Target Corporation reported Q2 adjusted earnings per share of $0.78 and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37

Minneapolis, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Adjusted EPS of $0.78 and GAAP EPS of $0.37, Consistent with August 5 Update Target’s digital sales, including flexible fulfillment, grew more than 30 percent in the second quarter, approximately double the industry growth rate. Second quarter U.S. Segment transactions declined 1.3 percent, an improvement of onepercentage point compared with the […]

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New Zealand-owned supermarket New World funds the trial Hunger Provocation Programme started at Starship Children’s Hospital on 18 August

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A groundbreaking pilot programme has just been launched at Starship Children’s Hospital, which aims to help hundreds of children get off feeding tubes, and learn to eat and drink again. The trial Hunger Provocation Programme started at the national children’s hospital on 18 August.  The $45,000 needed for the […]

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Dollar Tree, Inc. reported 9.5% sales increase to $2.03 billion in its results for the second fiscal quarter ended August 2, 2014

Sales increased 9.5% to $2.03 billion Comparable store sales increased 4.5% Diluted EPS, including acquisition-related costs, increased 5.4% to $0.59 Excluding acquisition-related costs, diluted EPS increased 8.9% to $0.61 CHESAPEAKE, Va., 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, reported […]

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Intershop awarded Gold Partner status to SAP e-commerce specialist AGETO Service GmbH

SAP e-commerce specialist AGETO helps customers pave the way for success with its SAP expansion for Intershop 7 Expert partner with lengthy industry experience offers consulting and implementation services for international B2B and B2C omni-channel projects Jena, Germany, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the leading independent provider of innovative, comprehensive services for omni-channel commerce, […]

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e-commerce industry veteran David Ricketts to lead Intershop’s sales organization in North America

E-Commerce industry veteran to drive growth in strategic region Also adds additional talent in technical pre-sales San Francisco, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the leading independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced that it has appointed e-commerce industry veteran David Ricketts to lead the sales organization in North America. It has also […]

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CarMax issues statement regarding recalled vehicles

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax was founded to fundamentally change the way Americans buy used vehicles and is the industry leader in integrity and transparency. As part of our commitment to transparency, we notify all customers prior to purchasing any vehicle from CarMax about the importance of registering their vehicle with the manufacturer […]

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CarMax, Inc. opens 75 positions for the company’s new store in Reno

Retailer Known for Hiring Outside the Auto Industry Accepting Applications for Third Location in Nevada RICHMOND, Virginia, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring approximately 75 positions for the company’s new store in Reno. This is the third CarMax location in Nevada. The new Reno […]

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Gap revealed the first chapter of its new fall campaign by questioning what it means to Dress Normal

The brand issues a rallying cry to be confident in who we are by dressing how we’re most comfortable NEW YORK, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today revealed the first chapter of its new fall campaign which celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means […]

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Toys“R”Us® releases its 20th Anniversary edition of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®

The World’s Greatest Toy Store® Teams Up with Baseball World Champion and Proud Father to Continue Special Needs Advocacy Efforts and Backing #ToysforAll WAYNE, NJ, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced the release of its 20th Anniversary edition of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and […]

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Wegmans LPGA Championship Tournament donates $1 million to United Way’s Children’s Success Fund to help kids graduate from high school

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the conclusion of this year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, Wegmans Vice President Bill Strassburg presented United Way’s Children’s Success Fund with a check for $1 million, more than double the amount donated to the charity for previous tournaments and an amount likely to exceed the final tally of proceeds […]

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Whole Foods Market opens first store in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s first Whole Foods Market offers large local selection, expansive prepared foods and in-store J.Bartlett’s Pub Nashua, N.H., 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer, opened the doors of its newest community market today in Nashua, New […]

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Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raises $600,000 donation to the Meijer Simply Give program to help restock Midwest food pantries

Memorable week of golf raises funds to help restock Midwest food pantries GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Representatives with the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft today deemed the inaugural tournament a success with a $600,000 donation to the retailer’s Simply Give program, which advances its mission of helping Midwest food pantries restock their shelves […]

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Exclusive edition of Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album “1989” to be available only at Target

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Internet just went crazy over Taylor Swift’s announcement of her fifth studio album, “1989,” debuting Oct. 27. Well, we’ve got even bigger news from the superstar singer — Taylor’s teaming up with Target again for an exclusive edition of her album. This marks the third partnership between the duo to date, giving Taylor fans and Target […]

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Matahari Food Business opens 31st Foodmart in Plaza Lippo, Kuningan, Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk (“MPPA”) through its Matahari Food Business (“MFB”) who operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, opened its 31st Foodmart located in Plaza Lippo, Kuningan, Jakarta. The opening ceremony was attended by the MFB Board of Directors, employees, supplier’s representatives and invited guests. This […]

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ShopRite customers raised money to support Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS® on Saturday, September 20

Brings total raised to $260,000 since 2003 Keasbey, NJ, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is proud to recognize the work of ShopRite and its customers in Southern New Jersey for raising more than $47,000, which will go to support the upcoming Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS® on Saturday, September 20. This […]

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Giant Food nutritionists give easy and healthy breakfast ideas to start the school day off right

Landover, Md., 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With back-to-school time right around the corner, help your kids start their day in the right way with a quick and healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, zinc and iron in their diets compared to breakfast skippers. Kids who fuel up […]

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Starbucks mobile truck coming to three college campuses this fall

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Classes don’t begin until later this week at Arizona State University, but there’s already a buzz on campus about a Starbucks mobile truck. The new truck, a pilot mobile service coming to three college campuses this fall, offers a menu of drinks and food nearly identical to what customers would […]

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Alyson Lockley named as the new Head of Own Brand at Argos

Alyson Lockley has been appointed as the new Head of Own Brand at Argos.  Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alyson will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of Argos’ own brands strategy, which is part of its transformation plan to become a digital retail leader, announced in October 2012.  Making […]

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Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donate four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital

Company Thanks MUSC, Starlight for Improving the Life and Health of Kids Matthews, N.C., 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donated four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital, as well as various items, which appeared on MUSC’s Starlight Wish List for its pediatric patients and families. Harris Teeter District Managers […]

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Netflix honored with seven Creative Arts Emmy® Awards

Wins in Comedy, Drama and Documentary Categories Reflect Netflix’s Diverse Slate LOS ANGELES, CA, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix connects with audiences and Hollywood alike, garnering four Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for its lauded series “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” and three wins for its acclaimed documentary, “The Square.” The 2014 […]

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Alliance Boots announces the acquisition of full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group

Nottingham, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots today announces it has acquired full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group (UDG), its pre-wholesale and contract logistics joint venture in the UK, from UDG Healthcare for a consideration of around £66 million for the 50% shareholding it did not already own. The joint venture is already part of […]

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Sainsbury’s cuts the price of unleaded petrol and diesel across its 294 forecourts

LONDON, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has announced that from tomorrow, Tuesday 19th August, it will be cutting the price of unleaded petrol by up to 2 pence per litre and diesel by up to 1 pence per litre across its 294 forecourts. Avishai Moor, Sainsbury’s Head of Fuel, said: “We always aim to offer […]

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Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,102,084 Ahold common shares in the period from August 11, 2014 up to and including August 15, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.8446 per share for a total consideration of € 14.16 million. These repurchases were made as […]

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Piperlime reveals new online shopping experience featuring inspirational social media feeds

Introducing the New, Exclusive Piperlime Collection SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-8-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Piperlime, the online boutique known for being shoppers’ connection to chic, is excited to reveal a new online shopping experience, featuring inspirational social media feeds, and introduce the first-ever Piperlime Collection. Since Piperlime’s launch in 2006, the brand has sought to meet […]

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Morrisons announced 230 stores extend opening hours between 6am and 11pm UK-wide

Bradford, England, 2014-8-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research has established the emergence of a ‘dawn and dusk’ shopper, with one in five consumers now regularly shopping before 9am in the morning and after 8pm at night. Morrisons is responding to the growing trend by introducing an extra 1,600 hours of trading a week – with […]

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The Co-operative Group announced 207 farms will share £4,928,627.46 in premium payments

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-8-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-operative announced today (Saturday, 16 August) an almost £5m shot in the arm for British farmers, who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to members of The Co-operative’s farming groups which were launched in order to back British farmers and agriculture, and to […]

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Foodstuffs: Pams and Budget to adopt Government’s Health Star Rating on all packaging

Foodstuffs has today announced that Pams and Budget product packaging will include the Government’s Health Star Rating. Whakatane, New Zealand, 2014-8-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dave McAteer,  General Manager, Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd says, “We support the principles behind the Health Star Rating System as it provides customers with an easily understandable way to identify the relevant […]

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Big Lots to celebrate the grand opening of its newest store in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on August 22, 2014

OSU Great Archie Griffin to Sign Autographs at Reynoldsburg Grand Opening Columbus, OH, 2014-8-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots announced today that it will celebrate the grand opening of its newest store at 9 a.m. on August 22, 2014. The 30,055 square foot Reynoldsburg, Ohio, store is located in the Century City Shopping Center at […]

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Starbucks hosted nation’s first Solutions City™ event

Grinding coffee beans, a whirring blender, or the hiss of steaming milk are not the sounds you would expect to hear at a mayor’s town hall. Sacramento, CA, 2014-8-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last night (August 13, 2014), however, a Starbucks store on Alhambra Boulevard in Central Sacramento became the setting for a meeting with Mayor […]

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