Michaels officially joined the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 28, 2015

Retailer Commits to Recruit, Hire, Promote and Retain Military Spouses in Portable Careers IRVING, Texas, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Michaels (Nasdaq:MIK), the world’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, officially joined the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 28, 2015, at the annual induction ceremony held at the Mark Center in Alexandria, […]

Cotton used in IKEA products now comes from Better Cotton Standard sources

Now IKEA only purchases cotton – which is used in IKEA products – from farmers who use less water, less chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and are also able to increase their profits Conshohocken, PA, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA announces that since September 2015, all the cotton used for IKEA products comes from […]

New IKEA store in Renton, WA adjacent to its current Seattle-area store to open in Spring 2017

RENTON, WA, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — With company representatives, Renton Mayor Denis Law, city officials, and community leaders on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially broke ground where it is constructing a new store in Renton, WA adjacent to its current Seattle-area store. Until the new store opens in Spring 2017, customers […]

IKEA to install a solar energy system atop its Las Vegas store opening Summer 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install a solar energy system atop its Las Vegas store opening Summer 2016. Panel installation will begin this winter, with completion expected in spring for what will be the largest single-use rooftop solar array by a […]

IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign returns to provide quality education to children living in poverty

Soft Toy for Education Campaign returns to help children get a better life through education Conshohocken, PA, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign returns. In its 13th year, this good cause partnership between the IKEA Foundation, UNICEF and Save the Children aims to provide quality education to children living […]

H&M opens online store in Russia

We are proud to announce that we successfully welcomed our Russian customers to a new and extended online experience on October 29th. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M’s Shop Online will offer the same collections online as in-store giving customers access to a wide range of clothing and accessories including ladies, men’s, […]

CVS Health Q3-2015: Net revenues up 10.3%; Operating profit up 3.8%

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Third Quarter Year-over-year Highlights: Net revenues increased 10.3% to $38.6 billion Operating profit increased 3.8% to $2.3 billion, including the effect of acquisition-related transaction and integration costs of $127 million GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.10 Adjusted EPS of $1.29, excluding any acquisition-related items, at higher […]

Ahold: Etos opens a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday, Etos opened a brand new store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam. It is the first store to display the new Etos logo on the façade of the building, and inside the shop customers can enjoy a new beauty and perfume department. Etos’ own brand, […]

BRC: European Commission’s new Single Market Strategy aligned with many of BRC’s priorities for EU reform

LONDON, 2015-11-02 — /EPR Retail News/ —  BRC has welcomed the publication today of the European Commission’s new Single Market Strategy, saying that is a step in the right direction toward achieving positive EU reforms. Commenting, BRC Chief Executive, Helen Dickinson, said: “It’s good to see that today’s Strategy is aligned with many of the […]

British Retail Consortium: food waste in supermarkets during 2014 was 180,000 tonnes, down from 200,000 tonnes in 2013

Combined industry food waste is down by 20,000 tonnes Figures published in line with transparency commitment Retailers working with supply chain partners to achieve sustained reduction in food waste LONDON, 2015-11-02  — /EPR Retail News/  —  A group of leading UK retailers have for the second time published a combined food waste figure, in line […]