Meijer sponsors the first Miller Park giveaway featuring Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” on Aug. 6 at Milwaukee Brewers game

Brewers fans to receive full-size Hank beach towel at Aug. 6 game GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a new partner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer Meijer will sponsor the first Miller Park giveaway featuring Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,” on Aug. 6 when the Brewers play the San Francisco Giants […]

Darty plc to sell its 60% shareholding in Datart International SA to SEW 1001 a.s. for EUR 5 million

LONDON, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darty plc, a leading multi-channel electrical retailer, today announces that it has completed an agreement to sell its 60% shareholding in Datart International SA to SEW 1001 a,s  in a deal valued at Euro 5 million. Régis Schultz, Chief Executive of Darty, said: “Having concluded as part of our […]

Gap Inc. reports 5% net sales increase in July compared to same month last year

Guides to Second Quarter Earnings per Share Range of $0.73 to $0.74, Including Gain on Asset Sale SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that July net sales for the four-week period ended August 2, 2014 increased 5 percent to $1.17 billion compared with net sales of $1.12 billion […]

Delhaize Group reports its second quarter 2014 results

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group reports its second quarter 2014 results Financial Summary Second Quarter 2014 » Revenue growth of 3.7% at identical exchange rates (3.7% organic growth) » Comparable store sales growth of 3.3% in the U.S. and -1.2% in Belgium » Group underlying operating margin of 3.4% (3.6% in the […]

BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX JULY 2014: Overall shop prices reported deflation for the fifteenth consecutive month, accelerating to 1.9% in July

LONDON, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overall shop prices reported deflation for the fifteenth consecutive month, accelerating to 1.9% in July. This is the deepest level of deflation since the series began in December 2006. Food inflation fell to 0.3% in July – the lowest ever recorded. Non-food reported deceleration in deflation of 3.3% in […]

MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC RELEASES ITS QUARTER 1 2014/15 TRADING STATEMENT

MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC QUARTER 1 2014/15 TRADING STATEMENT 13 WEEKS TO 28 JUNE 2014 LONDON, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘Womenswear in growth’ • Group sales 1 +2.3% • UK: total sales +2.0%, like-for-like +0.3% • GM: total sales -0.8%, like-for-like -1.5% • Clothing: total sales +0.1%, like-for-like -0.6% • Food 2: total sales +4.2%, like-for-like +1.7% • M&S.com -8.1% • International sales1 +4.7% […]

Alliance Boots and Walgreens create first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Nottingham, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots is delighted that Walgreens has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots. The new company will be the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The combined enterprise will be named Walgreens Boots Alliance and headquartered in the Chicago area. […]

By Sainsbury’s Mature Cheddar awarded Reserve Supreme Champion at this year’s Nantwich Cheese Festival

LONDON, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — By Sainsbury’s Mature Cheddar has been awarded Reserve Supreme Champion at this year’s Nantwich Cheese Festival, the biggest international cheese awards in the world. The Sainsbury’s haul of 160 awards at the festival includes 14 trophies for Champion Cheeses and 46 Gold awards. The Reserve Supreme Champion winning by Sainsbury’s […]

Sainsbury’s gains full control of e-books platform Anobii Ltd. with the purchase of its remaining stake from Penguin Random House and HarperCollins UK

LONDON, 2014-8-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has bought the remaining stake, previously held by Penguin Random House and HarperCollins UK, in the e-books platform Anobii Ltd. The deal gives the retailer full control of the company as part of its growing Sainsbury’s Entertainment digital offer. In June 2012, Sainsbury’s bought a 64% share of […]