Amazon.ca introduced Amazon Student program that offers special discounts and promotions on school and residence essentials

Designed especially for university and college students, Amazon Student members can take advantage of six months of Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of eligible items New program offers special discounts and promotions on school and residence essentials including electronics, household products, school supplies and more SEATTLE, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Amazon.ca introduced Amazon Student. Amazon […]

15 tonnes of high quality English grown apricots will be made available in 200 Tesco stores across UK

Cheshunt, England, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s taken several years of careful preparation but 2014 will go down in agricultural history as the year that the UK got its own apricot industry. While very small amounts of English grown apricots have appeared on supermarket shelves over the last few years this is the first time that any […]

Kesko Group reports €792.1 million in sales excluding VAT for June 2014

Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in June 2014 totalled €792.1 million, down 0.9%. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In Kesko’s food trade, sales in June were €369.7 million, matching the level of the previous year. The number of delivery days in June was one more than in the previous year. In the home and speciality […]

IKEA submits plans to Clark County, Nevada for a Las Vegas-area store

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it is submitting plans to Clark County, Nevada for a Las Vegas-area store that would increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the western United States. The application marks the beginning of the governmental approval process that could lead to the […]

H&M Group reports 12 percent increase in total sales for June 2014 compared to the same month last year

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In June 2014, the H&M Group total sales including VAT increased by 12 percent in local currencies compared to the same month last year. Sales in June were negatively affected by calendar effects of approximately 3 – 4 percentage points. The total number of stores amounted to 3,301 on 30 […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,667,510 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 36.19 MILLION BETWEEN JULY 7 AND JULY 11, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,667,510 Ahold common shares in the period from July 7, 2014 up to and including July 11, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.5665 per share for a total consideration of € 36.19 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

BRC-KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR JUNE 2014: UK sales of non-food products grew 10.6% vs last year’s June

LONDON, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 10.6% in June versus a year earlier. In June 2013, they had increased by 12.5% over the previous year. This is the lowest online growth recorded since July 2013. In June, online sales represented 17.2% of total Non-Food sales of our […]

BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR JUNE 2014: UK retail sales down 0.8% vs June 2013

LONDON, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales were down 0.8% on a like-for-like basis from June 2013, when they had increased 1.4% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.6%, against a 2.9% rise in June 2013. Excluding Easter distortions, this is the lowest total growth recorded since May 2011. […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced Old Navy’s donation drive to support young people in communities across the US

Retailer to Match Customer Donations, for a Potential Total Donation of $1 Million ATLANTA, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) today announced Old Navy’s donation drive to support young people in communities across the US. The drive will take place in Old Navy stores nationwide from July 17th through July […]

ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index rose by 0.1% for the week ending July 12, fifth consecutive weekly gain

Fifth Consecutive Weekly Gain NEW YORK, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index rose by 0.1% for the week ending July 12 – relative to its prior week – marking its fifth consecutive sequential weekly gain. On a year-over-year basis, sales momentum accelerated […]