Darty plc names Albin Jacquemont as its new Finance Director

LONDON, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the announcement made earlier in July of this year regarding the transfer of the Group finance function to France, Darty plc today announces that it has recruited Albin Jacquemont as its new Finance Director, who will be based in France. Albin joins from Carrefour, the French food […]

Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group N.V. announces that Standard & Poor’s changed the Company’s outlook from stable to positive

Amsterdam, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announced today that Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) has changed the Company’s outlook from stable to positive and affirmed X5’s long-term corporate rating at B+. As stated in the rating agency’s press-release, “The rating actions […]

Whole Foods Market® joins the Ottawa community with the opening of the Lansdowne Park store

New store is company’s first in Canada’s capital Ottawa, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) joined the Ottawa community with the opening of the Lansdowne Park store on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. The natural and organic grocery, located at 951 Bank Street, will provide residents in and around the […]

Whole Foods Market launches new specialty juice and smoothie bar in partnership with clean plant-based nutrition leader Vega

New specialty juice bar to open at Whole Foods Market Cambie VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday, Nov. 21, shoppers at Whole Foods Market’s Cambie store will get a first look and taste of Cambie Street Juice Co., a new specialty juice and smoothie bar. Whole Foods Market is proudly launching the […]

Apple announced the availability of WatchKit software for developers to start creating apps specifically for Apple Watch

WatchKit Software Tools Now Available to Developers CUPERTINO, California, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® today announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch™—Apple’s most personal device ever. Apple has the world’s most vibrant and innovative developer community, and now these developers can begin […]

Meijer Share the Smiles campaign donates up to $400,000 to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest

Retailer aims to make holiday season bright for hundreds of kids GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is spreading holiday cheer this season by once again donating a portion of customer purchases made in the toy department, up to $400,000, to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest. “Meijer wants to help […]

Wincor Nixdorf to provide information on wide range of topics relevant to branch transformation at Branch Transformation 2014 conference in London, December 2 to 3, 2014

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail bank experts from Wincor Nixdorf will discuss new solutions for branch transformation at a specialist conference in London early next month. Branch Transformation 2014 is an exclusive, invitation-only conference hosted by Retail Banking Research (RBR) for around 300 bank executives responsible for developing future branch formats and […]

Co-operative invested £1.2m in St Columb’s Co-operative Food Stores to transform the shopping experience for the community

MANCHESTER, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Improvements are in-store at The Co-operative Food in the St Columb area of Cornwall following a £1.2m investment in its three stores to transform the shopping experience for the community. The store in St Columb Road was the latest to re-open when the ribbon was cut earlier this […]

New World Howickis supermarket to open on Tuesday 2 December at 8.15am

New World Howickis completing its finishing touches, as the eagerly anticipated supermarket gets ready to open on Tuesday 2 December at 8.15am. North Island, New Zealand, 2014-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We are thrilled to bring New World back to the Howick community,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs North Island General Manager, Property Development.  “We […]

John Lewis saw sales of £108.8m this week breaking the £100m barrier for the first time this year

This week’s big story LONDON, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week saw sales of £108.8m, breaking the £100m barrier for the first time this year and matching our 2013 record for the earliest week to have reached this milestone. Lighting had its best ever sales week and was +10.4 % year on year. […]

Toys“R”Us® announces its Thanksgiving Weekend plans to serve up hundreds of hot deals and doorbusters

Rewards“R”Us® Members Receive Exclusive Opportunity to Beat the Crowds and Shop 100-Plus Items at Black Friday Prices at Toys“R”Us Stores and Toysrus.com Beginning Sunday, November 23 WAYNE, NJ, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans to serve up hundreds of hot deals and doorbusters on the season’s most sought-after playthings, totaling more […]

CVS Health signed lease for the creation of new Digital Innovation Lab at 116 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA

BOSTON, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (November 17, 2014) CVS Health announced it has signed a lease for the creation of a new Digital Innovation Lab at 116 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA. The new 15,130 square feet Boston-based center will serve as a vital hub for the rapidly growing CVS Health Digital team, which […]

The IKEA Group purchased its 2nd wind farm in the U.S. from Apex Clean Energy: 165-megawatt wind farm in Cameron County, Texas

165 MW Cameron Wind Farm in Texas is Single Largest IKEA Renewable Energy Investment Globally Conshohocken, PA, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group announced today that it has purchased its second wind farm in the United States from Apex Clean Energy: a 165-megawatt wind farm in Cameron County, Texas. This represents the single largest […]

Starbucks Corporation to host its 2014 Biennial Investor Day on December 4, 2014

SEATTLE, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) will host its 2014 Biennial Investor Day on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Due to limited capacity, attendance is by invitation only, however the event will be webcast and can be accessed on the company’s website: http://investor.starbucks.com. Presentations are scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. PT and […]

Tesco scooped 30 awards at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2014; Retains the Quality Food Awards Retailer of the Year for the 2nd year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has scooped 28 gongs at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2014 and has retained the prestigious Quality Food Awards Retailer of the Year for the second year running. With 30 awards, including the Overall Gold Q for Tesco finest* Sao Tome 71% Dark Chocolate, and over 40 […]

Amazon.ca introduced its annual Best Books of the Year

Three Canadian authors earn spots in the top 10 Amazon.ca Best Books of the Year list; Five Canadian authors in the top 25 For the first time ever, Amazon.ca also selects Best Canadian Books of the Year and Best Books of the Year for Children and Teens SEATTLE, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Amazon.ca introduced […]

Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group N.V. announces the opening of its second distribution center in the Nizhny Novgorod Region

Dzerzhinsk, Russia, 2014-11-18— /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V., (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announced today the opening of the Company’s second distribution center (DC) in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. The new DC is located in Dzerzhinsk and will focus on providing goods to Perekrestok and […]

GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited announces the Group’s unaudited results for the first three quarters of 2014

Backed by Omni-Channel Strategy GOME Records Profit Growth for Seven Consecutive Quarters Four Major Platforms of Procurement, IT, Logistics and Financial Services Accelerate Open Omni-Channel Development Sales Revenue: RMB44.645 billion, up 7.2% year-on-year Sales Growth of Comparable Stores: up 6.0% E-Commerce Gross Merchandise Volume (including Gross Merchandise Volume of Marketplace): up 72.7% year-on-year; Unique Visitor: up […]

Argos officially launched its 2014 Christmas Gift Finder – the world’s first swipe-to-like shopping web app

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital retailer Argos has this week officially launched its 2014 Christmas Gift Finder – the world’s first swipe-to-like shopping web app, which has already been nominated for an industry award.¹ The Gift Finder was developed by Convert, a new London-based digital agency set up by the award-winning Cheltenham-based […]

Waitrose reopened its Salisbury branch with innovative new features designed as response to customers’ changing shopping habits

Multi-million pound investment in new concept ‘Food & Home’ shop LONDON, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has reopened its Salisbury branch with a raft of innovative new features. The shop has been designed as an early response to changing shopping habits, ensuring that future retail space is designed to offer customers experiences and services […]

John Lewis Partnership plc announces that its Finance Director Helen Weir has tendered her resignation from the Partnership

LONDON, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis Partnership plc announces that Helen Weir, Finance Director, has today tendered her resignation from the Partnership in order to take up another role. A process to select Helen’s successor will begin immediately. Helen is expected to work her six month notice period and her departure date will […]

Marks and Spencer Group plc announces the appointment of Helen Weir CBE to its Board as Chief Finance Officer

LONDON, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) announces the appointment of Helen Weir CBE to its Board as Chief Finance Officer. She will take up her appointment on a date to be confirmed. Helen is currently Chief Financial Officer at the John Lewis Partnership. She joined John Lewis in 2012 […]

The H&M Group reports 14% increase in sales including VAT in local currencies in October 2014 compared to the same month last year

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 14 percent in local currencies in October 2014 compared to the same month last year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,437 on 31 October 2014 versus 3,081 on 31 October 2013. Percentage sales development for the month of November […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 222,898 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €3.03 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 10 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 222,898 Ahold common shares in the period from November 10, 2014 up to and including November 14, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €13.6089 per share for a total consideration of €3.03 million. These repurchases were made as part of the […]

Ahold presents update of the company’s online retail strategy to analysts and investors, November 17-18

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Today and tomorrow, Ahold’s senior management will present an update of the company’s online retail strategy to analysts and investors. Ahold’s management will announce that the company’s online sales are expected to reach €1.4 billion* by the end of 2014; and the company will present an ambition of […]

CarMax, Inc. to open more than 50 positions for the company’s new store in Warrensville Heights

Retailer Known for Hiring Outside the Auto Industry Accepting Applications for Fifth Ohio Location RICHMOND, Virginia, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is hiring more than 50 positions for the company’s new store in Warrensville Heights. While many retailers are hiring for seasonal positions, CarMax is […]

Wincor Nixdorf selected by Travelex to provide payment processing services for its ATMs for another seven years

Contract renewed thanks to Wincor Nixdorf’s excellent service and ability to ensure high availability Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a leading retail and banking IT solutions provider, has been selected by Travelex to provide payment processing services for its ATMs for another seven years and will support Travelex as it undertakes a […]

CBRE Group, Inc. adds CBRE Military to the lineup of networking groups serving its more than 23,000 employees across the U.S.

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has added CBRE Military to the lineup of networking groups serving its more than 23,000 employees across the U.S. The group’s mission is to bridge the gap between military life and the corporate world for current and prospective employees with military experience. CBRE Military aims to […]

Applications for Scholarships for Military Children now available at commissaries worldwide

Applications for new season available Dec. 15 FORT LEE, Va., 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Scholarships for Military Children […]

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 […]