Lowe’s grants $500,000 to The Thurgood Marshall College Fund to assist graduating seniors in need of financial support

Grant to Fund Scholarships for Graduating Seniors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities  Washington, DC, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to announce a $500,000 grant from Lowe’s to assist students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This grant will assist graduating seniors in need of financial support […]

The National Retail Federation comments on the release of IRS instructions on the employer mandate’s reporting requirement

WASHINGTON, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel Neil Trautwein on the release of Internal Revenue Service instructions on the employer mandate’s reporting requirement: “The additional guidance from the administration is welcomed by the employer community and retail industry. Now that we have the regulations, the forms […]

CarMax, Inc. marks the opening of its first two stores in Portland

Announces more than $100,000 in charitable donations to Portland nonprofits, including a new playground in the Cully Community RICHMOND, Va., 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today celebrated its first two stores in the Portland area, which are the company’s first stores in Oregon. CarMax’s Clackamas store […]

Gap to air series of films by Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher as part of its new campaign Dress Normal

Dress Normal celebrates individuality and authenticity of personal style NEW YORK, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today revealed a series of films that will air on TV, in cinema, in stores and online, created by Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Fight Club and […]

Whole Foods Market to feature six amazing wines from New Zealand this fall

Company offers chance to win trip for two to New Zealand’s wine country AUSTIN, TX, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The South Island’s towering mountains and plunging rivers mix with the North Island’s sun-soaked coastal plains to bring Whole Foods Market shoppers six amazing wines from New Zealand, a wine region that continues to surprise and delight […]

Whole Foods Market to open its 21st store in Florida on Sept. 24

New store marks 21st Florida location for Whole Foods Market CLEARWATER, Fla., 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first nationally certified organic grocer, will open its 38,000 square-foot Clearwater store on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. Whole Foods Market Clearwater, which is part of the Westfield […]

Meijer, SKECHERS and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers teamed up to give away 2,000 new BOBS from SKECHERS shoes to Detroit children in need

Children from Detroit Public Schools and Variety Detroit also visited the Detroit Zoo, met professional athletic team athletes and mascots GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer, SKECHERS and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers teamed up earlier this week to give away 2,000 new BOBS from SKECHERS shoes to Detroit children in need during a day of fun […]

Russia’s largest food retailer OJSC “Magnit” opens its 172nd hypermarket

Krasnodar, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 172nd hypermarket of a small format. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 172nd hypermarket of a small format located at Rovio street, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, […]

REWE Group joins European association Independent Retail Europe

Brussels/Cologne, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — By joining the European association Independent Retail Europe on 1 September, the REWE Group gets to the final round in reaching one of its key objectives: strengthening its independent retailers. Independent Retail Europe represents groups of independent retailers and associations of these groups, and service providers to independent retailers in the […]

PHILIPPINES: SM Development Corp. welcomes new residents to its two condominium developments in Makati and Mandaluyong

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Development Corp. (SMDC), the residential development arm of property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings, Inc., has turned over more than 2,500 units in two condominium developments in Makati, and Mandaluyong. As of end-June, SMDC started the turn over to customers their units in two project phases: 1,077 units of […]