‘Emancipation Day’ author Wayne Grady wins Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Author of ‘Emancipation Day’ selected to receive this year’s award from a shortlist of five first-time novelists SEATTLE, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.ca and Quill & Quire today unveiled Wayne Grady as the winner for the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. Grady’s novel Emancipation Day (Doubleday Canada) earned him the title of the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award […]

Tesco wins “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Environmental Performance” award

Tesco has won a top award for its outstanding contribution to environmental performance. Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The award recognises Tesco’s successful efforts to cut carbon emissions across its freight transport operations. Tesco has cut transport emissions per case delivered by as much as 14% in the UK in the last two years, […]

METRO GROUP plans to operate 50 distribution centers in India by 2020

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP will renew its expansion drive for India where its sales divisionMETRO Cash & Carry has been active since 2003. India will now become one of the key expansion countries at the German trade group, who sets its sights on 50 wholesale markets by 2020. At present METRO runs 16 […]

METRO GROUP appoints Pieter Haas as Media-Saturn-Holding’s Management Board Deputy Chairman

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The METRO GROUP has paid tribute to the tremendous achievements and the enormous contribution made by Horst Norberg, who announced his resignation as Chairman of the Management Board at Media-Saturn-Holding (MSH) on Tuesday. At the same time, the Duesseldorf-based trading group has decided to delegate his fellow Board Member Pieter Haas to MSH’s Management […]

John Lewis marks 150th anniversary with marketing campaign and TV advert ‘Never Standing Still’

LONDON, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — To mark its 150th anniversary this year, John Lewis will be launching a significant marketing campaign including a brand new TV advert entitled ‘Never Standing Still.’ The 90 second advert goes live on the retailer’s social media channels on Friday 2 May and will launch on Saturday 3 May […]

Alliance Boots to acquire Farmacias Ahumada and Farmacias Benavides

Alliance Boots today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada (“FASA”). Nottingham, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The acquisition comprises two main businesses, which together operate over 1,400 stores, with combined revenues of around £835 million. Farmacias Benavides is the third largest retail pharmacy chain in Mexico with around 1,000 stores, and […]

Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games to be held in Horse Guards Parade Ground and The Mall in central London

British Athletics announces the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games will be held in the iconic setting of Horse Guards Parade Ground and The Mall in central London. LONDON, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — To mark ticket registration opening at 9am on Tuesday 6 May, Olympic champion Greg Rutherford (coach: Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) and training partner Jermaine Olasan (Tawiah-Dodoo) […]

IKEA begins recruitment process for its future Kansas City-area store, opening Fall 2014

MERRIAM, KS, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has begun the coworker recruitment process for its future Kansas City-area store, opening Fall 2014 at the intersection of I-35 and Johnson Drive in Merriam, KS. Candidates interested in working at the future IKEA Merriam should look online (IKEA-USA.com) […]

IKEA Foundation campaign ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ raised $10.6M for UNHCR to bring sustainable lighting and energy in refugee camps

Campaign supports camps in Asia, Africa and Middle East with Sustainable Lighting and Improved Access to Renewable Energy and Primary Education CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Foundation announces the ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ campaign, which ran from February 3 – March 29, 2014 raised $10.6 million* (Є7.7 million) globally, and the US […]

Adam Brotman, Phillipe Bourguignon, and Vivek “Vic” Gundotra join Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. Board of Directors

DALLAS, Texas, 2014-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. announced today that Adam Brotman, Phillipe Bourguignon, and Vivek “Vic” Gundotra have been named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Brotman is Chief Digital Officer for Starbucks Coffee Company. In this role, he has responsibility for Starbucks core digital businesses, including mobile and mobile […]