NEW ZEALAND: Fresh Collective by New World — A new small-format grocery brand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new small-format grocery brand has entered the market with the launch of Fresh Collective by New World. The store at 10a Constellation Drive on Auckland’s North Shore is the first to showcase this new brand.

The store joined the Foodstuffs North Island co-operative in May, and has been operating under a temporary New World banner since then. Today [July 4], the store reopened with a new look, new layout and new product offerings.

As well as picking up a great cup of coffee from the in-house barista, customers can now order fresh smoothies; grab some sushi; choose a meal kit for dinner tonight or pick up some premium cuts from the in-house butcher. Customers can also get their everyday, food-focused top-up grocery needs. The butcher, bakery and fresh seafood counter are all on show, so customers can see the goods they’ve selected being prepared.

“For some time now, we’ve been analysing what we offer our urban customers,” Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin says. “We wanted to give them a smaller grocery experience that answers that question of ‘what will we eat tonight’ with plenty of fresh produce and take-home meal solutions. “The store has fresh food at its heart, with an extensive deli counter, a full specialty cheese range and an extensive range of fresh fruit and vegetables. It brings the best of what New World offers to a small, local store.”

“Fresh Collective by New World also has your everyday grocery needs, so that you can top up with the basics at the same time,” he says. “We’ve been researching how our customers use our stores. In urban areas, they pop in several times a week for different reasons. Sometimes they’re just looking for a coffee or lunch, but might grab a couple of grocery items at the same time. Sometimes they’re looking for a handy meal solution for tonight’s dinner. Whatever their reason for shopping, they want the experience to be warm, inviting and full of the delightful sights and smells you get in a beautiful fresh food market.”

“We’ve been working on this concept for some time. We created a prototype of what a Fresh Collective experience would look like, which allowed everyone involved to walk around inside it and comment on the design and customer flow. That was a first for us, and we found it a really useful, creative part of the process. To be able to pick up the deli counter and move it to another position, or make an aisle a little wider, was really helpful.”

The next Fresh Collective by New World store will open in Mt Albert in the coming weeks. The Alberton Four Square store has been closed since June 20 while the refurbishment work takes place.

“We intend to keep refining the concept as we go, to suit each community. So there will be exciting features at the Mt Albert store that are different to what’s on offer at Constellation Drive. “We are looking at other urban areas in the North Island where Fresh Collective by New World will suit our customers’ needs.”

Tel: +64 4 472 6435
Fax:+64 4 472 6412

Source: Foodstuffs NZ

Miu Miu presented Croisiere 2018 with new iteration of the Miu Miu Club in Paris

MILAN, Italy, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing a tradition established in celebration of their Croisiere collections, Miu Miu presented Croisiere 2018 with a new iteration of the Miu Miu Club in Paris on July 2nd, 2017 at 9pm. The club opened with a performance by self-described “fetish rapper” Tommy Genesis, followed by a fashion show set to a soundtrack by Frederic Sanchez. The night continued with an informal dinner by chef Chicco Cerea of Da Vittorio and DJ sets by Siobhan Bell, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, and Slick Woods.

The location was the Parisian seat of the historical Automobile Club de France—the world’s first automobile club—reinterpreted by AMO. Originally founded in 1895, the club was moved several years later from a location near the Paris Opera to an august site on the Place de la Concorde originally designed by the preeminent Ange-Jacques Gabriel for King Louis XV and reimagined by Gustave Rives, a French architect known for his “opulent eclecticism.”  “L’Auto” comprises spaces for recreation, education, entertainment, grooming, drinking, and dining. Most notably, though, the club played an important role in the development of the automobile. In 1906, for instance, l’Auto organized the races that evolved into Formula One.

For Miu Miu Club 2017, the space was customized for innovation over incubation. AMO transformed the library into a car-themed lounge that reconciles the progressive spirit of the club with the grandeur of the late Rococo. Classic boiserie contrasted with hot pink carpet installed for the fashion show; 19th-century ornamentation set off metal tables inspired by the details of classic cars. The dining rooms were restituted to their original pomp with Louis Quinze furniture and brocade-embellished hallways that added new luster to the extant gilded decorations. For the presentation of the collection, the models, illuminated by theatrical follow spots, traced a graphic circuit that linked the stage and the lounge. True to the Miu Miu tradition, glittering young stars composed individual scenes, collaging sounds and styles over an atmosphere rich with creative history, while guests frequented the bar, dining room, and spectacular terrace that overlooked the luminous city.

Guests included Elle Fanning, Emma Greenwell, Gwendoline Christie, Milla Jovovich, Millie Brady, Stacy Martin, Teresa Palmer, Anna Brewster, Alexa Chung, Aymeline Valade, Chiara Ferragni, Doutzen Kroes, Elena Perminova, Josephine de la Baume, Lauren Santo Domingo, Leaf Greener, Mariana Ximenes, Natasha Goldenberg, Sofia Sanchez de Betak, Tina Leung, Veronika Heilbrunner.




Source: Prada Group

James Avery opens new store in Longview, Texas at Longview Towne Crossing

KERRVILLE, TEXAS, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — James Avery, a family-owned jewelry retailer, announces the opening of its new store today  (July 5, 2017) in Longview, Texas at Longview Towne Crossing. To celebrate the grand opening, visitors may enter a drawing for a chance to win one of thirty James Avery gift cards valued at $50, $100, or $500.

John McCullough, COO at James Avery Jewelry, comments: “We are very pleased to be opening a new store at Longview Towne Crossing. Everyone is invited to come browse the new store and meet our great store associates. Be sure to register for the gift card drawing while you’re there, and plan to attend the grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 15.”

The new location is under the direction of Store Manager, Pam Swift. Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The new store is located at the northeast corner of Highway 259 and Hawkins Parkway next to Kohl’s.

About James Avery Jewelry®— James Avery Jewelry is a vertically integrated, family-owned company located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We offer finely crafted jewelry designs for men and women in sterling silver, 14K and 18K gold, gemstones, and leather wallets – designed by our own skilled artisans in Kerrville, Texas. We are a multi-channel retailer with 76 James Avery stores in 5 states. Our jewelry is also available in 200 Dillard’s stores in Texas and in 27 additional states; and nationwide through James Avery crafts jewelry in four Texas workshops— one each in Comfort, Fredericksburg, Hondo and Kerrville. For additional information, visit or Facebook

About the Drawing — Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received. Thirty James Avery gift cards will be awarded: twenty-four $50 gift cards, three $100 gift cards, and three $500 gift cards. Entries accepted July 5 through July 15, 2017. Hourly drawings on July 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. during the Grand Opening celebration at the James Avery Jewelry store located at Longview Towne Crossing. No purchase necessary. Must be at least 13 years old to enter. Only one entry per person per day. Winners not eligible to win a subsequent gift card in the same promotion. Winners need not be present to win. Employees and immediate family members not eligible for this gift card promotion.

(800) 283-1770

Source:  James Avery

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust updates on its capital recycling program

TORONTO, ONTARIO, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) (TSX:REI.UN) is pleased to provide an update on its capital recycling program. On June 29, 2017, RioCan completed the sale of its Cambie Street property in Vancouver, B.C.for a sale price of $94.2 million, which equates to a capitalization rate of 3.29%. RioCan has also entered into a firm agreement to sell a portfolio of six chartered bank branches located in B.C. at a sale price of $30.3 million, which equates to a capitalization rate of 3.72%. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

“Since 2013, RioCan has recycled close to $1.5 billion of capital, not including our highly successful sale of our portfolio in the United States, and we have reinvested these proceeds into accretive acquisitions that improve our overall portfolio and into development projects that will unlock the intrinsic value in our urban properties and diversify our revenue stream with the addition of rental residential assets,” said Edward Sonshine, Chief Executive Officer of RioCan. “We are not only securing the financial strength of Canada’s largest REIT, we are securing the continued future growth for our unitholders by creating substantial value through our urban intensification program.”

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements made in this News Release related to the Trust’s development program and capital recycling strategies, the sale of the assets currently under contract, together with other statements concerning RioCan’s objectives, its strategies to achieve those objectives, as well as statements with respect to management’s beliefs, plans, estimates, and intentions, and similar statements concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “outlook”, “objective”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “should”, “plan”, “continue”, or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. All forward-looking statements in this News Release are qualified by these cautionary statements.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future events or performance and, by its nature, is based on RioCan’s current estimates and assumptions, which are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those described under “Risks and Uncertainties” in RioCan’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the period ended March 31, 2017 (“MD&A”) and the Trust’s most recent Annual Report and Annual Information Form, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the forward-looking information contained in this News Release.

Management undertakes no obligation, except as required by applicable law, to publicly update or revise any forward- looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Management undertakes no obligation, except as required by applicable law, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About RioCan

RioCan is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust with a total enterprise value of approximately $14.6 billion as at March 31, 2017. RioCan owns and manages Canada’s largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 300 Canadian retail and mixed use properties, including 15 properties under development, containing an aggregate net leasable area of 46 million square feet. For the past 25 years, we have shaped the future, sensibly cultivated growth, and taken our stakeholders and partners wherever they needed to go. Currently, we have more than 6,200 tenants and 700 employees with a presence from coast to coast. We know that there is a home for every retailer. Whether we find it today or build it for tomorrow, we deliver real vision, solid ground. For more information, visit

Contact Information: 
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
Qi Tang
(416) 866-3033

Source: RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

SPAR India recognized with 6 awards; highlighting the success of their business strategy

India, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India have won within the past few months several key awards – Best Application of Technology Award, Large Format Retailer of the Year, and three Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards, demonstrating great industry recognition for their successes!

One of the key qualities of SPAR India is to continuously innovate, evolve and adapt at a faster rate than the market. There have been many innovations within SPAR India in the past year across different functions and several of these innovations have been recognized by both peers and key associations in the modern retail space in India.

SPAR India’s brand strength revolves around Freshness, Value, Choice, and Service offerings to customers. Time and effort is spent on understanding customer needs in each location where a hypermarket is opened and the product assortment is specifically adapted to suit. This thought process involves not only servicing the transactional requirement of the customer but also in building a sustainable and qualitative relationship.

SPAR India’s core belief is that the customer has evolved over time and that innovation is not an option but a requirement. Everything that is done in SPAR India is built around this thought process which has led to recognition from various segments.

Some of the awards which SPAR India received recently includes the ‘Best Application of Technology Award’ & ‘Large Format Retailer of the Year’ from Franchise India as well as three Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2017 for ‘Most Admired Food & Grocery Retail Innovation of the Year’, ‘Most admired Category Performer of the Year – Meat, Fish & Livestock’ and ‘Most Admired Food & Grocery Retailer of the Year – Human Resource Policies & Innovations’.

SPAR India are delighted with these awards, highlighting the success of their business strategy and inspiring the entire team to continue building on success.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Lowe’s Canada takes part in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada will be part of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever. Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will be taking place in every province and territory across Canada with a goal to collectively build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, will be visiting Canada from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Volunteers from some 15 Lowe’s and RONA stores as well as from Lowe’s Canada head office will work alongside the Carters and contribute to both the Edmonton and Winnipeg builds.

Habitat Canada has a long history of creating affordable housing opportunities in the country. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages. Habitat for Humanity’s innovative approach helps working families on a new path to better, affordable living conditions that lead to improved health and stronger childhood development, as well as a decrease in reliance on food banks.

“At Lowe’s Canada, our shared purpose is to ‘help people love where they live.’ We are therefore extremely proud to support Habitat for Humanity Canada’s important work because we believe that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live in,” said Sylvain Prud’homme, president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada. “Being involved in the communities we serve is important to all our employees across our various banners. Through this project and the several others to which we contribute each year, including through our Lowe’s Heroes program, we strive to build stronger, more sustainable communities.”

Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat, to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.

To donate or learn more about the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, please visit

About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit

About Habitat for Humanity Canada

In Canada, Habitat for Humanity has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, we believe in bringing communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Worldwide, more than 9.8 million people have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. For more information, visit

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Austin
Habitat for Humanity Canada
800-667-5137 ext. 302

Valérie Gonzalo
Lowe’s Canada

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

British Retail Consortium: Shop prices in June edged closer to ending a four-year deflationary trend

London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ —


Period Covered: 05 — 09 June 2017

  • Overall shop price deflation was 0.3 per cent in June, a slight deceleration from the 0.4 per cent fall in May. This is the shallowest deflation rate since November 2013.
  • The deflation of non-food products was 1.4 per cent, comparable to May’s deflation of 1.5 per cent and April’s of 1.4 per cent.
  • Food prices increased on average by 1.4 per cent in June, a similar pace to the 1.4 per cent May increase and the highest since January 2014.
  • Fresh food prices seem to be on an upward trajectory, recording a 1.4 per cent increase in June, 0.2 percentage points higher than in May. This is the highest increase since February 2014.
  • Ambient food inflation stood at 1.5 per cent in June, a slowdown from the 1.8% increase in May.

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium:

“Shop prices in June edged closer to ending a four-year deflationary trend, as feed-through from the depreciation of the pound and rising commodity prices continues.

“The fact that the headline number, -0.3 per cent, shows that prices are still down on last year should not be misunderstood. The year on year numbers belie the fact that prices have been heading upwards for the last six months; it’s just that significant deflation in the second half of 2016 means there has been considerable ground to make up in the year on year figures.

“Although heading upwards, the speed of price increases was checked in June. Food price inflation was steady on last month, albeit in firmly positive territory; whilst varied performances in the non-food categories netted out to a slight reduction in deflation.

“The steadying of inflation in June is likely a brief hiatus; resulting from the interplay of short term influences on pricing, such as good weather delaying mid-season promotions into June and the longer term competitive pressures constraining the pass through of all costs. We expect shop price inflation to continue trending upwards in coming months.

“The reality is that cost pressures faced by retailers continue to mount. These pressures arise both from market driven increases in the underlying cost of goods and as a result of Government policies. There is a limit to the ability of retailers to protect consumers by absorbing these impacts into their margins, as a result further price increases are inevitable. With that in mind and with the UK’s trading relationships under discussion, it’s of the utmost importance that the Government does all it can to limit any further cost increases that could further adversely impact the finances of the UK’s consumers.”

Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen:

“With inflation rising in essential goods and services, many households are now seeing their monthly household expenditure come under pressure.  Whilst this may add to the uncertainty around discretionary spending, the good news is that shop prices are increasing at a slower rate. Shoppers are also able to find further savings in retail with low price strategies across the grocery sector and competition across the marketplace keeping prices as low as possible.“

BRC Press Office
TELEPHONE: + 44 (0) 20 7854 8924
OUT OF HOURS: +44 (0) 7557 747 269

Source: BRC

Unibail-Rodamco: the rights of holders of ORNANE bonds will be adjusted as of July 6, 2017

Paris, Amsterdam, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the distribution on July 6, 2017 of a final dividend of €5.10 per share, the rights of holders of ORNANE will be adjusted, as of July 6, 2017, as follows:

ORNANE 2012 bonds – [ISIN code: FR0011321330] (Article 4.16.7(a)(11) of the prospectus reviewed by the “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” on September 11, 2012 under number 12-440): the new Conversion Rate is 1.23.

ORNANE 2014 bonds – [ISIN code: FR0011521673] (Article 4.16.7(a)(11) of the prospectus reviewed by the “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” on June 17, 2014 under number 14-296): the new Conversion Rate is 1.11.

In accordance with contractual rules, the new Conversion Rates are calculated on the basis of the Unibail-Rodamco SE volume-weighted average share price over the three trading days preceding the ex-date on Euronext (i.e. on June 29 and 30, and July 3, 2017)

As a reminder, the Conversion Rate of the ORNANE 2015 (ISIN code FR0012658094, prospectus reviewed by the “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” on April 8, 2015 under number 15-144) remains unchanged at 1.00.

About Unibail-Rodamco
Created in 1968, Unibail-Rodamco SE is Europe’s largest listed commercial property company, with a presence in 11 EU countries, and a portfolio of assets valued at €40.5 billion as of December 31, 2016. As an integrated operator, investor and developer, the Group aims to cover the whole of the real estate value creation chain. With the support of its 1,990 professionals, Unibail-Rodamco applies those skills to highly specialised market segments such as large shopping centres in major European cities and large offices and convention & exhibition centres in the Paris region.

The Group distinguishes itself through its focus on the highest architectural, city planning and environmental standards. Its long term approach and sustainable vision focus on the development or redevelopment of outstanding places to shop, work and relax. Its commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability has been recognised by inclusion in the FTSE4Good and STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes.

The Group is a member of the CAC 40, AEX 25 and EuroSTOXX 50 indices. It benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

For more information, please visit our website:

For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations:
Aurélia Baudey-Vignaud
+33 1 76 77 58 02

Media Relations:
Pauline Duclos-Lenoir
+33 1 76 77 57 94

Source: Unibail-Rodamco




Gossau, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Am 13. Juli 2017 öffnet die Migros Stadtbühlpark in Gossau ihre Türen wieder für die Kundschaft. Innerhalb von drei Monaten wurde der Supermarkt komplett modernisiert.

Für ein komfortableres Einkaufserlebnis sorgt ab sofort die verbesserte Wegführung im Inneren des Ladens, die durch das Versetzen des Windfangs möglich wurde. Zur Optimierung der Anlieferung wurden neue Andockstellen realisiert. In der neuen, grösseren Frischeabteilung werden Früchte, Gemüse, Käse, Fisch, Fleisch und Charcuterie-Produkte in Selbstbedienung angeboten. Dank der Aufbackstation profitieren die Kundinnen und Kunden bis Ladenschluss von ofenfrischem Brot.

Eine besondere Herausforderung bei der Modernisierung stellten die Auflagen des Heimatschutzes dar, unter dessen Schutz das Gebäude, in welchem sich der Supermarkt befindet, steht. So wurden das Farbkonzept wie die Materialwahl beispielsweise bei der Gestaltung der Vordächer sowie der Glaswahl für die neuen Fenster angepasst. Bei der Beschattung werden statt Lamellen Sonnenstoren aus Stoff eingesetzt und sorgen für nostalgisches Flair. Insgesamt hat die Migros Ostschweiz rund 2,5 Millionen Franken in die Modernisierung der Migros Stadtbühlpark investiert.

Nachhaltige Bauweise
Beim Umbau wurde auch die gesamte Haustechnik auf den neuesten Stand gebracht. Für einen ressourcenschonenderen Betrieb des Supermarkts sorgen ab sofort die Beleuchtung mit LED-Spots und -Röhren, die Verwendung von Kühlmöbeln der neuesten Generation und die Nutzung der Abwärme der gewerblichen Kälte im Heizkreislauf sowie bei der Nachwärmung der Lüftung. Wo immer möglich wurden ökologische Baustoffe verwendet.

Attraktive Eröffnungsaktionen
Die Eröffnung wird von 13. bis 15. Juli mit attraktiven Aktionen für die Kundschaft gefeiert. Von 8 bis 10 Uhr werden Kaffee und Gipfeli offeriert, ausserdem gibt es für nur CHF 2.50 eine Bratwurst vom Grill mit Bürli, dazu kostenlos ein Aproz-Mineralwasser. Bei einem Gewinnspiel können attraktive Preise gewonnen werden. Für die Unterhaltung der Kinder sorgt am Freitag und Samstag von 14 bis 17 Uhr ein Ballonkünstler. Filialleiter Michael Höhener und sein Team freuen sich auf zahlreiche Besucherinnen und Besucher.

Öffnungszeiten Migros Stadtbühlpark

Montag bis Freitag: 8 bis 19 Uhr
Samstag:  8 bis 17 Uhr


Silke Seichter
Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz
Industriestrasse 47
9201 Gossau
TEL: 071 493 24 50
FAX: 071 493 27 89

Source: Migros


Tesco Bank celebrates 20th anniversary!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (4 Jul 2017) Tesco Bank celebrates 20 years of serving Tesco shoppers. In that time Tesco Bank has established a full range of retail banking products and has seen strong growth in traditional banking markets, including current accounts and mortgages, as well as innovating in the payments sector.

Originally established in 1997 as a joint-venture with the Royal Bank of Scotland, it became 100% Tesco owned in 2008.  Over the past 9 years Tesco Bank has enjoyed significant growth and expansion, employing 4000 people across three sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.

Since full ownership in 2008, Tesco Bank has:

  • Increased customer account numbers from 5.8m to 8.0 million
  • 1 in 4 Clubcard customers has a Tesco Bank product
  • Customer deposits now exceed £8.5 billion, up £5.2 billion
  • Customer lending now exceeds £10 billion, up £6.1 billion
  • Increased total employee numbers from 200 to 4000 at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle locations
  • Given back to our local communities by raising over £2 million for our charity partners

As the Bank marks this anniversary, Benny Higgins has announced that he will be retiring from Tesco in February 2018. Benny joined Tesco Bank as CEO during its move to full Tesco ownership in 2008 and was also appointed Group Strategy Director in 2014.

Commenting on Benny Higgins, Dave Lewis, said:-

“Benny has steered Tesco Bank to the strong position it is in today.  The strong growth in customers, deposits and lending is down to his leadership.  It has been a pleasure having him on the leadership team, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Commenting on the Tesco Bank anniversary, Benny Higgins, said:-

“As Tesco Bank celebrates its 20 year anniversary, I want to take time to recognise the achievements of colleagues in serving our 6 million customers.   I am very proud of what we have achieved together and it has been a privilege to work in Tesco Bank and across Tesco for what will have been ten years.”

For media enquiries and further information, please contact:

Chris Sibbald
Head of Communications

Source: Tesco

Sainsbury’s announces the arrival of its edible flowers range

Sainsbury’s announces the arrival of its edible flowers range


London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summer is well and truly underway and as temperatures soar, Instagram has come up smelling of roses with edible flowers emerging as the food trend of-the-moment. To conisde with the warmer weather Sainsbury’s has announced the arrival of its edible flowers range, the answer to any foodies dream for adding a special Instagram touch to your summer dishes

Arriving in time for summer, Sainsbury’s edible floral assortment is inspired by the rise in demand both online and off. Influenced by popular cookery shows and social channels like Pinterest, customers are now taking to their kitchens to create Instagram-worthy dishes.

Grown by local producers in the Vale of Evesham, the brightly coloured edible flowers, including varieties such as tagete marigold, viola, dianthus, cornflowers, borage and nasturtium flowers, can be used in summer salads, as cake toppings or even garnish smoothies and cocktails. Already available as part of Sainsbury’s Salad Bowl range, the new edible selection features these varieties in a standalone punnet to allow customers to use their own creativity in how they use the versatile flowers.Vanessa Rider,

Sainsbury’s Buyer for Edible Flowers said “I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our edible flowers range especially during British Flower Week. It’s great to see the first colourful buds going into our edible selection and onto our shelves in the coming weeks – I’m confident customers will love the instant summer glamour that they will add to their dishes.”James Seymour, Product Development Manager at Westlands Nursery said “The summer season is the perfect time to liven up sweet and savoury dishes with these flowers. We’ve been working to curate the perfect selection of edible varieties for the Sainsbury’s punnet, that will be both beautiful and delicious.”Sainsbury’s already sells edible flowers as part of their by Sainsbury’s Mozzarella & Flower Blossom Salad Bowl 130g (£2.50) and will also be launching a punnet of Edible Flower varieties in the fresh herbs fixture for £3, available from the end of June. To find out more and to shop the range, visit

020 7695 7295

Source: Sainsbury


Waitrose announces new target of making all own-label packaging widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025

London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Triangular sandwich wrappers in Waitrose will soon be easier to recycle – in a first for UK supermarkets.

The move is being achieved by making the cardboard sandwich packaging easy to separate from the plastic film, which isn’t recyclable.

The move is a step towards Waitrose’s new target of making all own-label packaging, across all food categories widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025, which the retailer is announcing today (3 July 2017).

While the cardboard element of sandwich packaging can easily be recycled, Waitrose discovered that the difficulty separating the cardboard from the see-through film part of the pack had made this a challenge for customers and processors in practice.

But now the simple step of making the film easily removable from the cardboard – via a peelable tab – means there is no reason why the cardboard can’t be recycled.

Waitrose is confident that the change – which will be introduced in August – will see more packaging from Britain’s favourite lunchtime snack recycled.

And even if customers throw the whole pack away, processors would now be able to separate the paper element from the film more easily.

Waitrose is the first supermarket to offer this environmental solution to customers who buy over 26 million sandwiches from its shops each year.

Karen Graley, Waitrose Packaging Manager, said ‘The change to our sandwich packaging may seem like a small one but it’s likely to make a big impact on the amount of packaging recycled.

‘We continue to work on a solution to the pack’s plastic film in the hope that, in the future, none of the sandwich pack will go to landfill.

‘Our ambition for 100 per cent of our own-label packaging being widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025 is set to make a tangible difference to the environment.’

Notes to Editors

Waitrose – winner of the Best Food and Grocery Retailer category at Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards – currently has 354 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 65 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. Waitrose also exports its products to 58 countries worldwide and has eight shops which operate under licence in the Middle East.

Waitrose has worked with packaging manufacturer RAP and sandwich producers Melton Foods and Greencore on the new sandwich wrappers.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Blumenthal
Press Officer, Corporate, Waitrose
Telephone: 01344826774

Source: Waitrose

EROSKI eleva sus compras de anchoa del Cantábrico con sello azul de pesca sostenible ‘MSC’ a 295 toneladas

EROSKI eleva sus compras de anchoa del Cantábrico con sello azul de pesca sostenible ‘MSC’ a 295 toneladas


  • La cooperativa ha incrementado un 4% las compras totales de anchoa del Cantábrico, el 85% procede de barcos certificados ‘MSC’
  •  Durante la actual campaña del bonito, EROSKI ha introducido también en sus mostradores de pescadería el bonito del norte con el sello azul de pesca sostenible
  •  La previsión de la cooperativa es que la comercialización de pescado certificado con el sello azul ‘MSC’ alcance los dos millones de kilos en 2020
  •  EROSKI se compromete en su Política de Pesca Sostenible a apoyar a las pesquerías respetuosas con el ecosistema marino para ofrecer al consumidor nuevas opciones para una alimentación más saludable y sostenible

ELORRIO, España, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI, en la primera campaña de la anchoa desde que logró la certificación ‘MSC’ para la comercialización de pescado fresco con certificado de sostenibilidad, ha elevado las compras de anchoa del Cantábrico con sello azul de pesca sostenible ‘MSC’ hasta las 295 toneladas esta temporada, que ha comercializado en sus mostradores de pescadería bajo su marca EROSKI Natur.

La cooperativa ha aumentado un 4% sus compras de anchoa del Cantábrico esta campaña 2016, hasta las 347 toneladas, el 85% corresponden a anchoa certificada ‘MSC’.

EROSKI consolida así su liderazgo en frescos y en la comercialización de alimentos más responsables como base para una alimentación saludable y sostenible, pilar básico de su modelo comercial “contigo”.

“La introducción de la anchoa del Cantábrico con el sello azul de pesca sostenible ‘MSC’ en los mostradores de nuestras pescaderías esta campaña es una muestra de nuestro compromiso con la pesca sostenible. Primero fue el bacalao skrei, ahora ha sido la anchoa y actualmente hemos arrancado la campaña de bonito del norte también introduciendo en nuestros mostradores de pescadería esta especie con el sello azul de pesca sostenible. Esta certificación internacional es una garantía de que el pescado fresco con ecoetiqueta azul ‘MSC’ procede de pesquerías sostenibles con su trazabilidad garantizada, queremos ofrecer a nuestros clientes nuevas opciones para una alimentación más saludable y más responsable”, ha afirmado el director de Salud y Sostenibilidad de EROSKI, Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa.

EROSKI, primera cadena de distribución minorista con sello ‘MSC’ en sus pescaderías

A principios de este año, EROSKI se convirtió en la primera cadena de distribución minorista en España que supera la auditoría de la organización internacional Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) para la certificación en la cadena de custodia de sus pescaderías.

EROSKI lidera en España la apuesta por la ecoetiqueta ‘MSC’ en el mostrador de fresco, un compromiso que es un apoyo fundamental para los productores que están apostando por la sostenibilidad.

“La apuesta de EROSKI por el bacalao, la anchoa y el bonito con el sello azul de  MSC en sus pescaderías es un apoyo fundamental para que las flotas que pescan de manera sostenible vean reconocido su compromiso, y contribuye a que los consumidores puedan seguir disfrutando de sus especies de pescado favoritas en el futuro”, ha explicado Laura Rodríguez Zugasti, Directora de Marine Stewardship Council en España y Portugal.

Durante 2017 EROSKI se ha comprometido a comercializar bacalao, anchoa del Cantábrico y bonito del norte con sello azul de pesca sostenible ‘MSC’, la cooperativa irá introduciendo progresivamente nuevas especies. La previsión es que la comercialización de pescado certificado con la ecoetiqueta ’MSC’ en las tiendas EROSKI alcance los dos millones de kilos en 2020.

Datos de contacto con el Departamento de Comunicación:
944 158 642

Source: Eroski


British Land: Joe Browns to open its first physical store at Meadowhall in autumn

British Land: Joe Browns to open its first physical store at Meadowhall in autumn


London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination, has announced that mail order and e-commerce retailer, Joe Browns, will open its first physical store at the centre in the autumn.

The 4,000 sq ft store in the centre’s High Street will be designed by Dalziel and Pow. The store’s opening will coincide with the launch of the brand’s new Autumn Winter 2017 collection of clothing and accessories for men and women.

British Land’s True Value of Stores research reveals that stores improve brand awareness, customer service and trust and that physical also contributes to online sales that do not directly touch the store. It also predicts that retailers that can offer a seamless omnichannel experience for shoppers are likely to outperform.

Richard Crowther, Asset Manager for British Land, said: “Such a unique brand choosing Meadowhall for its global debut demonstrates Meadowhall’s firm position as a leading UK retail and leisure destination. We think it’s a strong endorsement of our work to create environments that reflect the way people shop and demonstrates the importance of an omnichannel offering for today’s retailers.”

Simon Brown, Managing Director and Founder of Joe Browns, added: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to launch our first ever store within Meadowhall, offering our existing loyal customers a new way to shop with us and allowing us to meet a brand new audience. This is a really exciting step for the company that will transform us into a true multi-channel retailer and we can’t wait to start that journey at Meadowhall.”

David Dalziel, Creative Director at Dalziel & Pow, said: “Designing a store for a popular online brand is a huge responsibility, we need to reflect their core strengths in a way that is truly individual and appealing to the new audience it is about to meet. Joe Browns is full of personality, so it’s clear we have lots of inspiring content to build on.”

A string of premium brands have recently committed to Meadowhall including Flannels, Neal’s Yard, Tag Heuer and Nespresso. House of Fraser, All Saints, Hollister and Hugo Boss are also redesigning their stores.

These lettings and redesigns complement the centre’s £60m refurbishment which is currently underway, as well as the £16 million retailer investment made by 42 brands that have redesigned stores since the start of the refurbishment last year. A further 31 store reformat projects are currently taking place, due to complete in line with the culmination of the refurbishment programme towards the end of the year.

Smith Young and CBRE represented British Land. CWM represented Joe Browns.

Notes to Editors

About British Land
Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices.  We own or manage a portfolio valued at £19.1 billion (British Land share: £13.9 billion) as at 31 March 2017 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.

Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles – Places People Prefer.  We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them.  This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.

Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio.  Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio.  Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 46 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing.  Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being named a European Sector Leader in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the third year running.

In April 2016 British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental achievements over a period of five years.

Further details can be found on the British Land website at


Jackie Janssen
British Land
020 7467 3449

Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Amanda McNally
020 3514 2137

Nick Thornton
020 3514 2148

Source: British Land


Bunnings Warehouse opens new store in Milton Keynes; its fourth and largest store in the UK and Ireland

Bunnings Warehouse opens new store in Milton Keynes; its fourth and largest store in the UK and Ireland


Perth, Australia, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The fourth, and largest, Bunnings Warehouse in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers on Thursday 29 June in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The new store, on the site of the former Homebase on Snowdon Drive, continues the momentum of establishing the Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK’s £38 billion-a-year home improvement and garden market.

The store occupies over 90,000 square feet and employs 140 people – including more than 88 in newly-created full and part-time roles.

It also stocks more than 35,000 different home improvement and garden products, including a mix of international and British brands – from Purdy’s paintbrushes, never before available to non-professionals, to Ryobi and DeWalt tools. Paint mixing services from Johnstone’s Trade, Crown and Dulux are also available in-store.

Bunnings team members have already been busy in Milton Keynes, lending a helping hand with gardening and decorating projects for MK Snap, Loughton Manor First School, and Milton Keynes Hospital. This support continues a long tradition by Bunnings in Australia and New Zealand of playing an active part in the local community.

To celebrate the opening, Australian legend and racing driver Mark Webber hosted a welcome breakfast for team members.

Nine-time Grand Prix winner and F1 legend Mark Webber said: “Bunnings Warehouse is a huge name in my native Australia, so it’s an honour to be opening their biggest UK store to date. I’m sure the store will be a great success.”

The store’s Complex Manager, Kevin Dale, added: “It is great to finally open our doors to customers. Our team members have worked really hard to get the store ready for opening. Collectively we’ve already completed more than 1,500 training hours to make sure we have the expertise to help with home or garden projects.”

Two grand opening weekend events will also be taking place on 8/9 and 15/16 July with a raft of free family activities. Customers can enjoy face-painting, balloon modelling and even join Peppa Pig & George for a Story Time session (see in store for details).

The company, part of Australia’s Wesfarmers Group, plans to invest up to £500million rolling out Bunnings Warehouse stores across the UK and Ireland over the next three to five years.


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Source: Wesfarmers Limited


AUSTRALIA: Kmart opened its doors to Lakelands south of Perth

AUSTRALIA: Kmart opened its doors to Lakelands south of Perth


Perth, Australia, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Australia’s favourite retailer officially opened its doors to Lakelands south of Perth on Wednesday 21 June at 8:00 am.

The 5,295 m2 store showcases Kmart’s new store layout that is being rolled out nationally, in a commitment to an improved shopping experience for customers, from irresistibly low priced everyday products through to brightly lit, easy to shop product worlds.

Kmart Lakelands is officially the 200th store to have been opened by the leading retailer across Australia and New Zealand. The new and elevated store layout provides locals with all of Kmart’s coloured product worlds including clothing, toys and home. Noticeable updates including central self-served check outs, wider aisles for easy wheel chair and pram access, as well as bolder graphics for navigation and a convenient shopping experience.

Kmart Lakelands store manager Jacqui Craig alongside her all female management team, has had a large task of sorting through applications, having employed just over 130 team members with many transferring from other stores. Two of these team members include Jackie Clifton and Leila Afalzi, with years combined have been with the retail business for over 40 years – a remarkable asset to the Kmart Lakelands team.

The team members have gone through 9 weeks of intensive training in preparation for the opening, learning a variety of roles across the store to ensure team members are exposed to a variety of tasks and responsibilities whilst perfecting their perfecting their customer service skills.

Mrs Craig said the completion of this site will be a huge achievement for the whole Kmart team and she is so excited to welcome the community through the doors.

“We have received lots of positive feedback from the Halls Head and Rockingham community. The new store will provide the community with further shopping convenience for those who live locally and greater access to our everyday low prices,” Mrs Craig said.


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F: (61 8) 9327 4216
To contact us, please email us at

Source: Wesfarmers Limited


Morinda hosts Noni Celebration during the entire month of July

Morinda hosts Noni Celebration during the entire month of July


American Fork, Utah, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morinda is hosting a Noni Celebration during the entire month of July to teach about the noni fruit and go back to the roots of Tahiti. Tahitian Noni Juice was the first product Morinda produced back in 1996 and they have continued to have incredibly strong sales throughout their 21 years of operation. There are hundreds of thousands of testimonials from satisfied customers around the globe raving about this best-selling product.

It all began when Morinda learned about the benefits of noni. The people of French Polynesia have used this fruit for generation for their health. Morinda decided to have this noni celebration since their love for the people and country of Tahiti runs deep. It is part of both of their history and legacy behind all of their products. They developed a proprietary technology for harvesting the noni fruit and they work closely with the Tahitian government in order to gurantee the highest quality product.

Morinda’s commitment to noni shows in the dozens of studies and clinical trials they conducted to learn more about the benefits of noni and to ensure the claims about noni are valid. After each study concludes, the lab publishes their research and findings in various papers and scientific journals for the public to view.

For the first time in history, Morinda is giving away Tahitian Noni Juice! If you buy two cases, you will get two bottles free in beautiful, limited-edition boxes. This is for you to spread the love of noni to your own friends and drink up the benefits of Morinda’s beloved super fruit.

About Morinda

Founded in 1996, Morinda is a global, research-driven company with a mission to use the power of nature to help people live healthier, longer lives. Cutting-edge technology and extensive research have allowed Morinda to develop innovative product lines that reflect its passion to help people live younger, longer. Morinda is headquartered in American Fork, Utah. and has a presence in more than 117 countries worldwide. Learn more at


Kayla Fowler
Global Public Relations Manager

Source: Morinda


NACS welcomes Samuel Diarra as web developer

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Samuel Diarra has joined NACS as a web developer, providing support to NACS’s custom web development and data integration endeavors including custom websites and applications and database scripting.

Diarra comes to NACS after having worked at Infospan, Inc. Diarra obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering with an emphasis in computer science from the University of the District of Columbia.

NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 160 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8% of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 2,100 retailer and 1,750 supplier members from more than 50 countries.

Source: NACS

NACS welcomes Jayme Gough as research coordinator

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jayme Gough has joined NACS as a research coordinator, providing support in a host of different NACS Research initiatives and projects including the NACS State of the Industry Report and the NACS Compensation Report as well as the NACS Convenience Tracking Program.

Gough comes to NACS after having worked at Alexandria City Public Schools.

Gough obtained a B.S. in biochemistry with a minor in sociology from Bates College.

NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 160 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8% of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 2,100 retailer and 1,750 supplier members from more than 50 countries.

Source: NACS

X5 Retail launches Pyaterochka’s Helping Card loyalty programme following successful completion of the pilot phase

Moscow, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer, announces the company-wide launch of Pyaterochka’s Helping Card (Vyruchai-Karta) loyalty programme following successful completion of the pilot phase. The programme uses a points-based system and personalised offers based on data about customer preferences.

The pilot programme was successfully completed in selected regions where Pyaterochka operates on 4 July 2017, and the Helping Card programme has now been fully launched in 38 regions of the Russian Federation[1], which represents 66% of the chain’s current territory. By the end of August 2017, Pyaterochka stores in every region where the chain operates will offer customers Helping Cards.

As a result of the pilot project, over 12 million Pyaterochka customers received loyalty cards and began using them, and around 7 million activated their cards by filling in an application online. To date, the new loyalty cards have been used for around 30% of purchases made in the regions where the Helping Cards programme was launched. According to the Company’s preliminary estimates, the loyalty programme may attract up to 30 million customers across Russia once it has been fully rolled out, which would mean that every second Pyaterochka shopper will use the card.

Pyaterochka CEO Olga Naumova said: “Pyaterochka’s pilot loyalty programme has been completed successfully. Our technology-based solution enables us to analyse large volumes of data and focus on our customers’ preferences by developing personalised offers. In addition, the programme’s infrastructure enables our suppliers to plan promos and marketing campaigns more effectively.”

Data on each customer’s shopping habits is stored in the loyalty programme database, and then used to automatically create personalised marketing offers such as extra points for buying certain goods or categories of goods, a multiple-based increase in points earned for purchases made during certain hours of the day, or a 10-fold increase in points on purchases made for the customer’s birthday.

Pyaterochka customers can receive a loyalty card for free with any purchase of RUB 555 or more, or may buy one at the checkout for RUB 25. The customer earns their first points when purchasing the card. Points are earned for buying any goods, including during promotions, with the exception of those offered at the minimum retail price for tobacco and alcohol products. Helping Card points can be earned even if the customer receives other discounts for a purchase, such as the 10% discount offered to pensioners or special offers for parents.

Points are earned and redeemed based on the following system: 1 point is granted for every RUB 20 or RUB 10, depending on the amount paid, and 10 points earn a RUB 1 discount when redeemed. In order to redeem the points and receive a discount, the customer must activate their card, or confirm their participation in the loyalty programme by sending an text message, via Pyaterochka’s call centre or online. The total discount may be for up to 100% of the ticket.

[1] – As of 4 July 2017, the Pyaterochka loyalty program has been operating in Moscow and the Moscow Region, in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, in Bryansk, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Belgorod, Voronezh, Kursk, Lipetsk, Orel, Tambov, Kaluga, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tula, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg, Penza, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Rostov regions, in the republics of Karelia, Komi, Mari El, Mordovia and Chuvashia, in Adygeya, Kalmykia and Karachay-Cherkessia, and also in the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories.


Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.:+7 (495) 502-9783

Andrey Vasin
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.:+7 (495) 662-88-88 ext. 21-456

Source: X5 Retail Group


Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 1,600,992 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from June 26, 2017 up to and including June 30, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €17.05 per share for a total consideration of €27.3 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €1 billion share buyback program announced on December 7, 2016.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 27,569,406 common shares for a total consideration of €538 million.

Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information under “Files to download” (on the right).

Visit for a complete overview of all Ahold Delhaize share buyback programs.


Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
+31 88 6595134

Source: Ahold Delhaize