Commissary’s Phyllis Black and Donna Chew chosen by Progressive Grocer magazine as two of the Top Women in Grocery for 2014

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Phyllis Black, store director at Cherry Point Commissary, N.C., and Donna Chew, assistant store director at McGuire Commissary, Lakehurst, N.J., have been chosen by Progressive Grocer magazine as two of the Top Women in Grocery for 2014. “Phyllis and Donna have long been shining stars in our business,” said […]

Kesko Group reports €797.1 million sales in May 2014, excluding VAT

Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in May 2014 totalled €797.1 million, down 5.9%. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In Kesko’s food trade, sales in May were €358.0 million, a decrease of 7.4% compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in May was one less than in the previous year. In the home […]

Kesko to improve Anttila’s profitability

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Anttila Oy’s operations will be adjusted on account of weakened sales and the changed market situation. As a result of the employee co-operation negotiations started in April, the decision has been taken to close fourKodin1 department stores for interior decoration and home goods. The department stores to be closed are Helsinki […]

Save the Children, Breakthrough and Pratham and the IKEA Foundation unveiled $9.4 million program to protect 790,000 children living in cotton communities in India

Save the Children, IKEA Foundation Announce Plans to Reach a Further 790,000 Children At-Risk of Child Labour in India’s Cotton Communities. New Delhi, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On World Day Against Child Labor, Save the Children, its partners Breakthrough and Pratham, and the IKEA Foundation unveiled a $9.4 million* (Є7million) program to protect 790,000 children living […]

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded more than $2.4 million to 597 schools in 47 states

Grants provide funding for nearly 600 projects benefiting K-12 public education MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants to 597 schools in 47 states during the program’s spring 2014 grant cycle. The grants will fund school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education. […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,465,000 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 33.07 MILLION BETWEEN JUNE 9 AND 13, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,465,000 Ahold common shares in the period from June 9, 2014 up to and including June 13, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.4159 per share for a total consideration of € 33.07 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

US Foods plans to open distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area

Rosemont, Ill., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today announced it plans to open a distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area. The company currently services this customer base from its facility in Peabody, Mass. While the Peabody facility is approximately 188,000 square feet, the new facility will […]

NACS welcomes Youli Zhang as accounting manager

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Youli Zhang, CPA, has joined NACS as an accounting manager. Before coming to NACS, Zhang was an accountant at B’nai B’rith International. She also was bookkeeper at Phi Beta Delta in Washington, D.C. Before coming to the United States, Zhang worked as accounting manager at the China Construction Bank for […]

NACS names Caroline Quat as grassroots coordinator

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Caroline Quat has joined NACS as grassroots coordinator. Before coming to NACS, Quat worked in TheHome Depot’s government relations department, assisting the vice president of government relations and coordinating political action committee (PAC) activities. She also held internships with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Winding Creek Group and Catalist, […]

The National Grocers Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of two tax extenders bills

Arlington, VA, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) released the following statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of two tax extenders bills Thursday, June 12th: H.R. 4453, the Permanent S-Corporation Built-in Gains Recognition Period Act and H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014. “Today’s passage of […]

The Women Grocers of America (WGA) announces the recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship

Arlington, VA,  2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship: Jazzmen Simms, Nugget Markets; Alina Williams, Wakefern Food Corp.; Kaeley Latow, Nugget Markets; and Pamela Sprouse, Gerland’s Food Fair, will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to further their education and careers in […]

Product Recall: Wegmans bagged ice sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014; sold in VA, MD, NJ, and some PA stores only due to possible metal fragments

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Wegmans Ice in 18 lb. (UPC 77890 29200) and 7 lb. (UPC 77890 29197) bags sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. This recall has been initiated because the ice may contain metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that produces the […]

Rite Aid to host 21 days of special events for customers in preparation for the grand re-opening of its store at 300 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills

Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In preparation for the grand re-opening of the Rite Aid located at 300 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, the Company announced today it will kick off the celebration by hosting 21 days of special events for customers. “Rite Aid is proud to have been a part of the […]

Meijer opened supercenter in West Lafayette, Indiana

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a supercenter today in West Lafayette, Ind., Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The 190,000 square-foot store at 2636 Sagamore Parkway (U.S. Route 52) has created more than 270 new jobs […]

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft behind the red argyle and #GRgyle hashtag painted in Grand Rapids downtown

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Grand Rapids community has been looking for answers for weeks surrounding the red argyle and the #GRgyle hashtag that have painted the downtown area, intriguing residents and passersby. Well, the answers have finally arrived. Representatives from Meijer and the LPGA at a press conference today revealed that […]

Meijer opened 190,000 square-foot supercenter in Alma, Michigan

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a supercenter today in Alma, Mich., President J.K. Symancyk announced. The 190,000 square-foot store at 2805 West Cheesman Road has created more than 270 new jobs and will provide local […]

The New Road School of Parlin and ShopRite launch Supermarket Careers program

Keasbey, NJ, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The New Road School of Parlin hosted a grand opening today Friday, June 6th for its ShopRite Supermarket Careers program. Students who enroll in the program train for retail jobs by working in a supermarket learning lab modeled on a ShopRite store and located right inside the school. Located at 3071 […]

ShopRite of Sewell, NJ, will now have in-store dietitian to help customers live healthier lifestyles

In-Store Dietitian Brings Free Health and Wellness Services to ShopRite Customers Keasbey, NJ, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help customers live healthier lifestyles, ShopRite of Sewell, NJ, will now provide the free services of an in-store dietitian. Frank Bottino, manager with Bottino’s ShopRite, a family business that owns and operates the ShopRite of Sewell, announced today […]

Sephora to open 13 new locations inside JCPenney department stores on Friday, June 27th

NEW YORK, NY, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beauty seekers across the country have reason to celebrate. Sephora, the ultimate beauty destination and JCPenney, one of America’s leading retailers, are opening 13 new locations inside JCPenney department stores on Friday, June 27th. The first 100 clients to show up at each grand opening will dip into our […]

Wincor Nixdorf promotes the new version of its PC/E Direct Marketing software with “Five clicks to reach your customer” slogan

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the slogan “Five clicks to reach your customer”, Wincor Nixdorf is promoting the new version of its PC/E Direct Marketing software and providing banks with an effective and modern marketing tool to individually address customers on ATMs, self-service terminals or digital signage screens. With the simplified user interface, all […]

Target Corporation declared quarterly dividend of 52 cents per common share

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 52 cents per common share. The dividend is payable September 10, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business August 20, 2014. The 3rd quarter dividend will be the company’s 188th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the […]

Groupe Auchan’s Supermarket Division ISMS partners with CT Group in Vietnam

PARIS, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CT Group and ISMS, Groupe Auchan’s Supermarket Division, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a supermarket business in Vietnam. The partnership was concluded on June, 6. CT Group, whose Chairman is Mr Tran Kim Chung, is based in Ho-Chi-Minh City and is specialised in commercial real estate. […]

Foodstuffs implements new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs is currently implementing a new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide. The plan promises to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill by literally hundreds of tonnes each week. Foodstuffs is currently implementing a new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and […]

GOME to continue enhancing its sales management and internal control capabilities

Creating More Value with Low-Cost High-Efficient Supply Chain and Comprehensive Online/Offline Business Achieving “3 Deliveries/Day; Precise Delivery; Installation with Delivery” in 200 cities Hong Kong, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Guided by its “Omni-Channel Retailer” strategy and driven by its cost-efficient supply chain, GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited (HKSE: 493, “GOME” or “The Company”, together with […]

Kelly Ripa to promote “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” on QVC Saturday, July 26 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Kelly Ripa Stars in Public Service Announcements for “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” Benefitting Ovarian Cancer Research Fund WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kelly Ripa is shopping to save lives as she fills up her bag with designer deals that will contribute to the cure for ovarian cancer. Ripa, one of the most renowned […]

Harris Teeter’s Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C. now LEED-certified project by U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute

Project is Company’s Sixth Store to Achieve LEED Certification Matthews, N.C., 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced its Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C. is now officially recognized as a LEED-certified project by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).  LEED is the nation’s preeminent program […]

Philippe Tible to step down from Kingfisher plc’s Board at the end of July

LONDON, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Kingfisher plc, Europe’s leading home improvement retailer, today announces that Philippe Tible, CEO Castorama & Brico Dépôt brands, will step down from the Board at the end of July. He will also step down as a member of the Group Executive team but remain with the business until the […]

Tesco scoops three Grocer Gold Awards

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has scooped three prestigious Grocer Gold Awards at a ceremony held in London last night. The retailer picked up the Awards for: Online Supermarket of the Year Own Label Range of the Year, for finest* Business Initiative of the Year, for its work to actively change customer behaviour towards […]

Carrefour announced special events across its stores to celerate football

PARIS, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since the beginning of the month, Carrefour stores have been offering special events to their customers across the globe. Here’s a quick world tour of what’s going on in our stores: In Brazil, King Pelé has been Carrefour’s ambassador since 2013. In addition to Pelé’s appearances in our TV adverts, […]

Kesko: Youth Guarantee in the K-Group programme achieved target six months ahead of the deadline

By the beginning of June, Kesko and K-stores have employed a total of 1,188 young people in the target group of the Youth Guarantee in different parts of Finland. The Youth Guarantee in the K-Group programme was launched last year aiming to employ 1,000 young people by the end of 2014. The target was achieved […]