Walmart to double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — At an event with President Barack Obama, Walmart today announced that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020. The commitment is part of Walmart’s global initiative to drive the production or procurement of […]

BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES APRIL 2014: UK online sales of non-food products grew 11.2% YoY

LONDON, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 11.2% in April versus a year earlier. In April 2013, they had increased by 6.3% over the previous year. In April, online sales represented 16.1% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 15.9% in April 2013. April’s penetration is the […]

BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR APRIL 2014: UK retail sales up 4.2% on like-for-like basis from April 2013

LONDON, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales were up 4.2% on a like-for-like basis from April 2013, when they had decreased 2.2% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 5.7%, against a 0.6% fall in April 2013. Growth was positively distorted by the timing of Easter. Furniture & Flooring […]

NACS names Nancy Cuellar-Gochez as its IT coordinator

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nancy Cuellar-Gochez has joined NACS as IT coordinator. Cuellar-Gochez comes to NACS from NCR Corporation where she was a customer engineer. Earlier in her career, Cuellar-Gochez worked at ITT Technical Institute.Cuellar-Gochez earned an associate of applied science degree in computer networking systems and a BS in information systems […]

World’s fifth largest music retailer Music Store upgrades to Intershop 7.4

The world’s fifth largest mail-order retailer of musical instruments and technical equipment picks Intershop—again Top selling points of the Intershop 7 omni-channel commerce solution: the smart promotion framework, high scalability, and great flexibility Jena, Germany, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Music Store confirms the value of its cooperation with Intershop: For eight years now, the […]

7-Eleven launches Mustache Straws and Mason Jar Mugs for Slurpee® drink this summer

Dallas, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers. Now, mustaches are on Slurpee® drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new, novelty Slurpee cup – […]

CBRE Group welcomes Richard Barkham as the company’s Global Chief Economist

Los Angeles, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group Inc. today announced that Richard Barkham, PhD, will join the company on June 16 as Global Chief Economist.  Dr. Barkham, a 16-year veteran of the real estate industry, will be based in London and will report to Nick Axford, PhD, CBRE’s Global Head of Research. “We are […]

CBRE honored with 11 national awards and named Best Property Consultancy at the 2014 Asia Pacific Property Awards

Hong Kong, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRE received 11 national awards and the peak regional award for Best Property Consultancy for the second year running at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014. CBRE New Zealand was named Best Property Consultancy and will now compete against other regional winners from Africa, Arabia, Europe, UK and […]

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. sells Lakeshore Mall in Sebring Florida for $14.0 million

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) announced that it has closed on the sale of Lakeshore Mall in Sebring, FL, to a private buyer for $14.0 million. “We are pleased to advance our strategic objective of selling lower productivity malls with the disposition of Lakeshore Mall,” said Stephen […]

Philippines: SM Development Corporation opens Sun Mall

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Crowds flocked to the opening of Sun Mall, the newest retail podium within SM Development Corporation’s (SMDC) condominium development, Sun Residences. Sun Mall spans a gross floor area of 15,000 square meters and offers a variety of commercial and retail stores. With its line-up of service and retail […]

Céline opens new boutique at avenue Montaigne in the 8th district of Paris

PARIS, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Céline opened the doors of its new boutique located at 53, avenue Montaigne in the 8th district of Paris. An elegant blend of wood, marble and metal creates a privileged setting for the ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories collections. The store occupying 500 sqm on two floors reinforces a network […]