Pets at Home Group’s Non-Executive Chairman Tony DeNunzio appointed to the Board of Dixons Carphone plc as Senior Independent Director

LONDON, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 16 December 2015, Tony DeNunzio, Non-Executive Chairman of Pets at Home Group Plc, was appointed to the Board of Dixons Carphone plc as a Senior Independent Director. This disclosure is given in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.14. Enquiries Pets at Home Group Plc: +44 (0)161 486 6688 […]

Pets at Home Group Plc announces the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as its CFO

LONDON, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, accessories and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Graeme will become an Executive Director of the Company and member of the Board, upon his commencement date, […]

Banking services provider in Poland ITCard S.A. partners with Diebold to deploy multivendor software on its growing Planet Cash ATM network

New technology expands deposit automation, increases security through biometrics across Poland’s second-largest ATM fleet WARSAW, Poland, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ITCard S.A., one of the leading providers of banking services in Poland, is partnering with Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) to expand its reach and deploy innovative technology on its growing Planet Cash automated […]

2016 Start-Up Prize: Fnac partners with Intel to accelerate the development of 10 IoT start-ups

For the second year of the Start-Up Prize, Fnac is collaborating with Intel in an effort to accelerate the development of 10 start-ups in the area of the Internet of Things. French start-ups have until January 17 to apply for the Fnac Start-Up Prize. Ten start-ups will benefit from a personalized assistance program; three of […]

Intrum Justitia to take over ICA Bank’s past due loan receivables

Solna, Sweden, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Bank has signed an agreement with Intrum Justitia, which will take over the bank’s past due loan receivables. The transaction will give rise to a positive earnings effect of approximately SEK 180 million for ICA Bank during the fourth quarter of 2015. The agreement also entails that ICA Bank’s […]

Bonmarché Holdings plc announces that its CEO Beth Butterwick will step down to join Karen Millen as its Chief Executive

Wakefield, England, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — 1. Beth Butterwick to step down as Chief Executive Officer Bonmarché Holdings plc today announces that Beth Butterwick, Chief Executive, will step down after four years with the Company to join Karen Millen as Chief Executive. Beth will remain with Bonmarché until her successor is appointed to ensure […]

Debenhams report: mothers-in-law at the bottom of the Christmas present list

LONDON, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Much maligned mothers-in-law can forget any festive cheer this Christmas after coming bottom of the present list. Over half (51%) will be ignored by their son or daughter’s partner and will be lucky to get so much as a seasons’ greeting, according to a new report from Debenhams. […]

Greenpeace Zwischenbericht zu Detox-Massnahmen für saubere Textilien: Coop ist «Trendsetter»

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zwischenbericht zu Detox-Massnahmen für saubere Textilien Vor rund drei Jahren hat Coop als erstes Schweizer Unternehmen das sogenannte Detox-Commitment von Greenpeace unterschrieben. Dies ist ein klares Bekenntnis, unerwünschte Chemikalien bei der Produktion von Textilien zu vermeiden. Nun hat Greenpeace einen ersten Zwischenbericht zur Umsetzung der Detox-Massnahmen publiziert. Darin […]

Lagardère Travel Retail brings robotics in travel retail with the launch of Automated Collection Experience (ACE) in Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A world-first for travel retail, ACE, an acronym for Automated Collection Experience, has arrived in Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport. Creating a technology-driven concept, ACE makes the consumer shopping experience not only more convenient but also intriguing and slightly theatrical. In a world where technology […]

Albert Heijn start met track&trace bij thuisbezorgen

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn is gestart met track&trace bij thuisbezorging. Klanten die hun boodschappen thuis laten bezorgen krijgen op basis van real time informatie een sms-bericht wanneer ze hun bestelling ontvangen. Deze informatie is tot op het kwartier nauwkeurig. Met de nieuwe service kunnen klanten hun tijd flexibeler indelen […]

PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk opens its 114th Hypermart outlet at Hartono Mall Yogyakarta, Central Java with the concept of G7

Tangerang, INDONESIA, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, today has opened the 114th Hypermart outlets at Hartono Mall Yogyakarta, Central Java with the concept of G7 which has a gross selling area of ± […]

SM Investments Corporation receives Platinum Award from Hong Kong-based magazine The Asset for the 7th Year

  Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) was cited anew by Hong Kong-based magazine The Asset as a winner of the Platinum Award, the highest award for excellence in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and investor relations for seven years running. SM’s Senior Vice President for Finance Franklin Gomez received the […]

ascena retail group’s Board of Directors authorized $200 million stock repurchase program

MAHWAH, N.J., 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) (the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a $200 million stock repurchase program. Purchases made under this program are authorized to be made by the Company from time to time when market conditions warrant, subject to any approvals required under […]

Ediston Real Estate to focus on mid-market homes with the launch of Ediston Homes

Edinburgh, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ediston Real Estate has launched a house building company.  Ediston has to date concentrated on commercial property with only fleeting investment into residential, but this will change with the launch of the new company.  Ediston Homes will focus on mid-market homes mainly in central Scotland with some of its […]

Diebold to provide ATMs And Kiosks to Chinese market in partnership with leading IT company in China

Inspur will also acquire minority stake in Diebold’s services-focused joint venture in China NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced it is forming a new joint venture with a subsidiary of the Inspur Group, a Chinese cloud computing and data center company, to develop, manufacture and distribute […]

Matthew Bassiur appointed VP Head of Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Alibaba Group

Bassiur to lead Alibaba Group’s industry-leading anti-counterfeiting efforts Hangzhou, China, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) today announced the appointment of Matthew Bassiur as Vice President, Head of Global Intellectual Property Enforcement, effective January 2016. In this new role, Mr. Bassiur will lead a team that works with international […]

DUBLIN: HOUR PASSION OPENS NEW BOUTIQUE IN THE LUXURIOUS SHOPPING DESTINATION OF KILDARE VILLAGE

DUBLIN, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — JOINTLY WITH THE SWATCH GROUP UK, HOUR PASSION HAS JUST OPENED ON 14 DECEMBER A NEW BOUTIQUE IN THE LUXURIOUS SHOPPING DESTINATION OF KILDARE VILLAGE, LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE OF DUBLIN (IRELAND). The multi brand concept store houses high and mid-range watch brands of Swatch Group: LONGINES, RADO, TISSOT, […]

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy on how the gargantuan galaxy of Star Wars fits into and expands the wonderful world of Disney

  GLENDALE, Calif., 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the whole Company has mobilized around the Star Wars franchise and the launch of this film. While the new Star Wars films are produced by Lucasfilm under the umbrella of The Walt Disney Studios headed by Chairman Alan Horn, Disney XD […]

Benjamin William Gardener appointment as a director of Findel PLC was not approved at the General Meeting

LONDON, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Findel announces that the ordinary resolution to appoint Benjamin William Gardener as a director of the Company (the “Resolution”) proposed at the General Meeting held on 21 December 2015 was not passed and the Resolution has failed.  The Resolution was voted on by means of […]

RioCan completes 2nd phase of the purchase of Kimco’s interest in collection of 22 Canadian properties

TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) (TSX:REI.UN) and Kimco Realty Corp. (“Kimco”) (NYSE:KIM) announce that RioCan has completed the second phase of the previously announced transaction to purchase Kimco’s interest in a collection of 22 Canadian properties selected by RioCan. The remaining three […]