S-Group: retailers can make a difference to fix unfair working conditions in high-risk countries

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — There is no quick fix to the problem of unfair working conditions in high-risk countries, but we are moving in the right direction, says S-Group Corporate Responsibility Director Lea Rankinen. S-Group has made major efforts over the last year to enhance supply chain monitoring for foodstuffs. “Customers expect […]

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Meijer announced photo contest for its youngest shoppers for co-starring role in new TV commercial

Photo contest will pair iconic penny horse with retailer’s youngest shoppers Grand Rapids, MI, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is offering its younger customers a chance for a co-starring role in an upcoming television commercial at the cost of one cent. The commercial is scheduled to debut across the Midwest retailer’s five-state footprint […]

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Russia’s largest retailer Magnit expands its greenhouse complex

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the expansion of its greenhouse complex. Please be informed that “Magnit” has begun construction on the expansion of its “TK Zelyonaya Liniya” (Green Line) greenhouse complex, which is located in the village of Plastunovskaya in the region of […]

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Target to open nine new stores in Canada in 2014

Mississauga, ON, Canada, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target announced today that it will continue its Canadian expansion in 2014 by adding another nine store locations to the 124 Target stores now open in all ten provinces.  The majority of the new stores will open in Ontario, with single store additions planned for Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta […]

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IKEA Group’s net income increased by 3.1% to $4.2 billion in FY2013

The IKEA Group net income increased by 3.1% to EUR 3.3 billion ($4.2 billion*) for the financial year 2013**; and market conditions continued to improve with strong growth in China, Russia and the US. IKEA US FY13 comparable store sales grew by 6.7%. Conshohocken, PA, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Consumer spending is improving in […]

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IKEA Group released its Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2013

Conshohocken, PA, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2013 *, released today, shows strong progress on its People & Planet Positive strategy, building on its long history of working with sustainability. This is the first year IKEA Group reports progress against this new sustainability strategy. Highlights from FY13: […]

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7-Eleven Inc. in the game to win piece of the pie on pizza’s biggest sales day of the year

Dallas, TX, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eleven, Inc. is in the game to win a piece of the pie on pizza’s biggest sales day of the year, which happens to coincide with the biggest football game of the year. The convenience retailer is offering pizza-loving sports fans and sports-loving pizza fans piping-hot, large Pepperoni […]

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. amends and extends existing stockholder rights plan to protect tax benefits

Plano, TX, US, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) (the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has acted to protect the Company’s valuable net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) by amending and extending the Company’s existing stockholder rights plan. The Company has over $2 billion in NOLs, which can […]

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Apple posted record revenue of $57.6 billion for its fiscal 2014 1st quarter ended December 28, 2013

Cupertino, CA, US, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® today (January 27, 2014) announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $54.5 billion and net […]

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Philippines’ mall developer and operator SM Prime Holdings transforms SM Megamall into The Philippines’ largest mall

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the Philippines’ dominant mall developer and operator is opening its doors to the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall’s game changing new wing, on January 28, 2014. According to Mr. Steven Tan, Vice-President for SM Supermalls Premier Division, Mega Fashion Hall cements SM Megamall’s identity […]

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Wegmans introduced “Return To Sender. (Don’t Trash It!)” Bags

Rochester, NY, US, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s a new message on carry-out plastic bags from Wegmans stores: “Return To Sender. (Don’t Trash It!)” It’s a little reminder to customers that the best thing to do with the bag that carried home the groceries is to bring it back to the store on a return […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Anton Khudobin teams up with Harris Teeter to debut his personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich

Matthews, NC, US, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Khudobin to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch Date:       Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 Time:       5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where:    North Hills East                     Harris Teeter                     120-100 St. Albans Dr.   […]

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Belk to hold series of events and campaigns with saving opportunities during February to benefit American Heart Association

Month-long campaign features interactive website at belk.com and in-store events designed to promote heart disease awareness and education to customers and associates Belk offers 20% off coupons for sale merchandise Feb. 2-8 for $1 or more donation to AHA; also, customers receive 20% off purchase of regular and sale-priced items with limited exclusions on Feb. […]

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Eddy Anemian won the H&M Design Award 2014

The winner of the H&M Design Award 2014 is Eddy Anemian, a 24 year-old student at La Cambre in Brussels. Today, in Stockholm, the winning collection was presented with a fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week. In addition to the show, Eddy has won €50,000 and the opportunity to sell pieces developed from his […]

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Sobeys Inc’s CFO Paul Jewer to leave the company as of February 14, 2014

Stellarton, NS, Canada, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced that Paul Jewer, Chief Financial Officer for the company, will leave the organization effective February 14, 2014, to accept a role outside the organization. François Vimard, Executive Vice President, Sobeys Inc. and Chief Financial Officer for Empire Company Limited will assume Mr. Jewer’s responsibilities on […]

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Wincor World 2014 in numbers: 7,000 visitors from 90 countries, 47 exhibitors, 500 exhibits and 50 specialist presentations

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 7,000 visitors from 90 countries took the opportunity to find out about the latest IT solutions and service offerings from Wincor Nixdorf and 46 well-known partner exhibitors at “Wincor World 2014” – through more than 500 exhibits and in 50 specialist presentations. The event, which spanned three […]

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Ahold repurchased 2,445,000 Ahold common shares for € 31 million between 20 and 24 January, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,445,000 Ahold common shares in the period from January 20, 2014 up to and including January 24, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.7317 per share for a total consideration of € 31.13 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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Waitrose holds its first corporate social responsibility board meeting

Bracknell, UK, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose will today hold its first corporate social responsibility board meeting – made up of distinguished independent experts from a diverse range of specialisms. The board’s aim will be to challenge and influence business activity at the highest level, supporting senior Waitrose management1 with an outside perspective on […]

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Sainsbury’s is part of new UK government initiative to improve lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world

London, UK, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is part of a new £4 million UK government initiative to improve the lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world. Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand, says: “As part of Sainsbury’s commitment to creating a positive impact in the countries we source from, we […]

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Children in UK to learn about where food comes from with The Tesco Eat Happy Project’s initiative Farm to Fork

Farm to Fork visits open to every primary school in the UK Cheshunt, England, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every primary school in the UK will be given the chance to learn more about food and where it comes from as part of a major new food education programme launched today. Farm to Fork, the first […]

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Meijer unveils the top five fruits and veggies shoppers bought in 2013

Grand Rapids, MI, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Each year a few rising stars in the produce department capture the public’s attention and are touted by friends, foodies and food bloggers alike. But what are consumers actually buying at the grocery store? Two experts from Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer Meijer – Produce Buyer Scott Calandra […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts to open 13 new restaurants throughout Oklahoma City with franchise partner OKD Holdings

Canton, MA, US, 2014-1-27 — /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 existing franchise group, OKD Holdings, to develop 13 new restaurants throughout Oklahoma City, Okla. The first of the planned restaurants will open in 2015. Together, this […]

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Target and Shakira partner to release exclusive deluxe edition of the award-winning Latin powerhouse’s new album

Minneapolis, MN, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and international pop sensation Shakira are teaming up to release an exclusive deluxe edition of the award-winning Latin powerhouse’s new album, “Shakira.” The partnership is Target’s first major artist collaboration of 2014 and continues Target’s commitment to working with fan-favorite musicians to bring guests more […]

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Ingles Markets to provide real-time online webcast and rebroadcast of its first quarter earnings conference call on February 3, 2014

Asheville, North Carolina, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its first quarter earnings conference call on February 3, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its first quarter ended December 28, 2013, on February 3, 2014. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ […]

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Wegmans Food Markets the first grocer to join Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Label program

Rochester, NY, US, 2014-1-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is the newest participant, and the first grocer, to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Label program. With the addition of Wegmans, the How2Recycle Label surpassed its 2013 goal of 20 participating companies. Wegmans is the fifth How2Recycle participant and first retailer to receive a sponsorship […]

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Auchan’s Alcampo to supply food and other products to 118 BP petrol stations shops throughout Spain

Croix, France, 2014-1-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — BP and Auchan have signed an agreement for the supply of BP shops, allowing BP to offer clients a wide choice of food and other products distributed by Auchan, and including both manufacturer and Auchan brand goods. This three-year agreement will be implemented from next January in 118 in […]

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LS travel retail to operate 25 new stores at Warsaw Chopin Airport

Paris, France, 2014-1-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail announces that it has won two major calls for tender, to operate 25 new stores, by way of its local subsidiary HDS Polska, in Warsaw Chopin Airport. These calls for tender concerned Duty-Free & Luxury, Travel Essentials and Food Service operations. New brands are to be […]

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Banana Republic and Finnish fashion house Marimekko announce the Banana Republic Marimekko Collection 2014

Banana Republic Marimekko Collection Brings a Pop of Color to her Summer Wardrobe New York, NY, US, 2014-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Banana Republic and Finnish fashion and design house Marimekko announce the Banana Republic Marimekko Collection – a limited-edition capsule that uniquely marries Banana Republic’s modern, American style with some of Marimekko’s most iconic textile […]

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Benefit Cosmetics opens its very first store in France

Paris, France, 2014-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the US, Asia and the UK, Benefit Cosmetics is out to conquer Paris! The Californian brand is opening its very first store in France in the vibrant Montorgueil quarter, right in the heart of the capital. Pink wallpaper, two-tone stripes, delightfully quaint, old-fashioned characters: all the cult codes are in […]

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Walmart to launch new $10 million fund for innovation in American manufacturing

Washington, D.C., US, 2014-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon joined 280 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting to announce a new fund for innovation in American manufacturing and a new supplier commitment to bring production of bikes and jobs to South […]

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