John Lewis to open new Tech Hub in Birmingham

The retailer is set to invest in Tech Hub outside London, creating highly-skilled digital jobs  LONDON, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced it is setting up a new IT and digital operation in Birmingham, the first of its kind for the retailer. The new Tech Hub, set to open this September […]

Couche-Tard received approval from the European Commission to acquire Shell’s downstream retail business in Denmark

Laval, Québec, Canada, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A / ATD.B) announces that it has received approval today from the European Commission for its deal to acquire A/S Dansk Shell’s downstream retail business in Denmark, subject to divestment commitments. Completion of the acquisition is expected to occur in May 2016. […]

RILA issues statement in response to the release of a final “persuader” rule from the U.S. Department of Labor

Arlington , VA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​​​​​​​​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the release of a final “persuader” rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The rule effectively eliminates the “advice exception” under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Historically, under the LMRDA, employers have […]

6th annual State of the Retail Supply Chain Report released by RILA and Auburn University

Report Highlights Challenges, Competencies For Best-In-Class Supply Chains Arlington, VA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​Today (3/23/2016), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Auburn University’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation released the sixth annual State of the Retail Supply Chain Report. The report provides in-depth analysis of the biggest questions facing supply chain leaders and […]

Stradivarius opens its first physical store in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stradivarius, one of the Inditex Group’s young fashion concepts, will open tomorrow its first physical store in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The new store, located in the Kalvestraat 42, has over 1300 square meters, divided in two floors. The glass façade makes the store very luminous and creates […]

NGA presented Associated Wholesale Grocers president and CEO Jerry Garland with its Industry Service Award

Arlington, VA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ —The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented Jerry Garland, former president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) with its Industry Service Award during the AWG Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 19. Garland served as president and CEO of AWG from 2009 to 2015. Under his leadership, AWG grew […]

Wegmans’ winter 2016 hunger relief donations raised $1,095,336; 6% increase over the winter 2015 total

ROCHESTER, NY, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the winter 2016 checkout scanning campaign at 27 Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, Buffalo and the Southern Tier of New York, and parts of Pennsylvania, hunger relief donations rose to $1,095,336, a 6% increase over the winter 2015 total. Check Out Hunger allows customers to donate $2 $3, […]

Wegmans Food Markets donates 17,397 pounds of non-perishable food items to NVFS Hunger Resource Center in Manassas, Va.

OAKTON, VA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) Hunger Resource Center in Manassas, Va., will be receiving 17,397 pounds of non-perishable food items from Wegmans Food Markets’ Manassas location to help provide emergency food assistance to families facing food insecurity. The donation will include 20 pallets of products such as canned […]

Rite Aid Corporation to release Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter financial results on April 7, 2016

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) said today that it will release financial results for its Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter at 7 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, April 7, 2016. Given the company’s pending merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), Rite Aid will not be holding a […]

CBRE Group, Inc. ranked 15th on 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbes magazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has been ranked 15th on the list of 500 U.S.-based companies in Forbes magazine’s 2016 “America’s Best Employers” list. Forbes surveyed 30,000 employees at mid-size and large companies. Respondents were asked to rate their employer – as well as […]

CBRE Group, Inc. named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers 2016 list for the second consecutive year

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today announced it has been named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers 2016 list for the second consecutive year. Military Times, the organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times andMarine Corps Times, focused on culture and policies that […]

DFS Group opens its first and largest duty free luxury department store in Cambodia, T Galleria by DFS, Angkor

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, opened its doors today at the first T Galleria by DFS store in Cambodia. Located in Siem Reap, a popular resort town and provincial capital in close proximity to the ancient temple of Angkor Wat, T Galleria by DFS, […]

PHILIPPINES: SM Investments Corporation marks its 11th year of going public

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Mar-25 — Shares of SM Investments Corporation (SM) reached new heights, closing at PHP994.50 on Monday, March 21 and an intraday high of PHP1,006 per share as it marked its 11th year of going public. SM shares were listed on March 22, 2005 with a price of PHP183.14 per share, adusted for […]

Philippines: SM Foundation helps provide healthy and sustainable food source for communities thru its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training program

SM Foundation introduced urban farming in 2015 Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Addressing the challenge of providing a healthy and sustainable food source for communities, SM Foundation continues to constantly improve and evolve its sustainable agriculture program Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training. As such, SM Foundation introduced its Urban Farming and […]

PetSmart to make its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 results available on its website on April 7, 2016

PHOENIX, AZ, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (the “Company”), plans to make its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 results available on the Company’s secure website on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The Company will also hold an investor conference call to review its results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015 on Friday, April […]

Kingfisher announces final results for the year ended 31 January 2016

Sales up 3.8% and retail profit up 7.4%, in constant currencies Adjusted pre-tax profit of £686m, up 0.3% Good early progress on the journey to ‘ONE’ Kingfisher LONDON, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — 2015/16 Financial overview: % Total Change % Total Change % LFL* Change 2015/16 2014/15 Reported Constant currency Constant currency Adjusted sales* £10,331m […]

Brian Cassin joins Sainsbury’s Board as Non-Executive Director on 1st April 2016

LONDON, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today announces that Brian Cassin will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1st April 2016. Brian will be a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. In addition, Susan Rice will be appointed Senior Independent Director at our AGM on 6th July 2016.  These […]

Nordstrom announces the appointment of Kumar Srinivasan as Chief Technology Officer

SEATTLE, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced that Kumar Srinivasan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Srinivasan’s agile development practices, cloud expertise and experience developing highly innovative customer focused outcomes will play an important role in shaping the technology agenda acrossNordstrom. Srinivasan will help lead the next phase […]

Bloomingdale’s and NEST Fragrances to raise awareness and funds for Child Mind Institute during Autism Awareness Month

Retailer Partners with NEST Fragrances to Raise Awareness and Funds for Child Mind Institute NEW YORK, NY, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the month of April, Bloomingdale’s and NEST Fragrances will support the Child Mind Institute with a grant from Autism Speaks generated from sales of NEST’s Blue Garden Home Fragrance Collection. “Bloomingdale’s is […]

Kesslers to host its 2016 Innovation Seminar on April 27th 2016

‘Entering the mind of today’s consumer’ Findings & techniques that enhance brand activation in-store. LONDON, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Join us Wednesday April 27th, for our 2016 Innovation Seminar. Featuring guest speaker, Sue Webster, Consumer Insight Expert and Marketing Manager of industry renowned, consumer research agency Launchpad Research. Sue, whose background in consumer research originates brand-side where she provided consumer and market […]