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 Managing Director Richard Goyder announced senior management changes within the Group

Perth, Australia, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder today announced senior management changes within the Group. Mr Goyder said Coles Managing Director, Ian McLeod, would move to a senior role within the wider Wesfarmers Group, with John Durkan, Coles Chief Operating Officer, replacing him as Coles Managing Director. The changes will be […]

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The British Retail Consortium published ground breaking ideas for the complete reform of the UK business rates system

LONDON, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium has today published  The Road to Reform, a range of ground breaking ideas for the complete reform of the UK business rates system. These innovative options could ensure that customers continue to benefit from competition, provide positive incentives for retailers to invest in property, support the regeneration […]

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McKesson assumes responsibility for sourcing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals for Rite Aid in new five-year agreement

New relationship to drive greater supply chain efficiencies for both companies; ensures highest levels of service for Rite Aid stores and customers McKesson to assume responsibility for the sourcing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals for Rite Aid as part of McKesson’s One Stop proprietary generics program Expanded distribution relationship to provide Rite Aid with daily […]

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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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ICSC: Olympics bring retail revival to Sochi, Russia

Sochi, Russia, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Snow machines, skating rinks, ski jumps, high-speed trains and even a small army of security guards — Russia spared no expense staging the Winter Olympics in Sochi. By some estimates, the government plowed some $50 billion into the event, four times what China spent on its Summer Olympic Games. Nor […]

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Hy-Vee, Inc. to acquire Omaha based Amber Pharmacy

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Amber Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy solutions provider based in Omaha, Neb. Hy-Vee and Amber Pharmacy have been partners in Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions since 2010. This acquisition allows Hy-Vee to expand its current specialty pharmacy […]

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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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Austria’s retailer Leder & Schuh AG won the Retail Technology Award Europe 2014 with Wincor Nixdorf as IT solution partner

Retail Technology Award Europe 2014 Paderborn, Germany, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoes and customers’ feet are now measured electronically to ensure a perfect fit, an exceptional shoe-buying experience and, last but not least, a reduction in returns to online shops. Austria’s retailer Leder & Schuh AG took the coveted Retail Technology Award Europe 2014 for […]

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Ahold repurchased 4,286,262 Ahold common shares for €55.57 million between February 10 and 14, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 4,286,262 Ahold common shares in the period from February 10, 2014 up to and including February 14, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.9651 per share for a total consideration of € 55.57 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

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Delhaize Group updates its policy on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing

Delhaize Group commits to sourcing traceable, deforestation-free palm oil BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group today announces an updated policy on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing that outlines our commitment to source only traceable, No-Deforestation palm oil. Building upon the work we began in 2012 to increase the transparency in the sourcing of […]

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BRC Global Standards announce two new members of the BRC team in the Americas

LONDON, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards are pleased to announce two new members of the BRC team in the Americas. Luis Arturo Saucedo based in Mexico and Miguel Gortari based in Uruguay, both long term supporters of the BRC Global Standards program, will act as a local contact points and provide local technical expertise for businesses […]

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Giant Hypermarket Malaysia donates additional RM470.000 for food aid to low-income households

Shah Alam, Malaysia, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — GIANT, one of MyKasih Foundation’s earliest partners, has Increased its contribution to bring food aid to low-income households by donating an additional RM470.000 to its programme. The cheque was handed over by GCH Retail Malaysia Sdn Bhd marketing director Ruben Brusch to MyKasih managing director Jeffrey Perera […]

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Philippines: SM Investments Corporation (SM) announced the issuance of up to P15 Billion Fixed Rate Peso Retail Bonds

Manila, Philippines, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) announced today that its Board of Directors approved the issuance of Fixed Rate Peso Retail Bonds worth Php10 Billion with an option for oversubscription for another Php5 Billion. The bonds will be offered in one or two tranches with tenors of 7 and/or 10 years. […]

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H&M Group reports its January sales increased by 15 percent vs. the same month last year

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January, the H&M Group total sales including VAT increased by 15 percent in local currencies compared to the same month last year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,184 on 31 January 2014 versus 2,808 on 31 January 2013. Percentage sales development for the month of […]

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Wincor Nixdorf presents its new tablet-based BEETLE mobile POS solution at EuroShop

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf is presenting its new tablet-based BEETLE mobile POS solution at EuroShop. The solution is designed to meet the requirements of international retail companies that wish to offer their customers a more attractive shopping experience with mobile POS functionalities. In addition, Wincor Nixdorf will present its new B2B […]

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Wincor Nixdorf prepares the next release of its store software TP.net for May 2014

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Modern retail software needs to integrate the online and offline worlds and meet all the requirements of functionality, architecture and international orientation in multi-channel sales. This is because, for example, today’s consumers gather information online but make their purchases in stores – or vice versa. And in the process, […]

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The University of Leeds and Marks & Spencer work on new research to drive opportunities for economic growth and expansion in retail

Leeds, UK, 2014-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The University of Leeds is working with Marks & Spencer on new research into innovation in international business models, which aims to drive opportunities for economic growth and expansion in retail. Using a £200,000 grant from the Economic and Social Research Council, experts from Leeds University Business School (LUBS) […]

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Federated Co-operatives Limited to purchase 14 food stores from Sobeys Inc

Saskatoon, SK‎, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), has agreed to purchase 14 food stores, including 4 co-located gas bars, from Sobeys Inc. FCL has agreed to purchase stores in Edmonton (4), Winnipeg (4), and one each in Regina, Saskatoon, Taber, Leduc, Wetaskiwin and […]

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The Overwaitea Food Group to purchase 15 stores in British Columbia and Alberta from Sobeys Inc

15 Grocery Stores across BC and Alberta to be purchased Vancouver, BC, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) is pleased to announce the purchase of 15 store locations in British Columbia and Alberta from Sobeys Inc. As part of Sobeys’ acquisition of Canada Safeway, Canada’s Competition Bureau required divestiture of a number of their […]

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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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ICSC: Strong demand from retailers helped landlords boost income at their properties in fourth quarter

NEW YORK, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Strong demand from retailers helped landlords boost income at their properties during the fourth quarter. At DDR Corp., leasing spreads grew by 13.9 percent year on year for new leases and by 7.9 percent on renewals, driving same-center net operating income up 3.1 percent. “We expect operating metrics […]

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Wegmans Food Markets to deliver 18,000-pound Valentine to The Greater Boston Food Bank on February 14

NEWTON, MA, 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets will deliver an 18,000-pound Valentine to The Greater Boston Food Bank on Friday, February 14 at 10 am: A tractor-trailer filled with 9 tons of non-perishable food products. The Greater Boston Food Bank will, in turn, distribute the items to food pantries that serve the […]

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The Defense Commissary Agency: Yolanda Bowden named shopper insights chief; Willie Watkins selected chief of e-commerce

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-2-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yolanda Bowden has been selected chief of the shopper insights division for the Defense Commissary Agency, and Willie Watkins has been selected chief of e-commerce. Bowden’s selection is effective Jan. 25 and Watkins’ selection, Dec. 15, 2013. Both the shopper insights and e-commerce divisions were created after […]

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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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