Argos reported 90% YoY increase in sales of instant cameras in the last week

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past week, sales of instant picture cameras have soared as Brits opt for the retro camera look to capture their precious memories while out and about this summer. Digital retailer Argos has reported a 90 per cent year on year increase in sales of instant cameras in […]

Argos to launch full through-the-line campaign for its first ever home and furniture power brand ‘Heart of House’

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos is heralding the launch of Heart of House, its first ever home and furniture power brand, with a full through-the-line campaign, kicking off with TV advertising on Monday 25 August and running across press, digital, social and PR. The campaign, which was created by agency Path WorldWide, celebrates […]

John Lewis to open two John Lewis Opticians in its Stratford City and Cardiff department stores this Autumn

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced that it will open two John Lewis Opticians in its Stratford City and Cardiff department stores this Autumn. The new venture will focus on building longstanding relationships between optician and patient and will offer customers the very best in eye healthcare. John Lewis Opticians will feature […]

“Bake-Off effect” contributed to rise in bakery sales at Sainsbury’s

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the show now in its fifth season, the “Bake-Off effect” has contributed to a rise in bakery sales at Sainsbury’s, with both ingredients and equipment seeing significant uplifts. Sainsbury’s has reported a 30% increase in the sale of flaked almonds after Mary Berry featured Florentines in last week’s episode. […]

Sainsbury’s put their Back To School range to the test to create durable, high quality uniforms at surprisingly low price

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — To make busy families’ lives easier, Sainsbury’s has put their Back To School range to the test to create durable, high quality uniforms at surprisingly low price points – offering exceptional value from ages 2 to 16. From pull-tested seams and buttons to fabrics that retain their shape up to […]

NRF’s Back-to-School/College Surveys: Average family with children in grades K-12 completed 49.9% of their shopping lists as of mid-August, down slightly from last year’s 52.1%

Washington, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recognizing that a number of the best deals of the summer are still to come, some families have only scratched the surface of their back-to-school shopping lists as of mid-August. According to NRF’s latest Back-to-School/College Surveys, the average family with children in grades K-12 completed just half (49.9%) of their […]

SRC-KPMG SCOTTISH RETAIL SALES MONITOR JULY 2014: Total Scottish sales decreased by 1.8% vs. July 2013

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In July 2014 total Scottish sales decreased by 1.8% compared with July 2013, when they had increased by 4.0%, the strongest growth recorded in 2013. Like-for-like sales decreased by 3.7% on last July, when they had increased by 1.4%. Adjusted for deflation measured by the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, Total […]

NACS asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the Federal Reserve’s debit swipe fee rules

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), along with several merchant associations and companies, today filed a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to hear their appeal of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the Federal Reserve’s debit swipe fee rules. NACS […]

NACS: Consumers’ buying decision on alternative fuels and vehicles driven by economics

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers look at alternative fuels and vehicles the same way that they look at traditional fuels: economics drives the purchasing decision. Consumers say that they consider fuel economy and the cost of the vehicle far more important than any other attribute when purchasing a new vehicle, according the results of […]

Gap Inc. to enter India through franchise-operated Gap brand stores in 2015

First stores to open in Mumbai and Delhi in 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced plans to enter India through franchise-operated Gap brand stores in 2015. Gap is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Limited, a subsidiary of Arvind Limited, which is one of India’s largest textile companies.  The first […]