CULVER CITY, US, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just this week, Metric USA released an Adjustable Top with Comfort Neck Pad and Water-Repellent Waist Apron, available on  Metric USA is a full-service home goods and accessories manufacturing and development company with a commitment for incorporating innovative and never-before-seen elements into everyday household products,

Curated to embody two different apron designs and functionalities for on-the-go individuals, the new multi-functional apron comes in a set of two styles: a bistro style serving apron and a bib cooking apron.

“This new apron product comes with an adjustable neck strap that enables the user to adjust the bib apron easily,” said Rita Haft, Founder, and Owner of Metric USA. “Plus, with the extra-long reinforced ties, the apron is easily pulled for a comfortable, perfect fit. Designed with durability and flexibility in mind, this apron can keep up with any kitchen demand.”

The apron comes with a padded neck section which provides comfort to users wearing the aprons for long periods of time. Due to its versatility and unisex development, the apron is a functional solution for moms, dads, husbands, wives, kids, daughters, friends, chefs, and waiters/waitresses in any type of food establishment.

The reversible design also makes the apron twice as functional, with two sides of high-quality apron fabric that can withstand cooking, baking, barbecuing, serving guests in a restaurant and hotel, and other types of uses.

“There are also zippered pockets for keeping phones safe and dry during the cooking process,” said Rita Haft. “Spread the word on the official rollout of our new dual-sided apron product, and head on over to our website today to check out our other innovative home goods fixtures.”The Metric USA apron comes guaranteed wrinkleless.

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Nordstrom Rack to open at The Promenade at Town Center in Santa Clarita, California in spring 2018

SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Promenade at Town Center in Santa Clarita, California. The approximately 30,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2018.

Just 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, The Promenade at Town Center is located off I-5 at the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and McBean Parkway. The new Nordstrom Rack store will join more than seven existing retailers in the area.

“We’ve been fortunate to serve customers in the Los Angeles area for many years and we’re thrilled to add a new Nordstrom Rack location in beautiful Santa Clarita,” said Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Rack. “We’re excited to offer local customers a more convenient location to shop great brands at great Rack prices.”

This will be the first Nordstrom Rack store in Santa Clarita. This fall the company is also opening a new Nordstrom Rack at FIGat7th in downtown Los Angeles and relocating a full-line store to Los Angeles’Westfield Century City.

“Nordstrom Rack is a strong operator, with offerings that are well aligned with the local demographics,” said Ben Green, Asset Manager at Barings, LLC. “We are confident that the store will be embraced by the community and have strong sales volumes.  We are excited to have Nordstrom Rack join The Promenade’s existing roster of tenants, including HomeGoods, Party City, and Tilly’s.  With the addition of Nordstrom Rack, The Promenade at Town Center is the preeminent community shopping center in the Santa Clarita Valley and continues to be a solid investment for our fund.”

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices. Nordstrom Rack stores offer convenient mobile check-out, allowing customers to skip the lines and purchase their items from a salesperson anywhere in the store. Nordstrom Rack merchandise comes from Nordstrom stores and, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands available at Nordstrom. Customers can shop an even larger selection of merchandise on or through the Nordstrom Rack + HauteLook mobile app, which features a Scan and Shop button to easily locate and order items not available in the store. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About Barings Real Estate Advisers
Barings Real Estate Advisers is part of Barings LLC, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers. The group is an active investor in private and public, equity and debt markets, and provides core, value-added, and opportunistic investment and advisory services to institutional and other qualified investors around the globe.

About Barings
Barings is a $280+billion* global asset management firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients. We build lasting partnerships that leverage our distinctive expertise across traditional and alternative asset classes to deliver innovative solutions and exceptional service. A member of the MassMutual Financial Group, Barings maintains a strong global presence with over 600 investment professionals and offices in 17 countries. Learn more, at

*As of March 31, 2017.

Brenna Sussman
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-2316

Ben Green
Barings LLC
(310) 234-2525

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Carrefour Express opens Italy’s first “3 Minuti” store

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Express once again demonstrates its commitment to the city of Genoa with the opening of Italy’s first “3 Minuti” store in via degli Orefici 37/R. This innovative Carrefour Express format allows customers the chance to enjoy a tasty breakfast, a quick lunch break, a snack or a ready dinner. The new store also offers a range of useful services every day from 7 am to 11 pm.

The “3 Minuti” format was devised by Carrefour Express as a convenience service that enables customers not only to do their shopping but also have breakfast, buy ready meals and choose from a wide range of products. “3 Minuti  Express” also offers services such as digital photo processing, tablets and free wi-fi, urban transport tickets and tickets for the city’s principal entertainment attractions (aquarium, cinemas, water park etc.). There’s also a phone charging station and facilities such as ATM, money transfer, bill payment, gift cards and prepaid Mastercard.

The new store has a sales area of 160 square metres and is one of 147 Carrefour Express outlets across Liguria, of which 71 are in the city of Genoa. The layout of products in dedicated sections makes shopping quicker and easier than ever before, with sections specializing in sweet and savoury foods, home cleaning products, personal care and pet foods and products. Together with the fruit and vegetable section, the gastronomy area offers a vast selection of products, many of them local, which are available for shoppers to try in single-portion servings.

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

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

Anne Frasier’s thriller, The Body Reader wins the International Thriller Writers’ 2017 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel

NEW YORK, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tonight (Jul. 15, 2017), Anne Frasier’s thriller, The Body Reader, was named the winner of the International Thriller Writers’ 2017 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel. Anne Frasier’s The Body Reader was published last summer by Thomas & Mercer, the mystery, thriller and true crime imprint of Amazon Publishing.

The Thriller Awards honor the best in thriller fiction in six categories. Anne Frasier, a Daphne du Maurier Award and RITA Award winner, is a first-time nominee for the award.

“I want to thank Amazon Publishing and the entire Thomas and Mercer team. Anyone who has worked with them knows how wonderful they are,” said Frasier. “I also want to thank my editor, Jessica Tribble, and author relations manager, Sarah Shaw. And a big thank you to International Thriller Writers.”

In The Body Reader, no one knows madmen like Detective Jude Fontaine. Held in an underground cell for three years, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice—and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead.

“From our first reading of The Body Reader, we knew it was something special,” said Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing. “We’re thrilled to see Anne recognized with this richly deserved honor.” Frasier is edited by Thomas & Mercer Editor Jessica Tribble.

2017 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel nominees include Robert Dugoni for In the Clearing; Paul Kemprecos for The Minoan;Jonathan Maberry for Kill Switch; and Stephen Maher for Salvage.

Book two, Body Count, in Frasier’s June Fontaine Series will publish in June 2018, and will be available on and in bookstores. Thomas & Mercer also publishes Frasier’s Elise Sandburg Series. Book four in the series, Truly Dead, published in May 2017.

Amazon Publishing is a brand used by Amazon Content Services LLC and Amazon Media EU Sarl.

About Amazon Publishing

Launched in the U.S. in 2009, Amazon Publishing is the publishing arm of and publishes literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction. Today, Amazon Publishing is a global publisher with editors in Seattle, New York, Grand Haven, Luxembourg, London, Munich, Milan, Madrid, and Paris. In Europe, Amazon Publishing publishes original-language titles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

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Amazon Web Services announced the availability of G3 instances

Next generation of high-performance graphics acceleration instances offers the most CPU and memory in the cloud for 3D rendering and virtual reality applications

SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jul. 14, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the availability of G3 instances, the next generation of GPU-powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances designed to make it easy to procure a powerful combination of central processing (CPU) and random-access memory (RAM) for workloads such as 3D rendering, 3D visualizations, graphics-intensive remote workstations, video encoding, and virtual reality applications. Backed by NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs, G3 instances offer double the CPU power per GPU, and double the host memory per GPU, than the most powerful GPU cloud instance available today. To get started with G3 instances, visit

Customers running complex modeling and 3D visualization analyses, such as medical image processing, computer-aided design, and seismic visualization jobs, require significant CPU processing power and memory. To offer the best performance for these graphics-intensive applications, the largest G3 instance offers twice the CPU power and eight times the host memory of the previous generation graphics instance (G2). The g3.16xlarge features four NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs with 64 CPUs using the latest custom Intel Xeon E5-2686v4 (Broadwell) processors, 488 GB of RAM, and Enhanced Networking using the Amazon EC2 Elastic Network Adaptor. The G3 instance also features two Amazon EC2 “firsts” to speed video frame processing and improve image fidelity for graphics workloads: support for NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation capabilities, including the ability to support four monitors with resolutions of up to 4K (4096 x 2160), and hardware encoding to support up to 10 H.265 (HEVC) 1080p30 streams per GPU.

“AWS was the first to offer cloud instances customized for graphics-intensive applications. In 2010, we launched the CG1 instance type to provide a cost-effective, high-performance instance for graphics-heavy applications, and today, G3, our third generation GPU-powered instance, serves the most demanding graphics workloads such as 3D rendering and data visualization,” said Matt Garman, Vice President, Amazon EC2. “Today, AWS provides the broadest range of cloud instance types to support a wide variety of workloads. Customers have told us that having the ability to choose the right instance for the right workload enables them to operate more efficiently and go to market faster, which is why we continue to innovate to better support any workload.”

BeBop Technology delivers specialized cloud-based services used by the world’s leading media companies and movie studios. “At BeBop, we help customers migrate to a cloud-based environment and integrate the cloud into their existing editorial and post-production workflows,” said David Benson, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of BeBop Technology. “The advanced graphics features of Amazon EC2 G3 instances help our customers edit their work with the same quality and fidelity they would expect from a local workstation, and deliver results faster and much more cost effectively than previously possible.”

Landmark, a Halliburton business line, is the leading technology solutions provider of data and analytics, science, software, and services for the exploration and production industry. “Landmark’s DecisionSpace 365, the industry’s first end-to-end E&P SaaS solution, is empowering oil and gas companies to make the shift to cloud where they’re experiencing breakthroughs in efficiency across the E&P lifecycle,” said Chandra Yeleshwarapu, Global Head of Services and Cloud at Landmark. “The E&P Cloud is increasingly complex with very large datasets, 3D, dynamic algorithms, security, and global reach. The large memory and powerful GPUs within Amazon EC2 G3 instances enable Landmark to deliver value to our clients in ways that were not possible before.”

ZeroLight is a leading omnichannel visualization platform for the automotive industry. “Our real-time 3D car configurators allow new and returning customers to visualize every part of their vehicle to an extremely high standard, allowing them to make more informed purchase decisions,” said Darren Jobling, Chief Executive Officer of ZeroLight. “Amazon EC2 G3 instances will enable us to continue to deliver our unique, real-time, high-quality 3D experiences for automotive customers through every channel. With the increased rendering performance of G3, we will be able to build upon ZeroLight’s current cloud solution, adding new features to our online experiences that deliver higher basket value potential.”

Customers can launch G3 instances using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, and third-party libraries. G3 instances are available in three instance sizes: g3.4xlarge, g3.8xlarge, and g3.16xlarge. G3 instances are available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), AWS GovCloud (US), and EU (Ireland), and will expand to additional Regions in the coming months.

About Amazon Web Services

For 11 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, developer, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), security, hybrid, and enterprise applications, from 43 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world — including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

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Kesko Group announces June 2017 sales

Helsinki, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Group’s sales totalled €971.3 million in June 2017 – a decrease of 3.5%. In comparable terms sales in local currencies grew by 1.6%.

“Kesko’s sales in comparable terms grew in June. Sales growth was strongest in the car trade. Sales in grocery trade grew in comparable retail network, the growth strengthened especially in K-Citymarkets and in the renewed K-Markets. Sales in the building and technical trade grew in business to business B2B trade, but the business to consumers B2C sales was weakened by the cold start to summer in northern Europe.” says Kesko’s CEO Mikko Helander.

Sales in the grocery trade totalled €456.5 million in June, a decrease of 5.3%. Sales in the grocery trade including the comparable stores of Suomen Lähikauppa amounted to €444.4 million and the comparable development in sales was +0.7%.

Sales in the building and technical trade totalled €430.2 million in June, a decrease of 4.5%. Comparable sales in the building and technical trade excluding the 1.6.2017 divested K-maatalous agricultural trade increased in local currencies by 1.3%. Comparable sales increased in Finland by 6.4% and decreased abroad by 2.7%. Comparable sales in the building and technical trade excluding specialty goods trade grew by 2.8%. Sales in the specialty goods grew by 0.7% in furniture trade, sales in leisure trade in Finland increased by 10.7% and sales in machinery trade decreased by 13.2%.

Car trade sales in June were €84.6 million, a growth of 13.1% compared to the previous year. Car sales without AutoCarrera amounted to €80.5 million and the comparable development was +7.6%.

Change, % indicates the change in the corresponding period of the previous year. The comparable change % has been calculated for the grocery trade by including those stores of Suomen Lähikauppa to the sales, which have belonged to the network in both years. The comparable change % in the building and technical trade as well as the car trade has been calculated in local currencies and excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestments.

In June 2017, the number of Kesko’s wholesale selling days in Finland was 21, which was the same as the previous year. In April-June 2017 the number of selling days was 60, three less than the previous year. From 1 January to 30 June 2017, Kesko’s wholesale selling days in Finland were equivalent to the previous year.

Kesko releases advance information on K Group’s retail sales quarterly, in connection with interim reports.

Further information:

Vice President
Group Controller
Eva Kaukinen
tel. +358 105 322 338.

Source: Kesko Corporation

Argos revealed a 31% overall rise in tennis product sales versus the same period last year

Argos revealed a 31% overall rise in tennis product sales versus the same period last year


Milton, Keynes, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Andy Murray departs from this year’s Wimbledon, the nation has a new tennis hero to cheer on and has officially gone crazy for Konta. Leading online retailer Argos has today (13 July 2017) revealed a 31% overall rise in tennis product sales, versus the same period last year

  • Wimbledon fever spreads as tennis racket sales surge by 71 per cent
  • Johanna Konta’s success at the tournament is thought to be a major factor behind the rise in popularity of the sport
  • The Cotswolds sees the largest increase with a massive 176% rise year on year

Tennis rackets saw the largest increase (71%), with tennis balls and a 3D swing analyser also contributing to the overall rise.

Although reigning champion Andy Murray has departed, it seems Brits are being inspired by bookmaker’s favourite, Johanna Konta, as she heads into her semi-final against five time champion Venus Williams today. With her big serve and forehand combination working on-court, she seems to have provided a winning sales formula off-court too.

A regional breakdown reveals that the Cotswolds saw the largest increase at 176%, while the West Midlands, South Wales and Central London also feature in the top five.

Top ten regions across the country:

Region and percentage increase
1. Cotswolds 176%
2. West Midlands 173%
3. South Wales 147%
4. Republic of Ireland 140%
5. Central London South 138%
6. West Yorks & East Lancs 117%
7. South East 114%
8. South West 90%
9. South Midlands 85%
10. Northern Ireland 80%

Bryn Saysell Assistant Sports Buyer, at Argos said: “We always prepare for big sporting moments like Wimbledon and we’re thrilled to be able to help so many people get onto the tennis court this summer.The whole country is getting behind Konta and we hope the popularity continues so we can contribute, in some small way, in finding the next generation of on-court heroes.”


+44 (0)845 124 0044

Source: Argos


Louis Vuitton expands its Tambour watch collection with its first connected watch Tambour Horizon

Louis Vuitton expands its Tambour watch collection with its first connected watch Tambour Horizon


Paris, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tambour Horizon is the first connected watch from Louis Vuitton, enriching the iconic Tambour watch collection with a unique timepiece that is totally faithful to the Maison’s timeless values of luxury, the spirit of travel and creativity.

Louis Vuitton continues to innovate with the introduction of its first ever connected watch, a concentrate of tradition and high tech. With Google’s Android Wear™ operating system and the processing power of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 platform, this new smartwatch blends the best of technology with a rich array of features available around the world, including China, a notable first.  The Tambour Horizon has the same distinctive case as the Tambour Moon, making it instantly recognizable as a Louis Vuitton luxury timepiece.

Faithful to the spirit of travel that has defined the Maison since its founding, this first Louis Vuitton connected watch offers exclusive features for the contemporary traveler. “My Flight” makes essential information such as flight times, gate number, delays, remaining time to destination and more available right on the wearer’s wrist. And the exclusive “City Guide” function extends the services of the well-known guides published by Louis Vuitton to the connected watch, enriching the travel experience thanks to an intelligent geolocation feature.  What’s more, a simple maneuver shows the time in major world cities, while the local time remains displayed on the watch face.

A host of personalization features let each wearer customize their Tambour Horizon, transforming it into a unique object attuned to their mood and aesthetic taste. The watch face can be customized with signature Louis Vuitton elements – Monogram, Damier, colored stripes – as well as personal initials. A simple and robust snap-on system lets wearers easily change their strap to suit any occasion. Here too, there is a wide variety of straps available featuring iconic Louis Vuitton signatures.

With the new Tambour Horizon, Louis Vuitton introduces the infinite possibilities of a connected watch while adding the luxury aesthetic and refinement that have always defined the Maison.


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


Waitrose names Simon Burdess as its first Director of Food Service

London, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has appointed Simon Burdess as its first Director of Food Service.

As the supermarket develops its casual dining and grazing in branches, this newly created role will see Simon lead on the development of Waitrose’s food service offer.

Simon, who will join the business in September, is currently Vice President, Restaurants and Bars, with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®).

He also has 20 years’ experience in the retail industry, having previously been Commercial Director for Fortnum and Mason, and various commercial roles at Marks & Spencer, including as Category Manager for in store hospitality.

Ben Stimson, Retail Director at Waitrose, said: ‘We want our shops to be places where customers will feel excited by and inspired by food – and evolving our food service offer is vital in achieving this. Simon brings a wealth of experience which will be invaluable in ensuring our hospitality makes our shops dynamic and vibrant places to visit.’

Notes to editors

Waitrose – winner of the Best Supermarket¹ and Best Food and Grocery Retailer² awards – currently has 354 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 64 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. It combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop – dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service. Waitrose also exports its products to 58 countries worldwide and has seven shops which operate under licence in the Middle East. Waitrose’s omnichannel business includes the online grocery service,, as well as specialist online shops including for wine, and for cookware, utensils and kitchen gadgets.

¹ Which? Customer Survey
² Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards


For more information, please contact:

Waitrose Press Office
Telephone: 01344 825 080

Source: Waitrose

EROSKI impulsa un ecosistema de desarrollo del talento e intraemprendimiento de la mano de MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA

EROSKI impulsa un ecosistema de desarrollo del talento e intraemprendimiento de la mano de MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA


  • MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA y EROSKI firman un convenio para la captación y desarrollo de talento
  •  Establece un marco de colaboración para la implantación de nuevas metodologías de gestión empresarial, transferencia de conocimiento técnico y formación continua
  •  EROSKI aborda un nuevo ciclo estratégico focalizado en la competitividad, donde uno de sus ejes principales es potenciar las capacidades de sus equipos de personas
  •  MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA apuesta por la formación y el desarrollo de los profesionales en las empresas

OÑATI, Espana, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI y Mondragon Unibertsitatea (MU)  han firmado un convenio de colaboración para la incorporación de nuevos profesionales a EROSKI y la transferencia de talento entre ambas organizaciones a través de programas de formación continua, innovación metodológica en gestión empresarial, transferencia de conocimiento técnico y creación de un nuevo ecosistema para nuevos proyectos de intraempredimiento en EROSKI. Este convenio marco de colaboración ha sido rubricado esta mañana por el rector de MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA, Vicente Atxa, y por el presidente de EROSKI, Agustín Markaide.

Con este convenio, EROSKI busca impulsar un programa de emprendimiento interno para proyectos de innovación que apalanquen su estrategia por la competitividad definida para los próximos años. Para ello, EROSKI y MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA abordarán un plan de transferencia de talento Universidad-Empresa en áreas como la gestión de proyectos de innovación, metodologías “design thinking”, plataformas de innovación abierta “open innovation”…

Acorde con su cultura cooperativa, EROSKI y MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA trabajarán conjuntamente en el diseño de nuevos canales de participación de los Socios Clientes para la mejora continua de la atención prestada en las tiendas de nueva generación “contigo”. Además, a través de equipos duales Universidad-Empresa abordarán distintos proyectos de innovación entre los que destacan para los próximos meses los definidos en las áreas de Comercio Electrónico, Sistemas de Recomendaciones y Sugerencias de productos relacionados, la frescura extrema en la sección de Frutas y Hortalizas y las mejoras operativas en las líneas de caja de sus tiendas.

Además, mediante este convenio, MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA se convierte en socio-partner del programa “summa” de formación a nuevos directivos que desarrolla actualmente EROSKI como motor de innovación.

“Se trata de una alianza natural entre dos organizaciones de carácter cooperativo y que establece un nuevo marco de intercooperación para construir nuevas ventajas competitivas basadas en la capacitación y desarrollo integral de las personas en ambas organizaciones”, ha destacado el presidente de EROSKI, Agustín Markaide.

Potenciar el desarrollo profesional y personal de los equipos de EROSKI constituye uno de los tres pilares del Plan Estratégico a 2020, situando la formación de las personas como una de las claves en la mejora competitiva. Ya durante el pasado ejercicio, EROSKI aumentó un 20% las horas de formación interna superando las 210.000 horas. “Las nuevas tecnologías están transformando algunos aspectos de la cadena de valor de la distribución y la construcción de nuevas ventajas competitivas constituye un reto para las empresas que va, muchas veces, más allá de sus propios límites, haciendo necesario combinar el conocimiento interno con el externo”, ha explicado Markaide.

Por su parte, el rector de MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA, Vicente Atxa, ha destacado durante su intervención que “los perfiles profesionales que necesitan las empresas están en plena transformación debido a la aceleración tecnológica que están conociendo todos los sectores. Nuestra Universidad quiere convertirse a través de este acuerdo en un colaborador estratégico de EROSKI para poner en marcha estrategias de atracción y desarrollo de talento que permitan a esta organización cumplir con sus objetivos estratégicos. Junto a ello, y basándonos en la experiencia que acumula MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA en desarrollo de programas de Emprendimiento, Innovación y Liderazgo, queremos contribuir a que EROSKI se convierta en un ecosistema intraemprendedor”.


MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA, es una Universidad cooperativa de iniciativa y vocación sociales, sin ánimo de lucro y de utilidad pública, integrada en la Corporación MONDRAGON. Está compuesta por cuatro Facultades: Empresariales, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Humanidades y Educación y Ciencias Gastronómicas (Basque Culinary Center). Desarrolla actividades de formación Universitaria, formación continua de profesionales así como investigación, desarrollo y transferencia. Tiene por misión “la transformación de la sociedad a través de la formación integral de las personas y la generación y transferencia de conocimiento”.


EROSKI es el primer grupo de distribución de carácter cooperativo de España y operador de referencia en las regiones de Galicia, País Vasco, Navarra, Cataluña y Baleares. Cuenta con una red comercial de 1.837 establecimientos, entre supermercados, hipermercados y otras tiendas de negocios diversificados. Cuenta con más de 7 millones de Socios Clientes y 33.162 socios cooperativistas y trabajadores.

Aborda actualmente el desarrollo de un nuevo plan estratégico para los próximos cuatro años en el que se marca como objetivo prioritario competir en cada uno de los mercados donde está presente, situar al Socio-Cliente en el centro de su estrategia y potenciar las capacidades de sus equipos de personas.

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H&M announces exclusive designer collaboration with ERDEM

H&M announces exclusive designer collaboration with ERDEM


Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ —Today (13 JUL, 2017) H&M announced its big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM, the London based must-have designer loved by celebrities and fashion insiders alike. H&M is also pleased to reveal that the visionary film maker Baz Luhrmann will bring the collection to life through his unique storytelling. ERDEM x H&M will be available in selected stores as well as on, November 2.

For H&M, Erdem has designed a brand-new collection for women and, for the first time ever, a collection for men. Erdem believes in the power of beauty, exploring historical references and personal narratives in every piece he makes. For ERDEM x H&M he’ll reflect and reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections, playing with the prints, textiles and delicate craftsmanship that have made his name.

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time, says Erdem

“For me fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression –  a stand alone art form. I am excited to be collaborating with ERDEM and H&M to reveal the story of this unique collection,” says Baz Luhrmann.

“From the moment we started talking with Erdem about the collaboration, I was captured by his vision. For ERDEM x H&M he has created an enchanting world full of beauty, delicacy and rich details. These are special pieces you will want to wear forever,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Creative Advisor.

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Camilla Emilsson Falk
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Source: H&M