Meijer holds its signature hunger relief program Simply Give; will match spring campaign donations 2-to-1 April 17-18

Retailer matches spring campaign donations 2-to-1 April 17-18 to help food pantries gear up for summer months. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer holds its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, three times a year when its food pantry partners need the most help, but the spring campaign is arguably the most critical campaign. “The spring […]

NACS survey: low gas prices drive the optimism about the economy in majority of Americans

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A majority of Americans say they are optimistic about the economy and low gas prices are driving the optimism. Overall, 52% of Americans are optimistic about the economy, an eight-point jump from March. Those most optimistic are younger consumers ages 18-34 (58%) and those in the West (58), according […]

FUCHS LUBRITECH partners with BRC Global Standards to offer BRC certificated suppliers a range of food grade lubricants and services

LONDON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — FUCHS LUBRITECH (part of the Global FUCHS Petrolub Group), the world’s leading manufacturer of speciality food grade lubricants for use in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries is partnering with BRC Global Standards to offer BRC certificated suppliers a range of food grade lubricants and services. The FUCHS […]

The National Retail Federation comments on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules

New NLRB Rules Take Effect Today WASHINGTON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement fromSenior Vice President for Government Relations David French on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules that take effect today: “This is an overt attempt by the administration to tilt the union election playing […]

BRC-KPMG March 2015: UK retail sales increased by 3.2% on a like-for-like basis from March 2014

– UK retail sales increased by 3.2% on a like-for-like basis from March 2014, when they had decreased 1.7% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 4.7%, against a 0.3% fall in March 2014. Adjusted for the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index deflation, total growth was 6.8%. The figures are flattered by […]

BRC-KPMG: Online sales of Non-Food products in UK grew 12.3% in March versus a year earlier

– Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.3% in March versus a year earlier, when it had risen by 12.8% over the previous year. This month’s growth is the best since October 2014 and is in line with the 12-month average of 12.1%. In March 2015, online sales represented 17.6% of total […]

The H&M Group reports 10 percent increase in sales including VAT and in local currencies in March 2015 vs. same month the previous year

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 10 percent in local currencies in March 2015 compared to the same month the previous year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,580 on 31 March 2015 versus 3,216 on 31 March 2014. Percentage sales development for the […]

The K-Group launches new loadable gift card that can be used as payment in all of Kesko’s chain stores

The K-Group has launched a new loadable gift card. The gift card can be purchased and it can be used as payment in all of Kesko’s chain stores. The gift card balance decreases as it is used and it is valid for two years. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We want to […]

Starbucks with UWBA support the San Francisco Summer Jobs+ Youth Resource Fair as part of Global Month of Service

For someone in their twenties, landing a first job can be an intimidating prospect. San Francisco, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The challenge for me was figuring out what job I wanted to do,” said Elisha Hawkins, receptionist at Starbucks San Francisco Regional Office. “I needed help determining what my passion was and how I […]

Starbucks and nonprofits work to pave the road from homelessness to full-time employment for thousands of young adults often referred to as Opportunity Youth

SEATTLE, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Not too long ago, Jenna Williams was on the other side of a Starbucks counter. The 23 year old recalled many days she’d come into the downtown Denver Starbucks store just to get warm. “I always asked the baristas if it was okay for me to sit inside […]