Kesko starts cooperation negotiations for the planned changes in its home and speciality goods trade, building and home improvement trade as well as the food trade

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko seeks more competitive multi-channel home and speciality goods trade and aims to achieve synergies especially in the production of online services and the development of concepts. At the same time, a basis to improve profitability is formed, the organisational structure is evaluated, the combination of the building and […]

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National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent vs. 2013’s 3.1 percent increase during that same time frame

Optimism Shines as National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 4.1 Washington, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual […]

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More than 1,000 Starbucks partners to take advantage of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan at Arizona State University

SEATTLE, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — A quick learner and natural leader, Lauren Esveld didn’t need a college education to get ahead. She landed her first retail job at the age of 16 and began managing a store two years later. After a dozen years of increasing responsibility with a clothing retailer, she joined Starbucks […]

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Richard Cousins and Mikael Ohlsson to join the Board of Tesco as Non-executive Directors

Cheshunt, England, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco PLC today announces that Richard Cousins and Mikael Ohlsson will join the Board of Tesco on 1 November 2014 as Non-executive Directors. Richard has been Group CEO of Compass Group PLC since 2006.  He was a Non-executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC from 2009 until May 2014 […]

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Walmart expands its Centers of Excellence program to provide services for Breast, Lung and Colorectal Cancers with Mayo Clinic

Centers of Excellence Program to Provide Services for Breast, Lung and Colorectal Cancers BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its innovative program that has enhanced the quality of health care for its associates, Walmart announced it is expanding its Centers of Excellence program to include three cancers with Mayo Clinic, one of the […]

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Harris Teeter to open its Madison & St. Asaph store at The Kingsley on October 21, 2014

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Madison & St. Asaph store at The Kingsley on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  The company is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by a sampling event featuring Harris Teeter brand products. Harris Teeter was […]

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Walmart and DirectHealth.com to launch in-store program designed to educate customers on health insurance options ‘Healthcare Begins Here’

Retailer Simplifies Access to Health Insurance Coverage Information with “Healthcare Begins Here” BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Recent research proves that more than 60 percent of people have difficulty understanding their health insurance plan options and nearly 40 percent feel they picked the wrong plan after enrollment.* To bring transparency and simplicity to the changing […]

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Walmart commits to create more sustainable food system

Company will focus on four pillars to advance the sustainability of its biggest product category BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — In front of hundreds of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart today announced its commitment to create a more sustainable food system. The company will reach this goal […]

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Argos gives ‘digital makeover’ to its Hammersmith store

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Local residents in Hammersmith can now take advantage of the speed and convenience of online shopping on their local high street, thanks to Argos which has given the store a ‘digital makeover’. The store, located on King Street, was selected from more than 700 Argos stores across […]

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals to dramatically enhance their Ambassador line-up

Victoria, Australia, 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Sigma Pharmaceuticals and the company’s flagship pharmacy brands Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian have decided to dramatically enhance their Ambassador line-up to reflect the company’s growing commitment to offering a broader range of professional health services and exclusive beauty products. Respected and high profile television medical expert Dr Andrew Rochford […]

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The South Dakota Retailers Association and NRF launch new campaign to drive public awareness of the positive impact retailers have on the communities they serve

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — The South Dakota Retailers Association and National Retail Federation have joined forces to launch a new “This is Retail: South Dakota” campaign to drive public awareness of the positive impact retailers have on the communities they serve. The joint statewide effort seeks to highlight the retail industry’s strong support […]

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Ahold’s U.S. internet grocer Peapod celebrates an impressive 25 years in business

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States, 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — This year, our U.S. internet grocer Peapod celebrates an impressive 25 years in business – the company’s founders truly invented the online grocery industry and continue to build on their success today, as part of Ahold’s omni-channel offering in partnership with our U.S. divisions. Looking back at […]

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,875,308 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 23.51 MILLION BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29 AND OCTOBER 3, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,875,308 Ahold common shares in the period from September 29, 2014 up to and including October 3, 2014 The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.5374 per share for a total consideration of € 23.51 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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METRO GROUP announces reorganisation at Galeria Kaufhof management structure

Initiated generational change creates foundations for continued economic success and personnel continuity Olivier Van den Bossche new CEO of department store operations Lovro Mandac new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH Edo Beukema and Volker Schlinge resume the Management Board positions for Procurement and HR – Thomas Storck and Ulrich Köster with […]

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Hypermarket chain Real announces management board changes

General Manager Jörg Kramer to become Head of HR Frank Kretzschmar joins management board as Chief Operations Officer Labour Director Andreas Schrödinger assumes new task within the METRO GROUP Contracts of CEO Didier Fleury and CMO Patrick Müller-Sarmiento extended by three years Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-10-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Hypermarket chain Real reorganises responsibilities within its management […]

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Philippe Palazzi assumes the position of the Chief Customer & Marketing Officer at METRO Cash & Carry

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-10-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Effective 1 October 2014, Philippe Palazzi (43) will assume the position of the Chief Customer & Marketing Officer (CCMO) at METRO Cash & Carry and at the same time also become member of the Extended Management Board of METRO AG. He will take over from Diego Bevilacqua, CCMO since January […]

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WebMD Health Corp. and Walgreen Co. partner to provide new digital health improvement programs

Companies Developing New Digital Health Improvement Programs that Include Incentives through Walgreens Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices™ NEW YORK and DEERFIELD, IL, 2014-10-3— /EPR Retail News/ — WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) and Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) are partnering to improve health and wellness in America by helping and incenting consumers to make healthier […]

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CBL priced $300 million offering of 4.60% Senior Notes Due 2024 under its existing shelf registration statement

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2014-10-3— /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) announced today that its majority-owned operating partnership subsidiary, CBL & Associates Limited Partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), priced a $300 million offering of 4.60% Senior Notes Due 2024 under its existing shelf registration statement. The notes will mature on October 15, 2024. Settlement is […]

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Argos names Ian Dobson to the role of Head of Customer and Market Insight

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Ian Dobson has been appointed to the role of Head of Customer and Market Insight, reporting to Marketing Director Stephen Vowles. The role is key to bringing to life the strategic vision for Argos to be a digital retail leader, as announced to The City on 24 October […]

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Argos appoints Matt Hobbs to the newly created role of Head of Digital Engineering

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Matt Hobbs has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Digital Engineering, reporting to Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer. The role is key to bringing to life the strategic vision for Argos to be a digital retail leader, as announced to The City on 24 […]

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Argos the first retailer to bring in new ultra-low emission vehicles

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ —  Argos is set to pave the way in low-carbon deliveries, being the first retailer to bring in new ultra-low emission vehicles. The five new compressed natural gas-fuelled trucks, supplied by Scania, will be on the road by the end of the year helping to deliver stock to Argos […]

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Waitrose becomes the first supermarket to go live with website dedicated to pet products

LONDON, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today launched a new ‘breed’ of website – waitrosepet.com – becoming the first supermarket to go live with a website dedicated to pet products. Waitrosepet.com offers the perfect solution to every animal owner’s needs, stocking both well-known brands and specialist products. In all, waitrosepet.com will showcase a […]

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Rite Aid kicks off American Pharmacists Month with Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest with new video voting feature

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ —  To kick off American Pharmacists Month, Rite Aid is bringing back its nationwide Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contestwith a new video voting feature. Through the contest, Rite Aid customers have a chance to win $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards by nominating a favorite member […]

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ThreeE-comCenter to rise within the prime business location of SM’s Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, Philippines

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading property developer SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is set to break ground this month for its newest landmark, ThreeE-comCenter, the latest project of the company’s Commercial Properties Group (CPG). This 15-storey commercial building will rise within the prime business location of SM’s flagship master-planned development, the 67-hectare Mall of […]

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SM Prime Holdings, Inc. clinched three major awards recognizing the company’s malls in China at The 12th Annual Conference of Mall China International Symposium

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings, Inc. clinched three major awards recognizing the company’s malls in China. The 12th Annual Conference of Mall China International Symposium hosted by China Shopping Center Development Association (Mall China) recognized SM Prime for the following malls: SM City Xiamen/SM Lifestyle Center was awarded […]

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IKEA began demolition of 30,145-square-foot building adjacent to its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI to make room for its planned expansion

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today began significant demolition of a 30,145-square-foot building adjacent to its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI. Razing of the vacant retail building will make room for the Swedish retailer’s planned expansion of the IKEA Canton store approved by Canton Township earlier this year. […]

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Overwaitea Food Group announces organizational changes to his senior leadership team

Langley, BC, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — Overwaitea Food Group President Darrell Jones is pleased to announce the following organizational changes to his senior leadership team. With recent and anticipated continued growth, the Company has looked to optimize its structure to operate a growing organization and better align business processes in support of its overall strategic […]

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The National Grocers Association announces its pavilion partners for the 2015 NGA Show on February 8 – 11 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced its pavilion partners for the 2015 NGA Show, held February 8 – 11, at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), the North American Meat Association (NAMA), the Global Market Development Center (GMDC), the Center […]

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ICSC President and CEO Michael P. Kercheval announced plans to retire in January 2016

ICSC President and CEO Michael P. Kercheval has announced he will retire in 2016. New York,  2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — Kercheval, who will be 60 upon his planned retirement in January 2016, has headed ICSC for 13 years, a period that has seen the organization expand dramatically from about 40,000 in 2001 to some […]

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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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