Tesco starts online grocery home delivery service in Shetland

Customers welcome savings in time and petrol New service creates 30 new jobs Click & Collect to launch on June 4 Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco reached a major milestone in the history of its online grocery home delivery service this week by taking shopping ordered on the net to customers in Shetland for […]

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Tesco forms Joint Venture with China Resources Enterprise Limited to create the leading multi-format retailer in China

Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following its previous announcement and subsequent confirmation of the satisfaction of all conditions, Tesco has completed the formation of a Joint Venture with China Resources Enterprise, Limited (“CRE”) to create the leading multi-format retailer in China (the “Joint Venture” or “JV”). The JV combines Tesco’s best-in-class retail practices, international sourcing […]

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Sainsbury’s opened its 200th convenience store in Shepherd’s Bush Road in Hammersmith London

LONDON, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s opened its 200th convenience store in London today, creating 25 local jobs. Shepherd’s Bush Road Local in Hammersmith represents 16 years of continuous growth since Sainsbury’s opened its first convenience store, also in Hammersmith, in 1998. Over 6,000 people are employed in Sainsbury’s convenience stores across Greater London, and […]

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Belk, Inc. announces operating results for fiscal first quarter ended May 3, 2014

Online sales grow 42 percent Company repurchases $94.3 million in stock CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated fashion department store company, today announced operating results for its fiscal first quarter ended May 3, 2014. Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer of Belk, Inc., said, “First […]

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IKEA in Merriam to install largest rooftop solar array in Kansas before the store’s opening in Fall 2014

MERRIAM, KS, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced solar energy plans for its Kansas City-area store opening Fall 2014 in Merriam, KS. Pending permits, rooftop panel installation will begin next month, with completion before the store’s opening, making the project the largest rooftop solar array in the State […]

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Sigma: Amcal Pharmacy honored with Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award – Pharmacy for 2014

Victoria, Australia, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amcal Pharmacy has won the prestigious Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award – Pharmacy for 2014, ahead of other well-known pharmacy brands. “We are extremely pleased to receive the Canstar Blue award on behalf of our Amcal pharmacies this year. Amcal pharmacists pride themselves on providing expert advice for […]

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Canada: Sherwood Co-op opens new store in Regina

Regina, Canada, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sherwood Co-op’s new south Albert Street location was one of the last stores of 14 purchased from Sobey’s Inc to make the transition when it opened May 23. READ: Leader-Post’s Changeover a co-operative effort Like many of the other stores, a lot changed in the 36 hours the […]

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General Growth Properties, Inc. released its 2014 Sustainability Report

Chicago, Illinois, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (“GGP”) (NYSE: GGP) today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. The report covers many of GGP’s significant achievements in Sustainability during the pastcalendar year and details GGP’s integrated approach to environmental and social responsibility. Click here for the 2014 GGP Sustainability Report. Highlights of the 2014 GGP […]

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Gap Inc’s Growth, Innovation and Digital division president Art Peck to present at Goldman Sachs’ Fifth Annual dotCommerce Day on June 4, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Art Peck, president of the company’s Growth, Innovation and Digital division, will address investors at Goldman Sachs’ Fifth Annual dotCommerce Day in New York City on June 4, 2014. A live webcast of the presentation will be accessible from www.gapinc.com (follow the Investors, Financial News […]

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Banana Republic’s give-back program ONE+ALL invites customers to shop in support of Community-Focused Organizations

New York, NY, 2014-5-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Banana Republic is proud to announce the expansion of its ONE+ALL program that commits volunteer hours and fund-raising support to organizations that make a difference in communities where the brand’s employees work and live. Over the first weekend in June, customers are invited to shop for a cause […]

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ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: Retail sales slipped by 1.2% for the week ending May 24, 2014

NEW YORK, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A combination of one-off factors, adverse weather and consumers’ willingness to travel over this past Memorial Day weekend, led to the decline in weekly sales. As a result retail sales slipped by 1.2% for the week ending May 24, 2014, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers […]

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Babies“R”Us® and Disney Baby partner to bring more options to expecting parents through combined offerings of products and services

Two of the Biggest Names in Baby Products Join Forces to Bring More Options to Parents Through Babies“R”Us Registry and Disney Baby Offerings WAYNE, NJ, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Babies“R”Us®, the nation’s leading dedicated baby products retailer, and Disney, with its Disney Baby brand, are teaming up to bring more options to new and expecting […]

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Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program to award college tuition assistance to 1,766 new recipients for the upcoming academic year

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets has announced that the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,766 new recipients for the upcoming academic year. Wegmans expects to pay out more than $4.91 million in tuition assistance to both new and returning scholarship recipients during the 2014/2015 school year. Click […]

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Rite Aid supports The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour

7th Annual Coast-to-Coast Tour Brings Free Skin Cancer Screenings to 53 Rite Aid Pharmacies Nationwide   CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the seventh consecutive year, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) will proudly serve as the presenting sponsor of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour. Kicking off today, the Tour […]

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Meijer Style Team shares some style tips to highlight the versatility of soft pant dressing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of this season’s most popular trends is the addition of soft pants – palazzo and straight legs – to a wardrobe because the flowing design offers extreme comfort and femininity. The Meijer Style Team would like to share some style tips to highlight the versatility of […]

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Target forms Digital Advisory Council to accelerate its digital transformation

Company also hiring additional engineers for Target.com and Mobile product teams — all part of digital transformation MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced it has formed a Digital Advisory Council, as part of its efforts to accelerate its digital transformation. The panel of technology industry leaders will help guide Target’s omnichannel […]

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CBRE’s global corporate headquarters honored by the International Interior Design Associated (IIDA) at the 26th Annual Calibre Awards

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE’s global corporate headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles was honored by the International Interior Design Associated (IIDA) at the 26th Annual Calibre Awards. CBRE and Gensler, its architectural partner on the project, received the Work Medium award which recognizes the best office projects between 20,000 and 50,000 square […]

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CBRE’s “How Global is the Business of Retail?” report: Paris is the world’s hottest global retail market with 50 new brands attracted last year

Global Retailers Focus on More Mature Markets – – U.S. Retailers Dominate Cross-Border Expansion – – Luxury Brands Account for a Quarter of New Market Entrants Globally Los Angeles, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paris is the world’s hottest global retail market attracting 50 new brands last year, while France is ranked as the […]

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Commissaries announced series of savings and sales events for the whole family in June and July

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether it’s fruit and veggies at farmers markets, meat for outdoor grilling, ingredients for graduation dinners or food for the family road trip, you’ll save by shopping your commissary during June.And there’s something new: Your Healthy Lifestyle Festivals. Commissaries worldwide have partnered with installation exchanges, morale, welfare and […]

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Carrefour partner and franchisee Label’Vie opens 40th supermarket and 4th hypermarket under the Carrefour brand in Morocco

PARIS, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Label’Vie, a Carrefour partner and franchisee, is opening its fortieth supermarket and fourth hypermarket under the Carrefour brand in Morocco.> On 8 May, Morocco’s fortieth Carrefour Market supermarket opened its doors in Marrakesh.The ‘Carré Eden’ Carrefour Market has a sales area of 1,900 sq. m. and is located […]

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Kesko Corporation appoints Mikko Helander new Managing Director

Mikko Helander to be Kesko Corporation’s new Managing Director Helsinki, Finland,  2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Mikko Helander, M.Sc. (Tech.), as Kesko Corporation’s Managing Director and Kesko Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer as from 1 January 2015. Mikko Helander (b. 1960) will join Kesko as Kesko Corporation’s Deputy Managing […]

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John Lewis reveals five startups who made it to the final stage of its JLAB technology incubator

LONDON, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today reveals the five startup businesses who have made it to the final stage of JLAB, the retailer’s first-ever technology business incubator. From 3D room planners and in-store digital engagement to wireless sound systems and smart labels for after-sales care, the five finalists represent a range of innovative ideas […]

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Delhaize Group’s 2013 accomplishments underscored in its Sustainability Progress Report

Delhaize Group’s 2013 accomplishments underscore progress toward Company’s 2020 ambition – to be ”Supergood” sustainability leaders. Brussels, Belgium, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ —Delhaize Group (NYSE Euronext Brussels: DELB – NYSE: DEG,) the international food retailer serving communities in nine countries, published its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report today online at http://sustainabilityreport.delhaizegroup.com. The report details the company’s […]

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Tengelmann E-Stores GmbH succeeds with its GartenXXL.de on Intershop’s omni-channel commerce platform

An especially fast rollout and solid customer orientation quickly turn an online garden supply store into an award-winning model for success On the heels of Plus.de, Intershop continues its partnership with Tengelmann E-Stores GmbH with its GartenXXL collaboration Flexible Intershop solution allows for accessible design Jena, Germany, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tengelmann E-Stores GmbH […]

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Immochan released its 2013 Annual and Sustainable Development Report

Croix, France, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Throught this document, you will find the 2013 key events of the firm, in terms of development, retail, innovation and sustainable development. Owning more than 2.3 million sqm GLA in shopping centres, Immochan is one of the biggest commercial real estate compagny in Europe. The firm broadcasts its 2013 Annual and […]

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,285,504 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 32.26 million BETWEEN MAY 19 AND 23, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,285,504 Ahold common shares in the period from May 19, 2014 up to and including May 23, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 14.1137 per share for a total consideration of € 32.26 million. These repurchases were made as […]

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National Association of Convenience Stores welcomes Palak Patel as analyst-programmer

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Palak Patel has joined NACS as an analyst-programmer. Before coming to NACS, Patel interned at i3Solutions and worked at George Mason University.  She also tutored other students in Java programming and web development at Northern Virginia Community College.Patel earned a BS in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University […]

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Giant Eagle Inc.® opens its second Giant Eagle Express neighborhood grocery store in Indiana

New 24-hour neighborhood grocery store opens featuring fresh prepared foods, full-service deli and a broad selection of grocery items in a quick in-and-out setting. INDIANA, Pa.,  2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pittsburgh-based multi-format food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle Inc.® is today opening the company’s second Giant Eagle Express, a new 14,000 square-foot neighborhood grocery store at […]

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Russian retailer Magnit opens its 51st Magnit Family store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 51st “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 51st “Magnit Family” store located at 39, 30 Letiya Pobedy Boulevard, Volgograd, Southern federal district. […]

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Hy-Vee’s seafood sustainability efforts ranked fifth among the country’s top 26 retailers according to Greenpeace USA report

Hy-Vee’s Seafood Procurement Policy and Responsible Choice program lauded as ‘remarkable’ and efforts debut as fifth best in U.S. WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the world of seafood sustainability, Hy-Vee has quickly become a big fish in a big pond. In the Carting Away the Oceans: 2014 Rankings of Seafood […]

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