The National Grocers Association welcomes Legislative Action on Tax Extender Package

Arlington, VA, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) released the following statement after the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act was passed by the Senate Finance Committee earlier today: “NGA commends Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Hatch for working together and passing a responsible tax extenders package. While it is […]

BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX MARCH 2014: March recorded deepest level of deflation since the series began in December 2006

LONDON, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overall shop prices reported deflation for the eleventh consecutive month in March, accelerating to 1.7% from 1.4% in February. This is the deepest level of deflation since the series began in December 2006. Food inflation slowed to 0.8% from 1.1% in February – the lowest ever recorded. Non-food reported annual […]

The British Retail Consortium welcomes the Draft Modern Slavery Bill

LONDON, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium today (April 8, 2014) welcomed the publication of the report of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill. The retail industry supports the approach outlined in the Draft Bill which is intended to expose the hidden crime of slavery, bring more perpetrators to justice […]

General Growth Properties: Zara to open store at Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles

Chicago, Illinois, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) today announced fast-fashion retailer Zara will open a 35,000-square-foot store at Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles in 2015. The Spanish fashion retailer, known for its men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, expertly and quickly interprets current fashion and style trends of the season, and delivers original […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Consumer optimism remains steady in April even as gas prices rise

ALEXANDRIA, VA,  2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism remains steady in April, a period in which the ongoing spring transition to summer-blend fuel usually increases gas prices and reduces optimism. While gas prices increased nearly another dime over the past four weeks, 44% of consumers remain optimistic about the economy, the same figure as […]

NACS appoints Jennifer Lipner as director digital content

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jennifer Lipner has joined NACS in the newly created position of director, digital content. Lipner comes to NACS after several years serving in editorial roles at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) — most recently, the last ten years as senior managing editor. Prior to her time […]

SM Investments Corporation and its subsidiaries awarded on good corporate governance from Hong Kong publication Corporate Governance Asia

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corporation (SM) and its subsidiaries garnered awards on good corporate governance from Hong Kong publication Corporate Governance Asia (CG Asia). CG Asia is the most authoritative journal on Corporate Governance in the region. Published quarterly, it provides news and analysis on corporate governance issues, boardroom practices […]

Clyde W. Reynolds named director of engineering for the Defense Commissary Agency

Fort Lee, Va., 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Clyde W. Reynolds has been named director of engineering for the Defense Commissary Agency. His reporting date is April 21. Reynolds fills the position left vacant by Boyce Bourland, who retired in January. In his new position, Reynolds will be responsible for the planning, programming, design, construction, […]

Chick-fil-A® to introduce new lineup of grilled chicken entrees for its nutrition-minded customers

ATLANTA, 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — For 17 years, the Chick-fil-A’s renegade Cows have entertained consumers with their desperate, self-preserving antics in an effort to convert beef eaters into chicken fans. TheChick-fil-A Cows and the “Eat Mor Chikin®” campaign have enjoyed such widespread public success that the chain has turned the theme into a highly successful, fully integrated marketing […]

Purina and Harris Teeter invite Dog lovers to cast votes online, April 7-21, for the “Top Dog” of the 2014 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival

Matthews, N.C., 2014-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dog lovers may cast votes online, April 7-21, for the “Top Dog” of the 2014 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival presented by Purina and Harris Teeter. Go to and click on the Bark in the Park logo to vote. Contestants submitted photos of their canine companions in March, […]