Tesco Bank now offers full range of retail banking and insurance products with the launch of its first current account

 Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco Bank is today launching its first current account. The account has been designed after listening to more than 20,000 customers, and includes all the key features that matter most to them. Tesco Bank has been wholly owned by Tesco since December 2008 and now serves 6 million customers in […]

Sainsbury’s to start selling its popular Tu clothing online this August

LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s seventh largest clothing retailer, will pilot selling its popular Tu clothing online. The pilot will begin in August with an invited group of customers in the Midlands. The company will offer its Tu womenswear, menswear and childrenswear clothing on a bespoke website, with customers able to choose […]

Sainsbury’s teamed up with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to raise funds and awareness for cervical cancer prevention

LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the UK’s only cervical cancer charity – to raise funds and awareness for cervical cancer prevention. From 8-14 June, 50p from the sale of every pair of women’s […]

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. promotes Paul D. Ramsay to chief information officer

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Paul D. Ramsay has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately.  He has been serving as acting CIO since March.  Ramsay will report to Richard D. Maltsbarger, who has been appointed chief development officer.  Maltsbarger has responsibility for IT, Strategy, […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,632,000 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 35.04 million BETWEEN June 2 AND 6, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,632,000 Ahold common shares in the period from June 2, 2014 up to and including June 6, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.3141 per share for a total consideration of € 35.04 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

Alain Bouchard of Alimentation Couche-Tard named the 2014 NACS Insight International Convenience Leader of the Year

LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alain Bouchard, president and CEO Alimentation Couche-Tard, has been named the 2014 NACS Insight International Convenience Leader of the Year, sponsored by PepsiCo. The award was presented during the 2014 NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 4. Bouchard has led Couche-Tard’s growth as the leader in […]

U.S.-based convenience store chain Rutter’s won the 2014 NACS Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award

LONDON, 2014-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — U.S.-based convenience store chain Rutter’s (York, Pennsylvania) has won the 2014 NACS Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Imperial Tobacco. The award was presented during the 2014 NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 4. Judges said Rutter’s delivered a world-class convenience store […]

Kate Walsh of Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy in Ireland won 2014 NACS Insight International Store Manager of the Year Award

LONDON, 2014-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kate Walsh, store manager of Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy in Ireland, has won the 2014 NACS Insight International Store Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by TCC. The awards was presented during the 2014 NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 4. Walsh has worked at the Herlihy Group […]

Gap Inc. and USAID to provide growth and economic opportunities for women in Burma

As first American retailer in Burma, Gap Inc. invests in women’s advancement program Rangoon, Burma, 2014-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today at a signing ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador to Burma, Derek J. Mitchell, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Burma Mission Director, Chris Milligan, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced that the company is partnering with […]

Meijer opened 190,000-square-foot supercenter in Bowling Green, Kentucky

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a supercenter today in Bowling Green, Ky., marking its southernmost location, Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The 190,000 square-foot store at 1676 Westpark Dr. has created more than 270 new jobs […]

SM Supermalls wins the Platinum Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award for the Shopping Mall category in the Philippines for 2014

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Supermalls clinched, for the second year, the Platinum Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award for the Shopping Mall category in the Philippines for 2014. As the ultimate seal of consumer approval, the Trusted Brand Award reflects SM Supermalls’ commitment to trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer […]

Willie Nelson to perform songs from his latest album on QVC during the “Willie Nelson Q Sessions Live” broadcast on June 12

The Multimedia Retailer to Offer Country Music Legend’s Latest Album WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate the release of his upcoming album Band of Brothers,Willie Nelson is scheduled to make a special appearance on QVC during the “Willie Nelson Q Sessions Live” broadcast on Thursday, June 12 at 8 PM (ET). During the hour-long show, Nelson will treat fans to […]

Two produce managers from the Defense Commissary Agency honored in the annual United Fresh Produce awards

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the fourth consecutive year, two produce managers from the Defense Commissary Agency have been honored in the annual United Fresh Produce awards. Michele Parks, from McClellan Commissary, Calif., and Robert Tanaka, from Los Angeles Commissary, were chosen from hundreds of nominations to make the list of the Top […]

Tesco initiative to teach British primary schoolchildren where their food comes from

Research shows three quarters of primary school teachers currently find cost a barrier to taking children on trips Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — British primary schoolchildren will be transported through special online field trips to places as far away as the Italian countryside and the rice fields of India as part of a new initiative […]

Tesco announced the launch of ‘Operation Brazil’ project

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s still days to go before the first ball is kicked but the World Cup is already having a major effect on high street retail sales. While party food and beer sales are set to rocket during the course of the tournament in Brazil demand for giant TVs, Brazilian snacks […]

Britain’s biggest petrol retailer Tesco cuts the cost of diesel by up to 2p per litre

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britain’s biggest petrol retailer has today cut the cost of diesel by up to 2p per litre at all of its petrol stations. The cut is in addition to savings customers can make through Fuel Save, which can be worth up to 20p off a litre. The more customers shop […]

Carrefour Brazil launched its 138th recyclable materials drop-off station in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil, 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 4th, 2014, Carrefour Brazil launched today in São Paulo its 138th recyclable materials drop-off station, as part of its sustainability program “Recycling Stations”, which is carried out in partnership with the multinationals Mondelēz and Tetra Pak. The three companies invested around 4 million Reais in the […]

World Cup Savings: Carrefour Italy to refund 100% of the cost of all products promoted on flyers every time Italy wins

Milan, Italy, 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — From June 5 to July 13, Carrefour will refund 50% of the cost of all products promoted on flyers and thousands of products in store. Every time Italy wins the refund will be 100% During Italy’s World Cup matches, shopping in Carrefour will be 100% rewarding. This is the […]

Walmart announced plans to rollout Savings Catcher nationwide later this summer

Retailer makes “Savings Catcher” available across the U.S., expands to include general merchandise and access via mobile app BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-6-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — In front of a crowd of thousands of cheering associates at its annual Shareholders events, Walmart announced plans to rollout Savings Catcher nationwide later this summer.  The receipt comparison tool gives the […]

Sainsbury’s to help plant millions of native British trees across Centenary Woods in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

LONDON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is marking its ten year partnership with the Woodland Trust by announcing a new partnership to support the charity’s commemorative First World War Centenary Woods project. Customers who buy Sainsbury’s Woodland free range eggs, chicken and turkey will not only be buying higher welfare produce – they will be […]

Sainsbury’s launched interactive new mobile and online tool “Sainsbury’s Food Rescue” to help Brits waste less

LONDON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has launched an interactive new mobile and online tool, Sainsbury’s Food Rescue, developed in partnership with Google. The tool gives people practical help and inspiration on using up ingredients that can often lay forgotten at the back of the fridge or cupboard. Sainsbury’s Food Rescue aims to satisfy Brits’ […]

Marks & Spencer publishes new, agile and stronger sustainable business plan in its 2014 “Plan A Report”

LONDON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today publishes its 2014 Plan A Report which launches a new, agile and stronger sustainable business plan which extends Plan A across M&S’ international business over the next six years. Called Plan A 2020, the 100 commitment plan retains and strengthens M&S’ 2015 eco and ethical commitments and includes […]

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB presents six-month results for 2014 at press conference on 18 June

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB presents the six-month results for 2014 at a press conference on Wednesday 18 June at 9.30 CET. There will also be a telephone conference in English at 14.00 CET the same day The six-month results for the period 1 December 2013 to 31 May […]

Lowe’s and top DIY dads offer project inspiration to make the perfect Father’s Day

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forget the boring striped tie this Father’s Day and give dad the gift of laying low with Lowe’s. Most dads enjoy spending Father’s Day relaxing at home with their family, so this year, create an experience he won’t forget for years to come. With help from some of our handiest […]

Denis Knoops appointed as the new CEO for Delhaize Belgium and Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG) is announcing that Denis Knoops has been appointed as the new CEO for Delhaize Belgium and Luxembourg, effective immediately. Denis Knoops has worked for Delhaize Group for 22 years, serving the company in a variety of commercial, operational, strategic, and real estate […]

National Retail Federation names Robert Moraca new VP of Loss Prevention

NRF’s Senior Asset Protection Advisor Rich Mellor to Retire After 40 + Years in Retail Industry WASHINGTON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced the addition of the organization’s new Vice President of Loss Prevention Robert Moraca. Moraca comes to NRF after leading Sunoco, Inc’s security, business continuity and crisis management programs […]

BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX MAY 2014: Overall shop prices reported deflation for the 13th consecutive month in May, remaining unchanged at 1.4% from April

LONDON, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food inflation remained unchanged at 0.7% from April – the lowest ever recorded. Non-food reported annual accelerated deflation of 2.8% in May from 2.7% in April. Non-food has reported deflation for the fourteenth consecutive month. Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium Director General, said: “May has seen shop price deflation remain unchanged […]

ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: sales rose by solid 2.9% for the week ending May 31, 2014

NEW YORK, 2014-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers kicked off the traditional start of summer with a shopping spree as sales soared with a bout of warmer weather across the nation. As a result retailers enjoyed a positive final sales week as sales rose by a solid 2.9% for the week ending May 31, 2014, according […]

Meijer to build its first dairy production facility in Ohio

New Plant Will Employ 100 Ohioans Tipp City, Ohio, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Officials from JobsOhio, The Dayton Development Coalition and Tipp City joined Governor John Kasich and Meijer representatives for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of the Midwest retailer’s first dairy production facility in Ohio. The new facility will employ 100 Ohioans who will help produce a […]

Stop & Shop recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Boulder Brands, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers, 4.25 oz., […]