The National Grocers Association announced its Creative Choice Awards “Best of Show” winners

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced its Creative Choice Awards “Best of Show” winners in the Marketing and Merchandising categories at a special reception, held during the 2014 NGA Show.  The “Best of Show” title is the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest. The Best of Show […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Consumer optimism about the economy continues to inch upward after bottoming out in October 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism about the economy continues to inch upward after bottoming out in October 2013, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. While the percentage of consumers who say that they are optimistic about the economy remains unchanged from last […]

National Retail Federation: January 2014 retail sales flat due in part to severe winter weather

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat […]

Leading trade associations form cybersecurity partnership

Arlington , VA, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today leading trade associations representing the merchant and financial services industries announced a new cybersecurity partnership. The partnership will focus on exploring paths to increased information sharing, better card security technology, and maintaining the trust of customers. Discussion regarding the partnership was initiated by the Retail Industry […]

Nation’s leading low-price grocer ALDI won two nationally recognized awards

ALDI Offers Award-Winning Options at Unbeatable Prices Batavia, IL, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI, the nation’s leading low-price grocer, announced the win of two nationally recognized awards: Private Label => Store Brands 2014 Retailer of the Year and 2014 Product of the Year in the Kid’s Snacks category for SimplyNature Squeezable Fruit Blends. 2014 Retailer of the […]

Edward Record to succeed Ken Hannah as CFO at J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, TX, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced that Ed Record has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 24, 2014. He will succeed Ken Hannah, who will remain chief financial officer through that date to ensure a smooth transition. As chief financial officer, […]

SM Mall of Asia: 5th Pyromusical Competition kicks off on Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — An amazing display of fireworks and music will kick off on February 15, 2014, Saturday, 7:00 PM at the Seaside Boulevard of the SM Mall of Asia (MOA). The Festival will run for six consecutive Saturdays until March 22. A phenomenal showdown of lights and sounds from 10 […]

S Group’s 2013 retail sales up by more than one per cent to more than €11.3 billion

S Group’s result for 2013 increased by 6.7% from 2012 and stood at €226 million. Despite the generally poor economic situation, S Group’s retail sales went up by more than one per cent to more than €11.3 billion in 2013. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2013, S Group’s total profit before extraordinary items […]

Sainsbury’s started major recruitment campaign in London for its convenience stores

LONDON, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has started a major recruitment campaign in London to find 500 Team Leaders and 200 Managers for its convenience stores. The drive will bring in fresh talent to power the growth of Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores, with 60 new stores due to open in in London and the South […]

Tesco: whopping 85 per cent of all Valentine’s Day bouquets are bought on the day itself

Cheshunt, England, 2014-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s the news that will shame many British men.  A whopping 85 per cent of all Valentine’s Day bouquets are bought on the day itself. And nearly three quarters of all boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates are sold on February 14 –with a third being bought after working hours, […]