The National Retail Federation comments on votes in the House jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation

7 million restaurant and retail jobs in the U.S supported by trade WASHINGTON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on today’s votes in the House, jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which provides a legislative […]

ALDI to launch its first stores in Southern California in March 2016; expecting to open 25 stores before July 2016

ALDI to Open Approximately 45 Stores and Create More Than 1,100 Quality Jobs by End of 2016 Batavia, Ill., 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader*, today announced it will launch its first stores in Southern California in March 2016, expecting to open approximately 25 stores before July 2016. Additionally, by […]

John Lewis to expand partnerships with Joe & The Juice and Rossopomodoro

LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced it will be expanding its in-store food experiences by developing further partnerships with Joe & The Juice and Rossopomodoro, to introduce ten further restaurants across its shops within the next year. As well as the permanent sites, the two brands will have pop-up outlets […]

Sainsbury’s Brand Director Judith Batchelar awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list

Director of Sainsbury’s Brand has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list, published today LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Judith has been Director of Sainsbury’s brand for 10 years and is responsible for all aspects of Sainsbury’s product offer – from policy formation on aspects such as Animal Welfare, Ethical and […]

Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Company to acquire Metro’s department store group GALERIA Kaufhof and its Belgian subsidiary Inno for €2.825 billion

Creates a Global Platform, Positioning HBC for Future Growth in Europe Transaction Value of €2.825 Billion Agreed, Including the Assumption of Certain Liabilities HBC Plans to Work with GALERIA Kaufhof’s Existing Management Team to Further Strengthen Offerings to Consumers Agreement Includes Extensive Commitments to Maintain Employment Levels and Store Count, GALERIA Kaufhof to Remain Headquartered […]

Starbucks scored 100 out of 100 on a new Disability Equality Index survey

SEATTLE, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks scored 100 out of 100 on a new Disability Equality Index survey, a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network. The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive […]

Toys“R”Us Q1 2015 Lenders and Note Investors Conference Call scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. is pleased to announce that its first quarter 2015 Lenders and Note Investors Conference Call to discuss the financial results of Toys“R”Us, Inc., Toys“R”Us – Delaware, Inc., and Toys“R”Us Property Company II, LLC has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Participation in […]

Seattle Seahawks players try out corporate jobs at Starbucks as part of the Seahawks job shadow program

SEATTLE, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trailing the Green Bay Packers 16-0 late in the third quarter of last season’s NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks pulled out a do-or-die trick play that hinged on a little-known rookie named Garry Gilliam. As the two teams lined up for a field goal attempt, capping yet another […]

Scottish Retail Consortium responds to the Commission on Local Tax Reform

LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SRC has submitted a written response to the Commission on Local Tax Reform. The SRC is ‘open’ to council tax being replaced or reformed but wants to see any major changes or alternative system underpinned by support for consumer confidence and subject to a robust and convincing […]

BRC/SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR: Footfall in May was 1.0% lower than a year ago, down from the 0.8% fall in April

– Footfall in May was 1.0% lower than a year ago, down from the 0.8% fall in April. This was below the three-month average of -0.5. – Both High Streets and Shopping Centres reported a decline, falling 1.5% and 2.0% respectively. – Footfall in out-of-town locations fared the best with a 1.4% increase year-on-year, an […]