Retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs and ICSC released new research ranking Europe’s towns and cities in terms of retail spend

London, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have released new research today ranking Europe’s towns and cities in terms of retail spend. Europe’s top three are London’s West End with a retail spend in 2013 of almost £8.5 billion, Paris at £7.7 billion […]

The YMCA of Greater Rochester, Wegmans Pharmacy and the American Diabetes Association will host events to provide screenings and health education about diabetes

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — November marks Diabetes Awareness Month, and three powerful community organizations have partnered in prevention. The YMCA of Greater Rochester, Wegmans Pharmacy and the American Diabetes Association will host three events to provide community members with health education about diabetes, including screenings for blood glucose, body mass index (BMI) and waist […]

BRC-KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR OCTOBER 2014: ONLINE SALES REPRESENTED 18.2% OF TOTAL NON-FOOD SALES OF OUR MONITOR, AGAINST 16.5% IN OCTOBER 2013

LONDON, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 15.4% in October versus a year earlier, almost in line with the twelve-month average growth of 14.8%. In October 2013, online sales rose by 12.1% over the previous year. In October online sales represented 18.2% of total Non-Food sales of […]

BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR OCTOBER 2014: FURNITURE AND THE HOME CATEGORIES WERE THE BEST PERFORMING ONES

LONDON, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales were flat, at 0.0%, on a like-for-like basis from October 2013, when they had increased 0.8% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.4%, against a 2.6% rise in October 2013. This was an improvement on the previous month and beat the […]

Nicholas (Nic) Brassey named as head of Human Resources for Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall & Gall, effective January 1, 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn has recruited South African national Nicholas (Nic) Brassey to head up the Human Resources function for Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall & Gall, effective January 1, 2015. In this role, Nic will report to Sander van der Laan, CEO Albert Heijn, and functionally to Abbe Luersman, […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,359,052 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €18.22 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 3 AND nOVEMBER 7, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,359,052 Ahold common shares in the period from November 3, 2014 up to and including November 7, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €13.4034 per share for a total consideration of €18.22 million. These repurchases were made as part of the […]

The Home Depot® completes its fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign and celebrated 2,500 homes improved for veterans during the two-month effort

The Home Depot Foundation to Match Funds Raised by Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as Part of Continued Commitment to Improving the Homes and Lives of Veterans and their Families ATLANTA, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, The Home Depot® completed its fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign and celebrated a 2,500 home milestone, more […]

John Lewis issued update on its Christmas sales and activities

LONDON, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis issued update on its Christmas sales and activities This week’s big story: Monty’s Christmas Monty’s Christmas has received over 16 million views on social media. The advert racked up 7 million views on social media in 24 hours, seven times as many as at the same point […]

Tesco launches Christmas TV ad featuring brass band cover of Irene Cara’s ‘What a Feeling’

Ad shows customers and colleagues getting ready to celebrate the festive season Builds up to an exciting festive light show created by the people behind London 2012 Opening Ceremony Finale filmed in Wigan in response to a customers’ tweet Tesco’s ‘Every Little Helps Make Christmas’ campaign will focus on all the little things that help customers […]