X5 announces development and optimization of its logistics infrastructure in north-west Russia and opens distribution centre in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces the development and optimization of its logistics infrastructure in the north-west of Russia and the opening of a distribution centre (DC) in St. Petersburg.

With over 27,000 sq m of space, the St. Petersburg – Yug logistics facility will supply 889 Pyaterochkas in eight regions: St Petersburg plus the Leningrad, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Novgorod, Murmansk and Pskov regions, as well as the Republic of Karelia. The DC covers a total of 298 cities, towns and villages in the Northwestern Federal District. Featuring five storage zones, each with distinct temperature zone, the facility is designed to accommodate all categories of goods.

St. Petersburg – Yug marks a new milestone in the development of X5’s logistics infrastructure in the north-west of Russia, with the aim of optimising the number of DCs in the Federal District while also increasing capacity and capabilities. This is the first in a series of multi-format, next-generation DCs the Group will use to ensure the availability and freshness of products during Pyaterochka’s rapid expansion, while also cutting logistics costs.

X5 Retail Group invited managers of over 60 suppliers from St Petersburg, the Leningrad, Pskov, Novgorod and Vologda regions to take part in the ceremony. The launch of the new logistics facilities offers them vast opportunities to develop cooperation with X5’s retail chains, materially reducing logistics costs and boosting supplies to X5 stores, including through wider geographic reach.

At its full capacity, St. Petersburg – Yug will be able to process and handle products from over 200 local suppliers. Currently, the share of local supplies in the offering of Pyaterochka stores in the north-west of Russia stands at 27%, while in some categories (like bread and bakery) it reaches as much as 95%.

This advanced logistics facility is X5’s second DC to open in St. Petersburg this year and the sixth one launched across Russia in 2016. Previously, X5 opened five distribution centres with a total area of 164.5 thousand sq m: one each in St Petersburg, the Moscow region and Chelyabinsk, and two in the Republic of Adygea.

The opening of St. Petersburg – Yug has helped create almost 500 additional jobs in the region.

Contact:

Oleg Poletaev
Head of PR
E: pressa@x5.ru
E: oleg.poletaev@x5.ru
T: +7 (495) 662-88-88, ext. 22-209

Source: X5 Retail Group

Belle International recognized for its manpower training and development

Shenzhen, China, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since 2012, Belle International has been recognized as Manpower Developer (MD) under the “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme” organized by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB), in recognition of her outstanding achievements in manpower training and development.  This year, Belle International is pleased to receive its highest honour – the “Grand Prize Award” at the Presentation Ceremony 2015-16.  To optimize human resources, Belle international has been continuously enhancing the management of workforce and its internal and external training programmes in order to attract and retain more talents.  Employees were also provided with clear career path and development opportunities to demonstrate their ability and skills.

Investor Relations:

Tel:+86 755 8287 7385
E-mail: ir@belle.com.cn

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Belle International recognized for its manpower training and development
Belle International recognized for its manpower training and development

 

Source: Belle International

NCR and Wells Fargo to cooperate on research and development in ATM and retail banking customer experience

Wells Fargo to tap dedicated NCR R&D resources for reimagined ATM and banking store customer experiences

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced a collaboration agreement with Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) to drive unparalleled consumer innovation and dramatically reinvent self-service technology in Wells Fargo’s retail stores.

As part of the agreement, NCR and Wells Fargo will establish a team, focused on research and development in ATM and retail banking customer experience, to create the next generation of technology that drives customer engagement.

NCR’s rich heritage in designing end-to-end solutions that drive seamless omni-channel distribution for customers in a number of industries, combined with Wells Fargo’s leadership in delivering unparalleled omni-channel experience, promises best-in-class customer service options across store, ATM, digital and contact center channels.

“Aligning our development strategy with NCR allows us to shape the future of technology in our stores and ATMs to benefit Wells Fargo customers,” said Jonathan Velline, head of ATM Banking and Store Strategy for Wells Fargo. “We have a long history of innovation, and we expect this collaboration with NCR to add to our legacy, deliver the next generation of technology in our physical channels and further enhance customer experience.”

Over the past eight years, NCR and Wells Fargo have worked together to bring a number of industry-leading technologies to life. These technologies range from cash- and check-processing innovations to high-touch concierge solutions delivered through self-service devices, to next-generation materials that improve the longevity and usability of the physical channels.

This agreement builds on that heritage of collaborative innovation and expands the relationship to a more strategic level, co-locating team members from both companies to develop the technologies that will shape the future of retail banking stores and ATMs. It reflects a shared commitment to design and deliver delightful consumer experiences at every touchpoint, and embodies the mission of the NCR CxBanking solution framework: to enable financial institutions to connect and transact seamlessly with the consumers and small businesses who require their services.

“Wells Fargo is one of the most innovative banks globally, and our work with them has created breakthroughs in amazing, personalized customer experiences,” said Bill Nuti, Chairman and CEO, NCR Corporation. “In addition, Wells Fargo will have access to our global innovation community, customer engineers and executive leadership to provide support in Wells Fargo’s lab. Through this relationship, we’ll work hand-in-hand to drive market-leading efficiencies, greater solution quality and improved speed-to-market.”

About NCR
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

NCR encourages investors to visit its website, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Website: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
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Investor Contact
Gavin Bell
NCR Corporation
212.589.8468
gavin.bell@ncr.com

Media Contact:
Scott Sykes
NCR Corporation
212.589.8428
scott.sykes@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

List of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores in development

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ —

California

  • Silver Lake Los Angeles – opening May 25, 2016
  • Santa Monica – opening date TBA
  • San Francisco – opening date TBA
  • Concord– opening date TBA
  • Claremont – opening date TBA
  • Los Alamitos – opening date TBA
  • Long Beach – opening date TBA
  • North Hollywood – opening date TBA

Oregon

Washington

  • Bellevue – opening fall 2016

Texas

  • Houston – opening date TBA
  • Cedar Park – opening date TBA

Ohio

  • Cincinnati – opening date TBA
  • Akron – opening date TBA
  • Toledo – opening date TBA

Illinois

  • Evergreen Park – opening date TBA

Indiana

  • Bloomington – opening date TBA

Georgia

  • Decatur – opening date TBA

Florida

  • Gainesville – opening date TBA

 

Source: Whole foods