Australia: Wesfarmers released landmark publication about its extraordinary story

Perth, Australia, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The extraordinary story of how a humble Western Australian farmers’ co-operative became one of the nation’s top ten companies is revealed in a landmark publication to be launched today, Tuesday, 18 February. Based on interviews with scores of past and present staff and the families of the company’s founding […]

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NGA SupermarketGuru Consumer Survey: shoppers want professional support for healthier eating habits in supermarkets

The Annual National Grocers Association-SupermarketGuru Consumer Survey Reveals Shoppers Want Support to Eat Healthier Including Professionals on the Selling Floor to Guide Food-Buying Decisions.  LAS VEGAS, NV, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers are spending more than half of their fresh-food dollars in supermarkets and want professionals on the shopping floor to support healthier eating habits […]

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National Grocers Association announced over 3,100 grocery retailers and wholesalers attended its 2014 Show in Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With record attendance and a larger expo floor, which featured six partner pavilions, the National Grocers Association (NGA) concluded its 2014 Show today. Over 3,100 independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, and other Show participants attended this year’s conference, while close to 400 industry partners displayed their latest products […]

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New Hy-Vee’s Kids Fit program expands to include one-mile fun run and 5K options to fight childhood obesity

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kids of all ages and skill levels will have additional opportunities to participate in events making up the new Hy-Vee Kids Fit program. The events will build on the kids triathlon offerings Hy-Vee has held in the past, but will expand to include one-mile fun run and […]

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Ahold repurchased 4,286,262 Ahold common shares for €55.57 million between February 10 and 14, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 4,286,262 Ahold common shares in the period from February 10, 2014 up to and including February 14, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.9651 per share for a total consideration of € 55.57 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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Delhaize Group updates its policy on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing

Delhaize Group commits to sourcing traceable, deforestation-free palm oil BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group today announces an updated policy on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing that outlines our commitment to source only traceable, No-Deforestation palm oil. Building upon the work we began in 2012 to increase the transparency in the sourcing of […]

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Giant Hypermarket Malaysia donates additional RM470.000 for food aid to low-income households

Shah Alam, Malaysia, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — GIANT, one of MyKasih Foundation’s earliest partners, has Increased its contribution to bring food aid to low-income households by donating an additional RM470.000 to its programme. The cheque was handed over by GCH Retail Malaysia Sdn Bhd marketing director Ruben Brusch to MyKasih managing director Jeffrey Perera […]

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Federated Co-operatives Limited to purchase 14 food stores from Sobeys Inc

Saskatoon, SK‎, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), has agreed to purchase 14 food stores, including 4 co-located gas bars, from Sobeys Inc. FCL has agreed to purchase stores in Edmonton (4), Winnipeg (4), and one each in Regina, Saskatoon, Taber, Leduc, Wetaskiwin and […]

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The Overwaitea Food Group to convert 11 of its PriceSmart Foods stores to the Save-On-Foods banner

Ambitious Conversion Plan will see all stores converted in just a week Vancouver, BC, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) is pleased to announce that it has set plans in motion to convert 11 of its PriceSmart Foods stores to the Save-On-Foods banner by next Friday, February 14. “With the overwhelming support of team […]

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Wegmans Food Markets to deliver 18,000-pound Valentine to The Greater Boston Food Bank on February 14

NEWTON, MA, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets will deliver an 18,000-pound Valentine to The Greater Boston Food Bank on Friday, February 14 at 10 am: A tractor-trailer filled with 9 tons of non-perishable food products. The Greater Boston Food Bank will, in turn, distribute the items to food pantries that serve the […]

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The Defense Commissary Agency: Yolanda Bowden named shopper insights chief; Willie Watkins selected chief of e-commerce

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yolanda Bowden has been selected chief of the shopper insights division for the Defense Commissary Agency, and Willie Watkins has been selected chief of e-commerce. Bowden’s selection is effective Jan. 25 and Watkins’ selection, Dec. 15, 2013. Both the shopper insights and e-commerce divisions were created after […]

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Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacies: free heart healthy meal with your new or transferred prescription throughout Southern California

Boise, ID, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Here’s a sweet meal deal that’s good for your heart and great for your pocketbook. Starting February 10 at select Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacies throughout Southern California, you can receive a free heart healthy meal. Simply bring a new or transferred prescription to a participating Sav-on Pharmacy to receive a coupon* […]

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Sobeys Inc to sell 30 stores in Canada as part of its divestment program related to the purchase of Canada Safeway

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced that binding purchase and sale agreements have been entered into with Overwaitea Food Group (“Overwaitea”) and Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (“Co-op”), that will see Sobeys sell 22 of the 23 stores it is required to divest as part of its October, […]

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The National Grocers Association announced its Creative Choice Awards “Best of Show” winners

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced its Creative Choice Awards “Best of Show” winners in the Marketing and Merchandising categories at a special reception, held during the 2014 NGA Show.  The “Best of Show” title is the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest. The Best of Show […]

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Nation’s leading low-price grocer ALDI won two nationally recognized awards

ALDI Offers Award-Winning Options at Unbeatable Prices Batavia, IL, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI, the nation’s leading low-price grocer, announced the win of two nationally recognized awards: Private Label => Store Brands 2014 Retailer of the Year and 2014 Product of the Year in the Kid’s Snacks category for SimplyNature Squeezable Fruit Blends. 2014 Retailer of the […]

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S Group’s 2013 retail sales up by more than one per cent to more than €11.3 billion

S Group’s result for 2013 increased by 6.7% from 2012 and stood at €226 million. Despite the generally poor economic situation, S Group’s retail sales went up by more than one per cent to more than €11.3 billion in 2013. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2013, S Group’s total profit before extraordinary items […]

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Sainsbury’s started major recruitment campaign in London for its convenience stores

LONDON, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has started a major recruitment campaign in London to find 500 Team Leaders and 200 Managers for its convenience stores. The drive will bring in fresh talent to power the growth of Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores, with 60 new stores due to open in in London and the South […]

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Tesco: whopping 85 per cent of all Valentine’s Day bouquets are bought on the day itself

Cheshunt, England, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s the news that will shame many British men.  A whopping 85 per cent of all Valentine’s Day bouquets are bought on the day itself. And nearly three quarters of all boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates are sold on February 14 –with a third being bought after working hours, […]

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Sainsbury’s response to flooding across the UK

LONDON, 2014-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — We’re monitoring the flooding and weather closely, and are acting quickly and responsively to offer support to those in real need. All Sainsbury’s stores are open and we are working to ensure our customers across the country experience as little disruption as possible while shopping with us. Our online grocery […]

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METRO AG presents to shareholders the company’s progress made with its transformation process

Sales and EBIT guidance achieved in the short financial year 2013 Growth driving online and delivery sales increased Solid start to the new business year 2013/14 despite tough market conditions Supervisory Board elections: Fredy Raas nominated as a member of the Supervisory Board representing the shareholders Future Management Board remuneration to include Sustainability component Düsseldorf, […]

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Meijer announced major initiative to upgrade its apparel offerings

Best known for grocery, retailer recharges one-stop shopping experience with stylish mix and match apparel for the whole family GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 2014-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is best known for the freshness it offers in the grocery aisles, but more and more Meijer customers are now also looking across the center aisle for bright […]

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Wegmans Food Markets to celebrate grand opening of its 2nd location in Massachusetts on Sunday, April 27, 2014

NEWTON, MA, 2014-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today announced it will celebrate the grand opening of its second location in Massachusetts on Sunday, April 27, 2014. In advance of the grand opening, the second-level 10,500 square-foot wine, beer and spirits shop will open to the public on Saturday, March 29. Additional details on the grand […]

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Foodstuffs North Island comments on speculation about job cuts at its Support Centre in Silverstream

New Zealand, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island has reiterated its commitment to the lower North Island saying it will have a substantial presence in Wellington for the foreseeable future. The comment follows speculation that the company intends making job cuts at its Support Centre in Silverstream. Foodstuffs Auckland merged with Foodstuffs Wellington last […]

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Carrefour introduces “Origin & Quality” lines

PARIS, France, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fresh, high-quality produce made using environmentally-friendly farming methods  “Origin & Quality” – the core of our fresh produce offering: •    87 products, 290 product lines, 20,000 producers, 110,000 t of fresh produce per year. •    Locally-sourced products, as part of the initiative to prioritize the surrounding region. •    Quality […]

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Hostess snack cakes will be sold for up to 40% off at Big Lots locations

Digital marketing campaign tells customers the thrift is back! COLUMBUS, OH, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twinkie fans, rejoice! The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever™ just got sweeter. Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is now the Official Hostess Thrift Outlet. Starting today, customers will be able to enjoy fresh Twinkies®, CupCakes, Zingers®, Fruit Pies, and other great […]

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Groupe Auchan finalized the acquisition of Real hypermarkets in Eastern Europe

Having obtained approval from the anti-trust authorities in Poland*, under certain conditions, Groupe Auchan has just finalised on February, 6th the last part of the acquisition of Real hypermarkets in Eastern Europe with the METRO GROUP. Croix, France, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — With these additional 57 Polish hypermarkets, Auchan now has 85 hypermarkets in the […]

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American Heart Month: Giant Food offers tips to help customers get heart healthy

Landover, MD, US, 2014-2-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recognition of American Heart Month this February, the nutritionists at Giant are offering several tips to help customers get heart healthy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Living a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating right and […]

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Ahold repurchased 3,668,554 Ahold common shares for € 46.34 million between February 3 and 7, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-2-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 3,668,554 Ahold common shares in the period from February 3, 2014 up to and including February 7, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.6306 per share for a total consideration of € 46.34 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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Casino subsidiary Exito to acquire and operate 50 stores from the Colombian company Super Inter

Paris, France, 2014-2-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Exito, a Casino subsidiary, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire and operate 50 stores of the Colombian company Super Inter. Exito will acquire 19 stores in 2014 and will operate the 31 remaining ones, which are subject to a call option exercisable in 2015. Created in 1992, […]

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Kesko Corporation: 85,067 new company B shares subscribed for with Kesko’s 2007C options

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — By 24 January 2014, a total of 85,067 new company B shares had been subscribed for with the 2007C options based on Kesko Corporation’s 2007 option scheme. The subscribed shares have today been entered in the Trade Register. The whole subscription price of €1,041,220.08 is recorded in the company’s […]

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