Darden Restaurants appoints Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) today (January 22, 2018) announced the appointment of Dave George as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within Darden. As COO, George will maintain his oversight of Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and International Franchising while adding Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen to his leadership […]

Dixons Carphone appoints Alex Baldock as Group Chief Executive

LONDON, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dixons Carphone plc announces the appointment of Alex Baldock as Group Chief Executive from April 2018, to succeed Sebastian James who has informed the board of his decision to step down around the end of the financial year after six years in the role. Sebastian will be joining Walgreens […]

Tops Friendly Markets introduces Better For You packages in its bulk department

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — As American’s are becoming more and more health conscious, retailers are finding customers are buying less food items in bulk and are becoming more conservative in their portion sizes. This shift to “less is more” can prove to be a challenge especially for a store team whose emphasis […]

Fortune magazine named CBRE Group a World’s Most Admired Company in the real estate industry for the sixth consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today  (January 22, 2018) announced that Fortune magazine has named the company a World’s Most Admired Company in the real estate industry for the sixth consecutive year. Fortune rates companies on nine attributes related to corporate performance. In 2018, CBRE was ranked second overall in the […]

X5 Retail Group assigned long-term credit rating of ruAA with a stable outlook by RAEX rating agency

Amsterdam, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: FIVE), announces that RAEX rating agency (“RAEX”) has assigned X5 a long-term credit rating of ruAA with a stable outlook. RAEX in its press release outlines the key factors contributing to this credit rating, which […]

X5 Retail announces net retail sales and operational results for the Q4 and full year 2017

Amsterdam, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), today announces preliminary consolidated net retail sales and operational results for the fourth quarter (Q4) and full year (FY) ended 31 December 2017(1). X5 Chief Executive Officer Igor Shekhterman said: “X5 delivered strong growth […]

Rite Aid updates on the progress of its plans to sell stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (Jan. 22, 2018) provided an update on the progress of its plans to sell stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) pursuant to the previously disclosed Amended and Restated Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of September 18, 2017 (the “Asset […]

Tesco announces removal of People Managers to simplify its operational structures

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (22 Jan 2018) announced changes to simplify its operational structures to improve efficiency and give line managers clearer accountability for colleague and customer experience. As part of these changes, the role of People Manager and Compliance Manager will be removed from large […]

Waitrose commits to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019

LONDON, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — And black plastic will not be used for Waitrose meat, fish, fruit and veg by end of this year Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019 – this is the earliest date a supermarket has committed to removing black plastic […]

John Lewis partners with design team PATTERNITY to launch its first ever Fashion and Home collaboration

Department store works with the design duo famous for using pattern to encourage people to slow down, be more mindful and appreciate the world LONDON, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has partnered with design team PATTERNITY to launch its first ever Fashion and Home collaboration, encompassing both homeware and athleisure. The PATTERNITY+ […]

LVMH appoints Hedi Slimane as Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline

LVMH appoints Hedi Slimane as Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline   Paris, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH announces the appointment of Hedi Slimane as Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline with effect from February this year. He will direct all Céline collections, extending to men’s fashion, couture and fragrances. Hedi Slimane’s […]

RIMOWA celebrates its upcoming 120th anniversary with the creation of new visual identity

PARIS, 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with celebrations around its upcoming 120th anniversary, RIMOWA has unveiled a new visual identity. Just as RIMOWA suitcases are uniquely resilient over time and combine the best of German engineering and craftmanship, the new logo embodies the DNA of the German Maison and its ability to meld heritage and […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance welcomes Sebastian James as SVP and President and Managing Director of Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced the appointment of Sebastian James as Senior Vice President and President and Managing Director of Boots. He also will be contributing to the Group with involvement in a number of key areas, joining the company in the summer of 2018 […]

Lowe’s welcomes David H. Batchelder, Brian C. Rogers and Lisa W. Wardell as new independent directors

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that it has appointed David H. Batchelder, co-founder of Relational Investors, and Lisa W. Wardell, CEO of Adtalem Global Education, to its board of directors effective March 22, 2018.  The company will nominate Batchelder, Wardell and new nominee Brian C. Rogers, […]

CVS Health recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today was recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. CVS Health was honored as No. 39 on the corporate rankings, up six spots from the previous year and marking the fourth consecutive year […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, an increase of 6.7 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 March 2018 to stockholders of record as of 15 […]

Marks & Spencer to open a new Clothing & Home distribution centre in Welham Green (Hertfordshire) in 2019

New 495,000 sq ft Clothing & Home distribution centre to open in Welham Green in 2019 Operations at Neasden distribution centre to transfer to other sites in the M&S network LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its five-year transformation plan, Marks & Spencer (M&S) is set to open a new Clothing & […]

Marks & Spencer appoints Sharry Cramond to the new role of Marketing Director, Food & Hospitality

LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today announces that it has restructured its Marketing Team as part of its ongoing programme of change under its five-year transformation plan. The new team structure strengthens talent and will be more closely aligned to the strategic priorities of the Food and Clothing & Home business […]

British Land appoints Simon Carter Chief Financial Officer

LONDON, 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Land Company Plc announces that Simon Carter has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Simon is currently Chief Financial Officer at Logicor and prior to that was Finance Director at Quintain Estates & Development Plc. In both roles he contributed to the businesses during periods of […]

The National Retail Federation elects new chairman

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced that BJ’s Wholesale Club President and CEO Christopher J. Baldwin has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors. In addition, eight other retailers and retail partners have been elected as new members of the board. “Chris Baldwin is one of the […]

Toys“R”Us® annual fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation raised more than $5 million and collected 175,000 toys

Toy Retailer, With Support from its Loyal Customers, Collects Thousands of Toys and More Than $5 Million, Giving the Gift of Play to Millions of Children on Christmas Morning WAYNE, NJ, 2018-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (January 17, 2018), Toys“R”Us® announced its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots […]

CBRE announces the promotion of Bill Concannon to the position of Global Group President

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2018-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced the promotion of Bill Concannon to the position of Global Group President. Mr. Concannon, who leads CBRE’s occupier outsourcing business (called Global Workplace Solutions), is one of three senior CBRE executives with the Global Group President title.  This designation is […]

Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program donated 1.7 million items of need in 2017

Passengers’ in-kind donations help support service men and women around the world ATLANTA, 2018-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, is proud to announce that its customers donated 1.7 million items of need in 2017 to our military service men and women around the globe through […]

Dollar Tree welcomes Stephanie Stahl as a new independent director of its board

CHESAPEAKE, Va., 2018-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, announced today that Stephanie Stahl has been appointed as a new independent director to the Company’s board. Ms. Stahl, age 51, is a seasoned executive leader with significant experience in global marketing, brand building and strategic development. In […]

abercrombie kids launches its first gender-neutral collection in time for spring

Brand Introduces Gender Neutral Collection Inspired by Customers Feedback New Albany, Ohio, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — abercrombie kids, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), is excited to launch its first gender-neutral collection in time for spring. The assortment, which is called the Everybody Collection, will be available in stores and online […]

Dunkin’ Donuts launches its next generation concept store in Quincy, Massachusetts

Restaurant Includes Beverage Bar Tap System with Nitro Coffee and New Double Drive-Thru with First-Ever On-the-Go Lane CANTON, MA, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (January 16, 2018), in the city where it opened its very first location 68 years ago, Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled its next generation concept store. The new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at […]

Spontini partners with M.H. Alshaya Co. to open restaurants across the Middle East and North Africa region

Shuwaikh, Kuwait, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Spontini, the rapidly-growing Milan-based pizzeria known for its simplicity and high-quality Italian ingredients, has signed an agreement with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. to open restaurants across the Middle East and North Africa region. Spontini, the rapidly-growing Milan-based pizzeria known for its simplicity and high-quality Italian ingredients, […]

The McDonald’s All American Games unveils official rosters for the 41st annual Boys Game and 17th annual Girls Game

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The McDonald’s All American Games today unveiled the official rosters for the 41st annual Boys Game and 17th annual Girls Game. The nation’s premier high school basketball all-star event will take place March 28 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena. Full team rosters are available at www.mcdaag.com. The 2018 McDonald’s All […]

McDonald’s commits to 100 percent renewable, recycled, or certified sources for its packaging by 2025

Oak Brook, IL, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan 16, 2018), McDonald’s announces goals to improve its packaging and help significantly reduce waste to positively impact the communities the company serves around the world. By 2025, 100 percent of McDonald’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for […]

CVS Health introduces Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care program to improve both clinical care and cost management for RA

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today introduced Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care to help the company’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients better manage care and costs for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The program is the latest addition to the company’s suite of condition-specific, highly personalized Transform Care programs and adds value-based […]