This Halloween Sainsbury’s launches Pumpkin recycling to help get customers composting

LONDON, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — As Halloween approaches, Sainsbury’s launches a recycling special to help get customers composting. Sainsbury’s expects to sell just over one million pumpkins this week, as the spooky day looms. But once they’re carved, pumpkins are often thrown away – even though they are easily recycled. This year, all pumpkins […]

English football star Daniel Sturridge will be the face of several Sainsbury’s programmes aimed at inspiring children to take part in sport and eat a healthy diet

LONDON, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — England and Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge joins Sainsbury’s in a new, long-term partnership. Sturridge will be the face of several initiatives including Active Kids, to encourage children of all ages and abilities to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. Learn more about Sainsbury’s Active Kids Download high res images The […]

Starbucks Reserve® coffees launch ultra-premium line of coffees that are the most rare, limited availability coffees from around the world

There’s a story in every cup of Starbucks coffee. SEATTLE, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — From the qualities of the soil, to the fragrances and tastes of nearby crops, to the length of time it was left to ripen on the tree – each coffee expresses its own sense of place and conveys the way […]

Starbucks launches new lineup of Starbucks Reserve® coffees and interactive coffee bar to its stores in China

BEIJING, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is bringing an immersive coffee experience to its customers in China with a new lineup of Starbucks Reserve® coffees and an interactive coffee bar to seven stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Starbucks Reserve® coffees are  small-lot coffees that are the most exquisite coffees in the world. […]

Tesco makes public commitment to do more to support serving personnel, veterans and reservists

Cheshunt, England, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has become the first supermarket to sign the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. Tesco has a proud record of supporting the Armed Forces dating right back to the retailer’s founder Jack Cohen, and signing the Covenant means Tesco has made a public commitment to do more to support […]

Carrefour presents at the Actionaria Exhibition at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on 21 and 22 November

PARIS, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — As it has been for more than 10 years, Carrefour will be at the Actionaria Exhibition – an unmissable opportunity to talk with our shareholders. Actionaria – France’s exhibition about the Stock Exchange and financial products – will open its doors at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on […]

Carrefour’s partner and franchisee, Label’Vie group opened its 5th Carrefour hypermarket in Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — On 23 October, the Label’Vie group – Carrefour’s partner and franchisee – opened its 5th Carrefour hypermarket in Morocco, in the city of Marrakesh. The “Targa” Carrefour has a sales area of 3800 m². The Label’Vie Group currently runs 60 stores, including 5 Carrefour hypermarkets, 44 Carrefour Markets […]

Carrefour supports the Manhattan Darkroom exhibition at The Palais d’Iéna from 4 November to 4 December in Paris

PARIS, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — The Palais d’Iéna will be staging the Manhattan Darkroom exhibition from 4 November to 4 December with Carrefour’s support. Like a darkroom, the exhibition is a retrospective of original and exclusive works by photographer Henri Dauman, a man whose gaze and daring approach bear witness with sincerity and humanity to […]

Walmart to sell the highly anticipated game “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” 24 hours before its official release

Retailer Begins Selling Certified Pre-Owned Video Games in 1,700 Stores BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — It’s game on at Walmart today. The retailer announced that it will offer “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” 24 hours before the official release. The Day Zero Edition will be available to customers starting at 12:01 a.m. local time on […]

Argos: Being a superhero is top of people’s wish list for Halloween parties

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — There are plenty of fancy dress ideas for Halloween, from traditional ghosts and ghouls to popular fictional characters and celebrities. This year, however, it’s all about the superhero and it’s not just kids who are dressing up. For the past few years superhero costumes proved to be […]

Argos’s campaign ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’: Mobile game from CHI&Partners, Mindshare, Candy Space and Kinetic allows commuters to compete for bundles of Argos prizes

Mobile game from CHI&Partners, Mindshare, Candy Space and Kinetic allows commuters to compete for bundles of Argos prizes. Sales via mobile devices now represent 22 per cent of total Argos sales. Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital retailer Argos will this week launch yet another innovative element to its new campaign ‘GET SET […]

The National Retail Federation’s statement regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services

WASHINGTON, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services: “Merchants large and small make business decisions every single day based upon what makes the best sense for the business, their associates and […]

Target exclusive deluxe edition of Taylor Swift’s “1989” now available

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the past three Target + Taylor Swift partnerships, it’s this: You can never have too much Taylor. With the highly-anticipated release of her fifth studio album, “1989,” Taylor proves once and for all that she knows no musical bounds. Capturing an extra piece of Taylor’s evolution, the Target exclusive deluxe edition […]

Laura O’Brien appointed Global Director of Client Care and Development and Head of Sales Management for the CBRE Americas

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has appointed Laura O’Brien as Global Director of Client Care and Development and Head of Sales Management for the Americas. In her Client Care and Development role, she will marshal the resources of the entire CBRE organization to produce exceptional outcomes for clients. “Laura is the […]

Giant Food recognized as 4-Star member of USO Metro’s 2014 Circle of Stars

Grocer Recognized at Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops Landover, Md., 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food announced today that it was recognized for a fourth year in a row by USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s Circle of Stars. Giant is being recognized this year as a 4-Star member of the Circle of Stars. The […]

PAK’nSAVE Westgate to open on 4 November

PAK’nSAVE Westgate is completing its finishing touches, as the eagerly anticipated supermarket gets ready to open on Tuesday 4 November at 8.15 am.   Whakatane, New Zealand, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The store is situated at the traffic lights of Westgate’s Fred Taylor Drive and Rua Road, which is conveniently located for both the local community […]

Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts

Company Accepting Monetary Donations at Registers, Conducting Food Drive in Lobbies Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — This November, Harris Teeter is continuing its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts. In November 2013, Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign collected $624,000, producing more than 5.6 million* meals for those […]

Wegmans hosts “Love Kale” tasting event on November 1, 2014 at all Wegmans stores

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Remember when kale got no respect, when it’s pretty ruffled leaves appeared on a plate only as a garnish? Well today kale is a superstar, a hip and healthy veggie with a growing fan club. Chefs love it in salads, snacks, soups and sides. With all the vitamins, minerals and […]

IKEA advances on the construction of its St. Louis store due to open in 2015

ST. LOUIS, MO, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that steel erection is underway as part of the construction of its future St. Louis store opening next fall, 2015. Erection of structural steel atop the existing precast concrete parking structure helps frame the shape of the building and […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 373,464 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 4.60 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 20 AND OCTOBER 24, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 373,464 Ahold common shares in the period from October 20, 2014 up to and including October 24, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.3224 per share for a total consideration of € 4.60 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

BRC-GOOGLE ONLINE RETAIL MONITOR Q3 2014: Total search volumes for home and garden grew by 15% in the third quarter of 2014 vs same quarter last year

LONDON, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Total search volumes for home and garden grew by 15% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Search volumes on smartphones outpaced search volumes on tablets, with growth of 41% compared with growth on tablets of 22%. BRC Director General, Helen Dickinson, […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited acquires the Affinity Credit Union building on Fourth Avenue South in downtown Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Canada, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has purchased the Affinity Credit Union building on Fourth Avenue South in downtown Saskatoon. The acquisition accommodates increasing talent growth and eases office space demands experienced at its current Home Office located just a half block north on 22nd Street East. FCL is a […]

New Commissary and Exchange located near the Pittsburgh airport opens

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — The spotlight was on military service members and their families Oct. 21 at the long-anticipated grand opening of the Pittsburgh Area Commissary and Exchange. “This is your commissary. This is your benefit,” Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu told the large gathering of more than 500 people […]

BRC-BOND DICKINSON RETAIL EMPLOYMENT MONITOR Q3 2014: The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 1.3% in Q3 2014 vs same period last year

The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 1.3% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. LONDON, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — In the third quarter of 2014, the number of outlets rose by 2.9%. Non-food retailers contributed marginally to the overall increase, the first time for at least […]

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. now the exclusive manufacturer of Meijer Brand K-Cup® packs for the Keurig® hot brewing system

New Meijer Brand K-Cup Packs Now Available at Meijer Stores WATERBURY, Vt., 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its innovative brewing technology, today announces that it is now the exclusive manufacturer of Meijer Brand K-Cup® packs for the […]

Gap Inc. to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries with franchisees Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co. and Azadea beginning Spring 2015

Franchise-Operated Stores to Open in Spring 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today it has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries with franchisees Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co. and Azadea beginning Spring 2015. The first markets include U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. International […]

UK singer-songwriter Katy B performed at Argos’ digital store on Old Street, London to mark Argos’ new campaign launch ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Last night saw crowds gather to watch platinum-selling UK singer-songwriter Katy B give an exclusive performance at Argos’ digital store on Old Street, London to mark Argos’ new campaign launch. The special event was broadcast live to millions of fans on YouTube and Argos’ Google+ page. Fresh […]

Homebase revealed the number of lights in the average British home has doubled in the last decade, despite homes now being smaller than ever

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — The number of lights in the average British home has doubled in the last decade, despite homes now being smaller than ever. Home enhancement retailer Homebase, has revealed that the number of lights in the home has leapt from just 15 light sources in 2004 to over […]

Argos hosted first UK Google+ Hangout on Air from its digital store

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Last night (Oct. 22, 2014) saw crowds gather to watch a UK first, as leading digital retail Argos brought music, technology and real-time social media interactivity together by hosting a Google+ Hangout on Air from its digital store on Old Street, London, broadcast to millions through YouTube […]

Waitrose report shows what Brits eat and drink this year

LONDON, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose report shows what we’re eating and drinking this year – based on millions of purchases in shops and online. The Waitrose Food & Drink Report 2014 draws on a year of Waitrose sales and new consumer research, providing a comprehensive view of British behaviour – supported with insight […]