Schnucks: Sierra Nevada recalls select 12-oz. bottles of their beer that may contain small pieces of glass

St. Louis, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is recalling select 12-oz. bottles of their beer that were brewed at the company’s Mills River, N.C. brewery because the products may contain small pieces of glass.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for the following Sierra Nevada 12-oz. products that contain a brewery code of “M” (Mills River) following the specific date code ranges listed directly below:

1. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

6-, 12- and 24-packs

Packaged: 12/5/17 – 1/8/17

2. Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden IPA

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

3. Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

4. Sierra Nevada Torpedo

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

5. Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

6. Sierra Nevada Nooner

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

7. Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

8. Sierra Nevada Otra Ves

6- and 12-packs

Packaged: 12/5/16 – 1/13/17

Schnucks customers may return any unconsumed product to their nearest location for a refund. Those with questions should contact Sierra Nevada at 1-800-596-7835 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon

Source: Schnuck

Dixons Carphone plc releases Christmas 2016/17 Trading and Management Update

London, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Trading update (10 weeks ended 7 January 2017)

Q3 2016/17 revenue Year-on-year
local currency
UK & Ireland 4% 3% 6%
Nordics 15% 1% (1)%
Southern Europe 24% 6% 5%
CWS 38% 34% n/a
Group 8% 3% 4%

1 Like-for-like revenues are calculated based on Headline store and internet sales using constant exchange rates. New stores are included where they have been open for a full financial year both at the beginning and end of the financial period. Revenues from franchise stores are excluded and closed stores are excluded for any period of closure during either period. Customer support agreement, insurance and wholesale revenues along with revenue from Connected World Services and other non-retail businesses are excluded from like-for-like calculations. Revenues from Carphone Warehouse stores-within-a-store are included in like-for-like

In the UK & Ireland, like-for-like revenue improved by approximately 4% as a result of sales transferred from closed stores. This mainly affected UK&I electricals, where year-on-year sales for these products were +5% with like-for like revenue at +9%. We anticipate that this programme will be substantially complete by the end of the financial year.

Seb James, Group Chief Executive, said:

“I am pleased to be reporting another good Christmas period of growth – our fifth consecutive year. At a time of significant political uncertainty around the World, it was heartening to see that customers were choosing to enjoy the benefits that new technologies could bring to their lives during this holiday season. This year, as a result of our scale in all of our markets, we were able to offer prices that were truly ground-breaking during both our Black Friday week and our annual Boxing Day week sales – while maintaining margins – and we believe that we have outperformed the market during the period. As a result, and despite the fact that there is quite a bit of the year to go, we anticipate a meaningful uplift in year-on-year profitability this year over last and confirm our outlook in line with market consensus at £475m-£495m of headline profit before tax for the year ending 29 April 2017.

It was interesting to see the shape of peak trading this year: Black Friday was our biggest ever across the Group and in the UK we saw trading stretch further across the week as well. Customers across the Nordics have taken Black Friday truly to their hearts, although the Nordic market was a little quieter than normal across the period. The Nordic team took the decision to optimise margins which were up year-on-year as a consequence. In all markets it was a strong year online with significant growth, including white goods. Patchy availability of the larger, higher margin phones and tablets made these categories tougher this year but – on the other hand – offers up opportunities for next year where we do not expect the same issues. Large screen TV, in our view a bellweather for consumer sentiment, showed a solid performance over peak in all markets which we were glad to see. Finally, the KNOWHOW trial in Leeds is achieving fantastic NPS levels and we are also delighted to welcome a very experienced and senior CEO for this division, Feilim Mackle, with a remit to transform and grow our successful services proposition.

Generating a successful Christmas means starting planning in January, and the teams are already hard at work making sure that our next Christmas season will be even better. I would like to thank my remarkable, hard-working and resilient colleagues for the time and effort that they have put in over this holiday period to achieve these results. I am very proud to be a part of this great company, as we look forward to another year of innovation and growth.”

Investor and analyst webcast

There will be a management presentation for investors and analysts at 09:00 am (GMT) this morning. The presentation will be broadcast on our website, via a listen-in only webcast.

Dial-in – UK/Int’l: +44 (0) 20 3059 8125; passcode: 6389 (to be quoted to the operator)

Seven-day replay – UK/Int’l: +44 (0) 121 260 4861; passcode: 5028006 followed by #

Next announcement

The Group will publish its Q4 trading update Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Information on Dixons Carphone plc is available at

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About Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, CurrysPCWorld and Simplifydigital in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services (including honeyBee software products), PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.

Certain statements made in this announcement are forward-looking. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any expected future events or results referred to in these forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable laws, regulations or accounting standards, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Information contained on the Dixons Carphone plc website or the Twitter feed does not form part of this announcement and should not be relied on as such.


Kate Ferry
IR, PR & Corporate Affairs Director
+44 (0)7748 933 206

Mark Reynolds
Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)7979 696 498

Hannah Collyer
Head of Media Relations
+44 (0)7834 256 775

Nick Cosgrove, Helen Smith
Brunswick Group
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Source: Dixons Carphone

Carphone Warehouse’s 4G mobile network iD Mobile reaches 500,000 contract customers

  • iD Mobile sees accelerated growth since May 2015 launch – the fastest growing MVNO ever on postpay

London, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — iD Mobile, the 4G mobile network from Carphone Warehouse, has reached a customer base of 500,000 contract customers since the service launched in May 2015. Accelerated recent growth has seen iD acquire 250,000 new contract customers in less than eight months since its one year anniversary.

iD Mobile was born out of listening to consumers and understanding their frustrations and needs, which has allowed iD to deliver customer focused innovation to the UK market. For example, it was the first UK operator to introduce Data Rollover for its customers automatically and at no extra cost, a move which has led to the launch of similar services by other operators.

2017 has already seen the iD brand continue to evolve. iD launched a new *“data cushion” offer with selected contract handset deals. Customers automatically receive an emergency 10 GB 4G data pot that they can use at any point during their contract. In addition, customers can now choose between adding Data Rollover or Capping on all its 30 day rolling contract SIMO plans, providing more choice, flexibility and even better value.

Adam Dunlop, General Manager at iD Mobile, comments: “We recognise that more than ever before, customers have a choice about where they purchase mobile services. Our aim is to address customer needs in new and innovative ways, while always offering great value for money on 4G data with our SIM only deals or the latest handsets. We would like to thank all our customers for placing their confidence in us since we launched 20 months ago. The first half a million contract customers is just the start from iD and we will shortly be announcing some exciting new developments to add to our offer for both new and existing customers.”

Alongside its range of market leading SIM only and handset propositions, iD has been busy building its brand awareness, embracing a number of new marketing initiatives. The latest is a six month sponsorship of Family Guy, on ITV2 to build brand awareness on a mass scale. This has coincided with the launch of a market-leading prepay offer last month and new functionality in the iD app, which is used by over 70% of the iD customer base.

For more information, go to: or visit a Carphone Warehouse store.

Notes to editors:

*Data Cushion was launched as a trial on 12th December 2016. ‘Data Cushion’ provides users with a free 10GB pot of emergency data available for the duration of their contracts and is available on a range of Samsung handset plans from the network.

Customers who buy a 24-month plan with at least 2GB data on selected handsets, will get a free 10GB ‘Data Cushion’, allowing them to dip into the data pot if they go over their monthly allowance. This is valid for the duration of the plan, and users can monitor via the iD Mobile app or My Account online.


Product Upfront Cost Monthly Package Data Minutes Texts
Samsung A3 £0.00 £19.50 2GB 600 5,000
Samsung A5 £19.99 £21.50 2GB 600 5,000
Samsung S6 £29.99 £25.50 2GB 600 5,000
Samsung S6 Edge £49.99 £27.50 2GB 600 5,000
Samsung S7 £19.99 £31.50 2GB 600 5,000

Launched in May 2015, iD UK is Carphone Warehouse’s ground-breaking new 4G network. Its flexible 4G plans are amongst some of the best value in the UK. These range from great value SIM Only deals, to plans that include the very latest flagship smartphones.

iD UK is built around its customers, and puts them firmly in control – they can cap their monthly spend, roll over unused data to the next month, and even roam in 29 countries at no extra cost. iD UK customers can manage their account online or by using the free iD UK smartphone app, where they can buy add-ons, and view their usage whilst they’re on the move. iD UK runs on the Three network.

About Dixons CarphoneDixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, CurrysPCWorld and Simplifydigital in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services (including honeyBee software products), PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.

0207 544 3600

Source: Dixons Carphone

Cabela’s Incorporated to release 4Q and full year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 16, 2017

SIDNEY, Neb, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) announced today (Jan. 19, 2017) it is scheduled to release fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Cabela’s will not host a conference call with analysts and investors or provide guidance in connection with the results and does not plan to do so for future quarters while the acquisition of the Company by Bass Pro Shops is pending.

About Cabela’s Incorporated

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.

Investors Contact:
Cabela’s Incorporated
Andrew Weingardt

Media Contact:
Cabela’s Incorporated

Source: Cabela’s Incorporated

Michael Kors Holdings Limited to report its 3Q FY 2017 financial results on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LONDON, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) today (JANUARY 17, 2017) announced that it plans to report its third quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, before the market opens. The Company also plans to hold a conference call to discuss its financial results the same day at 8:00 a.m. ET.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available in the investor relations section of the Company’s website,

In addition, a replay of the call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available until February 14, 2017. To access the telephone replay, listeners should dial (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671 for international callers. The access code for the replay is 8415120. A replay of the web cast will also be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain on the website for 90 days.

About Michael Kors Holdings Limited
Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated, either directly or through licensing partners, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Investor Relations:
ICR, Inc.
Jean Fontana

Media Relations:
ICR, Inc.
Alecia Pulman

Source: Michael Kors Holdings Limited

NCR Corporation to release its 4Q and full-year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Duluth, Ga., 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results after the market close on Thursday, February 9, 2017. A conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the same day.

Participants should plan to access the call 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure a smooth connection. Details are as follows:

Dial in Number Passcode Time/Date
Conference call




4:30 p.m. EST, February 9, 2017

The live conference call, replay and slides will also be available at

To listen to a replay of this conference call, please register here using the passcode: 5508697.

For any difficulties accessing the conference call, please contact Mary Burke from NCR at (678) 808-7643.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

Web site: |
Twitter: @NCRCorporation

Investor Contact:

Michael Nelson
NCR Corporation

Media Contact:
Scott Sykes
NCR Corporation

Source: NCR Corporation

Alibaba becomes the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner of the Olympic Channel

Breakthrough partnership will support the IOC and the Olympic Movement achieve Olympic Agenda 2020 vision in a new digital era

Davos, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today (19 January 2017 ) jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028. Joining The Olympic Partner (TOP) worldwide sponsorship programme, Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner, as well as a Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel.

The partnership was announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with IOC President Thomas Bach, Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma and Alibaba Group Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang.

Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, said: “In this new digital world, Alibaba is uniquely positioned to help the IOC achieve a variety of key objectives outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, while positively shaping the future of the Olympic Movement. This is a ground-breaking, innovative alliance, and will help drive efficiencies in the organisation of the Olympic Games through 2028, whilst also supporting the global development of digital opportunities including the Olympic Channel.”

“Alibaba’s partnership with the IOC is built on a foundation of shared values and a common vision for connecting the world and enriching people’s lives,” said Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. “We are proud to support Olympic Agenda 2020, using our innovations and technologies to help evolve the Olympic Games for the digital era.”

Through this partnership, Alibaba’s contributions to the Olympic Movement will include:

  • best-in-class cloud computing infrastructure and cloud services to help the Olympic Games operate more efficiently, effectively and securely, including supporting big data analytics requirements;
  • the creation of a global e-commerce platform for Olympic stakeholders to engage and connect with fans seeking official Olympic licensed products manufactured by the Olympic parties’ official licensees, and selected sports products, on a worldwide basis; and
  • leveraging Alibaba’s leading digital media technologies and know-how to develop and customise the Olympic Channel for a Chinese audience.

“Alibaba is proud to empower the International Olympic Committee in a game-changing digital transformation, while moving another step closer toward our goal to serve 2 billion consumers,” said Daniel Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group. “We will leverage our experience in serving a young user base to help connect more young people to the Olympic Movement, helping to strengthen our brand through this historic partnership.”

Tsunekazu Takeda, the IOC’s Marketing Commission Chair, said: “We are delighted to be working in the long term with Alibaba for the benefit of the Olympic Movement. This strategic partnership underlines the global appeal of the Olympic values and opens an exciting new chapter in this digital age.”

Alibaba is the first company to make a long-term commitment to the IOC through 2028 and the first Chinese company to commit to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

Alibaba will support the organisers of each edition of the Olympic Games, and the Olympic Movement around the world. These rights will include advertising and promotional use of Olympic marks and imagery from the Olympic Games as well as marks from the National Olympic Committees.

Alibaba’s global activation rights will include the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games in 2024, 2026 and 2028 in cities yet to be selected by the IOC.

Conference Call Details:

Alibaba Group and the IOC will host a conference call to discuss this new global partnership at 3 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. EST on 19 January 2017.

Dial & Conference ID:

  • International: +65 6713 5330
  • US: +1 844 760 0770
  • UK: +44 203 713 5084
  • Hong Kong: +852 3018 8307
  • Conference ID: 56463850

A digital recording of the conference call will be available for replay two hours after completion through 22 January. To access:

Webcast of Press Conference

The press conference will be webcast live and archived by the World Economic Forum at the following link:

About the IOC
The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers, which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.25 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.

About Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. It envisions that its customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that it will be a company that lasts at least 102 years.

For more information and corporate b-roll visit Alibaba’s new corporate site

IOC Media Relations Team:

Tel: +41 21 621 6000
Or visit our website at

Videos: YouTube:

Broadcast quality footage: IOC Newsroom:

Photos: For an extensive selection of photos available shortly after each event, follow IOC on Flickr. To request archive photos and footage, please contact:

Source: Alibaba Group

Alibaba Cloud, National University of Singapore and EZ-Link to boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities

Singapore, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and EZ-Link, Singapore’s largest issuer of Contactless e-Purse Application (CEPAS) compliant cards, today (Alibaba Group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities.

The collaboration between the three organizations will bolster the University’s data science curriculum and pave the way for a pilot data analytics project with EZ-Link. It will also help build local IT skillsets, meet enterprise demands and support the research and development of advanced technologies in the Big Data era.

Mr. Ethan Yu, Vice President of Alibaba Group and General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Global said, “Singapore has been a pioneer in fostering innovation and technological disruption in Asia, and we are proud to contribute to the nation’s development through our partnership with NUS and EZ-Link. By leveraging the expertise of academia, the government and enterprises, we intend to raise the bar in nurturing talent, business and communities to reach new frontiers of the digital economy.”

Alibaba Cloud will contribute USD 500,000 in cloud credits towards the use of its cloud platform and data centres by students and researchers from NUS for academic and research purposes. IT experts from Alibaba Cloud will also offer hands-on lessons on the use of Alibaba Cloud’s platform for NUS staff and students.

In addition, Alibaba Cloud and NUS will collaborate in the areas of cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and interactive digital media, as well as identifying opportunities for joint research projects and information exchange.

“NUS contributes to Singapore’s vision of becoming a digital economy through our University’s strengths – creating value through fundamental and applied research, and training the next generation of digital talent. By working with Alibaba Cloud, a global cloud leader, we can tap into its extensive ecosystem and technology capabilities for these efforts. The partnership with Alibaba Cloud and EZ-Link further demonstrates the close collaboration between academia and industry in solving real-world problems, and will help contribute towards a future, cashless Singapore,” said Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology).”

The collaboration provides a platform for all three organizations to work collectively on harnessing data and translating it into ready-to-implement solutions which will positively impact Singaporeans and businesses. Alibaba Cloud and NUS are currently working with EZ-Link to analyze card usage patterns across the EZ-Link card schemes, service touch points, and customer segments to improve customer experience and create better services via real-time insights.

“The MoU signing with Alibaba Cloud and NUS is a momentous step for EZ-Link, demonstrating our commitment to embrace the power of data analytics to drive next-generation cashless possibilities for our customers. Alibaba Cloud’s global technological prowess, NUS’ growing digital know-how and EZ-Link’s cashless expertise will provide a robust framework to convert usage pattern data into actionable intelligence. It will move our customers into an era whereby they will be served according to their behaviour, interests and needs,” said Mr. Nicholas Lee, Chief Executive Officer of EZ-Link Pte Ltd.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including customers, sellers and other businesses participating in Alibaba Group’s online and mobile commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud is a business of Alibaba Group.

About National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 30 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore’s fifth RCE. The University has established many research partnerships and joint laboratories with academic institutions, industry leaders and government agencies. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

For more information on NUS, please visit

About EZ-Link Pte Ltd
EZ-Link’s core business is in the sale, distribution and management of EZ-Link cards, as well as the clearing and settlement of all EZ-Link card transactions generated in transit and non-transit (retail/merchant) sectors. To date, more than 17 million new CEPAS-compliant EZ-Link cards have been issued. In 2015, EZ-Link unveiled two new innovations in Singapore, EZ-Charms, the first non-card form factor, as well as the “EZ-Link Rewards with Perx” to reward commuters for using public transport with the EZ-Link card. EZ-Link continues to set new cashless trends with the “My EZ-Link Mobile” application, the world’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile application for contactless card top-ups; “EZ-Link NFC SIM”, the first NFC payment service on Singapore’s public transit; and “EZ-Pay”, Singapore’s first free card-less ERP payment service.

Media Contacts:

Alibaba Cloud
Sindy Shi
Alibaba Group
+86 150 2192 5635

Sheena Cheong
Text100 Global Communications
+65 6603 9017

National University of Singapore
Goh Yu Chong
Manager, Media Relations
Office of Corporate Relations
National University of Singapore
+65 6601 16533

Sherman Peh
The Right Spin Pte Ltd
DID: +65 6325 5927

Janice Xu
Manager, Marketing Communications
EZ-Link Pte Ltd

Source: Alibaba Group

Kroger family of stores to fill 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today ( Jan. 23, 2017) announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

The company also announced that its total active workforce grew by more than 12,000 associates in 2016. Over the last eight years, Kroger has created more than 86,000 permanent, new jobs. These figures do not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor do they include increases due to the company’s mergers. Kroger and its subsidiaries today employ more than 443,000 associates.

“Kroger’s growth trajectory continues to create opportunities for our people to advance their careers – and to do that in a fun, team environment with great benefits,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. “We’re looking for associates who are passionate about people and about food, and who want to make a difference for our customers, communities and each other.”

“Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” he added, noting that about 70 percent of Kroger’s store managers started as part-time clerks.

Kroger also hired more than 9,000 veterans in 2016, and has hired more than 44,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation’s 23 million veterans through “Honoring Our Heroes,” a multi-faceted program the company designed to show the company’s deep gratitude to military service men and women and their families. In addition, Kroger is proud to have helped the “100,000 Jobs Mission” surpass its original goal in January 2014, seven years early. The “100,000 Jobs Mission” is a coalition of more than 130 companies with the common goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

“All is Love” with Stella McCartney’s Summer 2017 ad campaign

Stella McCartney Unveils Summer 2017 Ad Campaign


London, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stella McCartney unveils her Summer 2017 ad campaign images. Shot amidst the murals of modernist icon Le Corbusier in the grounds of Eileen Gray’s famous villa  E-1027 in France’s Cote d’ Azur, the campaign captures the collection’s spirit of life and love with the ease of summer. Photographer Harley Weir captures the models from the designer’s summer runway show cast; Dilone, Alanna, Charlee Fraser and McKenna in a celebration of “All is Love” which is graphically emblazoned across the frame by contemporary artist Urs Fischer.

In addition to the print campaign, is a three part mood film: “Trust,” “Play” and “Dance” created in collaboration with choreographer Blanca Li.  The spirited film echo’s the runway show and further illustrates the collection in a play of movement and energy and will be revealed tomorrow, January 20th on, and the brand’s social media platforms.

The new campaign is a celebration of Stella’s signature designs inspired by women and the vibrancy of the season. Dilone, Alanna Arrington, Charlee and McKenna Hellam showcase this season’s signature textures and shapes as they clash and complement while creating a softness and serenity in movement. The girls are featured in tailored corsetry looks, eco-friendly smooth ultra-suede pieces, surf inspired lycra swimsuits and the new wicker finish Falabella Box bag.

The campaign will break in the March issues of titles including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Elle, V and Interview in the US as well as other international titles in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, China.


Stella McCartney is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Ms. Stella McCartney and Kering established in 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs.  The brand’s women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, lingerie, swimwear, fragrance, kids, adidas by Stella McCartney collections and the recently launched menswear range are available through 47 free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris and Milan as well around 600 wholesale accounts in key cities worldwide. For more information, visit:

Source: Stella McCartney


Diebold Nixdorf awarded as one of Northeast Ohio’s top corporate deal makers by ACG Cleveland

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf was awarded for being one of Northeast Ohio’s top corporate deal makers at ACG Cleveland’s 21st annual Deal Maker Awards, on January 19 in Cleveland.  The recognition is based on Diebold Nixdorf’s demonstrated accomplishments in strategic financial transactions, merger and acquisition activity.

Diebold Nixdorf has been executing an aggressive strategy designed to create the premier self-service company for financial and retail markets.  Most notably, the recent combination of Diebold, Incorporated and Wincor Nixdorf, a Germany-based world leader in providing IT solutions and services to retail banks and retail industry created “Diebold Nixdorf”, and leads the way for the new company’s transformation into a world-class, services-led and software-enabled company, supported by innovative hardware.  The acquisition provided significant strategic opportunities and synergies, and expanded the company’s global presence.

Diebold Nixdorf is honored to be a part of the Northeast Ohio community’s progress, and maintains its intense focus on consistently performing at the highest levels to provide the best customer experience possible, and fuel the local economic and market growth that ACG Cleveland strives to advance.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Visit for more information.


Michael Jacobsen, APR
Media Relations
Phone: +1 330.490.3796

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

Rakuten and Marubeni Power Retail Corporation to enhance their services for low-voltage power users

Tokyo, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Marubeni Power Retail Corporation today (January 19, 2017) entered a comprehensive business alliance agreement on the promotion of purchases and utilization of electricity and other commodities for low-voltage power.

Through the agreement, the areas of the partnership will be expanded into the various services offered by the Rakuten Group. In addition, by leveraging the over 50 years of knowhow of the electricity business that Marubeni Power Retail has cultivated within the Marubeni Group and the strengths of Rakuten Group, such as its experience in internet services, the Rakuten Super Points loyalty program and the broad Rakuten membership base, the two companies aim to enhance their services for low-voltage power users

Rakuten and Marubeni Power Retail will launch a campaign in which users who simultaneously sign up for both Rakuten’s low-voltage power supply service, Machi Denki*1, and Rakuten Mobile, will receive 3,000 Rakuten Super Points. In addition, users who sign up for “Machi Denki” during the campaign period can receive up to 2,000 Rakuten Super Points. In order to make payment more convenient, users will have the option to pay monthly fees using Rakuten Super Points beginning with their payment for March 2017.

Since Rakuten and Marubeni Power Retail launched a business alliance in the power retail business for low-voltage users in September 2015, the two companies have been expanding the scope of their services, including power supply services under brokerage arrangements, mainly to Rakuten Ichiba merchants and low-voltage non-residential users*2, such as corporations contracting with Rakuten Communications Corporation*3. The two companies also began accepting credit card payment for low-voltage residential users*4 from November 30, 2016, and carried out a special campaign aimed at users of Rakuten Card*5. These activities have proved that the Rakuten Ecosystem model, with its single membership shared between each its services, can also be effectively utilized in the power retail market, and have prompted the two companies to conclude an agreement today to further accelerate efforts to acquire customers towards April 2017, when the gas retail market is set for liberalization, one year after the full liberalization of the power retail market.

By strengthening their partnership, Rakuten and Marubeni Power Retail will provide high value-added energy services to accommodate the diversification of customer needs resulting from the full liberalization of the electricity and gas retail markets, further contributing to the healthy competition and development of the Japanese energy market.

About Rakuten, Inc.

Name: Rakuten, Inc.

Founded: 1997

Main Businesses: Rakuten operates a wide variety of internet services, such as e-commerce, eBooks, and travel, as well as financial services. Rakuten’s energy services were established in June 2013

Head Office Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Representative: Chairman and CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani


About Marubeni Power Retail Corporation

Name: Marubeni Power Retail Corporation

Founded: 2011

Main Businesses:

1. Electricity trading business, and its agency and brokerage

2. Construction of power plants, electricity generation, and its agency and brokerage

Head Office Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Representative: Representative Director and President, Daisuke Nishiyama


*1 “Machi Denki” is the low-voltage power supply services of Rakuten’s energy business, “Rakuten Energy,” for small-scale business operators and other power users.

*2 Low-voltage non-residential users are non-residential users who sign up for low-voltage electricity.

*3 Press Release: Rakuten Communications Starts Offering Rakuten’s Power Service “Machi Denki” (Japanese)

*4 Press Release: Rakuten Energy Starts Offering Credit Card-Based Payment for Power Rates (Japanese)

*5 Low-voltage residential users are residential users who sign up for low-voltage electricity.

Campaign Overviews

Campaign 1

Overview: Users who sign up for both “Machi Denki” and Rakuten Mobile during the campaign period and enter the campaign can receive 3,000 Rakuten Super Points

Period: 10:00 February 15, 2017, through 9:59 May 15, 2017

Campaign 2

Overview: Users who sign up for eligible “Machi Denki” plans during the campaign period, meet other conditions for participation in the campaign and enter the campaign can receive up to 2,000 Rakuten Super Points

Period: 10:00 February 6, 2017, through 1:59 March 9, 2017

Target and points:

2,000 Rakuten Super Points to users who sign up for Standard Plan 50A/60A/Premium Plan

1,000 Rakuten Super Points to users who sign up for Standard Plan 30A/40A

*For users in Kansai and Chugoku areas, 1,000 Rakuten Super Points will be awarded upon signing up to either of the Standard Plans, while 2,000 Rakuten Super Points will be awarded to those who sign up to the Premium Plan.

Eligibility: All users who sign up for “Machi Denki” during the campaign period

*For details on other conditions, please see the campaign page on the “Machi Denki” website after the campaign begins.

Source: Rakuten, Inc.

GameStop raised more than $2.4 million during its 2016 holiday fundraising campaign for Make-A-Wish®

GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the 2016 holiday season, GameStop, a global family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, invited its customers and associates to be game changers by raising money and awareness for Make-A-Wish®. More than $2.4 million was raised through the fundraising campaign to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

For the third annual in-store campaign, GameStop expanded its fundraising efforts on a global scale to include its ThinkGeek, Simply Mac and AT&T Spring Mobile stores in the U.S., and EB Games stores in Canada. The success of this year’s campaign is a direct result of the generous giving spirit from these communities.

GameStop associates and customers were motivated by wish kid Stewart, who served as the Wish Kid Ambassador for the 2016 holiday campaign. Earlier this year, Stewart and his family were flown to Anaheim, Calif., under the guise of being the Wish Kid Ambassador, and instead was surprised on-stage in front of 5,000 GameStop associates that his wish to go behind-the-scenes and see how video games are made would be coming true the next day thanks to Activision!

“We set out in 2016 with a corporate social responsibility vision to use gaming, technology and geek fanaticism for the Power of Good,” said Rob Lloyd, chief financial officer of GameStop and Make-A-Wish® North Texas board member. “Our holiday fundraising campaign demonstrates how collectively our associates and customers, across all our brands in the U.S. and Canada, are passionate about the great work Make-A-Wish does for children in need. We are excited to see what we can accomplish together for Make-A-Wish during 2017- the 10-year anniversary of our partnership.”

GameStop has been a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish since 2007, raising nearly $6 million. Currently, an average of one wish kid per day specifically requests a shopping spree at GameStop as part of their wish. To date, more than 2,000 wish kids have benefited from GameStop’s generosity through gift cards they provide to enhance these shopping sprees and electronics wishes.

“Research shows that a wish has a lasting and substantial impact on the emotional and physical health of children fighting critical illnesses,” said David Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. “For 10 years, GameStop has continued to increase their support of our mission and our goal to reach every eligible child through this in-store campaign, hosting wishes daily, and enhancing the wish experience for thousands of wish kids. They have truly made a significant impact on the lives of wish kids and their families.”

About GameStop
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes;, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek,, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac,, operates 70 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile,, sells all of AT&T’s products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,429 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at

About Make-A-Wish®
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

Media Contacts:
Martha Sotelo
GameStop – Corporate Social Responsibility

Casey Thompson
Make-A-Wish America

Source: GameStop Corp.

Prada opens its second store in Manila, Philippines

Milan, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prada opens its second store in Manila, Philippines, inside the prestigious Solaire Resort and Casino.

The space covers a total surface area of 105 square metres on a single level and houses the women’s and men’s leather goods and accessories collections.

The façade is defined by a backlit white canvas curtain enclosed in a crystal box, which frames the entrance, the wide light-boxes and the display windows.

The space is characterized by the signature black-and-white marble chequered flooring, a legacy of Prada identity worldwide, reinterpreted in an original way through geometric- patterned carpeting. The walls, covered with fabric in the shades of green, are graced by the classic Prada display niches.

Steel and glass countertops with brightly colored displays and Osvaldo Borsani’s green velvet chairs, reproduced exclusively for Prada, enrich the atmosphere.

Prada Press Office
Tel. +39.02.541921

Source: Prada

Lenta Ltd. to release its sales and operating results for 4Q and full year of 2016 on 26th January 2017

St-Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta Ltd, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) (“Lenta”), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce it will release its consolidated sales and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016 on 26th January 2017. Lenta will also host an Analyst and Investor Conference Call on the same day to discuss the results.

Conference call details:

Date: Thursday, 26th January 2017

Time: 17:00 (Moscow time), 14:00 (UK time), 09:00 (EST)

Jan Dunning, Chief Executive Officer
Jago Lemmens, Chief Financial Officer
Albert Avetikov, Director for Investor Relations

To participate in the conference call, please dial:


  • +7 495 213 1767


  • +44 330 336 9105 (local access)
  • 0800 358 6377 (toll free)


  • +1 719 457 2086 (local access)
  • 800 274 0251 (toll free)

Conference ID: 7854062 or quote the conference call title: “Lenta Ltd. 4Q and FY 2016 Operational results”

The consolidated sales and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2016 and the respective presentation will be published at 10:00am Moscow time (07:00am UK time) and will be available at:

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fifth largest retail chain (in terms of 2015 sales). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 190 hypermarkets in 771 cities across Russia and 50 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,146,542 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,800 sq.m. The Company operates five owned hypermarket distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed 38,414 people as of 31st December 20152.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, all of whom are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business can be seen here.

1 According to Lenta’s methodology for calculating number of cities of presence, since 1 May 2015 all cities located in Moscow City and the Moscow region are shown as Moscow, and all cities located in the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg are shown as St. Petersburg.

2 FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 2015 was 31,307 employees.

For further information please visit, or contact:

Albert Avetikov
Director for Investor Relations
+7 812 363 28 44

International Media:
David Westover and Marina Zakharova
Тel: +44 207 282 2886

FTI Consulting
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov and Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23

Source: Lenta

Lenta signs agreements with ADG Group for 36 locations of future Lenta supermarkets in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX:LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, has signed lease contracts with Edisonenergo LLC, part of the ADG Group real estate development company, who are building a network of neighborhood shopping and entertainment centers across Moscow’s residential areas.

The agreements cover 36 locations for future Lenta supermarkets in Moscow shopping and entertainment centers currently under construction. All the centers are to be reconstructed on the sites of former Moscow cinemas. Each center will have an individual architectural style while delivering the concept of the project as a whole.

Attractively located in the middle of high traffic residential areas, the neighborhood shopping and entertainment centers are intended to meet the daily shopping and leisure needs of local residents. Each center will be a multi-functional space providing a wide range of consumer outlets, entertainment, and essential services, including social, cultural, and educational facilities which will draw citizens to visit them frequently.

A total of around 47,000 square meters will be leased by Lenta under ruble denominated 15 year contracts. All the rented areas conform to the specifications of Lenta’s ‘supermarket’ format, with each store’s total space varying from 740 sq m to 1,800 sq m.

The first supermarkets are scheduled to start operations in the end of 2018 with the remainder opening in 2019.

Jan Dunning, CEO of Lenta said: “Customer reaction to Lenta’s supermarket concept has been very positive since the first store was opened in Moscow in 2013 and we are pleased with the performance of our 36 existing stores in the city. We are accelerating growth in this format and this important agreement with ADG supports our strategy by adding a further 36 stores in attractive high traffic sites. We have a strong pipeline and will continue to add stores through our normal development process, giving us the potential to reach well over 100 supermarkets in Moscow within the next three years or so.”

Grigory Pechersky, Managing Director of ADG Group said: “We are offering our business partner an efficient and scalable way to expand its network across Moscow.  The main feature of our project is that we put hospitality and customer service before concrete and square footage aiming to become the leader of the local district neighborhood.

We are confident that people living close to our center will be visiting it two or three times a week.  Moreover, the exceptionally favorable locations and the use of advanced technologies and flexible formats make us uniquely positioned to be the first in the market to offer access to a loyal customer base of 2.5 million people residing within 15 minutes walking distance.  We will provide not just a shopping experience venue – we will become an integral part of our customers’ lives.”

Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fifth largest retail chain (in terms of 2015 sales). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 190 hypermarkets in 77 cities across Russia and 50 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,146,542 sq m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,800 sq m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 1,000 sq m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 34,134 people as of 30 June 2016 1.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.
For further information please visit,


Anna Meleshina
Public Relations & Government Affairs Director
Tel: +7 812 363 28 53

Anastasia Kuznetsova
Corporate Communications Manager
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97

FTI Consulting
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23

About ADG Group
ADG Group is a pioneering urban developer whose mission is to better serve the new expectations of modern Moscow. The company was founded in 2003 with the single-minded vision of expanding the major regional centres of Russia. By 2009, ADG Group’s portfolio of projects covered over 1 million square metres with successfully implemented projects right across the country, from Kaliningrad to Novosibirsk.

In December 2014 ADG Group won the Moscow Government auction for purchasing 39 Moscow obsolete movie theaters. Rebuilding work is starting in winter 2017, and the opening of the first Neighborhood centers is planned for 2018. The project mission is to restore in Moscow residential areas spaces for meeting with families and friends, shopping and entertainment.

The total GBA of 39 objects is 470,000 sq. m. After complete Neighborhood centers commissioning in 2019 ADG Group will become the Moscow’s largest commercial real estate owner by number of objects.

For further information about ADG Group please visit,


Dmitriy Yurtsvayg
Marketing Director
Tel: +7 (985) 920 29 96

1 FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 1H 2016 was 33,758 employees

Source: Lenta




Leger Uten Grenser og NorgesGruppen skal fortsette å jobbe sammen for å styrke det medisinske nødhjelpsarbeidet i verden. Den nye samarbeidsavtalen er på tre år.

Norway, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leger Uten Grenser mottok finansiell støtte fra NorgesGruppen første gang i 2003. Siden 2013 har Leger Uten Grenser og NorgesGruppen vært hovedsamarbeidspartnere, og nå forlenges avtalen for nye tre år.

– NorgesGruppen har stor glede av å kunne bidra til arbeidet som gjøres av heltene i Leger Uten Grenser rundt omkring i verden. Vi er en del av internasjonal verdikjede og har dermed et ansvar for å bidra til en positiv utvikling utover Norges grenser, sier Runar Hollevik, konsernsjef i NorgesGruppen.

NorgesGruppen ønsker å være både en moralsk og økonomisk støttespiller til Leger Uten Grenser. Avtalen har som mål å engasjere NorgesGruppens ansatte og kunder i det viktige arbeidet Leger Uten Grenser gjør.

– Støtte fra bedrifter er helt avgjørende for at organisasjonen kan opprettholde sin uavhengighet og mulighet til å bidra der nøden er størst. Sammen med NorgesGruppen har vi klart å skape engasjement og samle inn midler gjennom ulike kampanjer. Vi ser frem til å samarbeide i nye tre år, sier Erwin van’t Land, generalsekretær i Leger Uten Grenser.

Source: NorgesGruppen ASA





NorgesGruppen ønsker å fokusere på å styrke konkurransekraften til Dolly Dimple’s, etter at Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet sa nei til alliansen med Peppes Pizza.

Norway, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vi skal satse offensivt for å ytterligere posisjonere Dolly Dimple’s for vekst. Dette innebærer at vi nå rekrutterer ny daglig leder og økonomisjef, videreutvikler vår konkurransekraft og investerer i merkevaren, sier daglig leder i NorgesGruppen Servicehandel, Marianne Ødegaard Ribe.

Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet fattet i dag fredag 20. januar vedtak om å si nei til sammenslåingen av Peppes Pizza og Dolly Dimple’s. Umoe Restaurants, som eier Peppes Pizza, henvendte seg til NorgesGruppen Servicehandel for en stund tilbake med forespørsel om sammenslåing. Nærings- og fiskeridepartementet mener at en allianse mellom partene ville ha svekket konkurransen i markedet.

– Vi er stolte av innsatsviljen og motivasjonen til alle våre ansatte og franchisetakere, som har vært gjennom en uforutsigbar tid mens denne prosessen har pågått, sier Marianne.

Markedet har et stort og økende antall aktører som leverer pizza og andre måltidsløsninger, som alle konkurrerer om de samme kundene. Dolly Dimple´s har totalt 42 restauranter, herav 14 franchise-eide. I 2016 ble Dolly Dimple´s Lambertseter åpnet. Dolly Dimple´s har den siste tiden gjennomført flere salgsutløsende og synlige markedsføringskampanjer, og vant blant annet gull for beste kreative kommunikasjon i Norge med kampanjen Helt Texas.


Ingrid Solberg Gundersen
Kommunikasjonssjef Konserninformasjon

Source: Norges Gruppen


NorgesGruppen bli deleier i SVENSK DAGLIGVARESELSKAP Eurocash med 49% eierandel

NorgesGruppen bli deleier i SVENSK DAGLIGVARESELSKAP Eurocash med 49% eierandel


Axfood har signert en avtale om å kjøpe Eurocash Food AB, og NorgesGruppen vil deretter bli deleier i Eurocash med 49% eierandel. Axfood vil forbli majoritetseier i Eurocash med 51% eierandel.

Norway, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eurocash Food AB har åtte dagligvarebutikker ved grensen mellom Norge og Sverige. Sameiet i Eurocash vil bidra til å styrke samarbeidet mellom Axfood og NorgesGruppen, som i flere år har hatt et samarbeid gjennom den nordiske innkjøpsorganisasjonen United Nordic.

-Vi har et godt samarbeid med Axfood og vil med denne overtakelsen forsterke vår relasjon, sier konsernsjef Runar Hollevik i NorgesGruppen. For å være attraktive nok for forbrukerne i årene fremover er det viktig for oss å øke vår kunnskap om markeder utover våre landegrenser, sier Hollevik.

-Samarbeidet med NorgesGruppen gir oss verdifull erfaring, og vi ser frem til å eie Eurocash i fellesskap, sier konsernsjef Anders Strålman i Axfood.

Deleierskapet i svenske Eurocash er en nysatsing for NorgesGruppen i markeder utenfor Norge. Eierandelen vil gi NorgesGruppen mer kunnskap om blant annet forbrukertrender, handlemønstre og vareutvalg.

Selgere av Eurocash Food AB er Conceptor Handel AS.


  • Eurocash Food AB har dagligvareprofilene Eurocash (lavpris) og Strömstad Mat (supermarked). Eurocash benytter Axfood (Dagab) som hovedgrossist og leverandør av butikkdata.
  • Axfood driver detalj- og grossisthandel med dagligvarer, gjennom kjedene Willy:s (lavpris), Hemköp (supermarked), samt nærbutikk-konseptene «Handlar’n» og «Tempo» har en samlet markedsandel på ca. 20 %. Selskapet er børsnotert i Stockholm, med familieselskapet Axel Johnson AB som hovedeier med 50,1 % av aksjene.


Ingrid Solberg Gundersen
Kommunikasjonssjef Konserninformasjon

Source: Norges Gruppen





Schönbühl, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seit Sommer 2016 ist die Überbauungsordnung «Märithalle» in Zweisimmen genehmigt. Die Migros Aare möchte auf dem Areal einen neuen Supermarkt, einen Denner, eine Drittmietfläche und Miet-wohnungen realisieren. Falls alles nach Plan läuft, könnten die Läden im Herbst 2018 eröffnen.

Die Genossenschaft Migros Aare hat die Parzelle «Märithalle» in Zweisimmen nach der Genehmigung der Überbauungsordnung im Sommer 2016 gekauft und die Planung für die neue Überbauung in Angriff genommen. Das Gesuch für den Abbruch der alten Markthalle wurde eingereicht und liegt auf. Das Baugesuch für den Neubau wird in den nächsten Wochen ebenfalls eingereicht. Momentan geht die Migros Aare von einem Baubeginn im Sommer 2017 aus. Verläuft die Bauphase gemäss Planung, ist die Eröffnung des Neubaus auf Herbst 2018 realistisch.

Einkaufen und Wohnen
Die Migros Aare plant auf dem Areal «Märithalle» eine neue Migros-Filiale mit einer Verkaufsfläche von rund 850 Quadratmetern, einen Denner von rund 350 Quadratmetern Grösse und eine etwa 80 Quadratmeter grosse Drittmietfläche. Ausserdem sollen im Obergeschoss gut 20 Mietwohnungen entstehen, die ebenfalls auf Herbst 2018 bezugsbereit wären.

Andrea Bauer
Mediensprecherin Migros Aare
TEL: +41 58 565 87 08

Source: Migros