The Scottish Retail Consortium calls on the Government to help keep down the cost of doing business and assist retailers to expand and create jobs

LONDON, 2014-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) is calling on the Scottish Government to do more to help keep down the cost of doing business and cost of living, and assist retailers to expand and create jobs. In a new paper ‘Scottish Retail: Creating Jobs, Investing in Communities, Boosting Growth’ submitted to the […]

NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association to increase sales of fresh produce in convenience stores

​Alexandria, VA, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association announced a new partnership to significantly increase the sales of fresh produce in convenience stores. A new task force of members of both groups met during the United Fresh 2014 convention in Chicago last week. As the leading associations representing produce suppliers and […]

Michael J. Short appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Toys“R”Us, Inc.

WAYNE, NJ, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ —Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it has named Michael J. Short Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., effective June 23. Mr. Short, 53, a seasoned finance executive with broad retail and corporate development experience, was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation […]

Rite Aid Corporation reported $6.5 billion revenues for its fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2014

First Quarter Net Income of $41.4 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.04, Compared to Prior Year’s First Quarter Net Income of $89.7 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.09 First Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $282.6 Million Compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $344.8 Million in Prior First Quarter Rite Aid Confirms Outlook […]

Rite Aid increased supplies of whooping cough booster vaccine Tdap at all 578 California locations after “Epidemic” spike in whooping cough cases for 2014

Increase Comes After State Public Health Officials Report “Epidemic” Spike in Whooping Cough Cases for 2014 CAMP HILL, PA, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid has increased supplies of the whooping cough booster vaccine Tdap at all 578 California locations after the California Department of Public Health reported1 the number of whooping cough cases in the state […]

Meijer gears up for the Fourth of July celebrations with perfect apparel to help you display a patriotic theme

Get your red, white and blue on! GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fourth of July celebrations are right around the corner, and Meijer has the perfect apparel to help you display a patriotic theme the way you are most comfortable. Stars and Stripes: Going all out with flags, stars and stripes is easy to […]

Meijer pharmacy marks 20 millionth free customer prescription through its free prescription program

Retailer’s program helps address rising health care costs, saving customers more than $284 million GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer pharmacies marked a major milestone this month when one of the retailer’s pharmacists dispensed the 20 millionth free customer prescription through its free prescription program. The program – a first of its kind when […]

Price Chopper opens new supermarket in Chatham, N.Y.

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday morning, the Ghent VFW raised the American flag to the national anthem performed by Arielle King in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 2614 Route 66 in Ghent. Price Chopper […]

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 […]