The National Retail Federation applauds Senate passage of landmark tax reform legislation

WASHINGTON, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ —The National Retail Federation welcomed Senate passage early today (December 2, 2017) of landmark tax reform legislation, saying congressional action on the pro-growth plan is helping boost consumer confidence and that savings from reform could be enough to pay for many families’ holiday shopping. “This vote couldn’t come at a better […]

CVS Health survey: majority of Americans agree that the health care system is in need of reform

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Results of a new national survey from CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) released today (November 30, 2017) found that over half (56 percent) of Americans say the U.S. health care system does not work well for them, while overwhelming majorities agree the system is in need of reform (73 […]

Iceland supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose bottle Deposit Return Scheme

London, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland fully supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose a bottle DepositReturn Scheme (DRS). Richard Walker, Director for Sustainability at Iceland Foods, said: “Every minute, a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans. In Britain, we are failing to recycle up to 16 million single use plastic bottles […]

NGA urges Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform to create a more level playing field for supermarkets operating as pass-through businesses

ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and 152 state trade associations and food retailers today urged the U.S. Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform that creates a more level playing field for supermarkets operating as pass-through businesses. In a letter to Senators, the […]

NGA urges the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ADA Reform and Education Act of 2017

ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and 28 state trade associations today urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ADA Reform and Education Act of 2017 (H.R. 620) in a letter sent to lawmakers. The legislation would protect businesses […]

The Australian Retailers Association welcomes ACCC’s Draft Determination of the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Draft Determination of the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice, supporting its concerns of the effective operation of the Code and their suggestion to invite respective organisations to become parties of the Code Administration […]

RILA welcomes House passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

Arlington , VA, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/16/2017), the Retail Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative brands, issued a statement praising the House passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”: “We are thankful the House moved swiftly to pass this important legislation that will give […]

Prada Spa in full transparency with the Italian Tax Authority; admitted to the “Cooperative Compliance Regime”

Milan,, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prada Spa has been admitted to the “Cooperative Compliance Regime” (as provided for by the Italian Legislative Decree no.128/2015), consisting in an ongoing dialogue in full transparency with the Italian Tax Authority, thereby strengthening the level of certainty on the most relevant tax matters. Adhering to this regime is […]

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division ratifies new labor agreement with UFCW Local 400

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. Mid-Atlantic division associates working at Kroger stores in West Virginia and surrounding area have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 400. “We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides good pay increases, affordable health care and financial […]

RILA comments on House Hearings on data security and consumer privacy

House Hearings Address Consumer Privacy In The Digital Age Arlington , VA, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to hearings held today (11/1/2017) in the House Financial Services and Energy and Commerce Committees focusing on data security and consumer privacy, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement: “Consumer privacy and […]

Welsh Retail Consortium on the new minimum price for alcohol in Wales

LONDON, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to today’s announcement on a new law to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in Wales, Sara Jones, Head of the Welsh Retail Consortium said: “Grocery retailers are committed to the responsible retailing of alcohol. WRC members support a number of measures which improve the way alcohol is sold […]

FMI Hannah Walker: Supreme Court’s decision to take up Amex’s case could have significant implications for food retailers

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement yesterday to reconsider allegations that American Express Co. card acceptance rules violate antitrust laws by prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cards with lower fees. FMI Senior Director of Technology & Nutrition Policy Hannah […]

FMI Jennifer Hatcher: We are disappointed on the passage of San Francisco Ordinance #170763

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released the following statement from Jennifer Hatcher, chief public policy officer and senior vice president of public affairs, on the passage of San Francisco Ordinance #170763 that will require food retail establishments to require recordkeeping regarding the use of antimicrobials in animals produced […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions in U.S. and Intends to Seek Protection under CCAA in Canada

Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Stores and Web Stores across the World are Open and Continuing to Provide World-Class Experiences for Customers Restructuring Process Expected to Enhance Financial Flexibility for Investments in Growth Initiatives Company Receives Commitment of Over $3.0 Billion in Debtor-in-Possession Financing to Support Operations WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. (“the Company”) today […]

Co-op cuts the cost of women’s sanitary products

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op has today (29 August 2017) announced it will cut the cost of women’s sanitary products to cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon tax.’ A five per cent reduction will come into effect on 30 August 2017 ahead of Government proposals* to remove the VAT. All 71 […]

NCR announces Court approval of the consent decree settlement to resolve the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today (August 24, 2017) announced Court approval of the consent decree settlement it entered into in January 2017 with the United States Government and the State of Wisconsin to effectively resolve the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation. “Approval of […]

Tesco to reduce the price of women’s sanitary products to cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (28 Jul 2017) announced it will reduce the price of women’s sanitary products in a bid to make them more affordable for customers. The five per cent reduction in price will cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’ or VAT on the items […]

NRF: retailers remain committed to fixing Obamacare despite the failure of a “skinny” repeal bill in the Senate

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation said retailers remain committed to fixing Obamacare despite the failure of a “skinny” repeal bill in the Senate early today (July 28, 2017). “It was very disappointing to come so close on even a limited bill but we will use our disappointment to fuel our push […]

Food Marketing Institute and the supermarket industry welcome approval of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute and the supermarket industry appreciate Chairman Greg Walden’s (R-OR) leadership and the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s approval of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772).  H.R. 772 is a bipartisan bill led by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA), […]

Staples, Inc. announces early termination of the waiting period under the “HSR Act”

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS or “Staples”) announced that on July 26, 2017 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”) with respect to the pending acquisition of Staples by investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners, a leading private equity […]

Florida Retail Federation supports Jose Felix Diaz for Senate District 40 in South Florida

Business-friendly Diaz is the choice in Senate District 40 for Florida’s premier retail industry association TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today (July 5, 2017 ) announced its endorsement of Jose Felix Diaz for […]

BaFin approves the stock exchange listing for METRO Wholesale & Food Specialist AG

Exchange listing of the shares of new METRO expected by Mid-July 2017 Current METRO AG shares to become CECONOMY shares Listing of the stock in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange intended Düsseldorf, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the stock exchange listing for METRO […]

Kroger stores in the Atlanta ratifies new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996

ATLANTA, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Atlanta division associates working at Kroger stores in the Atlanta metro and surrounding area have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996. “We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates. These agreements provide good wage increases, affordable health […]

Overstock.com supports H.R. 2887, The No Regulation Without Representation Act

Company Urges Legislators to Resolve Cross Boarder State Tax Regulation SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) spoke in favor of H.R. 2887, The No Regulation Without Representation Act, introduced by Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) today (June 13, 2017 ). The company added this bill to the list of “reasonable” federal legislation […]

NRF condemns House Ways and Means proposal to phase in Border Adjustment Tax over five years

Brady Suggestion Remains a ‘Massive Middle Class Tax Hike’ WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (June 13, 2017) condemned a proposal by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady to phase in a Border Adjustment Tax over five years. “Phasing in a job-killing plan like the Border Adjustment Tax […]

RILA announces support for the Financial CHOICE Act

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( 6/8/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced its support for the Financial CHOICE Act, urging lawmakers to take an important first step in addressing regulatory reform in the financial services sector. Austen Jensen, vice president for government affairs, issued the following statement regarding […]

Signet Jewelers extends its “Conflict-Free” reporting under Section 1502 for four consecutive years

Signet Jewelers extends its “Conflict-Free” reporting under Section 1502 for four consecutive years   HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2017-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Signet Jewelers Limited (“Signet”) (NYSE:SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, recently submitted its fourth consecutive Conflict Minerals Report to the SEC in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Signet was […]

The Florida Retail Federation: Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, June 2-4

With hurricane season almost upon us, now is the time for Floridians to stock up on important supplies to help keep them prepared and safe following a natural disaster TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retail […]

Food Marketing Institute (FMI): no room for border adjustments in tax reform

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Increasing U.S. Competitiveness and Preventing American Jobs from Moving Overseas: How Border Adjustment and Other Policies Will Boost Jobs, Investment, and Growth in the […]

International Trade Commission issued final ruling in favor of Diebold Nixdorf in its patent infringement case against Nautilus Hyosung

International Trade Commission prohibits import of Hyosung ATMs with infringing technology NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today (May 23, 2017) announced that the International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a final ruling in favor of Diebold Nixdorf in its patent infringement case against Korea-based Nautilus Hyosung. […]