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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Garden designer Adam Frost won gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Award-winning garden designer, Adam Frost, secures another Gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’, in association with Alzheimer’s Society. This is the third Gold medal won by the UK’s leading garden centre at this prestigious show. The garden […]

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Sainsbury’s invites their children’s book publishers to nominate up to two books for their first “Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards”

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced details of the first “Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards”. Sainsbury’s is inviting all their current children’s book publishers to nominate up to two books for each of the three award categories: Baby and Toddler, […]

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Sainsbury’s reduces fat content in its beef mince by an impressive 244 tonnes a year

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its commitment to being the best retailer for food and health, Sainsbury’s has reduced the fat content in its beef mince by an impressive 244 tonnes a year. All labels across its mince range – including pork, lamb and turkey – have been updated to make it […]

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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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Meijer launches “Meijer Free Thursday Nights” and continues “Meijer Free Tuesdays” admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum each week

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A generous gift from Meijer will launch “Meijer Free Thursday Nights” and continues the popular “Meijer Free Tuesdays,” a full night and day of free general admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) each week, beginning this Thursday. The gift supports free admission for the public from 10 […]

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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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Tesco launches new Clubcard ‘Days Out Sale’ offering special deals on exciting UK attractions

Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has this week launched a new Clubcard ‘Days Out Sale’ offering special deals on a range of exciting UK attractions, including Madame Tussauds, London Dungeons and the Eden Project. From safari trips and museum visits to aquariums and castles, Clubcard’s new ‘Days Out Sale’ allows customers to boost […]

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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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Target’s up & up brand to sponsor NASCAR’s No. 42 Turner Scott Motorsports’ (TSM) Chevrolet Camaro for six races

Dylan Kwasniewski to Drive No. 42 up & up Chevrolet Camaro for Five Races CONCORD, N.C., 2014-5-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target is expanding its sponsorship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) to include the up & up brand as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 Turner Scott Motorsports’ (TSM) Chevrolet Camaro for six races.  […]

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Golfer Blayne Barber partners with Target’s exclusive line of activewear C9 by Champion

Web.com Tour professional to wear Target’s exclusive line of activewear MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-5-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced today that golfer Blayne Barber will partner with C9 by Champion, the retailer’s exclusive line of activewear, while competing on the Web.com Tour this season. The 24-year-old Lake City, Fla. native joins a roster of 12 other […]

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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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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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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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Homebase and LEGO recreate the least recognisable flowers ahead of Chelsea Flower Show 2014 and encourage children to get gardening

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, Homebase has tested the nation on its floral familiarity. From buttercup to bulrush the garden retailer has determined where the nation’s blossom blind spots are and has partnered with LEGO to recreate the four least recognisable flowers. […]

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Walmart to double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — At an event with President Barack Obama, Walmart today announced that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020. The commitment is part of Walmart’s global initiative to drive the production or procurement of […]

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BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES APRIL 2014: UK online sales of non-food products grew 11.2% YoY

LONDON, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 11.2% in April versus a year earlier. In April 2013, they had increased by 6.3% over the previous year. In April, online sales represented 16.1% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 15.9% in April 2013. April’s penetration is the […]

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BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR APRIL 2014: UK retail sales up 4.2% on like-for-like basis from April 2013

LONDON, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales were up 4.2% on a like-for-like basis from April 2013, when they had decreased 2.2% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 5.7%, against a 0.6% fall in April 2013. Growth was positively distorted by the timing of Easter. Furniture & Flooring […]

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NACS names Nancy Cuellar-Gochez as its IT coordinator

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nancy Cuellar-Gochez has joined NACS as IT coordinator. Cuellar-Gochez comes to NACS from NCR Corporation where she was a customer engineer. Earlier in her career, Cuellar-Gochez worked at ITT Technical Institute.Cuellar-Gochez earned an associate of applied science degree in computer networking systems and a BS in information systems […]

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7-Eleven launches Mustache Straws and Mason Jar Mugs for Slurpee® drink this summer

Dallas, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers. Now, mustaches are on Slurpee® drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new, novelty Slurpee cup – […]

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CBRE honored with 11 national awards and named Best Property Consultancy at the 2014 Asia Pacific Property Awards

Hong Kong, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRE received 11 national awards and the peak regional award for Best Property Consultancy for the second year running at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014. CBRE New Zealand was named Best Property Consultancy and will now compete against other regional winners from Africa, Arabia, Europe, UK and […]

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Intershop to present at the Adobe Summit EMEA 2014 on 14-15 May at ICC ExCel London

14-15 May, ICC ExCel, London London, UK, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Experience-driven commerce is the future of commerce and Intershop has announced that it will show a live demonstration at the Adobe Summit EMEA 2014, which takes place on 14-15 May at the ICC ExCel, London. The demonstration at booth 4 showcases the integration […]

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Two-time homerun champ Cecil Fielder to sign autographs on May 9 at the all-new ShopRite of Union

Two-time homerun champ will sign autographs this Friday Union, NJ, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cecil Fielder, a two-time home run king and member of the 1996 World Series-champion New York Yankees, will be signing autographs on Friday, May 9 at the all-new ShopRite of Union from 4 to 6 p.m. During his prime, Fielder was […]

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Morrisons branded personal care and cosmetic products now certified by Cruelty Free International under the Humane Cosmetics Standard

Bradford, England, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are pleased to announce that after extensive work across our supply chain all Morrisons branded personal care and cosmetic products are now certified by Cruelty Free International under the Humane Cosmetics Standard. This assures customers that products like our shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and body scrubs are not tested […]

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Wincor Nixdorf to present at European ATMs 2014 on 3rd-4th June in London

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today’s customers are demanding and well-informed, and they are used to communicating and requesting services via a variety of different channels. Online and mobile banking services are therefore a must for today´s retail banks. Yet customers expect to be addressed individually even in virtual environments, and they want […]

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