SRC/KPMG: total Scottish retail sales decreased by 2.3% in January 2015 compared with January 2014

LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January 2015, total Scottish sales decreased by 2.3% compared with January 2014, when they had increased by 4.3%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 3.1% on last January, when they had increased by 2.5%. Adjusted for deflation measured by the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, total Scottish sales decreased by […]

JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. notified Delhaize Group that the total shareholding of certain of its subsidiaries crossed the threshold of 3% of Delhaize Group SA shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. notified Delhaize Group that the total shareholding of certain of its subsidiaries crossed the threshold of 3% of the shares issued by Delhaize Group […]

US Foods Food Fanatics chefs introduce the new Chef’s Line® Belly Burger at Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Food Fanatics Introduce First-of-its-Kind Burger at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE ROSEMONT, Ill., 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, it’s all about the “belly.”  Pork […]

British designer Lulu Guinness collaborated with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief

Internationally renowned British designer Lulu Guinness has collaborated exclusively with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief. The Lulu Guinness bags will go on sale from 15th February 2015 exclusively at Sainsbury’s. LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Embracing the spirit of the […]

Sainsbury’s: Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith tested the “perfect meal for an athlete” in london

Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith today taste tested the “perfect meal for an athlete” according to performance nutrition experts. LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The dish, an 8oz New York strip sirloin steak served with sweet potato mash, kale, samphire, mange tout and broccoli, was served by […]

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. to broadcast its Q4 2014 earnings conference call live over internet on February 25, 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with the Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) fourth quarter 2014 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief […]

Kesko will employ approximately 5,000 employees this summer

HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer, K-retailers and Kesko will employ approximately 5,000 summer employees. The number is about the same as last year. The K-Group is one of the biggest summer employers in Finland. Most of the summer jobs to young people and students in the K-Group are offered by […]

Starbucks stores help celebrate Lunar New Year with new card designs, mugs, tumblers and other merchandise in Asian markets

SEATTLE, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a history that dates back more than 4,000 years, Lunar New Year is one of the world’s grandest and most significant cultural celebrations. It’s a time to sweep out the old and bring in the new with family gatherings, celebrations and the exchanging of gifts. Lunar New […]

John Allan to become Tesco Chairman on 1 March 2015

Cheshunt, England, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following Richard Broadbent’s decision to step down as Chairman, Tesco today announces that John Allan will join the Board and be appointed Chairman on 1 March 2015. Richard Broadbent will step down from the Board on the same date. Richard Broadbent, Chairman, said: “I am delighted that John […]

Walgreens reveals the top ten DMAs with flu activity for the week of Feb. 16, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-18 — /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 […]

7‑Eleven, Inc. will waive the franchise fee on a select number of its U.S. stores through June 30

DALLAS, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Between now and June 30, 7‑Eleven, Inc. will waive the franchise fee on a select number of its U.S. stores available for franchise, a savings of up to $80,000. The Zero Franchise Fee Initiative was announced by 7‑Eleven® President and CEO Joe DePinto at last week’s 7‑Eleven Experience in Las […]

HAWKE & CO SOARS BEYOND JACKETS – INTRODUCES MEN’S FOOTWEAR LINE FOR FALL 2015

New York, NY, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hawke & Co introduced their first collection of men’s footwear today, extending the company’s offerings beyond outerwear. The design of the new collection is inspired by their outerwear, and will compliment Hawke & Co’s Pro, Outfitter and Black Collections. “We are thrilled to be introducing these awesome […]