Kesko: Youth Guarantee in the K-Group programme achieved target six months ahead of the deadline

By the beginning of June, Kesko and K-stores have employed a total of 1,188 young people in the target group of the Youth Guarantee in different parts of Finland. The Youth Guarantee in the K-Group programme was launched last year aiming to employ 1,000 young people by the end of 2014. The target was achieved […]

H&M Group announces 19% increase in May 2014 total sales including VAT compared to the same month last year

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In May 2014, the H&M Group total sales including VAT increased by 19 percent in local currencies compared to the same month last year. Sales in May were positively affected by calendar effects of approximately 3 – 4 percentage points. In June, this will be reversed, i.e. sales will be […]

Lowe’s advances retail innovation with the introduction of Lowe’s Innovation Labs and its first project the augmented reality concept Lowe’s Holoroom

Augmented reality project planning experience is first concept from newly-formed Lowe’s Innovation Labs MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Lowe’s underscored its commitment to advancing retail innovation as it introduced Lowe’s Innovation Labs and the first concept to come out of the lab, the Lowe’s Holoroom. Lowe’s created Lowe’s Innovation Labs to build new technology to solve […]

Delhaize Group completes the divestment of its Bulgarian operations to AP Mart

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group announces today that it has completed the divestment of its Bulgarian operations to AP Mart. Delhaize Group  Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2014, Delhaize Group´s sales network consisted of 3 […]

Delhaize Belgium to implement transformation plan

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Belgium issued a press release this morning announcing the intention to implement a transformation plan. Please find in attachment the original press release. The presentation shown during a press conference taking place later today will be available on the Delhaize Group website as from 11.00 CET. » Delhaize […]

BRC-KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR MAY 2014: Online sales of Non-Food products in UK grew 17.0% in May versus a year earlier

LONDON, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 17.0% in May versus a year earlier. In May 2013, they had increased by 9.9% over the previous year. This is the highest online growth recorded since our records started in December 2012, excluding Christmas and New Year. In May, online […]

BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR MAY 2014: UK retail sales up 0.5% on like-for-like basis from May 2013

LONDON, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales were up 0.5% on a like-for-like basis from May 2013, when they had increased 1.8% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 2.0%, against a 3.4% rise in May 2013. Clothing was the best performing category, reporting its highest growth since December 2011, […]

Co-op sets new standards for environmental, safety and security features with its new bulk fuel facilities

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Along with increasing the storage capacity and the efficiency of the distribution network, Co-op’s new corporate bulk plant (CBP) program is setting new standards for environmental, safety and security features. “They’re more efficient facilities, they’re more environmentally responsible and they’re more secure and safe for operation,” said Kris Bradshaw, petroleum operations […]

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the Senate Committee on Appropriations to support amendment to stop micro-unions

Flawed NLRB Decision Balkanizes Workplaces And Undermines Flexibility And Advance Never For Workers. Arlington, VA, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the Senate Committee on Appropriations to support an amendment to be offered by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) designed to stop efforts of the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) to […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association comments on Ways & Means Joint Hearing On The Verification Of Income And Insurance Information Under The Affordable Care Act

Arlington, VA, 2014-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the Ways & Means Joint Hearing on the Verification of Income and Insurance Information Under the Affordable Care Act. Final employer reporting requirements issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) require retailers to provide the IRS with […]