Waitrose holds its first corporate social responsibility board meeting

Bracknell, UK, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose will today hold its first corporate social responsibility board meeting – made up of distinguished independent experts from a diverse range of specialisms. The board’s aim will be to challenge and influence business activity at the highest level, supporting senior Waitrose management1 with an outside perspective on […]

Sainsbury’s is part of new UK government initiative to improve lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world

London, UK, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is part of a new £4 million UK government initiative to improve the lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world. Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand, says: “As part of Sainsbury’s commitment to creating a positive impact in the countries we source from, we […]

Meijer announced its customers generously donated more than $510,000 during the holiday Simply Give campaign

Retailer’s hunger relief campaign generated more than $1.2 million for local food pantries Grand Rapids, MI, US, 2014-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer customers generously donated more than $510,000 during the holiday Simply Givecampaign, helping food pantries throughout the Midwest restock their shelves. That commitment to supporting hungry families, combined with a donation from Meijer, raised the […]

Sainsbury to donate money from online carrier bag charges to local charities in Wales

Sainsbury’s stores in Wales are encouraging customers and colleagues to apply for the Welsh Community Grant Fund. Over £53,000 will be allocated to a range of charities and local community groups, spread across projects of up to £500 each. The new local funding is the result of reinvesting online carrier bag charges. London, UK, 2014-1-21 — […]

Midwest retailer Meijer donated two semi-trucks and trailers full of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Local food bank “earns” 132,510 pounds of food through social media campaign Milwaukee,  WI, US, 2014-1-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to build upon its philanthropic efforts in Wisconsin and ease the toll the holidays take on food banks, Midwest retailer Meijer today donated two semi-trucks and trailers full of food to Feeding America […]

BJ’s Charitable Foundation distributed 92 grants totaling $569,160 to various local nonprofit organizations

Recipient organizations focused on supporting vital, basic needs –Education, healthcare, hunger prevention and self sufficiency Westborough, MA, US, 2014-1-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Charitable Foundation announces the distribution of 92 grants totaling $569,160 to various local nonprofit organizations that support the health and overall well-being of children and families residing in the communities surrounding BJ’s […]

SM kicks off Autism Consciousness Week with Angels Walk

Manila, Philippines, 2014-1-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Cares and the Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP) will kick off the 18th Autism Consciousness Week with the Angels Walk for Autism on January 19, 2014, at the MOA Arena from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. SM Cares, the mall-based division of SM Foundation implements corporate […]

Coles Pledges Funds After Parkerville Fire

Coles customers can donate funds at all Coles supermarket checkouts across WA from today Coles will match customer donations dollar-for-dollar Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia, 2014-1-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coles customers in Western Australia can directly support The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund in helping people affected by the Parkerville fire by donating from today at any Coles supermarket […]

Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest

Select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan participate in regional patient care study to provide testing, medications quicker for common illnesses Grand Rapids, Mich., US, 2014-1-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread reach of the flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for influenza […]

Big Lots Provides Relief to West Virginians Affected by Chemical Spill

Company Donates 3 Truckloads of Bottled Water for Community Distribution Columbus, OH, US, 2014-1-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is providing bottled water to residents in the Charleston, West Virginia, area after a chemical spill. The ban on drinking tap water affected approximately 300,000 residents in a nine-county area. “We understand the […]

Food Retail Icon and Community Architect Neil Golub Receives FMI Statesmanship Award

Phoenix, ARIZ., US, 2014-1-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today presented its Sidney R. Rabb Award to Neil Golub, Price Chopper Supermarkets’ executive chairman of the board, for his statesmanship and community service. Golub received FMI’s highest honor at the Midwinter Executive Conference. Golub is a recognized humanitarian and public servant […]

Hospice of Michigan, Meijer Help Make Birthdays Brighter for Patients

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, 2014-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A special gift from Meijer Inc. is helping Hospice of Michigan make birthdays brighter for patients across the state. The Grand Rapids-based retailer donated gift cards to support an expansion of HOM’s birthday program, which is led by the organization’s volunteer services team. The cards can […]