The 2014 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games to take place in two of London’s most iconic venues in St James’ Park on on Sunday 20 July

LONDON, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Sunday 20 July, two of London’s most iconic venues in St James’ Park will again be transformed into sports arenas as elite athletes for the 2014 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Horse Guards Parade Ground, which hosted beach volleyball at the London 2012 Games, will see a temporary stadium created around […]

Sainsbury’s to publish the status of its current supply chain for forest goods as defined by WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network

LONDON, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has been a participant in WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) in the UK since 1995. All GFTN participants commit to progressively sourcing forest products from well-managed sources. Sainsbury’s undertakes due diligence to assess and mitigate any risk of illegal and unwanted forest products entering into the UK […]

IKEA announced its new 2015 IKEA U.S. catalog will be available to the public starting this August

New Catalog Includes Inspiration for Making the Most of Your Bedroom and Bathroom CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA announced today that the new 2015 IKEA U.S. catalog, filled with design inspiration and new products for every area of the home, will be available to the public starting this August. Themed “Where the Everyday Begins […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited CEO Scott Banda: Our thoughts are with the residents and businesses in Saskatchewan and Manitoba dealing with the impact of flood waters

Saskatchewan, Canada, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is working together to support members of our communities confronted with the challenges of flood waters. “Our thoughts are with the residents and businesses in Saskatchewan and Manitoba dealing with the impact of flood waters,” said Federated Co-operatives Limited CEO Scott Banda. “We’re all […]

RILA reiterated its support for both the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA)

Arlington , VA,  2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today reiterated its support for both the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). Legislation combining the two bills was introduced last night as the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (MITFA). Bill Hughes, Executive Vice President for Government […]

Kimco Realty Corp. acquired portfolio of 10 high-quality shopping centers from its joint venture with SEB Asset Management for $275.8 million

Transaction furthers portfolio transformation and simplification strategy NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) today announced that it acquired a portfolio of 10 high-quality shopping centers from its joint venture with SEB Asset Management for a gross price of $275.8 million, including the assumption of $193.6 million of […]

National Association of Convenience Stores: Consumer optimism about the economy reached a 12-month high

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism about the economy reached a 12-month high, good news for retailers hoping that a strong second half of 2014 can compensate for sluggish sales earlier this year. Consumer optimism surged from 39% to 46% — the highest level of optimism since it stood at 48% in July 2013. […]

Wegmans Food Markets experts share food safety tips for cookouts

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Is summer your favorite season? Who doesn’t love the picnics, barbecues, locally grown fruits and veggies, and relaxed spirit of summer parties? Warm days seem to bring out the best in food flavors, but summer is also the time to take extra care to follow basic food safety practices, say […]

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon E. Panetta will present the keynote address at 2015 NGA Show in Las Vegas, February 8-11, 2015

Arlington, VA, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon E. Panetta will present the keynote address at the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) 2015 NGA Show in Las Vegas, February 8-11, 2015. Panetta served as a Member of the House of Representatives from California’s 16th (now […]

Apple® and IBM enter into exclusive partnership to transform enterprise mobility through new class of business apps

CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New York, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps—bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®. The landmark partnership aims to redefine the […]