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Abercrombie tries to ride Hollister to new highs
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Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch said that its fourth-quarter profit fell 32.1 percent, to 53 cents per share excluding one-time items. The teen apparel and accessories peddler's bottom line was dragged down by costs related to the closure of its Ruehl stores. Excluding Ruehl closing-related charges, Abercrombie earned 91 cents per share, topping analysts' consensus call for a profit of 87 cents per share. More

Walgreens to buy Duane Reade for $1.075 billion

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Walgreen Co. will purchase New York-based drugstore chain Duane Reade Holdings from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners for about $1.075 billion, including the assumption of debt. The transaction would include all 257 Duane Reade stores located in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as the corporate office and two distribution centers. More

Office Depot's LEED Gold Certified Store in Austin, Texas
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Office Depot, a leading global provider of office products and services, announced the efficiency results of the company's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certified Store. The store, located in Austin, Texas, has lowered its carbon intensity by 23 percent thanks to a number of programs implemented at the store. More

Safeway enlists Hara to shrink energy use and carbon footprint
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With 1,730 stores in the U.S. and western Canada, Safeway Inc. has contracted with environmental and energy management software firm Hara to help reduce energy consumption as well as the retail grocer's greenhouse gas emissions. The Fortune 50 company based in Pleasanton, Calif., is using Hara to consolidate its energy and environmental data onto a single, centralized platform. More

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    Jones Apparel to close 166 stores
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    Jones Apparel, parent company of Nine West, Anne Klein and Easy Spirit, will close 166 specialty retail stores this year. The New York-based company declined to say which stores it will close, but indicated that most of the closures will be of mall-based specialty retail stores so that the company can better focus on its outlet stores. More

    Verizon bringing Skype to wireless users
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    Skype announced a major deal with Verizon Wireless that would make its inexpensive online-calling service available to up to 90 million Verizon users, vastly expanding Skype's presence on smartphones. "This is an important step in making Skype available anytime, anywhere," Skype CEO Josh Silverman says. The deal gives Verizon customers with smartphones and data plans the option of making unlimited calls to hundreds of millions of Skype users worldwide, beginning next month. More

    Rite Aid rises on speculation it's a takeover target
    Bloomberg via BusinessWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Rite Aid Corp., the third-largest drugstore chain, rose the most in two months in New York trading on speculation that Walgreen Co.'s acquisition of Duane Reade Holdings Inc. makes it a more likely takeover target. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, and CVS Caremark Corp. and Walgreen, the two largest U.S. drugstore chains, may be interested in Rite Aid's stores, Neil Currie, an analyst at UBS Securities LLC, said in a note to investors. More

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    'Green' is the new black: Northwest retailers offer shoppers more eco-friendly options
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    When it comes to apparel, green is the new black. Even during the recession, shoppers have increasingly asked for more clothing, shoes and accessories made from sustainable and organic materials. Manufacturers and retailers are responding. Companies such as REI and Nordstrom are stocking more "green" merchandise, including scarves made from recycled cashmere sweaters, organic cotton shirts and running shoes featuring biodegradable midsoles. More

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    DENTCO's Exterior Services Management Specialists have discovered similarities among changes in both retail and commercial facility maintenance. The evolving threads expose dramatic change stemming from consolidation, technology updates, workforce reductions, dark stores and new forms of risk and liability. If you notice any of these signs of evolution in your retail or facility locations, call in the DENTCO specialists today! Visit us online at or call us at 800.993.3689. Let the Evolution Begin! more

    Wal-Mart posts strong quarterly profit but issues a cautionary note
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    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 22 percent increase in profit for the fourth quarter but said an important measure of sales fell and cautioned that it expected a challenging start to the year for its U.S. business. For the quarter ended Jan. 31, the world's largest retailer said profit was $4.63 billion, or $1.21 a share, up from $3.79 billion, or 96 cents, in the year-earlier quarter. More

    The leading nautical lifestyle brand, Sperry Top-Sider, launches innovative new stores to bring brand to life for shoppers
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    Sperry Top-Sider, the brand for those with a Passion for the Sea and the inventor of the world's first-ever boat shoe, announced that it is launching innovative new retail stores that will feature all the newly expanded Sperry Top-Sider seasonal products for men, women and children in an authentic nautical shopping environment designed to fully bring the brand to life for consumers. More

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    Asda poised to accelerate small format store openings
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    Asda plans to open 100 smaller format stores in the next three to five years, according to analysts at JPMorgan. In a note, JPMorgan said Asda set out the plans at a supplier conference last week. The U.K.'s second-biggest supermarket also intends to open 150 non-food stores, in what would be an acceleration of the roll-out of its Asda Living format, JPMorgan said. More

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