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 […]

Michaels to hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions for the holiday season

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) today (2017-08-29) announced it will hire more than 15,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. and Canadian stores and distribution centers this holiday season. Last year, more than 50% of seasonal positions transitioned to regular roles after the holidays. “At Michaels, we believe anyone can […]

Toys“R”Us® to open a temporary store in Knickerbocker Building, Broadway for the holiday season

Company Announces Return to Times Square with Temporary Holiday Shop Wayne, NJ, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a nearly two-year absence, Toys“R”Us® today (August 10, 2017) announced that it is returning to Times Square in response to customer demand. The company will open a temporary 35,000 square-foot store located at 1466 Broadway (at the corner […]

NRF: imports could set new record as merchants enter back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to the monthly […]

NRF and Hackett Associates report: Imports at major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the industry’s busy holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (January 9, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “We won’t see final sales numbers for a few more […]

PetSmart shares advice for keeping pets safe, healthy and happy this holiday season

PHOENIX, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holiday season is synonymous with family gatherings, dinner parties, gift openings and plenty of festive food, which can pose some challenges for pets. Lisa Darling, DVM, PetSmart’s resident veterinarian and pet care expert, shares advice for keeping pets safe, healthy and happy this holiday season and throughout the […]

GameStop survey reveals gamers’ top “I’ve gotta have it” video games for this holiday season

GameStop has games for everyone and for all budgets GRAPEVINE, TX, 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Still wondering what to get the gamer on your gift list this year? GameStop, a global family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, can help take the guesswork out of gift […]

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen kicks off the holiday season with Cajun Style Turkeys

ATLANTA, 2016-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen kicks off the holiday season with one of its longest running and most flavorful traditions, Cajun Style Turkeys. Infused with a special blend of Louisiana spices and seasonings, Popeyes Cajun Style Turkeys are flash fried to seal in the unique flavor creating a delicious coating. “Everyone […]

Starbucks kicks off the holiday season with its 2016 Red Holiday Cups

Starbucks kicks off the holiday season with its 2016 Red Holiday Cups   Seattle, 2016-Nov-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — For many, when Starbucks red cups return, it’s a signal that the holiday season is drawing near. Since 1997, Starbucks has welcomed the holidays with a special red cup that celebrates the spirit of the season. […]

JCPenney offers unique, surprising gifts at an amazing value this holiday season

JCPenney offers unique, surprising gifts at an amazing value this holiday season   Company Offers Incredible Value with Enticing Gifts, Money-Saving Promotions and Launch of Lowest Price Guarantee Stores Welcome Black Friday Shoppers at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day Black Friday Sale Prices Start One Day Earlier at JCPenney.com on Nov. 23 PLANO, Texas, 2016-Nov-08 […]

Dollar General unveils its 2016 in-store and online offerings throughout the holiday season

Eleven percent discount on November 11 for active duty and veteran military members and their families recognizes and honors their service and sacrifice. Extended store hours provide customers with additional convenience to purchase exciting gifts, décor, apparel, toys, electronics, assorted grocery and food items and other holiday necessities. Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

GameStop unveiled the hottest gifts for this holiday season

GRAPEVINE, TX, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is ensuring the holidays will be filled with the latest technologies, consoles, games and collectibles for everyone on your shopping list. At last month’s GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, CA, the retailer […]

Waitrose seeks over 5,000 people for temporary roles for the holiday season

London, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is recruiting over 5,000 people for temporary roles across the country this Christmas to help with increased demand over the busy festive period. New recruits will make up around 2,500 of these roles and they will be filled throughout October, November and December. The remaining roles will […]

Nordstrom to hire 11,400 seasonal employees for the busy holiday season

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is hiring approximately 11,400 seasonal employees to serve customers at its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, as well as in its fulfillment and distribution centers that support the company’s stores, Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook and Trunk Club. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the […]

Overstock.com kicked off its holiday season with its Black Friday Sneak Peek event

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) today (Oct. 18, 2016) kicked off its holiday season with its Black Friday Sneak Peek event, allowing customers to fulfill their holiday shopping even earlier at even more affordable prices. The online retailer will be offering hand-curated doorbuster deals along with additional discounts of […]

Macy’s introduces Brookstone products in stores and online this holiday season

Macy’s introduces Brookstone products in stores and online this holiday season   NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Macy’s launches a new partnership with specialty retailer Brookstone, to bring uniquely designed, high-quality gifts to 347 stores and macys.com this holiday season. “Brookstone is a brand known for exceptionally innovative products that aim […]

Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season

Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital high street retailer Argos is on the look-out for over 10,000 seasonal workers to help light up Christmas for the millions of customers who will shop with them this festive period. Customer advisors […]

Macy’s, Inc. to hire 83,000 seasonal associates for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Sep. 20, 2016) said it plans to hire seasonal associates for approximately 83,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. The company’s 2016 seasonal hiring plan is essentially flat […]

Kohl’s to hire more than 69,000 associates nationwide this holiday season

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis, 2016-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) anticipates hiring more than 69,000 associates nationwide this holiday season to ensure customers have a seamless omnichannel shopping experience no matter how they choose to shop. Positions are available at the more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, Kohl’s distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers […]

Kmart kicks off the holiday season with best toys, easy ways to save and inspiring opportunities to give back

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s time to get your holiday on! Today (Sept. 15, 2016), Kmart is rolling out the wrapping paper and showing members and shoppers what they can expect from the retailer this holiday season. Already the destination for epic gifts and ridiculously awesome savings, this year Kmart is […]

Kohl’s enhances its in-store and online toy assortment this holiday season

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announces an enhanced in-store and online toy assortment this holiday with even more of the hottest brands and products across the most popular toy categories of the season. This includes a retail partnership with American Girl, a premium brand loved by girls of all […]

NACS survey: continued drop in gas prices could spur last-minute shopping at stores over the holiday season

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two in three gasoline customers report that gas prices in their area are lower than they were last month, and the continued drop in prices could spur last-minute shopping at stores over the holiday season, according to the latest Consumer Fuels Survey results released by the National Association […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods announces extended store hours and great deals on the hottest gifts this holiday season

Holiday shoppers can take advantage of extended store hours and great deals on the hottest gifts in store and online, while also giving back to youth sports PITTSBURGH, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods announced today  its plans for the upcoming holiday season, ensuring customers are able to find the perfect “Gift That Matters” […]

Meijer customers in Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Louisville have the opportunity to purchase Michigan-grown poinsettias this holiday season

Partnership with Michigan grower spurs growth over 50 years GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to its longstanding partnership with a Michigan grower, Meijer is continuing its tradition of supplying each of its 223 stores across the Midwest with beautiful locally-grown poinsettias this holiday season – enough to fill about eight football […]

Starbucks and Teavana offer premium gifts ideas this holiday season

SEATTLE, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Exquisite designs and the finest materials make Starbucks and Teavana premium gifts special this holiday season. Customers can select from limited-edition tumblers, ornaments, Starbucks Cards and tea sets as memorable gifts for family and friends. Starbucks Brilliant Collection Here are a few extraordinary pieces that are part of the Starbucks […]

PetSmart: Instagram-famous pets Milla the Cat and Tonkey Bear made their top 10 picks for this holiday season

Milla the Cat and Tonkey Bear the Dog Make Their Gift Wish Lists from PetSmart PHOENIX, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Instagram-famous pets Milla the Cat and Tonkey Bear, a Shar Pei dog, want to ensure all pets know what to put on their wish lists this holiday season. With PetSmart’s endlessly fun and festive […]

Michaels survey: Entertaining as main stressors during the holiday season

Michaels Pinpoints Holiday Stress and Provides Relief IRVING, Texas, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Michaels (Nasdaq:MIK), the world’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, conducted an online survey of 3,000 customers to learn what their main stressors are during the holiday season. Topping the list? Holiday entertaining. Nearly 40 percent said entertaining creates the most stress […]

NCR Small Business’ campaign “The Bill’s on Silver,” will kick off Small Business Saturday and last through the holiday season

DULUTH, Ga., 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — To show support for small businesses this holiday season, select NCR Silver customers in five markets will receive customer gift vouchers, back office point-of-sale support, and promotional assistance to help bring shoppers in their doors. NCR Small Business’ five-week campaign, “The Bill’s on Silver,” will kick off […]

Dollar General helps customers stretch their budget this holiday season

Major retailer provides product assortment to save customers time and money this holiday Major retailer provides savings on popular gift options, electronics, entertaining supplies and food with weekly specials, discounts and digital coupons to help customers further stretch their budget this holiday season. Dollar General offers a wide selection of toys, of which 70 percent […]

Kmart releases its ultimate shopping guide for this holiday season

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-11-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — With so many ridiculously awesome ways to shop at Kmart this holiday season, we’re making it easy for our Shop Your Way® members and customers by sharing the ultimate shopping guide. Because there are many options while shopping this holiday season, we’ve compiled our Top 10 Holiday Shopping tips […]