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RCH Europe to Present Smart Solutions for POS at INTERGASTRA 2018

Multiplatform cloud-based technology for an increasingly mobile world INNSBRUCK, Austria, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — RCH Europe, the provider of advanced point of sale systems for the retail, food and beverage, and the public administration sector will showcase its latest range of … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia research: shopping cart abandonment phenomenon much higher on mobile than on desktop-based online shopping

NORWICH, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shoppers hoping to bag a bargain in the post-Christmas sales are much less likely to go through with their purchases if they are using phones and tablets to buy goods online. This is because consumers often … Read the full press release

RCH Group Expands European Operations

Opens regional headquarters in Austria to support growing customer base Treviso, ITALY, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — RCH Group SpA, a provider of advanced point of sale systems for the retail, food and beverage, and the public administration sector, today announced the … Read the full press release

UK Competition and Markets Authority: Refresco and Cott merger could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets

The CMA has found that the merger of soft drink manufacturers Refresco and Cott could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets and leading household brands. LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Competition and Markets Authority has been carrying out an initial … Read the full press release

Marks & Spencer to sell its retail business in Hong Kong and Macau to its long-established franchise partner Al-Futtaim

London, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today (02 Jan 2018) confirmed the sale and franchise of its retail business in Hong Kong and Macau to its long-established franchise partner Al-Futtaim. The sale, which completed on 30 December, … Read the full press release

Co-op plans to open 18 brand new stores and upgrade a further 20 in in Scotland in 2018

MANCHESTER, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op is set to ramp up its investment in Scotland in 2018, with plans to open 18 brand new stores and upgrade a further 20. The convenience retailer, which already has a store in every postal area … Read the full press release

Volkswagen begins advance sales of the new Polo GTI

Innovative driver assistance systems and great efficiency make the 200 PS Polo the compact sports car of a new generation First Polo with Front Assist area monitoring system and optionally with fully digital instruments (Active Info Display) Industry specialists Bähr … Read the full press release

Lincoln Premium Poultry’s greenfield plant in Nebraska represents the largest single order to date for Marel as a whole

Gardabaer, Iceland, 12-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the last three years, the Marel Poultry team has been working hard, together with representatives from Costco Wholesale and their newly formed poultry processing company, Lincoln Premium Poultry, on a state-of-the-art greenfield plant in … Read the full press release

E-commerce company GoShopping becomes part of the family at Egmont-owned Bageren og Kokken

Egmont’s Nordic e-commerce company Bageren og Kokken takes over GoShopping. The merger of the two companies secures a leading position in the online market for kicthenware and robots for domestic use COPENHAGEN, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a growing market with … Read the full press release

Orkla to acquire Swedish eCommerce portals Gymgrossisten and Bodystore

OSLO, 28-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swedish company Health and Sports Nutrition Group HSNG AB (“HSNG”). HSNG runs the eCommerce portals Gymgrossisten and Bodystore, and is the biggest online health and sport nutrition … Read the full press release

Nationwide: 2017 will mark the biggest retail spend yet

Live spending data and spokesperson available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday Nationwide predicts 13 per cent card spend increase versus 2016 Black Friday 2016 saw biggest spend to date (£167 million) – up 11 per cent on the previous … Read the full press release

Medtronic announces U.S. commercial launch for its portfolio of Azure(TM) pacemakers with BlueSync(TM)technology

Azure(TM) with BlueSync(TM) Technology Improves Device Longevity  and Provides Automatic, Wireless Remote Patient Monitoring DUBLIN, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. commercial launch for its portfolio of Azure(TM) pacemakers … Read the full press release

ECE’s “Digital Mall” wins “Best O2O Strategy” award and its Managing Director Klaus Striebich receives “Industry Achievement Award” at the MAPIC 2017

MAPIC 2017: “Digital Mall” wins “Best O2O Strategy” award / Klaus Striebich honored with “Industry Achievement Award” HAMBURG, 20-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday night, ECE received two MAPIC awards on Europe’s premier event for the international retail real estate market … Read the full press release

Warwick Luxury & Innovation Hub: iPhone X represents Apple’s second attempt at the ‘new luxury’ market

COVENTRY, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Qing Wang, Professor of Marketing & Innovation and Co-Director of the Warwick Luxury & Innovation Hub, believes Apple’s new £1,000 phone is its second attempt at moving into the ‘new luxury’ market and is likely to … Read the full press release

ECE: Loom shopping center opens on October 26, 2017 in Bielefeld, Germany

Occupancy rate of 100 percent / 50 percent of the tenants will debut in the city HAMBURG, 26-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bielefeld’s new downtown attraction celebrates its opening: Loom shopping center will open its doors on Thursday (October 26, 2017) at … Read the full press release

ECE and Allianz: New, modernized food court at Silesia City Center in Katowice, Poland

Attractive design, comfortable atmosphere, and a better quality of stay HAMBURG, 26-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Launch of the new food court at Silesia City Center: ECE and Allianz have opened the new, comprehensively modernized food court of the shopping center located … Read the full press release

Co-op to re-develop and transform four sites in North Wales

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op is investing almost £3.5M in its North Wales stores this autumn to re-develop and transform four sites during a seven week programme of works creating around a dozen new retail jobs. The community retailer – which … Read the full press release

Evonik to raise prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific

Hanau, Germany, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries is raising prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific with immediate effect. Contracts will be honoured for the agreed upon term. Evonik is committed to supply products and services … Read the full press release

Handelsverband HDE: Ladesäulen für Elektroautos: Praktikable Vorgaben für Ausbau gefordert

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) warnt in einem aktuellen Brief an das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium vor zu ehrgeizigen Vorgaben aus Brüssel beim Aufbau eines Ladenetzes für Elektroautos auf Einzelhandelsparkplätzen. Hintergrund ist das EU-Verfahren zur Änderung der Gebäudeeffizienzrichtlinie. Die EU … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE): Textilwirtschaft in den letzten Jahren nachweisbare Fortschritte beim Aufbau nachhaltiger Lieferketten erreicht

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zum dritten Jahrestag des Textilbündnisses zieht der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) eine positive Zwischenbilanz. Trotz oft langwieriger Abstimmungsprozesse zwischen Politik, NGOs und Wirtschaft hat die Textilwirtschaft in den letzten Jahren nachweisbare Fortschritte beim Aufbau nachhaltiger Lieferketten erreicht … Read the full press release

Online retail is the key driver for the German retail sector in 2017

Frankfurt am Main, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German retail sector has visibly lifted its sales forecast for 2017, up from 2% to 3%. The key driver is online retail, along with the currently very consumer-friendly economic environment in Germany, which … Read the full press release

Arla Organic Milk now available in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Arla Organic Milk is now available in leading retailers across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Viby J, Denmark, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arla Foods, the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products, has launched its first branded organic milk in … Read the full press release

Fashion retailer George Davies donates £5.15 million to University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals

Support from fashion retail legend George Davies – the University’s largest-ever philanthropic gift from an individual – will support research and new vascular limb salvage clinic Media opportunity, Tuesday 26 September at 9.30am, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, LE3 9QP University of … Read the full press release

Shell enters Mexico’s retail fuel market with the opening of its first service station

THE HAGUE, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell today opened its first service station in Mexico, with more sites due to start providing Mexican motorists with high-quality Shell fuels and retail services over the next few months. Over the next 10 … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba to fund CBRE Global Investors’ acquisition of Skanssi shopping centre in Finland

EUR 67.2 million term loan facility provided towards the acquisition of the Skanssi shopping centre in Turku, Finland Munich/Stockholm, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba provided a term loan facility of EUR 67.2 million to CBRE European Shopping … Read the full press release

Visa’s Digital Payments study: two-thirds of Brits have used contactless cards since introduction in September 2007

Contactless debit and credit cards were first used in the UK a decade ago Millennials lead contactless adoption – over three quarters have made a contactless payment A quarter of Brits have made contactless payments using mobile devices LONDON, 07-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

GRAHAM completed the build and fit-out for Liverpool FC’s new retail store at Anfield Stadium

HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM Construction has completed the build and fit-out for Liverpool Football Club’s new flagship retail store. GRAHAM Construction built the turnkey development at Anfield Stadium. The building division constructed the shell, while GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out completed … Read the full press release

UK’s largest supplier of building materials Travis Perkins recognised with Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver award

Northampton, UK, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Travis Perkins Plc, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the construction, DIY and home improvement markets, has been recognised for their work supporting the Armed Forces with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) … Read the full press release

ECE Russland to manage the shopping center “Central Kids Store” on Lubyanka in Moscow

HAMBURG, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ECE Russland has taken over the management of the shopping center “Central Kids Store” on Lubyanka in Moscow effective August 1, 2017, for a period of five years. The center has been developed and is being … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA sold 1,580,000 units in the first half of 2017

1,580,000 units sold in the first half of 2017 Sales increase in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Eurasia and India-Pacific regions In China, specific action plans implemented for each JV by Groupe PSA and its partners Market share gains … Read the full press release