BRC report confirms Britain’s retailers are on course to meet ambitious voluntary targets to reduce the direct environmental impact of their operations

LONDON, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) confirms Britain’s retailers are on course to meet ambitious voluntary targets to reduce the direct environmental impact of their operations. The figures and case studies, which form part of the BRC’s progress report on the industry initiative A Better Retailing […]

Toys“R”Us® expands its ongoing support of Special Olympics and pledged its continued leadership in advocating for children of all abilities around the world

Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Provides $1.25 Million Grant in Support of 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles; Company Pledges Additional $500,000 Grant to Aid in Global Growth of Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Program; U.S. Shoppers Can Help Children Enjoy the Thrill of #MyFirstSportsMoment through In-Store Giving Campaign Beginning Saturday, January 31 WAYNE, N.J., 2015-1-30 — […]

Starbucks and Match offer singles new opportunities to connect at Starbucks

SEATTLE, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Match are offering singles new opportunities to connect at Starbucks. With more than 3 million members already listing “coffee and conversation” as one of their interests, starting today, Match members will now be able to use the “Meet at […]

Gap appointed Scott Key as senior vice president and general manager of Customer Experience

NEW YORK, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap brand today announced leadership changes designed to intensify the brand’s customer focus, while meeting the global fashion and retailing needs of the business. As part of its plans to create a consistent, customer-centric experience across all channels globally, the brand has appointed Gap Inc. veteran Scott Key as […]

Whole Foods Market launches comprehensive standards for farmed bivalve mollusks

Farmed oysters, mussels, clams and scallops audited by third-parties for pesticide use, water quality, seafloor impacts, protection of coastal environment and more AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is launching  comprehensive standards for farmed bivalve mollusks, which include oysters, mussels, clams and scallops, all of which will now be recognized by the […]

Wincor-Nixdorf: Russia’s leading provider of online retail financial services Tinkoff Bank selected IRIS Analytics’ fraud prevention solution

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tinkoff Bank, Russia’s leading provider of online retail financial services and one of the largest credit card issuers in the country with 4.8 million cards issued, has selected IRIS Analytics’ fraud prevention solution, IRIS, as its central fraud prevention system for all payment channels. This includes acquiring, issuing, […]

Starbucks launches an on-the-job training program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities at its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center

SEATTLE, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The national unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 11.2 percent – double the jobless rate for the general population, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Recognizing that disparity, Starbucks is launching an on-the-job training program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities at its Carson Valley […]

Argos and Sainsbury’s team to open 10 new Argos digital stores within existing Sainsbury’s supermarkets

LONDON, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos, the UK’s leading general merchandise retailer and Sainsbury’s, the UK’s second largest grocer, have teamed up to open 10 new Argos digital stores within existing Sainsbury’s supermarkets. This will bring extra choice and convenience to Sainsbury’s and Argos’ customers who will have access to the combined ranges […]

Strong Sustainability Progress: The IKEA Group’s People & Planet Positive strategy on track and delivering good results

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY14*) 2014, released today, shows its People & Planet Positive strategy is on track and delivering good results. Sustainability performance is announced today alongside strong financial results, which show an increase in total sales to EUR 28.7 billion ($32.1 billion**), a […]

The IKEA Group reports EUR 3.3 billion net income for the financial year 2014

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group net income amounted to EUR 3.3 billion ($3.7 billion US)* for the financial year 2014**. Market conditions continued to improve with strong performance in China and North America, and an upward trend in Europe. There were 716 million visits to the IKEA Group stores and more […]