Lawson, Inc. announces organizational and personnel changes effective March 1, 2015

TOKYO, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. (Head Office: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo; President and CEO, Representative Director: Genichi Tamatsuka) has announced the following organizational and personnel changes effective March 1, 2015. Organizational changes We made this organizational changes to further strengthen focus on our stores and on each area strategy. Increasing the number […]

Best Buy expands its e-commerce and mobile development capabilities by opening a technology development center in Seattle

SEATTLE, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy, the world’s leading consumer electronics retailer, will accelerate and fuel its rapidly expanding e-commerce and mobile development capabilities by opening a technology development center in Seattle. The development center will open in late spring 2015 in the booming, tech-centric South Lake Union area of Seattle and […]

Harris Teeter to present two local schools each with $500 check to support its commitment to educational programs

Store Manager to Present Check to Schools Date:          Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 Time:         10:30 a.m. Location:   Steele Croft Harris Teeter 13000 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28278 Live shots are welcomed! Charlotte, NC, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, Harris Teeter Store Director Charley Toothman will present two […]

SRC/KPMG: total Scottish retail sales decreased by 2.3% in January 2015 compared with January 2014

LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January 2015, total Scottish sales decreased by 2.3% compared with January 2014, when they had increased by 4.3%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 3.1% on last January, when they had increased by 2.5%. Adjusted for deflation measured by the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, total Scottish sales decreased by […]

JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. notified Delhaize Group that the total shareholding of certain of its subsidiaries crossed the threshold of 3% of Delhaize Group SA shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. notified Delhaize Group that the total shareholding of certain of its subsidiaries crossed the threshold of 3% of the shares issued by Delhaize Group […]

British designer Lulu Guinness collaborated with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief

Internationally renowned British designer Lulu Guinness has collaborated exclusively with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief. The Lulu Guinness bags will go on sale from 15th February 2015 exclusively at Sainsbury’s. LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Embracing the spirit of the […]

Sainsbury’s: Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith tested the “perfect meal for an athlete” in london

Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith today taste tested the “perfect meal for an athlete” according to performance nutrition experts. LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The dish, an 8oz New York strip sirloin steak served with sweet potato mash, kale, samphire, mange tout and broccoli, was served by […]

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. to broadcast its Q4 2014 earnings conference call live over internet on February 25, 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with the Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) fourth quarter 2014 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and chief […]

Kesko will employ approximately 5,000 employees this summer

HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer, K-retailers and Kesko will employ approximately 5,000 summer employees. The number is about the same as last year. The K-Group is one of the biggest summer employers in Finland. Most of the summer jobs to young people and students in the K-Group are offered by […]

Starbucks stores help celebrate Lunar New Year with new card designs, mugs, tumblers and other merchandise in Asian markets

SEATTLE, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a history that dates back more than 4,000 years, Lunar New Year is one of the world’s grandest and most significant cultural celebrations. It’s a time to sweep out the old and bring in the new with family gatherings, celebrations and the exchanging of gifts. Lunar New […]

John Allan to become Tesco Chairman on 1 March 2015

Cheshunt, England, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following Richard Broadbent’s decision to step down as Chairman, Tesco today announces that John Allan will join the Board and be appointed Chairman on 1 March 2015. Richard Broadbent will step down from the Board on the same date. Richard Broadbent, Chairman, said: “I am delighted that John […]

Walgreens reveals the top ten DMAs with flu activity for the week of Feb. 16, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index […]

7‑Eleven, Inc. will waive the franchise fee on a select number of its U.S. stores through June 30

DALLAS, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Between now and June 30, 7‑Eleven, Inc. will waive the franchise fee on a select number of its U.S. stores available for franchise, a savings of up to $80,000. The Zero Franchise Fee Initiative was announced by 7‑Eleven® President and CEO Joe DePinto at last week’s 7‑Eleven Experience in Las […]

Next Door by Wegmans and Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar by Wegmans will host “East Meets West Dinner” with three celebrity chefs

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Next Door by Wegmans and Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar by Wegmans are honored to welcome three celebrity chefs to their kitchens for specialty dinners. March 4th – Next Door by Wegmans will host an “East Meets West Dinner” with Japanese Chef Mikami-San. This monthly dinner, a culinary […]

Whole Foods Market and American Homestead Natural Pork launch Non-GMO Project Verified™ fresh pork program at Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington

Austin, TX, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has teamed up with longtime supplier partner American Homestead Natural Pork to launch the first large-scale Non-GMO Project Verified™ fresh pork program at Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington. The new program, which includes a full lineup of fresh pork cuts in store […]

Morrisons cuts the regular price of more than 130 shopping basket staples by 22%

Bradford, England, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has announced that from today it is cutting the regular price of more than 130 shopping basket staples by an average of 22 per cent. These are items that most customers put in their baskets most regularly. The price of essentials such as bread, milk, butter, […]

Groupe Auchan and Système U announced purchasing partnership

CROIX, France, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sharing the same philosophy of the business they operate in, the management of Groupe Auchan and Système U decided to inform their staff representatives of plans to take this partnership further. Last September, Groupe Auchan and Système U announced their purchasing partnership, when the U group entrusted […]

The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 14% in local currencies in January 2015 compared to the same month the previous year

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 14 percent in local currencies in January 2015 compared to the same month the previous year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,541 on 31 January 2015 versus 3,184 on 31 January 2014. Percentage sales development for the […]

Starbucks gives its store partners an opportunity to express their creativity with the launch of The Starbucks Partner White Cup Contest

SEATTLE, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inspired by the success of its White Cup Contest for customers, Starbucks is giving its store partners (employees) an opportunity to express their creativity through their own design contest. The Starbucks Partner White Cup Contest – launched today – runs for one week. U.S. partners are invited to […]

Carrefour Market partners with PHILLIPS and French start-up ECHY to test a revolutionary new hybrid fibre-optic lighting technology

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Market has entered into a partnership with PHILLIPS and French start-up ECHY in order to test a revolutionary new hybrid fibre-optic lighting technology. The system reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in stores by harnessing natural light, improving the visual comfort of customers in the process. […]

NRF 2015 economic forecast: Retail industry sales will increase 4.1%, up from the 3.5% growth seen in 2014

Non-Store Sales to Grow as Much as 10% in 2015 WASHINGTON, 2015-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation released its 2015 economic forecast today, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 4.1 percent*, up from the 3.5 percent growth seen in 2014. NRF also announced today […]

Haggen begins the process of acquiring 146 stores as a result of Albertsons LLC and Safeway merger

Pacific NW grocery chain takes ownership of first acquired store at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning Bellingham, Wash., 2015-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen today announced that it has begun the process of acquiring 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review of […]

Rite Aid to acquire EnvisionRx for $2 billion

Provides a Full Suite of Pharmacy Benefit Management Capabilities to Enhance Rite Aid’s Healthcare Offering and Drive Growth Across its Retail Healthcare Platform CAMP HILL, Pa. and TWINSBURG, Ohio, 2015-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) and Envision Pharmaceutical Services (“EnvisionRx”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which […]

Darty plc announces total group revenue up 2.4% in its Interim Management Statement for the period 1 November 2014 to date

LONDON, 2015-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Total Group revenue up 2.4 per cent. Further market share gain in France in challenging market conditions. Darty plc today announces an Interim Management Statement for the period 1 November 2014 to date. Financial information is for the Continuing Group for the third quarter period from 1 November […]

ICSC: 76% of the Valentine’s Day shoppers plan to buy their items in-stores while 60% of online buyers will pick them up in-stores

76% will purchase items in-stores, while nearly 60% of online shoppers will pick up their items in-stores NEW YORK, 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Valentine’s Day upon us, consumers are busy shopping for loved ones. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), this holiday, 33% of adults in the U.S. plan to […]

CarMax named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125 for the eighth straight year

Company Makes List of Best Employee Training Programs for Eighth Consecutive Year RICHMOND, Va., 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has been named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125 for the eighth straight year. CarMax ranks NAo. 61 for 2015. Training Top 125 recognizes organizations for […]

UK’s top lawn expert David Hedges-Gower joined forces with Homebase

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The UK’s top lawn expert, David Hedges-Gower has joined forces with leading garden retailer Homebase to offer help and advice to tackle grass that just won’t grow to getting unsightly brown patches back to a perfect shade of green. With over 35 years’ experience of working with […]

Foodstuffs South Island opens new ambient distribution centre in Hornby, Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, was on hand today to open Foodstuffs South Island’s new ambient distribution centre (DC) in Hornby, Christchurch. The greenfield project essentially connects an additional 31,587m2 to the existing 14,000m2 ambient warehouse at Hornby and consolidates operations from the […]

NACS: six in ten consumers say gas prices will be higher in 30 days

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a week of rising gas prices, a majority of consumers think that the good times of falling gas prices are over. Almost six in ten consumers (58%) say gas prices will be higher in 30 days, nearly double the proportion who said so a month ago (31%). […]

Starbucks Mexico donated over 180,000 rust resistant coffee plants to Chiapas coffee farmers through TODOS SEMBRAMOS CAFÉ program

SEATTLE, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Martiniano Moreno had spent more than 30 years growing coffee on a farm located in the hillsides near the region of La Frailesca in Chiapas, Mexico. It’s a part of the country well known for producing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee beans. Moreno’s decades-long experience hadn’t […]