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Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

Delhaize Group sets the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed at 3%

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group discloses the information required under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following a capital increase resulting from the exercise of subscription rights by employees. Information as of February 27, 2015…

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Marks & Spencer completed the installation of UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array

LONDON, 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has completed the installation of the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its East Midlands distribution centre in Castle Donington. With the final panel laid and the system fully commissioned, the solar PV array will span the site’s 900,000 sq ft roof…

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Marks & Spencer updates on the growth plans for its China business

LONDON, 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer has today provided an update on the growth plans for its China business. In line with prior announcements Marks & Spencer has today confirmed that: Marks & Spencer has a firm intent to enter key cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou from 2015/16. It will continue…

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Lilly Pulitzer printed murfee scarf available exclusively at Belk, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk, Inc. announced today the company’s latest collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer, offering an exclusive print murfee scarf. Lilly Pulitzer’s design team created this exclusive print to celebrate the two brands’ longtime and successful partnership. The Lilly team captured Belk’s modern, Southern style in the print which features mason jars,…

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Kevin Johnson named Starbucks president and COO with focus on Starbucks information technology, mobile and digital platforms

SEATTLE, 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Long before Kevin Johnson was named Starbucks president and chief operating officer, and a decade before being appointed to the company’s board of directors, he was a Starbucks customer. “Like everyone else, I started walking into my local Starbucks for coffee and became a part of what millions of…

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National Council of Chain Restaurants Director Rob Green comments on the introduction of the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act

WASHINGTON, 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green on the introduction of the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act, sponsored by Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jeff Flake R-Ariz., which would repeal the federal Renewable Fuel Standard corn ethanol…

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Ahold reports Q4 sales of EUR 8.1 billion, up 7.9%; FY 2014 results announced

Q4 sales of €8.1 billion, up 7.9% driven by currency and improved sales trends (up 2.6% at constant exchange rates) Underlying operating margin of 3.7%; excluding the impact of the SPAR acquisition, stable versus prior two quarters at 3.9% Simplicity program 2012-2014 achieved €865 million; new target for 2015 of €350 million Strong free cash…

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US Foods introduces nearly two dozen new products in its latest Scoop product line-up

Innovative Burgers, BBQ and Bacon Set to Sweep Menus Across the Country Rosemont, Ill., 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Spring, US Foods is taking some of the most beloved and distinctly American recipes to the next level with the introduction of its latest Scoop product line-up. From the Chef’s Line® Belly Burger and Cross Valley…

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MAXIMA GRUPĖ owned MAXIMA Eesti becomes the first retail chain in Estonia to open a store online

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA Eesti owned by MAXIMA GRUPĖ became the first retail chain in Estonia to open a store online. Residents of Tallinn and its surroundings are now able to buy more than 6000 different types of everyday food and drinks, vegetables, fruits, perishable and frozen products. MAXIMA was also the first…

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