SM Investment Corporation First EVP Hans Sy becomes one of the 14 People of the Year awardees by Stargate’s PeopleAsia magazine

PASAY CITY, Philippines, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For advocating sustainable green business practices in the company’s operations, SM Prime Holdings and SM Investment Corporation First Executive Vice President Hans Sy earned the nod as one of the 14 People of the Year awardees given annually by Stargate’s PeopleAsia magazine. Sy received the accolade from […]

Price Chopper: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer variety of classes this February

Latham, N.Y., 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For February, the Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for each class ranges from $20 to $100. Wednesday, February […]

Apple® announced highest-ever revenue & earnings drive 48% increase in EPS for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014

Highest-ever revenue & earnings drive 48% increase in EPS Growth led by record revenue from iPhone, Mac & App Store CUPERTINO, California, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit […]

The U.S. convenience store count increased nearly 1% from the year prior according to 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. convenience store count increased to 152,794 stores as of December 31, 2014, a nearly 1% increase from the year prior, according to the 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The link between fuels and convenience retailing continues to grow. Overall, 83.5% of convenience stores 127,588 sell […]

RILA’s statement on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s congressional hearings on the U.S. trade policy agenda

Arlington, VA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today issued the following statement surrounding U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s appearance before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee to discuss the U.S. trade policy agenda: “RILA welcomes the continued commitment U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has shown […]

The National Retail Federation reiterated support for federal data breach notification standard as congressional panel held a hearing on this issue

Law Should Cover All Entities that Maintain Personal Information WASHINGTON, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation reiterated its long-standing support for a federal data breach notification standard today as a congressional panel held a hearing on this issue, saying legislation should provide consumers with clear, concise and consistent notice whenever and wherever a […]

Sigma supports King Island Pharmacy and the local community as the pharmacy burned to the ground over the Australia Day weekend

King Island, Australia, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The spirit of Australian camaraderie was on show over the Australia Day weekend as many quickly responded to the needs of the 1,800 residents of King Island. The King Island Pharmacy, located in Currie, is the only pharmacy on King Island supporting the local community. An […]

IKEA plans to open its second Ohio store in Columbus by Summer 2017

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, todayannounced it is submitting plans to the City of Columbus, Ohio for a store that would increasethe Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwestern United States as its second store in thestate. The application marks the beginning of the governmental approval process. […]

Development of John Lewis Chelmsford part of the Bond Street retail began, set to open autumn 2016

LONDON, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Work on the Bond Street retail development in Chelmsford, which will include a John Lewis flexible format department store,began today with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the occasion. Set to open autumn 2016, John Lewis Chelmsford will anchor the second phase of the Bond Street development in Chelmsford […]

K-Group’s Youth Guarantee programme exceeded all expectations reaching almost double its original target of 1000 young people to be employed

During the Youth Guarantee in the K-Group programme, around 1,800 unemployed young adults in its target group gained a foothold in working life when employed by K-Group stores. The success of the programme, launched in August 2013 and terminated at the end of 2014, exceeded all expectations in the K-Group, reaching almost double the original […]

Walgreens: Oklahoma City, Okla. tops the Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity list for the week beginning Jan. 26, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index […]

Starbucks provides 32,000 three-pack servings of its VIA® Ready Brew Coffee to U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan

SEATTLE, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Starbucks recently provided 32,000 three-pack servings of its VIA® Ready Brew Coffee to U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. “Getting a cup of coffee is something your average American takes for granted. But for our troops a cup of coffee is a special taste of home,” said Alan Reyes, […]