Kesko: Konekesko names Timo Virtanen President from 1 May 2015

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Timo Virtanen, 47, M.Sc. (Tech.), eMBA, Director of VV-Auto Group Oy’s After Sales Services, has been appointed Konekesko Ltd’s President as from 1 May 2015. Aatos Kivelä, who has been Konekesko’s President since 2006, will retire on an old age pension with effect from the beginning of […]

John Lewis Partnership: the new pension scheme will take effect for new Partners from April 2015 and for existing Partners from April 2016

LONDON, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — In March 2013 the John Lewis Partnership announced that it would review its pension scheme to ensure that it remains both fair to Partners and affordable to the Partnership. After considerable discussion and debate, the Partnership Council voted unanimously in favour of the final proposal. The final proposal […]

British Retail Consortium: Q4 2014 online retail figures clearly demonstrate the appetite of consumers across the globe for UK retail

LONDON, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: “Today’s figures clearly demonstrate the appetite of consumers across the globe for UK retail. This presents an enormous market opportunity for retailers regardless of their size. “One of the key trends retailers will be paying close attention to is, in […]

Gap: Athleta partners with with Derek Lam 10 Crosby to launch a lifestyle collection that transcends the gym for all day style

Collection to launch Fall 2015 PETALUMA, CA, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Athleta is pleased to announce its first ever designer collaboration in partnership with Derek Lam 10 Crosby to launch a lifestyle collection that transcends the gym for all day style. With the rise of the athleisure trend and growth of the women’s active […]

NACS survey: Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices. Three in five (63%) consumers say they would drive five minutes out of their way to save 5 cents per gallon. An even greater percentage (72%) would pay by cash if they […]

Find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day at Rite Aid stores nationwide

Stores Nationwide Offering New Designs on Holiday Classics CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready to help customers celebrate the season of love. From decadent chocolates, to Valentine’s Day greeting cards, fresh cut roses or bouquets, loveable plush and heart-themed novelties, throughout Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 convenient locations, shoppers […]

Target Corp. to open 15 stores in 2015: eight TargetExpress locations, one CityTarget and six general merchandise stores

Fifteen new stores focus on localization and guest experience, including two TargetExpress locations in the Washington, D.C. area and one in Chicago MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) will open 15 stores in 2015, including three distinct store formats: eight TargetExpress locations, one CityTarget and six general merchandise stores. Target’s strategic store growth […]

Morrisons ranks in the top ten largest foodservice business by turnover and seventh largest in the UK by outlet

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 26 January 2015 Morrisons will open its 400th UK cafe in Milton Keynes, ranking it within the top ten largest foodservice operators in the country. Morrisons 400 cafe outlets now serve 800,000 customers 35 million meals each year, turning over £225m. This will rank Morrisons […]

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” changes its official website ir.magnit.com

Krasnodar, Russia, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), announces the change of the official website for information disclosure. Please be informed that the official website used by the Company for information disclosure has been changed from http://www.magnit-info.ru to http://ir.magnit.com. According to the legislation of the […]

Rossmann opens its 1,000th store in Poland

POLAND, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 30 January Rossmann celebrates its 1,000th store opening in Poland. This milestone has sealed the brand’s undisputed market leadership with a 26% share in the Polish drugstore and cosmetics sector, operating in more than 400 Polish towns and cities, and every day they are visited by nearly 600,000 customers, […]