Kesko Group reports of €799.6 million total sales excluding VAT in October 2014

Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in October 2014 totalled €799.6 million, down 3.3%. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — In Kesko’s food trade, sales in October were €382.6 million, a decrease of 2.4% from the previous year. In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in October were €114.6 million, a decrease of 9.4%. The […]

NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey: the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year

WASHINGTON, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — The growth in gift card popularity is irrefutable, and this holiday season spending on tiny plastic or digital gift cards will top all previous records. According to NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey, the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year. Total spending is expected […]

JCPenney showcases extraordinary selection of gifts that deliver great style for the entire family at unbeatable value

Company Helps Customers “Jingle More Bells” Through Amazing Holiday Gifts, Random Acts of Giving and Support of Military Families Stores Welcome Black Friday Shoppers at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day with Free Disney Snow Globes and Coupoun Giveaway up to $100 Off Purchases PLANO, TX, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, JCPenney is proving that there’s […]

Rite Aid provides convenient and comprehensive resources to help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period

Customers Can Access Independent, Licensed Insurance Agents for Free Consultations Via Convenient Hotline Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — To help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again providing convenient and comprehensive resources to assist them in choosing the best health insurance choices for themselves and their […]

Wincor Nixdorf commissioned by zeb to take over the central operations management of its IT infrastructure

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf has been commissioned by zeb, a leading consulting company in the financial services sector, with taking over the central operations management of its IT infrastructure from October 1, 2014. The contract is due to run for up to seven years. As an outsourcing partner, Wincor Nixdorf is […]

Wincor Nixdorf names Dr. Ulrich Näher as head of the global development network

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ —  As of January 1, 2015, Dr. Ulrich Näher (49) is taking over as head of the global development network at Wincor Nixdorf. His wealth of experience gained from his work at McKinsey and Company will stand him in good stead for his new role with the IT specialist for […]

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” exceeded 250 thousand headcount

Krasnodar, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce that its total headcount has now exceeded 250 thousand. Please be informed that the total headcount of PJSC “Magnit” group of companies has exceeded 250 000, including over 231 000 active employees (about […]

Progressive Grocer named Stop & Shop and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year

Recognized for company’s better neighbor efforts Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Progressive Grocer, a leading retail food industry trade publication, has named Stop & Shop and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year. The recognition was given for the company’s exceptional philanthropic contributions and community outreach efforts. […]

Giant Food removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label

Landover, Md., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Riba Foods, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy. The following […]

Commissary opens new store at Fort Polk

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Called another “jewel” for Fort Polk, the new commissary did not disappoint its patrons who got their first look during the grand opening Nov. 12. “This is very nice,” said Army Staff Sgt. Artemus Renteria, who waited more than two hours along with his wife, Lyn, for the store […]