Albert Heijn: well-known Dutch actor Harry Piekema to leave after ten years playing the key role in our TV commercials

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Well-known Dutch actor Harry Piekema, who plays the key role in our TV commercials as the Supermarket Manager Mr. Van Dalen, is leaving Albert Heijn after ten years because Harry wishes to focus on other acting and directing opportunities. Harry has meant a lot to our customers and […]

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Rite Aid wellness+ members to earn rewards for every $50 spent in stores on participating products now through January 24

Rite Aid wellness+ Members Earn Exciting Rewards for Every $50 Spent on Participating Products Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is ringing in the New Year by offeringwellness+ members the opportunity to receive lifestyle and entertainment rewards for every $50 spent in stores on participating products now through January 24. To participate, […]

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Starbucks summarized the 10 ways it supported its partners, customers and communities in 2014

SEATTLE, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — “What is the role and responsibility of a public company?” Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and ceo, posed that question early in the year during the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders. In the months that followed, Schultz and Starbucks partners (employees) have answered the question by demonstrating what […]

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10 special coffees featured on the Starbucks Newsroom in 2014

SEATTLE, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — It has always been and always will be about quality. Since 1971, Starbucks has been passionate about ethically sourcing and blending only the finest arabica coffee beans and roasting them with great care. The company’s passion for coffee is rivaled only by its love of sharing it with […]

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Carrefour China now with 233 stores in the country

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 20 and 23 December, Carrefour China opened two new Carrefour stores. The country now has a total of 233! On 20 December in the Shanghai region, a store with a sales area of more than 9400 m² opened to the public. The Carrefour Shanghai Cao Ying Store […]

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PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk opened its 107th Hypermart in East Bekasi, Indonesia

Lippo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, opened its 107th Hypermart. The new Hypermart is located at Bekasi Trade Center City, a business center located in East Bekasi. This is the 5th […]

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Saudi Arabia: SASCO updates on Ministry of Finance’s decision to cancel contract of one of its leased Gas Station in port Al Batha

Saudi Arabia, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SASCO refers to its previous announcement on October 26, 2014 regarding the Ministryof Finance’s decision to cancel SASCO lease gas station in port Al Batha border and hand over the site no later than 30/12/1435 H. per their previous letter dated 25/09/1435 H. and company had handed over […]

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John Lewis Christmas barometer: Record fashion and home sales weeks

This week’s big story: Record fashion and home sales weeks LONDON, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Both our Fashion and Home directorates had record sales weeks and this was reflected in their year-on-year increases of +2.5% and +0.6% respectively.The Fashion directorate’s record sales week reflected the last minute gifting trend with premium beauty +5% […]

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Walgreens announced the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction expected to close on 31 December 2014

NOTTINGHAM, UK, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots notes that Walgreens has today announced that, subject to shareholder approval, the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction is expected to close on 31 December 2014, ahead of the original goal. As previously disclosed, Walgreens will hold a special Meeting of shareholders on 29 […]

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Starbucks employees to organize community service projects during the holidays

SEATTLE, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ can also be the most difficult time of the year for families in need. Starbucks partners (employees) step in to help by organizing community service projects during the holidays. From collecting and distributing food to families to leading toy drives and […]

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Starbucks design team chose to feature Mandy Shoger’s hand-crafted pottery with the merchandise curated for the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room

Everything about a Seattle artisan’s work has a hidden meaning. SEATTLE, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mandy Shoger’s company, Foxtail Pottery, takes its name from the Foxtail Pine. The hardy tree only grows a few inches per year above an elevation of 10,000 feet in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range above.  The signature […]

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Carrefour France and Cora / Supermarchés Match to cooperate on purchasing

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour France and Cora / Supermarchés Match announce today that they have signed an agreement to cooperate on purchasing. This agreement establishes a long-term partnership, with no equity ties between the two companies, under which both companies maintain their independence while committing to sustainable relationships with their suppliers. […]

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Carrefour with 3 awards from The LSA Innovation Awards ceremony held on 17 December 2014

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The LSA Innovation Awards ceremony was held on 17 December 2014, as a unique opportunity for companies in the retail and consumer sector to showcase their various initiatives. Three awards were presented to Carrefour in recognition of its teams’ work alongside its partners, demonstrating that innovation is still […]

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PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk opened its 105th Hypermart at one of the largest modern shopping centers in Bau-Bau, Indonesia

Lippo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, opened its 105th Hypermart. The new Hypermart is located at Lippo Plaza Buton, one of the largest modern shopping centers in Bau-Bau. This outlet is the first Hypermart located […]

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Kingfisher plc to sell a controlling 70% stake in its B&Q China business to Wumei Holdings Inc for £140 million

LONDON, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kingfisher plc, Europe’s leading home improvement retailer, today announces a binding agreement to sell a controlling 70% stake in its B&Q China business to Wumei Holdings Inc for a total cash consideration of £140 million. The agreement follows Kingfisher’s previous announcement of its plans to look for a […]

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Auchan won 2 human resources related awards in China

PARIS, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auchan China had been selected as a winner of the “100 best Human Resource Management companies of 2014” award and of the “outstanding performance for best E-Learning develoment of 2014” award. These Awards were sponsored by 51job.Inc, the leading integrated human resources service provider in China. This is a […]

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NRF’s 2014 Return Fraud Survey: the industry will lose an estimated $10.9 billion to return fraud this year

WASHINGTON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Techniques and processes put in place to thwart criminal activity around retailers’ return policies continue to be put to the test, and with steadily improving retail sales, even more is on the line when it comes to losses from return fraud. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 […]

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Tesco and Sam Faiers to give Maisie Bone from Kent an incredible Christmas this year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has enlisted the help of stunning starlet Sam Faiers to give one fan an incredible Christmas this year. Maisie Bone, 19, from Kent was given the ultimate surprise when Sam knocked on her door last night to meet her in person. The blonde beauty arrived with […]

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2,100 Sainsbury’s office workers pledge over 3,800 days of their time to help out in stores over the busy Christmas period

LONDON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, over 2,100 Sainsbury’s office workers from the retailer’s store support centres in London, Manchester, Coventry and Edinburgh will pledge over 3,800 days of their time to help out in stores over the busy Christmas period. Sainsbury’s suppliers are also joining in, with more than 480 people from […]

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Walgreen Co. intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “WBA”

Company intends to delist and deregister common stock from NYSE and CHX DEERFIELD, Ill., 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) announced today that it intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “WBA” following […]

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Russia’s largest retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of its 89th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of a new hypermarket and “Magnit Family” stores. Please be informed that on December 20, 2014 the Company has opened its 89th “Magnit Family” store. The 89th “Magnit Family” store is located […]

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AB Acquisition LLC and Safeway Inc. to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers

Subject to FTC approval, divested stores will continue to operate as competing grocery stores BOISE, ID and PLEASANTON, CA, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced today that they have entered into agreements, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to sell 168 stores across […]

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Sainsbury’s donates nearly 10,000 turkeys along with other fruit and veg to offer a Christmas dinner to those in need

LONDON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has pledged a donation of nearly 10,000 turkeys along with other fruit and veg to offer a Christmas dinner to those in need over the week of Christmas. Taste the Difference and By Sainsbury’s turkeys and turkey crowns are being donated in partnership with poultry supplier Faccenda. Earlier […]

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Starbucks: Teavana teamed up with lifestyle maven Camille Styles to create five great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list this holiday

SEATTLE, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last-minute gifts can still be memorable ones with a few thoughtful touches. Teavana teamed up with lifestyle maven Camille Styles to create five great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list this holiday. 1. Christmas Morning Breakfast for the Hostess Surprise your holiday hostess with a gift […]

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Carrefour received 3 Design Awards – more than any other company – at Observeur du design awards on 9 December 2014

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 9 December 2014, Observeur du Design awards were given to 29 designs out of the 150 objects that were shortlisted this year. The awards ceremony was held at Paris’ Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and was an opportunity for various key players involved in French design […]

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Target CEO Brian Cornell announced several leadership roles in key areas to fuel digital transformation and enhance guest experience

Casey Carl elevated to Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell today announced the elevation and expansion of several leadership roles in key areas across the enterprise, as the retailer continues to accelerate the business, fuel its digital transformation and enhance […]

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An exclusive deluxe edition of Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons’ new album Smoke + Mirrors available only at Target

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons today announced that they will release their new album, Smoke + Mirrors, on February 17, 2015, via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. An exclusive deluxe edition available only at Target, which features four extra tracks and exclusive cover art, is available for pre-order beginning today on Target.com, and will go […]

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Target: Unbeatable Last-Minute Sales, Free Shipping through Dec. 20 and Store Pickup through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Guests Will Find Last-Minute Sales, Free Shipping through Dec. 20 and Store Pickup through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With one week until Christmas, Target Corp.(NYSE: TGT) today announced that it will continue to offer guests unbeatable last-minute deals and free shipping on Target.com – where orders placed through […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” announced the opening of the new “Magnit Family” stores

Krasnodar, RUSSIA, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the new “Magnit Family” stores. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 87th and 88th “Magnit Family” stores. The 87th “Magnit Family” store is located at 91, […]

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Inter IKEA Group sold 51% majority share of Inter IKEA Centre Group A/S to Ingka Group (IKEA Group)

Leiden, Netherlands, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inter IKEA Group has signed an agreement to sell its 51% majority share of Inter IKEA Centre Group A/S to Ingka Group (also referred to as the IKEA Group). Ingka Group already owns 49% of the shares of Inter IKEA Centre Group. The transaction will enable Ingka Group to […]

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