BRC-Google online retail monitor Q4 2013: serious increase in searches for UK retailers from key export markets

London, UK, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Double and triple digit rises in searches for UK retailers from key export markets. Helen Dickinson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: “The UK is the world’s second biggest online retail exporter, beaten only by the USA. These new BRC-Google figures show UK retailers are investing heavily in international […]

GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd launched e-debit transaction service at all 128 stores nationwide

Shah Alam, Malaysia, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, which operates the Giant hypermarket chain, yesterday launched e-debit transaction service at all 128 stores nationwide to provide the convenience of cashless transactions to Malaysian shoppers, said its marketing director Ruben Brusch. It is the first hypermarket chain in Malaysia to offer customers […]

Kesko Corporation to acquire the company’s own B shares

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Corporation’s shareholders jointly representing over 10% of the votes carried by the company shares have made a proposal to the Annual General Meeting to be held on 7 April 2014 for the number of Board members, their remuneration and the reimbursement of their expenses. Proposal for the number […]

Kesko’s board to propose €1.40 per share dividend for 2013 to the Annual General Meeting

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Corporation’s Board has decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting to be convened for 7 April 2014 that the dividend payable for the year 2013 be €1.40 per share. The Board’s Audit Committee proposes that the firm of auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Accountants, be elected as the […]

Sainsbury’s introduced its new new Spring/Summer ‘14 homeware range

London, UK, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the prospect of longer, sunnier days, refreshing and renewing your home interior can really get you in the mood for Spring. And what better way to welcome in the new season than by revitalising your interior with the new Spring/Summer ’14 homeware range by Sainsbury’s. Displayed in store […]

Carrefour’s franchise partner The Majid Al Futtaim Group opened two new stores

Paris, France, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Majid Al Futtaim Group – our franchise partner – opened two new stores. United Arab Emirates – Al Seef Carrefour Market store opens in Abu Dhabi On 23 January 2014, the Majid Al Futtaim Group – our franchise partner – opened its 25th Carrefour Market supermarket in the […]

National Retail Federation calls for coordinated and comprehensive response to recent criminal cyberattacks

Retailers Commit to Collaborative Approach to Reduce Fraud Calls for Coordinated and Comprehensive Response to Recent Cyber Thefts Washington, DC, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today urged Congress to take a comprehensive approach as it contemplates a national response to criminal cyberattacks in which millions of consumers’ credit and debit card numbers were stolen. […]

National Retail Federation released its 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics

Washington, DC, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the heels of a healthy yet modest holiday shopping season, cautious consumers aren’t quite ready to splurge on Valentine’s Day this year, continuing to keep their budgets in check. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54 […]

New program at Hy-Vee informs customers which seafood comes from environmentally responsible sources

New program will inform customers about Hy-Vee’s high quality seafood that comes from environmentally responsible sources West Des Moines, IA, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responsible Choice – two simple words that now bring a volume of information to Hy-Vee seafood customers. Starting today, Hy-Vee shoppers will see the blue and green Responsible Choice logos […]

Marks & Spencer and Oxfam joint campaign ‘Love, Mum’ to raise money for mothers in living poverty around the world

Joanna Lumley, Abbey Clancy and Zoe Ball launch a new initiative from Marks & Spencer and Oxfam to raise money for mothers living in poverty around the world. London, UK, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CELEBRITY MUMS Joanna Lumley, Abbey Clancy and Zoe Ball today joined forces to launch ‘Love, Mum’, a new joint campaign from […]

Target CFO and Executive VP John Mulligan: Time for chip-enabled smartcards

Minneapolis, MN, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The data breach that struck our company spotlighted the sophistication of criminal hacker networks operating across the globe. We know the attack created significant concerns for millions of customers. We will learn from this incident and we will work to make Target, and the wider business community, more […]

Target accelerates smart card technology implementation to dramatically reduce the threat of credit and debit card fraud

Minneapolis, MN, US, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan, in testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in Washington, D.C., announced today that the company will be accelerating its implementation of smart card technology designed to dramatically reduce the threat of credit and debit card fraud among guests shopping in […]

Russia’s largest retailer OJSC “Magnit” announced the results of its BOD meeting

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-2-4 — /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 February 4, 2014. Please be informed that on February 4, 2014 the BOD meeting was held (minutes of the BOD meeting of OJSC “Magnit” are w/o […]