Toys“R”Us, Inc. announces the appointment of Dianne Guerreiro as Toys“R”Us Australia’s Managing Director

Ms. Guerreiro Will Oversee the Company’s 35 Stores, e-Commerce Operations and More Than 1,700 Employees in Australia WAYNE, NJ, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dianne Guerreiro as Managing Director, Toys“R”Us, Australia, effective October 1. She will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s 35 store locations and […]

Gap Inc. to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates nationwide for the 2014 holiday season

Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta to hold holiday hiring events October 13–18 SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced plans to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates nationwide at its Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores, call centers and distribution centers for the 2014 holiday season. […]

Rite Aid to help senior customers choose the best prescription drug plan during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period

Rite Aid Offering Resources In-Store and Online to Help Customers Choose the Best Prescription Drug Plan for 2015 Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — To help senior customers as they get ready to select a prescription drug plan (PDP) or update their existing coverage during the upcoming annual Medicare Part D enrollment period, Rite […]

Whole Foods Market launches produce rating system Responsibly Grown

New, exclusive ratings prohibit use of many hazardous neurotoxins on fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers; focus on transparency AUSTIN, Texas, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Today Whole Foods Market launches Responsibly Grown, an industry leading tiered produce rating system that assesses growing practices that impact human health and the environment. The new rating system labels fresh fruits, […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announces the appointment of Marvin Ellison as President and CEO-Designee effective November 1, 2014

Home Depot U.S. Stores Head to Succeed Myron E. (Mike) Ullman as JCPenney CEO on August 1, 2015 Ullman to Become Executive Chairman of the Board PLANO, Texas, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced the appointment of Marvin Ellison, currently executive vice president of […]

German photographer Marius Vieth named the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year

2014 Competition Draws 11,500 Entries from 79 Countries ​Los Angeles, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — German photographer Marius Vieth has been named the winner of the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition for 2014.  Mr. Vieth’s image, ‘Masks of Society’ was selected from among 11,500 entries from 79 countries, confirming the competition’s place as the largest […]

Harris Teeter opens its Village Square Shopping Center store on Oct. 29, 2014

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Village Square Shopping Center store on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 and is celebrating the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. on that day. This store replaces Harris Teeter’s Cary Towne Center location, which closed earlier this […]

Ahold’s Chief Corporate Governance Counsel Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh to step down during the first half of 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today announced that Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh, Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and member of the Management Board and Executive Committee, will step down during the first half of 2015. Lodewijk joined Ahold on December 1, 2009, and his responsibilities include Ahold’s Legal Affairs, Corporate Governance, M&A, […]

John Lewis opens its first-ever railway station shop (3,000 sq ft) at St Pancras International

LONDON, 2014-10-14— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today opened its first-ever railway station shop at St Pancras International.  This new format for John Lewis will provide customers with a new and convenient way to shop at this key transport hub. The 3,000 sq ft shop offers an edited selection of electronics, gifts, beauty, […]

Sainsbury’s reduces alcohol content of its Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano without compromising on taste

LONDON, 2014-10-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is proud to announce the removal of nearly one million units from customers’ annual alcohol consumption through the reformulation of our Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano. The sparkling wine’s average alcohol content (ABV) has been reduced from 11% to 10.5%, without compromising on taste. As part of our […]

2,100 Starbucks district managers from around the world meet in Seattle for series of meetings to build upon past successes and lead the brand to new heights

SEATTLE, 2014-10-14— /EPR Retail News/ — “This is amazing. We’re in the center of where it all began for Starbucks,” said Jen Clayton from Ontario, Canada. “This is inspirational and invigorating.” 2,100 Starbucks district managers from around the world are coming together in the company’s home city of Seattle for a series of meetings to […]

METRO start-up study: majority of hoteliers and food service providers would still opt for self-employment if they had to make the choice all over again

First start-up study for hotel, restaurant and catering sector More than three quarters of hoteliers and food service providers are satisfied or very satisfied with owning their own business Nearly two thirds would still opt for self-employment if they had to make the choice all over again Four fifths consider the lack of qualified staff […]

Argos partners with digital skills charity Go ON UK to provide practical skills, access and technology to some of the 9.5 million Brits still not online

Available to 10,000 UK adults who lack digital skills and take part in a workshop at one of over 120 participating stores, costing £20 per person Argos Internet Workshop attendees will receive a tablet and a voucher redeemable for free broadband from TalkTalk for a year Nearly one in five people in the UK currently […]

Argos to launch multi-million pound advertising campaign to signal its shift to become digital retail leader

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Argos will tomorrow launch a multi-million pound advertising campaign to signal its shift to become a digital retail leader – the biggest strategy change in its 40-year-plus history. The ground-breaking campaign, developed by the agency CHI&Partners, is encapsulated by the words ‘GET SET GO ARGOS’.  It brings […]

Sainsbury’s announces the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards

LONDON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced the winners of their inaugural Children’s Book Awards. Three winners revealed, each to receive £1,000 prize Six runners up also shortlisted by judges All nine books will be £3 when they launch […]

Delhaize Group announces the departure of its EVP Maura Abeln Smith effective November 1st 2014

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is announcing that Maura Abeln Smith, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and General Secretary for Delhaize Group, will leave the company effective November 1st 2014. “I am grateful for Maura’s service. She came to Delhaize Group at a time of transition in leadership. She was committed, […]

Delhaize Group announces the acquisition of treasury shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Companies Code. Delhaize Group acquired the following number of shares in an off-exchange transaction pursuant to a share buy-back program […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,705,159 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 21.08 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 6 AND OCTOBER 10, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,705,159 Ahold common shares in the period from October 6, 2014 up to and including October 10, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.3636 per share for a total consideration of € 21.08 million. These repurchases were made as part […]

The National Association of Convenience Stores selects 11 college students as recipients of $3,000 NACS Scholarship

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) recoignized11 college students who were selected as recipients of a $3,000 NACS Scholarship from the Convenience Store Foundation for Education and Research. In addition to the $3,000 scholarship, each of the recipients received a stipend to attend this year’s NACS Show in […]

The Co-operative Food expands range of trusted baby products

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Parents can now find an even bigger range of trusted baby products right on their doorstep with The Co-operative Food’s latest arrivals – all the same great value. Shortlisted for an award with Mother and Baby Magazine, the convenience retailer’s own-brand “Loved by us” disposable nappies range have […]

The NRF Foundation to host its inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City

NRF Foundation to Bring Together Industry Leaders, Tomorrow’s Retail Stars for Inaugural Gala at Retail’s BIG Show WASHINGTON, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation today announced it will host its inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City in celebration of the imagination, inspiration and innovation at work […]

NACS survey: 11% of adult Americans say that they have worked at convenience store or gas station

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — One in nine American adults has worked in a convenience store and they say that the experience gave them valuable experience in how to work with people, how to manage processes and how to run a business, according to a national consumer survey released today by the National Association […]

NACS announces the election of five retail members to serve on its Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced the election of five retail members to serve on its Board of Directors. The new members were named to their positions during the NACS Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Las Vegas. The NACS retail members elected to […]

Gap Inc. selects Art Peck, the president of its Growth, Innovation and Digital division to succeed Glenn Murphy as the company’s next CEO

Board names proven company veteran Peck to become CEO in early 2015 as Murphy transitions from the company; Bob Fisher to become Chairman of the Board SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. today announced that Art Peck, the president of its Growth, Innovation and Digital division, has been selected by the Board of Directors […]

Gap Inc.’s September 2014 net sales up 1 percent compared with last year

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that September 2014 net sales were up 1 percent compared with last year. Net sales for the five-week period ended October 4, 2014 were $1.48 billion compared with net sales of $1.46 billion for the five-week period ended October 5, 2013. “September proved to […]

NGA Spirit of America Award given to Greg Gregerson of Gregerson’s Foods and Pharmacy Inc at Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Greg Gregerson, president and CEO of Gregerson’s Foods and Pharmacy, Inc., has been presented with the NGA Spirit of America Award at the Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon, held Wednesday, October 8. The award is one of NGA’s top honors and recognizes […]

Commissary customers and employees donated nearly million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charities during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary customers and employees donated nearly a million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charitable organizations during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign, June 1-Sept. 12. “Our customers and employees continue to support this program in an even bigger way every year,” said […]

CBRE named Commercial Agency of the Year at the 2014 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales Awards for Excellence

Sydney, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE has been named Commercial Agency of the Year at the 2014 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales Awards for Excellence. CBRE’s Shaun Kenney was also named Commercial Property Manager of the Year at the prestigious awards, which recognise outstanding achievements and innovation in all fields of real estate […]

CBRE: The U.S. commercial real estate market strengthened strongly across all property types in the third quarter of 2014

Office Market Posts Strongest Vacancy Decline in Eight Years ​Los Angeles, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. commercial real estate market strengthened strongly across all property types in the third quarter of 2014 (Q3 2014), with the office sector delivering its best performance in eight years, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. […]

Starbucks donates $2 million to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation benefitting educational opportunities for youth from Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea sales

SEATTLE, 2014-10-9— /EPR Retail News/ — Since the April launch of Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea, Starbucks has donated nearly $2 million to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation benefitting educational opportunities for youth in communities across the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Every person who purchases Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea is making a difference through the […]