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Daily Archives: May 8, 2015

Gap announces partnership with Ellen DeGeneres’ new lifestyle brand ED

The iconic brand and America’s favorite talk show host are launching GapKids x ED; an apparel collection and social movement supporting the strength and power of girls NEW YORK, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the classic American clothing brand, today revealed a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres’ new lifestyle brand, ED. The ED brand, consisting of women's…

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Wegmans Food Markets to hire 550 full- and part-time people for its new Westwood location set to open on October 11

WESTWOOD, MA, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today announced it is now hiring and training for both part-time and full-time positions for its new Westwood location on University Ave near I95, set to open on October 11. A variety of positions in all departments are available. These include a significant number of culinary…

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The American Red Cross recognized IKEA US for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program

Assistance Critical to Enabling Red Cross to Respond to Disasters in the United States PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The American Red Cross today recognized IKEA US, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa., for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program. The IKEA partnership with the Red Cross enables the…

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Kesko names Karoliina Partanen grocery trade division’s VP Communications

HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Karoliina Partanen, 38, M.Sc. (Soc.), has been appointed Kesko's grocery trade division's (Kesko Food Ltd) Vice President, Communications and a member of the Management Board as of 11 May 2015. She has previously worked for nearly 10 years for Metso Corporation in various executive positions in global communications,…

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Carrefour’s robot Nao tours hypermarkets in Spain to teach children the secrets to a healthy life

MADRID, SPAIN, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour has organised a tour of various hypermarkets in Spain, sharing the secrets to a healthy life with very young children. Fifty children were at the programme’s launch at a Carrefour centre in Madrid. In April, with support from the Fundacion Espanola Nutricion, Carrefour launched an initiative to…

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Starbucks moves Ethos Water sourcing and manufacturing out of California due to serious drought conditions and necessary water conservation efforts in the state

SEATTLE, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Due to the serious drought conditions and necessary water conservation efforts in California, Starbucks is moving the sourcing and manufacturing of Ethos Water out of state. Beginning the first week of May and over the next six months, Starbucks plans to move production to its Pennsylvania supplier, while simultaneously…

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Starbucks® mobile app nominated for GeekWire’s “App of the Year” award

SEATTLE, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrating Northwest technology and innovation, the annual GeekWire Awards are a bit of a cross between the Oscars and a geek prom. Tonight (5/7/15)  members of Starbucks digital production team were there among fellow tech all-stars because Starbucks® mobile app is nominated for GeekWire’s "App of the Year" award. The winner was a…

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METRO Cash & Carry to grant its national subsidiaries more entrepreneurial freedom and will implement new organisational structure starting on 1 July 2015

New Operating Model strengthens the responsibility of national subsidiaries and replaces METRO Cash & Carry Board with team of Operating Partners Decentralisation of operational functions Olaf Koch: "Value is created with the customer, and the new model will make us quicker, more streamlined and more dynamic" Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO Cash &…

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