IKEA to celebrate traditional annual Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord on April 11

Conshohocken, PA, 2014-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the Life Improvement Store, invites consumers to join in celebrating the spring and the Easter holiday with an annual Swedish Easter Smörgåsbord known as Påskbord. The traditional, all-you can eat buffet will be hosted in all IKEA Restaurants onFriday, April 11. Guests can enjoy an endless meal […]

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H&M to release its Conscious Actions Sustainability Report for 2013 on April 10

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thursday, April 10, H&M releases its Conscious Actions Sustainability Report for 2013. Helena Helmersson, Head of Sustainability, presents the most important progress and challenges. The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A session. The press conference will be live streamed. Date and time:             Thursday, April […]

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H&M comments on the Clean Clothes Campaign’s report “Tailored Wages”

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M was the first company to launch a roadmap for fair living wage in 2013, and we are in the forefront when it comes to how we address and work with the wage issue in our supply chain. In the Clean Clothes Campaign’s (CCC) report “Tailored Wages” they have […]

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Ingles Markets Inc’s Board of Directors announced quarterly cash dividend on its Class A and B Common Stock

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.165 (sixteen and one-half cents) per share on all its Class A Common Stock and $0.15 (fifteen cents) per share on all its Class B Common Stock.  This is an annual rate of $0.66 and […]

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British Retail Consortium agrees with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report

London, 2014-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes clear that the effects of climate change are already occurring right across the world. We agree with the report’s authors that climate-change adaption is not an “exotic agenda” that has never been tried. While significant climate changes are forecast to start […]

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The Milwaukee Brewers announced multi-year sports partnership with Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer

Ballpark Signage and Brewers.com Advertising Included in Deal With Retailer; Locations in Wisconsin Scheduled to Open in 2015 MILWAUKEE, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Milwaukee Brewers today announced a multi-year partnership with Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer that begins this season. The partnership will include branding on both the right-center and left-center field walls at […]

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Walmart showcased its Futuristic Truck in support of its sustainability program

LOUISVILLE, Ky, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Walmart showcased its futuristic truck today at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary components, and sophisticated control systems all in one package, developed in […]

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Wesfarmers to hold free Centenary Community Concert at Northam on Saturday 12 April

Perth, Australia,  2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Somewhere Over the Rainbow performed by one of Australia’s finest classical singers to Tchaikovsky’s spectacular 1812 Overture, there will be something for everyone at the free Wesfarmers Centenary Community Concert at Northam on Saturday 12 April. As the major public celebration of its centenary, Wesfarmers is about […]

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Carrefour to hire 5000 young people on apprenticeships and professionalisation contracts during its “Block-release Training Day”

PARIS, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is holding its “Block-release Training Day”, helping young people throughout France by opening up all its Carrefour hypermarkets and Carrefour Market supermarkets to them. In 2014, Carrefour will be hiring some 5000 young people on apprenticeships and professionalisation contracts. This event – designed to help young people establish […]

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Toys“R”Us, Inc. reports fourth quarter and full 2013 fiscal year financial results

WAYNE, NJ, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2013 ended February 1, 2014.  For the fourth quarter, the company reported net sales of $5.3 billion and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $505 million. Antonio Urcelay, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Toys“R”Us, […]

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HARRIS TEETER ANNOUNCED WEEK 8 WINNERS OF ITS TOGETHER IN EDUCATION $100,000 GIVEAWAY

Two Weeks, $20,000 in Prizes Remain Matthews, N.C., 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last weekend, Saturday, March 22, 2014, the TIE Prize Patrol returned to Greensboro, N.C to give away another $10,000 as part of Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) $100,000 Giveaway. During the $100,000 Giveaway, Weekly Contestants (“Winners”) are randomly drawn and awarded up […]

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Harris Teeter welcomes shoppers to its Shops at Canton Crossing store on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Matthews, N.C., 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Shops at Canton Crossing store on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  The company is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by a sampling event featuring Harris Teeter brand products. Harris Teeter was established in […]

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H&M announce Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 3 p.m

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shareholders of H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 3 p.m., at Victoriahallen, Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö in Stockholm. NOTICE OF ATTENDANCE Shareholders who wish to attend the AGM shall both  be entered in the […]

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H&M performance report for 1 December 2013 – 28 February 2014

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M performance report for 1 December 2013 – 28 February 2014 First quarter The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased in local currencies by 12 percent during the first quarter. Converted into SEK, sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 32,143 m (28,392), an increase of 13 percent. Gross profit amounted […]

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H&M participates in Earth Hour on Saturday March 29th 8.30-9.30 PM

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earth Hour is the world’s largest collective environmental action, when millions of people all over the world show their commitment to the environment by turning off all non-essential lights at the appointed time for one hour. H&M has supported Earth Hour for many years and we will join this […]

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Rila’s letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation highlights the retail industry progress in preventing cyber attacks

RILA Submitted Comments Wednesday Ahead Of Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee Hearing Arlington , VA, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a statement submitted today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) highlights the progress retailers have made collaborating within the retail industry as well as […]

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Intershop to sponsor the Coffee Shop at this year’s Internet Retailing Expo at NEC Birmingham, 26-27 March

London, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop is once again sponsor of the Coffee Shop at this year’s Internet Retailing Expo, which takes place from 26-27 March at NEC Birmingham. As the UK’s leading B2B exhibition for online and multi-channel retailers, Internet Retailing Expo offers a platform for retail industry leaders to meet and discuss […]

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The National Retail Federation to host its second Virtual Career Fair to connect students and young professionals with leading retailers

Register as a recruiter or a candidate at NRF’s Virtual Career Fair J.C. Penney, Kmart, IKEA, Neiman Marcus, Bridgestone, Among Retail Participants WASHINGTON, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced it will host its second Virtual Career Fair, designed to connect students and young professionals seeking entry-level careers and internships with leading retailers. Recruiters from […]

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The National Retail Federation unveiled new logo for the 103 year-old industry association

 View history of NRF logos Logo includes distinguishable symbol for “Retail” and represents history of industry, association WASHINGTON, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today unveiled a new logo for the 103 year-old industry association. The logo, revealed on NRF.com, reflects the progressive, innovative industry that NRF represents, and also recognizes the historic significance of retail […]

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The National Retail Federation: PIN-Based Credit Cards must be adopted to reduce risk for merchants and their customers

Technologies Available to Reduce Fraud WASHINGTON, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation told the Senate today that it’s time for an overhaul of the nation’s fraud-prone credit and debit card system, saying banks’ insistence on cards that use a signature instead of a Personal Identification Number puts merchants and their customers at risk. Indeed, […]

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Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build homes in 10 cities across America

Hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes frame homes at Lowe’s stores and in Times Square Visit Habitat.org/Lowes to learn how you can help MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers teamed up with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates Friday to build homes in 10 cities across America and kick off “Hammers for Habitat,” a nationwide volunteer […]

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited to acquire Central Healthcare Pty Ltd for $24.5 million

• Sigma has purchased Central Healthcare for $24.5 million • Further potential for an earn-out payment at 30 June 2015 • Acquisition will be immediately earnings accretive and will generate approximately $3.5 million in additional annual EBITDA in first full year of operations • ACCC clearance already received Victoria, Australia, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

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The Home Depot® Foundation announced additional $3.9 million in grants to support veterans’ housing

Foundation Announces Nearly $4 Million in Additional Grants for Veterans’ Housing, Part of Five-Year, $80 Million Commitment ATLANTA, 2014-3-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (March 26, 2014), The Home Depot® Foundation announced an additional $3.9 million in grants to organizations across the country that address veterans’ housing needs. The recent round of grants brings the Foundation’s financial […]

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CBRE Group: Martin Samworth appointed CEO EMEA and Daniel Queenan CEO APAC

Los Angeles, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced the appointment of Martin Samworth as Chief Executive Officer of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and of Daniel Queenan as Chief Executive Officer of its Asia Pacific (APAC) region.  The appointments are effective immediately. Mr. Samworth previously served as Managing […]

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CBL & Associates Properties announced The Cheesecake Factory® and H&M are coming to Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY

CBL Announces Anchor Redevelopment Plans CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), today announcedThe Cheesecake Factory® and H&M are coming to Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY, as part of the redevelopment of the former Sears location. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the plans include redeveloping […]

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Wesfarmers accepts Insurance Australia Group’s proposed acquisition of the Australian underwriting operations of its Insurance division

Perth, Australia, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers today announced it had received confirmation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it will not oppose Insurance Australia Group’s proposed acquisition of the Australian underwriting operations of Wesfarmers’ Insurance division. Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder said he was pleased that a key transaction milestone had […]

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Foodstuffs’ first grocery store Four Square to give away 400 reusable bags to local Waiheke shoppers

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four Square got behind Plastic-Free Friday by giving out 400 reusable bags to local Waiheke shoppers. Plastic Free Friday is part of the BYO Bag initiative started by Debbie Lyttle last year to educate the community on plastic pollution and the harm plastic bags, in particular, have on […]

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SM Investments Corporation expanded code of ethics to keep pace with emerging trends in the region

Manila, Philippines, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) has approved an expanded code of ethics, further strengthening its corporate governance standards to keep pace with emerging trends in the region. The revised code is a more comprehensive guide on how the company should deal with stakeholders, from investors, creditors, customers and employees […]

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Aktia customers to receive K-Plussa points from the service fee when withdrawing cash in K-food stores

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko and Aktia have entered a cooperation agreement by which the bank’s customers will receive additional K-Plussa points from the service fee when withdrawing cash in K-food stores. The cooperation begins on 1 April. It is possible to withdraw cash with all Finnish debit cards in more than 700 […]

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Sainsbury’s newly opened Convenience Training College in Brixton to train team leaders and store managers

Brixton, UK, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has today marked the opening of a trailblazing new facility in London, which will run 2,000 training courses in the first year alone for its management teams in Local convenience stores. The new Convenience Training College is based in Brixton and will train team leaders and store managers […]

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