IKEA submitted plans to the City of Renton, WA for new building to replace its current Seattle-area store

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it is submitting plans to the City of Renton, Washington for a new and updated building to replace its current store as the Swedish retailer’s Seattle-area presence. The application will mark the beginning of the governmental review process for this […]

IKEA kitchen cabinets ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Kitchen Cabinets” by global marketing information company J.D. Power

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA kitchen cabinets were recently ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Kitchen Cabinets” by J.D. Power, a global marketing information company that represents the voice of the customer. The J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Kitchen Cabinet Satisfaction StudySM measured customer satisfaction using five factors: design, ordering and delivery, price, operational […]

NRF and Hackett Associates report: retailers bring holiday merchandise into the country at record levels due to the expiration of West Coast port contract

WASHINGTON, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Import volume at major U.S. […]

NRF supports the National Day of Action for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in support of the National Day of Action for Immigration Reform: “The National Retail Federation strongly supports legislative efforts aimed at reforming our broken and ineffective immigration system, and commends activities that seek to raise […]

Shop.org adds two new members to its Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop.org today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors and welcomed back eight members that currently serve on the Board. Each member will serve a two-year term. The next meeting for new and returning Board members will be in Rancho Palos Verdes, California during Shop.org’s […]

NRF appointed Paul Martino VP, Senior Policy Counsel and promoted Beth Provenzano VP for Federal Government Relations

Paul Martino Hired as Vice President, Senior Policy Counsel; Beth Provenzano Promoted to Vice President Washington, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced the hiring of Paul G. Martino as vice president and senior policy counsel, and the elevation of Beth Provenzano to vice president for Federal Government Relations. Martino and Provenzano […]

BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX JUNE 2014: Overall shop prices reported deflation for the fourteenth consecutive month, accelerating to 1.8% in June

LONDON, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overall shop prices reported deflation for the fourteenth consecutive month, accelerating to 1.8% in June. This is the deepest level of deflation since the series began in December 2006. Food inflation fell to 0.6% in June – the lowest ever recorded. Non-food reported an acceleration in deflation of 3.4% in […]

Former secretary of defense and CIA director Dr. Robert Gates announced as closing speaker at the NACS Show from October 7 to 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

​ALEXANDRIA, Va.,  2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dr. Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been announced as a Closing General Session speaker at the NACS Show, which takes place October 7 to 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dr. Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense from […]

Gap Inc. reports 1 percent sales increase in June 2014 compared to last year

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-7-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that June net sales increased 1 percent compared with last year. Net sales for the five-week period ended July 5, 2014 were $1.54 billion compared with net sales of $1.53 billion for the five-week period ended July 6, 2013. “Old Navy’s performance was stellar this […]