforts.  It follows eBay’s recent acquisition of Expertmaker, in […]

Steve Matyas named President Staples North American Retail

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it has named Steve Matyas, President, North American Retail. He previously had been President of Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros since July, 2000, and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s executive committee. Steve has over 25 years of […]

Kohl’s announced its newest Kohl’s Cares(r) collection; available now through September

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2016-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced the newest Kohl’s Cares collection featuring hardcover books and soft toys of the beloved children’s classic, Clifford The Big Red Dog™, available now through September. The charming stories of the larger-than-life canine focus on kindness and send a positive message to young readers. […]

METRO GROUP acquires French food service distribution company Pro à Pro from Colruyt Group

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP has acquired the French food service distribution company for professional customers Pro à Pro from the Belgian retail group Colruyt Group. Pro à Pro is one of the most important food service distribution (FSD) providers in France offering direct food delivery services to different customer […]

Wincor Nixdorf announces Asia Green Development Bank to be the first bank in Myanmar to offer EMV-based ATM transactions

Paderborn, Germany, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asia Green Development Bank Ltd. now accepts EMV-based VISA and MasterCard chipcard transactions in all its ATMs, becoming the first bank in Myanmar to offer the service, Wincor Nixdorf announced today. EMV, or Europay MasterCard Visa, is a technical specification that facilitates interoperability between chip-based credit and debit […]

Iso Omena to house Espoo’s first and only Zara store scheduled to open its doors in spring 2017

HELSINKI, FINLAND, 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first phase of the Iso Omena extension will be inaugurated on 11 August and the second phase in spring 2017. The new extension will see Iso Omena significantly expand its fashion, accessories and interior design offering. Fashion will double from the current levels. A key fashion offering […]

Wegmans Food Markets launches “grill it in your skillet!”

ROCHESTER, NY, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Grilling may be America’s favorite way to cook when it’s warm out, so the chefs at Wegmans Food Markets have come up with a fresh approach to bring even more great grilled meals to the table. The concept – “grill it in your skillet!” Put fresh ingredients in […]

Two new tools released to help retailers reduce out-of-stock levels

Arlington, VA, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two new tools to help retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers analyze and improve On Shelf Availability (OSA) have been created by a joint industry group. On Shelf Availability is a key issue for the consumer products industry, as out-of-stocks remains at an 8 percent average rate, according to joint […]

Google Expedition Kits powered by Best Buy Education help teachers lead students on more than 200 different educational trips

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — For most students, a field trip to the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica or Machu Picchu isn’t likely to happen. With virtual reality, though, the classroom can be the starting point for exploration of the world’s wonders In addition to immersive gaming experiences, VR technology enables people to watch surgeries and scale […]

Walmart Canada: Lee Tappenden appointed President and CEO; Bob Hakeem as COO

Mississauga, ON, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada today announced the appointment of Lee Tappenden, Chief Operations Officer, Walmart Canada to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart Canada, effective August 15. Tappenden joined Walmart in 1996 and has held a number of global leadership roles with the company, including Chief Merchandising […]

Sobeys Inc. announces the appointment of Lyne Castonguay as Chief Merchandising Officer

STELLARTON, NS, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ms. Castonguay will oversee all aspects of Sobeys go-to-market strategy, with responsibility for category management, marketing, data insights, research, procurement, private label and merchandising as well as the company’s digital strategy. For the past 14 years Ms. Castonguay has held progressively senior positions with The Home Depot both […]

New Zealand: New World located in the iconic Devonport town centre gets upgraded

Change is afoot at Devonport New World, and the store’s owner-operator couldn’t be more excited. Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The most exciting thing,” John Ashton says, “is we’re getting a completely new fresh food aisle, with new bakery and new service counters for deli, seafood and meat, and a new hot […]

The Jean Coutu Group sets its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday July 5, 2016

Varennes, Quebec, 2016-Jun-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) wishes to remind the public that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 9:30 am ET at the Head Office of the Corporation, 245 Jean Coutu Street, […]

Kroger announces management changes in Ralphs

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jun-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the retirement of Ralphs division President Donna Giordano, and the promotion of Valerie Jabbar to succeed her. Ms. Jabbar currently serves as vice president of merchandising for Ralphs. Donna Giordano will retire from the company after 44 years of service, effective […]

I.N.C teamed up with style icon Iris Apfel to develop a collection of “must-have” clothing and jewelry at Macy’s

NEW YORK, 2016-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — I.N.C International Concepts, exclusively at Macy’s, today announces a partnership with style icon Iris Apfel launching September 2016. For the aptly named “Iris Meets I.N.C” campaign, I.N.C teamed up with Apfel to develop a collection of “must-have” clothing and jewelry centered around this fall’s mod trend. Apfel will […]

EROSKI: Apuesta por la convergencia del mundo on y off line

EROSKI es el único distribuidor de alimentación que ofrece el servicio de compra online en el conjunto de las Islas Baleares tras extender este servicio a Formentera El servicio de súper online de EROSKI está disponible ya también en la Comunidad Valenciana, donde cubre por completo el área metropolitana de la capital del Turia El […]

Save Mart Supermarkets: Certain Ajinomoto products voluntarily recalled

Modesto, Calif., 2016-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following Ajinomoto products are being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Item Description Pack Size Best By Date UPC C&W Petite Peas 16 oz. Mar-23-18 Mar-28-18 Mar-29-18 70332001587 C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas 16 oz. Mar-17-18 Mar-28-18 Mar-29-18 70332001594 […]

Shopify to bring Apple PayⓇ to more than 275,000 merchants on the web

Changing the buying experience for millions of consumers with one single touch SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today (June 13, 2016) at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that Apple Pay will come to the web this fall, and Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SH), the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for […]

Tractor Supply Company announces the promotion of Steve Barbarick to President and Chief Merchandising Officer

BRENTWOOD, TN , 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Steve Barbarick has been promoted to President and Chief Merchandising Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Barbarick will continue to lead the merchandising, marketing, inventory management, omni-channel, distribution and logistics […]

Tractor Supply Company increases quarterly cash dividend to 20%; from $0.20 to $0.24 per share

BRENTWOOD, TN , 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors increased the Company’s quarterly cash dividend 20% to $0.24 per share of the Company’s common stock, up from the previous $0.20 per share. The […]

Price Chopper and Market 32 to hold 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on May 7 just in time for Mother’s Day

Schenectady, NY, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper and Market 32’s 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 7 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day) from […]

Bloomingdale’s teams up with musical Hamilton and Creative Goods Merchandise LLC as the show’s retail partner

New York, NY, 2016-Apr-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bloomingdale’s has partnered with the groundbreaking musical Hamilton and Creative Goods Merchandise LLC as the retail partner for the show. Merchandise will be sold in dedicated pop-up shops in Bloomingdale’s 59th Street and SoHo locations beginning this week as well as www.bloomingdales.com. Creative Goods Merchandise is […]

India: POS to Scale up Retail Sector Growth in 2016

Chennai, India, 2015-12-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The fast evolving consumer preferences associated with advancement in technology has made the Indian retail sector one of the most vibrant among the Asian peers with the market indicators forecasting the sector to cross US $ 1 trillion by 2020 from the present $600 billion riding on […]

Zalando among the first fashion e-tailers to accept Apple Pay in the UK

Zalando among first Apple Pay partners in Europe Free usage of 60 minutes courier returns collections service New partnerships with UK brands to strengthen the local offering Improved customer experience: Faster delivery, easier returns and Customer Care chat function BERLIN, 2015-9-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the online retailer’s 4th birthday, […]

The National Retail Federation’s statement regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services

WASHINGTON, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services: “Merchants large and small make business decisions every single day based upon what makes the best sense for the business, their associates and […]

The Merchant and Financial Services Cybersecurity Partnership announced the operating structure for the group

Washington , DC, 2014-3-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Merchant and Financial Services Cybersecurity Partnership announced the operating structure for the group and released a video featuring Sandy Kennedy, President of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and Governor Tim Pawlenty, President and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), discussing the priorities for the partnership […]