BRC-NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX MARCH 2015: Overall shop prices reported deflation for the 23rd consecutive month, accelerating to 2.1% in March, from 1.7% in February

LONDON, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overall shop prices reported deflation for the 23rd consecutive month, accelerating to 2.1% in March, from 1.7% in February. Food reported annual deflation of 0.9% in March from a 0.4% fall in February. On a 12-month average basis, the Shop Price Index reported deflation of 1.7%. Non-food deflation […]

NRF and Hackett Associates monthly Global Port Tracker report: Import cargo volume expected to rise 8% this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports recover

WASHINGTON, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports continue to recover from a backlog of cargo that built up before a tentative new labor agreement was signed, according to […]

The International Council of Shopping Centers Specialty Retail Report announces the winners of the 2015 Visual Victories Awards

18th Annual Competition Acknowledges Exceptional Cart, Kiosk, and Temporary In-line Retailers NEW YORK, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Specialty Retail Report has announced the winners of the prestigious 2015 Visual Victories Awards, recognizing the specialty retail industry’s leading visual merchandisers, retailers, and specialty leasing agents. The 18th annual […]

X5 Retail Group: Pyaterochka and the Moscow Regional Union of Consumer Societies to open co-branded stores under the Pyaterochka.MSPK brand

Moscow, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V., (‘X5’ or the ‘Company’) a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: ‘FIVE’), announced today the signing of a cooperation agreement (the ‘Agreement’) between Pyaterochka, the Company’s proximity store chain, and the Moscow Regional Union of Consumer Societies (‘MSPK’). According to the Agreement, Pyaterochka and MSPK […]

Whole Foods Market partners with Austin-based BeeSweet Lemonade as the newest recipient of its Local Producer Loan Program

Young entrepreneur and recent ‘Shark Tank’ contestant receives low-interest loan from national grocer AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is partnering with Austin-based BeeSweet Lemonade, founded by 10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer, as the newest recipient of a low-interest loan through the company’s Local Producer Loan Program. Ulmer’s high-quality lemonade, made with mint, honey […]

Rite Aid Corporation reports its operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2015

•   Fourth Quarter Net Income of $1.835 Billion and Net Income per Diluted Share of $1.79, Compared to the Prior Year’s Fourth Quarter Net Income of $55.4 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.06 •   Full Year Net Income of $2.109 Billion and Net Income per Diluted Share of $2.08, Compared to the […]

JCPenney now with 75 home products with the Good Housekeeping Seal, more than any other retailer

Company boasts more products with the Seal than any other retailer PLANO, TX, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since 2014, more than 75 JCPenney home products have earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal, the most of any other retailer. From curtains to bedding to cookware and small electrics, the Seal can be found in over a […]

Mobile developers will get together to create new apps for Wincor Nixdorf’s “Albert” at the “Hackfest” Apps World Germany

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — At Apps World Germany, mobile developers will get together at the so-called Hackfest to create new apps for Wincor Nixdorf’s “Albert”, the world’s first portable, multifunctional and interactive touchscreen payment device. The Hackfest premieres on April 22-23 at the CityCube, Berlin to challenge teams of mobile developers and […]

Klépierre successfully issued 8-year EUR 750 million bond maturing April 17, 2023

PARIS, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Klépierre announces that it successfully issued today a 8-year, 750 million euro bond maturing April 17, 2023. The bond was priced at a 65 bps margin above the swap rate which translates into a coupon of 1.0%. Oversubscribed 4.5 times, the notes were quickly placed after launch with […]

7‑Eleven kicks off Slurpee season on April 11 with BYO (bring their own) Cup Day

DALLAS, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bring your carafes … beakers … goblets … jars … or anything else that could even remotely be considered a cup to a 7‑Eleven® store this Saturday. Then fill it up with … Slurpee® deliciousness. 7‑Eleven is kicking off Slurpee season on April 11 with BYO Cup Day. Slurpee-lovers are […]

CBRE Group, Inc. rated one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine

Los Angeles, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has been rated one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine. CBRE was the top rated real estate firm and ranked 71st overall on the list of 500 employers. Forbes, in partnership with Statista.com, surveyed 20,000 American employees working for companies […]

CBRE Cares partners with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club in Chicago

Los Angeles, CA, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc., through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club in Chicago during its annual Women’s Networking Forum. On Monday, April 20, 2015, 250 CBRE Women’s Network […]

Co-operative Group results for the 52 weeks ended 3 January 2015: robust performances in Food and Funerals, offset by losses in General Insurance

MANCHESTER, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Final results for Co-operative Group Limited for the 52 weeks ended 3 January 2015 Financial Highlights*: Group revenue of £9.4bn (2013: £9.7bn) Core Food convenience business delivers like-for-like sales increase of 3.2%, with like-for-like sales up 0.4% overall for the Food business Group underlying operating profit** £172m (2013: £177m), reflecting […]

The Co-operative Food launches “Swipe and Win” loyalty promotion in which Co-operative members could share in almost two million prizes during April

MANCHESTER, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-operative Food has launched a “Swipe and Win” loyalty promotion in which Co-operative members could share in almost two million prizes during April. Between 8 – 29 April customers of The Co-operative Food – which operates a store in every postal area – who present their Membership card at […]

Stop & Shop Triple Winner® Game’s 25th anniversary: nearly $57 million raised for pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Stop & Shop has raised nearly $57 million for pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Quincy, MA, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stop & Shop continues its partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Boston Red Sox with the 25th anniversary of its Triple Winner Game to help cure childhood cancer. The organizations […]

Harris Teeter to close its four Nashville-area stores and sell three of them to Kroger Nashville Division

Matthews, N.C., 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — After careful consideration and strategic market review, Harris Teeter announced today that it will close its four Nashville-area stores and sell three of them to Kroger Nashville Division. The Harris Teeter stores included in the sale are: Hillsboro Village located at 2201 21st Ave S in Nashville, Tenn. Peartree […]