H&M again tops the list of the world’s biggest users of certified organic cotton according to Textile Exchange’s latest Organic Cotton Market Report 2013

H&M is again topping the list of the world’s biggest users of certified organic cotton, according to Textile Exchange’s latest Organic Cotton Market Report 2013. With a 29% increase in the last year, H&M manifests its leading position. This is part of the company’s strategic target to use only more sustainable cotton by 2020. Stockholm, […]

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Kimco Realty Corp. announces the publication of its inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report

2013 report highlights Kimco’s commitment to energy savings and community involvement NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 2014-8-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) today announced that it has published its inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report. Over a year in the making, this publication provides a comprehensive account of Kimco’s performance on a range of social, […]

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SM Prime Holdings, Inc. reports 12% increase of its consolidated net income in the second quarter of 2014 vs. the same period last year

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-8-5 — /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 12% to Php5.22 billion in the second quarter of 2014 from Php4.66 billion in the same period last year, slightly higher than the 11% growth […]

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The National Grocers Association announces the opening of registration for The NGA 2015 Show

Arlington, VA, 2014-8-5 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced today the opening of registration for The NGA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 8 – 11, 2015. “The NGA Show is exclusively designed for the independent supermarket channel offering over thirty educational workshops and general sessions geared specifically for independent grocers […]

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Toys“R”Us® announces the details of its new brand campaign ‘C’mon, Let’s Play’

#LetsPlay Campaign Demonstrates How Toys Help Fuel Imagination and Inspire Children to Dream Anything They Want to Dream; Toy Retailer Taps Daniel Hashimoto of The ‘Action Movie Kid’ YouTube Sensation as Commercial Director WAYNE, NJ, 2014-8-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced the details of its new brand campaign, designed in partnership with award-winning advertising agency The […]

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Wegmans Food Markets starts recruiting for part-time positions for its new store in Burlington Massachusetts

BURLINGTON, MA, 2014-8-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is recruiting for part-time positions for a new Massachusetts location, Burlington, which is scheduled to open Sunday, October 26 at 7:00 a.m. The company’s third location in the state is part of a shopping and dining destination located on 3rd Avenue in Burlington. The other locations are in Northborough […]

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Rite Aid Corporation announced its July sales increased 4.6 percent over the prior-year period

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced sales results for July. Monthly Sales For the four weeks ended July 26, 2014, same store sales increased 4.6 percent over the prior-year period. July front-end same store sales increased 1.5 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 203 basis […]

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The Meijer Style team to help customers review the ABC’s of Meijer back to school fashion

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s time to start preparing to head back to school. The Meijer Style team plans to help customers review the ABC’s of Meijer fashions. A: Athletic influences have made their way into the season’s new fashions. Look for raglan sleeves, sweatshirt body tees and draw strings on many pieces. […]

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Brian Cornell becomes Target’s new chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today that its Board of Directors has named seasoned retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell as the company’s next chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer, effective August 12. Cornell, 55, joins Target with more than 30 years of experience at some of the nation’s leading […]

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Ingles Markets reports its nine month sales rose 2.9% to $2.87 billion vs. prior year nine-month period

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today reported higher sales and net income for the three and nine months ended June 28, 2014 as compared with the three and nine months ended June 29, 2013. Third quarter net sales rose 4.7% to $978.3 million, an increase of $44.2 million over last […]

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CBRE Group, Inc. completes the acquisition of Preuss Gesellschaft mbH and its subsidiaries

CBRE Expands Building Consultancy Capabilities in Germany with Addition of Project Management Specialists ​Los Angeles, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today announced it has closed the acquisition ofPreuss Gesellschaft mbH and its subsidiaries (“Preuss”), a leading provider of project management services in Germany. Preuss focuses on the project management of new real […]

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CBRE Group, Inc. acquires specialized project management company Paragon Project Management Pty Ltd

Los Angeles, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has acquired Paragon Project Management Pty Ltd, a leading specialized project management company. The acquisition materially strengthens CBRE’s position as a leader in corporate real estate services in the Pacific Region. Paragon’s national team of 26 professionals will be integrated with […]

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CBRE Group, Inc. acquires CBRE Louisville

Los Angeles, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has acquired CBRE | Louisville, a commercial real estate services firm that has served as CBRE’s affiliate in metropolitan Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana since 1996. CBRE | Louisville is one of the Louisville region’s leading providers of leasing, investment sales, […]

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Horizon Group Properties, Inc. mark the opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass

LOUISVILLE, KY SHOPPING CENTER OPENS 100% LEASED CHATTANOOGA, TN and NORTON SHORES, MI, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) and Horizon Group Properties, Inc. (OTC: HGPI), announced today the grand opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, which opened fully leased with 90 stores and eateries. The center opened to the […]

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Foodstuffs: New Zealand’s largest food distribution centre expected to be complete by September 2014

Whakatane, New Zealand, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Foodstuffs South Island purchased the 13 hectare Hornby ‘Greenfields’ property in February 2011 it was with a view to develop the site into the key South Island distribution centre (DC) and future of supply chain for the South Island business. Construction at the site commenced in 2013 with the […]

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Kingfisher announces the second instalment of its European Home Report

Rising energy prices are homeowners’ number one fear Home improvement increasingly seen as a way to add value LONDON, 2014-8-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer whose businesses include B&Q and Castorama, has unveiled the second instalment of its European Home Report, two years on since the first:  a survey of 17,000 householders’ attitudes […]

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NRF’s VP for Government Relations David French comments on National Labor Relations Board decision on franchise model

Further evidence that the NLRB has lost all credibility WASHINGTON,  2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the National Labor Relations Board decision on what constitutes a joint employer: “The staff decision issued today by the National Labor Relations Board recommending that McDonald’s and […]

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NRF acknowledged outstanding small business retail owners as part of the National Retail Federation’s Retail Advocates Summit

Chicago’s Art Potash Named America’s Retail Champion of the Year during Retail Advocates Summit WASHINGTON, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the National Retail Federation’s Retail Advocates Summit and congressional fly-in, NRF today acknowledged outstanding small business retail owners and community leaders for their grassroots advocacy and engagement on federal, state and local issues. As part […]

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Delhaize Group will announce its second quarter 2014 results on Thursday August 7, 2014

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group will announce its second quarter 2014 results (ended June 30, 2014) on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group’s website (www.delhaizegroup.com) immediately after its publication. The Delhaize Group management team will discuss the second quarter 2014 results during […]

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RILA President Sandy Kennedy comments on House Majority Whip staff announcement

Arlington, VA, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Bill Hughes has been named Policy Director for House Majority Whip-Elect Steve Scalise (R-LA). “Bill is an exceptionally talented professional. Bill’s substantial contributions to the retail industry’s public policy efforts are central […]

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Wegmans Food Markets and Driscoll’s to sponsor the 8th Annual Strawberry Days fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey

PRINCETON, NJ, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The caring folks of Driscoll’s have once again partnered with Wegmans Food Markets to sponsor the 8th Annual Strawberry Days fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ). The three day fundraising event aims to promote a healthy summer snack while raising awareness and critical funds for […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts signed multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees Brian and Sharon Weidendorf for seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota

CANTON, MA, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015. Led […]

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Whole Foods Market announced new store for the Northern California region in Midtown Sacramento

Emeryville, Calif., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today a new store for the Northern California region, in Midtown Sacramento at 20th and L streets. The store will be approximately 40,000 square feet and serve as the first floor of a mixed-use building with residential units above. Shoppers will be able to park in […]

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Rite Aid gears up for this year’s back-to-school season with nearly 4,600 convenient locations nationwide

National Retail Federation Expects Combined Back-to-School and Back-to-College Spending to Reach $74.9 Billion Rite Aid Featuring Great Deals on Electronics and Schools Supplies, Which Are Expected to Top Shopping Lists CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The back-to-school season is fast approaching and with nearly 4,600 convenient locations nationwide, students can count on Rite […]

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Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters outside of Chicago

190,000-square-foot stores in Homer Glen and Mokena bring fresh value to local communities GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters outside of Chicago today, Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The Homer Glen and Mokena stores are creating 600 new jobs and provide local residents with a great option for one-stop […]

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Michigan State University’s Lindsey McPherson and University of Michigan’s Grace Choi to compete in Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

College athletes awarded sponsor exemptions from Meijer to enter into the professional field GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindsey McPherson, of Michigan State University, and Grace Choi, of the University of Michigan, will compete alongside the best female golfers in the world. “We are pleased to invite Lindsey and Grace to play in their first […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit opens its 60 “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 60th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 60th “Magnit Family” store located at 116/1, Pobedy prospect, Orenburg, Volga federal district. Assortment of the […]

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Ingles Markets, Incorporated to host online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on August 4, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on August 4, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its third quarter ended June 28, 2014, on August 4, 2014. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call will be available […]

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Morrisons becomes UK’s first retailer to sign the Responsible Can Packaging Pledge

Bradford, England, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is the first UK retailer to sign the Responsible Can Packaging Pledge, meaning it will not produce or sell any carbonated product with more than four units of alcohol in a single-serve can. The Responsible Can Packaging Pledge forms part of the Department of Health’sResponsibility Deal, which aims to engage manufacturers […]

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Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC: Andrew Higginson will become the company’s Chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015

Bradford, England, 2014-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (“Morrisons”) announces that Andrew Higginson will become the company’s Chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015. Andrew will join the board on 1 October 2014 as non-executive Deputy Chairman and Chairman Elect. Andrew is currently the Chairman of Poundland Plc and N […]

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