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Ikea goes live with South Florida's largest solar energy system
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Ikea officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in City of Sunrise, Fla. It is the largest solar installation in South Florida and, when combined with Ikea projects already completed atop stores in Orlando and Tampa, will make Ikea the state's largest non-utility solar owner. More

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Wiedenbach Brown celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
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Recently, Wiedenbach Brown the nation's leading lighting solutions provider, celebrated 100 years in business and unveiled its new brand: WIEDENBACH BROWN | THE ULTIMATE LIGHTING SOURCE. Wiedenbach Brown has been providing smart lighting and electrical solutions for customers since 1913, offering a broad spectrum of services through a diversified group of people that focus wholly on lighting. Commercial. Retail. Electrical. Maintenance. Retrofits. No other lighting supplier has WB's depth of talent, products, resources, experience, network or commitment. More

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Apple granted US trademark for its retail store design
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Apple's retail store design has been granted a trademark from the U.S. government, giving the company some protection from copycat retailers. The Cupertino, Calif., company's "clear glass storefront" design, complete with "large, rectangular horizontal panels over the top of the glass front," received trademark status last week from the U.S Patent and Trademark office. More

Macerich completes $500 million Green Acres Mall deal in New York
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The Macerich Co. has completed its $500 million acquisition of the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., closing a deal that's been in the works since last October. The shopping center owner and manager purchased the property from a subsidiary of New York-based Vornado Realty Trust. Vornado reported net proceeds from the sale were approximately $185 million following its repayment of the existing loan and closing costs. More

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Kohl's, Whole Foods, Staples only retailers to make 100 percent green power users top 10 list
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Kohl's Department Stores, Whole Foods Market and Staples are the only retailers named to the top 10 on the 100 Percent Green Power Users List by the EPA's annual Green Power Partnership lists. These retailers count themselves among group of more than 450 companies that are using 100 percent green power in their U.S. operations through renewable energy certificates, on-site generation and utility green power products, according to the EPA's list. More

Dollar General pushing toward 11,000 stores
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Dollar General plans to add 635 stores and move 550 existing locations this year as part of its continuing expansion. Central Ohio is going to be part of that expansion. The discount retailer is building two stores, whose locations weren’t available yesterday, and is studying three other sites, spokeswoman Crystal Ghassemi said. Each store will employ between six and 10 workers, she said. More

Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, Calif., to get $3.6M solar boost
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The Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, Calif., will be equipped with solar panels later this year as part of a nationwide installation project by Macerich at 12 of its mall properties on the east and west coasts. With preliminary designs calling for 1.4 megawatts of energy generating capacity, the installation planned for the Fresno mall is one of the largest being undertaken by Macerich and Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. More


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Retailers and restaurants support immigration effort
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An outline of possible immigration legislation put forth by eight U.S. senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — and supported by President Barack Obama has received a positive response from associations representing retailers and restaurant operators. More

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Abercrombie looks to convert former Beatles' headquarters to store
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Abercrombie & Fitch wants to turn the building that once housed the Beatles' Apple Records into one of its namesake children’s stores, Bloomberg News reported. The building is where the famed singing group performed together for the last time, in 1969. The performance, which occurred on the roof, was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." The Westminster borough council is due to vote on the proposal next week. More

H&M and WWF develop cutting edge global water strategy
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Fashion retailer H&M and conservation organization WWF and have entered into a three-year global partnership and developed what they call a "game changing" water strategy, which takes the retailer's entire supply chain into account and goes far beyond the factory lines. More

Shopping centers aren't necessarily for shopping anymore
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There's no shortage of shopping centers around Jacksonville, Fla. Occupancy is good at the strip shopping centers such as Deerwood Station, Baymeadows Village and Baymeadows Commons. Storefront after storefront is filled, but not with stores. More

Report: Shopping center development making a comeback in Chicago
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Shopping center development in the Chicago area is on the rise after four years of decline, according to new report released by Mid-America Real Estate Corp. Construction of new shopping centers rose from 1.02 million square-feet in 2011 to 1.14 million square feet in 2012 with roughly 900,000 additional square feet expected this year, according to the report. More

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Costco bulks up to take sales from Coles and Woolies
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Discount retailer Costco has underscored its escalating competitive threat to Woolworths and Coles by posting its maiden annual profit in Australia since opening its warehouse stores here four years ago. It has also received a further $50 million from its American parent to bankroll an aggressive push in the region. More

JCP initiative helps women 'Dress for Success'
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JCPenney is inviting customers to make a difference this February by rounding up their purches to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to benefit Dress for Success, an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. More

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