Australia: Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder announced senior management changes within the Group

Perth, Australia, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder today announced senior management changes within the Group. Mr Goyder said Coles Managing Director, Ian McLeod, would move to a senior role within the wider Wesfarmers Group, with John Durkan, Coles Chief Operating Officer, replacing him as Coles Managing Director. The changes will be […]

The British Retail Consortium published ground breaking ideas for the complete reform of the UK business rates system

LONDON, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium has today published  The Road to Reform, a range of ground breaking ideas for the complete reform of the UK business rates system. These innovative options could ensure that customers continue to benefit from competition, provide positive incentives for retailers to invest in property, support the regeneration […]

McKesson assumes responsibility for sourcing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals for Rite Aid in new five-year agreement

New relationship to drive greater supply chain efficiencies for both companies; ensures highest levels of service for Rite Aid stores and customers McKesson to assume responsibility for the sourcing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals for Rite Aid as part of McKesson’s One Stop proprietary generics program Expanded distribution relationship to provide Rite Aid with daily […]

Australia: Wesfarmers released landmark publication about its extraordinary story

Perth, Australia, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The extraordinary story of how a humble Western Australian farmers’ co-operative became one of the nation’s top ten companies is revealed in a landmark publication to be launched today, Tuesday, 18 February. Based on interviews with scores of past and present staff and the families of the company’s founding […]

NGA SupermarketGuru Consumer Survey: shoppers want professional support for healthier eating habits in supermarkets

The Annual National Grocers Association-SupermarketGuru Consumer Survey Reveals Shoppers Want Support to Eat Healthier Including Professionals on the Selling Floor to Guide Food-Buying Decisions.  LAS VEGAS, NV, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers are spending more than half of their fresh-food dollars in supermarkets and want professionals on the shopping floor to support healthier eating habits […]

National Grocers Association announced over 3,100 grocery retailers and wholesalers attended its 2014 Show in Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With record attendance and a larger expo floor, which featured six partner pavilions, the National Grocers Association (NGA) concluded its 2014 Show today. Over 3,100 independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, and other Show participants attended this year’s conference, while close to 400 industry partners displayed their latest products […]

ICSC: Olympics bring retail revival to Sochi, Russia

Sochi, Russia, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Snow machines, skating rinks, ski jumps, high-speed trains and even a small army of security guards — Russia spared no expense staging the Winter Olympics in Sochi. By some estimates, the government plowed some $50 billion into the event, four times what China spent on its Summer Olympic Games. Nor […]

Hy-Vee, Inc. to acquire Omaha based Amber Pharmacy

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Amber Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy solutions provider based in Omaha, Neb. Hy-Vee and Amber Pharmacy have been partners in Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions since 2010. This acquisition allows Hy-Vee to expand its current specialty pharmacy […]

New Hy-Vee’s Kids Fit program expands to include one-mile fun run and 5K options to fight childhood obesity

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kids of all ages and skill levels will have additional opportunities to participate in events making up the new Hy-Vee Kids Fit program. The events will build on the kids triathlon offerings Hy-Vee has held in the past, but will expand to include one-mile fun run and […]

Austria’s retailer Leder & Schuh AG won the Retail Technology Award Europe 2014 with Wincor Nixdorf as IT solution partner

Retail Technology Award Europe 2014 Paderborn, Germany, 2014-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoes and customers’ feet are now measured electronically to ensure a perfect fit, an exceptional shoe-buying experience and, last but not least, a reduction in returns to online shops. Austria’s retailer Leder & Schuh AG took the coveted Retail Technology Award Europe 2014 for […]