Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc updates on Welsh Language in Morrisons pharmacies and stores

Bradford, England, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following recent discussions around the use of the Welsh language in Morrisons pharmacies and stores, we would like to do what we can to help people who choose to use Welsh as their preferred language. We are therefore taking the following steps to enhance further the use of the […]

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc selects Sue Ryder as its next charity partner

Bradford, England, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons colleagues have voted for Sue Ryder to be the retailer’s next charity partner. Sue Ryder won the nationwide colleague vote with 42% of the vote, beating Age UK and I CAN to secure a corporate partnership. Sue Ryder is one of the leading national charities providing care for […]

John Lewis named ‘Official Department Store Provider’ of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

London, UK, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has been unveiled as the ‘Official Department Store Provider’ of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The partnership will see the retailer provide bedding and white goods for the Athletes’ Village. Glasgow 2014 merchandise is also available to buy on johnlewis.com now, and, later in the year, […]

Meijer completes the rollout of its food rescue program across the Midwest

All of retailer’s 204 stores able to support food rescue program by partnering with a local food bank Grand Rapids, MI, US, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer made significant strides in its hunger relief efforts last year, completing the rollout of its food rescue program across the Midwest. With the addition of eight food bank […]

Albertsons to become exclusive grocery store home of Double R Ranch Beef in 32 stores in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming

Boise, ID, US, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons and Agri Beef Co. are taking fresh to a whole new, sizzling, level. These two legendary Idaho companies have a reputation for freshness and quality that can only be earned from decades of satisfied customers. Beginning January 29, 2014, Albertsons will become the exclusive grocery store home […]

BRC Global Standards to allow audit data sharing between suppliers with new changes to its BRC Global Standards Directory

London, UK, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards has announced that it has made a number of technical changes to the BRC Global Standards Directory to allow BRC certificated suppliers to share audit data with other BRC certificated suppliers. Until this announcement only retailers could be given access to the audit data. This new development means that […]

British Retail Consortium director Tom Ironside comments on interchange fees

London, UK, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, an adviser to Europe’s top court has backed long-term legal efforts to end the excessively high costs retailers pay banks to process card payments. Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi has advised that the court should “dismiss the main appeal” from Mastercard. Tom Ironside, British Retail Consortium Director of Business […]

UK retail industry sets ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment

London, UK, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The UK retail industry is today (Wednesday) signing up to a range of ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment, having beaten the previous set across all areas. Commitments to be announced at today’s A Better Retailing Climate launch event include a collective pledge to reduce absolute carbon emissions […]

IKEA raised $13.6 million for UNICEF and Save the Children projects

Thank You IKEA Customers and Co-workers! IKEA US Soft Toy Campaign Raised Over $1 million Conshohocken, PA, US, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA customers and co-workers have partnered with the IKEA Foundation on a $13.6 million (€10.1 million) gift for UNICEF and Save the Children projects to help realize every child’s right to a quality […]

Target plans to open 140,000 square feet store in Kahului on the island of Maui in Hawaii

Store will employ approximately 200 new team members Minneapolis, MN, US, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target is pleased to announce plans to open a new store in the city of Kahului on the island of Maui in Hawaii, in March 2015. The store will be located on Hookele Street as part of the Pu‘unēnē Shopping […]

Russia’s largest retailer Magnit to hold Board of Directors meeting on February 4, 2014

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”, the “Issuer”, MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the holding of the Board of Directors meeting. On January 31, 2014 the Chairman of the Board of Directors made the decision to hold the BOD meeting on February 4, 2014 with the […]

BESTSELLER-owner Anders Holch Povlsen invests in Danish online supermarket nemlig.com

Brande, Denmark, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — THROUGH AN INVESTMENT COMPANY, BESTSELLER-OWNER ANDERS HOLCH POVLSEN BUYS INTO THE DANISH ONLINE SUPERMARKET NEMLIG.COM. BELOW, ANDERS GIVES A FEW COMMENTS ON THE INVESTMENT. What are the reasons for investing in nemlig.com?  I believe that nemlig.com can be one of the very best online retailers of fast-moving consumer goods. […]

Digital retailer Argos opened office in the heart of London

‘Digital Hub’ to open above Victoria store Opportunities for key roles to work in the growing Digital team Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Digital retailer Argos has opened an office in the heart of London with a focus on creating more agile and flexible ways of working and attracting new talent into the […]

John Lewis Partnership to review previously announced pension scheme

Bracknell, UK, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — In March 2013 the John Lewis Partnership announced that it would be reviewing the pension scheme to ensure that it remains both fair to Partners and affordable over the long term. Since then there have been extensive briefings and discussions with Partners and a draft proposal has now been […]

S Group announced slightly over EUR 11.3 billion retail sales in 2013

S Group’s retail sales in 2013 amounted to slightly over EUR 11.3 billion. Comparable sales increased by more than one per cent year-on-year. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to Taavi Heikkilä, CEO of SOK, sales developed best in the grocery trade, where growth amounted to nearly 4 per cent. Poor development of the economy […]

Rite Aid reports same store sales for January 2014 increased 1.8 percent over the prior-year period

Camp Hill, PA, US, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced sales results for January. Monthly Sales For the four weeks ended Jan. 25, 2014, same store sales increased 1.8 percent over the prior-year period. January front-end same store sales decreased 1.3 percent, of which 1.4 percent was attributable to a […]

Toys“R”Us to launch nationwide text-to-donate campaign in support of 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

In-Store and Online Awareness Program Amplifies Company’s Commitment as a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and Seeks Customers’ Support in Helping Athletes Go for the Gold this June; Customers Invited to Text “CHEER” to 80888 to Make a $5 Donation to 2014 Special Olympics USA Games via Their Mobile Device Wayne, […]

H&M supports WWF Conservation Project in the Yangtze River basin, China

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M understands that our long-term success depends on sustainable water usage throughout our value chain, but also that water is a shared resource and a shared risk. So, one year ago H&M and WWF signed a ground breaking water partnership. Through a holistic water stewardship strategy we, side by […]

8 shops on Reunion Island to join the Auchan brand from January 2014

Croix, France, 2014-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Groupe Auchan signed affiliation contracts for 8 shops on Reunion Island. The contracts enter into force this January. On 28 January, 2 hypermarkets will join the Auchan brand, while 6 supermarkets will do likewise with the Simply Market brand on 29 January. The stores’ product offer and sales and promotions […]

Sainsbury’s 2014 voucher collection scheme launches with ambassadors David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds

London, UK, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is investing millions in the return of its Active Kids scheme, to help children lead healthier, more active lifestyles. Fronted by ambassadors David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds, the 2014 voucher collection scheme launches seven months ahead of key changes to the national curriculum on cooking and healthy eating. […]

Sainsbury announced Mike Coupe to succeed Justin King as company’s CEO

Sainsbury’s today announces that Justin King has decided to step down in July 2014 after 10 years as CEO, and that Mike Coupe, currently the Group Commercial Director, will succeed him as CEO. London, UK, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — David Tyler, Chairman said: “Justin is a truly exceptional leader, who has reshaped Sainsbury’s during his […]

Rite Aid raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for United Way of the Capital Region

Member of Pillar Society, Company also Honored with Inaugural $500,000 Club Award Camp Hill, PA, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region. Rite Aid is one […]

S-Group: retailers can make a difference to fix unfair working conditions in high-risk countries

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — There is no quick fix to the problem of unfair working conditions in high-risk countries, but we are moving in the right direction, says S-Group Corporate Responsibility Director Lea Rankinen. S-Group has made major efforts over the last year to enhance supply chain monitoring for foodstuffs. “Customers expect […]

Meijer announced photo contest for its youngest shoppers for co-starring role in new TV commercial

Photo contest will pair iconic penny horse with retailer’s youngest shoppers Grand Rapids, MI, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is offering its younger customers a chance for a co-starring role in an upcoming television commercial at the cost of one cent. The commercial is scheduled to debut across the Midwest retailer’s five-state footprint […]

Russia’s largest retailer Magnit expands its greenhouse complex

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the expansion of its greenhouse complex. Please be informed that “Magnit” has begun construction on the expansion of its “TK Zelyonaya Liniya” (Green Line) greenhouse complex, which is located in the village of Plastunovskaya in the region of […]

Target to open nine new stores in Canada in 2014

Mississauga, ON, Canada, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target announced today that it will continue its Canadian expansion in 2014 by adding another nine store locations to the 124 Target stores now open in all ten provinces.  The majority of the new stores will open in Ontario, with single store additions planned for Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta […]

IKEA Group’s net income increased by 3.1% to $4.2 billion in FY2013

The IKEA Group net income increased by 3.1% to EUR 3.3 billion ($4.2 billion*) for the financial year 2013**; and market conditions continued to improve with strong growth in China, Russia and the US. IKEA US FY13 comparable store sales grew by 6.7%. Conshohocken, PA, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Consumer spending is improving in […]

IKEA Group released its Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2013

Conshohocken, PA, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year 2013 *, released today, shows strong progress on its People & Planet Positive strategy, building on its long history of working with sustainability. This is the first year IKEA Group reports progress against this new sustainability strategy. Highlights from FY13: […]

7-Eleven Inc. in the game to win piece of the pie on pizza’s biggest sales day of the year

Dallas, TX, US, 2014-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eleven, Inc. is in the game to win a piece of the pie on pizza’s biggest sales day of the year, which happens to coincide with the biggest football game of the year. The convenience retailer is offering pizza-loving sports fans and sports-loving pizza fans piping-hot, large Pepperoni […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. amends and extends existing stockholder rights plan to protect tax benefits

Plano, TX, US, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) (the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has acted to protect the Company’s valuable net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) by amending and extending the Company’s existing stockholder rights plan. The Company has over $2 billion in NOLs, which can […]