Delhaize Group discloses information for the acquisition of treasury shares in off-exchange transaction

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Companies Code. Delhaize Group acquired the following number of shares in an off-exchange transaction pursuant to a share buy-back […]

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Record $1.69 million raised by 49 Wegmans stores during the fall 2014 Check Out Hunger campaign

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — A record $1.69 million was raised by 49 Wegmans stores during the fall 2014 Check Out Hunger campaign, a 7% increase over the fall 2013 campaign. In 2014 alone, Wegmans stores raised a total of $2.7 million for hunger relief through scanning campaigns. Since these programs began in 1993, […]

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Whole Foods Market now with 20 locations in the Chicago market

First of seven stores to open for business in Chicago area Chicago, IL, 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first of seven new Chicagoland Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) stores planned for 2015 opens its doors to the Streeterville neighborhood on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. This new store marks Whole Foods Market’s 20th location […]

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Rite Aid Corporation to build 900,000 square foot distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C.

Rite Aid’s First New Facility in 15 Years Set to Open in 2016 Conveniently Located Near I-85 Corridor, Center Will Create Nearly 600 Jobs and Service Approx. 1,000 Rite Aid Stores Across Southeast CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation announced today plans to build a 900,000 square foot distribution center […]

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Meijer builds four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area

First Meijer Supercenters in Grafton and Kenosha expected to open in June, hiring to begin in March GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 2 years after Meijer first publicly confirmed it was considering opening stores in the state of Wisconsin, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is in the home stretch of   construction […]

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Wincor Nixdorf to present omnichannel solutions at EuroCIS 2015 in Düsseldorf

Ensuring efficiency and an exciting shopping experience across all sales channels Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in IT solutions for retail companies and banks, will present at EuroCIS 2015 in Düsseldorf solutions for creating an omnichannel shopping experience as well as for increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity […]

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Foodstuffs announced it will be re-developing its New World Milford store

North Island, New Zealand, 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs has, today, announced it will be re-developing its New World Milford store. As part of a review of the long-term plans for the store, it was determined the best way the brand could continue to serve the Milford community was through the creation of a […]

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Apple® announced highest-ever revenue & earnings drive 48% increase in EPS for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014

Highest-ever revenue & earnings drive 48% increase in EPS Growth led by record revenue from iPhone, Mac & App Store CUPERTINO, California, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit […]

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The U.S. convenience store count increased nearly 1% from the year prior according to 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. convenience store count increased to 152,794 stores as of December 31, 2014, a nearly 1% increase from the year prior, according to the 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The link between fuels and convenience retailing continues to grow. Overall, 83.5% of convenience stores 127,588 sell […]

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RILA’s statement on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s congressional hearings on the U.S. trade policy agenda

Arlington, VA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today issued the following statement surrounding U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s appearance before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee to discuss the U.S. trade policy agenda: “RILA welcomes the continued commitment U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has shown […]

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The National Retail Federation reiterated support for federal data breach notification standard as congressional panel held a hearing on this issue

Law Should Cover All Entities that Maintain Personal Information WASHINGTON, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation reiterated its long-standing support for a federal data breach notification standard today as a congressional panel held a hearing on this issue, saying legislation should provide consumers with clear, concise and consistent notice whenever and wherever a […]

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IKEA plans to open its second Ohio store in Columbus by Summer 2017

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, todayannounced it is submitting plans to the City of Columbus, Ohio for a store that would increasethe Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwestern United States as its second store in thestate. The application marks the beginning of the governmental approval process. […]

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Development of John Lewis Chelmsford part of the Bond Street retail began, set to open autumn 2016

LONDON, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Work on the Bond Street retail development in Chelmsford, which will include a John Lewis flexible format department store,began today with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the occasion. Set to open autumn 2016, John Lewis Chelmsford will anchor the second phase of the Bond Street development in Chelmsford […]

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K-Group’s Youth Guarantee programme exceeded all expectations reaching almost double its original target of 1000 young people to be employed

During the Youth Guarantee in the K-Group programme, around 1,800 unemployed young adults in its target group gained a foothold in working life when employed by K-Group stores. The success of the programme, launched in August 2013 and terminated at the end of 2014, exceeded all expectations in the K-Group, reaching almost double the original […]

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Marie Claire magazine features Teavana president Annie Young-Scrivner

SEATTLE, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 15 million women around the world who read Marie Claire magazine are looking for fashion and beauty trends, but they want more. They’re turning the pages or checking online to find inspiration and learn from female role models. February’s edition features a “power profile” of Annie Young-Scrivner, […]

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Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs in new and extended shops and in new e-commerce grocery depot in 2015

LONDON, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today announced that it expects to create 2,000 jobs in new and extended shops, as well as in a new e-commerce grocery depot in 2015. The retailer is opening 14 shops across the UK from spring this year, including seven new supermarkets and seven new little […]

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Waitrose to pay 33.1 p per litre to Waitrose dairy farmers for the milk they provide to the retailer

LONDON, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has confirmed the fair and leading price its pool of essential Waitrose dairy farmers receive for the milk they provide to the retailer. This currently stands at 33.1 p per litre (equivalent to 75.2p for four pints). Unlike many other retailers, Waitrose sources its milk from a […]

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Kesko names Google’s Country Manager Finland Anni Ronkainen Chief Digital Officer and Group Management Board member

Anni Ronkainen, Google’s Country Manager Finland, appointed Kesko’s Chief Digital Officer and Group Management Board member HELSINKI, FINLAND, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — M.Sc. (Econ.) Anni Ronkainen, 48, who has been Google’s Country Manager Finland since 2009, has been appointed Kesko’s Chief Digital Officer, responsible for business development, digital business environment and marketing, and […]

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NRF’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey: Average person will spend $142.31 on candy, flowers, apparel and more, up from $133.91 last year

WASHINGTON, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cupid has some tricks up his (non-existent) sleeve this year with plans to shower Americans with jewelry, candy and a special night out. According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, the average person celebrating Valentine’s Day will spend […]

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Carrefour invests in fund for fast-growing tech and digital companies

Boulogne-Billancourt, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour announces it has invested in Partech Growth, an investment fund for fast-growing tech and digital companies. This investment confirms the importance that Carrefour gives to innovation at all levels of its organization. Carrefour constantly undertakes full-scale tests, including in-store, in order to enrich the customer experience and […]

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Rite Aid Corporation announces the promotion of Ray Payne to group vice president, real estate

Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that Ray Payne, currently vice president, real estate west coast, has been promoted to group vice president, real estate. Payne succeeds Karen Smith, who retired last year after more than 35 years with the company. As Group Vice President of Real […]

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Starbucks is ready to fuel avid skiers this winter

SEATTLE, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite a late arrival of snow to many ski slopes, Starbucks is ready to fuel avid skiers this winter. Here’s a quick tour of Starbucks® stores near some of the world’s favorite ski destinations: Ski-Thru Starbucks – Squaw Valley, California Most everyone is familiar with a drive-thru, what […]

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Delhaize Group announces 3.9% revenue growth in its full year preliminary and unaudited 2014 results

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group announces 3.9% revenue growth in its full year preliminary and unaudited 2014 results Full Year preliminary and unaudited 2014 Results at actual exchange rates(1) » Group revenue growth of 3.9% at identical exchange rates including the 53rd week in the U.S. » Group revenue growth […]

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Gap Inc. to close its Piperlime brand, including the online platform and single store in New York

Decision allows company to remain focused on its top priorities SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the decision to close its Piperlime brand, including the online platform and single store in New York, by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. The company is committed to […]

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Bi-Lo Holdings names Ian McLeod President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, today announced that Ian McLeod has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2, 2015. Mr. McLeod succeeds Randall Onstead, who will remain in place through March 2, 2015, to ensure a smooth transition. The Bi-Lo […]

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A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux to acquire Dirx health and beauty retail network

Renswoude, Netherlands, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux (“A.S. Watson”) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the management of Dirx Drugstores to acquire all 50 stores of the Dirx health and beauty retail network and an additional five locations being rolled out. All Dirx employees will join […]

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Kevin Johnson appointed as president and chief operating officer Starbucks Corporation

Starbucks board member and former technology executive to join Starbucks management team and lead global operations SEATTLE, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief operating officer. Johnson has been a Starbucks board member since 2009, and will now take a central operating role […]

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Starbucks Corporation reports its financial results for its 13-week fiscal first quarter ended December 28, 2014

Strong Holiday Performance Drives 5% Global Comp Growth, Global Traffic Increases 2% Revenues rise 13% to a record $4.8 billion; EPS of $1.30 includes a gain on the acquisition of Starbucks Japan Record non-GAAP EPS jumps 16% to $0.80 excluding non-routine items Dollars loaded on Starbucks Cards surge 17% year-over-year to a record $1.6 billion […]

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. President Stephen D. Lebovitz nominated for ICSC Chairmanship

New York, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced today that Stephen D. Lebovitz, president and CEO of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., has been selected by ICSC’s Board of Trustees nominating committee to serve as the association’s chairman for the 2015–2016 term.  If, as expected, Lebovitz is elected […]

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Baltimore, Columbus, Orlando, Phoenix and Sacramento mayors partner with Starbucks to create new opportunities for young adults

SEATTLE, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The manager of a Baltimore Starbucks struggled to find the right candidates for barista and shift manager jobs in her Southside Marketplace store. “It can be hard to find someone who has that right mix of experience and passion,” said Erica Wertlieb. “I’m looking for candidates who are […]

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