METRO announces $400-million investment to continue its growth and expansion in the Ontario market

Montreal, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO Inc. (TSX: MRU) announced today (October 11, 2017) a projected $400-million investment over 6 years in its Ontario distribution network. The company will modernize its operations in Toronto between 2018 and 2023 by building a new fresh distribution facility and a new frozen distribution facility—both of which […]

Al-Futtaim Motors inaugurates UAE’s first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Al-Futtaim Motors inaugurates UAE’s first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, in collaboration with Air Liquide, one of the most established suppliers of hydrogen stations in the world, have jointly inaugurated the […]

Sprouts Farmers Market to issue Q3 2017 financial results on Thursday, November 2, 2017

PHOENIX, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today (Oct. 10, 2017 ) announced it will issue financial results for the 13-week third quarter ended October 1, 2017 before the market opens on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Following the release, Sprouts management will conduct a conference call at 7:00 a.m. PDT […]

Bartell Drugs joins Aetna’s Medicare national network of preferred pharmacies

SEATTLE, Wash. and HARTFORD, Conn., 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs and Aetna (NYSE: AET) today (October 11, 2017) announced that Bartell Drugs has joined Aetna’s Medicare national network of preferred pharmacies. Effective January 1, 2018, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill their prescriptions at lower, preferred copays at any Bartell Drugs in […]

Bartell Drugs to perform real-time comprehensive prescription compliance checks with LexisNexis VerifyRx™

Comprehensive prescription compliance verification solution integrates easily  into existing pharmacy workflows ATLANTA, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Announced today (Oct. 10, 2017) , Bartell Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy chain of 67 stores in the greater Puget Sound area, will use LexisNexis VerifyRx™ to perform real-time comprehensive prescription compliance checks within their existing workflows. The solution uses the existing, […]

Visa study: relying more on electronic payments could yield net benefit of U.S. $470 billion per year across major cities around the world

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa (NYSE: V) announced today (Oct. 11, 2017) the results of an independent study conducted by Roubini ThoughtLab and commissioned by Visa examining the economic impact of increasing the use of digital payments in major cities around the world. The study estimates that relying more on electronic payments, […]

Citycon to release its 3Q 2017 results on Thursday, 19 October

Helsinki, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Citycon will publish its Interim Report for 1 January – 30 September 2017 on Thursday, 19 October approximately at 9 am Helsinki time (Helsinki time is EET, which is CET +1). The report will be available on Citycon’s website immediately after publication. Citycon’s investor, analyst and press conference […]

Raley’s dispatched two refrigerated trucks with supplies to Sonoma and Napa Counties

TRAGEDY HITS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — As 17 separate fires burn across eight counties, encompassing a 115,000 acre area of Northern California, more than 20,000 people have been evacuated, and countless people have lost their homes, their businesses, their schools, and are displaced from their community. The scale of this tragedy is unimaginable, and as a Northern CA […]

Taco Bell’s first-ever fashion collection collaboration hits Forever 21 stores

Fans took centerstage at last night’s celebration of the limited-edition collection launch event in Los Angeles Irvine, Calif., 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (October 11, 2017), Taco Bell’s first-ever fashion collection collaboration hits Forever 21 stores nationwide. To celebrate the launch of the collaboration, Taco Bell and Forever 21 brought the new Forever […]

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 […]