Albert Heijn Belgium appoints Luc de Baets General Manager

Zaandam, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Luc de Baets has been appointed as General Manager Albert Heijn Belgium as of 1 June 2014. In this role, he is succeeding Corné Mulders who will be continuing his career outside Albert Heijn at the end of this month. Luc de Baets has worked for Albert Heijn since […]

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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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Co-op food store opens in Mill Woods Town Centre, Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — If you drive far enough south on Wayne Gretzky Drive in Edmonton, you’ll come to Mill Woods, one of the city’s most culturally diverse communities. As you enter the area, you’ll see the North Central Co-op food store that opened today in the popular Mill Woods Town Centre. Prasan […]

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Kimco Realty reports 6.3% increase in FFO as adjusted per diluted share in first quarter 2014 operating results

Kimco Realty Announces First Quarter 2014 Operating Results – Reports a 6.3% Increase in FFO as Adjusted per Diluted Share; Advances Portfolio Simplification and Transformation Efforts NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Highlights for the […]

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Gap Inc. announced its April net sales increased 10% to $1.33 billion for four-week period ended May 3, 2014 vs $1.21 billion last year

Guides to First Quarter Earnings per Share Range of $0.56 to $0.57 SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that April net sales increased 10 percent to $1.33 billion for the four-week period ended May 3, 2014 versus $1.21 billion last year.   Gap Inc.’s comparable sales for April 2014 were up […]

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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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Inter IKEA Group names Mathias Kamprad Chairman of the Board

Luxembourg, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mathias Kamprad has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Inter IKEA Holding SA, the holding company of Inter IKEA Group. Mathias replaces Per Ludvigsson who for some years has been planning to retire as Chairman of Inter IKEA Holding at the age of 70. Prior to Mathias appointment as […]

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CBRE Group, Inc named Most Valuable Employer for Military® for 2014 by

LOS ANGELES, 2014-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. was named a Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military® for 2014 in the annual list compiled by, one of the largest military-focused recruiting firms in the U.S. The MVE award recognizes companies for recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and […]

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‘Emancipation Day’ author Wayne Grady wins First Novel Award

Author of ‘Emancipation Day’ selected to receive this year’s award from a shortlist of five first-time novelists SEATTLE, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — and Quill & Quire today unveiled Wayne Grady as the winner for the 2013 First Novel Award. Grady’s novel Emancipation Day (Doubleday Canada) earned him the title of the 2013 First Novel Award […]

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Tesco wins “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Environmental Performance” award

Tesco has won a top award for its outstanding contribution to environmental performance. Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The award recognises Tesco’s successful efforts to cut carbon emissions across its freight transport operations. Tesco has cut transport emissions per case delivered by as much as 14% in the UK in the last two years, […]

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METRO GROUP plans to operate 50 distribution centers in India by 2020

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP will renew its expansion drive for India where its sales divisionMETRO Cash & Carry has been active since 2003. India will now become one of the key expansion countries at the German trade group, who sets its sights on 50 wholesale markets by 2020. At present METRO runs 16 […]

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METRO GROUP appoints Pieter Haas as Media-Saturn-Holding’s Management Board Deputy Chairman

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The METRO GROUP has paid tribute to the tremendous achievements and the enormous contribution made by Horst Norberg, who announced his resignation as Chairman of the Management Board at Media-Saturn-Holding (MSH) on Tuesday. At the same time, the Duesseldorf-based trading group has decided to delegate his fellow Board Member Pieter Haas to MSH’s Management […]

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John Lewis marks 150th anniversary with marketing campaign and TV advert ‘Never Standing Still’

LONDON, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — To mark its 150th anniversary this year, John Lewis will be launching a significant marketing campaign including a brand new TV advert entitled ‘Never Standing Still.’ The 90 second advert goes live on the retailer’s social media channels on Friday 2 May and will launch on Saturday 3 May […]

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Alliance Boots to acquire Farmacias Ahumada and Farmacias Benavides

Alliance Boots today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada (“FASA”). Nottingham, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The acquisition comprises two main businesses, which together operate over 1,400 stores, with combined revenues of around £835 million. Farmacias Benavides is the third largest retail pharmacy chain in Mexico with around 1,000 stores, and […]

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Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games to be held in Horse Guards Parade Ground and The Mall in central London

British Athletics announces the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games will be held in the iconic setting of Horse Guards Parade Ground and The Mall in central London. LONDON, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — To mark ticket registration opening at 9am on Tuesday 6 May, Olympic champion Greg Rutherford (coach: Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) and training partner Jermaine Olasan (Tawiah-Dodoo) […]

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IKEA begins recruitment process for its future Kansas City-area store, opening Fall 2014

MERRIAM, KS, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has begun the coworker recruitment process for its future Kansas City-area store, opening Fall 2014 at the intersection of I-35 and Johnson Drive in Merriam, KS. Candidates interested in working at the future IKEA Merriam should look online ( […]

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IKEA Foundation campaign ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ raised $10.6M for UNHCR to bring sustainable lighting and energy in refugee camps

Campaign supports camps in Asia, Africa and Middle East with Sustainable Lighting and Improved Access to Renewable Energy and Primary Education CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Foundation announces the ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ campaign, which ran from February 3 – March 29, 2014 raised $10.6 million* (Є7.7 million) globally, and the US […]

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Adam Brotman, Phillipe Bourguignon, and Vivek “Vic” Gundotra join Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. Board of Directors

DALLAS, Texas, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. announced today that Adam Brotman, Phillipe Bourguignon, and Vivek “Vic” Gundotra have been named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Brotman is Chief Digital Officer for Starbucks Coffee Company. In this role, he has responsibility for Starbucks core digital businesses, including mobile and mobile […]

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NRF marks Imports Work Week with “Rethinking Made in America in the 21st Century” report

Report Say Imports are More ‘Made in America’ Than Label Reveals WASHINGTON, 2014-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imported products sold in the United States from clothing to cars contain far more U.S. parts or other content and value and support significantly more American jobs than consumers or policymakers realize, according to a new report prepared […]

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IKEA Group to nominate Lars-Johan Jarnheimer as new chairman of the board from January 2015

Lars-Johan Jarnheimer will be nominated as new chairman of the INGKA Holding B.V Supervisory Board, the board of the IKEA Group, from January 2015. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — He will succeed Göran Grosskopf who will take on the role as chairman of the owner foundation Stichting INGKA Foundation and its two related foundations […]

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AHOLD repurchased 1,960,000 AHOLD COMMON SHARES for € 26.99 million between April 28 and May 2, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,960,000 Ahold common shares in the period from April 28, 2014 up to and including May 2, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.7705 per share for a total consideration of € 26.99 million. These repurchases were made as […]

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Retail Industry Leaders Association to highlight essential role of imports in American economy during “Imports Work” week, May 5-9, 2014

Arlington , VA, 2014-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will highlight the essential role that imports play in the American economy during the third annual “Imports Work” week, scheduled from May 5-9, 2014. May has long been recognized as World Trade Month, with many groups taking the opportunity to underscore the […]

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NACS welcomes Reed Armstrong as its products & services manager

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reed Armstrong has joined NACS as products & services manager. Armstrong comes to NACS after several years as an advisor at Cresa, a corporate real estate firm. Earlier in his career, Armstrong also served as a marketing associate, research & insights consulting, at The Advisory Board Company.Armstrong earned […]

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SM Prime Holdings, Inc. reported consolidated net income increase of 11% to Php4.58 billion for the Q1-2014

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property development companies in Southeast Asia, reported consolidated net income increase of 11% to Php4.58 billion for the first three months of 2014 from Php4.11 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated revenues, rose 3% […]

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Global retail real estate convention ICSC RECon to be held from 18 to 20 May 2014 in Las Vegas

New Schedule, New Hours, New Floor Plan NEW YORK, 2014-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — RECon, the global retail real estate convention, hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), will provide networking, deal making, and educational opportunities for shopping center professionals from across the globe. The convention runs from May 18-20, 2014 and takes […]

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L Brands to broadcast April Sales Report on May 8, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2014-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with L Brands’ sales release, you are invited to listen to a pre-recorded broadcast of the April sales report with Amie Preston, Chief Investor Relations Officer for L Brands (NYSE: LB).  The broadcast will be available on the Internet on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 a.m. […]

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Toys“R”Us, Inc. to hold fourth quarter 2013 Lenders and Note Investors Conference Call on May 7, 2014

WAYNE, NJ, 2014-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. is pleased to announce that its fourth quarter 2013 Lenders and Note Investors Conference Call to discuss the financial results of Toys“R”Us, Inc., Toys“R”Us – Delaware, Inc., and Toys“R”Us Property Company II, LLC has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Participation in […]

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Rite Aid Foundation donates $40,000 to American Red Cross to help victims affected by the severe weather in the southeast

Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid today announced that The Rite Aid Foundation is making a $40,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by the severe weather that occurred in the southeast earlier this week. The Rite Aid Foundation is donating $25,000 to the […]

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