Starbucks is ready to fuel avid skiers this winter

Starbucks is ready to fuel avid skiers this winter

SEATTLE, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite a late arrival of snow to many ski slopes, Starbucks is ready to fuel avid skiers this winter. Here’s a quick tour of Starbucks® stores near some of the world’s favorite ski destinations: Ski-Thru Starbucks – Squaw Valley, California Most everyone is familiar with a drive-thru, what […]

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Carrefour Poland promotes its new “Carrefour Quality Line” products

Carrefour Poland promotes its new "Carrefour Quality Line" products

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January, Carrefour Poland is shining a spotlight on its “Carrefour Quality Line” products. Carrefour Poland has held a special launch evening to promote its new “Carrefour Quality Line” products. Nearly 100 people were in attendance, including suppliers, Carrefour employees, people from the media, etc. Three new Carrefour […]

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IKEA launches a new, versatile kitchen system, SEKTION

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New Features Such as Increased Modularity and Integrated Lighting Allow Homeowners to Create Individualized Kitchen Solutions CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA announces the launch of SEKTION, a new, versatile kitchen system that will hit U.S. stores on February 2, 2015. The new modular kitchen, which will replace the current kitchen system AKURUM, […]

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Delhaize Group announces 3.9% revenue growth in its full year preliminary and unaudited 2014 results

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BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group announces 3.9% revenue growth in its full year preliminary and unaudited 2014 results Full Year preliminary and unaudited 2014 Results at actual exchange rates(1) » Group revenue growth of 3.9% at identical exchange rates including the 53rd week in the U.S. » Group revenue growth […]

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Gap Inc. to close its Piperlime brand, including the online platform and single store in New York

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Decision allows company to remain focused on its top priorities SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the decision to close its Piperlime brand, including the online platform and single store in New York, by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. The company is committed to […]

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Bi-Lo Holdings names Ian McLeod President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2, 2015

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, today announced that Ian McLeod has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2, 2015. Mr. McLeod succeeds Randall Onstead, who will remain in place through March 2, 2015, to ensure a smooth transition. The Bi-Lo […]

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A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux to acquire Dirx health and beauty retail network

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Renswoude, Netherlands, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux (“A.S. Watson”) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the management of Dirx Drugstores to acquire all 50 stores of the Dirx health and beauty retail network and an additional five locations being rolled out. All Dirx employees will join […]

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The Chick-fil-A Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural True Inspiration Awards

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New grant program aims to nurture young leaders and honor the legacy of late founder Truett Cathy. College Park, Georgia, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Chick-fil-A Foundation announced today the recipients of its inaugural True Inspiration Awards, a $1.1 million package of grants that awards funds to local organizations across the country that foster […]

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Kevin Johnson appointed as president and chief operating officer Starbucks Corporation

Kevin Johnson appointed as president and chief operating officer Starbucks Corporation

Starbucks board member and former technology executive to join Starbucks management team and lead global operations SEATTLE, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief operating officer. Johnson has been a Starbucks board member since 2009, and will now take a central operating role […]

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Starbucks Corporation reports its financial results for its 13-week fiscal first quarter ended December 28, 2014

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Strong Holiday Performance Drives 5% Global Comp Growth, Global Traffic Increases 2% Revenues rise 13% to a record $4.8 billion; EPS of $1.30 includes a gain on the acquisition of Starbucks Japan Record non-GAAP EPS jumps 16% to $0.80 excluding non-routine items Dollars loaded on Starbucks Cards surge 17% year-over-year to a record $1.6 billion […]

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. President Stephen D. Lebovitz nominated for ICSC Chairmanship

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. President Stephen D. Lebovitz nominated for ICSC Chairmanship

New York, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced today that Stephen D. Lebovitz, president and CEO of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., has been selected by ICSC’s Board of Trustees nominating committee to serve as the association’s chairman for the 2015–2016 term.  If, as expected, Lebovitz is elected […]

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Argos to launch an exclusive UK fashion range with Cherokee

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Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital retailer Argos has announced that it will be launching an exclusive UK fashion range with Cherokee, offering a range of clothing, accessories and footwear for the Autumn / Winter 2015 season. Customers will be able to choose from a range of high quality, stylish and […]

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Baltimore, Columbus, Orlando, Phoenix and Sacramento mayors partner with Starbucks to create new opportunities for young adults

Baltimore, Columbus, Orlando, Phoenix and Sacramento mayors partner with Starbucks to create new opportunities for young adults

SEATTLE, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The manager of a Baltimore Starbucks struggled to find the right candidates for barista and shift manager jobs in her Southside Marketplace store. “It can be hard to find someone who has that right mix of experience and passion,” said Erica Wertlieb. “I’m looking for candidates who are […]

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Tesco launched new interactive platform to boost collaboration, innovation and sustainability across its suppliers

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Cheshunt, England, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has launched a new interactive platform to boost collaboration, innovation and sustainability across its suppliers.  The Tesco Supplier Network will help over 5000 members from across the world share the opportunities and challenges of delivering high quality, affordable and sustainable products to Tesco’s customers.  Members will […]

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Kesko rose to the fifth place in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list

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Helsinki, Finland, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko is the best food and staples retailer and rose to the fifth place in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Kesko is the only Finnish company included in the list every year since it was established in 2005. For the Global 100 list, […]

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Sainsbury’s Active Kids crowned two schools the winners of the nationwide Active Kids Superstar Cooks competition

Abbey Manor College pictured with Ashley Banjo

LONDON, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Sainsbury’s Active Kids, in partnership with Diversity star Ashley Banjo and the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), crowned two schools the winners of the nationwide Active Kids Superstar Cooks competition. Secondary School Wiinner: Abbey Manor, Marinated Lamb Primary School Winner: St. Patricks Primary, Bonfire Night Bangers n […]

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IKEA Foundation will donate one euro for every LED light bulb purchased to help UNHCR light refugee camps

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Conshohocken, PA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to make a difference and create a better everyday life for the many refugees living around the world. Starting February 1 and running till March 29, 2015, for every LED light bulb purchased in IKEA stores, the IKEA Foundation will donate one […]

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Lowe’s plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the United States during spring

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MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s announced today it plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the United States during spring – the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry. Seasonal jobs are focused on customer service and include cashiers, lawn and garden employees, loaders, and stockers. Most […]

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NRF’s Super Bowl Spending Survey estimates some 184 million viewers to watch this year’s Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1

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Average Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up WASHINGTON, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The most widely watched sporting event of the year will draw an estimated 184 million viewers when the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl after last year’s win to face the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 1, […]

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BRC-BOND DICKINSON RETAIL EMPLOYMENT MONITOR Q4 2014: full-time jobs fell by 0.6% in Q4 2014 compared with the same period last year

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LONDON, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the number of outlets rose by 1.9%. Non-food retailers continued to provide a marginal contribution to the overall increase, according […]

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