METRO GROUP divests Real’s Turkish operations to Hacı Duran Beğendik

Sale covers all twelve stores of Real in Turkey Turkey remains one of the focus countries for METRO Cash & Carry andMedia-Saturn Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP signed an agreement with Hacı Duran Beğendik about the divestment of Real’s Turkish operations. With this move, Real will fully focus on the successful development of its business in […]

International Brand Ambassador Michael Doulton to hold two exciting events in Myer Queensland stores in July 2014

Myer Toowoomba on Saturday 26th July 2014, 11.30 – 1.30pm. Bookings Essential – (07) 4690 3120 Myer Cairns on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 12-2pm. Bookings Essential – (07) 4044 7738 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — For almost 200 years Royal Doulton has earned itself the reputation for excellence, innovation, creativity, quality and distinctive design. From the company’s humble […]

Delhaize Group announced capital structure disclosure in accordance to the requirements of Belgian law

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB – NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses the information required under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following a capital increase resulting from the exercise of […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,520,031 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 34.41 MILLION BETWEEN JUNE 23 AND 27, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,520,031 Ahold common shares in the period from June 23, 2014 up to and including June 27, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.6546 per share for a total consideration of € 34.41 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

Wesfarmers completes the sale of its insurance underwriting operations in Australia and New Zealand to Insurance Australia Group

Perth, Australia, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The sale of Wesfarmers’ insurance underwriting operations in Australia and New Zealand to Insurance Australia Group, announced on 16 December 2013, has now been completed. As previously announced, Wesfarmers expects to record a pre-tax profit on the sale of approximately $700 million to $750 million, which will be included in […]

RILA endorsed legislation introduced by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) that repeals the automatic enrollment provision of the Affordable Care Act

Senator Isakson’s Bill Helps Employers Avoid Complex Administrative Challenges Arlington, VA, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) endorsed legislation introduced by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) that repeals the automatic enrollment provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, the Auto Enroll Repeal Act, S. 2546, reduces the complex administrative challenges imposed […]

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” opens the 57th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 57th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 57th “Magnit Family” store located at 205, Tamanskaya street, Yeysk, Krasnodar region, Southern federal district. Assortment of the store […]

Tesco partners with world’s largest social media cookery channels SORTEDfood to inspire new generation to fall in love with cooking and food

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has partnered with SORTEDfood, one of the world’s largest social media cookery channels, to help inspire a new generation to fall in love with cooking and food.  The partnership, which is a media first, will showcase Tesco’s passion for food. SORTEDfood has over 800,000 subscribers on its YouTube […]

Henrietta Baring appointed Head of Argos IT Commercial and Supply Chain

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Henrietta Baring has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Argos, IT Commercial and Supply Chain, reporting to Mike Sackman, IT Director. The role is key to bringing to life the strategic vision for Argos to be a digital retail leader, as announced to The […]

The John Lewis Partnership Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary Margaret Casely-Hayford to retire at the end of July 2014

LONDON, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Margaret Casely-Hayford, Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary has decided to retire from the Partnership at the end of July 2014. Margaret has been appointed to the position of Chair of the Charity Action Aid UK and is also a Non-Executive Director of […]

IKEA officially broke ground for its future St. Louis store scheduled to open Fall 2015

ST. LOUIS, MO, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With company representatives, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, local officials and community leaders on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially broke ground for its future St. Louis store scheduled to open Fall 2015. Until then, customers can shop at the […]

IKEA US to adopt new minimum hourly wage structure for their US retail co-workers beginning January 1, 2015

Average Minimum Hourly Wage Rises to $10.76, approximately 50% of IKEA US Retail Co-Workers to Benefit. Conshohocken, PA, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today it will adopt a new minimum hourly wage structure for their US retail co-workers beginning January 1, 2015. The change will take the average minimum hourly wage in existing US […]

The National Retail Federation: Retailers applaud supreme court decision on NLRB appointments

Executive Power to Push Pro-Union Agenda Halted by Court WASHINGTON, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which questioned President Obama’s use of recess appointments to fill vacancies on the NLRB during a “pro […]

Ahold receives preliminary approval from the Czech competition authority to acquire SPAR’s business in the country

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today announced that it has received preliminary approval from the Czech competition authority to acquire SPAR’s business in the country. The competition authority has stipulated that after completion of the acquisition, Ahold is required to divest a limited number of stores in the Czech Republic. Once this decision […]

NACS releases the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool and comprehensive collection of data and trends – the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has released the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data, the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool and most comprehensive collection of data and trends. Published since 1972, the NACS State of the Industry Report provides valuable information to help industry stakeholders maximize their company’s growth and profitability. […]

Apple® announced its 16GB iPod touch® is now available in vibrant colors and equipped with 5 megapixel iSight® camera for just $199

iPod touch Lineup Now Starting at $199 CUPERTINO, California, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® today announced its 16GB iPod touch® is now available in vibrant colors and equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight® camera for just $199. The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, brilliant 4-inch […]

The JCPenney at Bay Plaza Mall undergoes extensive six-month renovation to enhance shopping experience

PLANO, Texas, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value, JCPenney is making the shopping experience in the Bronx, N.Y., more exciting than ever. The JCPenney at Bay Plaza Mall, which originally opened in 1997, is undergoing an extensive six-month renovation to create a shopping environment that […]

Jeff Miller appointed as Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

CANTON, MA, 2014-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced Jeff Miller as the company’s new Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. In this role, Miller will head the 22-person culinary team assembled by Dunkin’ Brands to create new and unique food […]

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. announces new appointments and executive promotions within its Global Marketing, Innovation and Operations teams

CANTON, MA, 2014-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced several new appointments and executive promotions within its Global Marketing, Innovation and Operations teams. These changes, announced officially by John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, and Bill Mitchell, President, Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada, […]

Meijer sponsors the pharmacy technician adult career training program at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is sponsoring the pharmacy technician adult career training program at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology in an effort to recruit well-trained graduates for placement in its pharmacies throughout West Michigan. The investment also strengthens the retailer’s commitment to continued education and partnership with WMCAT that […]

Morrisons.com now taking online food orders in North London

Bradford, England, 2014-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is now taking online food orders in North London via Morrisons.com. The website now features delivery slots for postcodes across the capital from Ealing to Essex. Deliveries will begin on 9th July 2014. On the move into London, Simon Thompson, managing director for online food at Morrisons said: “We’re aware […]

SM Investments Corporation cited for major awards by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine in its 4th Annual Southeast Asia Institutional Investor Corporate Awards

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — International magazine Alpha Southeast Asia has cited leading Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corporation (SM) for major awards in its 4th Annual Southeast Asia Institutional Investor Corporate Awards. SM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Jose T. Sio was cited as the Best CFO in the Philippines while […]

ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: Arrival of summer gave way to a rise in weekly sales for the second consecutive week

NEW YORK, 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The arrival of summer gave way to a rise in weekly sales for the second consecutive week, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index (ICSC-GS).  Overall, according to the index, weekly chain store sales jumped by a solid […]

Rite Aid Corporation and Heritage Provider Network to bring Rite Aid Health Alliance program to HPN’s chronic and poly-chronic patients across Southern California

Rite Aid President and COO Ken Martindale and Heritage Provider Network President and CEO Richard Merkin, M.D., To Discuss Collaboration During In-Store Event June 24 in Woodland Hills, California CAMP HILL, Pa. and MARINA DEL REY Calif., 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD), one of the nation’s leading drug store chains, and […]

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft added another community event to tournament week: A 5K Run and Breakfast

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft added another community event as it continues to round out tournament week: A 5K Run and Breakfast. The Meijer LPGA 5K Run & Breakfast presented by Kellogg’s will provide families with another way to get involved with the tournament Aug. 4-10. The race […]

CBRE and Maastricht University joint project 2014 Green Building Adoption Index finds Minneapolis is leading U.S. market for green commercial real estate

Study Points to Significant Growth Since 2005 in Green Building Spaces in the U.S. ​Los Angeles, 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Minneapolis is the U.S. city with the highest percentage of green commercial space, and green commercial real estate nationwide has increased significantly since 2005.Those are key findings of the 2014 Green Building Adoption Index, a […]

Foodstuffs: Four Square Coromandel to open in late 2014

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coromandel township locals can look forward to a new Four Square in late 2014, as work commences at the new site on the corner of Wharf Road and Charles Street this week.  Angela Bull, Foodstuffs (North Island) General Manager Property Development is thrilled the Coromandel community will soon have […]

Harris Teeter gives back to the community with donation of $45,000 to three local food banks

Matthews, N.C., 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter gives back to the community with donation of $45,000 to three local food banks Who:      Harris Teeter, Food Bank of the Albemarle, The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore What:      Harris Teeter is giving back to the community with a donation of […]

Sainsbury’s reduced sugar content in its own brand chilled juice drinks by 16.7 million teaspoons per year

LONDON, 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of it’s commitment to being the best retailer for food and health, Sainsbury’s has reduced the sugar content in its own brand chilled juice drinks by 83.5 tonnes a year, which equates to over 16.7 million teaspoons or 329 million fewer calories per year. The new healthier range […]

Delhaize Group announce the appointment of Kevin Holt as Chief Executive Officer for Delhaize America

Kevin Holt appointed as new Chief Executive Officer for Delhaize America BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Holt as Chief Executive Officer for Delhaize America. Mr. Holt, formerly President of Retail Operations at SUPERVALU, will also become a member of the Delhaize Group Executive Committee. He […]