NRF’s 2014 Return Fraud Survey: the industry will lose an estimated $10.9 billion to return fraud this year

WASHINGTON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Techniques and processes put in place to thwart criminal activity around retailers’ return policies continue to be put to the test, and with steadily improving retail sales, even more is on the line when it comes to losses from return fraud. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 […]

Tesco and Sam Faiers to give Maisie Bone from Kent an incredible Christmas this year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has enlisted the help of stunning starlet Sam Faiers to give one fan an incredible Christmas this year. Maisie Bone, 19, from Kent was given the ultimate surprise when Sam knocked on her door last night to meet her in person. The blonde beauty arrived with […]

2,100 Sainsbury’s office workers pledge over 3,800 days of their time to help out in stores over the busy Christmas period

LONDON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, over 2,100 Sainsbury’s office workers from the retailer’s store support centres in London, Manchester, Coventry and Edinburgh will pledge over 3,800 days of their time to help out in stores over the busy Christmas period. Sainsbury’s suppliers are also joining in, with more than 480 people from […]

Walgreen Co. intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “WBA”

Company intends to delist and deregister common stock from NYSE and CHX DEERFIELD, Ill., 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) announced today that it intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “WBA” following […]

Russia’s largest retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of its 89th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-12-22 — /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 “Magnit Family” stores. Please be informed that on December 20, 2014 the Company has opened its 89th “Magnit Family” store. The 89th “Magnit Family” store is located […]

AB Acquisition LLC and Safeway Inc. to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers

Subject to FTC approval, divested stores will continue to operate as competing grocery stores BOISE, ID and PLEASANTON, CA, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced today that they have entered into agreements, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to sell 168 stores across […]

Sainsbury’s donates nearly 10,000 turkeys along with other fruit and veg to offer a Christmas dinner to those in need

LONDON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has pledged a donation of nearly 10,000 turkeys along with other fruit and veg to offer a Christmas dinner to those in need over the week of Christmas. Taste the Difference and By Sainsbury’s turkeys and turkey crowns are being donated in partnership with poultry supplier Faccenda. Earlier […]

Starbucks: Teavana teamed up with lifestyle maven Camille Styles to create five great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list this holiday

SEATTLE, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last-minute gifts can still be memorable ones with a few thoughtful touches. Teavana teamed up with lifestyle maven Camille Styles to create five great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list this holiday. 1. Christmas Morning Breakfast for the Hostess Surprise your holiday hostess with a gift […]

Carrefour received 3 Design Awards – more than any other company – at Observeur du design awards on 9 December 2014

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 9 December 2014, Observeur du Design awards were given to 29 designs out of the 150 objects that were shortlisted this year. The awards ceremony was held at Paris’ Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and was an opportunity for various key players involved in French design […]