GOME announced stronger-than-expected earnings results in 2013

Special Dividend Declared; Dividend Payout Ratio Increased to 40% GOME to “Build another GOME” with Open Supply Chain Profit attributable to the owners of the parent company surged to RMB892 million, up 222.5% y-o-y Sales revenue amounted to RMB56,401 million, up 10.4% y-o-y steadily Consolidated gross profit margin remained at high level of 18.4% Declaration of […]

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Temasek Holdings acquired 24.95% in HWL’s retail division A.S. Watson Holdings for HK$44 billion

Special Dividend of HK$7 per share to shareholders Hong Kong, 2014-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) is pleased to announce today the formation of a strategic alliance with Temasek by Temasek taking up an indirect equity interest of 24.95% in A.S. Watson Holdings, HWL’s retail division, for HK$44 billion. Benefits of the Transaction […]

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Moynat opened the doors of its first ever foreign boutique at 112 Mount Street in London

LONDON, 2014-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s London calling for Moynat, as the House opened the doors of its first ever foreign boutique on March 12. Moynat won the hearts of the British travelers with the revolutionary Malle Anglaise (English trunk) unveiled in 1870. The ultra-light trunk instantly became an ideal companion for cross-channel voyages. […]

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Carrefour and Clear Channel unveiled the first of its kind virtual fitting rooms in France

Paris, France, 2014-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first of its kind in France: from 19 to 25 March, Carrefour will be treating fashion fans to a completely new experience in partnership with Clear Channel. With “My Virtual Look by Tex”, which combines augmented reality and motion recognition, customers can say goodbye to the grind of […]

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Carrefour Spain rolled out “At Carrefour, everything matters!” TV campaign

Paris, France, 2014-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — A media campaign was launched last 13 March with the objective of ensuring that Carrefour Spain’s customers are fully aware of the advantages Carrefour offers them: a comprehensive offer that goes further than good prices. This is why we can say that “AT CARREFOUR EVERYTHING MATTERS.” > The fact […]

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Walmart kicks off this year’s largest outdoor living, lawn and garden event featuring Black Friday-like prices

Retailer launches Black Friday-like prices timed to the first days of spring to kick off the season BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart is kicking off spring like never before with its largest outdoor living, lawn and garden event of the year, featuring Black Friday-like prices. Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 21, through […]

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Meijer announced new features to its mPerks program to help customers track savings

Overall mPerks savings to customers eclipse $100 million; how much can you save GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-3-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer today announced added features to its mPerks program that allows customers to store digital receipts from purchases in a single place and details exactly how much they’ve saved by shopping at the Grand […]

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ShopRite stores in Hudson Valley raised over $95,000 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

Keasbey, NJ, 2014-3-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite stores throughout the Hudson Valley region raised more than $95,000 in support of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center during the month of January this year. The donations were collected at checkout from the generous customers at ShopRite during the Together for our Childrencampaign and a […]

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The Home Depot® Foundation launched 2nd annual Spring into Service campaign to plant edible gardens for 1,000 Homeless Veterans at Housing Facilities

Team Depot Associate Volunteers to Plant Edible Gardens for 1,000 Homeless Veterans at Housing Facilities across the Country ATLANTA, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, The Home Depot® Foundation launched its second-annual Spring into Service campaign, a season-long initiative to plant edible gardens that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for 1,000 homeless U.S. military veterans […]

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Intershop and Siteworx to jointly demonstrate “experience-driven commerce” at Adobe Summit

Intershop selects Siteworx as a strategic North American partner, furthering Intershop’s continued expansion of U.S. partner strategy. Intershop and Siteworx to jointly demonstrate seamless omni-channel commerce experience using Adobe Experience Manager at Adobe Summit, March 24-28. San Francisco, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced […]

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Carrenza and Intershop launched new joint omni-channel commerce offering

London, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrenza, major specialist in cloud based technologies and Intershop, a leading provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, have announced their partnership and the launch of a new joint offering based on their technologies and services. The joint offering will see Carrenza take the legacy Intershop client/server application and deliver it […]

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Magnit announces results of its BOD meeting held on March 20, 2014

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”, “Issuer”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the results of the BOD meeting held on March 20, 2014. Please be informed that on March 20, 2014 the BOD meeting was held (minutes of the BOD meeting of OJSC “Magnit” are […]

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Price Chopper Supermarkets hosts Kosher Open House to highlight Kosher Passover products on March 30

Colonie, NY, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for Passover, Price Chopper Supermarkets will be hosting a Kosher Open House to highlight the more than 1,000 Kosher for Passover products available, provide samples from a wide variety of Kosher for Passover products and to get cooking tips from kosher catering experts. Passover begins […]

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H&M to launch new Conscious and Conscious Exclusive collections using more sustainable materials

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On April 10th, H&M launches its new Conscious and Conscious Exclusive collections. With two new materials, organic leather from the Swedish leather supplier Tärnsjö, and organic silk, the collections show what can be done in more sustainable materials. “H&M is proud of its sustainability work. Conscious and Conscious Exclusive […]

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IKEA announced plans to expand the warehouse of its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to expand the warehouse of its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI. As a result of this work, IKEA Canton, which opened June 2006 at 311,000 square feet in size, would grow nearly 44,000 SF to the new size […]

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Product recall: IKEA asks customers to bring children’s bed canopies back to any IKEA store for full refund

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA asks customers who have a bed canopy from children’s IKEA intended to be draped around children’s cribs/beds to stop using it and bring the canopy back to any IKEA store for a full refund. The affected bed canopies are: LEGENDARISK, MINNEN bed Canopy set, BARNSLIG BOLL, MINNEN Brodyr, […]

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William Wolfe ICSC’s OAC Summit panelist: Now is a good time to sell assets

NEW YORK, 2014-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ —Now is a good time to sell assets, said a panelist at ICSC’s OAC (Open-Air Center) Summit Thursday, in Washington. “If you have a desire or need to monetize your investment, this is a beautiful time to do it,” said the panelist, William Wolfe, president of First Washington Realty, […]

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Albertsons Shopping Spree Race with NASCAR Driver Brian Scott on Thursday March 20, 2014

Rancho Cucamonga, California, 2014-3-20— /EPR Retail News/ — NASCAR Driver Brian Scott Gearing Up for Sweet Shopping Spree Race at Albertsons Who:     Brian Scott, Richard Childress Racing driver of the No. 2 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet, is preparing to trade in his race car for an Albertsons grocery cart. What:      Traveling at lightning speed is no problem […]

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British Retail Consortium’s Director Helen Dickinson comments on Chancellor’s Budget announcement

LONDON, UK, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget announcement earlier today, BRC Director General, Helen Dickinson said: “Our customers will welcome the Chancellor’s focus on putting more money in their pockets through changing the tax thresholds, fuel duty and savings and pensions arrangements. The BRC’s projections demonstrate that whilst recovery is now a […]

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SRC-KPMG: Total February 2014 Scottish sales decreased by 1.0% compared with February 2013

LONDON, UK, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — In February 2014 total Scottish sales decreased by 1.0% compared with February 2013, when they had increased by 0.7%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 2.5% on last February, when they had decreased by 0.1%. Taking account of shop price deflation at 1.4%, February total sales were up 0.5% in real terms. […]

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British Retail Consortium and Department for Work and Pensions partner to get more people into careers in retail sector

LONDON, UK, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today the British Retail Consortium and the Department for Work and Pensions committed to working increasingly closely in an effort to get more people, especially those under 25, into careers in the retail sector. A formal partnership agreement was launched today by BRC Director General, Helen Dickinson and Employment Minister […]

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The Women Grocers of America announced its 2014 Leadership team

Arlington, VA, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Women Grocers of America (WGA) announced its 2014 Leadership team, which consists of a newly appointed president to succeed Denise Beckman, four Executive Committee Members, and six new Board Members. “I commend Denise Beckman for her exemplary leadership of the Women Grocers of America over the last […]

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Wincor Nixdorf extends payment systems terminals with MEI Banknote recycling system

Wincor Nixdorf is further scaling the portfolio for Cash management in Retail Paderborn, Germany, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf has extended the payment systems terminals by the MEI Banknote recycling system (BNR). Through this Wincor Nixdorf is able to offer a more scalable solution which can easily be adapted to customer demands. “The decision […]

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Venezuela’s 3rd biggest public bank Banco del Tesoro to install 200 new CINEO ATMs from Wincor Nixdorf by July 2014

Hardware and software from Wincor Nixdorf Paderborn, Germany, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Banco del Tesoro is extending its range of customer-friendly automated teller machine services. Venezuela’s third biggest public bank will be installing 200 new CINEO ATMs from Wincor Nixdorf by July of this year, doubling the number of systems in its ATM network and […]

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Intershop to showcase new innovations with Adobe at Adobe Summit 2014 on March 24th-28th in Salt Lake City

Intershop to demonstrate integration of leading B2B and B2C ecommerce platform with Adobe Experience Manager for Experience-Driven Commerce at Adobe Summit 2014 Recently inked collaboration signals continued growth and investments by Intershop San Francisco, 2014-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced that it will showcase […]

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North America’s leading shopping centers operator Kimco Realty Corp. closed new $1.75 billion unsecured revolving credit facility

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2014-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM), North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, announced that it has closed on a new $1.75 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with commitments from 23 lending institutions, replacing the company’s existing $1.75 billion unsecured […]

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Sainsbury: Strong progress in our 20×20 Sustainability Plan with our ‘Value of Values’ campaign reaching consumers and colleagues

LONDON, 2014-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Strong progress in our 20×20 Plan with our ‘Value of Values’ campaign reaching consumers and colleagues Joint top in fish sustainability league from Marine Conservation Society and recognised as market leaders in Greenpeace’s tinned tuna league Signed a new long-term deal with British Athletics and proud sponsors of the […]

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General Growth Properties to report first quarter 2014 on April 28; conference call on April 29, 2014

CHICAGO, 2014-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) will report financial and operational results for the first quarter 2014 after the close of business on Monday, April 28, 2014, and host a conference call for investors and other interested parties at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. […]

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SM Investments Corporation received Anvil Award from Philippines’ Public Relations Society

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation recently received the Anvil Award organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).   SM received an Award of Merit for its 2012 Annual Report with the theme “We Build to Serve Millions”. In the photo are Anvil Juror Dr. Severino Sarmenta, Jr.; immediate past PRSP VP-Internal Jika […]

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Argos promotes John Walden to Group Chief Executive

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Home Retail Group today announces a new management structure for Argos as a result of the promotion of John Walden, formerly Manager Director of Argos, to the role of Group Chief Executive.  All changes are effective immediately. As Group Chief Executive, John Walden will continue to provide guidance […]

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