Argos to hire around 10,000 seasonal workers to help serve Argos’ 60 million customers during Christmas shopping season

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-9-18— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading high street retailer Argos is looking for around 10,000 seasonal workers to help serve the 60 million customers who will shop with Argos during the peak Christmas shopping season. Extra customer advisors will be on hand to ensure millions of wish lists are fulfilled in time for […]

Kesko opens three new stores in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014-9-18— /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko opened three new stores in St. Petersburg today. The new K-ruoka, K-rauta and Intersport stores are located in a property owned by Kesko in the northern part of the city, at Parashutnaya Ulitsa 60, on the main street leading out of the city to the ring […]

John Lewis to create more than 100 new jobs with the opening of ‘at home’ shop in Worcester in 2017

LONDON, 2014-9-18— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced plans to open an at home shop in Worcester in 2017. The shop will be located in between junctions six and seven of the M5 on a new retail scheme. The site at Newtown Road is being developed by Land Securities plc. John Lewis […]

Channel 4 confirms substantial 14 episode recommission of Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose

LONDON, 2014-9-18— /EPR Retail News/ — Channel 4 has confirmed a substantial 14 episode recommission of Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose – the first time an advertiser funded programme in the live cookery genre has been renewed by the broadcaster.  This recommission will see the show build on the success of its initial 12 week run […]

Four-time Paralympic Champion and Active Kids ambassador Ellie Simmonds OBE joined local children to open a new Sainsbury’s convenience store in Stratford East Village

LONDON, 2014-9-18— /EPR Retail News/ — Four-time Paralympic Champion and Active Kids ambassador, Ellie Simmonds OBE, joined local children to open a new Sainsbury’s convenience store on 15 September, on the site of her medal haul at London 2012. The new store, in Stratford East Village, employs 25 people and offers an excellent range of […]

Neiman Marcus Group to acquire the global online luxury business mytheresa.com from Christoph and Susanne Botschen and Acton Capital Partners

Dallas, TX, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the mytheresa.com global online luxury business from Christoph and Susanne Botschen and Acton Capital Partners. In addition, NMG will also be acquiring the THERESA flagship luxury fashion store in Munich from the Botschen family. The […]

H&M introduces Conscious Denim collection in October 2

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — On October 2, H&M introduces Conscious Denim, a collection with clean styling and contemporary fits, that not only uses more sustainable materials, but also more conscious processes. In a first for H&M, the washes used on its denim have been graded to assess their environmental impact, including energy and […]

H&M and the ILO new partnership aims to further strengthen the sustainability work in H&M’s supply chain

The new partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development. Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — The cooperation between H&M and the ILO dates back to 2001, when H&M joined the ILO Better Factories programme in Cambodia. The new strategic partnership will promote a wide range of activities with […]

Bol.com and Kobo launch the world’s most seamless shopping and reading experience

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Bol.com, the largest provider of eBooks in the Netherlands and Belgium, has joined forces with Kobo, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, to revolutionize how readers enjoy digital books by introducing the world’s most seamless shopping and reading experience. Dutch and Flemish gain access to two million […]

US Foods launches new product line featuring creations that are rich in tradition and full of fun this fall

Trendy Twists on Old Favorites Will Delight Crowds This Season Rosemontt, Ill., 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Nothing brings families and friends closer together than a great meal, and this fall, US Foods is introducing a new product line featuring creations that are rich in tradition and full of fun. From Metro Deli® Kettle Cooked Chips […]

Co-op awarded the 2014 Canadian Fairtrade Award for Excellence in Merchandising for outstanding promotion of the fair trade system and products in Canada

TORONTO, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op was recognized for its commitment to fair trade products and awareness last week in Toronto. It is the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Fairtrade Award for Excellence in Merchandising for outstanding promotion of the fair trade system and products in Canada. “Not only are co-operatives and fair trade different […]

Toys“R”Us® and Claire’s to bring trendy, fashion-forward products to Toys“R”Us customers in select stores around the world

More Than 100 Claire’s Branded Shops to Be Open in Toys“R”Us Stores Around the World by the End of 2014 WAYNE, NJ, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us®, the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer, and Claire’s, one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women and girls, today announced they have […]

Toys“R”Us® reveals its highly anticipated 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List

Charm-azing Bracelets, Stretchy Heroes in a Half Shell, Little Chirping Love Birds, a Virtual Construction Set and 200 Pound-Towing Truck Are Among the Top Toys Named to the Company’s Annual and Industry-Leading Gift List WAYNE, NJ, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — With the holiday shopping season approaching, Toys“R”Us® today revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Holiday Hot Toy […]

Wegmans launches the fall issue of Wegmans Menu Magazine with a two-day recipe and product sampling event, September 20-21, 2014

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans launches the fall issue of Wegmans Menu Magazine with a two-day recipe and product sampling event, September 20-21, 2014 WHO: Wegmans customers and members of the media are invited. WHAT: A two-day recipe and product sampling event to launch the fall issue of Wegmans Menu Magazine , […]

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. commits to source only 100% sustainable palm oil in the United States by 2016

Dunkin’ Brands commits to sourcing 100% sustainable palm oil by 2016 for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. restaurants CANTON, Mass., 2014-9-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced today a commitment to source only 100% sustainable palm oil in the United States by 2016. Dunkin’ Brands […]

The Rite Aid Foundation lets customers choose the charity they want to support through 204 approved KidCents charities on kidcents.com

Beginning Today, Members of wellness+ Able to Designate Their Change to Charity of Their Choice Rite Aid Foundation to Award More than $2 Million in Grants to Inaugural Class of 204 KidCents Charities Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Michael Wolf on Hand to Honor Mid-State Nonprofits Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid […]

Meijer announces 24/7 pharmacy service to customers in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Retailer providing in-store and drive-thru services around the clock GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer now offers pharmacy services around-the-clock to customers in Portage and Kalamazoo.  The expansion to new 24/7 pharmacy service at its 5121 S. Westnedge location in Portage officially began last week and features immunizations, health screenings and medication therapy management, […]

Target Corp. to open its sixth TargetExpress store in the South Park area of San Diego in July 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced plans for its sixth TargetExpress store, opening in the South Park area of San Diego in July 2015. The store will be located at the northeast Corner of Grape Street and Fern Street. At approximately 19,000 square feet, this store will be about 14 […]

Target Corp. unveils its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays

Annual list blends favorite brands and Target exclusives, while new assortment focuses on learning and creative play benefits MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) today unveiled  its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, as well as a new and expanded assortment of boutique brand toys that are designed to inspire creative […]

Immochan’s Italian subsidiary GCI transfers 3 assets worth €266 million to real estate investment fund managed by E.N.P.A.M foundation

Immochan’s Italien subsidiary GCI transfers 3 assets to a real estate investment fund, managed by the E.N.P.A.M foundation, worth €266 million. Croix, France, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — The portfolio value, worth €266 million, concerns the shopping malls of Mestre, Bussolengo and Mesagne, with a total surface area of nearly 60,000 sqm. The transaction includes the […]

Giant Food’s school fundraiser A+ School Rewards kicks-off to Raise $2 Million for Mid-Atlantic Schools

26th Annual Giant Food Fundraiser to Raise $2 Million for Mid-Atlantic Schools Landover, Md., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — The kick-off to the new school year also marks the start of Giant Food’s popular school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards, where customers can help earn money for their local schools every time they shop. Since 1989, Giant customers […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs North Island Limited to refurbish New World Orewa located at Moana Ave, Orewa

Orewa, New Zealand, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Limited is pleased to announce that it has lodged an application for resource consent to refurbish New World Orewa, located at Moana Ave, Orewa. “The proposed refurbishment of New World Orewa will bring a lighter, brighter and better New World shopping experience for our […]

Equity One, Inc. announces $88.9 million of net proceeds from its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,825,000 shares of its common stock

North Miami Beach, FL, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,825,000 shares of its common stock, resulting in approximately $88.9 million of net proceeds to the Company, before expenses. Concurrently with the […]

Walmart Foundation launches nationwide campaign calling on the public to get involved in the fight against hunger

Teaming up with Celebrity Chef G. Garvin and Six of the Nation’s Largest Food Companies, the Campaign will Provide $3.7 Million in Donations to Feeding America Food Banks Across the United States BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sept.15, 2014), the Walmart Foundation launches Fight Hunger. Spark Change., a nationwide campaign calling on the […]

Starbucks, the Schultz Family Foundation and YouthBuild USA launched the Retail Excellence Training Program to give students an opportunity to learn customer service skills

SEATTLE, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Two young people with completely different upbringings were certain of two things – nobody would help them and the future was bleak. One was homeless after leaving the foster care system. “Life is heartbreaking sometimes,” said 23-year-old Shane Holmes. “What are you supposed to do when no one wants […]

Britain’s latest apple sensation is to go on sale at Tesco

Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Britain’s latest apple sensation is to go on sale this week – a spectacular new yellow and orange skinned variety with pink flesh. The variety called Surprize, is very sweet and aromatic and has been grown in Herefordshire. The Surprize apple follows another stunning and unusual variety called the Rosette […]

Sainsbury’s introduces nearly 600 new trolleys for parents with disabled children to supermarket stores across the UK

LONDON, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has responded to calls from parents with disabled children for a more secure shopping trolley and, after months of testing a prototype with parents and children, the retailer has today announced that they will begin introducing nearly 600 of the new trolleys to supermarket stores across the UK […]

BRC/SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL MONITOR AUGUST 2014: 1.1% down YoY

LONDON, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Footfall in August was 1.1% down on a year ago, down on the 0.6% fall in July and below the three-month average of a 0.8% decline. Out-of-Town reported the only rise, 2.9% higher than a year ago, while footfall in shopping centers was down 1.1% on the previous year Footfall […]

Roundy’s pharmacies make flu shots available with no appointment needed during all pharmacy operating hours

CDC urges all to get vaccinated as soon as possible, ideally before October MILWAUKEE, WI, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — As the CDC warns that peak flu season is approaching, Roundy’s stores – Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s – are conveniently making flu shots available at all pharmacies, with no appointment needed during all […]

Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC to announce its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 financial results on September 17, 2014

DALLAS, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC will announce its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 with an investor conference call to be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). The audio webcast may be accessed on the Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC […]