Amazon offers a sneak peek of its plans for Black Friday deals

Black Friday will feature more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals across 30 categories Save up to 35% on Melissa & Doug toys and furniture; Premium brand 40-inch smart TV only $279.99; Echo Dot only $29.99 – the lowest price ever! Shop deals from small businesses and entrepreneurs, including startups in the Amazon […]

Amazon acquires global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment

Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. […]

Morrisons launches “voice skill” using Amazon’s Alexa

Bradford, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers can now order from Morrisons.com without lifting a finger using Amazon’s Alexa. Morrisons online shoppers will now be order their weekly shop from Morrisons.com using only their voice. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to add milk, bread or any other item to their Morrisons.com […]

Raley’s launches same-day delivery service in Sacramento

Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Northern California Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to serve the needs of it’s communities, Raley’s is launching the second phase of delivery service through its (eCart) e-commerce platform. The delivery service, which originally launched in August 2017, in Alameda, […]

Argos kicks off Black Friday bonanza Wednesday 15 November through Cyber Monday

Argos kicks off Black Friday bonanza Wednesday 15 November through Cyber Monday   Argos’s eagerly anticipated Black Friday bonanza will kick-off tomorrow – Wednesday 15 November – and run for 14 consecutive days through to Cyber Monday. London, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The leading digital retailer will once again offer deals galore on […]

eBay launches early access to Black Friday deals

eBay launches early access to Black Friday deals   San Jose, CA, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Study finds shoppers would rather get a root canal than stand in line on Black Friday; eBay gives the gift of early Black Friday deals on hot items beginning today (Nov 13, 2017). Black Friday is almost upon […]

Lord & Taylor to launch flagship store on Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark. and NEW YORK, NY, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart.com and Lord & Taylor announced today (Nov. 13, 2017) that Lord & Taylor will launch a flagship store on Walmart.com. Expected to launch in spring 2018, Walmart.com will introduce a specialized online experience offering premium fashion brands directly from the Lord & Taylor flagship. “Our goal […]

LightInTheBox “Singles Day” sales increased by 15.6% from 2016

BEIJING, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced that sales on Chinese “Singles Day”, which took place on November 11, 2017, increased 15.6% when compared to the same day last year. Sales […]

Tops Friendly Markets partners with Instacart to launch same-day delivery service

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, headquartered in Williamsville, N.Y., today (November 9, 2017) announced a new partnership with Instacart, providing customers with a new way to experience TOPS’ savings and convenience. Now, from the comfort of their own homes, customers can shop online for everything they need and have […]

Amazon and Manchester City announce brand new Amazon Prime Video behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive series

The multi-episode Amazon Prime Original Series will follow current English Premier League leaders Manchester City through their entire 2017/2018 season The series will launch exclusively on Prime Video next year in over 200 countries and territories SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Manchester City today (Nov. 9, 2017) announced a groundbreaking brand new Amazon Prime Video behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive […]

Moët Hennessy’s Clos19 e-commerce platform now available in the U.S.

Moët Hennessy’s Clos19 e-commerce platform now available in the U.S.   Paris, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Launched in the UK in April of this year and then in Germany, Moët Hennessy’s Clos19 e-commerce platform is now available in the U.S. The first online shopping site dedicated entirely to the luxury champagnes, wines and spirits of the […]

Amazon to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point

Amazon currently employs more than 5,000 people in Maryland; new facility will employ more than 1,500 associates Between 2014 and 2016, Amazon investment added an additional $100 million to state economy SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced plans to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point, which will create more than […]

Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan

Developers can now create Alexa experiences for customers in Japan—Alexa Skills Kit also now available in Japan, and Alexa Voice Service coming later this month SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan. Additionally, developers can now use the Alexa Skills […]

Amazon unveils the Top 100 books of 2017

Amazon book editors reveal the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in over twenty categories SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 8, 2017), Amazon.com announced its selections for the Best Books of 2017, naming David Grann’s nonfiction Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI the Best Book of […]

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets partner with Instacart to expand same-day home delivery service in NY, CT and MA

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets have partnered with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, to bring same-day home delivery of groceries to Price Chopper/Market 32 customers in Binghamton and Syracuse, NY; Hartford, CT; and, Worcester, MA. The new delivery service is available in those markets […]

7‑Eleven introduces new payments option — Amazon Cash

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online shoppers who don’t have a credit card, or prefer not to use one for purchases, can now use Amazon Cash to add funds to their Amazon.com Balance at almost 8,000 7‑Eleven®  stores in the U.S.. The process is simple. To load money into their Amazon account, customers present […]

ASOS launches Gift Assistant that will help customers shop for Christmas gifts

London, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS is a global fashion destination for 20-somethings. Selling over 85,000 branded and own-label products through localised mobile and web experiences. ASOS launches a new virtual assistant via the Facebook page that will make suggestions for customers shopping Christmas gifts. The ASOS Gift Assistant is available to customers during […]

Zalando continues its global expansion with the opening of new tech hub in Lisbon in early 2018

Zalando has just announced the opening of its third technology hub outside of Germany, in Lisbon The hub will open at the beginning of 2018 with plans to create 50 jobs in the first year of operations The local team will focus on the digital experience of the Zalando Fashion Store Expansion of the tech […]

Kroger: Ralphs now offers home delivery service in Southern California through partnership with Instacart

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ralphs Grocery Company, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today (Nov. 7, 2017) announced it is offering home delivery in select locations in Southern California through a partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand retail delivery service. This pilot in Southern California supports two key drivers […]

Walgreens rolls out FedEx package pickup and drop-off services to more than 7,500 locations nationwide

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, are proud to announce today (Nov. 6, 2017) FedEx package pickup and drop-off services are now available at more than 7,500 Walgreens locations in all 50 U.S. states. The milestone […]

Amazon launches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally

Amazon launches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally   Fire TV Stick Basic Edition launches globally, offering a world of online entertainment, with popular and critically acclaimed content from Prime Video, Netflix, and more. Plus, access to thousands of TV shows, movies, apps, and games. SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. […]

CVS Pharmacy to launch nationwide next-day delivery and same-day delivery in select cities

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) today announced plans to bring prescriptions directly to patients’ doors with nationwide next-day delivery from CVS Pharmacy locations beginning in early 2018. Select cities will also offer same-day delivery within hours, allowing customers to keep all of their pharmacy needs with a trusted […]

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 […]

ASOS launches “Try Before You Buy” service to UK app customers

New service brings the fitting room into your home London, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS, one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion loving 20-somethings, today ( November 2, 2017) introduces the ability for UK app customers to try any of its 85,000 products at home and only pay for what they want to […]

Overstock.com to host Q3 2017 financial results conference call on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform : OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is scheduled to release third quarter financial results for the period ending September 30, 2017 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 after the market closes. The company has scheduled a conference call and […]

Amazon kicks off the holiday shopping season with the opening of its Black Friday Deals Store

Customers will find better deals than ever before on the hottest gifts in toys, electronics, home goods and more, the best in holiday entertaining essentials including kitchen items and decor, and even wardrobe must haves All Amazon customers can choose from more than one hundred million items that are eligible for free shipping this holiday Starting on November […]

Amazon announces plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia

New facility brings Georgia presence to four fulfillment centers SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia. When opened, Amazon will create more than 500 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees at three fulfillment centers located in Braselton, Lithia […]

Amazon to occupy more than 280,000 square feet at Hollywood’s The Culver Studios

New Culver City office space brings Amazon Studios more than 280,000 square feet SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 30, 2017) announced plans to move into The Culver Studios, one of Hollywood’s most iconic television and movie studios located in Culver City, California. Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video and World Wide Advertising will occupy more than 280,000 […]

Alibaba Cloud opens its data center in Malaysia

Meets growing demand in the region and enables enterprises to run workloads in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today (October 30, 2017) opened its data center in Malaysia. Located strategically for Southeast Asian coverage, the data center will meet the surging […]

H&M’s image recognition tool now available in 13 markets

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Image Search adds to a seamless shopping experience. Already available in 13 markets – and more to come – H&M’s image recognition tool helps fashion fans move directly from inspiration to purchase in the H&M app. Powered by the self-learning algorithms of image recognition technology, Image Search is a […]