MAXIMA GRUPĖ announces new top managers of the companies “MAXIMA LT” in Lithuania and “ALDIK NOVA” in Poland

Vilnius, Lithuania,  2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA GRUPĖ, running the retail companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria, announces new top managers of the companies “MAXIMA LT” in Lithuania and “ALDIK NOVA” in Poland. Žydrūnas Valkeris steps in as the new general director of “MAXIMA LT”. Previously he has managed Poland’s company “ALDIK NOVA” for […]

RILA President Sandy Kennedy urged PMA and ILWU leaders to ensure stability at the west coast ports

Letter Underscores Retail Industry Concerns To The Heads Of The PMA And ILWU Arlington, VA, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter addressed to the heads of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy urged both leaders to remain focused on securing […]

Meijer hosts more than 20 in-store parties to welcome 40,000 incoming college freshmen across the Midwest

Retailer hosts more than 20 in-store parties for incoming students across the Midwest GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Midwest retailer Meijer is welcoming an estimated 40,000 incoming college freshmen as they head to campus this fall during the widely-popular in-store parties dubbed “Meijer Mania.” These annual Back-to-College events celebrate incoming students in style during […]

ShopRite of Waretown extends its delivery service for its popular ShopRite from Home service to all of Long Beach Island

Waretown, NJ, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stocking up for that beach vacation just got easier! ShopRite of Waretown has announced that it has extended its delivery service for its popular ShopRite from Home service to all of Long Beach Island. By placing an order online at ShopRite.com or via the ShopRite from Home mobile app, LBI […]

ShopRite of Greenway Plaza in Yonkers to award “Win Free Groceries for a Year” Sweepstakes winner on August 29, 2014

New York, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gift card presentation and celebration scheduled for Friday, August 29th at 2 PM WHAT: ShopRite recently held a sweepstakes to award one lucky customer with a year of free groceries! The winner of ShopRite’s “Win Free Groceries for a Year” Sweepstakes is Mount Vernon resident Jeanine Beard,who was chosen from more than 20,000 […]

New Zealand: Queenstown Mediterranean Market to become Raeward Fresh Queenstown Market on Monday 8 September 2014

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local owners of the Queenstown Mediterranean Market, Angela and Nathan Imlach are thrilled they have recently joined the Raeward Fresh family. While the store will be retailing under the Raeward Fresh brand, Angela and Nathan will still maintain 100% ownership of the business. Angela and Nathan have been […]

GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited announces the Group’s unaudited consolidated results for the six months ended 30 June 2014

Core Financial Indicators Exceed Industry Average for Six Consecutive Quarters E-commerce Business Enters Period of Rapid Growth Acceleration of Omni-Channel Strategy; Company to Build Another GOME by 2017 Results summary: GOME achieved excellent results in core financial indicators for six consecutive quarters: 1. Sales revenue up for six consecutive quarters y-o-y, 2014 1H up 7.4% […]

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 […]

National Grocers Association (NGA) sent letter to USDA requesting extension on FSIS Meat-Grinding Rule

Arlington, VA, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 19, 2014), the National Grocers Association (NGA), along with the American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting for an extension of the comment period on the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) recently proposed rule requiring retail […]

Toys“R”Us® raised over $2.2 million during its fourth consecutive nationwide fundraising and awareness campaign to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

#Stir4ACure Initiative Encouraged Customers to Show Their Support and Helped Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer Wayne, NJ, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced that it raised more than $2.2 million during its fourth consecutive nationwide fundraising and awareness campaign benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure […]

Wegmans Food Markets nutritionists outline ideas for turning the after-school “hungries” into snacks that give kids the real nourishment their growing bodies need

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As every parent knows, most kids get home from school wanting to eat – right now, if you please. So here’s a simple idea from the nutrition team at Wegmans Food Markets for turning the after-school “hungries” into snacks that give kids the real nourishment their growing bodies need, while […]

Target Corporation reported Q2 adjusted earnings per share of $0.78 and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37

Minneapolis, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Adjusted EPS of $0.78 and GAAP EPS of $0.37, Consistent with August 5 Update Target’s digital sales, including flexible fulfillment, grew more than 30 percent in the second quarter, approximately double the industry growth rate. Second quarter U.S. Segment transactions declined 1.3 percent, an improvement of onepercentage point compared with the […]

New Zealand-owned supermarket New World funds the trial Hunger Provocation Programme started at Starship Children’s Hospital on 18 August

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A groundbreaking pilot programme has just been launched at Starship Children’s Hospital, which aims to help hundreds of children get off feeding tubes, and learn to eat and drink again. The trial Hunger Provocation Programme started at the national children’s hospital on 18 August.  The $45,000 needed for the […]

Dollar Tree, Inc. reported 9.5% sales increase to $2.03 billion in its results for the second fiscal quarter ended August 2, 2014

Sales increased 9.5% to $2.03 billion Comparable store sales increased 4.5% Diluted EPS, including acquisition-related costs, increased 5.4% to $0.59 Excluding acquisition-related costs, diluted EPS increased 8.9% to $0.61 CHESAPEAKE, Va., 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, reported […]

Intershop awarded Gold Partner status to SAP e-commerce specialist AGETO Service GmbH

SAP e-commerce specialist AGETO helps customers pave the way for success with its SAP expansion for Intershop 7 Expert partner with lengthy industry experience offers consulting and implementation services for international B2B and B2C omni-channel projects Jena, Germany, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the leading independent provider of innovative, comprehensive services for omni-channel commerce, […]

e-commerce industry veteran David Ricketts to lead Intershop’s sales organization in North America

E-Commerce industry veteran to drive growth in strategic region Also adds additional talent in technical pre-sales San Francisco, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the leading independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced that it has appointed e-commerce industry veteran David Ricketts to lead the sales organization in North America. It has also […]

CarMax issues statement regarding recalled vehicles

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax was founded to fundamentally change the way Americans buy used vehicles and is the industry leader in integrity and transparency. As part of our commitment to transparency, we notify all customers prior to purchasing any vehicle from CarMax about the importance of registering their vehicle with the manufacturer […]

CarMax, Inc. opens 75 positions for the company’s new store in Reno

Retailer Known for Hiring Outside the Auto Industry Accepting Applications for Third Location in Nevada RICHMOND, Virginia, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring approximately 75 positions for the company’s new store in Reno. This is the third CarMax location in Nevada. The new Reno […]

Gap revealed the first chapter of its new fall campaign by questioning what it means to Dress Normal

The brand issues a rallying cry to be confident in who we are by dressing how we’re most comfortable NEW YORK, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today revealed the first chapter of its new fall campaign which celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means […]

Toys“R”Us® releases its 20th Anniversary edition of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®

The World’s Greatest Toy Store® Teams Up with Baseball World Champion and Proud Father to Continue Special Needs Advocacy Efforts and Backing #ToysforAll WAYNE, NJ, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced the release of its 20th Anniversary edition of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and […]

Wegmans LPGA Championship Tournament donates $1 million to United Way’s Children’s Success Fund to help kids graduate from high school

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the conclusion of this year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, Wegmans Vice President Bill Strassburg presented United Way’s Children’s Success Fund with a check for $1 million, more than double the amount donated to the charity for previous tournaments and an amount likely to exceed the final tally of proceeds […]