Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and Paralympic 100m silver medallist Libby Clegg to compete at Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix on 11-12th July

LONDON, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and Paralympic 100m silver medallist Libby Clegg have confirmed that they will compete at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix on 11-12th July. Joining fellow Olympian Mo Farah, the announcement coincides with tickets going on sale for the 2014 Sainsbury’s Summer Series. Rutherford, who famously […]

Organic groceries provider Wild Oats to relaunch at Walmart with more affordable price

Nation’s Largest Grocer Works with Organics Pioneer to Relaunch Brand and Save Customers 25 Percent or More on Organic Groceries BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, announced today it will carry Wild Oats organic food items. Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month with a new, […]

John Lewis opens 92,000 sq ft shop at Vangarde Shopping Park in York

YORK, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 9am this morning, John Lewis York opened its doors to excited customers for the very first time. The 92,000 sq ft shop, located at Vangarde Shopping Park in York, is the retailer’s 41st shop and the first John Lewis shop to open this year. The shop opening comes […]

Rite Aid acquires retail clinics operator RediClinic

Will Begin to Open New RediClinics in Select Rite Aid Markets as well as Continue to Support RediClinic’s Expansion in Texas  CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today it has acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics. RediClinic currently operates 30 clinics in the […]

Belk Inc announced operating results for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014

Total sales increase 2.1 percent, comparable store sales rise 2.9 percent Online sales grow 42.5 percent CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated fashion department store company, today announced operating results for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014. Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer […]

IKEA aquires Hoopeston Wind in Illinois its first wind farm investment in the United States

98 MW Hoopeston Wind Project Is the Largest Single IKEA Renewable Energy Investment Globally to Date Conshohocken, PA, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today that it is making its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98 megawatt wind farm is […]

H&M Conscious Foundation named model Alek Wek as official ambassador

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Conscious Foundation has named Sudanese model Alek Wek as its official ambassador as the Foundation initiates its work for its three prioritized global development issues; education, clean water, and strengthening women. In October 2013, the foundation invited all H&M employees and customers to make a difference. Through a […]

H&M publishes its twelfth Conscious Actions Sustainability Report

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, H&M publishes its twelfth Conscious Actions Sustainability Report. Some of the highlights during 2013 are the launch of H&M´s roadmap for fair living wages, the first closed loop collection made with recycled material from collected garments and a doubling of the share of more sustainable cotton in the […]

Target and 17 natural, organic and sustainable brands launch “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target”

Collection makes it easier to find products made with simple, recognizable ingredients at unbeatable prices MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Known for bringing great design to the masses through signature partnerships and products, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is now introducing “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target.” The first-of-its-kind collection brings together 17 leading natural, […]

Wincor Nixdorf becomes GS1 Germany solution provider

Retailers and banks benefit from standardized interfaces that lower costs and enhance security throughout the entire cash cycle Paderborn, Germany, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — How can the overall efficiency of the cash handling process be improved? According to experts, a potential solution lies in a more efficient cash cycle, in which players such as banks, […]

CBRE Group analysis: U.S. commercial real estate market continued to recover in first quarter of 2014

Los Angeles, 2014-4-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. commercial real estate market continued to recover steadily in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. The office vacancy rate declined by 10 basis points (bps) to reach 14.8% in Q1 2014. Although vacancy rate improvements slowed in Q1 […]