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Apple closing 20 retail stores in order to expand them, accomodate more customers
Tech Crunch
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs investor conference that Apple was going to close 20 of its retail stores, in order to move them and make them large enough to serve the ongoing influx of Apple customers. Some of Apple's stores aren't big enough, Cook said, noting that its retail outlets now see 10 million people per week across its 400-plus locations.
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The HVAC factor: Thinking 'inside the box'
Today's Facility Manager
Today's facility managers must continually look for ways to lower total cost of operations, and this includes reducing energy consumption and extending the life of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment to avoid capital expenditures. And, of course, fms are looking to achieve these goals with little or no out-of-pocket (capital) expense.
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Shopping center industry welcomes introduction of Marketplace Fairness Act
PR Newswire
The International Council of Shopping Centers welcomed the introduction of bipartisan companion Senate and House bills – the Marketplace Fairness Act – which will grant states the authority to compel sales tax collection on online purchases made by consumers in their state. It will also end the competitive advantage that online sellers currently enjoy by not charging sales tax and improve the sales tax system to better reflect the realities of the 21st century marketplace.
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J.C. Penney introducing Canada's Joe Fresh to US shoppers
The Dallas Morning News
Joe Mimran may be the best vendor partner for J.C. Penney's bruised CEO Ron Johnson at this point. The creator of Canada's successful Joe Fresh apparel line has a similar slow-start story, and he's betting the brand's U.S. rollout on Johnson's vision for turning Penney stores into a collection of branded shops. Just six years ago, Mimran launched Joe Fresh apparel next to the frozen food aisles in Loblaws, Canada's largest supermarket chain.
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Foam packaging recycling rate leveling off near 20 percent
Environmental Leader
The percentage of post-consumer and post-commercial recycling of foam packaging, while growing steadily from 1998-2006, has since leveled off at just less than 20 percent. About 19.5 percent of foam packaging was recycled in 2008, up slightly from 19.3 percent in 2006, according to the 2008 EPS Recycling Rate Report from the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers.
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Meijer plans $160 million in cap expansion for 2013
Progressive Grocer
Meijer will finalize an investment of more than $160 million in new and remodeled stores this year, including the construction of six new supercenters and major remodel projects for an additional five stores. Michigan, Indiana and Illinois will each welcome two new Meijer supercenters, with remodel projects planned at an additional four Michigan stores and one Meijer location in Illinois.
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Bricks-and-mortar retailers snooping more on shoppers, too
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Just knowing how many shoppers cross the threshold, and when, can be useful. American Apparel’s store managers thought they were busiest when sales peaked. They were typically off by two hours. Now the retailer gathers traffic data from cameras mounted above the doors and feeds that into its staff-scheduling software. When crowds come, the shops now have enough salespeople to serve them. As a result, sales are up "across the board."
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Focus on communication with facility management staff when costs have to be cut
FacilitiesNet
Today's tip from Building Operating Management: Focus on communication with facility management staff when costs have to be cut. During difficult periods, it is important to communicate with employees for the purpose of managing resistance and facilitating buy-in. To help with a transition to outsourcing, ADP implemented a major communication plan, including "road shows," webcasts, telephone conferences and an extensive change management program.
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London shopping centers are proving well-suited to the digital age
The Economist
Around one in seven British shops are unoccupied, according to the Local Data Company. And yet beneath the gloom, retailers are rethinking how they build their businesses, to the benefit of shopping centres. Weak spending and higher rates (property taxes levied on businesses) are leading many firms to give up their high-street shops.
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US retail sales growth pauses as higher taxes kick in
Reuters
U.S. retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending, suggesting a slowdown in the pace of consumer spending early in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said retail sales edged up 0.1 percent after an unrevised 0.5 percent rise in December.
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Institutional investors likely to increase allocations to retail real estate in 2013
Retail Traffic
After several years of turning a skeptical eye on retail properties, risk-wary institutional investors are beginning to favor retail assets more and more. Reassured by improving sector fundamentals and hungry for healthy yields, pension funds, private equity firms, life companies and foreign buyers all seem ready to place more capital into shopping centers and malls in 2013.
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