Brixmor Property Group CEO and President James Taylor to present at Citi 2017 Global Property CEO Conference in Hollywood, Florida

NEW YORK, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) today (Feb. 23, 2017) announced that James Taylor, Chief Executive Officer and President, will present at the Citi 2017 Global Property CEO Conference in Hollywood, Florida on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 11:35 AM ET to 12:10 PM ET.

Event: Brixmor Property Group Presentation at Citi 2017 Global Property CEO Conference

When: 11:35 AM ET, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Live Webcast: Citi Global Property CEO Presentation under the Investors tab at

A replay of the webcast will be available through June 4, 2017.

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About Brixmor Property Group
Brixmor Property Group, a real estate investment trust (REIT), is a leading owner and operator of high-quality, open-air shopping centers. The Company’s more than 500 retail centers comprise 86 million square feet in established trade areas across the nation and are supported by a diverse mix of highly productive non-discretionary and value-oriented retailers, as well as consumer-oriented service providers. Brixmor is committed to maximizing the value of its portfolio by prioritizing investments, cultivating relationships and capitalizing on embedded growth opportunities through driving rents, increasing occupancy and pursuing value-enhancing reinvestment opportunities. Headquartered in New York City, Brixmor is a partner to more than 5,500 best-in-class national, regional and local tenants and is the largest landlord to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.

SOURCE: Brixmor Property Group Inc.

Prada unveiled its Fall/Winter 2017 Women’s collection in the Via Fogazzaro fashion show

Milan, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On February 23rd, 2017, Prada unveils its Fall/Winter 2017 Women’s collection in the Via Fogazzaro fashion show space in Milan.

Fashion is about the everyday and the everyday is the political stage of our freedoms.

For the Prada Women’s Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show, AMO questions and looks at the role that women have in shaping modern society, their political participation and social achievements. In the current moment – one where we are confronted with several cultural uncertainties – it is hard to think that any form of creative production will be exiled from taking a position in favor of the liberal values we share. The scenography identifies the intangible centrality of the contemporary female role both at the domestic and public scale.

The set is organized concentrically: while the center maintains an intimate scale, the perimeter is conceived as an abstract exterior.

A continuous wooden partition divides the space into a series of consecutive sceneries.

This ideal boiserie traces sinuously along the perimeter of the rooms giving an intimate /controlled scale to the set. The sense of domesticity is amplified by the presence of beds, benches and ordinary lamps spread throughout the room defining the rhythm for the overall composition.

Beyond the boiserie, the existing wall is invaded by a series of posters that simulate an urban front.

For further information:
Prada Press Office
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Source: Prada

Food Marketing Institute presented at USDA’s 93rd Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Senior Director of Tax, Sustainability and Trade, Andrew Harig, spoke to an audience of agriculturists, food enthusiasts, economists and trade experts today at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 93rd Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Harig joined speakers Annemarie Kuhns, USDA Economist, and Richard Volpe, Professor at California Polytechnic University, on a panel relevant to the theme of this year’s event, A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture.

Harig spoke about the revolution in food retail as not being hyperbole, in part because the “new consumer” buying groceries today has a direct impact on the entire supply chain – from production to plate. While addressing the panel topics of food price inflation, and the implications these prices have for consumers, Harig also referenced FMI research suggesting that technological advances have reshaped the food shopping experience.

Harig maintained, “The food retail industry is positioned to change so dramatically that we will need to reimagine how we think about competition and how to be a retailer.”

He noted, “As Farm Bill discussions ramp up, FMI is pleased to engage with members of the supply chain to help shape the future of food.”

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit


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Source: FMI

Denmark’s Bankdata selects Diebold Nixdorf to manage its entire multivendor self-service network of 500 ATM

FREDERICIA, Denmark, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bankdata, one of Denmark’s largest financial IT service providers, has selected Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) to manage its entire multivendor self-service network of 500 automated teller machines (ATMs). As a result, Bankdata, which is owned by 11 Danish banks, will benefit from increased ATM availability which translates into more transactions and an improved experience for consumers.

Diebold Nixdorf’s self-service fleet management provides ATM monitoring services designed to prevent costly downtime incidents and deliver quick resolutions to any incidents which may occur. The company’s service technicians monitor system status 24/7 and can analyze data in real time. As part of this offering, Diebold Nixdorf will provide Bankdata with detailed diagnostic and availability reports and dashboards, which show real-time ATM network status and provide additional functionalities through new software releases.

“Transitioning the management of our self-service network to Diebold Nixdorf enables us to bring even more value to banks and their consumers,” said Søren Becher Andressen, Head of ATM at Bankdata. “Our approach to cross-channel operations requires a partner like Diebold Nixdorf that can accelerate the further development of our innovative self-service offerings and align it with the needs of our customers.”

Diebold Nixdorf will continuously collaborate with Bankdata to further develop ATM software applications as well as create new services as one of the banks’ key delivery channels in their evolving omnichannel strategy.

“Our global, scalable ATM management services are another key component of our connected commerce strategy,” said Olaf Heyden, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president, services. “We offer financial institutions and IT service providers, like Bankdata, a unique opportunity to drive operational excellence and ensure standardized processes for maximum system availability through our comprehensive managed service portfolio.”

About Bankdata
Bankdata was founded in 1966 and is centrally located in Denmark, with its headquarters in Fredericia. Bankdata is owned by 11 Danish banks, who are also customers. Bankdata provides complete IT solutions for the financial sector including the development of network and mobile banking, credit and advisory tools, support and security. For more information, visit

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. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit for more information.

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Steve Virostek

SOURCE: Diebold Nixdorf

InvenTrust Properties Corp. acquires The Shops at Town Center in Germantown, MD, for approximately $53.6 million

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or “the Company”) today (02/23/2017) announced that it has acquired The Shops at Town Center, a 125,000 square foot Safeway-anchored center located in Germantown, MD, for approximately $53.6 million.

“This transaction provides us with an opportunity to begin our expansion in the Washington, DC market,” said Michael E. Podboy, EVP – Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer of InvenTrust. “This property provides us with a strong submarket location in one of the country’s wealthiest counties, while giving us an opportunity to acquire a core grocer-anchored center located amidst a growing residential development.”

Christopher Covey, Senior Vice President of Transactions, added, “The acquisition of The Shops at Town Center is an exciting opportunity that we anticipate will drive long term value. The Shops at Town Center is an excellent fit for us as it has an exceptional geographic location, a strong tenant base, and stable cash flows. This acquisition builds on our existing strategy and will be accretive to our portfolio.”

The Shops at Town Center is located in Germantown, MD, just twenty-five miles northwest of Washington, DC. The center features national tenants such as Safeway, Chipotle, Baja Fresh, Sunco, and Verizon.

About InvenTrust Properties Corp.

InvenTrust Properties Corp. is a pure-play retail company with a focus on acquiring open-air centers with a disciplined approach, in key growth markets with favorable demographics. This acquisition strategy, along with our innovative and collaborative property management approach, ensures the success of both our tenants and business partners and drives net operating income growth for the Company. InvenTrust became a self-managed REIT in 2014 and as of September 30, 2016, is an owner and manager of 88 retail properties, representing 15.1 million square feet of retail space, and one non-core property.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical, including statements regarding management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, plans or predictions of the future and are typically identified by words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, our ability to integrate and successfully operate acquired properties and the risks associated with such properties. For further discussion of factors that could materially affect the outcome of our forward-looking statements and our future results and financial condition, see our filings with the securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Risk Factors included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by any subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, in each case as filed with the SEC. InvenTrust intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as may be required by applicable law. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

Dan Lombardo

Source: InvenTrust Properties Corp.

British singer Ellie Goulding launches her first shoe collection for DEICHMANN

Essen, Germany, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British singer Ellie Goulding is one of the few stars to compose their own songs and also perform perfectly on instruments such as guitar, drums and keyboard. She raced to the top of the charts with her contribution to the soundtrack of the blockbuster “50 Shades of Grey” and has been one of the most successful British solo artists in the past decade. With the Star Collection, her first shoe collection, in association with Europe’s largest shoe retailer DEICHMANN, she will also be rocking the shoe world from 1 March 2017.

Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding impresses not only with her stunning voice but also with her unusual style. This year, she is demonstrating her feel for the latest trends with the choice of an extensive shoe collection for DEICHMANN. “For me, shoes are an indication of what mood you are in. Launching a collection of my own gives me the opportunity to express my style. My collection includes shoes for any occasion – I really can’t decide if I like wearing heels or flats better – I am constantly changing it up “, says Ellie Goulding.

Sneakers, ethnic sandals, heels, wedges, espadrilles or mules – the “Ellie Goulding for DEICHMANN” collection is defined by the motto “Rock your Look”. Here, bright colours, extravagant shapes, individual trims or rock-star studs give the styles that certain something.

The accompanying campaign was shot in London by celebrity photographer Louie Banks, and styling was the task of Cher Coulter, who has already worked with stars such as Rosie Huntington-Whitley, Kirsten Dunst and Demi Moore. The director of the accompanying TV spot was no less than Emil Nava, famous for his creation of music videos for Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo.

The “Ellie Goulding for DEICHMANN” Collection will be available from 1 March 2017 in selected stores and in the online shop at Styles cost between €19.90 and €34.90.

Overall, the Collection will be sold in 21 European countries in DEICHMANN Group stores and online shops.

DEICHMANN SE, which has its headquarters in Essen, Germany, was founded in 1913 and is still 100% owned by the founding family. The company is a market leader in the European retail shoe trade and employs over 37,300 people worldwide. Branches are operated under the name of DEICHMANN in Germany, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, the Group is represented in Switzerland (Dosenbach/Ochsner/Ochsner Sport), the Netherlands (vanHaren) and the USA (Rack Room Shoes/Off Broadway). In Germany, Roland SE is also part of the corporate group. The company is represented in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with MyShoes SE.

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Schnucks’ to host annual sweepstakes contest, “Taste of Italy”

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Ciao, Bella! We’re off to Italy!” Yes, that could be you after your next shopping visit to your neighborhood Schnucks. Between Wednesday, February 22 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Schnucks’ annual sweepstakes contest, “Taste of Italy,” fills stores with hundreds of authentic Italian products so you can recreate your favorite Italian recipe at home and offers customers the opportunity to win a trip to Italy.

Shop for such authentic Italian foods as DeCecco Pasta, Orti di Calabria Sauce, Ranieri Olive Oil and Monteli Organic Pizza – all of which are imported directly from the old country. Then grab the chance to travel there, by entering at The “Taste of Italy” grand-prize winner will receive a five-night, six-day trip for two to Rome, Italy.  Two customers who enter the “Taste of Italy” contest will receive the second prize: a year of free groceries from Schnucks. 10 customers will each win a $200 Schnucks gift card. The winners will be announced via Facebook the week of March 20.

That’s not all. “Taste of Italy” also includes in-store cooking demonstrations and sampling of Italian cuisine made with Italian products carried at Schnucks. Throughout the three-week promotion, customers will find special deals on authentic Italian brands throughout all Schnucks stores.

“The ‘Taste of Italy’ is our way of bringing customers delicious new Italian foods they may not think of every day,” said Schnucks Center Store Director Chris Mittendorf. “Our buyers have picked some wonderful products directly from Italy and are excited to bring them to our shoppers.”

“It’s great to see a wonderful retailer like Schnucks working in partnership with our Italian Government Agency to share with its customers the culture and taste of true Italian flavors,” Italian Trade Commissioner Chicago Office Matteo Picariello said.

Details of the promotion, in-store demonstrations, samplings, recipes, and more will be included in Schnucks weekly ad as well as posted on the company’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages. Sweepstakes forms with information on how to enter will be available in every store and at the bottom of each receipt. Official rules can be found

About Schnucks:

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million dollars annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.8 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks currently operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at

About ITA:

The Italian Trade Agency is the government organization which provides the internationalization of the Italian companies in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic development. The ITA provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign based companies interested in “Made in Italy” products and technologies. In addition to its headquarters in Rome, the ITA operates worldwide from a network of 65 Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and Consulates, the ITA also works closely with local authorities and businesses. The ITA Chicago office (, Twitter @ITAChicago), has partnered with selected major U.S. retailers on promotional activities aimed at increasing the selection of “Authentic Italian” food and wines.

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Paul Simon

Source: Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Raley’s announces the promotion of Keith Knopf to President & COO

Raley’s announces the promotion of Keith Knopf to President & COO


Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Owner & CEO, Michael Teel, has announced the promotion of Chief Operating Officer, Keith Knopf to President & COO. Knopf joined Raley’s nearly two years ago, around the time Teel took majority ownership of the company. Teel will continue to direct the development of Raley’s overall strategic plan.

“It is a historic time for Raley’s – and in my life. We took our time to find and hire Keith. He has exceeded my expectations in his less than two years here as Chief Operating Officer and earned the opportunity to take on the role of President & COO,” said Raley’s Owner & CEO, Michael Teel.

Knopf will continue to report to Teel, overseeing all aspects of the business. A proven Fortune 200 leader, with over 25 years retail experience and leadership roles in companies such as Kohl’s, Victoria’s Secret and May Company, Knopf has brought a strong balance of strategy and execution to the Raley’s executive leadership team. He believes in delivering a personalized customer experience and engaging team members in the company’s purpose. Knopf models servant leadership.

Teel will spend more of his time in the community encouraging organizations to join Raley’s in helping consumers make more nutritious food choices to lead healthier and happier lives. He with work with vendors, farmers, government, non-profit organizations, businesses and schools to help Raley’s affect change.

“I’m not going anywhere!” said Teel. “As Owner & CEO, I intend to stay involved in the business – focused more on where we are going in the future and how we can realize our vision and purpose. I am committed to continuing to build on our strong culture, and to support the passion our people have to infuse life with health & happiness by changing the way our customers eat, one plate at a time.”

As part of his commitment to the company’s team member experience, Teel promoted Senior Vice President, HR & Labor Relations, Mark Foley, to Chief People Officer, overseeing HR and Legal departments. Since returning to Raley’s in 2013, Foley has helped Teel re-energize the culture, motivating team members to personally connect to the company’s purpose.

“I believe Raley’s will make a difference, and is well-poised for future growth and longevity with our 11,000 team members and this strong leadership team,” Teel said.

For information about our stores, please contact:
Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs

Source: Raleys


The Home Depot® in-store takeback program recycled more than one million pounds of rechargeable batteries in 2016

ATLANTA, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® today (February 23, 2017) announced that it recycled more than one million pounds of rechargeable batteries in 2016 through its in-store takeback program, in partnership with Call2Recycle®. The Home Depot is Call2Recycle’s first North American retail partner to achieve this milestone in a single year.

Call2Recycle is a non-profit product stewardship program that provides a takeback recycling service at more than 2,000 Home Depot stores across the U.S. and Canada. In total, Home Depot has recycled more than eight million pounds of rechargeable batteries since the partnership launched in 2001.

Customers can drop off their rechargeable batteries in collection bins at Home Depot stores. The bins are then shipped to facilities where they are sorted and recycled. Various metals are extracted and used to create new stainless steel products including pots and pans, new batteries, and even golf clubs.

“For 16 years, The Home Depot has made battery collection and recycling part of its environmental commitment,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle, Inc.  “We recognize and applaud The Home Depot’s efforts not only for reaching this significant milestone of diverting one million pounds of batteries from landfills, but for their role in helping to raise consumer awareness around battery recycling.”

For more on The Home Depot’s partnership with Call2Recycle and to find a drop-off location, visit:

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,278 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.


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Source: The Home Depot

Carrefour and its “Retail Lab” to support Viva Technology 2017 in Paris between 15 and 17 June

Carrefour and its “Retail Lab” to support Viva Technology 2017 in Paris between 15 and 17 June


Boulogne-Billancourt, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second year in a row, Carrefour and its “Retail Lab” will be partnering Viva Technology in Paris between 15 and 17 June.

Once again, start-ups working alongside major groups – one of the key factors behind the success of the first edition – will play a central role in the event, thanks to partners who are particularly active in the digital ecosystem and the involvement of start-ups from all over the world.

The event will serve as an opportunity for Carrefour to highlight its open innovation policy: an organisational structure, concrete projects, a culture with the involvement of everybody across all levels of the company and across all Carrefour professions. For this second edition, all of the countries in which the group operates will be involved, and there will be examples of both Carrefour’s innovations and those of its start-up partners from all over the world.

The Viva Technology conference last year involved nearly 50 start-ups selected to take part in challenges organised as part of Carrefour’s Retail Lab. There were also some 200 or so start-ups which had come to meet the Innovation teams; this provided evidence of the sheer diversity of the Carrefour professions involved in the initiative – as well as helping to generate a buzz around the event. Optimiam, hosted at the Carrefour Lab, was the overall winner of the Viva Technology competition with its anti-waste application.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

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Source: Carrefour Group


John Lewis announceS proposals to create more rewarding roles for Partners

London, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today (23 February 2017) announced to some Partners details of proposed changes to ways of working, which will improve the customer experience, resulting in a more efficient way of operating, and ultimately create more rewarding roles for Partners.

The proposals come as the John Lewis Partnership accelerates its strategy to adapt to changing customer needs against a backdrop of structural changes in the retail industry. This will mean a period of change, investment and innovation for the business.

We expect the proposal to lead to around 387 fewer roles overall. Under these proposals, around 773 Partners will enter a period of consultation and 386 new jobs will be created. Under the plans, new roles would enable Partners to work more flexibly and ultimately open up opportunities for more skilled roles with more potential for career progression. The new proposed ways of working will be supported by new technologies and processes all of which will enable the Partnership to deliver a better customer experience.

The two proposals Partners have heard about today are:

  • Home Estimation and Fitting services – In response to changes in how our customers shop for these services, across both shops and online, as well as growing sales, we are proposing to move to a regional model for our curtains, blinds, and floor ​covering ​Estimators and Fitters so that customers will receive a seamless service wherever they live and however they shop with us. These proposals will allow us to broaden our services and increase our flexibility, enabling us to offer more appointments at times which better suit our customers. The proposed changes will also create more skilled roles for Partners who will receive additional training and gain new skills.

We also propose to create a single central Customer Administration Hub to manage customer orders, which will replace the current individual branch administration teams. To support the creation of this new team, and strengthen our customer Administration proposition, we ​are setting up a new training facility and creat​ing​ an improved Estimator and Fitter booking system.

  • Catering – We propose to extend the catering model which we have been successfully using in a third of our shops for some time, and which has been well received by customers. The new catering model uses a centrally created menu with high-quality ingredients and requires less ‘on-site’ preparation. This new model will enable us to change our menu more regularly to keep up with trends, more easily meet the dietary requirements of customers, and give a more consistent offering across all of our shops. As part of this proposal, Partners will be able to take on more rewarding roles that allow them to learn skills across the entire breadth of activities in our catering operations.

Dino Rocos, Operations Director at John Lewis, said: ‘Our Partners are passionate about offering the very best customer service and these proposals will allow us to modernise our business as it adapts to the changing needs of our customers and the role that shops play in their lives.

‘The proposed new structure will allow us to harness Partners’ knowledge and skills, giving them more scope to be in the right place at the right time to deliver great service to our customers when and where it’s needed. We understand that for some this will mean a period of change, and we are working with affected Partners over the consultation period to give opportunities for redeployment in new roles wherever possible.’

Notes to editors

John Lewis – John Lewis operates 48 John Lewis shops across the UK (34 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis  ‘Best In-Store Experience 2016’, ‘Best Clothing Retailer 2016,’ ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2016,’ ‘Best Furniture Retailer 2016,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer 2016’ and ‘Best Click & Collect Retailer 2016’1, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. stocks over 280.000 products and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

1Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2016

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Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros baut ihre Fachkompetenz im Bereich Radsport weiter aus. Mit der Lancierung von Bike World by SportXX erhält die Schweiz eine neue Velo-Fachhandelskette mit der grössten Auswahl an Bikes und Marken, mit umfassendem Textil- und Zubehörangebot, integrierter Werkstatt und innovativen Test-Tools. Bike World eröffnet am 2. März 2017 den ersten Stand-alone-Fachhandelsshop in Volketswil. Zwei weitere Eröffnungen folgen in Muri bei Bern und in Winterthur.

Mit Bike World eröffnet die Migros in der Schweiz eine Velo-Fachhandelskette mit Verkaufsflächen zwischen 900 und 1200 m2. Auf diesen Verkaufsflächen finden Bike-Begeisterte alles unter einem Dach: 11 Top Bike-Marken (Trek, Scott, Giant, Flyer, Haibike, Ghost, Tour de Suisse, Diamant, Creme, Radio und Puky) sowie die Eigenmarke Crosswave, rund 450 Bikes aus allen Segmenten wie Mountainbikes, City- und Trekkingbikes, E-Bikes, Rennvelos, BMX und Kinderbikes, ein umfassendes Textil-, Zubehör- und Ersatzteilangebot sowie verschiedene Analyse- und Testgeräte.

Als Fachhandelsformat zeichnet sich Bike World nicht nur durch eine hohe Bike-Kompetenz, sondern auch durch höchste Service- und Dienstleistungsqualität aus. Jeder Bike World Shop wird mit einer grossen Velowerkstatt ausgestattet, in der Reparaturen und individuelle Kundenwünsche vor Ort ausgeführt werden. Umfangreiche Zusatzleistungen wie lebenslange Rahmengarantie, kostenloser 3-Monats-Service oder Heimlieferservice zählen ebenso dazu.

Die hochwertigen Materialien im Ladenbau, die emotionale Inszenierung der Produkte mittels Bildwelten und Instore Screens sorgen für eine optimale Kundenführung und ein einzigartiges Einkaufserlebnis.

Professionelle Fachberatung

Bike World spricht von Freizeitsportlern bis hin zu ambitionierten Bikern alle an, die auf der Suche nach einem hochwertigen Bike sind und Wert auf eine fundierte Beratung und attraktive Service-Leistungen legen. Bestandteil einer professionellen Beratung sind auch Analyse-Geräte mit deren Hilfe beispielsweise der richtige Sattel bestimmt werden kann, oder die Einbindung eines Body Scanners von SmartFit zur Ermittlung der Körperergonomie und somit des optimalen Bikes in der richtigen Rahmengrösse. Bike World Kunden können Zubehörteile wie Sättel, Scheinwerfer, Pedalen oder  Lenkergriffe an speziellen Testtools miteinander vergleichen. Auf der Teststrecke im Shop kann das Handling des Bikes gleich ausprobiert werden.

Im Verkauf wie auch in der Velowerkstatt werden je nach  Filialgrösse 8 bis 10 Personen arbeiten, davon knapp die Hälfte in der Velowerkstatt. Alle Mitarbeitenden zeichnen sich durch eine hohe Beratungs- und Fachkompetenz aus. In der Werkstatt arbeiten ausgebildete Velomechaniker. Regelmässige Fach- und Praxisausbildungen stellen sicher, dass alle Mitarbeitenden stets auf dem neusten Stand sind. Ausserdem bietet Bike World auch Ausbildungsplätze für Velomechaniker an und investiert damit nachhaltig in die Qualität ihrer Mitarbeitenden.

Ausbau von Bike World bis 2021

Die Migros hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, in den nächsten fünf Jahren das neue Fachhandelsformat Bike World in der ganzen Schweiz zu etablieren. Noch dieses Jahr stehen zwei weitere Bike World Eröffnungen bevor, die nächste in Muri bei Bern (23. März), gefolgt von Winterthur (30. März).

Ab Herbst 2017 wird das Bike World Sortiment auch in einem eigenständigen Online Shop verfügbar sein. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt können Kunden auf www.bikeworld.chInformationen über Bike World und deren Standorte entnehmen. Ausserdem  gibt es viel Interessantes rund um das Thema Bike zu entdecken.

Einladung für Medienvertreter

Besichtigung der ersten Bike World Fachhandelsfiliale in Volketswil ZH, Industriestrasse 22.

Am Donnerstag, den 2. März 2017 findet die offizielle Eröffnung des  ersten Bike World Shops in Volketswil statt. Für alle Journalisten, die Bike World in Ruhe vor dem Eintreffen der ersten Kunden besichtigen möchten, öffnen wir die Türen bereits am Mittwoch, 1. März 2017 von 9.30 bis 11.00 Uhr.

Interessierte Journalisten haben vor Ort die Möglichkeit, dem Leiter SportXX, Roman A. Müller, sowie dem Filialleiter, Geremia Mastronardi, Fragen zu stellen und erhalten eine Führung durch den Shop.

Anmeldung bis Dienstag, 28. Februar 2017 an oder direkt an

Monika Weibel
Mediensprecherin Migros
TEL: 058 570 38 23

Source: Migros





Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Der Umsatz der M-Industrie ist 2016 um CHF 134 Mio. (+ 2.1%) auf CHF 6.389 Mrd. (Vorjahr CHF 6.255 Mrd.) gewachsen. Das internationale Geschäft entwickelte sich mit einem Plus von CHF 109 Mio. (+ 16.0%) erfreulich. Im anspruchsvollen Schweizer Markt konnte die M-Industrie ihren Umsatz um CHF 25 Mio. (+ 0.5%) steigern. Durch gezielte Akquisitionen im In- und Ausland wurden die Marktpositionen gestärkt.

Die Umsätze im internationalen Geschäft (Export und Auslandstandorte) konnten um 16.0% auf CHF 790 Mio. (Vorjahr CHF 681 Mio.) gesteigert werden. Trotz des unverändert starken Schweizer Frankens nahmen die Exportumsätze dank guten Konzepten um 9.4% zu. Wachstumstreiber waren das Kaffeekapseln- und das Käsegeschäft. Unter der Marke Café Royal konnten die Marktanteile insbesondere in Frankreich und Deutschland ausgebaut werden. Das Wachstum der Auslandstandorte war geprägt von den Akquisitionen Ondal France S.a.r.l. per 31.7. und Idhéa per 27.9. Mit der Übernahme von Ondal in Frankreich konnte das Produktsortiment der Mibelle Group erweitert und damit die Basis für weiteres Wachstum gelegt werden.

Das Schweizer Geschäft (Detailhandel und Grossverbrauchergeschäft) erwies sich wie erwartet als anspruchsvoll, konnte aber leicht über Vorjahr gehalten werden. Mit gezielten Übernahmen in den Bereichen Fleischspezialitäten (Gabriel Fleury SA per 1.2.) und im Frischeangebot asiatischer Spezialitäten (Sushi Mania SA per 13.12.) wurden die Marktpositionen gestärkt.

Das Geschäft mit der Migros-Gruppe konnte um 0.9% auf CHF 4.530 Mrd. ausgebaut werden. Während das Migros-Geschäft (Migros Detailhandel) teuerungsbereinigt stagnierte, konnten die Umsätze mit Denner und gesteigert werden.

Das Marktumfeld im Grossverbrauchergeschäft war sehr anspruchsvoll. Es war geprägt von sinkenden ausländischen Touristenzahlen (Gastronomie und Hotellerie), dem Einkaufstourismus und einem schrumpfenden Cash&Carry Abholgeschäft. Die Umsätze reduzierten sich um 1.5% auf CHF 1.069 Mrd. (Vorjahr CHF 1.086 Mrd.).

Investitionen in den Werkplatz Schweiz und in die Nachhaltigkeit
Die M-Industrie hat im Berichtsjahr über CHF 200 Mio. in den Werkplatz Schweiz investiert. Neben Kapazitätserweiterungen und Rationalisierungsinvestitionen wurde ein Hauptaugenmerk auf Investitionen gelegt, um die Ressourceneffizienz nachhaltig zu steigern. Mit dem Bau zweier Holzkraftwerke in Gränichen und Estavayer-le-Lac können die Treibhausgasemissionen jährlich um 15‘000 Tonnen reduziert werden. Mit diesen Investitionen wird die ehrgeizige Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie der M-Industrie wirkungsvoll umgesetzt.

Die M-Industrie schafft erneut Ausbildungsplätze
Die M-Industrie als starke Ausbildnerin hat auch in diesem Geschäftsjahr die Anzahl Ausbildungsplätze weiter aus­gebaut. Aktuell werden 538 Lernende (Vorjahr 526) in über 30 verschiedenen Berufen ausgebildet. Die M-Industrie beschäftigte Ende 2016 13‘391 Mitarbeitende (Vorjahr 13‘113), was einem Plus von 278 Mitarbeitenden entspricht. Im Ausland arbeiten 1‘217 Mitarbeitende.

Der Schweizer Markt wird für die M-Industrie anspruchsvoll bleiben. Das internationale Geschäft wird konsequent organisch und akquisitorisch in den Schlüsselmärkten weiterentwickelt.

Nettoumsätze 2016 der M-Industrie



Nettoumsatz 2016 in Mio. CHF

Veränderung zum Vorjahr in %

Export & Auslandanteil in % des Umsatzes

Fleisch, Geflügel, Fisch Micarna, Mérat, Favorit, Schär, Fleury, Stauss, KM Seafood 1’575 + 2.8% 0.8%
Käse, Saucen
Elsa, Mifroma, Dörig, Bergsenn, Mifroma France, Idhéa 1’069 + 3.0% 14.7%
Brot, Back- & Teigwaren, Eiswaren Jowa, Midor 993 – 1.7%* 3.0%
Schokolade & Kaugummi, Kaffee, Reis Frey, SweetWorks, Delica, TCS, Riseria 838 + 5.2% 35.7%
Convenience-produkte & Getränke Bina, Aproz, Gastina 675 + 2.0% 6.3%
Near-Food Mibelle Group (Mibelle, Mifa, Mibelle Ltd., Ondal, QBC) 436 + 2.5% 46.2%
Grosshandel Saviva, Lüchinger+Schmid 748 – 1.7%

Total (inkl. Diverse)

6’389 + 2.1% 12.4%

*Anpassung der Segmentsstruktur

Kurzportrait M-Industrie
Die M-Industrie gehört mit ihren 23 leistungsstarken Unternehmen in der Schweiz und 7 Produktions­betrieben sowie diversen Handelsplattformen im Ausland zur Migros-Gruppe. Sie bietet über 20’000 hochwertige Food- und Near-Food-Produkte zum besten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis an und ist damit einer der grössten Eigenmarkenproduzenten weltweit. Die M-Industrie setzt auf den Industriestandort Schweiz; ihr Geschäft – basierend auf den Werten Leistungs­fähigkeit, Qualität und Zuverlässig­keit – baut sie laufend aus. Als Industriegruppe der Migros ist sie nahe am Markt, setzt Trends und überrascht mit innovativen Produkten und Dienstleistungen. Sie exportiert Schweizer Qualitätsprodukte in über 50 Länder. Zu ihren Kunden gehören nam­hafte internationale Grossunternehmen. Die M-Industrie produziert verantwortungsvoll und nachhaltig. Sie transportiert die Waren wenn immer möglich mit der Bahn. Mit über 13’000 Mitarbeitenden, darunter 538 Lernende in über 30 Berufen, ist sie eine bedeutende Arbeitgeberin in der Schweiz.

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Monika Weibel
Migros Cooperative Association
Media speaker in Migros
TEL: 058 570 38 23

Source: Migros


Ulta Beauty to host 4Q 2016 results conference call on Thursday, March 9, 2017

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) today (Feb. 23, 2017) announced that the Company will conduct a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2016 results on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. A press release detailing the Company’s fourth quarter 2016 results will be issued after the market closes and prior to the call. The conference call will be hosted by Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, and Scott Settersten, Chief Financial Officer.

Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (877) 705-6003. The conference call will also be webcast live at A replay of the webcast will remain available for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 23, 2017 and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 and entering conference ID number 13654550.

About Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services. Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program. As of January 28, 2017, Ulta Beauty operates 974 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials and social content. For more information, visit

Scott Settersten
Chief Financial Officer
(630) 410-4807

Laurel Lefebvre
Vice President, Investor Relations
(630) 410-5230

Karen May
Director, Public Relations
(630) 410-5457

Source: Ulta Beauty

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew makes its debut in London; with plans to roll out to up to 100 more stores in UK this summer

  • UK is first market in Europe to launch Nitro Cold Brew at the Starbucks Reserve Bar in London’s Covent Garden
  • Up to 100 further stores to roll out Nitro Cold Brew this summer

London, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks has introduced Nitro Cold Brew on tap at its first location in the UK in London, with plans to roll out to up to 100 more stores around the country this summer. The launch of Nitro Cold Brew in the UK follows a successful nationwide launch of Starbucks Cold Brew in 2015.

Nitro Cold Brew takes the existing Starbucks Cold Brew recipe and infuses it with nitrogen to unlock the super-smooth, natural sweetness of the coffee, which then cascades from the tap with a velvety and creamy texture that customers can see and taste. It is deliciously cold and served unsweetened, without ice, to highlight the flavor the cold-brewing process brings out in the coffee.

The arrival of Nitro Cold Brew marks Starbucks next chapter of cold coffee innovation in Europe by offering customers a wider choice.

“This is an entirely different kind of cold coffee experience – one we think will revolutionize the category and the way our customers think about our cold coffee menu,” said Maria Sebastian, senior vice president Brand, Starbucks EMEA. “London is one of the most competitive coffee markets and so we’re delighted to bring this to our customers here first, with plans to bring it to more stores around the country this summer. We have an exciting year planned, bringing our expertise in hot coffee to cold, and demonstrating our investments in coffee-forward product innovations combined with the passion of our skilled baristas.”

Media Contact:

Phone: 206 318 7100

Source: Starbucks

Twenty one designers shortlisted for The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Twenty one designers shortlisted for The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers


The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers saw a drive in applications, resulting in approximately 1,200 candidates from 90 countries.

Paris, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twenty one designers have been shortlisted by the selection committee of the Prize, under the supervision of Delphine Arnault, who states: “The increasing numbers of candidates for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers prove once more the enthusiasm generated by the Prize, which is strongly committed to its international dimension. For the 2017 edition, we have selected 21 designers from Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New-Zealand, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

They will meet in Paris on March 2 and 3, 2017, to showcase their work for the benefit of the experts and the members of a remarkable jury, who will assist them. Menswear asserts its strong presence in the selection, alongside women’s inspiring collections, strong on high-grade know-how. This year, two distinct characteristics stand out among the propositions of the candidates: first, streetwear in various forms influences many collections; and second, the gender diversity of the designs is emblematic of this edition. Boldness is the keyword of the creations of these 21 young designers. LVMH felt a duty to create this Prize that rewards young designers but above all nurtures tomorrow’s talent.”

Among the fashion designers selected in the fourth edition of the LVMH Prize, 10 design menswear, 9 womenswear exclusively while 2 design unisex collections.

The 21 designers have been invited to meet our 45 international fashion experts who will pick 8 finalists during a showroom that will take place on March 2 and 3 in Paris.

The LVMH Prize will be awarded by the Jury on June 16 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Moreover, three young graduates from fashion schools will be awarded the Graduate Prize that remains open to applications until May 15, 2017.

List of the 21 pre-selected designers

ABASI ROSBOROUGH by Greg Rosborough (American designer based in New York). Menswear, showing in New York.

AMBUSH by Yoon Ahn (American designer based in Tokyo). Unisex collections, showing in New York.

ANGUS CHIANG by Angus Chiang (Taiwanese designer based in Taiwan). Menswear, showing in Tokyo.

ATLEIN by Antonin Tron (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear, showing in Paris.

BLINDNESS by JiSun Park (Korean designer based in Seoul). Menswear, showing in Paris.

CECILIE BAHNSEN by Cecilie Rosted Bahnsen (Danish designer based in Copenhagen). Womenswear, showing in Copenhagen.

CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY by Charles Jeffrey (British designer based in London). Menswear, showing in London.

DANIEL W. FLETCHER by Daniel Fletcher (British designer based in London). Menswear, showing in London.

DILARA FINDIKOGLU by Dilara Findikoglu (Turkish designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

GMBH by Serhat Isik (German collective based in Berlin). Unisex collections, showing in Berlin.

JAHNKOY by Maria Kazakova (Russian designer based in New York). Menswear, showing in New York.

KATHERINE MAVRIDIS by Katherine Mavridis (Australian designer based in New York). Womenswear, showing in New York.

KOZABURO by Kozaburo Akasaka (Japanese designer based in Tokyo). Menswear, showing in Tokyo.

MAGGIE MARILYN by Maggie Hewitt (New Zealand designer based in Auckland). Womenswear, showing in Paris.

MARINE SERRE by Marine Serre (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear, showing in Paris.

MARTINE ROSE STUDIOS LIMITED by Martine Rose (British designer based in London). Menswear, showing in London.

MOLLY GODDARD by Molly Goddard (British designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

NABIL NAYAL by Nabil el-Nayal (British designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

PALOMO SPAIN by Alejandro Gomez Palomo (Spanish designer based in Cordoba). Menswear, showing in New York.

RICHARD MALONE by Richard Malone (Irish designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.

SULVAM by Teppei Fujita (Japanese designer based in Tokyo). Menswear, showing in Tokyo.

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers calendar:

  • Prize launch: January 13, 2017
  • Online applications for Young Fashion Designers: January 13 – February 5, 2017
  • Online applications for Young Graduates: January 13 – May 15, 2017
  • Selection of the eight finalists: March 2, 2017
  • Winner selected by the Jury: June 16, 2017


J.W. Anderson
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Nicolas Ghesquière
Marc Jacobs
Karl Lagerfeld
Humberto Leon
Carol Lim
Phoebe Philo
Riccardo Tisci
Delphine Arnault
Jean-Paul Claverie
Pierre-Yves Roussel

Panel of experts

– Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris (Paris)
– Imran Amed, Founder and Editor of Business of Fashion (London)
– Sarah Andelman, Creative Director of Colette (Paris)
– Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US (New York)
– Fabien Baron, Art director, Founder of Baron & Baron (New York)
– Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large for Business of Fashion (London)
– Derek Blasberg, Journalist ((New York)
– Alexandre de Betak, Founder of Bureau Betak (Paris)
– Frédéric Bodenes, Art director of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris)
– Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China (Beijing)
– Godfrey Deeny, Editor at Large, Fashion, for Le Figaro (Paris)
– Patrick Demarchelier, Photographer (New York)
– Babeth Djian, Editor-in-Chief of Numéro (Paris)
– Miroslava Duma, Founder and CEO of Fashion Tech Labs (Moscow)
– Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman (New York)
– Dennis Freedman, Creative Director ((New York)
– Jo-Ann Furniss, Writer, editor and creative director (London)
– Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Synergies (Paris)
– Stephen Gan, Founder of Fashion Media Group LLC (New York)
– Michel Gaubert, Sound designer (Paris)
– Julie Gilhart, Consultant (New York)
– Ikram Goldman, Founder and CEO of ikram (Chicago)
– Jefferson Hack, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Dazed Group (London)
– Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Founder and Chief Executive of the Webster (Miami)
– Cathy Horyn, Editorialist at the Cut (New York)
– Kendall Jenner, Top model (Los Angeles)
– Adrian Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of Dover Street Market International (London)
– Sylvia Jorif, Journalist at ELLE Magazine (Paris)
– Karlie Kloss, Top model and philanthropist (New York)
– Hirofumi Kurino, Creative Director of United Arrows (Tokyo)
– Susie Lau, Journalist and Founder of (New York)
– Linda Loppa, Adviser Strategy & Vision at Polimoda Paris Platform (Paris)
– Pat McGrath, Makeup Artist (New York)
– Suzy Menkes, Vogue International Editor (Paris and New York)
– Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair France (Paris)
– Sarah Mower, Contributing Editor of Vogue US (London)
– Hidetoshi Nakata, Football and fashion Icon (Tokyo)
– Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup (Antwerp)
– Gaia Repossi, Creative Director of Repossi (Paris)
– Carine Roitfeld, Founder of CR Fashion Book (Paris)
– Marie-Amelie Sauvé, Stylist and Editor of Mastermind (Paris)
– Anne‐Florence Schmitt, Editor of Madame Figaro (Paris)
– Carla Sozzani, Founder of 10 Corso Como (Milan)
– Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W magazine (New York)
– Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel and Philanthropist (Paris)

Former winners

  • Grace Wales Bonner (Winner 2016)
  • Vejas (Special Prize 2016)
  • Marques’Almeida (Winner 2015)
  • Jacquemus (Special Prize 2015)
  • Thomas Tait (Winner 2014)
  • Hood by Air (Special Prize 2014)
  • Miuniku (Special Prize 2014)

LVMH celebrates 25 years of promoting young fashion designers

Over the 25 years since the foundation of LVMH, the Maisons in the Group have all been inspired by a passion for creativity and innovation while nourishing an exceptional heritage rooted in time-honored know-how. As Bernard Arnault explains: “Innovation is more powerful when it springs from a preserved heritage.”

In métiers as diverse as fashion, jewelry, perfumes, leather goods, winemaking or watches, LVMH brands and designers stand apart in their quest for excellence, and their unique passion for innovation, invention and creativity.

Because both its roots and future are intimately linked to creativity, LVMH and its brands have always actively nourished creative talent. Creativity is one of the Group’s core values, guiding all its teams, from designers to noses to cellar masters. This engagement inspires all LVMH houses to actively support creativity in every form. For that reason, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for contemporary art opened to the public in October 2014 in a sumptuous building created by Frank Gehry, adding to LVMH’s lasting sponsorship of the arts.

Motivated by this “passion for creativity”, LVMH has for many years supported the world of fashion globally through corporate philanthropic initiatives (which will continue following the launch of the new LVMH Prize), including:

  • the ANDAM Fashion Awards (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode)
  • the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
  • Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London
  • the investment fund for young designers created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

This same passion has led the LVMH Group to launch the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This initiative helps drive the momentum and emergence of fresh talent that is essential to the vitality and diversity of the fashion ecosystem, a role that is perfectly in phase with the responsibilities of the world leader in luxury.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


H&M and Zara Larsson partner with the release of her first full-length album So Good and an exclusive capsule collection

H&M and Zara Larsson partner with the release of her first full-length album So Good and an exclusive capsule collection


H&M is proud to reveal a collaboration with Zara Larsson, one of Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016”, with the release of her first full-length album later this spring and an exclusive capsule collection to come.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, H&M continues its commitment to supporting and empowering music talent by joining forces with Zara Larsson, the Swedish singer-songwriter who consolidates her breakthrough with the international album release So Good. Through its in-store digital screens H&M promotes the new album before its worldwide release on 17 March and the opportunity to pre-save Zara Larsson’s hotly anticipated album So Good at from today. By pre-saving the album it will automatically be added to your Spotify music library when it’s released.

“I’m so happy to be working with H&M on this collaboration. I’ve always loved the brand, they’re fun and accessible to all kinds of girls which are key elements for me, plus the team is so fun to work with! I can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on with you!” Zara Larsson

The collaboration also includes an exclusive capsule collection developed by Zara Larsson together with H&M´s design team. By mixing edgy streetwear and glamorous stagewear the collection reflects her personal style. The capsule collection will be available in selected stores and online from May 18.


Phone: +46 8 796 55 00
Fax: +46 8 20 99 19

Source: H&M


NRF calls on U.S. Maritime Alliance and ILA to work together to avoid one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (February 23, 2017) called on the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports proposed by the ILA.

“Thousands of companies and millions of workers rely on these ports and any disruption to their activity even for a day could have a negative impact on the U.S. economy.” Jon Gold NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy

“Thousands of companies and millions of workers rely on these ports and any disruption to their activity even for a day could have a negative impact on the U.S. economy,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jon Gold said. “While the union might have concerns with certain local government actions, engaging in a coastwide shutdown is not the answer. We encourage labor and management to work together and with the government to arrive at a solution that does not disrupt the efficient movement of goods through the nation’s ports.”

“We applaud the fact that the ILA and the U.S. Maritime Alliance have begun informal discussions on a contract extension well in advance of the current contract expiration, but proposing a shutdown runs counter to this spirit of cooperation and may threaten this positive action,” Gold said. “We urge the ILA to reconsider its plans and avoid damaging the image of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports as reliable business partners for retailers and other shippers.”

Maritime trade publications have reported this week that the ILA is planning a one-day shutdown and march on Washington to protest “government interference” by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and state port operators in the Southeast. No date for the proposed shutdown has been announced.

NRF’s most recent monthly Global Port Tracker report forecasts that imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 4.6 percent during the first half of 2017 over the same period last year as the nation’s economy improves and retail sales continue to grow.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.


Robin Roberts
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

Federated Co-operatives Limited announces contribution of $1 million to the Thundering Ahead Capital Campaign

Federated Co-operatives Limited announces contribution of $1 million to the Thundering Ahead Capital Campaign


Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s recently announced $40-million Thundering Ahead Capital Campaign received its first major donation today (FEBRUARY 23, 2017).

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is making a $1 million commitment to the campaign.

“Federated Co-operatives Limited is pleased to announce a contribution of $1 million to the Thundering Ahead Capital Campaign on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System,” said FCL CEO Scott Banda. “This renewal represents an opportunity to engage in meaningful reconciliation. Our Co-op’s home is Western Canada and we are honoured to be part of ensuring that the epic story of Wanuskewin is told and experienced for generations.”

The donation will support Wanuskewin’s bold renewal vision, which includes a new exhibit at the park to be called Wanuskewin: A Gathering Place presented by Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of Western Canada’s Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). The interactive exhibit will blend personal stories and Wanuskewin’s significance to culture, education and science. It will also provide breathtaking images of running bison and learning on their connection to Indigenous culture, history and ecology.

“Wanuskewin Heritage Park is thrilled that Federated Co-operatives Limited has come on board in such a tangible way,” said Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Chair of Wanuskewin’s Board of Directors. “We are so grateful for the commitment of Federated Co-operatives Limited to Wanuskewin and our shared future.”

Plans are underway to apply for UNESCO World Heritage designation, introduce exhibit galleries and improve educational offerings, expand the current facility to accommodate larger conferences and meeting groups, renovate the nearly 25-year-old interpretive centre, preserve ecology and biodiversity on the site, and expand the land base to accommodate a small herd of Plains bison.

“Education is important to us, and important to Federated Co-operatives Limited,” said Tribal Chief Felix Thomas, co-chair of the Thundering Ahead Campaign and Tribal Chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council. “In addition to engaging his team in this project, Scott has been a contributing member to our volunteer team, and a pleasure to work with.”

On Feb. 9, Wanuskewin launched plans for a $40-million capital campaign to fund a bold renewal based on four pillars:

  1. To elevate Wanuskewin from the longest-running archaeological project in Canada to an international centre for excellence in education, preservation and interpretation of Indigenous art and culture.
  2. To aspire to world heritage designation through UNESCO, building on Wanuskewin’s existing status as a National Historic Site.
  3. To preserve the ecological island that is Opimihaw Valley and protect the unique ecology and biodiversity of the land as Wanuskewin transitions into an iconic urban park.
  4. To return the majestic bison to Wanuskewin’s plains.

PHONE: 306.244.3311
FAX: 306.244.3403

Source: FCL


Gap Inc. declares first quarter fiscal year 2017 dividend of $0.23 per share

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today (February 23, 2017) announced that its board of directors authorized a first quarter fiscal year 2017 dividend of $0.23 per share, payable on or after April 26, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 5, 2017.

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2016 net sales were $15.5 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, about 450 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit

Contact: 650-952-4400

Source: Gap Inc.

Kimco Realty Corp. to announce its 1Q 2017 earnings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) will announce its first quarter 2017 earnings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 after market closes. You are invited to listen to our quarterly earnings conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT.

Event: Kimco Realty’s First Quarter Financial Results

When: 10:00 AM EDT, April 27, 2017

Live Webcast: 1Q17 Kimco Earnings Conference Call under Kimco Investor Relations

Dial #: 1-888-317-6003 (Passcode: 1279218)

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, audio replay from the conference call will be available on Kimco Realty’s website at A taped presentation of the call can also be accessed through Thursday, July 27, 2017 by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (passcode: 10101788).

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, the company owned interests in 524 U.S. shopping centers comprising 85 million square feet of leasable space across 34 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit, the company’s blog at, or follow Kimco on Twitter at

David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy
Kimco Realty Corporation

Source: Kimco Realty Corp.

CarMax celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Albany

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today (February 23, 2017) celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Albany, located at 1860 Central Avenue. The Albany CarMax has the capacity to stock approximately 200 used vehicles of nearly every make and model and can transfer almost any vehicle to Albany from other CarMax locations nationwide.

In celebration of the Albany store opening, CarMax donated $2,500 to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The donation will provide more than 10,000 meals to those in need in northeastern New York. CarMax associates recently volunteered with the nonprofit and nominated it to receive the donation after seeing its great work within the community.

The CarMax Foundation is also providing a $5,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Albany. Funding from the grant will be used to support the nonprofit’s Project Learn program and will benefit more than 300 local youth. Support for the nonprofit also came at the recommendation of the Albany associates.

“CarMax associates know the importance of being a good neighbor and make it a priority to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Mark Adkins, location general manager at CarMax Albany. “CarMax is growing nationwide and the company is excited to bring the simple and stress-free used car buying experience to Albany.”

CarMax was founded more than 20 years ago to fundamentally change the way car buying is done. CarMax customers can shop for nearly every make and model at our stores or online at, with prices clearly listed for each of our nearly 50,000 vehicles nationwide. In addition, we stand behind our vehicles with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN & RI, 90-Day in MA, NY and NJ). The CarMax Foundation has granted more than $35 million on behalf of associates across the country since 2003.

About CarMax
CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 170 stores in 39 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 23,000 associates nationwide and for 12 consecutive years has been named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at

Media Contacts:
Lindsey Duke
CarMax Public Relations
Twitter: @CarMax

Source: CarMax

Dunkin’ Brands Group announces the promotion of five executives

CANTON, MA, 2017-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today (February 23, 2017) announced the promotions of five executives. Grant Benson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Franchising and Development, Dunkin’ Brands; Amanda Helming has been promoted to Vice President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. Brand Marketing and Pricing; Santhosh Kumar has been promoted to Dunkin’ Brands’ Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Data Security and Privacy; Mark Youngworth has been promoted to Vice President, International Brand Marketing & Digital Communications; and Jeremy Biser has been promoted to Vice President, International Operating Systems, Learning, Food Safety & Equipment.

A 31-year veteran of Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Benson has held a variety of positions at the company in operations, restaurant development, franchising and business development. In his newly expanded role, he will lead restaurant franchising and development for both the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands in the U.S., helping it maintain its position as one of the fastest growing companies by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry. Mr. Benson reports to David Hoffmann, President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada.

In her new role, Ms. Helming will oversee overall Dunkin’ Donuts brand strategy and category management for both beverages and food, while continuing to lead the Pricing Strategy & Analytics team. In her nearly five years at Dunkin’ Brands, she helped build the company’s Insights organization as Senior Director – Global Consumer Insights & Pricing, and also served as Director – Brand Marketing & Strategic Initiatives for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. Her experience also includes positions in management and strategy with General Mills, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. Ms. Helming will report to Chris Fuqua, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing, Global Consumer Insights and Product Innovation.

A 16-year veteran of Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Kumar has held a variety of leadership positions in the company’s Information Technology and Services organization, most recently as Senior Director of IT, Infrastructure, Information Security/Privacy and Electronic Payments. Mr. Kumar has been responsible for leading and directing the overall architecture, deployment and physical operation and performance of Dunkin’ Brands’ global data security, privacy and payment initiatives and processes.  He reports to Jack Clare, Chief Information & Strategy Officer at Dunkin’ Brands.

Mr. Youngworth has led all aspects of brand marketing and consumer engagement for both the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands outside of the U.S. and Canada. In addition to his work to reposition the Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts brands internationally, he and his team have also expanded the company’s digital marketing capabilities. Mr. Youngworth reports to Bill Mitchell, President of Dunkin’ Brands International.

Mr. Biser has played a key role in increasing Dunkin’ Brands’ operational consistency and business standards internationally. In addition to his current responsibilities, he is also assuming oversight of the International Field Learning team. Mr. Biser will also report to Bill Mitchell, President of Dunkin’ Brands International.

“We are pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of Grant, Amanda, Santhosh, Jeremy and Mark. All of have made vital contributions to our organization in areas that are critical for our franchisees and our guests, and they will each play an important role in Dunkin’ Brands’ continued growth and success, both in the U.S. and around the world,” said Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 20,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the fourth quarter 2016, Dunkin’ Brands’ 100 percent franchised business model included more than 12,200 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and more than 7,800 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.


Name: Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts