The British Retail Consortium welcomed European Parliament’s MEPs vote for comprehensive overhaul of the European payments market

LONDON, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed a significant vote today by MEPs in the European Parliament for a comprehensive overhaul of the European payments market.

The European Parliament has sent a clear message that the time for reform has come, including a cap on the excessive fees retailers’ pay banks to process card payments (0.2% and 0.3% for debit and credit cards respectively) and removing restrictive rules which force retailers’ to accept all cards irrespective of cost.

The Parliament’s decision will undoubtedly benefit consumers and small businesses. As the most competitive sector, retail competes on price and value every day and a reduction in fees will create capital to invest in the consumer offer. It will also benefit small business who have invariably been paying the highest fees.

This is an important first step. It is now crucial that this decision acts as a mandate for the European Council to act swiftly to support reform. This also provides further substance to support rapid progress of the implementation of a UK domestic payment regulator.

Helen Dickinson, Director General of the BRC, said:

“This is important and positive vote by European politicians. Retailers welcome a clear message that the time for change has come. This sends a strong signal to Council and the UK Government to support a more competitive payments system for the benefit of businesses and consumers.”

British Retail Consortium, 21 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9BP.
020 7854 8900. info@brc.org.uk.

Marks & Spencer announced plans to open 250 new stores in the next 3 years

Strategy focused expanding Food business and increasing franchise operations

LONDON, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today at Marks & Spencer’s Investor Seminar in Paris, the retailer unveiled plans for further international expansion with a focus on opening 250 new stores, growing its Food business and increasing its franchise operations.

In a series of presentations from the senior M&S team and Al-Futtaim, one of M&S’s key franchise partners, M&S revealed that, over the next three it will concentrate on growing International revenues by 25% and International profits by 40%.

M&S will achieve this by focusing on four key areas. It will grow its presence in existing markets and drive business in its priority markets of India, China, Russia, the Middle East and Western Europe. The company will also expand internationally with a ‘bricks & clicks’ approach by establishing flagship stores in key cities supported M&S Food stores and a full online offer.

It will also expand its Food business in Western Europe by opening c.20 standalone Food stores in Paris over the next three years, and rolling out fresh food in Europe through its franchise partnerships.

A further future opportunity will be exploited through the expansion of its new Lingerie & Beauty concepts in the Middle East and India.

Marc Bolland, M&S’s Chief Executive, said: “Our strategy of becoming an International, Multi-channel retailer is more relevant than ever before because of the strong growth potential of International markets. We are focusing on Flagship stores to deliver brand presence and stand-out. We also see great opportunities in fresh Food and Lingerie & Beauty concepts.”

Steve Rowe, M&S Executive Director of Food, said: “M&S Food is in much demand globally. From toasted crumpets in The Hague to red wine in China, our international customers are very quick to tell us what their favourite M&S products are. This is why expanding our fresh food offer presents us with a strong growth opportunity.

“We’re putting M&S Food on the map over the next five years. Western Europe is our focus and finding the right partners and locations is vital to the success of our plan to have the optimal Food store portfolio in this time.”

Food expansion in Western Europe
M&S is targeting around 20 Marks & Spencer Food stores in the French capital over the next three years – which will see Paris become M&S’s largest food market outside of the UK. The strategy comprises:
•    A new franchise partnership with SFH Invest to open Marks & Spencer Food stores at on-street locations in Paris. Trading from c.300 square metres, the first three stores under the new partnership will open this summer.
•    To complement its new franchise stores, and in line with its mixed ownership model for Western Europe, M&S will also open two owned Food stores this summer.

As part of its strategy to open Marks & Spencer Food stores in Paris, in October M&S announced a new franchise partnership with Relay France to open ten Marks & Spencer Food stores at popular travel locations in and around Paris by 2018. The first 700 square metre store at La Défense RATP RER station will open at the beginning of June.

M&S to double franchise business with Al Futtaim
The vision to build a leadership position in the Middle East was unveiled by Omar Al Futtaim, Chairman of Al Futtaim Group, and Paul Delaoutre, President of Retail for Al-Futtaim Group at Marks & Spencer’s Investor Seminar in Paris today.

Al-Futtaim Group has worked in partnership with Marks & Spencer since 1997 and currently operates 46 M&S stores in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar, in addition to Malaysia and Singapore via its Robinsons subsidiary. The Group has continued to grow M&S’s presence in the region with the opening of seven new stores during the last year including a new 6,690 square metre flagship store at The View in Salmiya, Kuwait and a new 3,650 square metre flagship store at Cairo Festival City Mall in Egypt. During the year, M&S also entered Lebanon and Jordan for the first time through its franchise partnership with Al Futtaim.

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For further information please contact:
M&S Corporate Press Office         +44 (0)20 8718 1919

Notes to Editors
About Marks & Spencer Food stores
•    The new French Food stores will offer customers convenient access to a range of up to 2,500 exceptional quality, fresh M&S food products.
•    There are currently 10 Marks & Spencer Food stores internationally in the Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, Hong Kong and Malta.

About Relay
•    Operating more than 850 points of sales in national railway stations, airports, metro stations and hospitals, Relay France, a subsidiary of Lagardère Services, is a major player in national travel retail.
•     The preferred partner of press and book publishers, Relay France is also developing an important network of convenience and fast food points of sale for travelers

About SFH Invest
SFH Invest was established by Steve and Franck Hadjez who have significant experience in the grocery industry.

H&M to promote the use of fabrics that come from FSC certified plantations and forests

At H&M we are committed to ensuring that our fabrics are not coming from the worlds remaining ancient and endangered forest.

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — We will together with the not-for-profit environmental organization Canopy by June 2014 put a plan in place to avoid sourcing fabrics from endangered forest and promote the use of fabrics that come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified plantations, or FSC certified forest found outside endangered and ancient forests.

We will focus on building traceable and sustainable production of these fabrics in our own supply chain, as well as shifting the whole global man-made fiber supply chain, in doing so we hope to inspire others.

By 2017, we will ensure, to the best of our knowledge, that we are sourcing fabrics outside of ancient and endangered forests.

We encourage the development of alternate fibres sources for man-made cellulosic fabrics that reduce environmental and social impacts, such as agricultural residues and recycled fabrics, in consistent with our other sustainability initiatives. We will use our shared influence to support long-term conservation solutions for rainforests, ancient and endangered forests globally with a focus on Indonesia’s Rainforests, Coastal Temperate Rainforests of North America, Canada and Russia’s Boreal Forests, and Rainforests in Africa and South America (i.e. the Amazon).

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Target to hire 300 local team members with the opening of its new store in Kailua, Hawaii

Store will hire approximately 300 local area team members

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target announces plans to serve guests at its new store in Kailua, Hawaii, opening in March 2015.

  • The store will be located at 345 Hahani Street
  • The approximately 134,000 square foot location will include fresh food offerings
  • The new store will employ approximately 300 team members
  • This will be the third store on the island of Oahu

A Destination for Everyday Discovery

The Kailua location will provide guests a destination for everyday discovery by offering a wide assortment including food, household essentials, home furnishings, electronics, sporting goods, toys and apparel and accessories. As a one-stop shopping solution for guests, the store will also feature a Starbucks and Target Pharmacy.

A Great Place to Work

Target prides itself on being a great place to work and offers a dynamic, team-oriented culture focused on delivering excellent guest service. Interested candidates may begin applying approximately three months prior to the store opening date, in any of the following ways:

  • Online at Target.com/careers
  • At kiosks located in all Target stores open across the country
  • At a local job fair held prior to the store opening date

A Legacy of Giving and Service

With each new store Target builds, the company brings its legacy of giving to the local community through the programs and partnerships it supports. The Kailua Target store and its team members will:

  • Create and maintain grant and GiftCard donation programs to local organizations
  • Contribute to the United Way
  • Donate to a Feeding America member, or approved agency
  • Volunteer their time to serve the needs of the Kailua community

For more information on how Target has supported communities throughout Hawaii, please visit TargetKailua.com

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,924 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility.

For more information, visit Target.com/pressroom and TargetKailua.com

Target plans to open new store in Westwood, MA in March 2015

Store will hire approximately 200 local area team members

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target announces plans to serve guests at its new store in Westwood, Mass., opening in March 2015.

  • The store will be located on University Avenue, between Route 129 and Canton Street, as part of the new University Station development
  • The approximately 135,000 square foot location will include fresh food offerings
  • The new store will employ approximately 200 team members
  • This will be the 26th Target store in the Boston area.

A Destination for Everyday Discovery

The Westwood location will provide guests a destination for everyday discovery by offering a wide assortment including food, household essentials, home furnishings, electronics, sporting goods, toys and apparel and accessories. As a one-stop shopping solution for guests, the store will also feature a Starbucks, Target Pharmacy and Target Optical.

A Great Place to Work

Target prides itself on being a great place to work and offers a dynamic, team-oriented culture focused on delivering excellent guest service. Interested candidates may begin applying approximately three months prior to the store opening date, in any of the following ways:

  • Online at Target.com/careers
  • At kiosks located in all Target stores open across the country
  • At a local job fair held prior to the store opening date

A Legacy of Giving and Service

With each new store Target builds, the company brings its legacy of giving to the local community through the programs and partnerships it supports. The Westwood Target store and its team members will:

  • Create and maintain grant and GiftCard donation programs to local organizations
  • Contribute to the United Way
  • Donate to a Feeding America member, or approved agency
  • Volunteer their time to serve the needs of the Westwood community

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,924 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility.

For more information, visit Target.com/pressroom

IKEA launches “IKEA Home Tour” to help Americans tackle common home furnishing and design challenges

Home Tour Squad Travels Across the Country to Transform Living Spaces

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the Life Improvement Store, announced today the launch of the “IKEA Home Tour,” a grassroots effort to help Americans tackle common home furnishing and design challenges and to illustrate genuine solutions that make everyday life at home better. A team of experts from IKEA will travel from city to city to partner with people who need help with home projects big and small. The makeovers will be documented and shared, along with additional design tips, to provide inspiration for homeowners across the country to take steps to make their dream home a reality.

To bring this program to life, IKEA recruited coworkers from within the company to assemble a group of five passionate and talented home furnishing and design experts who will leave their regular jobs at IKEA stores around the country for one year to hit the road and serve as the IKEA “Home Tour Squad” At each stop, the Squad will undertake two makeovers, starting by evaluating a current challenge in the home, developing a plan, and then working together with the homeowners to implement smart solutions using IKEA product offerings.

The Home Tour Squad will document their whole journey by filming, producing, and sharing their stories via the IKEA Home Tour YouTube Channel, www.ikea-usa.com/hometour . Content will include before & after home transformations, video shorts featuring design tips, and behind-the-scenes interviews. The Squad will also be sharing live updates from the tour via Twitter (@DesignbyIKEA) and Instagram (@IKEAUSA) with the hashtag #IKEAHomeTour.

“We believe that people can do simple things that make a big difference to make life at home better,” said Julie Foor, IKEA Home Tour project manager. “With the tour, we’re tackling home challenges that are universal, so there are smart ideas and inspirational tips from the makeovers that can be helpful for anyone.”

The IKEA Home Tour Squad will visit Atlanta*, Charlotte, Washington D.C./Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, with additional markets to be announced. Homeowners in tour markets can apply for a chance to receive a makeover by submitting a video at www.ikea-usa.com/hometour about their home and how IKEA can help improve their life at home:

  • Charlotte (Submission period 4/2 – 4/25)
  • D.C./Baltimore (Submission period 4/2 – 5/2)
  • Philadelphia (Submission period 5/5 – 6/6)
  • New York (Submission period 6/2 – 7/6)

Consumers can also meet the IKEA Home Tour Squad in person and get personalized design advice at local events in each tour city. For event details, visit www.ikea-usa.com/hometour .

*Makeovers for the first market, Atlanta, have already been chosen from submissions among IKEA FAMILY members (IKEA loyalty program).

ABOUT IKEA
IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 350 IKEA stores in 44 countries, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.

Media Contact: Amy Jackson
646-935-4136
Amy.Jackson@ketchum.com

Darty France acquires Mistergooddeal.com

London, UK, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Further to the announcement of 18 December 2013, Darty plc (the “Group”) today confirms that through its subsidiary Etablissements Darty et Fils (“Darty France”) it has completed the acquisition from M6 Group of 100 per cent of the share capital of Mistergooddeal.com, one of France’s leading websites.

The purchase price of €2 million (subject to normal post-completion adjustments), will be paid in two installments in June and December 2014. As at 31 December 2013, Mistergooddeal’s cash position was €5.2 million and equity €10.4 million (company’s data).

Régis Schultz, Chief Executive, commented:

“The acquisition of Mistergooddeal.com provides us with a well known brand and a very good team. The acquisition enables us to address those customers not requiring the full Darty free service offer and the price entry end of the market.

“Darty’s existing service infrastructure will be used to offer Mistergooddeal.com customers additional services on a pay as you go basis. This, together with Darty’s superior buying terms and supply chain, is expected to create a profitable channel by year two of ownership.”

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Delhaize Group sold its Bosnian & Herzegovinian stores to Tropic Group B.V.

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announces that it has signed an agreement with Tropic Group B.V. on the sale of its Bosnian & Herzegovinian stores.

Delhaize Group has signed an agreement with Tropic Group B.V., to divest all of its 39 Bosnian & Herzegovinian stores. Tropic Group B.V. is an entrepreneurial organization founded by Mr. Bojan Risović. He is an established retailer with a long history of successfully running retail enterprises.

The transaction is expected to complete in the third quarter subject to regulatory approval and working capital adjustments.

» Delhaize Group
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in nine countries on three continents. At the end of 2013, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 534 stores. In 2013, Delhaize Group posted €21.1 billion in revenues and €179 million in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2013, Delhaize Group employed approximately 160 000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com.

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Best Buy the only consumer electronics retailer named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Washington, DC, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy is the only consumer electronics retailer to be named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ceremonies recognizing Best Buy’s  substantial contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency will be held on April 29 in Washington, D.C.

Here’s why the EPA named Best Buy a Partner of the Year:

Just last year, U.S. customers bought more than 20 million ENERGY STAR certified products, helping save more than $76 million in utility bills. That’s equal to taking close to 100,000 cars off the road.  Since 2007, customers who bought ENERGY STAR certified products from Best Buy have saved more than $1.4 billion in utility bills.

Best Buy’s ENERGY STAR informational videos were shown four times a day in more than 1,000 stores in 2012 and 2013, reaching at least 150 million people.

And not only is Best Buy’s corporate campus ENERGY STAR certified, but in the past five years, more than 65,000 Blue Shirts completed ENERGY STAR training courses. The curriculum became a requirement for all Blue Shirts who sell appliances in 2013.

The 2014 EPA Partner of the Year Award winners were selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. For details about the program, visit www.energystar.gov.

Media Contact:

Jeremy Baier

(612) 291-4812 | Jeremy.Baier@bestbuy.com

Best Buy the only consumer electronics retailer named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection

CBRE Group awarded 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

CBRE Earns Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Recognition for Seventh Consecutive Year

​Los Angeles, CA, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. This marks the seventh consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR performance.

The 2014 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is given to organizations that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These organizations have achieved aggressive emission-reduction goals by employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. The award recognizes ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

CBRE will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014. CBRE assists owners and occupiers with energy efficiency programs at properties it manages around the world. Since 2007, the company has benchmarked office buildings managed by its U.S. Asset Services Group with ENERGY STAR. Today, 1,345 buildings representing more than 237 million square feet are participating in the program, significantly more than from any other third-party management firm. In comparison with the previous year, the 1,345 participating buildings experienced a savings of 11,751 metric tons of CO2e; the equivalent of removing 2,440 cars from the road for an entire year. CBRE’s 217 ENERGY STAR buildings under management represent almost 3% of the 7,551 U.S. office buildings labeled.

“We are honored to receive this award for our continued efforts in sustainability,” said David Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility. “CBRE is committed to its partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency through the commercial real estate services we provide to our clients.”

CBRE offers a wide range of sustainability initiatives under its Environmental Sustainability program, which includes global commitments in 11 key areas of environmentally sound performance, including resource management, occupancy, communications and training, public policy and procurement. The program provides best practices and initiatives that strengthen CBRE’s own environmental commitment, reflect the best environmental practices in our clients’ properties, and provide vital training and education to CBRE professionals.

More than 500 CBRE professionals globally have earned LEED® Professional Credentials and CBRE has certified more than 200 buildings under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, the internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov  or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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Modern Healthcare Magazine named CBRE and its development and investment subsidiary Trammell Crow Company #1 Development Company

Dallas, TX , 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned, commercial real estate development and investment subsidiary, Trammell Crow Company, have been named the #1 Development Company in Modern Healthcare Magazine’s 2014 Design and Construction Survey.

In 2013, CBRE and Trammell Crow Company were responsible for $1.5 billion in completed healthcare assignments, including ground-up development, project management, construction management and build-outs to healthcare systems and providers throughout the country. CBRE’s overall volume was enhanced by its acquisition of the KLMK Group, LLC (now CBRE Healthcare) last year, which also bolstered its facility activation services.

“Healthcare delivery is being transformed in the U.S. and we are honored by the trust our clients have placed in CBRE at this time of significant change,” said Jim Hayden, National Healthcare Leader for CBRE. “Our extensive experience in achieving efficiencies in real estate facilities management, transactions management and project management enables healthcare providers to focus on their core mission of delivering high-quality, advanced healthcare to the communities they serve.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by Modern Healthcare and proud of our long-lived partnerships with many of the nation’s leading health care systems and providers. We are most proud of the positive impact that our work has had on enhancing the patient care environment, improving operational efficiency and creating an environment for best-in-class research,” said Eric Fischer, Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company’s Health, Wellness and Science Practice. “Our leadership within the sector continues to grow under the comprehensive nature of the CBRE and Trammell Crow Company platform and the values and expertise of our superb employees and partners.”

Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. The magazine reports on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters, mobile products and events.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. As of December 31, 2013, Trammell Crow Company had over $4.9 billion of projects in process and $1.5 billion in its pipeline.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company offers large strategic joint ventures, opportunity funds, and other targeted investment options.

Trammell Crow Company is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.

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CBRE Group ranked #1 commercial real estate brokerage firm by National Real Estate Investor

Los Angeles, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Real Estate Investor (NREI), the leading publication for professional real estate investors, has ranked CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) as the No. 1 commercial real estate brokerage firm for the 11th year in a row.

The ranking, featured in the publication’s April 2014 issue, is based on the aggregate value of sales and leasing transactions completed globally during 2013. CBRE was responsible for more than $223 billion of global sales and leasing transactions in 2013. CBRE’s transaction volume was nearly 40% greater than the second-ranked firm.

“CBRE’s continued success in the NREI rankings reflects our core strengths, including our global footprint, the quality and depth of our service offering, our unmatched market knowledge and expertise, and our deep pool of talented professionals. These strengths enable us to deliver consistently exceptional results for our clients across markets and product types,” said Jack Durburg, Global President, Transaction Services, CBRE.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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Victoria’s Secret and LS travel retail Pacific open store at Adelaide Airport

Adelaide, Australia, 2014-4-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories has opened a new store at Adelaide Airport in partnership with LS travel retail Pacific.

The world’s sexiest store has arrived. In partnership with LS travel retail Pacific, leading lingerie and beauty retailer Victoria’s Secret has announced its first Beauty and Accessories store at Adelaide Airport.

Opened at the end of March, the store will focus on an iconic, fashion-forward range of beauty products and accessories designed for the modern jet-setter. Beauty shoppers will find prestige fragrances like the FiFi Award-winning Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, just-launched collections like the new Glamour and perennial favourites like the most-loved VS Fantasies. Travel-ready items such as signature lip glosses and body-care products will also be available to charm girls on the go.

Similarly, this new location will feature a range of functional-yet-chic accessories that add an extra pop of glamour to business trips and weekend getaways alike. Customers will love the branded cosmetic cases and multi-use fashion bags. This season’s rose-gold pebble and VIP-worthy Saffiano genuine leather keep travellers on trend in any destination!

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