Publication: Retail Business Review

First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Gap dontinues to expand internationally with first Old Navy stores in the Middle East

Gap announced today it has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries with franchisees Fawaz A.Alhokair & Co. and Azadea beginning Spring 2015. The first markets include U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.International ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Rakuten launches British portal

Rakuten, a major online retailer, has officially launched its British portal, Rakuten.co.uk, to help boost high street shops.Founded by Japanese billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani in 1997, Rakuten provides an online marketplace for 42,000 small businesses in ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Christmas at Selfridges 2014

Roughly 500 contractors and Selfridges windows and production team members have worked on bringing Christmas to life at SelfridgesIn total, over 32,000 hours have been spent working on the Selfridges Christmas collectivedisplays since June 2014- Storytelling ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
Entities: Selfridges, Neon, London, Fake
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Retail sales in UK fell in September 2014: ONS

Retail sales in UK declined more-than-expected in the month of September 2014, driven by a sharp contraction in clothing sales.Total sales fell 0.3% in September from a month ago, when it rose 0.4%, according to the report released by Office for National ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Family Dollar certifies substantial compliance with FTC’S second requests

Family Dollar Stores, a leading national discount retailer offering name brands and quality, private brand merchandise, announced today that it has certified substantial compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s Request for Additional Information ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Staples contacts law enforcement over possible data breach

Staples, a large office supply chain store with over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries, is investigating a possible breach of its customers’ credit card data.The retailer has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon signs multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster

Amazon.com has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Corp's (CBS) Simon & Schuster, the second major Big Five book publisher, with whom it has been negotiating over the price of e-books.The multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster, expected to come into effect ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Primark strikes deal with Sears to open stores in US

European retailer Primark is set for an expansion in the US through a recent deal signed with the upmarket department store chain Sears, which will lease its seven locations.As part of the deal, Primark, which is owned by Associated British Foods, will ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Von Maur Department store opens first location in Oklahoma

Von Maur Department Store announced today the opening of its newest location. Located at Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City, the 150,000-square-foot, split-level store is the Company's first location in Oklahoma and fourth in the South.Known for its ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon to hire 80,000 seasonal associates during holiday season

Online retail giant Amazon.com is creating 80,000 seasonal positions across its US network of fulfillment and sortation centres this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand.With more than 50 fulfillment centres in the US currently, ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Office Depot to cut 1,100 European jobs

Office Depot is seeking to reduce its workforce by eliminating about 1,100 European jobs as part of its restructuring plans to focus more on business channels rather than geographic markets.With this, the US-based retailer is seeking to save $90m a year ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ikea to open first store in Indonesia

Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture seller, will open its first store in Indonesia in Serpong, Tangerang by end of this year.The store will be managed by PT Hero Supermarket Tbk, the franchisee for IKEA in Indonesia. It will stock about 7,000 items, both ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 17 2014]

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"Over the next 12 months we will pioneer a new era of borderless retail and entertainment by integrating our e-commerce offering with our global ecosystem of Internet services, to make shopping more fun" Hirose added
...in our strategy to share Old Navy with a broader, global customer base," said Robert Frank, Executive Vice President of Old Navy International. "Given the family-centered culture of the region, we believe Old Navy's iconic American apparel and focus on fashion, family and value will really resonate with customers."
"We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation" Cautela said
She said the deal "maintains the author's share of income generated from e-book sales. It addresses our mutual concerns about preserving the value of our intellectual property in the marketplace."

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Christmas at Selfridges 2014 [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
Rakuten launches British portal [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
Gap dontinues to expand internationally with fi... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
Retail sales in UK fell in September 2014: ONS [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 24 2014]
Staples contacts law enforcement over possible ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 23 2014]
Family Dollar certifies substantial compliance ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 23 2014]
Amazon signs multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 22 2014]
Primark strikes deal with Sears to open stores ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 22 2014]
Von Maur Department store opens first location ... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 21 2014]
Amazon to hire 80,000 seasonal associates durin... [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 20 2014]
Office Depot to cut 1,100 European jobs [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 20 2014]
Ikea to open first store in Indonesia [Published Retail Business Review - Oct 17 2014]
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