NRF and University of Phoenix announced the 20 retail employees selected to receive full-tuition scholarships to help advance their retail careers

Retail employees earn scholarships to advance their careers through education Washington, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation, in collaboration with University of Phoenix, today announced the 20 retail employees selected to receive full-tuition scholarships to help advance their retail careers. Hundreds of individuals from more than 75 retailers across the country applied for […]

Marks & Spencer to reduce its carbon footprint by over 6,400 tonnes with the acquisition of 35,000 Mega-Watt hours of biomethane certificates

LONDON, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed a landmark deal with Future Biogas for the purchase of 35,000 Mega-Watt hours of biomethane certificates, a move which will reduce its carbon footprint by over 6,400 tonnes and source the equivalent amount of energy to heat 15 M&S Simply Food stores […]

Jan du Plessis to step down from the M&S Board to become Chairman of SABMiller plc

LONDON, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) notes the announcement made today that Jan du Plessis is to be appointed to the Board of SABMiller plc on 1st September, 2014 and that it is intended that he will become Chairman during July, 2015.  In the light of this appointment, […]

Argos: demand for wheeled shopping trolley soared by 25% since this time last year

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — With university students needing to have more of their gear to hand, one of the most ridiculed shopping accessories seen on the British high street has seen an unexpected surge in popularity – the wheeled shopping trolley. Leading retailer Argos has seen the demand for trolleys increase […]

Sainsbury’s challenges pupils to cook the ultimate, great tasting, healthy meal with the launch of its nationwide schools competition Sainsbury’s Active Kids Superstar Cooks

LONDON, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a nation, our cooking age is falling short of our real age, and we are reaching it much later than we should, according to new research released today by Sainsbury’s. The research comes as the retailer announces plans to inspire a new generation of children to eat […]

Tesco’s 1950s delivery van driven by colleague in authentic 1950s driver’s uniform to appear at this year’s Goodwood Revival Festival in Sussex

Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ —  A 1950s Tesco delivery van has been touring central London this morning, visiting landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Regent Street, before heading to Great Ormond Street Hospital to donate a mix of retro and modern toys to its onsite school. The retro van, similar […]

Tesco-owned supermarket chain in Turkey Kipa launched its 2014 Corporate Responsibility report

İzmir, Turkey, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Our business in Turkey – Kipa – has today launched its 2014 Corporate Responsibility report. The report details the excellent progress our Turkish business has made over the last year in terms of embedding the ‘we use our scale for good’ corporate responsibility strategy. Notable achievements include […]

Carrefour opened its first Carrefour Express store in the east of São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 28 August 2014, Carrefour opened its first Carrefour Express store in Brazil, in the Tatuapé district, in the east of São Paulo. The new store comprises three main areas. The first is for sweets, fresh beverages and snacks. The second provides customers with easy access […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited remains the largest Saskatchewan company in SaskBusiness Magazine’s 2014 ranking of the province’s top 100 businesses

Saskatchewan, Canada, 2014-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) retains the title of largest Saskatchewan company in SaskBusiness Magazine’s 2014 ranking of the province’s top 100 businesses, published in the September edition. In 2013, FCL achieved record sales of $9.4 billion, an increase of 7.4 per cent from the previous year, due […]