NRF’s Neil Trautwein comments on the Administration’s announcement on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel Neil Trautwein on the Administration’s announcement on the Affordable Care Act: “The Administration should receive a gold medal for recognizing the enormous complexities of the Affordable Care Act, and its agility and flexibility in working with retailers and […]

NRF, Hackett Associates: Retail Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports expected to drop 8.4 percent in February

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to drop 8.4 percent in February from the same time last year as the shipping cycle reaches its slowest month of the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail […]

BRC-KPMG: UK retail sales in January 2013 represent the strongest growth since March 2010

London, UK, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales were up 3.9% on a like-for-like basis from January 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 5.4%, against a 3.0% increase in January 2013, the strongest growth since March 2010. The 3-month average total growth was […]

BRC-KPMG: Online sales of non-food products in UK grew 19.2% in January vs. year earlier

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2% in January versus a year earlier. In January 2013, they had increased by 13.5% over the previous year.  London, UK, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January, online sales represented 17.4% of total non-food sales of our Monitor, against 16.3% in January 2013. January online growth […]

Foodstuffs North Island comments on speculation about job cuts at its Support Centre in Silverstream

New Zealand, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island has reiterated its commitment to the lower North Island saying it will have a substantial presence in Wellington for the foreseeable future. The comment follows speculation that the company intends making job cuts at its Support Centre in Silverstream. Foodstuffs Auckland merged with Foodstuffs Wellington last […]

Carrefour introduces “Origin & Quality” lines

PARIS, France, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fresh, high-quality produce made using environmentally-friendly farming methods  “Origin & Quality” – the core of our fresh produce offering: •    87 products, 290 product lines, 20,000 producers, 110,000 t of fresh produce per year. •    Locally-sourced products, as part of the initiative to prioritize the surrounding region. •    Quality […]

B&Q unveiled its seasonal home and garden ranges for Spring Summer 2014

London, UK, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 29th January 2014 B&Q unveiled its seasonal home and garden ranges for Spring Summer 2014 and published its Spring Summer 2014 ‘look book’. The products on display mixed style with innovation, ease of use and British design. The new ranges began going into stores and onto from the 9th of […]

Automotive aftermarket parts provider Advance Auto Parts, Inc. appointed Geno Coradini Vice President, Real Estate

ROANOKE, Va., 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets, today announced the appointment of Geno Coradini as Vice President, Real Estate. Mr. Coradini will lead the Real Estate Function including Lease Administration, Real Estate Development, […]

Miss Piggy Designs Red Carpet Bag for Multimedia Retailer QVC

Fabulously Fashionable Miss Piggy Designs Red Carpet Bag for Multimedia Retailer  QVC Launches Sweepstakes to Celebrate Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted WEST CHESTER, PA, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ever-stylish, ever-fabulous Miss Piggy appeared on QVC last night to announce her latest venture in the fashion world – Miss Piggy’s Haute Tote, which she designed especially […]

H&M Conscious Foundation donates SEK 180 million to UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE

With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation is to support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million over a three-year period. Stockholm, […]

Hostess snack cakes will be sold for up to 40% off at Big Lots locations

Digital marketing campaign tells customers the thrift is back! COLUMBUS, OH, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twinkie fans, rejoice! The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever™ just got sweeter. Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is now the Official Hostess Thrift Outlet. Starting today, customers will be able to enjoy fresh Twinkies®, CupCakes, Zingers®, Fruit Pies, and other great […]

Groupe Auchan finalized the acquisition of Real hypermarkets in Eastern Europe

Having obtained approval from the anti-trust authorities in Poland*, under certain conditions, Groupe Auchan has just finalised on February, 6th the last part of the acquisition of Real hypermarkets in Eastern Europe with the METRO GROUP. Croix, France, 2014-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — With these additional 57 Polish hypermarkets, Auchan now has 85 hypermarkets in the […]