Darty plc announces trading update for the fourth quarter period from 1 February 2014 to 30 April 2014 and for the financial year ended 30 April 2014

London, UK, 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darty plc today announces a trading update for the fourth quarter period from 1 February 2014 to 30 April 2014 and for the financial year ended 30 April 2014, based on unaudited management accounts. Reflecting the evolving structure of the Group, all trading data for the prior quarters for […]

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Tesco becomes the first retailer in the UK to remove sweets and chocolates from checkouts

First major retailer in the UK to remove confectionery from checkouts across the full range of store formats, including smaller Metro and Express stores Move follows research that found nearly two-thirds of shoppers said removing confectionery from checkouts would help them make healthier choices News coincides with publication of Tesco’s second ‘Tesco and Society’ report, […]

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Michael A. Tummillo named Lowe’s SVP/General Merchandising Manager, Building And Maintenance

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Michael A. Tummillo has been promoted to senior vice president and general merchandising manager-building and maintenance, replacing Michael P. McDermott, who was recently named chief merchandising officer.  Tummillo is responsible for the Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork, Tools & Hardware and […]

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BRC/SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR APRIL 2014: Footfall in April 0.1% lower than a year ago

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Footfall in April was 0.1% lower than a year ago, down on the 1.8% rise in March. High streets reported the largest decline, falling 1.4%, substantially down from the 2.6% rise in March while shopping centres experienced a 0.9% decline in footfall. Footfall in out-of-town locations fared the best with […]

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Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,327,071 Ahold common shares in the period from May 12, 2014 up to and including May 16, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 14.1715 per share for a total consideration of € 32.98 million. These repurchases were made as […]

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Intershop to attend EcommerceDay 2014 on May 21 in Paris

Concorde Opera Hotel in Paris, May 21, 2014. See www.intershop.fr/evenement/ecommerceday-456 Presentation 2-3pm, Tosca Salon Paris, France, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop is to attend EcommerceDay, the one day event packed with updates on major trends in e-commerce and digital marketing, taking place on 21st May 2014 at the Hotel Concorde Opera Paris. The omni-channel commerce […]

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Electrical retailer Trony goes online with the Intershop omni-channel commerce platform

Online presence within six months Sophisticated back-end integration ensures customers are served by the stock of the warehouse or store geographically closest Integrated with Trony logistics chain Trony directors to present at Netcomm E-Commerce Forum in Milan, 20th May Jena, Germany, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trony has taken its business online for the first […]

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National Association of Convenience Stores survey: Americans to travel more this summer

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans plan to put the severe winter weather in their rearview mirrors and travel more frequently this summer, according to the results of a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). One in four consumers (25%) say that they will spend more money this […]

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Peter Glusker joins Target as SVP new business integration and operations

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today that Peter Glusker will join Target as senior vice president, new business integration and operations, effective May 19. In this role, Mr. Glusker will lead the integration of new acquisitions into Target and develop strategies that ensure a consistent and great guest experience. […]

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Ray Wirta appointed CBRE Group Chairman Of The Board

Richard Blum Steps Down as Chairman, Continues on the Board Ray Wirta Selected as Next Chairman ​Los Angeles, CA, 2014-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that Richard (Dick) Blum has stepped down as Chairman of the Board and that Ray Wirta has been selected by the Board to succeed Mr. […]

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SM Investments Corporation sponsors the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia from May 21 to 23, 2014 in Manila

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corporation is a partner of the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA) to be held from May 21 to 23, 2014 in Manila. Headquartered in Geneva, WEF is a private-led international institution that aims to improve the state of the world through […]

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GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited announced its unaudited results for the three months ended 31 March 2014

Net profit up 252.6% Key Momentum Stems from Management Focus, Omni Channel Strategy and Supply Chain Service Upgrade Achieved in 200 Cities to Provide 3 Deliveries/Day, Precise Delivery & Installation with Delivery Hong Kong, 2014-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited (HKSE: 493, “GOME” or “The Company”, together with its subsidiaries, “The Group”) today announced […]

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Carrefour Argentina Director Daniel Fernández received Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 2013 Security Annual Awards

PARIS, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Daniel Fernández, Executive Director of Carrefour Argentina, received the prize of the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Hypermarket Sector, within the framework of the 2013 Security Annual Awards.The ceremony took place in the Exhibition Center of La Rural, in Buenos Aires City, and counted with 300 guests. […]

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Tesco scoops nearly a third of the total awards available at The Grocer’s Own-Label Food and Drink Awards

Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco’s newly revamped finest* range has scooped 22 awards at The Grocer’s Own-Label Food and Drink Awards, nearly a third of the total awards available. Overall, the retailer picked up 29 Gold and 21 Silver Awards, more than any other supermarket. John Scouler, Commerical Director at Tesco said, “We are absolutely delighted […]

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Intershop shares insights on how retailers can take advantage of the World Cup

The significance of mobile devices for e-commerce has skyrocketed since the last World Cup Intershop client SportScheck becomes 2014 European tablet champion The commerce specialist provides tips on how companies can take advantage of additional sales potential generated by the World Cup Jena, Germany, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a comparison of well-known sporting […]

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Kesko Group announces 1.3% increase in sales excluding VAT in April 2014

Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in April 2014 totalled €821.2 million, up 1.3%. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In Kesko’s food trade, sales in April were €388.5 million, an increase of 10.9% compared to the previous year. The fact that Easter fell in March in the previous year affected sales performance. In the home […]

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Alliance Boots reports annual results for the year ended 31 March 2014

Nottingham, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — “On track to become the world leader in both retail pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling” Highlights: Revenue reported: up 4.3% to £23.4 billion including share of associates and joint ventures: up 4.3% to £25.7 billion Trading profit reported: up 0.4% to £1,270 million including share of associates and joint ventures: up 7.7% […]

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H&M Group reports on its April 2014 sales development

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In April, the H&M Group total sales including VAT increased by 17 percent in local currencies compared to the same month last year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,246 on 30 April 2014 versus 2,881 on 30 April 2013. Percentage sales development for the month of May […]

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RILA and America’s most recognized retail brands launch Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC)

Public/Private Collaboration Aims To Strengthen Defenses Against Cyber Attacks And Protect Customers Arlington, VA, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 14, 2014) the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with several of America’s most recognized retail brands, launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC). The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of which is a […]

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General Growth Properties declares second quarter common stock dividend of $0.15 per share payable on July 31, 2014

Chicago, Illinois, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP, the “Company”) today announced its Board of Directors declared a second quarter common stock dividend of $0.15 per share payable on July 31, 2014, to stockholders of record on July 15, 2014. The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly dividend on […]

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Gap Inc. to provide webcast of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) will provide a live audio webcast of the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 20, 2014. To register for the webcast on May 20, please visit www.gapinc.com (follow the Investors, Financial News and Events, Webcasts links). A replay of […]

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Groupe Auchan’s A2pas to open 30 new stores in Paris

3 years ago, the A2pas brand set up shop in Paris. It adds today a further 30 stores to almost reach the 50 store mark, predominantly in Paris. PARIS, 2014-5-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the coming weeks, 30 stores will shift to the A2pas banner, the urban model set up by Groupe Auchan. 4 independent […]

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CBRE initiatives selected as finalists in 14th Annual Global Innovators Award Program by CoreNet Global

Los Angeles, 2014-5-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — CoreNet Global has selected two CBRE Group, Inc. initiatives as finalists in its 14th Annual Global Innovators Award Program. The first initiative is the completion of world’s first WELL-certified commercial office in partnership with Delos Living at CBRE’s global headquarters.  The second is the development of a Volume Certification Program […]

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Alliance Boots comments on Mexico media speculations about potential acquisition of Casa Saba’s pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution business

Nottingham, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to a media story which appeared in El Economista in Mexico on 12 May 2014 and also reported in MergerMarket in the UK on 13 May 2014, Alliance Boots denies having had any contact with Pharma Equity Global Fund and World Global Equity Fund, and further denies that […]

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National Retail Federation: Consumers tempered their spending in the month of April

WASHINGTON, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their spending in the month of April. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift of Easter […]

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Wincor Nixdorf’s new tablet-based Assisted Teller solution included in British consulting firm Ovum’s “On the Radar” series

On the Radar: Analysts look at an innovative solution from Wincor Nixdorf Paderborn, Germany, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf’s new tablet-based Assisted Teller solution enables greater effectiveness in engaging directly with customers and supports transformation from a transactional to a sales- and service-oriented branch culture. This is the conclusion reached by Ovum, the market […]

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NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Consumer optimism about the economy fell to its lowest level this year

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rising gas prices during the annual spring transition to summer-blend fuels has finally driven down consumer optimism about the economy, which fell to its lowest level this year. Overall, 41% of consumers say that they are optimistic about the economy, a drop from 44% the month prior, according […]

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Intershop supports “IRCE Focus: Brands & B2B Conference” May 18–20, 2014 in New York

Intershop to demonstrate integration of leading B2B and B2C ecommerce platform with Adobe Experience Manager for Experience-Driven Commerce at IRCE Focus: Brands &B2B San Francisco, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced that it is a Gold sponsor at the inaugural IRCE Focus: Brands & B2B […]

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National Grocers Association President appointed to National Cooperative Bank 2014 Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Peter J. Larkin has been appointed to serve on the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) Board of Directors. NCB, a leading financial services company serving cooperatives nationwide, announced the 2014 Board of Directors at its annual meeting, held on May 8th in Washington, […]

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ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: Retailers experienced slight dip of 0.1% in sales for the week ending May 10

NEW YORK, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Spending was relatively flat on a week-over-week basis, but surged year-over-year. Sequentially, retailers experienced a slight dip of 0.1% in sales for the week ending May 10, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. On a year-over-year basis […]

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