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Lowe's - Laurel, Maryland - Mar 2015

Monday, Apr 20, 2015
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This store tour features Easter merchandising 2015

OfficeMax - Columbus, Ohio - Mar 2015

Monday, Apr 20, 2015
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This store tour features spring merchandising for 2015.

Costco Partners with Citi and Visa to Pay Almost Zero in Credit Card Acceptance Costs

Monday, Apr 20, 2015
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Costco through a partnership with Visa and Citigroup will lower its credit card acceptance costs to be about zero, attaining a goal retailers have sought for years. Preciously Costco had to pay 0.6% of each transaction to its current partner [...more]

Ikea Plans Sustainable Flagship Store in Copenhagen

Monday, Apr 20, 2015
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Ikea plans to open a massive new store in downtown Copenhagen that aims to be environmentally friendly by offering cycle trailers, electric car chargers and a green roof with a football field. The store will be the retailers second largest in [...more]

Target’s Website and App Go Down as Lily-Pulitzer-Seeking-Shoppers Overwhelm System

Monday, Apr 20, 2015
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Target’s website was down for 20 minutes on Sunday morning as shoppers searched for a piece of Lilly Pulitzer’s collection that was selling for a fraction of the price. The surge in demand showed that the retailer still remains very popular among [...more]

Jobless Claims Grows to Nearly 300,000 in Second Week of April

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
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In the second week of April unemployment claims reached their highest level in the past six weeks. For the period total claims grew to 294,000, a slight increase from 282,000 the previous week.

Kenya's Retail Space Increasing the Fastest in East Africa

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
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According to a retail space report by South African based Broll Property, Kenya's total retail square footage is growing faster than all other market in East Africa. In total, Kenya is predicted to add roughly 2 million square feet of retail space [...more]

Dubai's Marka Announced Acquisition of Retailcorp

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
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UAE retail and hospitality firm Marka announced its intent to purchase Retailcorp. Retailcorp has a portfolio of sporting goods stores in its home market. Stores include Nike, Puma, Reebok, and Adidas.

Apple Pay Coming to Canada in November

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
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Apple is reportedly bringing Apple Pay to Canada in November, marking the first expansion of the payments system outside of the US. Apple is currently negotiating with six major Canadian banks, which will likely implement stricter security around [...more]

Walmart To Eliminate Management Layer In Organizational Streamlining Effort

Friday, Apr 17, 2015
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Inside sources have indicated that Walmart plans to cut the role of zone manager at its stores, transferring the duties to other managers. Zone managers typically cover several departments in a store, with most supercenters having around six people [...more]

Casino’s 1Q15 Sales Up 5.3%

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
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France-based, global retailer, Groupe Casino, saw a 5.3% increase in sales for the first quarter of 2015 mostly thanks to a 9.2% increase in its international operations.

Morrisons Refocuses OPEX on Customer-Facing Positions

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
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Morrisons is cutting 720 staff from its head office as new CEO, David Potts, looks to refocus the business on customer service. The retailer is looking to hire 5,000 people to work on the floor in its supermarkets.

Sainsbury’s Lays Off 1.5 Million Square Feet of Supermarket Floor Space for Non-Food Merchandise

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
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Sainsbury’s announced it will convert floor space equal in size to about 40 supermarkets to sell non-food instead of food items in an effort to lay-off excess square footage in its stores. This 1.5 million square feet, 6% of Sainsbury’s total [...more]

South Africa Retail Sales Grow 4.2% in February

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
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According to the Statistics SA retail sales grew 4.2% year-over-year in January. The growth exceeds the Business Daily Live median consensus of 2.2%.

Maxis Expands into Botswana and Mozambique

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
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Maxi's, a South African based restaurant chain, has opened its first stores in Botswana and Mozambique. The stores opened are franchise owned and were created based on demand from potential franchisees.
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