IKEA Foundation will donate one euro for every LED light bulb purchased to help UNHCR light refugee camps

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to make a difference and create a better everyday life for the many refugees living around the world. Starting February 1 and running till March 29, 2015, for every LED light bulb purchased in IKEA stores, the IKEA Foundation will donate one […]

Lowe’s plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the United States during spring

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s announced today it plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the United States during spring – the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry. Seasonal jobs are focused on customer service and include cashiers, lawn and garden employees, loaders, and stockers. Most […]

NRF’s Super Bowl Spending Survey estimates some 184 million viewers to watch this year’s Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1

Average Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up WASHINGTON, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The most widely watched sporting event of the year will draw an estimated 184 million viewers when the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl after last year’s win to face the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 1, […]

BRC-BOND DICKINSON RETAIL EMPLOYMENT MONITOR Q4 2014: full-time jobs fell by 0.6% in Q4 2014 compared with the same period last year

LONDON, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The equivalent number of full-time jobs fell by 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the number of outlets rose by 1.9%. Non-food retailers continued to provide a marginal contribution to the overall increase, according […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association comments on Obama’s remarks on cyber security in the State of the Union address

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on cyber security in the State of the Union address. Arlington, VA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The President’s focus on cyber and data security is welcome in the fight against evolving cyber-attacks.  Retailers call on Congress to provide […]

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced the election of four retail executives to its Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today the election of four retail executives to its Board of Directors. The election took place during the semi-annual Board of Directors meeting, held Sunday in Amelia Island, Florida. Joining the association’s Board of Directors are: Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, […]

Gap Inc. launches new yearlong management-training program for high-potential sales associates

SAN FRANCISCO,  2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the launch of a new yearlong management-training program for high-potential sales associates to develop the skills necessary for success as a store manager while still earning a paycheck. President Obama today highlighted Gap Inc.’s enhanced career advancement initiative in a fact sheet, […]

Wincor Nixdorf: Sparkasse Fürth realized significant savings with its self-service park of 32 CINEO C4060/5 and C4060/8 devices

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just four years after introducing Wincor Nixdorf’s CINEO recycling technology across the board, Sparkasse Fürth can look back on positive results. Thanks to more efficient processes, the bank has realized significant savings with its self-service park of 32 CINEO C4060/5 and C4060/8 devices in 22 of its 27 […]

White’s Bakery & Cafe, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy open at the Hingham, MA Stop & Shop

Customers Can Sit and Eat In Daily or Purchase Meals To Go From White’s Bakery, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy Quincy, MA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is now offering customers an exciting, varied assortment from three well-known local restaurants at the Hingham, MA Stop & Shop. Customers will […]

Family Dollar shareholders approved Dollar Tree Merger

  Family Dollar Shareholders Vote to Approve Dollar Tree Merger Transaction Creates Leading Discount Retailer with More Than 13,000 Stores and Annual Sales Exceeding $18 Billion Completion of Transaction Expected as Early as March 2015   CHESAPEAKE, VA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), the nation’s leading operator of discount variety […]