The Meijer Simply Give fall campaign generated more than $2.6 million for food pantries throughout the Midwest

Retailer’s hunger relief campaign generated more than $2.6 million for local food pantries GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer Simply Give campaign held this fall generated more than $2.6 million for food pantries throughout the Midwest – an amount that nearly doubled the generous donations received from its previous record-breaking season earlier […]

Price Chopper raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is selling plush hippos and fundraising through a month-long pin-up campaign, marking the 13th year the regional supermarket chain has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Bolstered by the support of teammates and guests alike, Price Chopper has been a committed partner to St. Jude for more […]

Target Canada opens three new stores; brings the total number of Target stores open across the country to 133

Retailer completes 2014 store openings with new stores in Ontario and Winnipeg MISSISSAUGA, ON, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Target Canada announced today the official opening of three new stores, located on St. Laurent Blvd., in Ottawa, Ont.; Sheridan Centre in Mississauga, Ont. and Polo Park in Winnipeg, Man. The opening of the three new stores marks […]

Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit opens new distribution center in Kolomna (Moscow region)

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the opening of a new distribution center in Kolomna. Please be informed that the Company has opened a new distribution center (DC) in Kolomna (Moscow region). Total space of the warehouse is about 84 thsd. sq. […]

CBRE establishes joint venture with three partners to provide property management services for the new Shanghai Tower

Four-Way Joint Venture to Ensure Excellence of Service at Supertall Green Landmark Beijing, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — World leading commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE is establishing a joint venture with three partners, including Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Company, the Shanghai Lujiazui Property Management Company and Shanghai Tower Real Estate Management Company Limited,for […]

Ellen DeGeneres to launch new seasonal home collection created especially for QVC, E.D. On Air

WEST CHESTER, Pa, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Ellen DeGeneres, who announced the creation of her new lifestyle collection, E.D., in July, will launch E.D. On Air, a new seasonal home collection created especially for QVC, on Friday, October 24 at 8 PM (ET). DeGeneres will broadcast live from the Los Angeles set of “The Ellen DeGeneres […]

Big Lots opens its newest store located in the Columbia Park Center at 3129 North Kennedy Boulevard

Rivera to Make Appearance and Sign Autographs at North Bergen Store Grand Opening NORTH BERGEN, N.J., 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots announced today the grand opening celebration of its newest store at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014. The 23,314 square-foot North Bergen, N.J., store is located in the Columbia Park Center at […]

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon to debut his personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich at Harris Teeter

Reston, VA, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Garcon to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch Date:       Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 Time:       noon – 1 p.m. Where:    Spectrum Center Harris Teeter 11806 Spectrum Center Reston, Va. 20190 Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed! Tuesday, Oct. […]

Kingfisher joins some of the biggest companies in the world to launch global digital platform to drive conversation and action on sustainability

LONDON, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — A coalition of the world’s biggest companies and non-profits have launched a global digital platform to drive conversation and action on sustainability. Collectively, will celebrate and connect the people, places and cutting-edge ideas that are shaping the future. It will focus on giving a global stage to audiences who […]

H&M welcomes Filipino shoppers as it opens its first store in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — A different kind of traffic along EDSA greeted locals bright and early on the 17th of October, as thousands queued for the grand opening of H&M’s flagship store in the Philippines. After an exciting VIP shopping party two nights prior, the much anticipated store finally opened its doors […]

H&M awarded an A grade for its climate performance at The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is recognized for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change. The company is awarded an A grade for its climate performance at The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. According to CDP, H&M earns its position thanks to a superior approach […]

Carrefour Brazil opened its first retail outlet under the Supeco banner

São Paulo, Brazil, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — On 9 October, Carrefour Brazil opened its first retail outlet under the Supeco banner in the country. The store is located in Sorocaba, in São Paulo. Under the management of Atacadão, this new format is geared towards everyday products and was especially created to serve small businesses […]

Carrefour wins the 2014 Anti-Gaspi Prize in the “Distribution” category for its efforts in tackling food waste

On 16 October 2014, Noël Prioux, Executive Director of Carrefour France, was presented with the 2014 “Anti-Gaspi” prize by Stéphane Le Foll, France’s Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry Affairs. This prize, awarded on the second national anti-food waste day, is recognition of Carrefour’s efforts. PARIS, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour won the 2014 […]

Starbucks district managers tasted the first crop of coffee from Starbucks Costa Rica Farm at Starbucks leadership conference in Seattle

SEATTLE, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Days start early for Victor Trejos. Each weekday morning, he rises well before dawn at his home in Costa Rica’s capital city of San José and drives 15 miles into the hillside. By 6:00 a.m., his pickup truck rumbles down the narrow road to a coffee farm, where the day […]

Starbucks Corporation to release its fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2014 financial results after the market close on October 30, 2014

SEATTLE, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) plans to release its fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2014 financial results after the market close on Thursday, October 30, 2014, with a conference call to follow at 2:00 p.m. PT. The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed on the company’s website:http://investor.starbucks.com. A […]

Kesko listed in the Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for the fourth consecutive time

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has received recognition for its climate change reporting and is now included in the Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for the fourth consecutive time. Kesko improved its score to 99 points. Kesko’s and K-stores’ determined climate work is based on the long-term commitments and energy efficiency objectives of […]

Argos joins forces with Bose

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Today Argos, the leading online high-street retailer, announced that it has joined forces with Bose, the audio specialists. Bose fans can head in store or to the dedicated online shop (via www.argos.co.uk) and purchase the selected range of Bose speakers and headphones. Customers will be able to […]

Argos reveals new staff uniforms to reflect the growing role of technology in the store environment

Milton Keynes, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Staff in Argos stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland will be wearing new uniforms this autumn to reflect the growing role of technology in the store environment, as the retailer unveils a whole new brand identity to support its plans to become a digital retail leader. Argos […]

Argos launches fleet of newly branded trucks sporting the new brand colours and designs

Milton Keynes, 2014-10-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading online retailer Argos has announced the launch of a fleet of newly branded trucks. The 76 vehicles, all sporting the new brand colours and designs announced this week, will take to the road this autumn. Part of Argos’ new multi-million pound advertising campaign, which will bring to life […]

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. presents its capital expenditure plans for the next fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2016

Investments in e-commerce and digital initiatives are expected to range between $1.2 and $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2016, up from approximately $1.0 billion, estimated for this year. The company will add between 26 and 30 million net retail square feet worldwide next year, a decrease from this year’s anticipated 32 to 34 million square […]

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 […]