Motor Fuel Group to rebrand 80 stations to Esso

Motor Fuel Group to rebrand 80 stations to Esso   Hertfordshire, UK, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s second largest independent forecourt operator, is adding the Esso brand onto their network. Simon Davis, MFG’s fuel operations director said: “We are delighted to announce this supply deal with Greenergy, a […]

Office Depot unveils its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading omnichannel provider of business services, products and technology, today (January 30, 2018) unveiled its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas, including a flagship location – “BizBox: Powered by Office Depot” – that integrate the company’s recently launched BizBox […]

Kroger installs its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions

Company to install innovative shopping technology at 400 stores in 2018 CINCINNATI, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Jan. 31, 2018) it will introduce its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions, making the service available this year to customers at 400 stores. […]

Overstock.com launches a digitally-driven investment platform (robo-advising)

Unbiased artificial intelligence drives financial advising SALT LAKE CITY, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announces the launch of a digitally-driven investment platform (otherwise known as robo-advising), presented by tZERO Advisors. The service is accessible to investors through the online retailer’s FinanceHub™. For a monthly fee of $9.95, investors can either select from a group of pre-established Adaptive […]

Amazon’s Treasure Truck will bring new offers and incentives at select Whole Foods Market locations

SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market today (January 30, 2018) announced that Treasure Truck will pop-up at various Whole Foods Market locations across the country with new offers and incentives. Treasure Truck handpicks new, trending, local, or delicious items, loads them on the truck, and cruises around town […]

Wal-Mart and Rakuten to launch online grocery delivery service Japan and new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S.

Companies to launch online grocery delivery service in Japan and new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S. BENTONVILLE, Ark. and TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) president and CEO Doug McMillon and Rakuten, Inc. Chairman, president and CEO Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani met in Tokyo today ( Jan. 25, 2018) […]

PetSmart announces creation of the Healthy Pet Advisory Council to advance pet nutrition, health and wellness

PHOENIX, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — To address the rapidly evolving area of pet nutrition, PetSmart, Inc. announced today (Jan. 25, 2018) it has formed the Healthy Pet Advisory Council, a community of experts that will support PetSmart’s efforts to lead the pet retail industry in pet nutrition, health and wellness. The council will focus […]

CarMax celebrates the opening of its first store in Maine located in South Portland

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc . (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars , today (January 24, 2018)  celebrated the grand opening of its first store in Maine, located at 415 Maine Mall Road in South Portland. With the opening of this store, CarMax now has a total of 186 stores across […]

Alshaya restaurants wins 18 awards at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition HORECA Awards

Alshaya restaurants wins 18 awards at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition HORECA Awards   Kuwait, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Restaurants operated by M.H. Alshaya Co. – including Asha’s, Dean & Deluca, IHOP and Bouchon Bakery – helped themselves to 18 awards at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition, Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Awards […]

CVS Health brings its safe medication disposal program to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (January 23, 2018) that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to locations inside select CVS Pharmacy locations in South Carolina to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left […]

Carrefour and La Poste groups partner to accelerate the development of home delivery services in France

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour and La Poste groups announce today (01/23/2018) the signing of a partnership to accelerate the development, on a national scale, of home delivery services for food and non-food shopping, for the benefit of consumers. This partnership is part of the priorities of the “Carrefour 2022” plan, […]

Carrefour Group selects Publicis.Sapient to assist in its digital transformation and omni-channel strategy

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (01/23/2018) during the “Carrefour 2022” strategic plan announcement, Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group, has highlighted among the Group’s priorities the digital transformation and omni-channel strategy that will make it a major international player. To drive Carrefour’s e-commerce offer, he has also announced the […]

Sobeys to bring the best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadians through partnership with Ocado Group plc

STELLARTON, NS, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. announced today (January 22, 2018) that it has signed an agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring the world’s leading online grocery ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery solution to Canada. Sobeys’ end-to-end online grocery shopping business will be built on the Ocado Smart Platform. With […]

NCR celebrates the 20th anniversary of its self-checkout and gives a glimpse of future innovations

ATLANTA, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in omni-channel solutions, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first self-checkout installation and looking at what the future will bring for the technology. Amongst others, NCR is tackling the infamous “unexpected item in the bagging area” with recent innovations. Since NCR […]

RetailNext empowers retailers with a variety of expanded smart store solutions

Complete 360-Degree Solution Empowers Retailers to Better Respond to Industry’s Shopper-Led Disruption NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan. 14, 2018 ), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced a variety of expanded capabilities and functionalities, including a world’s first retail edge sensor […]

RetailNext enhances its SaaS platform with the new performance dashboards

Enhanced At-a-Glance Functionality and Artificial Intelligence Allows for Real-Time Updates on Performance Metrics and Elimination of Guesswork NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan. 14, 2018), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, introduced new performance dashboards into its SaaS platform, empowering […]

RetailNext announces collaboration with Facebook to provide retailers shopper insights

Complementary Shopper Insights to Provide Understanding of Today’s New Shopping Journeys NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan. 13, 2018), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics, announced a new initiative with Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) available to select retailers. The goal of the product is to allow […]

Wawa expands Grubhub delivery service to New Jersey

Fans of both brands can enjoy free delivery during Philadelphia football playoff games this winter Wawa, PA, 2018-Jan-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wawa, Inc., today announced the company will be delivering to select locations in New Jersey through its partnership with Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB), the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company. Wawa’s first New […]

Sprouts Farmers Market partners with Instacart to expand its home delivery service

PHOENIX, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) today (Jan. 09, 2018)  announced it will expand home delivery service to its major markets across the country through a new partnership with Instacart. Customers will be able to enjoy quick, convenient delivery of thousands of fresh, natural and organic products from Sprouts by simply visiting delivery.sprouts.com, […]

Third edition of LVMH IME Village vocational training fair returns January 16

Third edition of LVMH IME Village vocational training fair returns January 16   Paris, 2018-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third edition of the vocational training fair organized by the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is set for January 16. This unique event brings young people from all backgrounds a chance to discover a […]

Alliance Data Systems Corporation to provide branded credit card services in the United States for IKEA Group

New credit program to support the rapid growth of IKEA in the U.S.  Seamless application in stores and online will enable customers to begin enjoying benefits of the loyalty-driven card Alliance Data’s proprietary data assets will deliver custom analytics and insights to drive top-line sales and increase visits online and in-store PLANO, TX, 2018-Jan-10 — […]

RCH: smart devices and cloud-based software become increasingly important for the effective and timely management and automation of POS

Treviso, ITALY, 2018-Jan-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — RCH Group SpA, a provider of advanced point of sale systems for the retail, food and beverage, and the public administration sector, today announced the launch of the European headquarters of its subsidiary, RCH Europe, in Innsbruck, Austria. This new centre of operations will support the company’s […]

Asda installs UK’s first giant parcel vending machine

The unit dispenses online orders in less than 60 seconds and accepts returns First UK automated Parcel Tower is installed at the Trafford Park store The technology has been huge success for Asda’s parent company, Walmart across the US The unit dispenses online orders in less than 60 seconds and accepts returns Quick and easy […]

Albert Heijn trials “tap to go” technology allowing customers to pay without going through the checkout

Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2017-Dec-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn, our leading supermarket brand in the Netherlands, is taking grab-and-go convenience to the next level. Beginning this month, Albert Heijn is testing “tap to go” technology at one of its AH to go stores, allowing customers to pay for items without going through the checkout. The technology, […]

Alibaba Cloud set to open its new India data center in January 2018

Alibaba Cloud set to open its new India data center in January 2018   New data center adds to global coverage and provides world-leading capabilities to key market Beijing, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced today (December 20, 2017) that clients can start to sign […]

Hy-Vee partners with first responders across the Midwest to launch Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays community initiative

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs Help Hy-Vee Feed Families in Need WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2017-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today (Dec. 14, 2017) that it is partnering with first responders in seven cities across the Midwest for a community initiative called Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays. Over the next week, Hy-Vee […]

PetSmart opens The Groomery by PetSmart™ in the DC Ranch Community of Scottsdale

PHOENIX, 2017-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart today (Dec. 14, 2017) announced it has launched The Groomery by PetSmart™ (The Groomery), the retailer’s innovative new store concept focusing exclusively on pet grooming services, in the DC Ranch Community of Scottsdale. This is the first stand-alone grooming salon in the company’s hometown and the third […]

Amazon: Shop all the way up to Christmas Eve with Prime Free Same-Day Delivery and Prime Now

Prime Free Same-Day Delivery and Prime Free One-Day Shipping now available in more than 8,000 cities and towns Prime Now delivering holiday magic until 11:59pm on Dec. 24 – exclusively for Prime members in more than 30 cities Try Prime for free for 30-days and get two-day, one-day and same-day shipping free SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN) — There […]

7‑Eleven trials on-demand ordering for delivery or in-store pickup with its new 7‑ElevenNOW smartphone app

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is testing on-demand ordering for delivery or in-store pickup at select Dallas stores with its new 7‑ElevenNOW smartphone app. Currently being tested in 10 downtown and uptown 7‑Eleven®stores, 7‑ElevenNOW is expected to roll out to other U.S. locations in 2018. Customers in the Dallas area […]

7‑Eleven offers surprisingly long list of holiday helps packed in its stores

No Elves Needed: 7‑Eleven has a Store Full of Holiday Helps IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For those who don’t live in the North Pole, elves can be hard to find when a holiday emergency – or non-emergency – arises. Help on the shelf is just around the corner at the neighborhood 7‑Eleven® store. […]