Argos’s campaign ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’: Mobile game from CHI&Partners, Mindshare, Candy Space and Kinetic allows commuters to compete for bundles of Argos prizes

Mobile game from CHI&Partners, Mindshare, Candy Space and Kinetic allows commuters to compete for bundles of Argos prizes. Sales via mobile devices now represent 22 per cent of total Argos sales. Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital retailer Argos will this week launch yet another innovative element to its new campaign ‘GET SET […]

The National Retail Federation’s statement regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services

WASHINGTON, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services: “Merchants large and small make business decisions every single day based upon what makes the best sense for the business, their associates and […]

Target exclusive deluxe edition of Taylor Swift’s “1989” now available

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the past three Target + Taylor Swift partnerships, it’s this: You can never have too much Taylor. With the highly-anticipated release of her fifth studio album, “1989,” Taylor proves once and for all that she knows no musical bounds. Capturing an extra piece of Taylor’s evolution, the Target exclusive deluxe edition […]

Laura O’Brien appointed Global Director of Client Care and Development and Head of Sales Management for the CBRE Americas

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has appointed Laura O’Brien as Global Director of Client Care and Development and Head of Sales Management for the Americas. In her Client Care and Development role, she will marshal the resources of the entire CBRE organization to produce exceptional outcomes for clients. “Laura is the […]

CBRE Group, Inc. announces the appointment of Jennifer Ashley as Global Director of Human Resources

Los Angeles, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that Jennifer Ashley has been appointed Global Director of Human Resources. In this role, Ms. Ashley will oversee CBRE’s worldwide human resources operations encompassing approximately 44,000 employees. Her areas of responsibility include employee relations, staffing and recruitment, training and professional development, diversity, compensation and benefits. […]

CBRE Group, Inc. named Silver winner in the 10th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has been named a Silver winner in the 10th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations that promote employee health and wellness. Companies were honored for their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and overall results. “We applaud CBRE for promoting health and […]

Giant Food recognized as 4-Star member of USO Metro’s 2014 Circle of Stars

Grocer Recognized at Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops Landover, Md., 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food announced today that it was recognized for a fourth year in a row by USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s Circle of Stars. Giant is being recognized this year as a 4-Star member of the Circle of Stars. The […]

PAK’nSAVE Westgate to open on 4 November

PAK’nSAVE Westgate is completing its finishing touches, as the eagerly anticipated supermarket gets ready to open on Tuesday 4 November at 8.15 am.   Whakatane, New Zealand, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The store is situated at the traffic lights of Westgate’s Fred Taylor Drive and Rua Road, which is conveniently located for both the local community […]

Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts

Company Accepting Monetary Donations at Registers, Conducting Food Drive in Lobbies Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — This November, Harris Teeter is continuing its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts. In November 2013, Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign collected $624,000, producing more than 5.6 million* meals for those […]

Wegmans hosts “Love Kale” tasting event on November 1, 2014 at all Wegmans stores

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Remember when kale got no respect, when it’s pretty ruffled leaves appeared on a plate only as a garnish? Well today kale is a superstar, a hip and healthy veggie with a growing fan club. Chefs love it in salads, snacks, soups and sides. With all the vitamins, minerals and […]

IKEA advances on the construction of its St. Louis store due to open in 2015

ST. LOUIS, MO, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that steel erection is underway as part of the construction of its future St. Louis store opening next fall, 2015. Erection of structural steel atop the existing precast concrete parking structure helps frame the shape of the building and […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 373,464 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 4.60 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 20 AND OCTOBER 24, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 373,464 Ahold common shares in the period from October 20, 2014 up to and including October 24, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.3224 per share for a total consideration of € 4.60 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

BRC-GOOGLE ONLINE RETAIL MONITOR Q3 2014: Total search volumes for home and garden grew by 15% in the third quarter of 2014 vs same quarter last year

LONDON, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Total search volumes for home and garden grew by 15% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Search volumes on smartphones outpaced search volumes on tablets, with growth of 41% compared with growth on tablets of 22%. BRC Director General, Helen Dickinson, […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited acquires the Affinity Credit Union building on Fourth Avenue South in downtown Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Canada, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has purchased the Affinity Credit Union building on Fourth Avenue South in downtown Saskatoon. The acquisition accommodates increasing talent growth and eases office space demands experienced at its current Home Office located just a half block north on 22nd Street East. FCL is a […]

CBRE Global Corporate Services hosted its fourth annual S.E.E.S Conference in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Global Corporate Services (GCS) held its fourth annual S.E.E.S Conference last week in Atlanta, GA.  The conference, named for the four major service categories of Integrated Facilities Management (Sourcing, Engineering, Energy and Sustainability), highlighted new ideas and innovations in global workplace operations. More than 600 facilities experts from around […]

SM and subsidiaries recognized for excellence in good corporate governance by Hong Kong publication Corporate Governance Asia

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corporation(SM) and its subsidiaries were recognized for excellence in good corporate governance by Hong Kong publication Corporate Governance Asia (CG Asia). The 10th Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards acknowledges the companies who have taken serious steps to institutionalize Corporate Governance into their businesses. SM Vice […]

New Commissary and Exchange located near the Pittsburgh airport opens

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — The spotlight was on military service members and their families Oct. 21 at the long-anticipated grand opening of the Pittsburgh Area Commissary and Exchange. “This is your commissary. This is your benefit,” Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu told the large gathering of more than 500 people […]

BRC-BOND DICKINSON RETAIL EMPLOYMENT MONITOR Q3 2014: The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 1.3% in Q3 2014 vs same period last year

The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 1.3% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. LONDON, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — In the third quarter of 2014, the number of outlets rose by 2.9%. Non-food retailers contributed marginally to the overall increase, the first time for at least […]

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Tim Schroeder has taken leadership role in the Company’s LGBT Network Group

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that Tim Schroeder, a CBRE Managing Director has taken a leadership role in the Company’s LGBT Network Group (LGBTNG). Mr. Schroeder joins Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets, as a Co-Executive Sponsor of CBRE’s network group dedicated to its lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

Whole Foods Market’s travel company Whole Journeys announces the first 12 itineraries for travel in 2015

Whole Foods Market’s travel company offers new roster of active foodie tours AUSTIN, Texas, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Journeys, Whole Foods Market’s travel company, announces the first 12 itineraries for travel in 2015. From Italian cooking lessons with locals and hiking island paths in Croatia to harvesting grapes in Argentina and tasting artisan goat cheese […]

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. now the exclusive manufacturer of Meijer Brand K-Cup® packs for the Keurig® hot brewing system

New Meijer Brand K-Cup Packs Now Available at Meijer Stores WATERBURY, Vt., 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its innovative brewing technology, today announces that it is now the exclusive manufacturer of Meijer Brand K-Cup® packs for the […]

Gap Inc. to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries with franchisees Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co. and Azadea beginning Spring 2015

Franchise-Operated Stores to Open in Spring 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today it has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries with franchisees Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co. and Azadea beginning Spring 2015. The first markets include U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. International […]

UK singer-songwriter Katy B performed at Argos’ digital store on Old Street, London to mark Argos’ new campaign launch ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Last night saw crowds gather to watch platinum-selling UK singer-songwriter Katy B give an exclusive performance at Argos’ digital store on Old Street, London to mark Argos’ new campaign launch. The special event was broadcast live to millions of fans on YouTube and Argos’ Google+ page. Fresh […]

Homebase revealed the number of lights in the average British home has doubled in the last decade, despite homes now being smaller than ever

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — The number of lights in the average British home has doubled in the last decade, despite homes now being smaller than ever. Home enhancement retailer Homebase, has revealed that the number of lights in the home has leapt from just 15 light sources in 2004 to over […]

Argos hosted first UK Google+ Hangout on Air from its digital store

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Last night (Oct. 22, 2014) saw crowds gather to watch a UK first, as leading digital retail Argos brought music, technology and real-time social media interactivity together by hosting a Google+ Hangout on Air from its digital store on Old Street, London, broadcast to millions through YouTube […]

Waitrose report shows what Brits eat and drink this year

LONDON, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose report shows what we’re eating and drinking this year – based on millions of purchases in shops and online. The Waitrose Food & Drink Report 2014 draws on a year of Waitrose sales and new consumer research, providing a comprehensive view of British behaviour – supported with insight […]

Carrefour opens its 27th hypermarket in Romania

Targu Jiu city, Romania, 2014-10-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Romania opens on October 16th the first Carrefour hypermarket in Targu Jiu city and the 27th in the country. Located in a new shopping centre in Târgu Jiu (Southeast Romania), the new hypermarket has a sales area of 7500 m², a product selection of around 50,000 […]

Marks & Spencer installs UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington

LONDON, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is installing the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington. The project, which is expected to be completedin early 2015, is being worked on in partnership with Amber Infrastructure. The solar PV […]

bol.com marks the opening of its new sportswear store; launches auction of items signed by some of the Netherlands’ best-known sportspeople

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — To mark the opening of its new sportswear store, bol.com today launched an auction of 14 items signed by some of the Netherlands’ best-known sportspeople. All proceeds will go to Spieren voor Spieren (“Muscles for Muscles”), the Dutch charity that raises awareness for spinal muscular atrophy as part […]

2014 NACS Show attendance increased by 6.1%, the second-highest figures ever recorded for the Show

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-23— /EPR Retail News/ — Attendance for the 2014 NACS Show increased 6.1% to reach 23,624 attendees, with 9,176 classified as buyers (retailers, grocery wholesalers and distributors). Both totals, which include Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) buyer registration, are the second-highest figures ever recorded for the NACS Show. Attendees from 60 countries were at the […]