Argos partners with digital skills charity Go ON UK to provide practical skills, access and technology to some of the 9.5 million Brits still not online

Available to 10,000 UK adults who lack digital skills and take part in a workshop at one of over 120 participating stores, costing £20 per person Argos Internet Workshop attendees will receive a tablet and a voucher redeemable for free broadband from TalkTalk for a year Nearly one in five people in the UK currently […]

Argos to launch multi-million pound advertising campaign to signal its shift to become digital retail leader

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Argos will tomorrow launch a multi-million pound advertising campaign to signal its shift to become a digital retail leader – the biggest strategy change in its 40-year-plus history. The ground-breaking campaign, developed by the agency CHI&Partners, is encapsulated by the words ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’.  It brings […]

Sainsbury’s announces the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards

LONDON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards. Three winners revealed, each to receive £1,000 prize Six runners up also shortlisted by judges All nine books will be £3 when they launch […]

The National Retail Federation kicks off Retail Jobs Week to highlight value retail jobs

National Retail Federation Takes a Stand to Highlight Value of Retail Jobs, Transform Policymaker Perceptions Chairman and CEO Join in Launching Retail Jobs Week WASHINGTON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today kicked off Retail Jobs Week, a multi-faceted effort to push back against long-held misperceptions about working in the retail industry. Through this […]

Delhaize Group announces the departure of its EVP Maura Abeln Smith effective November 1st 2014

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is announcing that Maura Abeln Smith, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and General Secretary for Delhaize Group, will leave the company effective November 1st 2014. “I am grateful for Maura’s service. She came to Delhaize Group at a time of transition in leadership. She was committed, […]

Delhaize Group announces the acquisition of treasury shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Companies Code. Delhaize Group acquired the following number of shares in an off-exchange transaction pursuant to a share buy-back program […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,705,159 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 21.08 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 6 AND OCTOBER 10, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,705,159 Ahold common shares in the period from October 6, 2014 up to and including October 10, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.3636 per share for a total consideration of € 21.08 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

The National Association of Convenience Stores announced the election of its 2014-15 Executive Committee at the NACS Show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced the election of its 2014-15 Executive Committee during its Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Las Vegas. Steve Loehr, vice president of operations support at La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip, was named the association’s 2014-15 chairman. Loehr also […]

The National Association of Convenience Stores selects 11 college students as recipients of $3,000 NACS Scholarship

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) recoignized11 college students who were selected as recipients of a $3,000 NACS Scholarship from the Convenience Store Foundation for Education and Research. In addition to the $3,000 scholarship, each of the recipients received a stipend to attend this year’s NACS Show in […]

The Co-operative Food expands range of trusted baby products

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Parents can now find an even bigger range of trusted baby products right on their doorstep with The Co-operative Food’s latest arrivals – all the same great value. Shortlisted for an award with Mother and Baby Magazine, the convenience retailer’s own-brand “Loved by us” disposable nappies range have […]