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 […]

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 […]

Rite Aid Corporation to release financial results for its Fiscal 2015 Q-3 ended Nov. 29, 2014 on Dec. 18, 2014

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) said today that it will release financial results for its Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter, which ended Nov. 29, 2014, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The company will hold an analyst call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time with remarks by Rite Aid’s […]

Fall 2014 United Way checkout scanning campaign donations totaled $23,704 at five Wegmans stores in the Southern Tier of New York

ROCHESTER, NY,  2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the fall 2014 United Way checkout scanning campaign at five Wegmans stores in the Southern Tier of New York, donations totaled $23,704, a 23% increase over the fall 2013 total. “These donations directly benefit United Way programs and services in the local community,” said Patty Kaminski, Wegmans’ […]

Carrefour appoints Gérard LAVINAY Chairman of ERTECO FRANCE (ex-Dia France)

Boulogne-Billancourt, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gérard LAVINAY is appointed Chairman of ERTECO FRANCE, the new name of Dia France following its acquisition by Carrefour. His appointment is effective today. Gérard LAVINAY, 53 years old, began his career at Euromarché in 1980 and held various positions within this hypermarket chain, which was acquired by Carrefour in […]

Food Network star Duff Goldman to emcee the 2015 National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship this February in Las Vegas, Nevada

Arlington, VA, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Network star, Duff Goldman will emcee the 2015 National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, and held at The NGA Show this February in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are thrilled to have Duff join us as our emcee for this very exciting event,” said Peter […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,287,209 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €32.25 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 24 AND NOVEMBER 28, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,287,209 Ahold common shares in the period from November 24, 2014 up to and including November 28, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €14.0989 per share for a total consideration of €32.25 million. These repurchases were made as part of the […]

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of its 77th and 78th “Magnit Family” stores

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the new “Magnit Family” stores. Please be informed that on November 29, 2014 the Company has opened its 77th and 78th “Magnit Family” stores. The 77th “Magnit Family” store is […]

Carrefour reinforces its presence across France with the completion of Dia France acquisition

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour announces today that it has completed the acquisition of Dia France. This transaction is in line with Carrefour’s multi-format and multi-channel expansion strategy. It allows Carrefour to reinforce its presence across France to better serve its clients. The integration of Dia by Carrefour now enters a new […]

Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety completes acquisition of the Workwear Group of Pacific Brands Limited

PERTH, Australia, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The acquisition of the Workwear Group of Pacific Brands Limited (ASX:PBG) by Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety (WIS) has been completed. The acquired business has a suite of iconic industrial workwear brands, including Hard Yakka, KingGee and Stubbies, and supplies uniforms and imagewear to leading airlines, financial service providers and other […]

Kesko intents to sell some of the store sites it owns to a joint venture to be set up instead of a real estate investment trust planned earlier

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko continues the preparation of a real estate arrangement. The intention is to sell some of the store sites it owns to a joint venture to be set up instead of a real estate investment trust planned earlier. The arrangement is expected to be implemented during the first […]

John Lewis plc priced the issue of £300,000,000 4.25% bonds due 2034 in the wholesale institutional bond markets

LONDON, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis plc announces that it has today priced the issue of £300,000,000 4.25% bonds due 2034 (the “Bonds”) in the wholesale institutional bond markets. The bonds are expected to be issued on 4 December and to be listed on the Official List and admitted to trading on […]

“Magnit” announces the opening of its 181st hypermarket and 76th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of a new hypermarket and a “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 181st hypermarket and 76th “Magnit Family” store. The 181st hypermarket (small format) is […]

Russia’s largest retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of the 1000th drogerie store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the opening of the 1000th drogerie store. Please be informed that today the Company opened its 1000th drogerie store located at 18/1 Pavshikh Bortsov street, Mishkino village, Kurgan oblast. This is the first “Magnit Cosmetic” store in this location. […]

Target Corporation kicked off the holiday season with strong early start to Black Friday weekend

Crowds Line Up at Stores Coast-to-Coast; Online Sales Break Records MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) kicked off the holiday season with a strong early start to Black Friday weekend, as guests across the U.S. shopped early deals and turned out for the 6 p.m. store openings. In addition, the company’s free […]

Loraine Woodhouse to join the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc on 1 December 2014 as Acting Group Finance Director

LONDON, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Loraine Woodhouse is to join the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc on 1 December 2014 as Acting Group Finance Director. The Partnership announced on 17 November 2014 that Helen Weir, the Partnership’s Finance Director, had tendered her resignation with a six […]

Argos predicts UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on ‘Cyber Monday’

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As one of the biggest shopping weekends of 2014 approaches, leading online retailer Argos is predicting a UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on ‘Cyber Monday’ coming from shoppers using smartphones and tablets. With Christmas shopping […]

Fair Development Fund combines Comic Relief’s expertise in awarding grants with Sainsbury’s experience and knowledge in farming and food to help producers in developing countries thrive

Fair Development Fund by Comic Relief and Sainsbury’s is a unique partnership that combines Comic Relief’s expertise in awarding grants with Sainsbury’s 145 years of experience and knowledge in farming and food to help producers in developing countries thrive. LONDON, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — This means that farmers and workers have a better […]

Starbucks partners with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day for the seventh year

SEATTLE, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the seventh year, Starbucks is partnering with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day, December 1. Starbucks donations will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, to finance programs which deliver prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care […]