IKEA US to again raise its minimum hourly wage in existing stores effective January 1, 2016

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today that it will again raise its minimum hourly wage in existing stores. Effective January 1, 2016, the average minimum hourly wage paid in IKEA US stores will increase from $10.76 to $11.87, a $1.11 or 10.3% increase. This is $4.62 above the current federal […]

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Amcal again voted as the leading service provider in the pharmacy sector winning the 2015 Readers Digest Quality Service Award

Victoria, Australia, 2015-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amcal has again been recognised by the Australian public as the leading service provider in the pharmacy sector, winning the 2015 Readers Digest Quality Service Award. Amcal recorded a combined consumer Quality Service Index score of 78 in the extensive national online survey and grabbed by far […]

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited announces 5-year wholesale supply and services agreement with Reform Management

VICTORIA, Australia, 2015-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited (Sigma) is pleased to confirm a new 5-year wholesale supply and services agreement with Reform Management (Reform). With over 1,900 independent community pharmacy customers nationally, Reform has one of the largest independent networks and is committed to partnering with suppliers to support their servicing […]

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BRC supports awareness campaign targeting identity crime in our communities

LONDON, 2015-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — An awareness campaign encouraging people to protect their personal information has been launched today. The ‘Not With My Name’ campaign, produced in partnership with the City of London Police (National Policing Lead for Fraud) is targeting identity crime in our communities. The campaign will be highlighting advice focused […]

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Wesfarmers Limited enters into an agreement to acquire a 13.7 per cent interest in Quadrant Energy Holdings Pty Ltd

PERTH, Australia, 2015-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers Limited (Wesfarmers) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 13.7 per cent interest in Quadrant Energy Holdings Pty Ltd (Quadrant Energy). Brookfield Asset Management Inc and Macquarie Capital (a division of Macquarie Group Limited) announced on 9 April 2015 an agreement to acquire Apache Corporation’s (Apache) domestic […]

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Wegmans supports the first exhibition designed for the learning needs of children 6 and under at the National Museum of American History

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will open “Wegmans Wonderplace” Dec. 9 as the first exhibition on the National Mall designed for the learning needs of children 6 and under. Made possible by a $1.5 million gift and in-kind donations from Wegmans Food Markets, this space will […]

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Russian X5 Retail Group opens two distribution centres in the Voronezh Region

Voronezh, Russia, 2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announced today the opening of two distribution centres (“DC”) in the Voronezh Region. The state-ofthe-art logistics facilities, Ramon and Chernozemye, are expected to strengthen ties between food producers and consumers from seven Black Earth Belt regions, helping to increase the volume […]

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Auchan hypermarkets in China mobilized to relieve to their customers the key information on the traceability of the on-shelf products on the occasion of National Food Safety Week

CHINA, 2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last June, 19th was the launch of the National Food Safety Week : a key event aiming at promoting the policies and actions carried out in China. On this occasion, all the Auchan hypermarkets were mobilized to relieve to their customers the key information and sensitization defined by the […]

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7‑Eleven® adds two premium lines 7-Select GO!Yum™ and 7-Select GO!Smart™ to its 7-Select™ brand

DALLAS, 2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — When 7‑Eleven® entered the private-brand game, they set the bar high for their 7-Select™ brand … and have now raised it, with two premium lines, 7-SelectGO!Yum™ and 7-Select GO!Smart™ inspired by customer feedback. The company has embarked on a store-wide effort to ensure the quality of its 7-Select line exceeds that […]

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New Zealand: Foodstuffs North Island consolidates a number of its wholesale Cash’n Carry stores

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Ltd has today confirmed that as part of an extensive review of its wholesale business and following consultation with affected staff, it is consolidating a number of its wholesale Cash’n Carry stores – resulting in the closure over the next couple of months […]

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Country superstar Jennifer Nettles teams up with American West Jewelry to debut a collection on QVC Sunday, July 5

American West Jewelry Featuring Jennifer Nettles Launching on QVC WEST CHESTER, Pa.,  2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Country superstar, Jennifer Nettles is teaming up with American West Jewelry to debut a collection on QVC Sunday, July 5 at 6 PM (ET). The line will feature stunning looks that combine sterling silver, brass, leather and suede with […]

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The Defense Commissary Agency: 700 students of military families to receive scholarship this year thanks to 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-6-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven hundred students of military families will each receive a $2,000 scholarship this year thanks to the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program. The scholarship, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing […]

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American military commissaries to celebrate their 148th anniversary on July 1

July 1 marks 148 years of military commissary benefit FORT LEE, Va., 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — American military commissaries, the “supermarkets to the military” across the globe, reach their 148th anniversary on July 1. On that day in 1867, Congress authorized the Army to begin selling, at cost, food items – called “commissary goods” to […]

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Toys“R”Us revealed its lineup of exclusive figures and playthings that will be available at the highly anticipated Comic Convention in San Diego next month

In Celebration of Highly Anticipated Con, Company Introduces “Collector Vector,” a New Destination Dedicated to Products for the Mature Collector Community, in All Stores Nationwide and Online at Toysrus.com Wayne, NJ, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for collectors of all ages, Toys“R”Us today revealed its […]

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Leading international food retailers Delhaize Group and Royal Ahold N.V. announced that they have entered into an agreement to merge

Ahold and Delhaize announce this morning their intention to combine their businesses through a merger of equals The merger will create a complementary base of more than 6,500 stores with 375,000 associates, characterized by trusted brands with strong local identities The combination, Ahold Delhaize, will be able to serve over 50 million(1) customers per week […]

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Gap Inc. applauded the bipartisan Senate vote to approve Trade Promotion Authority legislation

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today applauded the bipartisan Senate vote to approve Trade Promotion Authority legislation. The measure approved will modernize and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and help to build a robust trade agenda to bolster U.S. economic growth and competitiveness. The measure now goes to the […]

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Starbucks announced the 3 finalists in Frappuccino® Flav-Off poll online after more than 1.4 million votes

SEATTLE, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 1.4 million Starbucks customers have been voting for their favorite of six new flavors by giving green straws to their top choices in the Frappuccino® Flav-Off on Frappuccino.com. Three blended beverages have emerged as the most popular in a green-straw poll online. Drumroll please…. The favorites […]

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Evolution Fresh™ tapped some veggie-loving experts to help get more greens into your diet this summer

SEATTLE, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Looking for new ways to freshen up your green routine? Evolution Fresh™ tapped some veggie-loving experts for some fun ways to get more greens into your diet this summer. Evolution Fresh™ founder Jimmy Rosenberg, Starbucks nutritionist Kate Schenk, professional runnerLauren Fleshman, and Jeanine Donofrio of the blog “Love […]

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Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life

SEATTLE, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In autumn of 2012, a “for lease” sign appeared in the window of art supply store that was going out of business. The aging building on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, built nearly a century ago, was once a showroom for luxury automobiles and the crown jewel of the city’s […]

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Help for Heroes and Tesco to help raise thousands in support of Armed Forces Day

Cheshunt, England, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UK’s best known charity for injured Veterans has joined forces with the UK’s biggest retailer and suppliers to encourage people around the UK to enjoy a great British tradition and have a breakfast fit for a hero for Armed Forces Day. The Heroes Breakfast has been cooked […]

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Sweeter variety of Lincolnshire grown cabbage to be trialled by Tesco

Cheshunt, England, 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Getting kids to eat their greens at dinner time has never been an easy job – as many long suffering parents will know. But now that task should be a little easier as a sweeter variety of homegrown cabbage – a vegetable that is packed with nutrients – […]

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Wegmans Food Markets recognized by EPA as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer

Rochester, NY, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 22, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Wegmans Food Markets as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer. The award, presented in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, was accepted by Wegmans Category Merchant for cleaning products, Dave Tantillo, and Wegmans Sustainability […]

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Rite Aid completes acquisition of Envision Pharmaceutical Services

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Envision Pharmaceutical Services (“EnvisionRx”) from leading global private investment firm TPG and other shareholders in a transaction valued at approximately $2 billion, including approximately $1.8 billion in cash and approximately 27.9 million Rite Aid shares. “The […]

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CBRE / Maastricht Uni study: significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification

62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings San Francisco closing in on Minneapolis in green market rankings Los Angeles, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between large and small […]

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Klépierre announced conditional agreement with Wereldhave on the disposal of a portfolio of 9 shopping centers located in the Netherlands for EUR 770m

PARIS, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Klépierre today announced it has reached a conditional agreement with Wereldhave on the disposal of a portfolio of nine shopping centers1 located in the Netherlands for a total consideration of 770 million euros,2 a level that is consistent with appraised values. The portfolio includes convenience and district shopping centers […]

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BESTSELLER DONATES EUR 1,475,420 TO SOS KINDERDORF PART OF THE LOCAL GIVE-A-DAY DONATION FOR GERMANY

JUNE 22, LARS PEDERSEN, BESTSELLER’S COUNTRY DIRECTOR FOR GERMANY, HANDED OVER THE LOCAL GIVE-A-DAY DONATION FOR GERMANY TO SOS KINDERDORF WHO RECEIVED 1,475,420 EURO. GERMANY, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lars Pedersen handed over the check at a formal event at SOS Kinderdorf where he also gave a speech. Among others he talked about how […]

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JACK & JONES PARTNERS WITH MYER DEPARTMENT STORE IN AUSTRALIA TO OPEN SHOP-IN-SHOPS DOWN UNDER DURING SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2015

JACK & JONES HAS SIGNED A DEAL WITH MYER DEPARTMENT STORE IN AUSTRALIA LEADING TO THE OPENING OF A NUMBER OF SHOP-IN-SHOPS DOWN UNDER DURING SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2015. Brande, Denmark, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — International Sales Manager at JACK & JONES, Dennis Birk Jørgensen, says: “To gain foothold on the Australian market is an […]

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ONLY in collaboration with Zalando to launch comprehensive shoe collection this August

SOON ONLY CUSTOMERS WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR LOOK WITH A PAIR OF SHOES WHEN SHOPPING WITH ONLY. THE NEW COLLECTION IS ESTABLISHED IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH ZALANDO.  Brande, Denmark, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — As of August 2015, ONLY launches a comprehensive shoe collection including a variety of sporty, trendy, denim and party looks. […]

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Die Rewe-Zentral-Aktiengesellschaft und die Rewe Zentralfinanz eG neue Aufsichtsratsmitglieder gewählt

Erich Stockhausen neuer Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender COLOGNE, Germany, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Rewe-Zentral-Aktiengesellschaft und die Rewe Zentralfinanz eG haben heute, Montag, 22. Juni 2015, bei ihrer 43. Ordentlichen Hauptversammlung bzw. ihrer 84. Ordentlichen Generalversammlung in Warnemünde neue Aufsichtsratsmitglieder gewählt. Otmar Hornbach, Aufsichtsratsmitglied der Rewe-Zentral AG war im vergangenen Jahr verstorben. Die Aufsichtsratsmitglieder Gudrun Glock sowie […]

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ICCO en Albert Heijn: Met avocado’s krijgen kleine Afrikaanse boeren toegang tot wereldmarkt

Oostzaan, The Netherlands, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Door de samenwerking tussen ontwikkelingsorganisatie ICCO en Albert Heijn krijgen kleinschalige avocado-boeren in Zuid-Afrika toegang tot de internationale markt en een beter inkomen. Minister Ploumen voor Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking nam vanochtend een doos met avocado’s van de eerste oogst in ontvangst: “Opnieuw een mooi voorbeeld van […]

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