Giant launches International Pre-Travel Consultations and Immunizations at select Giant Food stores

In-Store Pharmacists Offer International Pre-Travel Consultations and Immunizations to Giant Customers LANDOVER, Md., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Travel-related illnesses can ruin a good trip; no matter where in the world you go. In an effort to keep customers healthy on their adventures and provide a full range of health services, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is […]

Commissary starts this year’s Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary employees and customers are working together again this year to collect donations for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign, which takes place June 1 through Aug. 31, collects much-needed items for local food banks. Customers and employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the […]

Grocery carts for special-needs children “Caroline’s Cart” to be available in 40 commissaries across United States

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forty commissaries across the United States will soon offer grocery carts designed specifically for special-needs children. Called “Caroline’s Cart,” it enables special-needs children – or even adults under 250 pounds – to safely and easily accompany parents or caretakers on commissary shopping trips. The cart provides the option […]

The second application window for Tesco’s Future Farmer Foundation will open on Friday 20 June

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The second application window for Tesco’s Future Farmer Foundation will open on Friday 20 June, with the first talented group of young farmers already on course to be the country’s next agricultural entrepreneurs. Over a twelve month programme, each group of 50 young farmers will take part in business planning workshops, […]

Tesco launched brand new healthy eating range “my fit lifestyle” for people ‘on the go’

90% of Brits  say a lack of time leads to unhealthy food choices Six out of ten people eat whilst on the move or at their desk Tesco wheels out restaurant taxi service to mark the launch of new range Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has launched a brand new healthy eating range my fit lifestyle, […]

Tesco in search for charities to benefit from estimated £1.8 million to be raised from carrier bag levies in Wales and Scotland

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has launched its search for the charities that will benefit from an estimated £1.8 million set to be raised from carrier bag levies in Wales and Scotland. The retailer has given the green light for charities to submit proposals on how they could work with Tesco and use the money […]

METRO GROUP launches unique technology that allows detailed tracking of the origin of fish and meat products

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP is stepping up its efforts for a sustainable handling of sensitive product categories: the Düsseldorf-based retail company today presented a new and so far unique technology that allows a detailed tracking of the origin of fish and meat products. Thus, when purchasing fish, customers of the wholesale subsidiary METRO Cash & […]

Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste

LONDON, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Industry partners Biffa and Sainsbury’s are today celebrating an innovative facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste. Using Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities and a unique power link up, Sainsbury’s Cannock store will be powered using electricity generated […]

NRF and RILA asked appeals court to overturn federal judge’s approval of controversial lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees

WASHINGTON, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association today asked an appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s approval of a controversial lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees, saying it was negotiated by only a handful of merchants and would do nothing to bring […]

British Retail Consortium: Government plans to charge for carrier bags with an overly complex system will confuse shoppers

LONDON, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers have expressed serious disappointment that Government plans to charge for carrier bags will ignore the advice of the industry and a key Parliamentary committee and press ahead with an overly complex system that will confuse shoppers. Retailers have consistently maintained that plans to charge 5p for carrier bags to […]

7-Eleven, Inc. and Seven Emirates Investment LLC to develop and operate 7-Eleven® stores in the UAE

Retailer Anticipates First Store Will Open in Dubai Next Summer Dallas, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7-Eleven, Inc. (SEI), the world’s largest convenience retailer with 53,000 stores worldwide, has signed a master franchise Agreement with Seven Emirates Investment LLC to develop and operate 7-Eleven® stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The expansion marks the company’s first entry into […]

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. recalls Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns, 12 oz., due to not declared egg on the label

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. in Rochester, NY, has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 1,315 units of Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns, 12 oz., because they may contain egg, which is not declared on the label.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening […]

Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit opened its 54th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 54th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that on June 13, 2014 the Company has opened its 54th “Magnit Family” store located at 24/1, Zaozernaya street, Omsk, Siberian federal district. Assortment of the […]

Inter IKEA Group announced 7.4% revenue increase in its 2013 annual report

Luxembourg, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a rather tough business climate, the IKEA Concept continued to show good strength. Inter IKEA Group continued to make long term investments in order to secure independence and longevity of the group and the IKEA Concept. Inter IKEA Group total revenues increased by 7.4%, to €2,856 million in 2013. Net […]

Chain Store Age named CBRE Group the world’s fastest-growing retail property and leasing manager for the fourth straight year

CBRE Tops Annual Ranking for Fourth Straight Year ​Los Angeles, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has been named the world’s fastest-growing retail property and leasing manager by Chain Store Age for the fourth straight year. The retail industry publication’s April/May 2014 issue reported that CBRE added 39 million square feet of new global […]

BESTSELLER AQUIRED THE BRITISH FASHION RETAILER M AND M DIRECT LTD

Brande, Denmark, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — M and M is one of Europe’s leading online and mail order retailers of discounted lifestyle, fashion, sports apparel and footwear. M and M has dedicated local market websites covering the UK, German, French, Austrian, Dutch and Polish markets, and also serves more than 20 additional countries worldwide. “We have […]

Stop & Shop donated $2.5 million to almost 4,000 local schools across the Northeast as a result of its 2013/2014 A+ School Rewards Program

Now in its fifth year, Stop & Shop’s A+ Rewards Program has given almost $10 million to local schools Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it distributed $2.5 million to almost 4,000 local schools across the Northeast as a result of its 2013/2014 A+ School […]

Sharon Washington named Defense Commissary Agency zone 8 manager

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sharon Washington has been selected DeCA zone 8 manager. That announcement came today from DeCA Executive Director of Store Operations Keith Hagenbuch. Washington succeeds Arnielle Fernandez who became the agency’s bread and snacks category manager in April. Washington has been assistant store director at Naval Base San Diego for […]

Foodstuffs North Island Limited announces the refurbishment of PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe due to commence in late June

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Limited is pleased to announce the refurbishment of PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe, on the corner of Queen and Harris Streets, Pukekohe. The refurbishment is due to commence on site in late June. Foodstuffs North Island Limited is pleased to announce the refurbishment of PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe, on the corner […]

Commissary’s Phyllis Black and Donna Chew chosen by Progressive Grocer magazine as two of the Top Women in Grocery for 2014

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Phyllis Black, store director at Cherry Point Commissary, N.C., and Donna Chew, assistant store director at McGuire Commissary, Lakehurst, N.J., have been chosen by Progressive Grocer magazine as two of the Top Women in Grocery for 2014. “Phyllis and Donna have long been shining stars in our business,” said […]

Kesko Group reports €797.1 million sales in May 2014, excluding VAT

Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in May 2014 totalled €797.1 million, down 5.9%. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In Kesko’s food trade, sales in May were €358.0 million, a decrease of 7.4% compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in May was one less than in the previous year. In the home […]

Kesko to improve Anttila’s profitability

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Anttila Oy’s operations will be adjusted on account of weakened sales and the changed market situation. As a result of the employee co-operation negotiations started in April, the decision has been taken to close fourKodin1 department stores for interior decoration and home goods. The department stores to be closed are Helsinki […]

Save the Children, Breakthrough and Pratham and the IKEA Foundation unveiled $9.4 million program to protect 790,000 children living in cotton communities in India

Save the Children, IKEA Foundation Announce Plans to Reach a Further 790,000 Children At-Risk of Child Labour in India’s Cotton Communities. New Delhi, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On World Day Against Child Labor, Save the Children, its partners Breakthrough and Pratham, and the IKEA Foundation unveiled a $9.4 million* (Є7million) program to protect 790,000 children living […]

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded more than $2.4 million to 597 schools in 47 states

Grants provide funding for nearly 600 projects benefiting K-12 public education MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants to 597 schools in 47 states during the program’s spring 2014 grant cycle. The grants will fund school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education. […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,465,000 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 33.07 MILLION BETWEEN JUNE 9 AND 13, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,465,000 Ahold common shares in the period from June 9, 2014 up to and including June 13, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.4159 per share for a total consideration of € 33.07 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

US Foods plans to open distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area

Rosemont, Ill., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today announced it plans to open a distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area. The company currently services this customer base from its facility in Peabody, Mass. While the Peabody facility is approximately 188,000 square feet, the new facility will […]

NACS welcomes Youli Zhang as accounting manager

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Youli Zhang, CPA, has joined NACS as an accounting manager. Before coming to NACS, Zhang was an accountant at B’nai B’rith International. She also was bookkeeper at Phi Beta Delta in Washington, D.C. Before coming to the United States, Zhang worked as accounting manager at the China Construction Bank for […]

NACS names Caroline Quat as grassroots coordinator

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Caroline Quat has joined NACS as grassroots coordinator. Before coming to NACS, Quat worked in TheHome Depot’s government relations department, assisting the vice president of government relations and coordinating political action committee (PAC) activities. She also held internships with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Winding Creek Group and Catalist, […]

The National Grocers Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of two tax extenders bills

Arlington, VA, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) released the following statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of two tax extenders bills Thursday, June 12th: H.R. 4453, the Permanent S-Corporation Built-in Gains Recognition Period Act and H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014. “Today’s passage of […]

The Women Grocers of America (WGA) announces the recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship

Arlington, VA,  2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship: Jazzmen Simms, Nugget Markets; Alina Williams, Wakefern Food Corp.; Kaeley Latow, Nugget Markets; and Pamela Sprouse, Gerland’s Food Fair, will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to further their education and careers in […]