Kesko rewards pupils who have promoted peace, tolerance and positive atmosphere in their schools with Fair Play scholarships

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko grants a €50 Fair Play scholarship for distribution to one pupil in every comprehensive school grade nine class in Finland. The scholarship is a reward to pupils who have promoted peace, tolerance and a positive atmosphere in their schools and encouraged others in school work with their exemplary […]

Delhaize Group shareholders approved the annual accounts for fiscal year 2013 and €1.56 gross dividend per share

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that during its Ordinary Shareholders Meeting its shareholders approved the annual accounts for fiscal year 2013 and the distribution of a €1.56 gross dividend per share. After deduction of a 25% withholding tax, this […]

Ahold to settle class action pending in US for its former subsidiary U.S. Foodservice

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold announced today that it has signed a term sheet agreeing in principle to settle a class action pending in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut in respect of pricing practices of Ahold’s former subsidiary U.S. Foodservice in the period 1998-2005. Under the term […]

Intershop partners with multi-channel marketing specialist Querplex

Intershop steadily building network of top-performing partners Omni-channel market leader joins hands with first-class implementation expert, yielding true added value for clients’ business 13-year project experience highlights Querplex as specialist in Intershop installations Jena, Germany, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG, leading independent provider of innovative solutions for omni-channel commerce, has formed a […]

The National Retail Federation disappointed from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s withdrawal of the patent reform bill

Today Marks a Victory for Patent Trolls WASHINGTON, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the announcement that Senate Judiciary Committee has shelved the patent reform bill: “Withdrawing the patent reform bill is a victory for patent trolls. “We are […]

SRC-KPMG SCOTTISH RETAIL SALES MONITOR APRIL 2014: Total Scottish sales in April 2014 increased by 1.9% compared with April 2013

LONDON, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In April 2014 total Scottish sales increased by 1.9% compared with April 2013, when they had decreased by 2.1%. Like-for-like sales increased by 1.1% on last April, when they had decreased by 3.0%. Taking account of shop price deflation, April total sales were up 3.3% in real terms. Total […]

Red River Co-op’s new food stores in Winnipeg, Man. to offer fresh cut meat in time for barbecue season

Winnipeg, Canada, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Red River Co-op customers will be able to get a fresh cut of meat just in time for barbecue season. General Manager Doug Wiebe said this is a unique offering, with many grocery stores now choosing to bring in meat that has been vacuum packed or gassed for a […]

ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: Weekly retail sales slipped by 1.3% for the week ending May 17

NEW YORK, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mother Nature once again kept the chill on retail sales as rain and snow left consumers soggy and constrained their ability to shop this past week. As a result weekly retail sales slipped by 1.3% for the week ending May 17, according to the International Council of Shopping […]

CAMPBELL LENNOX named managing director TOYS“R”US Australia

Mr. Lennox Will Oversee the Company’s 34 Stores, e-Commerce Operations and More Than 1,700 Employees in Australia WAYNE, NJ, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Campbell Lennox as Managing Director, Toys“R”Us, Australia, effective May 26. Mr. Lennox will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s 34 store locations […]

Meijer debuts new commercial featuring photos of local children riding its iconic penny pony Sandy

Retailer’s youngest shoppers co-star with iconic penny pony GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Midwest retailer Meijer announced the debut of a new commercial featuring photos of local children riding its iconic penny pony, Sandy. The 30-second commercial will begin airing within the retailer’s five-state footprint – Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. granted equity inducement award of 223,964 restricted stock units to its EVP & CFO Edward Record

PLANO, Texas, 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In accordance with the New York Stock Exchange rules regarding equity inducement awards, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced that on May 20, 2014, an equity inducement award of 223,964 restricted stock units (RSUs) was granted to Edward Record, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial […]

Target Corporation announces $418 million net earnings on its First Quarter 2014 report

First quarter Adjusted EPS of $0.70; GAAP EPS of $0.66 First quarter Adjusted EPS of 70 cents was above the mid-point of Target’s prior guidance of 60 cents to 75 cents. Target’s U.S. comparable sales decreased (0.3)% in the first quarter, near the high end of the expected range. Canadian Segment sales were $393 million, […]

Target Corporation partners with luxury fashion brand Altuzarra

Limited-edition collection to include apparel, accessories and shoes for the modern, sophisticated woman MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today announced it is partnering with Altuzarra – a luxury fashion brand known for merging femininity, sophistication and practicality – on a limited-edition collection of women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes. The collection will be […]

Kristi Argyilan appointed SVP Media and Guest Engagement at Target

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced it has further strengthened its marketing organization with the hiring of Kristi Argyilan as senior vice president, media and guest engagement. Argyilan joins the company effective June 2 and will be responsible for leading and integrating the company’s paid, earned, owned and shared media […]

Darty plc announces trading update for the fourth quarter period from 1 February 2014 to 30 April 2014 and for the financial year ended 30 April 2014

London, UK, 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darty plc today announces a trading update for the fourth quarter period from 1 February 2014 to 30 April 2014 and for the financial year ended 30 April 2014, based on unaudited management accounts. Reflecting the evolving structure of the Group, all trading data for the prior quarters for […]

The Defense Commissary Agency: Scholarships for Military Children program awards $1.2 million to six hundred children from the military community

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Six hundred children from the military community are receiving about $1.2 million in financial assistance thanks to this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program. Since its start in 2001, the Scholarships for Military Children program has awarded about $14.5 million in scholarships to more than 8,000 children […]

Hy-Vee Homefront to hold next Round Up fundraiser in its stores over Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – 26, 2014

Next ‘Round Up’ fundraiser in Hy-Vee stores Memorial Day weekend from May 23-26 WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee Homefront, Hy-Vee’s veteran support initiative, will hold its next Round Up event in all of its stores over Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – 26, 2014. Customers will be able to round […]

Tesco becomes the first retailer in the UK to remove sweets and chocolates from checkouts

First major retailer in the UK to remove confectionery from checkouts across the full range of store formats, including smaller Metro and Express stores Move follows research that found nearly two-thirds of shoppers said removing confectionery from checkouts would help them make healthier choices News coincides with publication of Tesco’s second ‘Tesco and Society’ report, […]

Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment hired more than 42,000 veterans during its first year

The Walmart Foundation pledges another $20 million to expand veteran employment and transition support programs BENTONVILLE, Ark.,  2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the first year of Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans.  The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his […]

Michael A. Tummillo named Lowe’s SVP/General Merchandising Manager, Building And Maintenance

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Michael A. Tummillo has been promoted to senior vice president and general merchandising manager-building and maintenance, replacing Michael P. McDermott, who was recently named chief merchandising officer.  Tummillo is responsible for the Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork, Tools & Hardware and […]

BRC/SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR APRIL 2014: Footfall in April 0.1% lower than a year ago

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Footfall in April was 0.1% lower than a year ago, down on the 1.8% rise in March. High streets reported the largest decline, falling 1.4%, substantially down from the 2.6% rise in March while shopping centres experienced a 0.9% decline in footfall. Footfall in out-of-town locations fared the best with […]

Garden designer Adam Frost won gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Award-winning garden designer, Adam Frost, secures another Gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’, in association with Alzheimer’s Society. This is the third Gold medal won by the UK’s leading garden centre at this prestigious show. The garden […]

Laura Muir announced kids can go free to Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) today announced that kids can go free to Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, which takes place at Hampden Park on July 11-12 and will showcase some of the world’s greatest athletes in action. To mark the occasion, the European U23 bronze medalist joined children from St […]

Sainsbury’s invites their children’s book publishers to nominate up to two books for their first “Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards”

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced details of the first “Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards”. Sainsbury’s is inviting all their current children’s book publishers to nominate up to two books for each of the three award categories: Baby and Toddler, […]

Sainsbury’s reduces fat content in its beef mince by an impressive 244 tonnes a year

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its commitment to being the best retailer for food and health, Sainsbury’s has reduced the fat content in its beef mince by an impressive 244 tonnes a year. All labels across its mince range – including pork, lamb and turkey – have been updated to make it […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,327,071 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 32.98 MILLION BETWEEN May 12 AND MAY 16, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,327,071 Ahold common shares in the period from May 12, 2014 up to and including May 16, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 14.1715 per share for a total consideration of € 32.98 million. These repurchases were made as […]

Intershop to attend EcommerceDay 2014 on May 21 in Paris

Concorde Opera Hotel in Paris, May 21, 2014. See www.intershop.fr/evenement/ecommerceday-456 Presentation 2-3pm, Tosca Salon Paris, France, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop is to attend EcommerceDay, the one day event packed with updates on major trends in e-commerce and digital marketing, taking place on 21st May 2014 at the Hotel Concorde Opera Paris. The omni-channel commerce […]

Electrical retailer Trony goes online with the Intershop omni-channel commerce platform

Online presence within six months Sophisticated back-end integration ensures customers are served by the stock of the warehouse or store geographically closest Integrated with Trony logistics chain Trony directors to present at Netcomm E-Commerce Forum in Milan, 20th May Jena, Germany, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trony has taken its business online for the first […]

National Association of Convenience Stores survey: Americans to travel more this summer

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans plan to put the severe winter weather in their rearview mirrors and travel more frequently this summer, according to the results of a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). One in four consumers (25%) say that they will spend more money this […]

Toys“R”Us® introduces recyclable, reusable tote bag featuring a child’s artwork to benefit Save the Children®

Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Provides $100,000 Grant to Kick Off Program; $1 from the Purchase of Each Bag Will Help Keep Kids Safe in the Wake of a Disaster WAYNE, NJ, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® has introduced an exclusive 100% recyclable, reusable tote bag featuring a young child’s artwork in its stores nationwide, from which a […]