NRF tells congressional panel the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data

NRF Pursues Establishment of Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center WASHINGTON, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from highly-motivated and sophisticated cybercriminals and hackers. “Retailers make significant investments every year in order to protect [consumer] […]

BRC-KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR MARCH 2014: UK Online sales of non-food products grew 12.8% in March vs last year

LONDON, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.8% in March versus a year earlier. In March 2013, they had increased by 6.2% over the previous year. In March, online sales represented 17.3% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 15.8% in March 2013. Furniture saw a decline, […]

The BRC and Expense Reduction Analysts form partnership to deliver top level savings for retailers and manufacturers’ bottom lines

“The BRC and Expense Reduction Analysts launch partnership to deliver top level savings for retailers and manufacturers’ bottom lines.” London, UK, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The BRC and Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) have formed a partnership that will be extremely advantageous to many retailers and manufacturers. The BRC is particularly pleased to add the […]

Willis, Faber Global, XL Group and BRC Global Standards launch product contamination insurance ‘Recall Shield’ for the food and beverages sector

‘Recall Shield’ to provide food and beverage companies with enhanced cover and additional benefits to encourage and reward higher standards London, UK, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the launch of a new product contamination insurance proposition, in partnership with XL Group, […]

Marissa Webb appointed Creative Director and EVP of Design at Banana Republic

Esteemed fashion designer brings fresh perspective to the brand’s legacy of Modern American Style SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Banana Republic has named Marissa Webb as Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design, effective April 28. She will be responsible for guiding the brand’s overall […]

GAP Inc. outlined strategic initiative to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its brands portfolio at its annual investor meeting

Brand Presidents Highlighting Strategies to Drive Product Innovation and Strengthen Brand Value Propositions SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today is providing an overview of its strategic initiatives designed to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its portfolio of brands. The company also will […]

Foodstuffs private label Pams recognised in the international Vertex Awards for its creative packaging designs

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pams flour packaging won the prestigious “Best in Show” award and took out Gold in Packaged Goods category, and was described by the judges as capturing “a sense of baking nostalgia with familiar baking icons and charming fabrics woven from another time of wisdom and practicality.” They felt […]

Kimco Realty Corp. announced f $500 million public offering notes due 2021 at 3.20% per annum

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) yesterday announced its public offering of $500 million notes due 2021 at a coupon of 3.20% per annum with an effective yield of 3.232%, maturing May 1, 2021. The company intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $495.4 million from […]

Kimco Realty won the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking campaign award for the largest absolute number of facility upgrades

Company recognized for the most parking facilities upgraded NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM), North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, announced today that it has won the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) campaign award for the largest absolute number […]

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. secured B+ Global Reporting Initiative application level rating in its sustainability reporting

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) has secured a B+ Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) application level rating in its sustainability reporting, a recognition of its commitment to an integrated sustainable development by addressing economic, environmental, social and governance challenges of its stakeholders. From a C+ rating last […]