National Retail Federation creates multimillion-dollar department within its organization focused on industry research

WASHINGTON, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today the National Retail Federation announced a multimillion-dollar investment to form a new department within the organization focusing on industry research. The Retail Research and Analysis Center will bring together all existing research within NRF and expand upon the wide range of issue areas and trends already studied. […]

Lowe’s Companies released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

Lowe’s enhances companywide improvement efforts and expands reporting to align with GRI MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced the release of its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, providing an expanded and enhanced review of Lowe’s sustainability objectives and the company’s progress during the past year. The […]

H&M launches shop online in Bulgaria, Bulgaria and Slovakia

STOCKHOLM, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are proud to announce that we successfully welcomed our Slovak, Hungarian and Bulgarian customers to a new and extended online experience on April 9th. H&M’s Shop Online will offer the same collections online as in-store giving customers access to a wide range of clothing and accessories including […]

Richard Solomons appointed to Marks and Spencer Group’s Board as Non-Executive Director

LONDON, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Marks and Spencer Group plc (“M&S”) today announces the appointment of Richard Solomons to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. He will take up his appointment on 13 April 2015 and will also join the Nomination Committee at that time. Richard is currently Chief Executive Officer of InterContinental […]

UN refugee agency UNHCR thanks IKEA customers and co-workers for supporting ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, thanks IKEA customers and co-workers for supporting ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’, a global cause-related campaign that raised $11.6 million* for refugees this year. In just the US, IKEA raised over $1 million and sold 1,031,275 LEDARE bulbs. The campaign ran in IKEA stores […]

X5 Retail Group completed the integration of 103 Pokupochka stores into the store base of Pyaterochka

Samara, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (‘X5’ or the ‘Company’), a leading Russian food retailer, announced today that the Company has completed the successful integration of 103 Pokupochka stores, in the Samara Region, into the store base of Pyaterochka, the Company’s proximity store format. X5 acquired the stores in October 2014 and […]

Standard and Poor’s rating agency upgraded X5 Retail Group’s credit rating from “В+” to “ВB-” with a stable outlook

Amsterdam, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V., (‘X5’ or the ‘Company’) a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: ‘FIVE’), announces that the Standard and Poor’s rating agency upgraded the Company’s credit rating from “В+” to “ВB-” with a stable outlook. In the report, S&P noted considerable improvements in the Company’s 2014 operating […]

Casper Meijer steps down as Group Trading Director at Morrisons

Casper Meijer is to step down as Group Trading Director at Morrisons with immediate effect. Bradford, England, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Casper’s family remain in The Netherlands and he has decided not to commit to living a fuller part of his life in Britain. The external search for his successor will commence immediately. Casper […]

Morrisons: sales of garden refuse sacks increased by 250% last week

Bradford, England, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons saw sales of garden refuse sacks increase 250% last week, as many British homes mowed their lawn for the first time this year according to in-house traders. Simon Williams, Buying Manager at Morrisons said: “April’s usually well known for its showers, but the school holidays and this […]

CBRE analysis: U.S. commercial real estate market showed continued strength in Q1 2015

Office Vacancy Continues to Decline Industrial and Apartment Demand Strong Los Angeles, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. commercial real estate market showed continued strength across all property types in the first quarter of 2015 (Q1 2015), according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. The office vacancy rate* declined by 10 […]