Emma Bunton launches new 26 piece girls’ clothing collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 designed exclusively for Argos

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Singer, Heart FM presenter and mother-of-two, Emma Bunton is launching a new 26 piece girls’ clothing collection for Autumn/Winter 2014, designed exclusively for Argos. The new collection features sparkly sequins and touches of gold and silver, providing fun and fashionable clothes for girls aged two to nine years old.  […]

Andrew Barton unveiled his new Argan Oil-Infused Premier Collection; available exclusively on argos.co.uk and in stores across UK from 26 July 2014

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton has unveiled his new Argan Oil-Infused Premier Collection, available exclusively on argos.co.uk and in stores nationwide from Saturday 26 July 2014. The premium electrical styling range features four new products and combines advanced technology with Argan Oil-infused ceramics to promote shinier, healthier looking hair. With […]

Lowe’s launches new products for its Iris smart home solution that offer consumers added convenience, safety and efficiency

Iris’ open platform offers consumers energy-saving and home security solutions during the season they need it most MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced today the launch of new products for its Iris smart home solution that offer consumers added convenience, safety and efficiency this summer. The home improvement company continues to extend the breadth of […]

NRF praises the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety’s progress over the past year

WASHINGTON, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay, praising the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety’s progress over the past year: “The National Retail Federation applauds the tremendous progress the members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety have made this past year, demonstrating […]

The National Retail Federation lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014; sales are expected to grow significantly faster over the next five months

WASHINGTON, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014 because of slow growth recorded during the first half of the year, but said sales are expected to grow significantly faster over the next five months. NRF forecasted in January that retail sales would grow 4.1 percent in […]

SRC-KPMG SCOTTISH RETAIL SALES MONITOR JUNE 2014 – FASHION: In June 2014 total Scottish sales decreased by 1.1% compared with June 2013

LONDON, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — In June 2014 total Scottish sales decreased by 1.1% compared with June 2013, when they had increased by 2.8%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 2.6% on last June, when they had increased by 0.3%. Taking account of shop price deflation, June’s total sales were up 0.7% in real terms, the highest real […]

BRC-BOND DICKINSON RETAIL EMPLOYMENT MONITOR Q2 2014: The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 2.5% in Q2-2014 vs. the same period last year

The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 2.5% in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year.  LONDON, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the second quarter of 2014, the number of outlets rose by 2.5%, driven entirely by food retailers. The average number of full-time equivalent staff per store fell […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association issues statement on the decision of NLRB to certify micro unions within the retail industry

Arlington , VA, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement on the decision of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to certify, for the first time, micro unions within the retail industry. “Micro unions are incompatible with the operational structure of the retail industry and the needs of American […]

Gap Inc. to introduce the Gap brand to Slovenia and Austria

Gap Brand Set to Launch in Slovenia and Austria SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing to deliver on its global growth plans, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that it will introduce the Gap brand to Slovenia and Austria through agreements with new and existing franchise partners. Magistrat International, a new partner, has been selected […]

Wegmans installs solar panels on the roof of office building near corporate headquarters and built two arrays of solar panels at the Wegmans Organic Farm

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The sun’s rays lift spirits and make flowers, fruits and vegetables grow. The sun is also an abundant source of renewable energy when solar panels convert its radiance into electricity. To learn how big a role the sun can play in helping Wegmans Food Markets meet its energy needs, the […]

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People partners with Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. to increase the number of African-American owned franchise businesses in U.S.

Dunkin’ Brands and NAACP Launch Initiative to Increase the Number of African-American Owned Franchise Businesses in the U.S. Baltimore, MD, 2014-7-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced today its partnership with Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create […]