Carrefour launches “Clic Solidaire” operation to help local associations organise food donations in the long term

Belgium, 2014-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Between 17 November and 31 December, Carrefour Belgium has pledged to give its support to local associations. The “Clic Solidaire” (Give with a Click) operation helps local associations to organise food donations in the long term. The “Clic Solidaire” operation Carrefour hypermarkets work with local associations on a […]

Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson to retire after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction

Upon transaction close, Chairman James Skinner to become Executive Chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance and Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots, to serve as Acting CEO, pending board search for successor William Foote will serve as the lead independent director of the Walgreens Boots Alliance board of directors DEERFIELD, Ill., 2014-12-11 — /EPR Retail […]

BRC-KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR NOVEMBER 2014: UK retail sales grew 0.9%, on a like-for-like basis from November 2013, when they had increased 0.6% on the preceding year

LONDON, 2014-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales grew 0.9%, on a like-for-like basis from November 2013, when they had increased 0.6% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 2.2%, against a 2.3% rise in November 2013. This is the best performance in three months. Household Appliances was the […]

BRC-KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR NOVEMBER 2014: Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.0% versus a year earlier

LONDON, 2014-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.0% in November versus a year earlier. In November 2013, online sales rose by 16.0% over the previous year. In November online sales represented 21.0% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 19.6% in November 2013. This is […]

Starbucks announces first two winners of Starbucks for Life

SEATTLE, 2014-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — With his car in the shop for the day, Larry stopped by a Starbucks in Chicago’s Willis Tower to grab something for the train ride home. “That was a good move,” he said. Mary often arrives at work in Portland, Oregon with a Starbucks beverage in her hand. […]

Sainsbury’s backs six British farmer and grower projects at its annual farming conference

Sainsbury’s is backing six British farmer and grower projects, the retailer announced at its annual farming conference. From hen welfare to apple packaging, the ‘Big Data’ projects are set to provide insights and information that will help to develop successful products, services and innovative farming practices. LONDON, 2014-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — These pioneering […]

CBRE Group, Inc. announces the launch of its new global brand positioning – Build on Advantage

Los Angeles, 2014-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, today announced the launch of its new global brand positioning – transforming real estate into real advantage – along with a platform to express the positioning inside and outside the company, Build on Advantage. “With […]

Carolina Hurricanes center Riley Nash teams up with Harris Teeter to debut his personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich

Nash to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch Date:       Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 Time:       5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where:    North Hills East Harris Teeter 120-100 St. Albans Dr. Raleigh, N.C. 27609                         Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed! Raleigh, N.C., 2014-12-10 — /EPR […]

NACS-commissioned alternative fuel vehicles tracking study: Consumers less likely to consider non-gasoline powered vehicle as gas prices continue to decline

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers are much less likely to consider a non-gasoline powered vehicle as gas prices continue to decline, according to a new consumer survey examining preferences related to alternative vehicles. Four in five consumers (80%) considering an alternative fuel vehicle say that the primary reason is to save money […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,016,898 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €28.86 MILLION BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 AND DECEMBER 5, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,016,898 Ahold common shares in the period from December 1, 2014 up to and including December 5, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €14.3085 per share for a total consideration of €28.86 million. These repurchases were made as part of the […]

Wegmans Food Markets comes up with the assortment of gluten-free treats now in the bakery departments of all Wegmans stores

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mmmm…fresh brownies, cookies, and cupcakes! Who doesn’t love them? But for those living gluten-free, they’re off limits — unless made without gluten ingredients like wheat flour. As those who’ve tried baking with gluten-free ingredients quickly discover, getting outstanding results isn’t exactly a piece of cake! Chefs at Wegmans Food […]

Whole Foods Market opens its new 35,000 square-foot San Jose store at 777 The Alameda (at Stockton)

EMERYVILLE, Calif., 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market opens its new 35,000 square-foot San Jose store today at 777 The Alameda (at Stockton). San Jose City Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and other community stakeholders join store and regional leaders to host a bread-breaking ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. Opening day programming […]

CBRE Group, Inc. acquired IVI International, Inc. and its related companies

Firm Specializes in Consulting, Due Diligence and Advisory Services to the Real Estate Industry Los Angeles, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has acquired IVI International, Inc. (IVI) and its related companies. IVI is an industry leader in providing construction, property condition and environmental consulting, due diligence and […]

A Love Food Hate Waste campaign carried out at The Co-operative’s Porthcawl food store receives support from the Welsh Government

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — A Love Food Hate Waste campaign has received support from the Welsh Government in a bid to help families to reduce food waste and save money. A two month pilot programme, carried out at The Co-operative’s Porthcawl food store, saw over 500 customers pledging to make changes to […]

H&M in cooperation with ILO and Swedish Development Agency open first ever Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries in Dhaka, Bangladesh

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — In November 2013, H&M introduced a roadmap based on our vision that a fair living wage covering workers and their families basic needs should be paid by all our commercial goods suppliers. As part of the roadmap H&M will support textile workers at our supplier factories to […]

Tesco releases its trading update

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recent weeks we have implemented new policies and procedures which will govern our commercial income activities and taken actions to invest in and improve our customer offer. In our interim results on 23 October we highlighted that full year profitability would be impacted by actions we […]

Delhaize Group issues disclosure of the aquisition of treasury shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Companies Code. Delhaize Group acquired the following number of shares in an off-exchange transaction pursuant to a share […]

Tesco customers donated record number of meals during the fifth Neighbourhood Food Collection

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco customers have donated a record number of meals during the fifth Neighbourhood Food Collection, as Brits prove to be more generous than ever before. 4.7 million meals were donated by Tesco customers, to be split between charity partners FareShare and Trussell Trust. The full total of […]

Sainsbury’s celebrates 20 years of the food donation network Fareshare it founded with homelessness charity Crisis

Sainsbury’s is celebrating 20 years of Fareshare – the food donation network it founded with homelessness charity Crisis – with a brand new summit that sees fresh fruit and veg donated directly by the UK’s major food producers. LONDON, 2014-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The summit – launching officially on Monday 8th December – was […]

Belk, Inc., announces operating results for its fiscal third quarter and nine months ended November 1, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC, 2014-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated fashion department store company, today announced operating results for its fiscal third quarter and nine months ended November 1, 2014. Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer of Belk, Inc., said, “Third quarter sales were essentially flat, in […]

Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group N.V. announces the cessation of active commercial operations at E5.RU, the Company’s online retail channel

Amsterdam, 2014-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V., (‘X5’ or the ‘Company’), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: ‘FIVE’), announced today the cessation of active commercial operations at E5.RU (“E5”), the Company’s online retail channel, effective 1 January 2015. The Company continues to evaluate the role technology and innovation will play in complementing the value propositions […]

Ingles Markets, Incorporated reported record sales of $3.84 billion for fiscal 2014, its 50th consecutive year of sales growth

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2014-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today reported record sales of $3.84 billion for fiscal 2014, its 50th consecutive year of sales growth.  For the full fiscal years, net income rose to $51.4 million in 2014 compared with $20.8 million in 2013. Fiscal 2013 included a $26.2 million after tax […]

CBRE research: Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London and Tokyo retained their positions as the world’s most expensive high-street retail destinations in Q3 2014

Hong Kong Remains World’s Most Expensive Retail Market by Substantial Margin ​Los Angeles, 2014-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London and Tokyo retained their positions as the world’s most expensive high-street retail destinations in Q3 2014, according to new research from global property advisor CBRE Group, Inc. CBRE’s quarterly ranking of […]

Flu shots conveniently available at all Roundy’s pharmacies

CDC urges that it’s not too late to get vaccinated during peak flu season MILWAUKEE, WI, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — As we are in the midst of the flu, and holiday, season, Roundy’s stores – Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s – are conveniently making flu shots available at all pharmacies, with […]

RILA: Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announces the next steps to strengthen the security of the payments system

Partnership Sends Letter To Congress Outlining Cybersecurity Information Sharing Legislation Principles Arlington, VA, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announced the next steps for the two industries to continue working together to strengthen the security of the payments system. Launched in February, the Partnership has succeeded in its goal to work […]

IKEA plans to increase the solar array atop its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to increase the solar array atop its Detroit-area store that opened eight years ago in Canton, MI. In September, IKEA began work on a 44,000-square-foot expansion to the store, atop which new panels will be installed beginning Spring 2015, […]

Gap Inc. reported that November 2014 net sales increased 6 percent compared with last year

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that November 2014 net sales increased 6 percent compared with last year. Net sales for the four-week period ended November 29, 2014 were $1.72 billion compared with net sales of $1.63 billion for the four-week period ended November 30, 2013. “Old Navy delivered […]

Meijer distributed English and Spanish versions of Simply Cook to its food bank and pantry partners across the Midwest

Retailer’s cook book features recipes with ingredients frequently found on food pantry shelves GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to a need expressed by its food pantry partners for nutrition education resources, Meijer developed a cook book that features food safety and meal planning tips, as well as basic recipes using ingredients frequently […]

CBRE Group, Inc. forms Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services for occupier clients across the Americas

Los Angeles, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced the formation of Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services to significantly enhance the delivery of transaction related services for occupier clients across the Americas. Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services marshals the talents, resources, and expertise of CBRE’s Brokerage, Transaction Management, Advisory and Portfolio Services […]

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announces that Black Friday weekend sales and traffic increased over last year

Amid Reports of Negative National Sales, CBL’s Shopping Centers Continue to Attract Shoppers CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), announced today that Black Friday weekend sales and traffic increased over last year. In addition to traditional retailers seeing an uptick in sales, photo sales and visits with Santa […]