John Lewis announces micro-location technology company Localz as the winner of JLAB

Micro-location technology company wins £100,000 investment from John Lewis’s first ever startup incubator LONDON, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today announces Localz, a startup business specialising in micro-location technology, as the winner of JLAB, the retailer’s first ever technology business incubator. After 12 weeks of shaping and honing its solution within JLAB, Localz […]

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Alliance Boots announces that China Securities Regulatory Commission approved the Group’s investment in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Nottingham, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots announces that China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved the Group’s investment in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited. This approval, following the authorisation recently received from China Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), paves the way for the completion of the investment in the coming weeks. As a result of the […]

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Delhaize Group to join the European Buying Alliance Coopernic from January 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is pleased to announce that it will join Coopernic, the European Buying Alliance as from January 2015. Coopernic is currently formed around E. Leclerc and will be joined this October by Coop Italia. The three companies have decided to share their expertise in the following three areas: – […]

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,167,976 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 28.04 MILLION BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 22 AND SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,167,976 Ahold common shares in the period from September 22, 2014 up to and including September 26, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.9325 per share for a total consideration of € 28.04 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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CBRE Group, Inc. announces the completion of its offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due 2025

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced the completion of its offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes have an interest rate of 5.25% per annum and were issued at a price equal to 100% of their face value. […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of its 67th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 67th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that on September 28, 2014 the Company has opened its 67th “Magnit Family” store located at 142/1, Profsoyuznaya street, Moscow, Central federal region. […]

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Best Buy earns two sustainability awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and high CDP rating

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Just a week after announcing it had achieved its 1 billion pounds e-cycling goal, Best Buy has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with two sustainability awards. On Tuesday, the EPA honored Best Buy through the national 2014 Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. The Challenge encourages equipment manufacturers and retailers […]

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Ingles Markets, Incorporated declares $0.165 cash dividend per share on its Class A Common Stock and $0.15 per share on its Class B Common Stock

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-9-30— /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 $0.60 per […]

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Wincor Nixdorf’s new TPCustomer360 software extends the omnichannel capabilities of the company’s customer interaction and loyalty program

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf’s new TPCustomer360 software extends the omnichannel capabilities of the company’s comprehensive retail software suite, the TP Application Suite, in the areas of customer interaction and loyalty programs. The solution allows for mass or personalized interaction between retailers and their customers across all sales channels, from in-store POS, […]

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Wincor Nixdorf ranked tenth in the IDC Financial Insights 2014 FinTech Ratings

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, the world’s leading provider of comprehensive IT solutions in banking and retail, announced today it has been ranked tenth in the IDC Financial Insights 2014 FinTech Ratings. The ranking is an annual Fortune 500-style international listing of the top technology companies that drive more than one-third of […]

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Foodstuffs North Island Limited lodged resource consent application for PAK’nSAVE at Tamatea replacement

North Island, New Zealand, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Limited is pleased to announce that it has lodged a resource consent application for a replacement PAK’nSAVE at Tamatea, located in the heart of the Tamatea community on the roundabout of Durham and Leicester Avenues. “This revised scheme for a replacement PAK’nSAVE at Tamatea […]

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New Zealand wines took more medals than ever before at the New World Wine Awards 2014 with Shiraz/Syrah category as a stand-out performer

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-9-30— /EPR Retail News/ — The highest number of medals ever was awarded at the New World Wine Awards 2014, following a record number of entries. Among the full range of varietals entered, the Shiraz/Syrah category was a stand-out performer with the highest number of medals awarded among the red wine varietals and […]

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Kesko to offer customers multi-channel building, interior decoration and home and speciality goods stores and services

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — In the home and speciality goods trade and the building and home improvement trade, the importance of e-commerce and online services has greatly increased and the improvement of competitiveness necessitates major renewal. In response to these requirements, Kesko is seeking synergies especially in the production of online services and […]

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Co-op to launch new in-store labels and scoring system across its 210 food stores throughout Western Canada

Saskatchewan, Canada, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Buying local food items and supporting local businesses has never been easier thanks to new in-store labels and an innovative scoring system powered by Localize. Co-op is introducing the scoring system in 210 food stores throughout Western Canada, which is now available in stores across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. […]

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NRF’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey: Average person to spend $77.52 this Halloween, compared to $75.03 last year

Spooky and Scary Alike, Record Number of Americans to Buy Halloween Costumes This Year, According to NRF Washington, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — More costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year, according to NRF’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper […]

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Sainsbury’s launches new campaign to explain its new approach to pricing for customers

LONDON, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is launching a new campaign across TV, print and in-store which explains a new approach to pricing for customers. This is the result of an 18 month commitment by the business to lower the regular prices of products across the grocery business. Find out more about pricing at […]

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St Thomas’ Primary School in Sevenoaks wins bounty of sports and cooking equipment from Sainsbury’s Active Kids

LONDON, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — St Thomas’ Primary School in Sevenoaks was selected from 17,000 schools to win a bounty of sports and cooking equipment, as well as a visit from Paralympic champion and Sainsbury’s Active Kids ambassador, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Find out more about Sainsbury’s Active Kids The school entered a national competition […]

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Carrefour to display dietary information on its product packaging with new system called “aquellefrequence”

Innovation at Carrefour: to help its customers decide what food they should buy, Carrefour has just launched “aquellefrequence”, a new information system PARIS, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Developed with the help of food experts and people working in public health, this dietary information will be displayed on Carrefour products so that customers know how […]

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Chef and broadcaster Rick Stein launches his first ever range of homeware exclusively at Tesco

Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Chef and broadcaster Rick Stein has launched his first ever range of homeware exclusively at Tesco.  The range reflects Rick’s passion for everything coastal, taking inspiration from his beloved Padstow and his vast experience of worldly cuisines. Designed in Britain, the collection offers simple, paired back accessories which don’t […]

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Tesco takes the lead to improve opportunities and reduce vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation of young people in Indian tea communities

Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — A groundbreaking new partnership to improve opportunities for young people in Indian tea communities and reduce their vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation has been announced today by UNICEF and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The 3-year programme, supported and funded by IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative; ETP members, Tesco, OTG (Meßmer), Tata Global Beverages […]

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Wegmans donates 18,286 pounds of non-perishable food to the ACTS Food Pantry

DUMFRIES, VA, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — On September 25 at 10 a.m., Wegmans will deliver 18,286 pounds of non-perishable food to the ACTS Food Pantry. The donation includes 20 pallets of canned goods, cereals, snacks, assorted beverages, condiments, baking mixes and other ingredients. “This donation from Wegmans comes at a perfect time,” said Eboni Nichols, […]

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Commissary stores to feature samplings and demonstrations in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers will see lots of pink in October, as stores feature samplings and demonstrations in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries throughout October to offer everyday savings with promotions such as: “Drink To […]

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Starbucks Corporation to acquire remaining 60.5% share of Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.

Starbucks to purchase remaining 60.5% share of Starbucks Japan in two-step tender offer process Acquisition enables continued elevation of unique Starbucks Experience for customers and partners through coffee, store design and digital and mobile leadership Starbucks to build on more than 1,000 existing stores and nearly 20 years of brand loyalty and trust SEATTLE, 2014-9-25— /EPR […]

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Tesco confirms new price to be paid to British dairy farmers for six months from the 1st November

Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today confirmed the new price it will pay British dairy farmers for six months from the 1st November, following an independent cost tracker review by agriculture research consultancy Promar. Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) members will be paid 32.01ppl for their milk, meaning that Tesco dairy farmers […]

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METRO AG extends contract of CEO Olaf Koch

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — The Supervisory Board of METRO AG has, as expected, extended in today’s meeting the contract of the Chief Executive Officer Olaf Koch with unanimous vote. Koch’s current contract, which is running until September 2015, will be renewed until September 2018, the Duesseldorf based retailing and trading group announced on Wednesday. […]

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ALDI continues to offer grocery shoppers smarter alternative with the opening of three Indianapolis-area stores

Grocer Continues to Invest in Indianapolis Area Indianapolis, Ind., 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader*, will continue to offer grocery shoppers a smarter alternative as the select assortment discount grocer opens its newest Indianapolis-area stores on Friday, Oct. 10. New stores will be located at 9701 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis […]

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RILA and global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future launch two-minute video to introduce the Retail Horizons project

‘Retail Horizons’ Introductory Video Launched Ahead Of 2014 Retail Sustainability Conference Arlington, VA, 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future released a two-minute video to introduce the Retail Horizons project ahead of the RILA 2014 Retail Sustainability Conference held from September 29 to […]

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Whole Foods Market shoppers help fund the planting of 140,000 trees by Halloween through Trinity Oaks’ One Bottle One Tree® Program

Goal to fund the planting a quarter of a million trees by Halloween through Trinity Oaks’ One Bottle One Tree® Program AUSTIN, TX, 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) shoppers purchasing select bottles of Trinity Oaks wines have supported the planting of 140,000 trees through the One Bottle One Tree program, and the […]

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Meijer launches ‘Ready! For You’ food solutions program to help busy families serve up simple meals and snacks at home

First-of-its-kind program hits stores when parents need it most GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is helping busy families serve up simple meals and snacks at home with a first-of-its-kind food solutions program in each of the Midwest retailer’s 213 stores. Launched last month, Ready! For You is tailored to meet the tastes […]

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