ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: retailers’ 1st week of April sales down by 0.3% but improved to 2.3% on YoY basis

NEW YORK, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Warmer weather brought mixed results as some retail segments finally warmed up as others seemingly cooled down this past week. For the first fiscal week of April, retailers saw weekly sales decline slightly by 0.3%, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly […]

QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women support Cancer and Careers through ‘Beauty with Benefits’ scheduled to air on April 17 at 8 PM (ET)

QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women Support Cancer and Careers Through Charitable Beauty Initiative WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two influential forces in the beauty industry are coming together once again to prove that a little makeup can make a big difference. “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” is scheduled to air […]

2014 LPGA winners to attend ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer on May 26th through June 1st

Creamer, Thompson and Defending Champion Webb Expected to Visit the Shore This Year Galloway, NJ, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The winners of each of the first seven events on the 2014 LPGA schedule are expected to be in attendance when the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer tees off May 30-June 1 at Stockton […]

Kesko reported €794.3 million sales in March 2014, up 0.5%

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in March 2014 totalled €794.3 million, up 0.5%. In Kesko’s food trade, sales in March were €358.6 million, a decrease of 6.6% compared to the previous year. The fact that Easter fell in March last year affected sales performance. In the home and speciality […]

John Lewis announces panel of external mentors to advise and judge entrants to JLAB, the retailer’s first ever technology incubator

LONDON, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today announces the panel of external mentors who will advise and judge entrants to JLAB, the retailer’s first ever technology incubator. The team of external mentors headed up by technology entrepreneur Stuart Marks* are a highly successful and experienced mix of technology entrepreneurs and investors, including Luke […]

Sainsbury’s research reveals kids’ perfect Easter starts with family at home

New survey by Sainsbury’s reveals kids’ perfect Easter starts with family at home More than half of parents feel they need to opt for potentially expensive days out over family fun at home Quality time with family ranks above going away on holiday and hanging out with friends for kids LONDON, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail […]

Tesco owned brand for affordable fashion F&F announces its first franchise stores in the USA

Cheshunt, England, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — F&F has announced its first franchise stores in the USA as it continues with its ambitious plans to become a leading global brand for affordable fashion. F&F, which launched in the UK and Ireland in 2001, will be opening seven stores on the east coast of America this year […]

Meijer expects strong sales for Easter basket goodies including candy, toys, and flowers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the annual kick-off to Spring approaches and even though consumers are watching their spending, Meijer is still expecting strong sales for Easter basket goodies including candy, toys, and flowers. Customers are finding fun ways to personalize Easter décor and treats for their families. Garden:  As warmer weather arrives, […]

ShopRite to open seven-day-a-week pharmacy inside Doylestown Hospital this spring

Doylestown, PA, 2014-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite will open a seven-day-a-week pharmacy inside Doylestown Hospital this spring, offering patients the same level of care and convenience that customers have come to expect at its traditional retail stores. The pharmacy, perched just off the hospital’s north lobby, will mark ShopRite’s first location inside a medical […]