New Zealand: Entries for the 2014 New World Wine Awards open on 12 May

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entries for the 2014 New World Wine Awards open on 12 May and top winemakers are encouraging their peers to enter. In addition to the distinction of an award that recognises quality on the same international scale as all other wine competitions, winning winemakers are guaranteed national distribution […]

SASCO to release cash dividends for the financial year 2013 with lump sum of 33,750,000 Saudi Riyals

Malaz, Riyadh, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reference to SASCO Ordinary General Assembly Meeting (thirty one) held at 4:00 pm of Tuesday April 29th 2014 at SASCO Head office (Al-Ehsa Street Malaz – Riyadh) which was decided to release cash dividends for the financial year 2013 with a lump sum of 33,750,000 Saudi Riyals equivalent to 7.5% of […]

Harris Teeter and Cargill Meat Solutions to host ceremony to present Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina with protein and cash donation

Charlotte, N.C. , 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Donation Timed to Celebrate Launch of USDA Certified Very Tender Program at Harris Teeter Date:        Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Time:        10 a.m. Location:   Ballantyne Commons Harris Teeter 15007 John J. Delaney Drive Charlotte, N.C. 28277 Live shots are welcomed! Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Harris Teeter and […]

Tesco launches its transformed homeware range with over 2000 new products available online and in store

Cheshunt, England, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is helping customers to accessorise their homes with the latest design trends, through the launch of its transformed homeware range. The range, led by a new team, reflects current fashions and offers a choice of five key Spring/Summer trends. It encourages customers to make the most of their home life. […]

Walmart and key suppliers commit to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling

Leading CEOs pledge to increase sustainable food production, launch recycling fund BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today joined forces with CEOs from more than a dozen global companies to sign new commitments that accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling. The pledges kicked off Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day collaboration to expand […]

Walmart brings first-of-its-kind auto insurance comparison service to its customers in partnership with

Site brings quick and easy access to the auto insurance shopping experience by allowing customers to compare and buy real policies all in one place BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Attention drivers! Online comparison shopping for auto insurance just got much easier. To help answer the question, “How do I know I’m getting a […]

Sainsbury’s announced multiple management team changes

LONDON, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s today announces a number of internal moves and promotions to its management team, taking effect from 11 May. Roger Burnley, currently MD of General Merchandise, Clothing and Logistics, becomesRetail and Operations Director leading a newly combined team of Supermarkets, Convenience and Logistics Helen Buck, currently Retail Director, becomes Business Development Directorresponsible […]

Sainsbury’s the UK’s first retailer to launch Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable tuna sandwich

LONDON, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a MSC certified sustainable tuna sandwich. With a range of MSC certified pole & line caught sandwiches and salads launching this month, it follows the retailer’s introduction of MSC certified canned skipjack tuna sourced from the Maldives in 2013. The range, including […]

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB approved dividend of SEK 9.50 per share on its AGM on 29 April

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday 29 April H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB held its Annual General Meeting under the chairmanship of lawyer Sven Unger. The AGM approved the dividend of SEK 9.50 per share in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal. The record day is 5 May 2014. The […]

Home Retail Group announces its results for the 52 weeks to 1 March 2014

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, today announces its results for the 52 weeks to 1 March 2014. OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS Good performances at both Argos and Homebase, with both businesses delivering positive like-for-like sales growth throughout the year Argos Transformation plan progress: Increased […]

Petorama announces opening of PANGEA Nature Center inside their store

PETORAMA a Fish & Reptile Specialty store in business since 2004 announces the opening of a Nature Center within the store.  Mansfield, TX, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — PETORAMA, a fish & reptile specialty store opened a nature center within the store named PANGEA. The 2,500 square feet nature center within the 4,400 square feet store, […]

dmc digital media center redesigned EDEKA Minden-Hanover online shopping platform based on Intershop 7

Forward-looking shop design thanks to dmc and Intershop Stuttgart, Jena, Germany, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — EDEKA Minden-Hanover has redesigned its online shopping platform. Based on Intershop 7, the new layout was successfully realized on schedule thanks to e-business professionals dmc digital media center. Following the auspicious pilot phase which took place in 2012, EDEKA […]

NRF Survey: Americans to spend an average of $162.94 on mom this year compared to survey’s $168.94 last year

WASHINGTON, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — After splurging on tablets and smartphones, beauty supplies, apparel and jewelry for mom last year, consumers this year will celebrate Mother’s Day keeping practicality in mind. According to NRF’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on mom […]

Weekly retail sales rose by 1.6% for the week ending April 26, 2014 according to ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index

NEW YORK, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers sprung into action and gave retailers a solid week of sales as warmer weather helped to lift seasonal demand, especially in the East and Midwest. As a result weekly retail sales rose sharply by 1.6% for the week ending April 26, 2014, according to the International Council […]

5th Annual East High School Iron Chef Competition to be held on May 4 at Wegmans Conference Center

When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 4th Where: Wegmans Conference Center 400 Market Street (off Chili Avenue), Rochester, NY ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Once again, the East High School Iron Chef Competition will bring together the culinary skills and hospitality management knowledge of eight high school students to compete for […]

ShopRite, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and General Mills announced the creation of limited edition commemorative Wheaties box

ShopRite of Brookdale Associate Featured on Special Edition Wheaties Box BROOKDALE, NJ, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite, the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and General Mills announced the creation of a limited edition, commemorative Wheaties box in celebration of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.  This limited edition box, which will be sold exclusively in […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. to release its first quarter 2014 financial results on May 15 followed by live conference call and webcast

PLANO, Texas, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, May 15 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 Ed Record that […]

Target appoints Bob DeRodes as new technology leader to help guide the company’s information technology transformation

Company plans to enable REDcard portfolio with MasterCard chip-and-PIN technology MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced the company has hired a new technology leader to help guide the company’s information technology transformation. Target also provided details on additional security enhancements the company has made following its 2013 data breach, and […]

Sobeys encourages Canadians to get cooking and join Canada’s biggest potluck party on May 16

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys launched Canada’s Biggest Potluck Party this week, challenging Canadians to host or join a potluck leading up to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 16. “Food Revolution Day is a day of global action dedicated this year to teaching kids where their food comes from, how […]

Ingles Markets,Inc. to webcast and rebroadcast its second quarter earnings on May 2, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its second quarter earnings conference call on May 2, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its second quarter ended March 29, 2014, on May 2, 2014. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call will […]

CBRE and national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to renovate the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago

More than 200 CBRE employees to participate Chicago, IL, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE, through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago during its annual Women’s Networking Forum. On Monday, May 12, 2014, more than 200 CBRE Women’s […]

Kingfisher appoints Dax Lovegrove as Director of Sustainability and Innovation

LONDON, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kingfisher is delighted to announce that from the 2nd June Dax Lovegrove will join Europe’s leading home improvement retail group as its Director of Sustainability and Innovation, after a decade with WWF as their Head of Business & Industry. Dax will join Kingfisher’s Net Positive team in June reporting […]

BRC-GOOGLE ONLINE RETAIL MONITOR Q1 2014: UK clothing and footwear retailers continue to improve and increase appeal to international markets

LONDON, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: “UK clothing and footwear retailers are already world-beaters. These new BRC-Google numbers show that they are continuing to improve and expand on their online and multichannel offers, increasing their appeal to international markets and boosting the economy with their exports. “It’s particularly […]


Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,070,000 Ahold common shares in the period from April 21, 2014 up to and including April 25, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.5824 per share for a total consideration of € 14.53 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft returns to Michigan this August, looks for volunteers

Golf Tournament Volunteer Registration Now Open GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A large summer event for Grand Rapids is rapidly approaching, and your help could be invaluable. The LPGA tour returns to Michigan this August at Blythefield Country Club and is looking for volunteers. The event, which takes place Aug. 4-10, will […]

Price Chopper announces winning schools for 2013-2014 school year “Tools for Schools” program

Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is pleased to announce that the top total points deposit winner is Fonda-Fultonville Central Schools in Fonda, N.Y. and the top value-to-student ratio winner is St. Marguerite D’Youville Academy/ Bishop Conroy School of Religion K-12 Program in Ogdensburg, N.Y. for the 2013-2014 school year “Tools for […]

Magnit opens its 166th hypermarket in Perm, Russia

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 166th hypermarket of a small format. Please be informed that on April 26, 2014 the Company has opened its 166th hypermarket of a small format located at 15A Svetlogorskaya street, […]

Carrefour to promote and introduce new French gastronomy products in China

Beijing, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A show promoting French gastronomic specialities opened in a Carrefour store in Beijing on Thursday, in the presence of Fleur Pellerin. The show features 100 sweet delicacies such as chocolates, sweets, cakes and biscuits.Thierry Garnier, the Executive Director of Carrefour China, announced at the inaugural ceremony that Carrefour […]

The John Lewis Partnership to publish Annual Report and Accounts alongside the Sustainability Review

LONDON, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership today launches a fresh approach to annual reporting, which as an employee owned business puts Partner (employee) interests at the forefront of its content. For the first time, the Annual Report and Accounts (ARA) has been published alongside the Sustainability Review, to help better communicate to […]

Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited acquires Central Healthcare Pty Ltd for $24.5 million

Sigma has purchased Central Healthcare for $24.5 million Further potential for an earn-out payment at 30 June 2015 Acquisition will be immediately earnings accretive and will generate approximately $3.5 million in additional annual EBITDA in first full year of operations ACCC clearance already received Victoria, Australia, 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited (Sigma) is pleased […]