Zalando to reach close to EUR 3 billion in revenue for the full 2015 and will have around 10,000 employees by year-end

Third quarter revenue up 42.2 per cent to EUR 713.1 million Nine month revenue up 34.9 per cent to EUR 2.1 billion, almost reaching full-year 2014 revenue level; on track towards 33-35 per cent revenue growth in 2015 Profitable with nine-month adjusted EBIT at EUR 35.7 million or 1.7 per cent margin; margin impacted by […]

Uta Werner joins the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry Signet Jewelers as Chief Strategy Officer

AKRON, Ohio, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Signet Jewelers (“Signet”) (NYSE and LSE: SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced thatUta Werner has joined the Company as Signet Chief Strategy Officer. As Chief Strategy Officer, Werner will be responsible for strategy development and execution and will be focused on the identification of growth opportunities, […]

Colruyt Group expands mobile payment solutions

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After having launched mobile payments via the SEQR application in all physical brand stores and online stores, the Colruyt Group is extending this option to applications offered by KBC/CBC and Bancontact/Mister Cash. This alternative is rolled out from today and will be available in 400 Colruyt, OKay, […]

Coop ergänzt das Angebot von mondovino.ch mit zwei informativen Kurzfilmserien

Coop baut Weinclub mondovino.ch aus BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coop ergänzt das Angebot von mondovino.ch mit zwei informativen Kurzfilmserien. Die Serie «Das Weinjahr» erklärt die wichtigsten Arbeitsschritte im Rebberg und Weinkeller. In der Filmreihe «Die Weinregionen» stellen ausgewählte Winzer aus der Schweiz und aus Europa ihre Weinregion näher vor. Die ersten Kurzfilme […]

LuLu Group donated AED 100,000 to Dubai Cares for proper children education

DUBAI, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu Group donated AED 100,000 to Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization working towards ensuring proper education to children. The donation was made as part of the ‘Sharing is Caring’ initiative launched by Dubai Cares. The cheque from LuLu Group was handed over to Mr. Abdulla Al Shehhi – Senior […]

Migros Umweltpreis: Ökologische Heizung ausgezeichnet

Zürich, Switzerland, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros fördert neu innovative Abschlussarbeiten von Studierenden im Bereich Umwelt- und Klimaschutz. Zwei Studierende der ETH und der ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) haben die Fachjury mit der Entwicklung einer ökologischen Heizung besonders beeindruckt. Sie wurden dafür mit dem 1. Platz ausgezeichnet und erhalten 10‘000 Franken Preisgeld. Im […]

Starbucks Canada commits 10 percent of all store new hires to Opportunity Youth

Starbucks Canada commits 10 percent of all store new hires to Opportunity Youth and will further create 600 work placements for Non-Job-Ready Youth over the next three years TORONTO, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Canada announced today, that in partnership with various levels of government and local social agencies, it is taking action to tackle […]

Hand-printed art locally relevant for each military branch incorporated into the design of each Military Family Store

SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — A small carving tool skimmed a flat, rubber surface containing a hand-drawn image of combat boots. Artist Jennifer Ament gently guided the chisel, creating grooves as she outlined her design. Next, she rolled black ink over the pattern and placed a cream-colored paper over the design. Applying pressure to […]

The 2015 holiday season arrived at Starbucks® stores around the world

SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holidays are a special time at Starbucks with tastes and experiences that inspire the spirit of the season. The 2015 holiday season has arrived as Starbucks® stores around the world are now filled with a full assortment of seasonal food, beverages and merchandise. Starbucks® Christmas Blend: First introduced in 1984, Starbucks Christmas Blend is […]

Tesco Chief Customer Officer Robin Terrell speech on the Armed Forces Network launch

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — I don’t want to give a long speech really – but I hope you don’t mind if I take a few minutes just to say three quite crucial things. Let me just start by saying something simple. Two words in fact: Thank you. The simple fact is it’s […]

Tesco to improve support for war veterans and reservists

New measures include an Armed Forces Network and an offer of additional paid leave Announcement builds on the commitments made from signing the MOD’s Corporate Covenant This year Tesco will be replacing the ‘O’ on the front of 14 of its stores with a poppy CHESHUNT, England, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco will significantly […]

Tesco’s TV ad for Christmas to feature the ‘little helps’ on offer to customers in stores

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has put helping customers at the heart of its new Christmas campaign as it seeks to make the busy festive period easier for shoppers. In a departure from the traditional long-running Christmas TV advert, Tesco’s fully integrated festive campaign will include several TV adverts which illustrate the […]

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis at CBI Conference – speech

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Before I begin, I would like to pay tribute to John Cridland for his 33 years of service to the CBI. Given that the CBI is celebrating its 50th birthday this year that means that John has been contributing to the organisation for nearly 70% of its entire […]

Carrefour: Increased visibility for 12 SMEs for their commitment to innovation and CSR

Massy, France, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour presents awards to 12 SMEs for their commitment to innovation and CSR On 3 November 2015, Carrefour staged the second edition of the SME Awards, an event designed to reward 12 companies for which innovation, sustainable development and curbing climate change are all central to their growth strategy. […]

Breaking new ground: Carrefour features 500 augmented reality toys in its first ever catalogue in Belgium

BELGIUM, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is breaking new ground: for the first time, it is featuring augmented reality toys in its catalogue in Belgium, introducing a fun and modern angle to all the magic of its fantastic range. The 2015 catalogue was published on Wednesday 14 October and is valid until 5 […]

Carrefour Poland named the most innovative company in the food market at Poland’s largest retail event

POLAND, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the eighth edition of the Food Market and Retail Forum – Poland’s largest retail event – the Polish food market’s most prestigious prizes were awarded to companies operating in the sector. Carrefour Poland was recognised for its retail network – the most innovative in Poland in 2015. […]

Honey maker won Carrefour “Major climate challenge for suppliers” competition in Poland

POLAND, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sadecki Bartnik, a company that makes honey for distribution under Carrefour’s own brand, has won the “Major climate challenge for suppliers” competition in Poland for its “Let’s help the bees – the bees will help us” project. The panel awarded the major prize to the “Let’s help the […]

Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies named the Best Book of the Year in Amazon.com Best Books of 2015

Amazon book editors announce the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in more than two dozen categories from Literary Fiction to Mysteries and Thrillers to Children’s books SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its selections for the Best Books of 2015, naming Lauren Groff’s dazzling Fates and Furies as the Best Book […]

Amazon Prime Now to deliver from local restaurants in Los Angeles

Prime Now customers in Los Angeles can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Baby Blues BBQ, Wokcano, Hurry Curry of Tokyo, Feast from the East, John O’Groats Restaurant, and many more Free delivery for a limited time on all restaurant orders SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced […]

Amazon Echo will be available in more than 3,000 stores across US in time for the holiday shopping season

In time for the holiday shopping season, customers will be able to find Amazon Echo at their favorite stores, including The Home Depot,Staples, Sears, Brookstone, RadioShack, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son, and more Echo is designed around your voice and it’s always ready, connected, and fast—just ask for music, information, news, weather, and more […]

Amazon: Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones guest stars in 2nd season of Transparent

The Pfeffermans take family dysfunction to a whole new level in the highly anticipated second season which premieres December 11 on Prime Video SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston (Medium) and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones (24) are among the guest stars joining the second season of […]

Amazon Underground now with 3 times more free apps and games since launch

Popular new games in Amazon Underground include Monument Valley, Nemo’s Reef and Dumb Ways to Die 2—all games in Amazon Underground are free (including in-app items) Developers experiencing significant success since Amazon Underground launch—Halfbrick Studios doubles revenue and downloads of their popular games; Rovio triples revenue SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today […]

Macy’s, Inc. Q3: Spending by domestic customers remained tepid, especially in key apparel and accessory categories

Company updates guidance, outlines strategy on real estate CINCINNATI, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today reported earnings per share of 36 cents in the third quarter of 2015, ended Oct. 31, 2015. Excluding asset impairment charges of $111 million, or 20 cents per share, primarily related to the previously-announced plans to close 35 […]

Luxottica Group to bring LensCrafters optical retail experience to 500 Macy’s department stores in U.S.

CINCINNATI & MILAN, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), one of the premier retailers inthe United States, and Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA:LUX; NYSE:LUX), a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, today announced an agreement to bring the LensCrafters optical retail experience to as many as 500 Macy’s […]

Bloomingdale’s opens its new Ala Moana store on Nov. 12, 2015 in Honolulu

#alohabloomies New York, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bloomingdale’s will enter the Hawaii market with the opening of its new Ala Moana store set for Nov. 12, 2015 in Honolulu on the Island of O’ahu. This location will serve as the centerpiece of a major retail expansion and common area renovation at Ala Moana Center, the […]

Frank Blake elected to Macy’s, Inc. Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Frank Blake, recently former chairman and chief executive officer of The Home Depot, has been elected to the Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) Board of Directors. Blake’s election increases the size of the board to 14 members. Blake, 66, was named Home Depot’s chairman and chief executive officer in 2007 and served […]

Kesko in CDP’s Climate A List for the first time

Kesko rose to CDP’s Climate A List for the first time scoring the maximum 100 points. The globally established list consists of 113 selected leading companies considered to be operating in an exemplary manner in the mitigation of climate change. The K-Group’s systematic climate work is based on the long-term commitments and energy efficiency objectives […]

New kind of K-food store opened in Myllypuro, Helsinki

A new kind of K-food store opens in Myllypuro, Helsinki on 5 November. K-Myllypuro does not belong to any of the current K-food store chains, but is the K-Group’s test store where Kesko, in cooperation with the retailer entrepreneur, boldly experiments with various food store concepts and models. The test store also takes customer-orientation to […]