Marks & Spencer installs UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington

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LONDON, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is installing the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington. The project, which is expected to be completedin early 2015, is being worked on in partnership with Amber Infrastructure. The solar PV […]

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bol.com marks the opening of its new sportswear store; launches auction of items signed by some of the Netherlands’ best-known sportspeople

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Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — To mark the opening of its new sportswear store, bol.com today launched an auction of 14 items signed by some of the Netherlands’ best-known sportspeople. All proceeds will go to Spieren voor Spieren (“Muscles for Muscles”), the Dutch charity that raises awareness for spinal muscular atrophy as part […]

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2014 NACS Show attendance increased by 6.1%, the second-highest figures ever recorded for the Show

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Attendance for the 2014 NACS Show increased 6.1% to reach 23,624 attendees, with 9,176 classified as buyers (retailers, grocery wholesalers and distributors). Both totals, which include Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) buyer registration, are the second-highest figures ever recorded for the NACS Show. Attendees from 60 countries were at the […]

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Gap launches kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids this 2014 Holiday season

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Continuing Gap’s trend of like-minded designer collaborations for GapKids and a first foray for the Kate Spade & Company brands into childrenswear NEW YORK, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap is thrilled to launch kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids, a limited-edition girls’ and boys’ apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014. This […]

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Whole Foods Market partners with famed local noodle producer, Sun Noodle

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New York, NY, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce its partnership with famed local noodle producer, Sun Noodle. Known for supplying noodles to some of the most esteemed ramen shops in the nation, including David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar and Ivan Orkin’s, Ivan Ramen and Slurp Shop. Sun Noodle will […]

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Wincor Nixdorf commissioned IDC study: In 2017 banks worldwide will invest 16 billion USD in branch transformation and the new technologies it requires

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International Management Seminar 2014 Paderborn, Germany, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — According to a study carried out on behalf of Wincor Nixdorf by the American company International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in IT market research and consulting, in 2017 banks all over the world will invest some 16 billion U.S. dollars in branch transformation […]

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Wincor Nixdorf Portavis’s IT outsourcing contract to be renewed by Sparkasse Bremen

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Paderborn, Germany, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf Portavis’s contract as IT outsourcing partner of Sparkasse Bremen is to be renewed for a further five years starting October 1, 2015. The contract has been in place since 2005 and was already renewed in 2011 for a minimum period of four years. Under the contract, Portavis […]

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METRO GROUP and Groupe Auchan announce international purchasing partnership

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Joint negotiations with multinational suppliers on global level Combined sourcing of non-food private label products Partnership brings benefits for customers Agreement effective from November 2014 Croix/Düsseldorf, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Within the framework of the changing global retail environment, METRO GROUP and Groupe Auchan today announced their agreement to enter into an international purchasing partnership. […]

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Kingfisher: Castorama France awarded the “Top Employers France” certification for 2014 by the Top Employers Institute, for the fourth consecutive year

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LONDON, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Castorama France has been awarded the “Top Employers France” certification for 2014 by the Top Employers Institute, for the fourth consecutive year. The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the working conditions that employers create for their people. Castorama France received its certification for demonstrating leading HR practices across […]

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Wegmans Food Markets opens third Massachusetts store located in Burlington on October 26

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BURLINGTON, MA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, known for its incredible customer service and restaurant-quality prepared foods, is on a mission to change food shopping in Burlington. And, at 135,000 square feet, they have the space to do just that. Store Manager Kevin Russell and his team of 600 employees have been working […]

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Wegmans Food Markets begins recruitment of full-time positions for its new Alexandria store in Fairfax County

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets begins recruitment of full-time positions today for its new Alexandria store in Fairfax County, set to open mid-year in 2015. Available full-time openings include everything from customer service and entry- level management to restaurant and culinary positions. The Alexandria store will employ approximately 550 people, 500 […]

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Whole Foods Market’s “Limelight” art exhibit will be at Helium Creative Art Studio in Fort Lauderdale from Oct. 25 through Nov. 21

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Opening night reception to benefit Helium Inspires & Whole Kids Foundation FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — More than 30 pieces of digital, sculpted, painted and photographic art will be on display at Helium Creative Art Studio  in Fort Lauderdale Florida from Oct. 25 through Nov. 21 as part of Whole Foods Market’s […]

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Allegro Coffee Roasters to bring new craft coffee experience at Whole Foods Market Berkeley

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Allegro Coffee Roasters opens second location at Whole Foods Market Gilman Emeryville, Calif., 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — On Nov. 4, Allegro Coffee Roasters (ACR) brings a new craft coffee experience to Berkeley. Located inside Whole Foods Market’s new store at 10th and Gilman, ACR connects guests with small lots of specialty coffee and a highly skilled […]

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Best Buy opens additional Teen Tech Centers in Seattle, Jersey City, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Denver

Best Buy opens additional Teen Tech Centers in Seattle, Jersey City, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Denver

Washington, DC, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — A 12-year-old aspiring inventor created a desk fan for his mom with parts from a broken PC and a cardboard box. Adding a single-throw switch, and wires for the circuit, the fan came alive. Beaming with pride, the boy started his own fan project with a completed prototype and […]

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Target Corporation announces new initiatives for the 2014 holiday season

Target Corporation announces new initiatives for the 2014 holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced new initiatives for the holiday season centered on irresistible products, unbeatable value and guest-friendly services – including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20. “Target is poised to deliver an unparalleled holiday shopping season. We’ve been […]

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CBRE Group, Inc. announces the appointment of Brian Stoffers as Global President, Debt and Structured Finance

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Los Angeles, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has appointed Brian Stoffers as Global President, Debt and Structured Finance. Mr. Stoffers, a 30-year veteran of CBRE, previously served as President, Debt & Structured Finance, Americas and Chief Operating Officer, Capital Markets. The appointment is part of CBRE’s overall growth strategy and global unification […]

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QVC announces the promotion of Mary Campbell to the position of Executive Vice President, US Commerce Platforms

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West Chester, PA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, today announced the promotion of Mary Campbell to the position of Executive Vice President, US Commerce Platforms. Campbell, who reports to Mike George, president and chief executive officer of QVC, Inc., is responsible for guiding the strategic direction […]

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QVC Group tracking stock now trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols “QVCA” and “QVCB,” respectively

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QVC Group Series A and Series B Common Stock Trade Under the Symbols “QVCA” and “QVCB” West Chester, PA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced that the tracking stock for the QVC Group is now trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols “QVCA” and “QVCB,” respectively. QVC’s […]

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QVC to again join forces with Lifetime®’s Project Runway All Stars to participate in the fourth season of the popular design competition series

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Leading Multimedia Retailer Collaborates for a Second Year with Lifetime®’s Project Runway All Stars Premiering October 30 at 9 PM ET QVC Sponsors Accessory Wall and a Special QVC Challenge WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, home to the latest and greatest collections from well-known fashion designers and stylists, will once again join forces […]

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Carrefour group appoints Alessandra GIROLAMI Head of Financial Communications

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PARIS, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Alessandra GIROLAMI has been appointed Head of Financial Communications of Carrefour group, effective today. Previously Director of Investor Relations, Alessandra GIROLAMI succeeds Reginald GILLET, who is becoming Financial Control Director of Carrefour China. Alessandra GIROLAMI, 37 years old, began her career in 2000 at ABN AMRO in London as […]

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