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. […]