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Retail Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

SGW Global Appoints Telcomdis as the Official European Distributor for Motorola Nursery and Motorola Sound Products

SGW Global (SGW) is delighted to announce the appointment of Telcomdis as the official distributor for Motorola Nursery and Motorola personal audio products across Europe, including the UK. (IN BRIEF) SGW Global has appointed Telcomdis as the official distributor for … Read the full press release

Ingka Investments Partners with Extell on Landmark Fifth Avenue Development

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, has announced a significant partnership with Extell Development Company to invest in 570 Fifth Avenue, a new mixed-use office and retail tower in New York City. This strategic move marks … Read the full press release

Carrefour Completes Acquisition of Cora and Match Banners from Louis Delhaize Group

(IN BRIEF) Carrefour has finalized the acquisition of the Cora and Match banners from the Louis Delhaize group for €1.05 billion, enhancing its foothold in the French food distribution market. The acquisition includes 60 Cora hypermarkets and 115 Match supermarkets, … Read the full press release

Stella International Implements CCH Tagetik CPM Platform for Financial Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Stella International Holdings Limited has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to implement the CCH Tagetik Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software, aiming to digitally transform its finance operations. This strategic move replaces manual financial processes with automated budgeting, forecasting, and … Read the full press release

IKEA Talents Contest Crowns Thomas from Austria as Global Winner, Celebrating Company-wide Creativity

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, has successfully concluded its inaugural IKEA Talents contest, aimed at fostering creativity and unity among its global workforce. Thomas from IKEA Austria emerged as the global winner, impressing with his song ‘This … Read the full press release

DHL eCommerce Unveils 2024 Shopper Trends Highlighting Surge in Mobile and Social Commerce

(IN BRIEF) DHL eCommerce has released the initial findings from its “Online Shopper Trends Report 2024,” based on a survey of 12,000 consumers from 24 countries. The report reveals a significant shift toward using smartphones as the primary shopping tool, … Read the full press release

Pioneering Collaboration Transforms Sustainable Transport for IKEA in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) IKEA, in partnership with Scania Group and transporter KLOG, is launching heavy-duty electric vehicles for transporting its products in Portugal. Starting in late June, these vehicles will move goods from the IKEA Industry factory in Paços de Ferreira … Read the full press release

UK Economy Set for Multi-Million Pound Boost During European Championships and Paris Olympics

(IN BRIEF) The UK economy is expected to receive a significant boost as fans spend an additional £233 million during the European Championships and Paris Olympics this summer. Experian Economics highlights increased spending in pubs, bars, supermarkets, and on electronics … Read the full press release

ESA Scientists Use Meteorite Dust to 3D Print Lunar Shelter Bricks, Inspired by LEGO®

(IN BRIEF) The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed 3D printed bricks, called ESA Space Bricks, using 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite dust, inspired by LEGO bricks. These bricks are part of a project to explore using space materials for building astronaut … Read the full press release

PUMA Teams Up with Rosé of BLACKPINK to Redefine Classic Style and Culture

(IN BRIEF) PUMA has announced a new partnership with Rosé from BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s most influential groups. As PUMA’s newest ambassador, Rosé will collaborate on global campaigns and the “Rewrite the Classics” initiative, focusing on iconic PUMA styles. Her … Read the full press release

PUMA Launches CLOUDSPUN Collection: Elevating Comfort and Performance in Athletic Wear

(IN BRIEF) PUMA has launched its CLOUDSPUN Collection, featuring innovative athletic wear known for its ultra-soft fabric and advanced performance features such as moisture-wicking and 4-way stretch. The collection includes a range of men’s and women’s apparel designed for comfort … Read the full press release

Casino Group Enters Talks to Sell Corsican Retail Subsidiary Codim 2 to Auchan

(IN BRIEF) Casino Group has initiated exclusive negotiations with Auchan Retail France and Rocca to sell its subsidiary Codim 2, which operates various retail formats in Corsica. Codim 2, comprising hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash & carries, and drive-throughs, achieved a turnover … Read the full press release

Repsol and Amazon Join Forces for Convenient Returns at Spanish Service Stations

(IN BRIEF) Repsol and Amazon have launched a pioneering returns service in Spain, leveraging Repsol’s extensive service station network. Over 700 Repsol stations already offer customers the convenience of returning Amazon purchases without labels or boxes, with plans for further … Read the full press release

IKEA UK and Woodgreen Unite in Heartwarming Collaboration to Aid Shelter Pets

(IN BRIEF) In a touching initiative, IKEA UK and Woodgreen partner to produce ‘Cat-alogue’ and ‘Dog-alogue’ lookbooks featuring shelter pets amidst IKEA’s new UTSÅDD pet furniture range, aiming to raise awareness about pet adoption and provide inspiration for creating comfortable … Read the full press release

Lagardère SA Appoints Grégoire Castaing as Assistant Managing Director for Finance

(IN BRIEF) Lagardère SA has strengthened its management structure with the appointment of Mr. Grégoire Castaing as Assistant Managing Director responsible for Finance, effective June 3, 2024. With extensive experience in financial leadership roles, including at Canal+ Group, Castaing will … Read the full press release

IKEA Stores Transform Car Parks into Flea Markets to Promote Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) As part of the ongoing ‘Keep good things going’ campaign, IKEA Retail countries like Belgium, France, and Sweden are converting their store car parks into flea markets to encourage customers to extend the lifespan of their products. The … Read the full press release

HUGO BOSS Unveils HUGO BOSS XP: A Cutting-Edge Customer Loyalty Program

(IN BRIEF) HUGO BOSS introduces HUGO BOSS XP, a groundbreaking omnichannel membership program designed to revolutionize customer engagement and loyalty. Leveraging innovative technologies, including blockchain-supported elements, the program seamlessly integrates traditional loyalty features with Web3 functionalities like NFTs. With a … Read the full press release

PUMA Unveils ULTRA 5: A Futuristic Speed Machine for Football

(IN BRIEF) PUMA introduces the ULTRA 5, a groundbreaking football boot set to revolutionize speed and performance on the pitch. Engineered with insights from motorsport and collaborations with Formula One teams, the ULTRA 5 features a SPEEDSYSTEM carbon outsole and … Read the full press release

TAKKT AG Shareholders Endorse Dividend, Appoint New Supervisory Board Members

(IN BRIEF) TAKKT AG’s 25th Shareholders’ Meeting, held virtually, saw unanimous approval of agenda items including a dividend payout of EUR 1.00 per share. CEO Maria Zesch outlined strategic progress, emphasizing resilience and future growth targets. Departing Supervisory Board members … Read the full press release

PUMA and Borussia Dortmund Unveil Timeless 2024/25 Home Kit with Sustainability Focus

(IN BRIEF) PUMA and Borussia Dortmund have launched the 2024/25 Home kit, paying homage to the club’s rich heritage while incorporating modern design elements. The classic Black & Yellow kit features a sleek pinstripe flair, symbolizing Dortmund’s enduring legacy and … Read the full press release

Manchester City and PUMA Unveil 24/25 Home Kit Infused with Mancunian Spirit

(IN BRIEF) Manchester City and PUMA have revealed the new Home kit for the 2024/2025 season, incorporating elements that pay homage to Manchester’s cultural identity. The sky-blue kit features subtle threads of “0161,” representing the city’s dialing code and its … Read the full press release

Zalando Reorganizes Leadership for Enhanced E-commerce Ecosystem Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Zalando, Europe’s leading fashion and lifestyle e-commerce platform, is restructuring its management board to align with its updated strategy focusing on two growth vectors: Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B). Co-founder David Schneider transitions to a dedicated role focusing … Read the full press release

Currys Partners with Accenture and Microsoft to Revolutionize Retail Operations Through AI

(IN BRIEF) Currys plc has teamed up with Accenture and Microsoft to overhaul its technology infrastructure using advanced AI solutions provided by Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service. This strategic move will not only simplify and secure Currys’ tech environment but also … Read the full press release

The Growing Dominance of Chicken Breast Meat in Global Markets

(IN BRIEF) Chicken breast meat, preferred for its health benefits and versatility, dominates markets in North America, Europe, and Oceania, with its popularity on the rise due to its ease of preparation and adaptability in various dishes. As consumer preferences … Read the full press release

Lidl Introduces BILDplus Premium Offer for Lidl Plus App Users, Enhancing Customer Loyalty

(IN BRIEF) Lidl announces a new partnership with BILD Group, introducing BILDplus as a premium offer for users of the Lidl Plus app in Germany. Customers reaching a certain monthly shopping volume through Lidl Plus will receive complimentary access to … Read the full press release

EBRD Boosts Small Business and Youth Entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan with $20 Million Financial Package

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is bolstering micro, small, and medium-sized businesses in Uzbekistan by providing a financial package of up to US$ 20 million to Ipak Yuli Bank. This includes a US$ 10 million … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 1,238,807 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize, a major retail company, has repurchased 1,238,807 of its common shares between April 22, 2024, and April 26, 2024, as part of its ongoing €1 billion share buyback program announced in November 2023. The shares were … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Fully Allocates First Green Bond to Climate-Reducing Projects

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize has announced the full allocation of proceeds from its inaugural Green Bond to investments in Green Projects aimed at reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate impact. The €500 million raised last year has been … Read the full press release

Ingka Group Expands Globally with New IKEA Store Openings in Switzerland and China

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Group, the leading IKEA retailer, is embarking on an ambitious expansion journey by opening new IKEA stores and customer meeting points in various locations worldwide. In Switzerland, a modern IKEA store opened in Riddes, featuring innovative sustainability … Read the full press release

Taylor Swift Fans Warned of Rising Ticket Scams Ahead of UK Tour

(IN BRIEF) As excitement mounts for Taylor Swift’s long-awaited UK tour, fans have fallen prey to a surge in concert ticket scams, with fraudsters exploiting social media platforms to target eager concert-goers. Analysis by Lloyds Bank reveals a concerning trend, … Read the full press release

Unilever Unveils Wonder Wash: A Breakthrough 15-Minute Laundry Detergent

(IN BRIEF) Unilever introduces Wonder Wash, a groundbreaking laundry detergent under its Dirt Is Good brand, designed to excel even in short 15-minute cycles. Leveraging robotics and AI, Unilever has developed a science-backed solution to address evolving laundry needs, catering … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Establishes NextCo Advisory Board to Represent Next Generation Voices

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize, a global retail giant, introduces NextCo, an advisory board to the Executive Committee (ExCo), aiming to incorporate the perspectives of the next generation into strategic decision-making processes. Comprised of six Millennial leaders from key countries where … Read the full press release

Kering and Festival de Cannes Honor Donna Langley with 2024 Women In Motion Award

(IN BRIEF) Kering and the Festival de Cannes are set to bestow the prestigious 2024 Women In Motion Award upon Dame Donna Langley, Chairman of NBCUniversal Studio Group and Chief Content Officer, during an official dinner in Cannes. Langley’s illustrious … Read the full press release

PUMA x Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team: Unveiling the Crews Go Summer Collection

(IN BRIEF) PUMA collaborates with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team to introduce the Crews Go Summer Collection, seamlessly blending the team’s iconic identity with casual streetwear silhouettes. Each piece in the collection, from hoodies to shorts and shirts, exudes track … Read the full press release

A Hub of Creative Collaboration Redefining Luxury

(IN BRIEF) Bulgari unveils Bulgari Studio, a groundbreaking platform fostering co-creation and innovation, particularly focusing on reimagining iconic pieces like the B.zero1 ring and introducing new creations like the Bulgari Roma bag and Bulgari Bulgari watches. This initiative marks a … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 900,000 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize announces the repurchase of 900,000 common shares between April 8 and April 12, 2024, as part of its €1 billion share buyback program initiated in November 2023. With shares bought at an average price of €26.94 … Read the full press release

Claudia Arney Appointed Chair of Kingfisher plc Board, Succeeding Andrew Cosslett

(IN BRIEF) After seven years as Chair of the Board, Andrew Cosslett will step down from Kingfisher plc’s Board of Directors at the conclusion of the Company’s AGM on June 20, 2024. Claudia Arney, an Independent Non-Executive Director since November … Read the full press release

Citycon Launches Incentive Plans to Align CEO Objectives with Shareholder Value

(IN BRIEF) Citycon Oyj’s Board of Directors has approved the launch of a new stock option plan and restricted share unit plan aimed at the Chief Executive Officer, aiming to enhance alignment between shareholder objectives and CEO incentives while bolstering … Read the full press release

Citycon Illuminates Retailers with Innovative Spotlight Solutions Across Nordic Centres

(IN BRIEF) Citycon introduces Spotlight, a dynamic suite of flexible solutions designed to enhance retailer visibility in its Nordic region centres, catering to the evolving retail landscape. Spotlight extends beyond traditional leasing, offering retailers prime exposure in high-traffic areas through … Read the full press release

PUMA Launches “FOREVER. FASTER.” Campaign: Inviting All to Embrace Speed and Sporting Excellence

(IN BRIEF) PUMA unveils its first worldwide brand campaign in a decade, titled “FOREVER. FASTER. – See The Game Like We Do,” aiming to solidify its position as the fastest sports brand globally. Rooted in PUMA’s DNA, the campaign celebrates … Read the full press release