H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson receives the Pontus Schultz prize for more humane economy

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M, is this year’s recipient of the Pontus Schultz prize for a more humane economy. The prize is awarded annually to individuals in the business community who contribute significantly to an increased diversity, equality and sustainability. The award was presented by Crown Princess Victoria. The […]

H&M Conscious Foundation donates $100,000 to support Save the Children in helping flood victims in South Asia

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Conscious Foundation has donated 100,000 USD to support the organization Save the Children in their work to help the victims of the devastating flooding in South Asia. The funding will be directed towards emergency relief kits, solar lamps, hygiene kits etc. Food packages and safe drinking water will […]

IKEA Group announces expansion of residential solar offer during UN Climate Summit and Climate Week in New York

IKEA Group announces expansion of residential solar offer during UN Climate Summit and Climate Week in New York. It also unveils a new commitment for all plastic material used in its home furnishing products to be 100% renewable and/or recycled by 2020. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA Group announced today that before the […]

ICSC Halloween Consumer Spending Survey: Average household plans to spend $125 this year on Halloween-related items

NEW YORK, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Halloween is anticipated to continue to drive consumers to spend, with nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households planning to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. The total for Halloween-related spending is expected to be approximately $11.3 billion […]

Toys“R”Us® to hire 45,000 seasonal employees in preparation for the busy holiday shopping months ahead

Company Seeks Motivated, Customer Service-Focused Employees to Join Its Team of #ToyExperts in Bringing Joy to Shoppers Across the Country; Seasonal Positions Can Lead to Year-Round Employment as 20% of the Toys“R”Us 2013 Holiday Workforce Retained Jobs Following Christmas   WAYNE, NJ, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced plans to hire 45,000 seasonal employees […]

Whole Foods Market opens its Clearwater store on Sept. 24; Donates $40,000 to local school garden grants

Store to donate $40,000 towards local school garden grants AUSTIN, TX, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — The grand opening festivities will kick-off at 8:45 a.m. with a Bread Breaking ceremony in front of the store. The first 500 customers in line will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card with a mystery value between $5 […]

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” opens 174th hypermarket of medium format

Krasnodar, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 174th hypermarket of a medium format. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 174th hypermarket of a medium format located at 308 Kirova prospect, Samara, Volga […]

CBRE report: The balance between landlord-favorable market and tenant-favorable market approaches tipping point in several major U.S. cities

Healthy job growth and limited new construction in downtown areas is creating a supply-demand imbalance that puts landlords back in the driver’s seat, according to CBRE report ​Los Angeles, California, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — The delicate balance between a landlord-favorable market and a tenant-favorable market is approaching a tipping point in several major U.S. cities, according […]

Harris Teeter and Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil to debut Kalil’s personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich

Charlotte, N.C., 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Kalil to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch Date:    Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 Time:    1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Morrocroft Village Harris Teeter 6701 Morrison Boulevard Charlotte, N.C. 28211 Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed! Tuesday, Sept. 30, Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil will […]

Tesco PLC: Alan Stewart joins the Board as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 23 September 2014

Notification pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11 Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11, and further to Tesco PLC’s announcement on 28 July 2014, the Company announces that Alan Stewart will join the Board as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 23 September 2014, rather than the previously announced date of 1 […]

METRO GROUP returns to the ranks of the world’s sustainability leaders in retailing with its inclusion in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP is returning to the ranks of the world’s sustainability leaders in retailing. From today, the Düsseldorf-based company with its sales lines METRO Cash & Carry, Media-Saturn, Real and Galeria Kaufhof will be relisted on the leading international sustainability index Dow Jones Sustainability World, the rating agency RobecoSAM […]