ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: Retail sales slipped by 1.2% for the week ending May 24, 2014

NEW YORK, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A combination of one-off factors, adverse weather and consumers’ willingness to travel over this past Memorial Day weekend, led to the decline in weekly sales. As a result retail sales slipped by 1.2% for the week ending May 24, 2014, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers […]

Babies“R”Us® and Disney Baby partner to bring more options to expecting parents through combined offerings of products and services

Two of the Biggest Names in Baby Products Join Forces to Bring More Options to Parents Through Babies“R”Us Registry and Disney Baby Offerings WAYNE, NJ, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Babies“R”Us®, the nation’s leading dedicated baby products retailer, and Disney, with its Disney Baby brand, are teaming up to bring more options to new and expecting […]

Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program to award college tuition assistance to 1,766 new recipients for the upcoming academic year

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets has announced that the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,766 new recipients for the upcoming academic year. Wegmans expects to pay out more than $4.91 million in tuition assistance to both new and returning scholarship recipients during the 2014/2015 school year. Click […]

Rite Aid supports The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour

7th Annual Coast-to-Coast Tour Brings Free Skin Cancer Screenings to 53 Rite Aid Pharmacies Nationwide   CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the seventh consecutive year, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) will proudly serve as the presenting sponsor of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour. Kicking off today, the Tour […]

Meijer Style Team shares some style tips to highlight the versatility of soft pant dressing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of this season’s most popular trends is the addition of soft pants – palazzo and straight legs – to a wardrobe because the flowing design offers extreme comfort and femininity. The Meijer Style Team would like to share some style tips to highlight the versatility of […]

Target forms Digital Advisory Council to accelerate its digital transformation

Company also hiring additional engineers for Target.com and Mobile product teams — all part of digital transformation MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced it has formed a Digital Advisory Council, as part of its efforts to accelerate its digital transformation. The panel of technology industry leaders will help guide Target’s omnichannel […]

CBRE’s global corporate headquarters honored by the International Interior Design Associated (IIDA) at the 26th Annual Calibre Awards

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE’s global corporate headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles was honored by the International Interior Design Associated (IIDA) at the 26th Annual Calibre Awards. CBRE and Gensler, its architectural partner on the project, received the Work Medium award which recognizes the best office projects between 20,000 and 50,000 square […]

CBRE’s “How Global is the Business of Retail?” report: Paris is the world’s hottest global retail market with 50 new brands attracted last year

Global Retailers Focus on More Mature Markets – – U.S. Retailers Dominate Cross-Border Expansion – – Luxury Brands Account for a Quarter of New Market Entrants Globally Los Angeles, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paris is the world’s hottest global retail market attracting 50 new brands last year, while France is ranked as the […]

Commissaries announced series of savings and sales events for the whole family in June and July

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether it’s fruit and veggies at farmers markets, meat for outdoor grilling, ingredients for graduation dinners or food for the family road trip, you’ll save by shopping your commissary during June.And there’s something new: Your Healthy Lifestyle Festivals. Commissaries worldwide have partnered with installation exchanges, morale, welfare and […]

Carrefour partner and franchisee Label’Vie opens 40th supermarket and 4th hypermarket under the Carrefour brand in Morocco

PARIS, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Label’Vie, a Carrefour partner and franchisee, is opening its fortieth supermarket and fourth hypermarket under the Carrefour brand in Morocco.> On 8 May, Morocco’s fortieth Carrefour Market supermarket opened its doors in Marrakesh.The ‘Carré Eden’ Carrefour Market has a sales area of 1,900 sq. m. and is located […]

Kesko Corporation appoints Mikko Helander new Managing Director

Mikko Helander to be Kesko Corporation’s new Managing Director Helsinki, Finland,  2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Mikko Helander, M.Sc. (Tech.), as Kesko Corporation’s Managing Director and Kesko Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer as from 1 January 2015. Mikko Helander (b. 1960) will join Kesko as Kesko Corporation’s Deputy Managing […]

John Lewis reveals five startups who made it to the final stage of its JLAB technology incubator

LONDON, 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today reveals the five startup businesses who have made it to the final stage of JLAB, the retailer’s first-ever technology business incubator. From 3D room planners and in-store digital engagement to wireless sound systems and smart labels for after-sales care, the five finalists represent a range of innovative ideas […]