Old pound coins will still be accepted at Tesco for one more week

Tesco helps customers who still have old pound coins after Sunday’s deadline. Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recent months, businesses across the UK have been preparing for the introduction of the new twelve sided £1 coin. From Monday 16 October, as the old ‘round’ pound coin ceases to be […]

First Data 2017 Consumer Cybersecurity Study: baby boomers have better cybersecurity habits

Study examines consumer habits across generations Data shows that baby boomers demonstrate more concern and diligence for cybersecurity than millennials Millennials are more trusting of social media and less trusting of online banking than older generations NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — As people around the world grapple with the latest news about […]

Amazon introduces new monthly payment option for Prime Student

Students can now enjoy Prime for just $5.49 a month without an annual commitment SEATTLE, Wash., 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — As classes are in full swing, Amazon is introducing a new monthly payment option for Prime Student. Available to all college students enrolled in four or two year colleges in the U.S., Prime […]

Amazon: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will premiere on November 29 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

Executive produced by Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the series stars Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen and Marin Hinkle SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon announces The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from renowned show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy), will premiere on Wednesday, November 29, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The series, written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, stars Rachel […]

Green Giant® makes his New York City debut in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Green Giant® makes his New York City debut in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®   The iconic vegetable brand joins the float line-up of the beloved holiday spectacle with a wonder-filled landscape showcasing the bounty of the fall harvest NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nature’s bountiful harvest sprouts anew in jolly […]

LVMH: DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur program is back

LVMH: DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur program is back   Paris, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — 60 participants, 11 teams, 3 projects selected … DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur – the open innovation and professional development program for LVMH staff, is back! The second edition, dubbed “DARE […]

RIMOWA launches campaign to mark the 80th anniversary of its design

RIMOWA launches campaign to mark the 80th anniversary of its design   Paris, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 1937 RIMOWA revolutionized the world of travel by using aluminum for the first time to craft lightweight luggage made of aluminum. Inspired by the early days of aviation, the emblematic RIMOWA aluminum luggage has become a true travel […]

John Lewis Retail Report looks back over the extensive changes in the UK and in retail since 2013

London, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the fifth anniversary edition of the John Lewis Retail Report*, we take a look back at the year breakfast was reinvented, Millennial Pink found its way into wardrobes and homes, voice activation went mainstream and superfoods moved from our plates into our beauty products. As well as […]

H&M group partners with re:newcell to achieve its goal in becoming 100% circular

H&M group partners with re:newcell to achieve its goal in becoming 100% circular   H&M group have partnered with Swedish company re:newcell, whose unique technology recycles used cotton, viscose and other cellulosic fibers into a new, more sustainable dissolving pulp. The pulp can be turned into new textile fibers and be fed into the textile […]

British Land: New lettings further strengthen the retail, leisure and F&B offer at Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Gibraltar Limited Partnership has announced thirteen new lettings and an additional four re-gears totalling more than 135,000 sq ft including mezzanine space at Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh. British Land is property advisor to the Gibraltar Limited Partnership. The new lettings further strengthen the retail, leisure and F&B offer […]

British Land rolls out its training programme Bright Lights Starting Out

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land, in partnership with The Source Skills Academy, is rolling out its training programme – Bright Lights Starting Out – across 13 of its Local and Regional retail centres to help youngi people find work in the retail, leisure, food and drink industry. The free programme, which was […]

BRC: UK retail sales in September increased by 1.9% on a like-for-like basis from September 2016

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Covering the four weeks 27 August – 30 September 2017 In September, UK retail sales increased by 1.9% on a like-for-like basis from September 2016, when they had increased 0.4% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 2.3% in September, against a growth of […]

NRF and University of Phoenix announce the Dream BIG Scholarship recipients for 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix today named the Dream BIG Scholarship recipients for 2017, recognizing individuals who want to enhance their retail careers through education. “At NRF, we put a premium on lifelong learning, and we’re inspired by the number of individuals in the retail […]

NRF and Ascential PLC partner to provide insight, networking opportunities, intelligence to the global retail community

WASHINGTON, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and Ascential PLC, parent company of the World Retail Congress, today announced a global partnership to bring together their long-standing, convening power around the world. The partnership will leverage the strengths of each group to help continue to provide their shared audiences with insight, […]

NRF/Hackett Associates report: Imports break records two months in a row as retailers brought in merchandise for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “When imports […]

Asda unveils Tickled Pink campaign to support Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now

LEEDS, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — World-famous fashion photographer Rankin has captured portraits of UK celebrities, including TV Presenter Amanda Holden and Saturday’s pop star Frankie Bridge for Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign raising money to support Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. They are joined by fashion darling and daughter of Rock legend Noel Gallagher, Anais Gallagher; alongside Cora […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: consumers optimistic about the economy as gas prices fall

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers have seen gas prices fall after the temporary supply disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and they say they are more optimistic about the economy, according to the latest national NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Americans say that they have seen gas prices fall 9 cents […]

NACS survey: Convenience store food sales grows; retailers optimistic on business prospects for the remainder of 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience store retailers say that in-store sales have performed strong so far this year, and they are optimistic about their business prospects for the remainder of 2017, largely because of the growth in food sales, according to a survey of U.S. retailers released today by the National […]

Miele continues to expand its online presence in 18 new international markets with Intershop Commerce Suite

Premium appliances producer expands into 18 new international markets Avoids expensive e-commerce re-platforming Based on Microsoft Azure Cloud Germany (MCD) and SaaS model Jena, Germany, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premium appliances producer Miele is continuing to expand its online presence in 18 new markets, with the Intershop Commerce Suite. The MS Azure-based software-as-a-service […]

KappAhl announces proposal of share split and reduction of share capital through an automatic redemption procedure

Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of KappAhl AB (publ) has decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2017 to make a decision about a share split and reduction of the share capital through an automatic redemption procedure. Through the redemption procedure approximately SEK 500 […]

JCPenney announces limited-edition capsule collection by award-winning actress and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, JCPenney will be treating shoppers to an exclusive, limited-edition capsule collection created with award-winning actress and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross. Available at JCPenney in all stores and jcpenney.com beginning Nov. 12, Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney will inspire customers to embrace their joyful spirit with a collection […]

AHOLD DELHAIZE SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: 809,415 COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN THE PERIOD FROM October 2, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING October 6, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 809,415 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from October 2, 2017 up to and including October 6, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €15.94 per share for a total consideration of €12.9 million. These repurchases were made […]

CBL Properties to close on Thanksgiving Day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL Properties (NYSE:CBL) announced today that their portfolio of market-dominant regional shopping centers will close on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday, November 24th. “The support that we received last year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive,” said Stephen Lebovitz, President and […]

Harris Teeter to open its Belmont Town Center location on Tuesday, Oct. 24

Company to Celebrate Grand Opening with Sampling Event Matthews, NC, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Belmont Town Center location on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Taste of Teeter sampling event. This event […]

Wegmans Food Markets’ newest store in Medford donates 17,523 pounds of food to The Greater Boston Food Bank

BOSTON, MA, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets’ newest location in Medford will deliver a tractor-trailer filled with 17,523 pounds of non-perishable food to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) on Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m. The Greater Boston Food Bank will, in turn, distribute the items to food pantries, including those […]

Kroger offers $25 or less for medically necessary services at The Little Clinic locations for its associates

Many services now offered at $25 or less CINCINNATI, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is now offering associates and their immediate families pricing of $25 or less for medically necessary services at The Little Clinic (TLC) locations.* “We are committed to helping our associates and customers live healthier lives,” said […]

Rakuten becomes exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and global marketing partner of NBA

Rakuten to Market to NBA Fans Around the World Through Rakuten Ichiba, Ebates and Rakuten Viber TOKYO, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rakuten, Inc. today (OCTOBER 10, 2017) announced a multiyear partnership making Rakuten the league’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and a […]

Bank Audi Lebanon’s leading financial institution to introduce NCR SelfServ™ 80 Series of ATM solutions

Breakthrough ATM solution from NCR will help Bank Audi to transform retail banking and deliver omni-channel experiences BEIRUT, Lebanon, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —  NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (October 10, 2017) announced that Bank Audi – Lebanon’s leading financial institution, will be the first bank in the Middle East and Africa […]

Costa Coffee signs the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment to accelerate recycling of paper cups in UK

London, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Organisations from across the paper cup supply chain have signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper cups. The cross-industry collaboration will work towards delivering a long-term, nationwide paper cup recycling solution which complements and builds […]