ICSC Research: Shopping centers performing well even as they undergo profound evolution

NEW YORK, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ —  Shopping centers are performing well even as they undergo a profound evolution, according to a report by ICSC Research. “The shopping center industry is currently vibrant and healthy,” writes Michael P. Kercheval, ICSC’s president and CEO, in the introduction to Shopping Centers: America’s First and Foremost Marketplace. “We believe […]

ICSC forecasts 4.0% increase in sales during the November-December U.S. holiday shopping period

Positive Economic Trends Point Toward Improved Consumer Spending NEW YORK, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Positive economic signals point to a stronger holiday shopping season as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) forecasts a 4.0% increase in sales during the November-December holiday shopping period, the strongest gain in three years. Total holiday shopping sales at […]

Produce for Better Health Foundation and NGA announce partnership focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 13, 2014), Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) are announcing a newly formed partnership between the two organizations focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians within the independent and small retail chains and wholesale grocers. Supermarket dietitians are a key resource […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. announces the appointment of Dianne Guerreiro as Toys“R”Us Australia’s Managing Director

Ms. Guerreiro Will Oversee the Company’s 35 Stores, e-Commerce Operations and More Than 1,700 Employees in Australia WAYNE, NJ, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dianne Guerreiro as Managing Director, Toys“R”Us, Australia, effective October 1. She will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s 35 store locations and […]

Gap Inc. to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates nationwide for the 2014 holiday season

Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta to hold holiday hiring events October 13–18 SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced plans to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates nationwide at its Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores, call centers and distribution centers for the 2014 holiday season. […]

British Retail Consortium: September’s Retail Price Index increase reminds of the ever-increasing burden of business rates

LONDON, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — The ONS has today announced that the Retail Price Index for September rose 2.3 per cent. This figure is normally used as the basis for calculating the next year’s increase in business rates. There is a clear consensus across British industry that more needs to be done to address […]

Rite Aid to help senior customers choose the best prescription drug plan during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period

Rite Aid Offering Resources In-Store and Online to Help Customers Choose the Best Prescription Drug Plan for 2015 Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — To help senior customers as they get ready to select a prescription drug plan (PDP) or update their existing coverage during the upcoming annual Medicare Part D enrollment period, Rite […]

Whole Foods Market launches produce rating system Responsibly Grown

New, exclusive ratings prohibit use of many hazardous neurotoxins on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers; focus on transparency AUSTIN, Texas, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Today Whole Foods Market launches Responsibly Grown, an industry leading tiered produce rating system that assesses growing practices that impact human health and the environment. The new rating system labels fresh fruits, […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announces the appointment of Marvin Ellison as President and CEO-Designee effective November 1, 2014

Home Depot U.S. Stores Head to Succeed Myron E. (Mike) Ullman as JCPenney CEO on August 1, 2015 Ullman to Become Executive Chairman of the Board PLANO, Texas, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced the appointment of Marvin Ellison, currently executive vice president of […]

German photographer Marius Vieth named the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year

2014 Competition Draws 11,500 Entries from 79 Countries ​Los Angeles, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — German photographer Marius Vieth has been named the winner of the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition for 2014.  Mr. Vieth’s image, ‘Masks of Society’ was selected from among 11,500 entries from 79 countries, confirming the competition’s place as the largest […]

Harris Teeter opens its Village Square Shopping Center store on Oct. 29, 2014

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Village Square Shopping Center store on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 and is celebrating the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. on that day. This store replaces Harris Teeter’s Cary Towne Center location, which closed earlier this […]