METRO GROUP posts like-for-like sales growth of 1.5% in financial year 2014/15

Like-for-like sales growth of 1.5% in financial year 2014/15 Growth drivers online retail and delivery remain successful METRO Cash & Carry and Media Saturn report like-for-like sales growth in both financial year 2014/15 and Q4 2014/15 Acquisitions Classic Fine Foods and RTS strengthen sales lines Sale of Galeria Kaufhof successfully completed; net cash inflow of €1.75 […]

Overstock.com: t0.com successfully used bitcoin blockchain to record evidence of compliance with SEC Regulation SHO before a trader can engage in a short-sale

t0.com Completes Another Successful Production Beta Test of Its Software SALT LAKE CITY, 2015-10-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — t0.com, a majority-owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc.(NASDAQ:OSTK) today announced it successfully completed another production beta test of its t0 software, by successfully using the bitcoin blockchain to record evidence of compliance with SEC Regulation SHO before a […]

Sprouts Farmers Market to release financial results for 3Q ended Sep 27, 2015 before the market opens on Thursday, November 5

PHOENIX, Ariz., 2015-10-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFM) today announced it will issue financial results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2015 before the market opens on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Following the release, Sprouts management will conduct a conference call at 8 a.m. MST (10 a.m. EST) to discuss […]

eBay and Argos to make it easier and more convenient for sellers on eBay to offer unique fulfilment services

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-10-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay and Argos today announce that they have signed a wider multi-year partnership making it easier and more convenient for both business and consumer sellers on eBay to offer unique fulfilment services. The partnership spans collection and drop-off at Argos stores and delivery within 48 hours. […]

Cold Stone Creamery to open 13 locations in Cambodia over the next five years

The First Location to Open in the Capital City of Phnom Penh SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the next five years, 13 Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) locations will open in Cambodia, with the first location opening in the capital city of Phnom Penh sometime over the next 6 months. Kahala Brands™, […]

Zalando’s group revenues in Q3 2015 up by 41-43 per cent vs Q3 2014

Further acceleration of growth to 41-43 per cent, Q3 revenues at EUR 707-717 million Adjusted EBIT of EUR -18 to -32 million (margin of -2.5 to -4.5 per cent), including targeted growth investments Accelerated profitable growth: revenue growth guidance for FY 2015 raised to 33-35 per cent; in return, adjusted EBIT margin lowered to 3-4 […]

Schweiz: Die Wettbewerbskommission (Weko) genehmigt Online-Marktplatz von Coop und Swisscom

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Wettbewerbskommission (Weko) gibt grünes Licht für die geplante Zusammenarbeit zwischen Coop und Swisscom zur Lancierung eines Online-Marktplatzes. Coop hat die hinter dem Marktplatz stehende Firma Eos Commerce AG gegründet, die 2016 mit dem neuen Online-Marktplatz unter dem Namen Siroop live gehen wird. Die Swisscom beteiligt sich am […]

Starbucks to release its 4Q and fiscal year end 2015 financial results after the market close on Thursday, October 29

SEATTLE, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) plans to release its fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2015 financial results after the market close on Thursday, October 29, 2015, with a conference call to follow at 2:00 p.m. PT. The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed on the company’s […]

Tesco to sell 14 Spenhill development sites across London, the South East and Bath to Meyer Bergman advised fund and clients

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has agreed the sale of fourteen Spenhill development sites across London, the South East and Bath, to a fund and clients advised by Meyer Bergman. The transaction, worth £250m, is for sites suitable for mixed-use and residential development and marks further progress against Tesco’s strategic priority of […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared a regular quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share; 6.7 percent up over the year ago dividend

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share, a 6.7 percent increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable 11 December 2015 to stockholders of record as of 16 November 2015. Walgreens Boots […]

The H&M group’s sales up by 11 percent in September 2015 YoY

STOCKHOLM, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 11 percent in local currencies in September 2015 compared to the same month last year. Sales development per month in percent in local currencies: The total number of stores amounted to 3,733 on 30 September 2015 compared to 3,338 on […]

DDR Corp announced pricing of $400m 4.250% senior unsecured notes due 2026

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today announced the pricing of $400 million of senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering.  The offering consists of $400 million of 4.250% notes due 2026.  The notes are being offered to investors at a price of 99.094% with a yield to maturity of […]

Dollar General to reform its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.,  2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as part of a broader initiative aimed at proactively improving efficiencies and reducing expenses, the Company is restructuring its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions. Substantially all of the eliminations are effective immediately. “Over the last several months, […]

NCR SaaS payment solutions and POS technologies enhance customer experience across food, beverage and amusement counters at Royal Melbourne Show 2015

NCR and VIX Technology offered patrons faster payment options for food, beverage and amusements MELBOURNE, Australia, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, worked with Vix Technology, a global provider of smart access, booking, ticketing and payments systems, to supply the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) […]

Raiffeisen Bank International selects NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA Software to secure its ATMs across Eastern European countries

NCR Solidcore Suite software proactively counters fraud and provides secure transactions for customers in Raiffeisen Bank International’s branches across seven European countries Vienna, Austria, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) has selected NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA Software […]

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia upgraded its ATM management system to NCR APTRA Vision

NCR APTRA Vision helps increase business performance and consumer experience among the bank’s 1,200 plus mutli-vendor ATM network with a single and accurate view to empower decision making ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced that Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (“CBE”), […]

NCR Small Business announced significant software upgrade for its tablet point-of-sale (POS) system – NCR Silve

Increased inventory capacity and BOGO capabilities now available DULUTH, Ga., 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Small Business today announced a significant software upgrade for NCR Silver, its tablet point-of-sale (POS) system. Version 3.8 of NCR Silver offers small businesses and franchises the opportunity to initiate buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotions, communicate across locations in real-time and support […]

Kroger will host investor conference on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in NY

CINCINNATI, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will host an investor conference on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in New York City. The following Kroger executives will address investors: Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer Mike Schlotman, executive vice president and chief financial officer Mike Donnelly, executive vice president of merchandising […]

BJ’s Restaurants will release its 3Q 2015 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 22

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it will release its third quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day. The conference call will be broadcast live over […]

Belgium: Colruyt Group opens shopping centre in Jambes on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site

Colruyt Group continues its investments in Wallonia Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the inauguration last June of the new Ath-Lessines distribution centre, Colruyt Group is continuing to invest in Wallonia, this time by opening a shopping centre in Jambes, on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site. Located at the entrance to the […]

Shopify to offer UberRUSH delivery services to Shopify merchants

One in 12 orders on Shopify are made locally OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP, TSX: SH), a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform, today announced a partnership with Uber to offer UberRUSH delivery services to Shopify merchants. Starting today, merchants enrolled in the program can offer their local customers same-day […]

Seattle-based Nordstrom plans to hire 11,800 part-time and full-time seasonal employees for the holiday season

SEATTLE, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) will hire approximately 11,800 seasonal employees for its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, as well as its fulfillment centers to support Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. Part-time and full-time seasonal positions are available, with the possibility of some roles becoming regular positions. “The holiday […]

Walmart plans $20 billion share repurchase program over two years

The company provided a three-year strategic framework intended to strengthen its U.S. and e-commerce businesses. Net sales growth is expected to range between 3 and 4 percent annually over the next three years, translating to $45 to $60 billion over the period. Investments in people and technology to drive strong shareholder returns over time. Capital […]

Macy’s Shopper Survey: clothing and gift cards top the list of categories for holiday spending this season

Survey reveals average holiday budget, top spending categories and what services consumers will use to make holiday shopping easier NEW YORK, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Macy’s (NYSE:M) announces findings from a holiday survey of more than 5,000 Macy’s shoppers (ages 18+) who were polled about their plans for this holiday shopping season. The survey […]

Alimentation Couche-Tard VP and CFO Raymond Paré to resign effective October 16

Laval, Québec, Canada,  2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A / ATD.B) today announced that its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Raymond Paré, has resigned effective October 16, 2015. Mr. Paré has indicated his intention to pursue other interests and to spend more time with his family. Couche-Tard’s Board […]

Tractor Supply Company to release its 3Q 2015 results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, intends to release its third quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. In conjunction with this release, the management of Tractor Supply Company will host a conference […]

C-star to extend its exhibition space for next year’s retail trade fair in Shanghai

Expansion into two halls: N4+N5 New highlight: Retail Technology Village Official German Pavilion confirmed Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — May 2015 saw the inaugural edition of C-star, Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail. With 162 exhibitors from 23 countries and more than 5,700 trade visitors, the first […]

2015-16 NACS Chairman Jack Kofdarali: Test your limits. Test the unknown. And work together to get better

​LAS VEGAS, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Test your limits. Test the unknown. And work together to get better,” Jack Kofdarali, president of Corona, California-based J&T Management Inc., told NACS Show attendees after accepting the gavel as the 2015-16 NACS Chairman of the Board during the 2015 NACS Show Closing General Session. Kofdarali urged attendees […]

The nine featured stores and companies in 2015 NACS Ideas 2 Go video

LAS VEGAS, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 2015 NACS Ideas 2 Go video is now available for purchase online. The fast-paced “Ideas 2 Go” program showcases emerging concepts that redefine convenience — as well as quick takeaways that retailers could easily implement at their own stores. Since 1994, Ideas 2 Go has provided a […]

NACS President and CEO Hank Armour addresses the NACS Show general session

LAS VEGAS, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We’ve been hard at work developing tools to help you defend and grow your businesses,” NACS President and CEO Hank Armour told attendees at the Oct. 13 NACS Show general session. Armour said that NACS improves the convenience retailing industry by scouting and sharing global best practices, […]