Kesko intents to sell some of the store sites it owns to a joint venture to be set up instead of a real estate investment trust planned earlier

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko continues the preparation of a real estate arrangement. The intention is to sell some of the store sites it owns to a joint venture to be set up instead of a real estate investment trust planned earlier. The arrangement is expected to be implemented during the first […]

John Lewis plc priced the issue of £300,000,000 4.25% bonds due 2034 in the wholesale institutional bond markets

LONDON, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis plc announces that it has today priced the issue of £300,000,000 4.25% bonds due 2034 (the “Bonds”) in the wholesale institutional bond markets. The bonds are expected to be issued on 4 December and to be listed on the Official List and admitted to trading on […]

“Magnit” announces the opening of its 181st hypermarket and 76th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of a new hypermarket and a “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 181st hypermarket and 76th “Magnit Family” store. The 181st hypermarket (small format) is […]

Russia’s largest retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of the 1000th drogerie store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the opening of the 1000th drogerie store. Please be informed that today the Company opened its 1000th drogerie store located at 18/1 Pavshikh Bortsov street, Mishkino village, Kurgan oblast. This is the first “Magnit Cosmetic” store in this location. […]

PHILIPPINES: SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., brings the country’s first ever tournament of tennis giants at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 28 to 30

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The countdown begins as SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., the lifestyle and entertainment solutions arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is set to bring the country’s first ever tournament of tennis giants at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 28 to 30. Hot on the heels of […]

Target Corporation kicked off the holiday season with strong early start to Black Friday weekend

Crowds Line Up at Stores Coast-to-Coast; Online Sales Break Records MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) kicked off the holiday season with a strong early start to Black Friday weekend, as guests across the U.S. shopped early deals and turned out for the 6 p.m. store openings. In addition, the company’s free […]

Loraine Woodhouse to join the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc on 1 December 2014 as Acting Group Finance Director

LONDON, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Loraine Woodhouse is to join the Board of John Lewis Partnership plc on 1 December 2014 as Acting Group Finance Director. The Partnership announced on 17 November 2014 that Helen Weir, the Partnership’s Finance Director, had tendered her resignation with a six […]

Argos predicts UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on ‘Cyber Monday’

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As one of the biggest shopping weekends of 2014 approaches, leading online retailer Argos is predicting a UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on ‘Cyber Monday’ coming from shoppers using smartphones and tablets. With Christmas shopping […]

Fair Development Fund combines Comic Relief’s expertise in awarding grants with Sainsbury’s experience and knowledge in farming and food to help producers in developing countries thrive

Fair Development Fund by Comic Relief and Sainsbury’s is a unique partnership that combines Comic Relief’s expertise in awarding grants with Sainsbury’s 145 years of experience and knowledge in farming and food to help producers in developing countries thrive. LONDON, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — This means that farmers and workers have a better […]

Kesko to revise the Group’s divisional structure by integrating non-food part of K-citymarket chain into Kesko Food Ltd

Kesko will revise the Group’s divisional structure by integrating K-citymarket Oy, the non-food part of the K-citymarket chain currently part of the home and speciality goods division, into Kesko Food Ltd. Kesko’s food trade division will be changed to the grocery trade division. The currently separate divisions of the building and home improvement trade and […]

Starbucks partners with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day for the seventh year

SEATTLE, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the seventh year, Starbucks is partnering with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day, December 1. Starbucks donations will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, to finance programs which deliver prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care […]

Cheapest quality champagne Louis Delaunay now available at Tesco

Cheshunt, England, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — An award winning champagne has gone on sale for £8 across the UK – making it the cheapest quality fizz available on British high streets right now. Louis Delaunay champagne is being sold by Tesco from today for nearly a third less than its official list price […]

Tesco refreshes store in Letnany shopping mall to reflect today’s customers’ needs in Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The store, located in the busy Letnany shopping mall was opened in 1999 and was refreshed to reflect today’s needs of our customers in Prague. It now brings the very latest thinking on retail destination stores from around the world for our customers in the Czech […]

Tesco commissioned survey reveals that 32% of the British public generously donate food despite the chaos and excitement of the festive period

Cheshunt, England, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite the chaos and excitement of the festive period, almost a third (32%) of the British public have remembered vulnerable people in need by generously donating food to those in need across the country, according to a new survey published today. The survey also reveals the generosity […]

X5 Retail Group launched Х5000, its pre-New Year project organized around the opening of X5’s 5,000th store

Moscow, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V., (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announced today the launch of Х5000 (the “Project”), the Company’s pre-New Year project organized around the opening of X5’s 5,000th store. The Project will mark this symbolic milestone with a number of ceremonial store […]

Meijer unveiled tips to lower the risk from foodborne illness during the holiday meal

Meijer offers tips for food safety during the holidays GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Everyone loves the holiday meal, but according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six people get sick each year nationwide from foodborne illness. By following a few simple tips this Thanksgiving, you can […]

Select Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Set to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving and 7 a.m. Black Friday

Select Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Set to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving and 7 a.m. Black Friday to Kick Off Busiest Shopping Weekend of the Year Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready for customers to dash through the aisles in search for the perfect gift, décor or holiday […]

Whole Foods Market® to offer discounts of up to 35 percent on ethically traded products all weekend long in honor of Fair Friday

AUSTIN, Texas, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fair is the new black at Whole Foods Market – the new Black Friday, that is! As shoppers head out on the busiest shopping day of the year, the grocer will be offering discounts of up to 35 percent on ethically traded products all weekend long in honor […]

Dunkin’ Donuts to open 63 new restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Palm Springs and Bakersfield over the next several years

CANTON, MA, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with five franchise groups for a total commitment of 63 new restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Palm Springs and Bakersfield over the next several years. The […]

Darden Restaurants scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

Orlando, Fla., 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year, Darden Restaurants scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), one of 366 companies to do so. The HRC’s annual index is a renowned national benchmarking tool for U.S. businesses in the increasingly important issue of […]

NGA president and CEO Peter J. Larkin comments on the new labeling rules of the The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Arlington, VA, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its plans to finalize two rules requiring that chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations list calorie information on their menus and menu boards. NGA president and CEO, Peter J. Larkin issued the following statement […]

Gap gives away all-expense paid dream escape to New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago or Disney World this Black Friday

100 lucky shoppers to win a dream vacation NEW YORK, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Black Friday, Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, is giving shoppers the chance to win an all-expense paid dream escape to the country’s most stylish and iconic locations – New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago or Disney World.  The […]

Gap opens its own dedicated online shop within Zalando

New ecommerce channel will help reach new audiences and support Gap’s global growth strategy New York/Berlin, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap brand and Zalando, Europe’s largest online fashion web site, have today announced a partnership that will see Gap open its own dedicated online shop within Zalando. The American retailer will offer a broad […]

The National Association of Convenience Stores expressed disapproval of the sweeping new menu labeling regulations imposed by the FDA on small businesses

​ALEXANDRIA, VA,  2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) expressed disapproval of the sweeping new menu labeling regulations imposed on convenience stores and other food establishments including grocery stores, movie theaters, and vending machines by the Food and Drug Administration earlier today. “The FDA has clearly gone beyond congressional intent […]

NACS: Ricker Oil Co. chairman Jay Ricker elected chairman of the Fuels Institute

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jay Ricker, chairman of Ricker Oil Co. (Anderson, IN) was elected chairman of the Fuels Institute. The election took place November 20 during the Fuels Institute’s Annual Meeting and Fuels Summit in Newport Beach, CA.  Andy Viens, president of global marketing for Phillips 66 Co. (Houston, TX), was […]

Wincor Nixdorf’s program for the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference & expo on January 11-14, 2015 in New York City

Together with numerous customers and partners, Wincor Nixdorf demonstrates how its newly enhanced technology enables a seamless experience for Shoppers and merchants Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced retail and banking IT solutions, discloses its program for the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference & expo, taking place […]

CBRE Group released first-of-its-kind report on Facility Management titled “Forging the Iron Triangle: Facility Management Operational Excellence”

CBRE Identifies Three Primary Characteristics that Fuel High-Performing Facilities Management Organizations in a First-Of-Its-Kind Report ​Los Angeles, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Facility management organizations must achieve three primary objectives to maintain operationally excellent performance, according to a first-of-its-kind report by CBRE Group, Inc.’s Global Corporate Services research team, titled: Forging the Iron Triangle: Facility Management […]

CBRE Group, Inc. received perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

CBRE Scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Thirteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality ​LOS ANGELES, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) announced that it received a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related […]

Big Lots survey: Americans focus on holiday discounts and everyday deals as this season’s shopping strategy

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans’ confidence gives Big Lots the edge during this holiday season. Customers are now focused on deals every day and throughout the entire Thanksgiving week. In addition to heeding the call of Black Friday sales, customers are choosing to shop in-store on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. It’s their confidence in making […]

Harris Teeter and MillerCoors donated holiday meals to 400 military families served by Operation Homefront

Companies Partner with Operation Homefront to Provide Holiday Meals to Military Families Matthews, N.C., 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter and MillerCoors donated holiday meals to 400 military families served by Operation Homefront.  Murphy-Goode also donated $6,000 in Harris Teeter gift cards to Operation Homefront; the gift cards will be used by military families […]