Sainsbury’s announces the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards

LONDON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards. Three winners revealed, each to receive £1,000 prize Six runners up also shortlisted by judges All nine books will be £3 when they launch […]

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The National Retail Federation kicks off Retail Jobs Week to highlight value retail jobs

National Retail Federation Takes a Stand to Highlight Value of Retail Jobs, Transform Policymaker Perceptions Chairman and CEO Join in Launching Retail Jobs Week WASHINGTON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today kicked off Retail Jobs Week, a multi-faceted effort to push back against long-held misperceptions about working in the retail industry. Through this […]

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Delhaize Group announces the departure of its EVP Maura Abeln Smith effective November 1st 2014

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is announcing that Maura Abeln Smith, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and General Secretary for Delhaize Group, will leave the company effective November 1st 2014. “I am grateful for Maura’s service. She came to Delhaize Group at a time of transition in leadership. She was committed, […]

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Delhaize Group announces the acquisition of treasury shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-10-13— /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 program […]

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,705,159 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 21.08 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 6 AND OCTOBER 10, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,705,159 Ahold common shares in the period from October 6, 2014 up to and including October 10, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.3636 per share for a total consideration of € 21.08 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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The National Association of Convenience Stores announced the election of its 2014-15 Executive Committee at the NACS Show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced the election of its 2014-15 Executive Committee during its Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Las Vegas. Steve Loehr, vice president of operations support at La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip, was named the association’s 2014-15 chairman. Loehr also […]

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The National Association of Convenience Stores selects 11 college students as recipients of $3,000 NACS Scholarship

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) recoignized11 college students who were selected as recipients of a $3,000 NACS Scholarship from the Convenience Store Foundation for Education and Research. In addition to the $3,000 scholarship, each of the recipients received a stipend to attend this year’s NACS Show in […]

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The NRF Foundation to host its inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City

NRF Foundation to Bring Together Industry Leaders, Tomorrow’s Retail Stars for Inaugural Gala at Retail’s BIG Show WASHINGTON, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation today announced it will host its inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City in celebration of the imagination, inspiration and innovation at work […]

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NACS releases “Ideas 2 Go” DVD

​LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The newly released NACS “Ideas 2 Go” DVD is now available for purchase. The DVD features the 50-plus minute “Ideas 2 Go” presentation that was shown in today’s standing-room-only NACS Show general session. NACS member companies can purchase a copy of the 2014 NACS “Ideas 2 Go” DVD (SKU #30088021) […]

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NACS announces the election of five retail members to serve on its Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced the election of five retail members to serve on its Board of Directors. The new members were named to their positions during the NACS Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Las Vegas. The NACS retail members elected to […]

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Gap Inc. selects Art Peck, the president of its Growth, Innovation and Digital division to succeed Glenn Murphy as the company’s next CEO

Board names proven company veteran Peck to become CEO in early 2015 as Murphy transitions from the company; Bob Fisher to become Chairman of the Board SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. today announced that Art Peck, the president of its Growth, Innovation and Digital division, has been selected by the Board of Directors […]

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Gap Inc.’s September 2014 net sales up 1 percent compared with last year

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that September 2014 net sales were up 1 percent compared with last year. Net sales for the five-week period ended October 4, 2014 were $1.48 billion compared with net sales of $1.46 billion for the five-week period ended October 5, 2013. “September proved to […]

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NGA Spirit of America Award given to Greg Gregerson of Gregerson’s Foods and Pharmacy Inc at Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Greg Gregerson, president and CEO of Gregerson’s Foods and Pharmacy, Inc., has been presented with the NGA Spirit of America Award at the Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon, held Wednesday, October 8. The award is one of NGA’s top honors and recognizes […]

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Commissary customers and employees donated nearly million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charities during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary customers and employees donated nearly a million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charitable organizations during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign, June 1-Sept. 12. “Our customers and employees continue to support this program in an even bigger way every year,” said […]

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Wincor Nixdorf commissioned research explains how banks can benefit by outsourcing the management of their ATM networks to expert third-party provider

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. market research firm IDC has published a white paper entitled “Optimizing customer experience through innovative management of the ATM fleet” commissioned by Wincor Nixdorf explaining how banks can benefit operationally and financially by outsourcing the management of their ATM network to an expert third-party provider. For […]

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CBRE named Commercial Agency of the Year at the 2014 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales Awards for Excellence

Sydney, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE has been named Commercial Agency of the Year at the 2014 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales Awards for Excellence. CBRE’s Shaun Kenney was also named Commercial Property Manager of the Year at the prestigious awards, which recognise outstanding achievements and innovation in all fields of real estate […]

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CBRE: The U.S. commercial real estate market strengthened strongly across all property types in the third quarter of 2014

Office Market Posts Strongest Vacancy Decline in Eight Years ​Los Angeles, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. commercial real estate market strengthened strongly across all property types in the third quarter of 2014 (Q3 2014), with the office sector delivering its best performance in eight years, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. […]

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Starbucks donates $2 million to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation benefitting educational opportunities for youth from Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea sales

SEATTLE, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — Since the April launch of Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea, Starbucks has donated nearly $2 million to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation benefitting educational opportunities for youth in communities across the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Every person who purchases Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea is making a difference through the […]

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Carrefour ranked at the top in the French magazine Enjeux les Echos’s list of companies in the CAC 40 committed to CSR strategy

PARIS, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — This week, French magazine Enjeux les Echos published a list of companies in the CAC 40 which were found to be the most committed to a CSR strategy. Carrefour was in joint first position, alongside Airbus, Schneider Electric and Lafarge. The survey conducted by Enjeux les Echos set out to […]

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. elects B. Craig Owens to its Board of Directors

Accomplished consumer industries executive brings deep financial and operational experience to Board PLANO, Texas, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) today announced that B. Craig Owens, a highly accomplished and respected executive in the consumer food and beverage industry, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Owens recently retired from […]

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. presented plans for restoring sustainable profitable growth over the next three years at its 2014 analyst meeting in New York

Company outlines opportunities to achieve $1.2 Billion in EBITDA by 2017 Key initiatives include revitalizing center core, driving increased home store productivity and maximizing omnichannel capabilities Plans include opening additional Sephora inside JCPenney locations and more than 100 new Disney shops PLANO, Texas, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — At its 2014 analyst meeting in New York City […]

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ShopRite and Kimberly-Clark to bring trees to Newark with donation of $50,000 to the Greater Newark Conservancy’s summer Urban Tree Tenders intern program

Keasbey, NJ, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite and Kimberly-Clark have partnered to bring trees to the city of Newark with a donation of $50,000 to the Greater Newark Conservancy’s summer Urban Tree Tenders intern program. The Urban Tree Tenders program provides supervised training for Newark youth in landscaping and horticulture to increase employability and earning potential. […]

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The Co-operative Food pledges to reinvest profits from its entire carrier bag range to community projects across Scotland

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — Good causes will bag more than just the 5p carrier bag charge from The Co-operative Food in Scotland. The community retailer today (Wednesday, 8 October) pledged to reinvest profits from its entire carrier bag range, and not just the 5p charge on single-use carrier bags, to good causes. […]

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Penzance firefighters attend the re-launch of The Co-operative Food in Newlyn’s new look

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — Firefighters from Penzance attended The Co-operative Food in Newlyn today (Wednesday, 8 October) after responding to a call to re-launch the new-look food store for the community. Members of Orange Watch last attended the store in mid-July when a fire in the early hours of the morning caused […]

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Wincor Nixdorf and Wayne Fueling Systems to showcase hardware and software solutions for fuel and convenience stores at 2014 NACS Show in Las Vegas, October 7-10

Wincor Nixdorf to Feature Products at NACS Show October 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas Paderborn, Germany, 2014-10-8— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced and innovative retail technologies, announced in June 2014 it will form a global alliance with Wayne Fueling Systems and will showcase hardware and software solutions for fuel and […]

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Starbucks and its customers donate $75,000 to Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s initiative to reduce youth violence – A Better Seattle

SEATTLE, 2014-10-8— /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks and its customers are donating $75,000 to Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s A Better Seattle – the coach’s initiative to reduce youth violence by providing education, resources and opportunities through outreach workers in several Western Washington cities. Part of the $75,000 contribution comes from customers in Washington who used […]

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Walmart announces 50 food banks with the most votes as part of its Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign

Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign distributes $3.7 million in donations to help fight U.S. hunger Bentonville, Ark., 2014-10-8— /EPR Retail News/ — From Sept.15 to Oct. 5, more than 362,000 votes were cast for 129 participating Feeding America food banks as part of Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign. Local communities rallied together throughout the […]

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Hy-Vee returns to its roots in Austin with plans to build new 60,000 – 90,000sq ft grocery store at Oak Park Mall

AUSTIN, Minn., 2014-10-8— /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. officials announced today that it would return to its roots in Austin with plans to build a new 60,000 – 90,000-square-foot grocery store at Oak Park Mall — the location of Hy-Vee’s original Austin store. “We’ve been a part of this community for almost 40 years, and […]

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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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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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