Sainsbury’s starts national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture this month

LONDON, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Apprentices this month started on the first retailer-led national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture. Through the Sainsbury’s scheme, the retailer is offering a City & Guilds accredited Level 2 Diploma which will give the apprentices hands on, practical experience within horticulture suppliers to Sainsbury’s. Information for employers Information […]

Alliance Boots publishes its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2013/14 for the year ended 31 March 2014

Nottingham, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots today has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2013/14 for the year ended 31 March 2014. The Group’s expanding global footprint provides opportunities to further its contribution towards a sustainable future. Working within the healthcare industry, Alliance Boots is in a privileged position to help improve the […]

Sainsbury’s salt research: Nearly half of Brits (42%) don’t monitor their salt intake

LONDON, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — New salt research released today by Sainsbury’s to mark their support of the Government’s Responsibility Deal new salt pledges, shows that nearly half of Brits (42%) don’t monitor their salt intake and fewer than one in 10 (9%) monitor it strictly, while a further 43% don’t know the recommended […]

Albertsons and Safeway Inc. announce new senior leadership team and division leaders for the newly merged company

BOISE, ID and PLEASANTON, CA, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced today the new senior leadership team and division leaders  for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of the proposed merger transaction, which is pending customary regulatory approvals. “We’re drawing on the strong […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,620,299 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 20.83 MILLION BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 15 AND SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,620,299 Ahold common shares in the period from September 15, 2014 up to and including September 19, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.8563 per share for a total consideration of € 20.83 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

The British Retail Consortium responds to proposals on business rates from the Labour Party

LONDON, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today responded to proposals on business rates from the Labour Party. Ed Miliband has announced a 1 per cent cut in business rates in 2015 if Labour is in power after the election. The move would involve reversing the inflation-linked increase scheduled for […]

National Grocers Association joins organizations representing employers and employees to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative

Arlington, VA, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) joined with several organizations representing hundreds of thousands of employers and tens of millions of employees to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative. The initiative, which includes the International Franchise Association, the National Restaurant Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the […]

Klépierre and Steen & Strøm achieved Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark “Green Star” status

PARIS, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — The sustainability performances of Klépierre and Steen & Strøm recognized by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB¹) and by RobecoSAM.² Klépierre and Steen & Strøm have just achieved GRESB “Green Star” status. Steen & Strøm topped the list of global shopping center operators, becoming Sector Leader, while Klépierre […]

Wincor Nixdorf installs the world’s most northerly cash recycling system at the Nord-Norge branch of Norwegian savings bank Sparebank1

Sparebank1 Nord-Norge opts for CINEO Paderborn, Germany, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf has installed the world’s most northerly cash recycling system at the branch of Sparebank1 Nord-Norge, a Norwegian savings bank, on the island of Spitzbergen. The CINEO C4060 supplies banknotes and coins to the 2,100 inhabitants of Longyearbyen and almost 100,000 tourists each […]

CBRE Group, Inc. listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America

CBRE Recognized for Leadership in Responsible Business Practices ​Los Angeles, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI).  This prestigious index recognizes companies that are leaders in adopting responsible business practices that improve the environment and the communities in […]