Whole Foods Market announces the opening of its second Union County store in Clark, New Jersey on August 7th

Clark, NJ, 2015-7-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is excited to announce the opening of its second Union County store in Clark, New Jersey on Friday, August 7th. The grocer’s fourteenth New Jersey store is situated in the center of the highly anticipated Clark Commons Shopping Center, located at 1255 Raritan Road. At 41,000 square feet, Whole Foods Market Clark will provide local residents with a vast and unparalleled selection of high quality natural and organic goods, in addition to a variety of unique dining options.

For additional information and announcements about Whole Foods Market Clark, please visit the store’s social media channels:

Facebook – Facebook.com/WholeFoodsMarketClark
Twitter – @WFMClarkNJ
Instagram – @WFMClarkNJ

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John Lewis to open its new regional flagship shop in Birmingham on 24 September 2015

Multi-million pound regional flagship shop to open its doors on Thursday 24 September 2015

LONDON, 2015-7-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced today that its new regional flagship shop in Birmingham will open its doors to customers at 10am on Thursday 24 September 2015.

The date marks the completion of the 250,000 sq ft department store, a £35 million investment by John Lewis in the city, which will see the retailer reveal a number of brand new retail experiences across its fashion, beauty and home departments.

John Lewis Birmingham will be the anchor tenant of the new Grand Central retail development. Customers will be able to shop more than 350,000 products from the retailer’s full range, including the latest fashion, furniture, homewares, beauty and technology, in a landmark four-storey building in the heart of the city.

Alongside the retailer’s Place To Eat cafe customers will also have the choice of dining at the shop’s Joe & the Juice. Computer terminals will be available throughout the department store to enable customers to browse and purchase products from the johnlewis.com range for next day delivery.

Lisa Williams, Head of Branch at John Lewis Birmingham, said: ‘It is so exciting to be able to announce the opening date of our regional flagship shop. I can’t wait to meet my team of Partners (staff) and start welcoming customers through the doors to what will be our most innovative shop to date.

‘We’ve been so grateful for the support from the community since we announced our plans to open the new shop, and we can’t wait to bring the best John Lewis has to offer to Birmingham on the 24 September.’

Housed in the newly-redeveloped New Street Station, the shop will be one of the most conveniently located department stores in the country. Its station site also ensures that it is ideally located for commuters to collect purchases via johnlewis.com’s Click and Collect service when going to and from the station.

Opening hours for the shop will be 9am-8pm Monday-Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday with 10:30-11am browsing time.

Notes to editors

The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 339 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 93,800 staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis – John Lewis operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, ‘Best Clothing Retailer 2015’ , ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2015’ and ‘Best Homewares Retailer 2015’¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

¹ Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2015

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
www.johnlewis.com/twitter
www.johnlewis.com/facebook
www.johnlewis.com/youtube.

Enquiries

For further information please contact:

Lauren Sciberras
Senior Communications Officer
Email: lauren.sciberras@johnlewis.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 798 3121

John Lewis launches The Bruce by Bruce Oldfield capsule 60 piece ready-to-wear collection

LONDON, 2015-7-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, John Lewis announced the launch of a new collaboration with Bruce Oldfield, OBE. The Bruce by Bruce Oldfield capsule 60 piece ready-to-wear collection has been created exclusively for John Lewis by the leading British designer. This is his first ever collection for the UK high street and it will launch in nine shops and on johnlewis.com on 4 September. Fashion sales are currently +7.7% year on year at the retailer, with womenswear +12.3%.

The collection echoes Bruce’s signature couture handwriting with high-end attention to detail and design whilst being accessible for John Lewis customers. Prices range from £59 – £299.

The silhouette of the collection is typically elongated and nipped in at the waist whilst the more tailored pieces are relaxed and perfectly in tune with the updated 80’s workwear trend for the season. The monochromatic palette is flattering and is offset against warm blush tones with hints of metallic shimmer, perfect for the party dressing season. Fabrics are premium and feature delicate embroidery, smooth velvets and opulent silks.

Stand out pieces from the collection include the swan dress which has a structured silk bodice and appliqué metallic print detailing along with the striped monochromatic silk and velvet skirt that plays on dimension and proportion. The ‘Little Bruce Dress’, a black silk panelled piece is also part of the collection and would be an iconic staple for any wardrobe. For every ‘Little Bruce Dress’ sold, £20 will be donated to Barnardo’s, a charity close to Bruce’s heart of which he is Vice President. This reaffirms John Lewis’s ongoing commitment to the Barnardo’s charity having partnered with them in 2014 as part of John Lewis’s 150 year celebration.

Bruce Oldfield OBE said ‘I have spent the past 40 years building my own couture line and I am thrilled to announce my first high street collaboration with John Lewis. I wanted to create a collection for their customer that embodied my design ethos and attention to detail whilst also being accessible to a wider audience.

‘Bruce by Bruce Oldfield draws on my classic silhouettes with key pieces for any modern woman’s wardrobe; classic outerwear, juxtaposed tailoring and sumptuous eveningwear. The collection plays on a monochromatic palette, full of structure and texture and that is softened with a touch of cashmere.

‘I am so pleased to be working with John Lewis, a trusted British retailer that I have always respected and admired.’

Jo Bennett, head of womenswear buying at John Lewis said: ‘It has been a pleasure to work with Bruce and to create Bruce by Bruce Oldfield. It is such an exciting opportunity to build and create an entirely new brand that will sit alongside our other collections. We have worked incredibly hard together to bring the very best, quality and design to meet the needs and high expectations of our customers.’

Paula Nickolds, buying and brand director at John Lewis added, ‘This collection marks a new chapter in fashion for John Lewis; we are delighted to bring Bruce’s signature couture design aesthetic to our customers. The collection is the perfect balance between couture design and quality combined with ready to wear accessibility. We are also pleased we are able to support Barnardo’s as part of this collection.’

The Bruce by Bruce Oldfield collection is exclusive to John Lewis and will be available at John Lewis Oxford Street, Peter Jones, Birmingham, Kingston, High Wycombe, Brent Cross, Bluewater, Cheadle, Cribbs Causeway, Glasgow and on johnlewis.com. The collection is available in sizes 8-18.

Notes to Editors
John Lewis – John Lewis operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, ‘Best Clothing Retailer 2015’ , ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2015’ and ‘Best Homewares Retailer 2015’¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

¹ Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2015

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
www.johnlewis.com/twitter
www.johnlewis.com/facebook
www.johnlewis.com/youtube.

Enquiries

For further information please contact:

Alicia O’Brien
Senior Communications Officer, Fashion and Beauty
Email: alicia.o’brien@johnlewis.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 798 3539

Carrefour opens its second Easy Carrefour store in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, 2015-7-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 30th 2015, Carrefour launched its second Easy Carrefour store in Shanghai. It is located on Chaling North Road, Xuhui District. Customers said the new format of Carrefour was more convenient, and the shopping atmosphere was more comfortable.

Easy Carrefour is outstanding in both pattern and function. Easy Carrefour covers up to 280m2, with two levels. At the first floor, customers could find fast food, cooked food,dairy products,salad, and semi-cooked food. In addition, commodities, like shampoo and washing powder, are provided at this floor. Some French brands are specially offered here. There is an open space with free Wi-Fi connection at the second floor, where customers can stay for a rest or have their meal. Easy Carrefour dedicates to providing customers preferably with satisfactory products and intimate service.

Easy Carrefour is an innovation as well as a breakthrough in profitable mode. In recent years, Carrefour has been trying various ways to open up a larger market, including E-commerce and convenient stores.

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Carrefour opens its second Easy Carrefour store in Shanghai

Carrefour opens its second Easy Carrefour store in Shanghai