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 […]