Belk to invest $12.6M in expansion and renovation of its store at CoolSprings Galleria

Belk to invest $12.6 million for total renovation of two-level main store and opening of new 50,000 square foot men’s and kids store on first level of former Sears building Improvements to include exciting new shopping décor and expanded offerings of premium brands of apparel, shoes, accessories and home merchandise CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2014-2-21 — /EPR Retail […]

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Philippines: SM Prime Holdings to give warm welcome for winter Olympian and skating rink talent Michael Martinez

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings Inc., the property conglomerate of the SM Group of Companies, is all set to give a warm welcome for winter Olympian and homegrown skating rink talent Michael Martinez as he comes home on February 23, 2014 from a sensational performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics […]

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it is significantly accelerating its capital plan for U.S. small store format openings for the current fiscal year

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Behind a real estate strategy focused on providing the broadest selection of products and convenient access through a digitally connected, multi-format portfolio, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it is significantly accelerating its capital plan for U.S. small store format openings for the current fiscal year. The company […]

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NRF’s Tax Returns Survey: more Americans opt to stash their cash away for a rainy day

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Having a plethora of options for how to use their tax refunds, more Americans this year are opting to stash their cash away for a rainy day.  According to NRF’s Tax Returns Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 46 percent of those expecting a refund this year will […]

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Gap rolls out its global marketing campaign “Lived-In”

Brings to Life Relaxed and Authentic Spring Collection NEW YORK, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Launching today, “Lived-In,” Gap’s global marketing campaign celebrates an authentic attitude, also captured in the brand’s spring product collection featuring a modern and youthful interpretation of classic, casual styles. For years, Gap has shared its belief in the power of the […]

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Global multimedia retailer QVC to set up shop in LA to capture the magic of awards season with three-hour live broadcast

QVC‘s Red Carpet Broadcast to Feature Elegant Fashion and Glamorous Beauty Live Broadcast from L.A. to Spotlight Star-Studded Soiree WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrating red carpet style for the fifth consecutive year, global multimedia retailer QVC will once again set up shop in Los Angeles to capture the magic of awards season with an […]

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Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, in collaboration with Jupi Corp, to debut designs for girls at Babies“R”Us

NEW YORK, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, in collaboration with Jupi Corp, will soon debut designs for girls up to 24 months at Babies“R”Us, the nation’s leading juvenile products retailer. The Kardashian Kids collection features much adored motifs including butterflies, shimmering stars and a uniquely sweet take on the Kardashian’s signature […]

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ICSC / Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: retailers enjoyed strong weekly sales results thanks to Valentine’s Day

NEW YORK, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Love was in the air this past week as Valentine’s Day provided a much needed sales incentive for consumers. Given this, retailers enjoyed strong weekly sales results as sales rose by a solid 2.5% for the week ending February 15, 2014, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers […]

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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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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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Belk announced the semifinalists for the company’s 2014 Southern Musician Showcase

Charlotte, NC, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk today announced the semi-finalists for the company’s 2014 Southern Musician Showcase. Chosen from more than 2,000 submissions, the 33 semi-finalists will now perform at live auditions in Live Nation venues in Atlanta, Nashville, Austin and New Orleans. Winners of those auditions will move on to a final competition […]

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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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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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NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Consumer optimism about the economy continues to inch upward after bottoming out in October 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism about the economy continues to inch upward after bottoming out in October 2013, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. While the percentage of consumers who say that they are optimistic about the economy remains unchanged from last […]

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SM Mall of Asia: 5th Pyromusical Competition kicks off on Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — An amazing display of fireworks and music will kick off on February 15, 2014, Saturday, 7:00 PM at the Seaside Boulevard of the SM Mall of Asia (MOA). The Festival will run for six consecutive Saturdays until March 22. A phenomenal showdown of lights and sounds from 10 […]

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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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Rite Aid announced the two winners of the 2013 Favorite Pharmacy Team Member contest

New Jersey Pharmacy Cashier and Massachusetts Customer Each Win $2,500 Rite Aid Gift Card in Customer Service Sweeps CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is proud to announce the two winners of the 2013 Favorite Pharmacy Team Member contest are a pharmacy cashier from Cliffside Park, N.J., and a loyal customer of the […]

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B&Q unveiled its seasonal home and garden ranges for Spring Summer 2014

London, UK, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 29th January 2014 B&Q unveiled its seasonal home and garden ranges for Spring Summer 2014 and published its Spring Summer 2014 ‘look book’. The products on display mixed style with innovation, ease of use and British design. The new ranges began going into stores and onto www.DIY.com from the 9th of […]

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Wincor Nixdorf to demonstrate new omnichannel and mobile strategies at EuroShop 2014

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-2-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf is demonstrating at EuroShop 2014 how retail businesses can easily and cost-effectively implement new omnichannel and mobile strategies to drive sales and operation efficiency and enhance the customer experience. The company’s solutions increase employee efficiency and business performance to ultimately improve the shopping experience for customers throughout […]

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Best Buy and Geek Squad Share Digital Learning at Digital Learning Day in Washington D.C.

Washington, DC, US, 2014-2-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The intersection of educational and entertaining was struck perfectly with the interactive Stencyl videogame program Wednesday in Washington D.C., said Geek Squad Agent Tavis Sellers. The hundreds of teachers and policymakers at the expo couldn’t help but gravitate toward the Best Buy and Geek Squad booth at Digital Learning Day at […]

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Giant Food® launched its first-ever smoothie bar in McLean, VA

Landover, MD, US, 2014-2-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — To continue helping customers adapt healthier lifestyles, Giant Food® has launched its first-ever smoothie bar. This healthy, new in-store addition is located at 1454 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Va. “Now, more than ever, folks in this area are constantly on the go. During the course of a […]

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Harris Teeter announced the first week winner of its Together in Education (TIE) $100,000 Giveaway

Nine Weeks, $90,000 in Prizes Remain Matthews, NC, US, 2014-2-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Feb. 1, 2014, as part of Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) $100,000 Giveaway, Week 1 winner David Brown, along with his family earned $5,000 and another $5,000 for Carrboro High School PSTA, the school to which his VIC card is linked. […]

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BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX JANUARY 2014: Overall shop prices reported deflation for ninth consecutive month

London, UK, 2014-2-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overall shop prices reported deflation for the ninth consecutive month in January, accelerating to 1.0% from 0.8% in December. This is the deepest level of deflation since the series began in December 2006. Food inflation slowed to 1.5% from 1.7% in December. Non-food reported annual deflation of 2.7% in […]

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BRC-Google online retail monitor Q4 2013: serious increase in searches for UK retailers from key export markets

London, UK, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Double and triple digit rises in searches for UK retailers from key export markets. Helen Dickinson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: “The UK is the world’s second biggest online retail exporter, beaten only by the USA. These new BRC-Google figures show UK retailers are investing heavily in international […]

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Sainsbury’s introduced its new new Spring/Summer ‘14 homeware range

London, UK, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the prospect of longer, sunnier days, refreshing and renewing your home interior can really get you in the mood for Spring. And what better way to welcome in the new season than by revitalising your interior with the new Spring/Summer ’14 homeware range by Sainsbury’s. Displayed in store […]

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National Retail Federation released its 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics

Washington, DC, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the heels of a healthy yet modest holiday shopping season, cautious consumers aren’t quite ready to splurge on Valentine’s Day this year, continuing to keep their budgets in check. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54 […]

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Sainsbury’s 2014 voucher collection scheme launches with ambassadors David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds

London, UK, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is investing millions in the return of its Active Kids scheme, to help children lead healthier, more active lifestyles. Fronted by ambassadors David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds, the 2014 voucher collection scheme launches seven months ahead of key changes to the national curriculum on cooking and healthy eating. […]

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