Skandia Liv now 3rd-largest owner of ICA Gruppen after ICA-handlarnas Förbund and Industrivärden

Stockholm, SWEDEN,  2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stephanie Gabrielsson, portfolio manager at Skandia Investment Management, has been appointed as a new member of the Nomination Committee. Industrivärden has appointed Annika Lundius as its representative. Other members of the Nomination Committee are, as previously, Claes Ottosson, ICA retailer in Hovås, and Anna-Karin Liljeholm, legal counsel at ICA-handlarnas […]

Staples responds to European Commission’s announcement of a Phase II review of the Office Depot acquisition

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. today issued a statement in response to the European Commission’s announcement of a Phase II review of the Office Depot acquisition. “We continue to work cooperatively with the European Commission regarding the acquisition of Office Depot,” said Ron Sargent, Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc. “The transaction would enable […]

McDonald’s appointed two new senior management positions to drive the company’s turnaround efforts

David Fairhurst promoted to EVP and chief people officer Chris Kempczinski appointed EVP of strategy, business development & innovation OAK BROOK, IL, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed two new senior management positions to drive the company’s turnaround efforts. Effective Oct. 1, David Fairhurst will assume the newly […]

Jano Cabrera joins McDonald’s as Corporate Senior VP of U.S. communications, Global Media and Public Relations

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s Corporation announced today that Jano Cabrera, 41, will join the company as Corporate Senior Vice President of U.S. communications, Global Media and Public Relations, effective Oct. 15. Cabrera served as Worldwide Vice President at Burson-Marsteller where he advised Fortune 500 companies, governments and nonprofit organizations, often focusing on […]

Ralphs Grocery brings the delectable flavors of Italy to its customers

Grocer to Host ‘Crack the Parm’ Giant Cheese Event At 12 Stores From San Diego to San Fernando LOS ANGELES, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ralphs Grocery Company is bringing the delectable flavors of Italy to its customers during the ultimate foodie experience called Savor World Flavor: Taste of Italy. The two week event brings […]

Kroger Stores to Debut New Brand of Imported Products From Food-Rich Regions of the World

CINCINNATI, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores is bringing the delectable flavors of Italy to its customers during the two-week event, Savor World Flavor: Taste of Italy. Taste of Italy brings delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes with robust flavors such as freshly prepared prosciutto with melon, gourmet chicken parmesan, and […]

Scot Hendricks promoted to president of Kroger’s Delta division

CINCINNATI, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced Scot Hendricks has been promoted to president of Kroger’s Delta division, effective October 1. Kroger’s Delta division is based in Memphis and operates stores in Western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. Mr. Hendricks, 57, replaces Tim Brown, who was recently named president […]

Shopify integrates with USPS to improve shipping for its 175,000+ merchants

New offering saves ecommerce merchants time and money through integration with USPS Ottawa, Canada, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SH), a leading cloud-based multichannel commerce platform, today announced the launch of Shopify Shipping. Merchants can now easily buy and print discounted shipping labels directly within the Shopify platform. Today’s integration with USPS represents […]

Starbucks will distribute coffee trees to farmers most impacted by coffee rust

Starbucks Will Plant a Coffee Tree for Every Bag of Coffee Purchased Through 2016 One Million Trees Helping Farmers in Coffee Growing Regions Most Impacted By Coffee Rust Launches ‘Starbucks One Tree for Every Bag’ Commitment on National Coffee Day Efforts Support Specialty Coffee Industry and are Part of Starbucks Comprehensive Approach to Achieving 100% Ethically Sourced […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s message to all partners for the end of 2015 fiscal year

SEATTLE, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz sent this message to all partners (employees) to wrap up the 2015 fiscal year and look ahead to 2016. Dear Partners It’s early Sunday, I’m sitting at the bar of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, enjoying the “nectar of the gods” in the form of […]

Tesco increases number of British dairy farmers’ direct contracts through the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG)

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has a long history in supporting British Dairy farming, providing direct contracts to farmers for over eight years through the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG). Set up in 2007, the TSDG model allows Tesco to collaboratively partner with farmers and support British Agriculture in a fair and transparent way, […]

Amazon to introduce its best-selling Fire TV family of devices in Japan

The Amazon Fire TV streaming box comes packed with 4K Ultra HD, a quad core processor, dedicated GPU, best-in-class Wi-Fi, and expandable storage with microSD—all for ¥12,980 Fire TV Stick is the most powerful streaming media stick with a dual-core processor and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi—all for ¥4,980 Say it, watch it—use voice search that actually […]

Mr. Robot will be available for Amazon Prime members in US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan at no additional charge

Multi-regional deal brings Mr. Robot to Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan The dramatic thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater has received rave reviews by fans and critics alike, and currently boasts an IMDb rating of 9.0/10 SEATTLE, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)— One of the most critically-acclaimed and popular […]

John Lewis opens its largest new shop in four years – the new £35m Birmingham shop

Opening marks £35 million investment and retailer’s largest new shop in four years LONDON, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today opened its new £35million Birmingham shop, signalling the business’ commitment to the British High Street and the importance of investing in physical shops as part of its growth strategy. Anchor tenant of the […]

Netflix becomes exclusive subscription streaming home of two hit series Zoo and Jane The Virgin

Beverly Hills, Calif., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix and CBS announced today an agreement to make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming home of two hit series, Zoo and Jane The Virgin, in more than 50 countries around the world. The first season of Zoo is now available on Netflix in the U.S., and in […]

Netflix acquired subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights on a global basis to COLONY

Netflix Acquires Second Window SVOD Rights to COLONY, Which Premieres on USA Network January 14Sep 28, 2015 Beverly Hills, CA, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix, Inc., Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions announced today that Netflix has acquired subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights on a global basis to COLONY, a highly anticipated new drama from […]

Netflix commissioned House of Tomorrow to produce the twelve new episodes of Black Mirror as a Netflix original series

Beverly Hills, Calif., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will bring viewers twelve all-new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s critically acclaimed, mind-bending anthology series Black Mirror. Netflix has commissioned House of Tomorrow to produce the twelve new episodes as a Netflix original series. House of Tomorrow’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, […]

Fred to double the number of stores over the next three years

PARIS, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fred has experienced a dynamic renaissance since Rachel Marouani arrived at the head of the jewelry house two years ago. The celebrated jeweler has announced plans to double the number of stores over the next three years. The first stage is the opening of a new flagship in Paris at […]

UN’s 17 sustainable development goals and what Sainsbury’s can do to get involved

LONDON, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — You might have seen the ‘Global Goals’ being talked about this week and would like to know what Sainsbury’s and our customers and colleagues can do to get involved. On September 25th 2015, the United Nations General Assembly will gather and commit to 17 sustainable development goals. These goals […]

Lowe’s study: 63 percent of consumers with lawns and yards across US experienced a breach of yard etiquette by a neighbor

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — If you’ve awoken at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning to the roar of a neighbor’s lawnmower or been frustrated by the guy next door mindlessly blowing leaves into your yard, you’re not alone. A U.S. study by Lowe’s found 63 percent of consumers with lawns and […]

CarMax recruiting for more than 2,000 positions in locations across US

Career opportunities in Service Operations and Sales available across the United States RICHMOND, Va., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 11 consecutive years, is recruiting for more than 2,000 positions in locations across the country. The […]

RioCan and Kimco agree to unwind their Canadian joint venture

TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) (TSX:REI.UN) and Kimco Realty Corp. (“Kimco”) (NYSE:KIM) announce that after fifteen successful years as partners, RioCan and Kimco have agreed to unwind their Canadian joint venture. The portfolio of 35 jointly owned properties (“RioKim Portfolio”) will […]

Whole Foods Market to reduce a number of positions over the next eight weeks

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to lower prices for its customers and invest in technology upgrades while improving its cost structure, Whole Foods Market will reduce a number of positions over the next eight weeks. The company estimates the net reduction to be approximately 1,500 jobs, which represents […]

Whole Foods Market Executive VP and CIO Jason Buechel recognized by FORTUNE as one of the 40 most influential young people in business

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jason Buechel has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 40 most influential young people in business. Buechel, 37, is No. 11 on the magazine’s 2015 “40 Under 40” list.  He is responsible for all aspects of technology […]

Rite Aid’s new multi-channel marketing campaign to stop the flu aims at the heart of where most people actually get sick – at work

Multi-Channel Efforts Aimed at HR Directors Complement Consumer Campaign  Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid’s new marketing campaign to stop the flu goes right to the heart of where most people actually get sick – at work. The campaign, created by Rite Aid’s long-time agency MARC USA, is built around the insight that […]

Meijer duplicates the shoe shopping concept SKECHERS in four more stores this fall

Retailer continues its investment in fashion GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Only six months after Meijer announced the opening of its first SKECHERS concept shop inside its Knapp’s Corner store, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer announced today that it’s duplicating the shoe shopping experience in four more stores this fall. This week, customers of […]

Anu Gupta appointed VP Operational Excellence Target Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced the appointment of Anu Gupta to the role of senior vice president, operational excellence. In this role, which is new to Target, Gupta will lead a dedicated team in simplifying and optimizing processes across the business to help the retailer become more agile in […]

2.200 PENNY Märkte erhalten individuelle Namen

Köln, Germany, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PENNY Kiez, PENNY St. Pauli oder PENNY Schanzenstraße: Was seit Herbst 2014 bereits in 88 PENNY Märkten in Hamburg gelebt wird, ist bald deutschlandweit zu sehen: Vom 14. bis 26. September konnten PENNY-Kunden im Rahmen der aktuellen Kampagne des Discounters in ganz Deutschland über den Namenszusatz ihres jeweiligen […]

DeCA sales director Tracie Russ: Store promotions, giveaways and more opportunities for discounts and savings during October

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — October represents the unofficial start of the holiday season for commissary customers who want to see store promotions, giveaways and more opportunities for discounts beyond their usual 30 percent or more savings, said the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “Whether it is celebrating Oktoberfest with friends or […]

Defense Commissary Agency turns 24 on Oct. 1

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twenty-four years ago on Oct. 1, the Defense Commissary Agency officially opened its doors for business around the world. Today, its employees are preparing to observe this anniversary the way they do every year: working hard to bring the commissary benefit to their customers with great savings on […]