NRF’s VP for Government Relations David French comments on National Labor Relations Board decision on franchise model

Further evidence that the NLRB has lost all credibility WASHINGTON,  2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the National Labor Relations Board decision on what constitutes a joint employer: “The staff decision issued today by the National Labor Relations Board recommending that McDonald’s and […]

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NRF acknowledged outstanding small business retail owners as part of the National Retail Federation’s Retail Advocates Summit

Chicago’s Art Potash Named America’s Retail Champion of the Year during Retail Advocates Summit WASHINGTON, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the National Retail Federation’s Retail Advocates Summit and congressional fly-in, NRF today acknowledged outstanding small business retail owners and community leaders for their grassroots advocacy and engagement on federal, state and local issues. As part […]

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Delhaize Group will announce its second quarter 2014 results on Thursday August 7, 2014

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group will announce its second quarter 2014 results (ended June 30, 2014) on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group’s website (www.delhaizegroup.com) immediately after its publication. The Delhaize Group management team will discuss the second quarter 2014 results during […]

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RILA President Sandy Kennedy comments on House Majority Whip staff announcement

Arlington, VA, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Bill Hughes has been named Policy Director for House Majority Whip-Elect Steve Scalise (R-LA). “Bill is an exceptionally talented professional. Bill’s substantial contributions to the retail industry’s public policy efforts are central […]

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Wegmans Food Markets and Driscoll’s to sponsor the 8th Annual Strawberry Days fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey

PRINCETON, NJ, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The caring folks of Driscoll’s have once again partnered with Wegmans Food Markets to sponsor the 8th Annual Strawberry Days fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ). The three day fundraising event aims to promote a healthy summer snack while raising awareness and critical funds for […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts signed multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees Brian and Sharon Weidendorf for seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota

CANTON, MA, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015. Led […]

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Whole Foods Market announced new store for the Northern California region in Midtown Sacramento

Emeryville, Calif., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today a new store for the Northern California region, in Midtown Sacramento at 20th and L streets. The store will be approximately 40,000 square feet and serve as the first floor of a mixed-use building with residential units above. Shoppers will be able to park in […]

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Rite Aid gears up for this year’s back-to-school season with nearly 4,600 convenient locations nationwide

National Retail Federation Expects Combined Back-to-School and Back-to-College Spending to Reach $74.9 Billion Rite Aid Featuring Great Deals on Electronics and Schools Supplies, Which Are Expected to Top Shopping Lists CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The back-to-school season is fast approaching and with nearly 4,600 convenient locations nationwide, students can count on Rite […]

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Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters outside of Chicago

190,000-square-foot stores in Homer Glen and Mokena bring fresh value to local communities GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters outside of Chicago today, Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The Homer Glen and Mokena stores are creating 600 new jobs and provide local residents with a great option for one-stop […]

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Michigan State University’s Lindsey McPherson and University of Michigan’s Grace Choi to compete in Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

College athletes awarded sponsor exemptions from Meijer to enter into the professional field GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindsey McPherson, of Michigan State University, and Grace Choi, of the University of Michigan, will compete alongside the best female golfers in the world. “We are pleased to invite Lindsey and Grace to play in their first […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit opens its 60 “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 60th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 60th “Magnit Family” store located at 116/1, Pobedy prospect, Orenburg, Volga federal district. Assortment of the […]

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Ingles Markets, Incorporated to host online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on August 4, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on August 4, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its third quarter ended June 28, 2014, on August 4, 2014. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call will be available […]

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Morrisons becomes UK’s first retailer to sign the Responsible Can Packaging Pledge

Bradford, England, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is the first UK retailer to sign the Responsible Can Packaging Pledge, meaning it will not produce or sell any carbonated product with more than four units of alcohol in a single-serve can. The Responsible Can Packaging Pledge forms part of the Department of Health’sResponsibility Deal, which aims to engage manufacturers […]

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Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC: Andrew Higginson will become the company’s Chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015

Bradford, England, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (“Morrisons”) announces that Andrew Higginson will become the company’s Chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015. Andrew will join the board on 1 October 2014 as non-executive Deputy Chairman and Chairman Elect. Andrew is currently the Chairman of Poundland Plc and N […]

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Wincor Nixdorf commissioned Pierre Audoin Consultants study: German retailers expect the impact of digital sales channels on their business to increase strongly

German retailers expect the impact of digital sales channels on their business to increase strongly. This is just one result of a study commissioned by Wincor Nixdorf, among others, from the leading European market research company, Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). This study, “Omnichannel commerce in Germany”, delivers current data and facts on the omnichannel strategies […]

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Giant and P&G will award thirty pairs of tickets to ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend’ in Washington D.C.

Giant Food Announces Donation to 11 Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits Landover, Md., 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a sponsor of the Washington, D.C. tour stop for ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,’ Giant Food of Landover, Md., is pleased to offer customers, in partnership with P&G, the exclusive opportunity to attend the transformational weekend September 19-20 at […]

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Foodstuffs North Island Ltd: PAK’nSAVE Whakatane to begin refurbishment project in September

Whakatane, New Zealand,  2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whakatane shoppers are about to see big changes at their local PAK’nSAVE as a refurbishment project commences in September.  The upgrade will create a larger and more modern store, with a 33% increase to the store’s retail area. The changes will ensure customers have more product choice and the wider […]

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Foodstuffs North Island Ltd: New World Hawera to close following review of the long-term sustainability of the store

New World Hawera is to close following a review of the long-term sustainability of the store by Foodstuffs North Island Ltd. Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We regularly review the brands and our store offerings to ensure we continue to provide a relevant offering to our customers and the wider community. Regular reviews are […]

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Harris Teeter: Chef’s Best returns to the Charlotte Convention Center Crown Ballroom on Sept. 5, 2014

Participating Charlotte Chefs Announced; Event to Raise Funds for Hunger Relief Charlotte, N.C., 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chef’s Best is returning to the Charlotte Convention Center Crown Ballroom on Sept. 5, 2014, and will once again feature Charlotte’s best chefs, helping to raise funds for hunger relief. The theme this year is “homegrown” and pays tribute […]

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Hy-Vee, Inc. entered into contract to build Hy-Vee store in the City of Oakdale, Minn.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. officials announced today that they have entered into contract to build a Hy-Vee store in the City of Oakdale, Minn. The City of Oakdale is the second Twin Cities location to be announced since Hy-Vee declared earlier this year that it would be entering the market. […]

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Kingfisher: Five store openings took place across the Group in June

LONDON, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Five store openings took place across the Group in June, for B&Q and Screwfix in the UK and Brico Dépôt France. B&Q in Penrith, Cumbria B&Q UK & Ireland opened a store at the Castle Retail Park in Penrith, replacing the former branch on Bridge Street. It covers an area […]

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5 Reasons Retailers Need A Mobile Fashion Truck

Cheshire, UK, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest trend currently hitting the U.S. retail truck tours are quickly becoming a sure fire way to increase awareness, interaction and most importantly, sales. In 2018, more than 60,000 high street shops are predicted to close and over 160 retail chains are predicted to go into administration – as […]

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Tesco appoints Alan Stewart as Chief Financial Officer

Cheshunt, England, 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Notification pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11 Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11, and further to Tesco PLC’s announcement on 10 July 2014, the Company announces that Alan Stewart will join the Board as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 December 2014. Jonathan Lloyd Company Secretary Tesco PLC For more […]

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Tesco to cut cost of diesel and petrol by 2p per litre at all of its petrol stations

Cheshunt, England, 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britain’s biggest petrol retailer will tomorrow cut the cost of diesel and petrol by 2p per litre at all of its petrol stations. The cut is in addition to savings customers can make through Fuel Save, which can be worth up to 20p off a litre. The more customers shop […]

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Sainsbury’s the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material

LONDON, 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recycling these crates to a more efficient crate type will significantly reduce empty crate transport – reducing the number of road journeys needed to transport crates back to suppliers. The crates, recycled for Sainsbury’s by Schoeller Allibert, are the first in the UK to be made from 100% recycled material […]

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Belk marks the grand opening of its new home store at Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina

Unique Stand-Alone Store Includes Expanded Home Offerings CHARLOTTE, NC, 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk today celebrated the grand opening of its new home store at Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The home department has moved into a brand-new 29,000-square foot building across the street from the existing location at Friendly Center. The new store […]

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,466,762 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 19.42 MILLION BETWEEN JULY 21 AND JULY 25, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,466,762 Ahold common shares in the period from July 21, 2014 up to and including July 25, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.2413 per share for a total consideration of € 19.42 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

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DreamPlace set to debut in seven locations nationwide owned by both General Growth Properties, Inc. and Forest City Enterprises

Interactive Santa Adventure Embodies DreamWorks’ Distinctive Blend of World-Class Technology and Storytelling for a Next Generation Holiday Experience GGP and Forest City Malls will Host Inaugural DreamPlace Experiences Glendale, CA, 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s a little known fact that Shrek, the curmudgeonly ogre best known for fiercely protecting his swamp, actually dedicates his Christmas vacation […]

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Dollar Tree, Inc. to acquire Family Dollar in a cash and stock transaction for $74.50 per share

Will Operate More Than 13,000 Stores Across 48 States and Five Canadian Provinces, with Annual Sales Exceeding $18 Billion Will Continue to Operate and Grow Both the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Brands, Offering Fixed- and Multi-Price Point Formats to Provide Consumers Greater Value, Convenience and Choice Expected to Achieve an Estimated $300 Million in […]

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Meijer and SKECHERS gave new pairs of shoes to 1,000 Indianapolis children in need

Children identified through Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Children’s Bureau also tour Indianapolis Colts practice complex and meet “Blue” GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer and SKECHERS teamed up earlier this week to give away new pairs of BOBS from SKECHERS shoes to 1,000 Indianapolis children in need, during a day of fun […]

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