Lowe’s grants $500,000 to The Thurgood Marshall College Fund to assist graduating seniors in need of financial support

Grant to Fund Scholarships for Graduating Seniors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities  Washington, DC, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to announce a $500,000 grant from Lowe’s to assist students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This grant will assist graduating seniors in need of financial support […]

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The National Retail Federation comments on the release of IRS instructions on the employer mandate’s reporting requirement

WASHINGTON, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel Neil Trautwein on the release of Internal Revenue Service instructions on the employer mandate’s reporting requirement: “The additional guidance from the administration is welcomed by the employer community and retail industry. Now that we have the regulations, the forms […]

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CarMax, Inc. marks the opening of its first two stores in Portland

Announces more than $100,000 in charitable donations to Portland nonprofits, including a new playground in the Cully Community RICHMOND, Va., 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today celebrated its first two stores in the Portland area, which are the company’s first stores in Oregon. CarMax’s Clackamas store […]

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Gap to air series of films by Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher as part of its new campaign Dress Normal

Dress Normal celebrates individuality and authenticity of personal style NEW YORK, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today revealed a series of films that will air on TV, in cinema, in stores and online, created by Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Fight Club and […]

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Whole Foods Market to feature six amazing wines from New Zealand this fall

Company offers chance to win trip for two to New Zealand’s wine country AUSTIN, TX, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The South Island’s towering mountains and plunging rivers mix with the North Island’s sun-soaked coastal plains to bring Whole Foods Market shoppers six amazing wines from New Zealand, a wine region that continues to surprise and delight […]

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Whole Foods Market to open its 21st store in Florida on Sept. 24

New store marks 21st Florida location for Whole Foods Market CLEARWATER, Fla., 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first nationally certified organic grocer, will open its 38,000 square-foot Clearwater store on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. Whole Foods Market Clearwater, which is part of the Westfield […]

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Meijer, SKECHERS and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers teamed up to give away 2,000 new BOBS from SKECHERS shoes to Detroit children in need

Children from Detroit Public Schools and Variety Detroit also visited the Detroit Zoo, met professional athletic team athletes and mascots GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer, SKECHERS and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers teamed up earlier this week to give away 2,000 new BOBS from SKECHERS shoes to Detroit children in need during a day of fun […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer OJSC “Magnit” opens its 172nd hypermarket

Krasnodar, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 172nd hypermarket of a small format. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 172nd hypermarket of a small format located at Rovio street, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, […]

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REWE Group joins European association Independent Retail Europe

Brussels/Cologne, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — By joining the European association Independent Retail Europe on 1 September, the REWE Group gets to the final round in reaching one of its key objectives: strengthening its independent retailers. Independent Retail Europe represents groups of independent retailers and associations of these groups, and service providers to independent retailers in the […]

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PHILIPPINES: SM Development Corp. welcomes new residents to its two condominium developments in Makati and Mandaluyong

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Development Corp. (SMDC), the residential development arm of property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings, Inc., has turned over more than 2,500 units in two condominium developments in Makati, and Mandaluyong. As of end-June, SMDC started the turn over to customers their units in two project phases: 1,077 units of […]

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Tesco to donate the profits from increased ice sales due to the ice bucket challenge to the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Cheshunt, England, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco will donate the profits from an increase in ice sales due to the ice bucket challenge to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, it was announced today. The donation currently stands at £20,000 – an amount which is expected to increase after further ice sales over the weekend. Tesco saw […]

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Walmart announced new commitment to advance energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact of its China-based manufacturers

Walmart builds on ongoing commitment to boost energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact of China supply chain SHENZHEN, China, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — At today’s Walmart Supplier Summit in Shenzhen, Walmart announced a new commitment to further strengthen the sustainability of its global supply chain by advancing the energy efficiency of its China-based manufacturers. The commitment […]

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The first French Netflix original series Marseille to debut exclusively in all Netflix territories in late 2015

AN UNCOMPROMISING LOOK AT POLITICS, AMBITION AND MONEY, MARSEILLE DEBUTS IN ALL NETFLIX TERRITORIES IN LATE PARIS and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marseille, an eight episode tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city, will debut exclusively in all Netflix territories in late 2015. The […]

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H&M announces Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will star in its Holiday campaign for 2014

H&M is proud to announce that Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will star in its Holiday campaign for 2014. Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The two superstars will both appear in the commercial, performing a track from their album Cheek to Cheek, which will be released on September 23rd. The upcoming album is a collaboration […]

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The National Retail Federation appoints Mary Heitman Vice President of Retail Programs

Mary Heitman Named Vice President of Retail Programs WASHINGTON, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced the hiring of Vice President of Retail Programs, Mary Heitman. Heitman comes to NRF from the Trust for the National Mall, where she served as director of events and deputy director of development. In that […]

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Co-op launches its new At Home campaign

Western Canada, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Buying local food items and supporting local businesses has never been easier thanks to new in-store labels and an innovative local scoring system being introduced in 210 Co-op stores throughout Western Canada. Co-op is launching its new At Home campaign (www.athomewithcoop.ca) this week in Alberta and British Columbia. It will be […]

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Target adopts Like2Buy; lets Instagram users easily buy products featured in photos from participating brands

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — You know those moments when that must-have pair of shoes or one-of-a-kind bag appears in your Instagram feed? How about the bummed out feeling after, because you can’t quickly buy what you see? We’re all familiar with the longing that comes from countless hours scouring the Internet tracking down the object of […]

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Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper to offer variety of classes starting September 4

Latham, N.Y., 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning September 4, the Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper will be offering a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for each class ranges from $20 […]

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Groupe Auchan contributes $1.5 million to Rana Plaza Donor’s Trust Fund set up under the auspices of the ILO

Groupe Auchan has decided to contribute a total of $1.5 million to the Rana Plaza Donor’s Trust Fund set up under the auspices of the ILO. PARIS, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The company’s employees, buyers, Group council personnel representatives, and shareholders were all distressed by the tragedy of April 24, 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where […]

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Sainsbury’s poll reveals British parents’ most emotional milestone in bringing up a child is the first day at school

LONDON, 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — British parents revealed the most emotional milestone in bringing up a child – the first day at school. Researchers who polled 2,000 parents of school children found that, while parenthood is crammed full of millions of joyous moments, dropping a little son or daughter off at school was hailed as […]

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Co-op to help four students begin postsecondary educations toward career in agriculture this fall

Western Canada, 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four students beginning post-secondary educations this fall are establishing roots toward a career in agriculture with the help of Co-op.  Each student is eligible to receive scholarships up to $20,000, paid summer internships, and the opportunity to secure future employment (including signing bonus) during their pursuit of a diploma or […]

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Lowe’s awards $1 million Lowe’s Community Partners grant to Keep America Beautiful

STAMFORD, CONN., 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the national nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, today announced Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) has awarded KAB a $1 million Lowe’s Community Partners grant. Lowe’s donation will support more than 60 local community service projects and KAB’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. […]

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ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index increased 4.2% for the week ending August 23 compared to the prior year

NEW YORK, 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index increased 4.2% for the week ending August 23 – relative to the prior year. On a week-over-week basis, sales increased 0.6%. “According to the ICSC-GS consumer tracking survey business was strong across the board […]

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Target launches limited-edition girl’s collection inspired by the upcoming “Annie” film

Minneapolis, 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The sun’ll come out tomorrow, but the sun will really shine on Nov. 16, when Target launches a limited-edition girl’s collection inspired by the upcoming “Annie” film. Set to hit theaters Dec. 19, Sony Pictures’ contemporized version of this family favorite features a star-studded cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby […]

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PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk awarded “Best Senior Management Investor Relations Support & Most Improved Investor Relations” from Alpha Southeast Asia

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk (“MPPA”) was awarded the “Best Senior Management Investor Relations Support & Most Improved Investor Relations” from Alpha Southeast Asia. The award was presented at the Mandarin Oriental in Jakarta by Publisher & CEO of Alpha Southeast Asia, Siddiq Bazarwala, to the Chief of Investor […]

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Commissary announces sales events this Fall

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As summer fades, commissary shoppers will see plenty of cool sales events from Labor Day promotions and National Breakfast Month food samplings to Oktoberfest celebrations, with lots of coupons full of high value savings. Throughout September, DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with […]

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Titan Farms to donate percentage of the peaches purchased by Harris Teeter during August to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Charlotte, N.C. 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter and Titan Farms to donate 26,000 pounds of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina WHAT:   Titan Farms’ recently hosted its second annual Peaches with a Purpose program at Harris Teeter stores in North Carolina.  The peach grower founded the program to support local food banks; Titan Farms […]

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Rawproconcepts, Inc. Launches Rawproconcepts® Supplement Program for Dogs, Delivering a Key Nutritional Advantage for Puppies and Adult Dogs

Green Cove Springs, FL, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rawproconcepts®, Inc. introduces a one-of-a-kind advanced supplement program formulated for use with all commercial dog food and homemade diet formulations*. Using Rawproconcepts® supplements, dog owners, breeders, and handlers are able to correctly supplement nutrient deficiencies of homemade dog food diets and commercial dog food diets, without the […]

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JB HI-FI announces the appointment of Tim Carter to the newly created position of Online & Commercial Director

Melbourne, Australia, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — JB HI-FI today announces the appointment of Tim Carter to the newly created position of Online & Commercial Director. Tim will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Richard Murray, and will have primary responsibility for the Company’s online and commercial businesses. Tim was previously with JB HI-FI between September 2005 […]

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 785,209 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 10.25 MILLION BETWEEN AUGUST 18 AND AUGUST 22, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 785,209 Ahold common shares in the period from August 18, 2014 up to and including August 22, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.0533 per share for a total consideration of € 10.25 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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