LVMH group’s 2015 Annual Report illustrated by the year’s most iconic photographs

PARIS, 2016-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — You can relive the high points of 2015 for the LVMH group and its Maisons with the digital edition of the Annual Report.

 

The LVMH group is giving you a motion control camera’s eye view to explore its 2015 Annual Report, illustrated by the year’s most iconic photographs.

This novel, resolutely digital approach also offers access to enriched interactive content, providing a unique window into the Annual Report.

To get the best experience, we recommend that you view it in full-screen mode.

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LVMH group's 2015 Annual Report illustrated by the year’s most iconic photographs

LVMH group’s 2015 Annual Report illustrated by the year’s most iconic photographs

Delhaize Group announces its 2015 Annual and Sustainability Progress Reports

Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group announces the publication of its 2015 Annual Report and its 2015 Sustainability Progress Report. The reports are available online at https://annualreport.delhaizegroup.com/and at https://sustainabilityreport.delhaizegroup.com/.

The Delhaize Group 2015 Annual Report highlights the Group’s accomplishments over the last year, with a focus on customer centricity. The report includes the following sections:

  • key financial figures and an interview with Mats Jansson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer;
  • an overview of the Group’s Strategic Framework;
  • a performance section that includes Delhaize Group’s global operations, as well as details on each operating company;
  • corporate governance, including remuneration;
  • financial statements and notes.

“Our Annual Report highlights our solid 2015 performance and underscores our continuous commitment to customers, ensuring that they remain at the center of everything we do,” said Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delhaize Group.

The 2015 Sustainability Progress Report shows progress toward “Supergood,” the Group’s ambition to be a sustainability leader in all its local markets by 2020. The report features program highlights and progress against targets for each of the Group’s operating companies towards our 10-year Supergood goal. Six case studies illustrate specific projects and accomplishments in all seven countries of operation.

“Our financial performance goes hand-in-hand with our sustainability targets,” Muller said. “Those efforts contribute directly to a more efficient company.”

The Group’s work around sustainable seafood is one of the various points of pride. “As of the end of 2015, 87 percent of our private brand seafood sales – fresh, frozen and canned – are coming from sustainable sources,” Muller said.

Among the sustainability achievements in 2015 across the organization were:

Independent recognition
• Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices

Responsible products
• 87 percent of private brand seafood sales come from sustainable sources
• 40 percent increase in sales from organic products since 2014
• 100 percent palm oil used in private brand products is covered by an RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification system

Waste reduction
• 60 percent of total waste recycled (diverted from landfills or incinerators)

Climate action
• 13 percent decrease in CO2 emissions per sales area since 2008
• 74 stores with low carbon refrigeration systems

Hunger relief
• 51 percent of stores and warehouses regularly donating unsold food to local charities

Health and wellbeing
• 37 percent of private brand products sold at Delhaize America earn at least one Guiding Star
• 141 wellbeing events for associates held across the Group

Diversity and inclusion
• 100 percent score earned by Delhaize America on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for fifth straight year

Marc Croonen, Delhaize Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer and EVP of Sustainability, says the 2015 report details significant progress. “We’re proud of what we have accomplished over the past five years on our journey to Supergood,” Croonen said. “Associates across the company, along with community partners on three continents, are collaborating to make our business more sustainable every step of the way.”

Read the full 2015 annual and sustainability reports online here:

https://annualreport.delhaizegroup.com/

https://sustainabilityreport.delhaizegroup.com/

Questions regarding the Group’s sustainability can be sent to sustainability@delhaizegroup.com.

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The Retail Litigation Center releases its 2015 Annual Report

Report Shows Retail Impact On Key Cases

Arlington , VA, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Litigation Center (RLC), today released its 2015 Annual Report. The report highlights the impact that the Center has had on behalf of the retail industry over the past year as it submitted 21 briefs in a total of 20 cases in state and federal court.

The Retail Litigation Center is a public policy organization that identifies and engages in legal proceedings which affect the retail industry. The RLC, whose members include some of the country’s largest retailers, was formed to provide courts with retail industry perspectives on significant legal issues, and highlight the potential industry-wide consequences of legal principles that may be determined in pending cases.

Among the cases in which the the RLC submitted briefs were:

  • EEOC v. CVS where the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment for CVS holding that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was required to conciliate prior to bringing suit and that the agency cannot bring suit without a charge of discrimination or retaliation.
  • DirecTV v. Imburgia, where the U.S. Supreme Court found that the California state law ban on class action waivers in arbitration agreements was preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act, thereby reaffirming its preference for the enforcement of arbitration agreements.
  • Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart, where the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals permitted the employer to exclude a shareholder proposal that attempted to create a committee to oversee the company’s product selection because the proposal related to the company’s ordinary business operations. The 3rd Circuit cited the RLC’s brief in its discussion of why this type of proposal would affect the heart of retail operations and was thus excludable under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ordinary business exception.

Of the 21 briefs signed by the RLC in 2015, nine were filed exclusively by the Center, five were filed jointly with other retail organizations, and seven were filed jointly by broader coalition groups. Issue areas addressed in briefs throughout the year include employment law, class action standards, labor law, administrative law, intellectual property, corporate governance, tax, and tribal jurisdiction.

Notably, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer cited an RLC brief in his most recent book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.”

“These cases can have such a significant impact on retailers, employees, and consumers, and therefore, it’s crucial that the courts understand the real world implications of their decisions. We are pleased that the RLC was able to give voice to the industry in so many cases this year,” said Deborah White, RILA’s executive vice president and general counsel and president of the RLC. “We thank our Board of Directors for their leadership, as well as our members for their input throughout the year, and we look forward to continuing our advocacy on behalf of the retail community in 2016.”

The full report can be read here.

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Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017
Email: brian.dodge@rila.org