ShopRite Partners In Caring Annual Cheerios Contest raised $1.24m to support regional food banks in local communities

Store associates featured on a special-edition Cheerios box sold exclusively at ShopRite stores Keasbey, NJ, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the ShopRite Partners In Caring Annual Cheerios Contest. To help the hungry in local communities, ShopRite associates collected […]

Publix VP of Distribution Richard Schuler to retire, Casey Suarez to succeed

Publix Vice President of Distribution to Retire; New Vice President Announced LAKELAND, Fla., 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After 40 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ Vice President of Distribution Richard Schuler announced his decision to retire, effective May 2. Schuler began his Publix career in 1973 as an unloader in the company’s Miami […]

Tesco launches Clubcard Fuel Save to help customers save up to 20p off a litre of fuel

Cheshunt, England, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Tesco, the largest fuel retailer in the UK, launches a new, industry-first initiative to help customers save up to 20p off a litre of fuel, just by doing their regular shop. Clubcard Fuel Save is the only scheme of its kind in the UK. It is unlike other […]

Kesko and If partner to give K-Plussa customers K-Plussa points for insurance policies marketed by If

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko and If have signed a cooperation agreement which will give K-Plussa customers K-Plussa points for insurance policies marketed by If starting from June. The cooperation will be long term and the parties also include Mandatum Life responsible for Sampo’s life insurance business in Finland and Kaleva Mutual Insurance […]

Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut show for Louis Vuitton capped the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections with triumphant style

Paris, France, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The moment everyone was waiting for throughout the recently ended Paris Fashion Week did not disappoint. Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut show for Louis Vuitton capped the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections with triumphant style. He knew everyone was waiting to see what he would do, and he more than met their expectations. “Today is […]

Argos unveils New Spring/Summer 2014 Home Range

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest range from Argos is based on some of the latest trends with some great affordable ideas to update any room in the home. Living Create a clean, sharp style with monochrome tones, sleek high-gloss finishes, and contrast with neutral materials and simple typography patterns. Add a […]

SM Supermalls, Project Headshot Clinic and Dream Project Philippines launch Inspire campaign and digital exhibit to celebrate Women’s Month

Manila, Philippines, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of Women’s Month, SM Supermalls, Project Headshot Clinic, and the Dream Project Philippines are launching a campaign and digital exhibit called Inspire. Inspire brings together 100 of the country’s most inspiring women from all fields and industries, such as Irma Adlawan, Andi Manzano, Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Kai […]

PCATS announces three convenience and fuel retailing industry pioneers being inducted into the PCATS Hall of Fame

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — PCATS is pleased to announce that three convenience and fuel retailing industry pioneers are being inducted into the PCATS Hall of Fame: Henry Armour, president and CEO of NACS; Jenny Bullard, CIO of Waycross, Georgia-based Flash Foods; and Loring Perez, president of Columbus, Georgia-based Chattahoochee Oil Company. “Henry, […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Despite increase in gas prices, consumers continue to feel optimistic about the economy

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite a sharp increase in gas prices over the past month and consumer expectations that prices will climb higher over the next 30 days, consumers continue to feel optimistic about the economy, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. […]

Harris Teeter announced Week 6 Winners of its Together in Education $100,000 Giveaway

Four Weeks, $40,000 in Prizes Remain Alexandria, Va., 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last Saturday, March 8, 2014, as part of Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) $100,000 Giveaway, Harris Teeter’s TIE Prize Patrol visited the homes of eight Very Important Customer (VIC) cardholders in Alexandria, Va. and gave away a total of $5,000 to […]

BRC-KPMG: UK retail sales for February 2014 down 1.0% on like-for-like basis from February 2013

UK retail sales were down 1.0% on a like-for-like basis from February 2013, when they had increased 2.7% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.7%, against a 4.4% increase in February 2013. LONDON, UK, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 3-month average total growth was 2.8%, in line with the 12-month […]

BRC-KPMG: Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 14.3% in February versus a year earlier

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 14.3% in February versus a year earlier. In February 2013, they had increased by 12.3% over the previous year. LONDON, UK, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In February, online sales represented 17.5% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 15.4% in February 2013. Online sales contributed […]

ICSC: Retail sales rose by a solid 1.3% in the first week of March

NEW YORK, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail sales roared like a lion during the past week ending March 8, 2014. Sales rose by a solid 1.3%, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index.Sales also improved on a year-over-year basis, up 2.1% in the latest […]

Belk’s Spring Charity Sale provides opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts

Company-wide event on Saturday, May 3, from 6 – 10 a.m. will benefit thousands of schools and charitable organizations across the South CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk’s Spring Charity Sale on Saturday, May 3, provides an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 20 to […]

Roundy’s opened doors to Mariano’s Western Springs

Western Springs Store Offers Specialty Cheese Shop, Olive Oil and Vinegar Bar and Locally Roasted Coffee Milwaukee, Wis., 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Roundy’s, Inc. (“Roundy’s”) (NYSE: RNDY), a leading grocer in the Midwest, will open doors to Mariano’s Western Springs on Tues., March 11, at 6 a.m. Mariano’s latest store is located at 4700 Gilbert Ave. “At […]

Intershop to enhance brand identity of energy supplier E WIE EINFACH with the addition of a digital shopping environment

E WIE EINFACH enters online commerce under the WIE EINFACH! brand with the help of Intershop Jena, Germany, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, is enhancing the brand identity of energy supplier E WIE EINFACH with the addition of a digital shopping environment. This has allowed E […]

NRF and Hackett Associates report: Retail Imports To Rise In March As Retailers Stock Up For Spring

WASHINGTON, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 12.4 percent in March as retailers begin to stock up for the spring and the summer season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retailers […]

Delhaize Group to announce fourth quarter and full year 2013 results on Thursday March 13

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results (ended December 31, 2013) on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group’s website (www.delhaizegroup.com) immediately after its publication. The Delhaize Group management team will discuss the fourth […]

Ahold repurchased 3,784,727 Ahold common shares for € 54.76 million between 24-28 February 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 3,784,727 Ahold common shares in the period from February 24, 2014 up to and including February 28, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.8086 per share for a total consideration of € 54.76 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

Ahold to acquire SPAR’s business in the Czech Republic for CZK 5,245 million

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SPAR’s business in the Czech Republic for an enterprise value of CZK 5,245 million. The acquisition will be funded from existing cash resources and is subject to merger clearance. Ahold acquires 50 stores, of […]

Nearly 11,000 Sainsbury’s employees will share £8 million as two Sharesave plans mature

LONDON, 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly 11,000 Sainsbury’s colleagues will share in the company’s success as two Sharesave plans mature, with the biggest savers in the five year plan set to profit over £10,000 each, which is also tax-free. With a share price of £3.38 when the three-year and five-year plans matured, Sainsbury’s colleagues saw […]

Italian luxury fashion house Fendi unveils Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection

Paris, France,  2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On February 20 Fendi unveiled an incredible Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection, melding urban chic and a military look. This creative prowess is renewed every six months, keeping pace with the frenetic Fashion Week calendar. From inspiration to tangible ideas to production to final adjustments, here’s a closer look at the […]

Rite Aid Corporation announces new health management program Rite Aid Health Alliance

Rite Aid Pharmacists Will Partner With Physicians And Special Care Coaches To Provide Personalized, Community-Based Health Management To Chronic and Poly-Chronic Patients CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today a new program, Rite Aid Health Alliance, a pioneering health management collaboration among various healthcare providers that provides comprehensive care […]

The ShopRite of New London initiated voluntary recall of all store-made ground meat

New London, CT, 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ShopRite of New London, located at 351 North Frontage Road in New London, CT has initiated a voluntary recall of all store-made ground meat produced and sold between 7:00am and 11:00pm on Thursday, March 6, 2014. There is a possibility that these products may contain small pieces […]

ShopRite begun construction on its newest store in Yardley, PA

New London, CT, 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ShopRite of New London, located at 351 North Frontage Road in New London, CT has initiated a voluntary recall of all store-made ground meat produced and sold between 7:00am and 11:00pm on Thursday, March 6, 2014. There is a possibility that these products may contain small pieces […]

CBRE research: Germany is the most sought-after retail market in the world

LOS ANGELES, 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Germany is the most sought after retail market in the world, with 40% of global retailers planning to open a store there in 2014, while U.S. retailers dominate large-scale expansion plans, with almost half aiming to open 40 stores or more, according to the latest research from CBRE […]

Belk invites kids to participate as models in its KidFest fashion show on March 29

Parents and legal guardians interested in having their children ages 4 – 12 participate as models in the KidFest fashion show in their community should contact their local Belk store now to register. CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belk hosts its bi-annual Kidfest in-store event Saturday, March 29, from noon – 3 p.m. at […]

Belk announced grand opening of its new $7 million department store at The Palladium at Deep River Shopping Center in High Point, N.C.

Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. First 300 customers will receive Belk gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $500 New 75,000-square-foot fashion store features latest retail design and decor, expanded lines of premium brands, convenience and a continued focus on customer service and community involvement CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail […]

AB Acquisition LLC to acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway for $40 per share

Merger Will Lead to an Enhanced Shopping Experience, Including Lower Prices for Customers Safeway Shareholders Expected to Receive Total Value Estimated at $40 Per Share Cash of $32.50 per share, plus other contingent consideration with an estimated value of $3.65 per share Blackhawk shares with a recent value of $3.95 per Safeway share to be […]

Target and MLB to engage guests and fans in celebrating our nation’s teachers and inspiring kids

All-Stars Carlos Beltran and Adrian Gonzalez Also Join the Cause, Which Includes Target Presents PEOPLE “All-Star Teachers” Program, Community Events and Retail Opportunities MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-3-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today they will work together this baseball season to engage guests and fans in celebrating our nation’s […]