National Retail Federation announces the development of new Digital Council to enhance e-commerce initiatives within the retail industry

Washington, DC, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced the development of a new Digital Council, powered by NRF’s digital division Shop.org, which was created to enhance the strategic value of NRF and the e-commerce, mobile and innovative initiatives that exist within the retail industry today. The members-only council will […]

Scottish Retail Consortium sets key priorities of the retail industry ahead of 2016 Scottish Parliament election

LONDON, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Scottish Retail Consortium is launching the second of four policy papers setting out the key priorities of the retail industry for each of the political parties ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. The retail industry has played a leading role in driving resource efficiency and […]

BRC Director Dickinson: September saw significant prices drops in both food and non-food goods

Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.9% in September from a 1.4% decline in August. Food reported annual deflation of 0.5% from a 0.2% rise in August. On a 12-month average basis, the Shop Price Index reported deflation of 1.7%. Non-food deflation accelerated further to 2.9% from 2.4% in August. LONDON, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail […]

The Seton Save-On-Foods store in Calgary wins the Grocer of the Year Award by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

The store was presented with the award at the country’s grocery innovations tradeshow in Toronto Vancouver, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Seton Save-On-Foods store in Calgary is this year’s winner of the Grocer of the Year Award, one of the most coveted award in the grocery industry. The award is presented by the Canadian […]

Gap VP Sonia Syngal on TPP negotiations: International trade is vital to the global competitiveness of Gap Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today applauded the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. “International trade is vital to the global competitiveness of Gap Inc.,” said Sonia Syngal, Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, Gap Inc. “We employ tens of thousands of Americans who […]

General Growth Properties to participate in panel discussion titled “RETAIL – WHERE ARE THE NEXT OPPORTUNITIES?” at Evercore ISI 2015 Real Estate Conference

CHICAGO, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP, the “Company”) today announced that Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a panel discussion titled “RETAIL – WHERE ARE THE NEXT OPPORTUNITIES?” at the Evercore ISI 2015 Real Estate Conference in New York on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. […]

ATM Marketplace / Wincor Nixdorf white paper: One-size-fits-all approach to banking services no longer applies in the omnichannel banking era

PADERBORN, Germany, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Digital technologies are providing alternative customer access channels, which means that the branch – the oldest delivery channel – must evolve and transform if it is to remain a core component of the banking mix ATM Marketplace, a preeminent banking and finance publication, and Wincor Nixdorf, a […]

REWE Group steigert Anzahl der Auszubildenden um 1,3 Prozent auf 8.000

Köln, Germany, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Laut Statistischem Bundesamt hat Deutschland mit einer Quote von 7,7 Prozent (2014) EU-weit die geringste Jugenderwerbslosenquote. Zum Vergleich: In der Europäischen Union liegt die Quote erwerbsloser Menschen zwischen 15 und 24 Jahren bei 22,2 Prozent. Als einer der größten Ausbildungsbetriebe übernimmt die REWE Group gezielt Verantwortung für den […]

Österreich: BILLA setzt neue Standards im Lebensmittel-Onlinehandel

Wiener Neudorf, Österreich, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Als Österreichs Supermarkt Nummer 1 setzt BILLA laufend neue Trends im heimischen Lebensmittelhandel. 2015 geht BILLA mit seinem Onlineshop noch einen großen Schritt weiter als bisher und erleichtert einmal mehr den virtuellen Lebensmitteleinkauf für die Kunden. Nicht nur ein neues Design erwartet die BILLA Kunden im […]

New Zealand: New World supermarket opens at ‘The Landing’ development at Wigram Skies

Wigram, New Zealand, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twenty years to the month after the Wigram Air Base had its formal closure parade in 1995, a new family owned-and-operated New World supermarket is set to take off in its place, officially opening on 30 September at ‘The Landing’ development at Wigram Skies. Wigram New […]

SM and BDO support the Forbes Global CEO Conference to be held for the first time in the Philippines, October 12-14, 2015

Manila, Philippines, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) and BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) are jointly supporting the Forbes Global CEO Conference to be held for the first time in the Philippines from October 12-14, 2015. SM and BDO, represented by its Vice Chair and Chairperson respectively, Teresita Sy-Coson, will be in attendance […]

20,000 dogs and cats found forever homes through PetSmart’s National Adoption Week initiative in September

Annual Adoption Effort up 12 Percent, On Track to Help Find Forever Homes for Nearly Half a Million Pets in 2015 PHOENIX, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Through its National Adoption Week initiatives in 2015, PetSmart said it is expecting to help save the lives of nearly 500,000 pets in 2015 and that its Sept. week-long […]

Harris Teeter launches in-store donation card campaign to support those affected by flooding throughout the Carolinas

Matthews, N.C., 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced it will launch an in-store donation card campaign to support those affected by flooding throughout the Carolinas. Shoppers and associates in North and South Carolina will be offered the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout to benefit the American Red Cross’ […]

Debenhams launches #GetBackToYou campaign during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LONDON, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — For more than 14 years Debenhams, the leading international multichannel retailer, has been supporting breast cancer charities- raising over £4 million.  Which is why during October 2015, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Debenhams has worked with charity partner, Breast Cancer Now to create a fresh campaign that resonates through […]

Debenhams / Breast Cancer Awareness month: Special in-store performance by the cast of West End theatre show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

LONDON, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams, the leading international multichannel retailer, kicked-off the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month in style with a special in-store performance by the cast of West End theatre show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Vivien Carter, who plays Carole King in the award winning musical, was joined by […]

Walmart Canada’s Grab & Go Locker network expands in six GTA 7-Eleven stores

Mississauga, ON, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada and 7-Eleven Canada Inc. today announced the expansion of Walmart Canada’s  Grab & Go Locker network in six GTA 7-Eleven stores. The announcement marks the first time in Canada two retailers are teaming up to offer a Grab & Go Locker service.  The service offers customers using […]

Raley’s Family of Fine stores launch new program to provide field trips for young students to local farms

Fair Oaks, CA, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine stores has launched a new program to provide field trips for young students to local livestock cattle ranches and farms. Where Your Foods Grows & Grazes Program strives to create hands-on learning activities in agricultural education, conservation, nutrition, and healthy life styles. In partnership […]

Ralphs Grocery Company to carry new line of corporate brand products — HemisFares Brand

LOS ANGELES, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ralphs Grocery Company is pleased to announce that its stores will carry a new line of corporate brand products, imported directly from the most food-rich regions of the world. Ralphs parent company, The Kroger Co, developed the new brand called HemisFares™.  HemisFares is a guided tour of […]

BJ’s Restaurants honored with gold medals for two of its proprietary craft beers at the Great American Beer Festival

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ —BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it received gold medals for two of the Company’s proprietary craft beers at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. Each year, GABF brings together brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. It […]

Coop hilft mit Schweizer Holz

Coop Bau+Hobby unterstützt Lawinenschutzprojekt in Engelberg BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Der Schutzwald oberhalb des beliebten Ski- und Wandergebiets Brunni bei Engelberg muss dringend erweitert und mit Lawinensicherungen versehen werden. Die nötigen finanziellen Mittel aber fehlen. Nun hat sich die Coop Patenschaft für Berggebiete spontan entschlossen, das Lawinenschutzprojekt mit einem namhaften Betrag zu […]

SSP America’s chairman Les Cappetta elected vice chairman of the Airports Council International North America World Business Partners/Associates Board

Lansdowne, VA, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is pleased to announce that its chairman, Les Cappetta has been elected to serve as vice chairman of the Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners/Associates Board […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Partners from Starbucks Hora del Café joined Casimiro Global Foundation (CGF) to conduct the “BizNovator” Challenge One-Day Workshop

Florida, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — It happens millions of times each day. A Starbucks barista hands a cup of coffee to a customer. Though usually a brief exchange, that moment of connection is at the heart of the Starbucks experience. For Laura Hajduk, a Starbucks store manager in southwest Florida, those connections go beyond the store environment […]

Carrefour Italy (Milan) among the winners of the sixth edition of the “Good Energy Award 2015”

MILAN, ITALY, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Italian award dedicated to virtuous businesses in the fields of renewable energy and energy savings, created by Bernoni Grant Thornton, is now celebrating its sixth year of existence. Carrefour Italy (Milan) for the category Tertiary, Melinda (Cles – Trento) for the category Industry, the Municipality […]