Meijer distributed English and Spanish versions of Simply Cook to its food bank and pantry partners across the Midwest

Retailer’s cook book features recipes with ingredients frequently found on food pantry shelves GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to a need expressed by its food pantry partners for nutrition education resources, Meijer developed a cook book that features food safety and meal planning tips, as well as basic recipes using ingredients frequently […]

CBRE Group, Inc. forms Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services for occupier clients across the Americas

Los Angeles, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced the formation of Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services to significantly enhance the delivery of transaction related services for occupier clients across the Americas. Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services marshals the talents, resources, and expertise of CBRE’s Brokerage, Transaction Management, Advisory and Portfolio Services […]

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announces that Black Friday weekend sales and traffic increased over last year

Amid Reports of Negative National Sales, CBL’s Shopping Centers Continue to Attract Shoppers CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), announced today that Black Friday weekend sales and traffic increased over last year. In addition to traditional retailers seeing an uptick in sales, photo sales and visits with Santa […]

The Co-operative food store in Wrexham re-opens following a £340,000 transformation

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — There are improvements in-store at The Co-operative food store in Wrexham which re-opens today (Thursday, 4 December) following a £340,000 investment to transform the shopping experience for the community. The Co-operative Group is taking a leading role in championing the bid to transform the high street in Wrexham, […]

The Co-operative Food makes £1.5billion three year commitment to support and celebrate British food

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-operative Food today (Friday 5 December 2014) made an unequivocal £1.5billion three year commitment to support and celebrate British food. The commitment comes as new consumer research shows that: 90% of shoppers want supermarkets to sell more food from British farms 81 percent of farmers believe retailers should […]

Kingfisher’s Net Positive report wins award for excellence in sustainability reporting at the Building Public Trust Awards

LONDON, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Building Public Trust Awards, now in their 12th year are run by PWC who appoint an independent panel of judges to review every FTSE100 sustainability report.  Kingfisher’s was voted the best. The judges commented on how they could see that sustainability impacts and touches Kingfisher business model and […]

Rite Aid Corporation announces sales results for November 2014

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced sales results for November. Monthly Sales For the five weeks ended Nov. 29, 2014, same store sales increased 5.1 percent over the prior-year period. November front-end same store sales increased 0.7 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 232 […]

Rite Aid reduces the price of flu shots by $5 in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports Early Signs of Increased Flu Activity, Expects Further Increases in Coming Weeks CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu […]

BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX NOVEMBER 2014: Overall shop prices reported deflation for the nineteenth consecutive month, unchanged at 1.9% in November

LONDON, 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food reported annual deflation for the first time since the series began in December 2006, falling 0.2% in November. Both the fresh and ambient food categories reported annual deflation, falling 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. Non-food deflation slowed marginally to 2.9% in November from 3.1% in October. Helen Dickinson, […]

TAU Investment Management and Gap Inc. announce partnership to promote best-in-class innovations and support the development of more sustainable garment factories across Southeast Asia

Global, Iconic American Company to Become TAU’s First Anchor Brand New York/San Francisco, 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today TAU Investment Management and Gap Inc. announced a partnership to promote best-in-class innovations and support the development of more sustainable, efficient and improved garment factories and mills across Southeast Asia. The launch of this corporate partnership highlights […]

The Home Depot to purchase substantially all of the assets of HD Supply Hardware Solutions

ATLANTA, 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) and The Home Depot® (NYSE: HD) today announced they have entered into an agreement for The Home Depot to purchase substantially all of the assets of HD Supply Hardware Solutions, formerly known as Crown Bolt, a leading supplier of fasteners and builders hardware to retailers in the United States. […]

IKEA US to thank its over 14,000 co-workers twice this holiday season

IKEA contributes $2530 into every US full time co-worker’s Tack Retirement Fund – And also gives an UP™ Activity-Tracking Wristband Conshohocken, PA, 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over 14,000 IKEA co-workers found out this week that IKEA is thanking them twice this holiday season. For full time co-workers, a $2530* contribution has been made into […]

Alliance Boots announces that it has completed the acquisition of 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited in China

Nottingham, UK, 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots today announces that it has completed the acquisition of a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited. The completion follows receipt of government and regulatory approvals. As a result of the investment, Alliance Boots becomes the second largest shareholder of the company with the right to […]

Starbucks introduces Mobile Order & Pay in Portland, Oregon and nationally beginning in 2015

Portland, Oregon, 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks launched Mobile Order & Pay in Portland, Oregon (December 3, 2014) and expects to introduce this feature nationally beginning in 2015. Mobile Order & Pay allows customers to place orders in advance of their visit and pick them up at their chosen Starbucks® store. The mobile ordering experience […]

Starbucks Coffee Company details five-year strategic growth plan at its biennial Investor Day

Company Forecasts Continued Strong Growth and Plans to Launch Mobile Order & Pay and Delivery in the U.S. Identifies High-Value Opportunities in China, India, Japan and Brazil Projects Revenues to Approach $30 Billion in FY2019, up from $16 Billion in FY2014 Announces Transformational Innovations to Extend Starbucks Global Leadership in Coffee, Tea, Retail Store and […]

Tesco research reveals one in seven (14%) Brits feel more under pressure than ever before to have a perfect Christmas

Over 1 in 3 Brits are most conscious of their guests having a good time and being in the festive mood 1 in 6 think they will be judged by guests if they don’t pick a good bottle of wine 1 in 5 men feel pressure to impress in-laws and compete with friends and family, […]

Walmart launches the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign

Online Voting Campaign Set to Distribute $1.5 Million in Grants to Help 75 Food Pantries Meet Demands for Hunger Relief Across the Country BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, on Giving Tuesday, Walmart launches the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign, a nationwide effort calling on the public to help food pantries across the country […]

7‑Eleven, Inc. opened its newest El Cajon store

Retailer Donating $711 at Ribbon-cutting to San Diego Music Foundation for Taylor Guitars in Local Schools EL CAJON, CALIF., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, donuts … and guitars for local schools. The store is located […]

The NGA Show EXPO Floor marks its earliest sell-out date in the history of the trade show

Arlington, VA, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that The NGA Show EXPO Floor sold out today, marking it as the earliest sell-out date in the history of the trade show. The NGA Show, held February 8-11, 2015 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, will feature […]

Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation gives $295,000 to 29 nonprofits to address hunger alleviation and education issues

CHARLESTON, S.C., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — During this season of giving, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is giving $295,000 to benefit 29 nonprofits throughout the region in collaboration with its BI-LO stores. This is in addition to the more than $471,000 and 2,030,944 pounds of food BI-LO is working to reinvest in the local community by […]

Dunkin’ Donuts continues to expand its on-campus presence with the opening of 10 new restaurants at 9 universities throughout the country

CANTON, Mass.,  2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, continues to expand its on-campus presence with the opening 10 new restaurants at 9 universities throughout the country. With these openings, the company now has over 65 campus locations. The list of colleges that opened a new […]

Leading Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group’s Legal Department recognized as the best legal department in the retail category of the annual International Best Legal Department Awards

Moscow, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V., (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announced today that the Company’s Legal Department was recognized as the best legal department in the retail category of the annual International Best Legal Department Awards (the “Awards”). Also, X5’s corporate counsel, Vlada Yavorskaya, received the […]

Target Corporation and Google launch mobile game experience Bullseye’s Playground

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced it is partnering with Google on the latest Art, Copy & Code project – an interactive, in-store mobile experience designed to delight Target guests of all ages this holiday season. Bullseye’s Playground is a mobile game experience that features Target’s bull terrier mascot Bullseye […]

Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman teams up with Harris Teeter to debut his personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich

Charlotte, N.C., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Norman to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch Date:         Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 Time:        1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Where:     Morrocroft Village Harris Teeter 6701 Morrison Boulevard Charlotte, N.C. 28211 Interviews are available.  Live shots […]

Giant Food gets ready for this holiday season with entertaining and food-related gift ideas at all of its stores

Grocer Invites You to Save Time and Money This Holiday Season Landover, MD, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food is helping customers save both time and money this holiday season with entertaining and food-related gift ideas at all of its stores. From holiday roasts to ready-made party trays for time-crunched customers, Giant is your one-stop […]

Find brand name gifts at incredible bargains at Big Lots

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots knows that no matter how much shoppers prepare for the holidays, they may find themselves out of gift ideas and turning to gift cards. But with Big Lots’ help, shoppers don’t have to give random or impersonal gift cards. Big Lots is the ultimate destination for gift shopping […]

M&S issued an update on the first six months of its sustainable business plan “Plan A 2020”

63% of M&S products now have a Plan A attribute M&S food delivery team adds 14 nitrogen trailers to its fleet LED lighting to be rolled out to all Food Halls 28 per cent of M&S cotton now grown to BCI standards M&S Café raises £800,000 for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee morning 7,000 take part […]

IKEA’s new sustainable palm oil sourcing policy applauded by Greenpeace

Conshohocken, PA, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday, November 28th, Greenpeace applauded a new sustainable palm oil sourcing policy from IKEA. “The Swedish company uses the oil in its candles and in some food products and snacks — its new policy commits to ensuring that all palm oil from rainforest and peatland areas will […]

H&M announces the finalists chosen from the world’s leading design schools for the H&M Design Award 2015

H&M is pleased to announce the finalists for the H&M Design Award 2015. The eight graduates, chosen from the world’s leading design schools, have been selected as some of the most promising talents of their generation. Now in its fourth year, the H&M Design Award underlines H&M’s strong commitment to encourage future talents who will […]

Ingles Markets Incorporated to host online webcast of its fourth quarter earnings conference call on December 8, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its fourth quarter earnings conference call on December 8, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014, on December 8, 2014. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call will […]