Geek Squad, Best Buy to help more than 300 people bridge the digital literacy gap with EveryoneOn seminars this year

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ricky Hester is a licensed electrician who knows full well the role computers will play as the 44-year-old advances further in his career. “That’s what this era we are living in is all about – computers,” he said. “When I went through the apprenticeship for engineering, it took five […]

NRF’s Senior VP David French comments on the Administration Leadership On Patent Trolls

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President David French before his meetings at the White House, where the administration will announce a series of steps aimed at protecting business owners and innovators from patent trolls: “The National Retail Federation credits the administration’s attention to strengthening the United States patent […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. to release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Wednesday, February 26

PLANO, TX, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Wednesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. ET, followed by a live conference call and webcast conducted by Chief Executive Officer Mike Ullman and Chief Financial Officer […]

Sainsbury’s research: 85% do not know how many calories in a glass of wine

LONDON, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — 85% of adults do not know how many calories there are in a glass of wine according to new research released today from Sainsbury’s. The study comes as the retailer launches calorie labelling on a selection of its new own-brand wines. 85% do not know how many calories in a […]

Dana Langley Birdsong joined National Association of Convenience Stores as political relations director

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dana Langley Birdsong has joined NACS as its political relations director.Birdsong comes to NACS after several years of running her own consulting business working with former members of Congress, federal candidates and nonprofits on fund-raising and grassroots initiatives. Prior to consulting she was director for advocacy, grassroots & political […]

Philippines: SM Prime Holdings to give warm welcome for winter Olympian and skating rink talent Michael Martinez

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings Inc., the property conglomerate of the SM Group of Companies, is all set to give a warm welcome for winter Olympian and homegrown skating rink talent Michael Martinez as he comes home on February 23, 2014 from a sensational performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics […]

The John Lewis Partnership: David Anderson to step down from the Board and Chair of the Partnership’s Audit and Risk Committee

LONDON, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that David Anderson has decided to step down from the Board and Chair of the Partnership’s Audit and Risk Committee for health reasons. David Anderson joined the John Lewis Partnership Board in February 2011 and became Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee in […]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it is significantly accelerating its capital plan for U.S. small store format openings for the current fiscal year

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Behind a real estate strategy focused on providing the broadest selection of products and convenient access through a digitally connected, multi-format portfolio, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it is significantly accelerating its capital plan for U.S. small store format openings for the current fiscal year. The company […]