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Daily Archives: January 30, 2014

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…

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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…

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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 in…

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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 decrease in…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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