Kesko starts cooperation negotiations for the planned changes in its home and speciality goods trade, building and home improvement trade as well as the food trade

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko seeks more competitive multi-channel home and speciality goods trade and aims to achieve synergies especially in the production of online services and the development of concepts. At the same time, a basis to improve profitability is formed, the organisational structure is evaluated, the combination of the building and […]

Argos sees increase in sales of record players during the last three months versus the same period last year

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Vinyl record players are roaring back into fashion – providing stiff competition for other music devices such as MP3 players and smartphones. Sales of record players at Argos have tripled during the last three months versus the same period last year. A new generation of music lovers […]

National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent vs. 2013’s 3.1 percent increase during that same time frame

Optimism Shines as National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 4.1 Washington, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual […]

More than 1,000 Starbucks partners to take advantage of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan at Arizona State University

SEATTLE, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — A quick learner and natural leader, Lauren Esveld didn’t need a college education to get ahead. She landed her first retail job at the age of 16 and began managing a store two years later. After a dozen years of increasing responsibility with a clothing retailer, she joined Starbucks […]

Richard Cousins and Mikael Ohlsson to join the Board of Tesco as Non-executive Directors

Cheshunt, England, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco PLC today announces that Richard Cousins and Mikael Ohlsson will join the Board of Tesco on 1 November 2014 as Non-executive Directors. Richard has been Group CEO of Compass Group PLC since 2006.  He was a Non-executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC from 2009 until May 2014 […]

Walmart expands its Centers of Excellence program to provide services for Breast, Lung and Colorectal Cancers with Mayo Clinic

Centers of Excellence Program to Provide Services for Breast, Lung and Colorectal Cancers BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its innovative program that has enhanced the quality of health care for its associates, Walmart announced it is expanding its Centers of Excellence program to include three cancers with Mayo Clinic, one of the […]

Rite Aid’s brings the hocus pocus this Halloween season with expanded selection of costumes, accessories, party supplies, pumpkin carving kits and more

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — From spooky to whimsical, Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 convenient nationwide locations are bringing the hocus pocus this Halloween season. With an expanded selection of costumes, accessories, party supplies, pumpkin carving kits and more, Rite Aid is your one-stop-shop for those who plan ahead or the last minute shoppers. According […]

Harris Teeter to open its Madison & St. Asaph store at The Kingsley on October 21, 2014

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Madison & St. Asaph store at The Kingsley on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  The company is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by a sampling event featuring Harris Teeter brand products. Harris Teeter was […]