Intershop Communications AG announced its licensing revenues up 20% in financial year 2013

Licensing revenues grew by 105% in fourth quarter and by 20% during full financial year Total net revenues up 3% to EUR 53.6 million High investments in marketing and sales reflected in EBIT of EUR -3.2 million Jena, Germany, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1), the leading independent provider of innovative omni-channel […]

RILA to partner with National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) to enhance cybersecurity information sharing

RILA Announces Partnership With The National Cyber-Forensics And Training Alliance Arlington, VA, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today announced a partnership with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) to enhance cybersecurity information sharing and expand retailers’ proactive and vigilant approach to cyber threats to protect consumers against criminals. Partnering […]

NRF’s Tax Returns Survey: more Americans opt to stash their cash away for a rainy day

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Having a plethora of options for how to use their tax refunds, more Americans this year are opting to stash their cash away for a rainy day.  According to NRF’s Tax Returns Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 46 percent of those expecting a refund this year will […]

SRC-KPMG: Scottish retail sales up by 4.3% in January 2014

LONDON, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January 2014 total Scottish sales increased by 4.3% compared with January 2013, when they had increased by 2.1%. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.5% on last January, when they had increased by 1.1%. Taking account of shop price deflation at 1.0%, January total sales were up 5.4% in real terms. […]

Tengelmann Group establishes Tengelmann Social Ventures GmbH to invest in social entrepreneurs and businesses

Involvement in Kiddify via new Social Venture unit Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its e-commerce strategy, the Tengelmann Group is further expanding its commitment in this field by founding Tengelmann Social Ventures GmbH (TSV). As a sister company of Tengelmann Ventures GmbH and a 100% subsidiary of the […]

NACS “Future of Fuels” report: Gasoline to remain the dominant fuel powering light duty vehicles through 2040 but consumption and market share will shrink

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gasoline will remain the dominant fuel powering light duty vehicles through 2040, but consumption will drop 24% and market share will shrink 14% as fuel efficiency improves and alternative fuels — led by diesel fuel — increase their penetration into the market, according to a new report released by […]

Gap rolls out its global marketing campaign “Lived-In”

Brings to Life Relaxed and Authentic Spring Collection NEW YORK, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Launching today, “Lived-In,” Gap’s global marketing campaign celebrates an authentic attitude, also captured in the brand’s spring product collection featuring a modern and youthful interpretation of classic, casual styles. For years, Gap has shared its belief in the power of the […]

Major milestone for BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Feeding Communities program: 15 million pounds of nutritious food donated to local food bank since inception

Westborough, MA, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today BJ’s Wholesale Club announced that its Feeding Communities program achieved a major milestone by donating 15 million pounds of nutritious food to local food banks since the program began in November 2011.  The 15 million pounds of food equates to 12 million meals to feed people who struggle […]

Russia’s largest retailer Magnit to hold BOD Meeting on February 25, 2014

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-2-19 — /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 February 19, 2014 the Chairman of the Board of Directors made the decision to hold the BOD meeting on February 25, 2014 with the […]

Marks & Spencer to open flagship store located at newly renovated De Markies development in The Hague

LONDON, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer has today unveiled details of its flagship store located at the newly renovated De Markies development in The Hague. Marks & Spencer Chief Executive, Marc Bolland, will be joined by the UK Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sir Geoffrey Adams to officially mark the opening of the store […]

Global multimedia retailer QVC to set up shop in LA to capture the magic of awards season with three-hour live broadcast

QVC‘s Red Carpet Broadcast to Feature Elegant Fashion and Glamorous Beauty Live Broadcast from L.A. to Spotlight Star-Studded Soiree WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrating red carpet style for the fifth consecutive year, global multimedia retailer QVC will once again set up shop in Los Angeles to capture the magic of awards season with an […]

Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, in collaboration with Jupi Corp, to debut designs for girls at Babies“R”Us

NEW YORK, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, in collaboration with Jupi Corp, will soon debut designs for girls up to 24 months at Babies“R”Us, the nation’s leading juvenile products retailer. The Kardashian Kids collection features much adored motifs including butterflies, shimmering stars and a uniquely sweet take on the Kardashian’s signature […]

ICSC / Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: retailers enjoyed strong weekly sales results thanks to Valentine’s Day

NEW YORK, 2014-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Love was in the air this past week as Valentine’s Day provided a much needed sales incentive for consumers. Given this, retailers enjoyed strong weekly sales results as sales rose by a solid 2.5% for the week ending February 15, 2014, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers […]