Alliance Boots comments on Mexico media speculations about potential acquisition of Casa Saba’s pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution business

Nottingham, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to a media story which appeared in El Economista in Mexico on 12 May 2014 and also reported in MergerMarket in the UK on 13 May 2014, Alliance Boots denies having had any contact with Pharma Equity Global Fund and World Global Equity Fund, and further denies that […]

National Retail Federation: Consumers tempered their spending in the month of April

WASHINGTON, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their spending in the month of April. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift of Easter […]

Wincor Nixdorf’s new tablet-based Assisted Teller solution included in British consulting firm Ovum’s “On the Radar” series

On the Radar: Analysts look at an innovative solution from Wincor Nixdorf Paderborn, Germany, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf’s new tablet-based Assisted Teller solution enables greater effectiveness in engaging directly with customers and supports transformation from a transactional to a sales- and service-oriented branch culture. This is the conclusion reached by Ovum, the market […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Consumer optimism about the economy fell to its lowest level this year

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rising gas prices during the annual spring transition to summer-blend fuels has finally driven down consumer optimism about the economy, which fell to its lowest level this year. Overall, 41% of consumers say that they are optimistic about the economy, a drop from 44% the month prior, according […]

Intershop supports “IRCE Focus: Brands & B2B Conference” May 18–20, 2014 in New York

Intershop to demonstrate integration of leading B2B and B2C ecommerce platform with Adobe Experience Manager for Experience-Driven Commerce at IRCE Focus: Brands &B2B San Francisco, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced that it is a Gold sponsor at the inaugural IRCE Focus: Brands & B2B […]

National Grocers Association President appointed to National Cooperative Bank 2014 Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Peter J. Larkin has been appointed to serve on the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) Board of Directors. NCB, a leading financial services company serving cooperatives nationwide, announced the 2014 Board of Directors at its annual meeting, held on May 8th in Washington, […]

ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: Retailers experienced slight dip of 0.1% in sales for the week ending May 10

NEW YORK, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Spending was relatively flat on a week-over-week basis, but surged year-over-year. Sequentially, retailers experienced a slight dip of 0.1% in sales for the week ending May 10, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. On a year-over-year basis […]

Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters in Plainfield and Whitestown outside Indianapolis

Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters in Plainfield and Whitestown outside Indianapolis GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters outside of Indianapolis today, Meijer Co-Chairman Doug Meijer announced. The Plainfield and Whitestown stores are creating more than 540 new jobs and provide local residents with a great option for […]

Philippines: SM Investments Corporation reports PHP 6.24 Billion in Net Income in Q12014

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) reported that net income for the first three months reached PHP 6.24 billion from the PHP 7.42 billion reported during the same period last year. On a recurring basis, however, SM’s net income grew 11% from PHP5.61 billion. Underlying revenues also grew 12% […]

Homebase launches Dianthus “Memories” plant to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and sister charities in Scotland and Ireland

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homebase, one of the UK’s leading garden centres, has launched Dianthus “Memories” plant, to help raise money for its charity partner Alzheimer’s Society and sister charities in Scotland and Ireland. This year, over 100,000 people in the UK and the Republic of Ireland will develop dementia. 25p […]

Homebase and LEGO recreate the least recognisable flowers ahead of Chelsea Flower Show 2014 and encourage children to get gardening

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-5-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, Homebase has tested the nation on its floral familiarity. From buttercup to bulrush the garden retailer has determined where the nation’s blossom blind spots are and has partnered with LEGO to recreate the four least recognisable flowers. […]