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Target, Wal-Mart help DOE develop commercial air conditioners criteria
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Target and Wal-Mart are among the industry partners that joined the Department of Energy in developing criteria for next-generation high-efficiency air conditioners for commercial buildings. DOE worked with members of the DOE Commercial Building Energy Alliances to develop new performance standards for 10-ton capacity commercial air conditioners, also known as rooftop units. When built according to the requirements of the new specifications, these high-efficiency rooftop units are expected to reduce energy use by as much as 50 percent to 60 percent over the current equipment. More



PRSM2011! National Conference early rate ending next week
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If you haven't registered for PRSM2011!, now is the time! The current rates will end on March 2. Close to 1,500 of your peers are expected at PRSM2011! National Conference. Don't miss this year's largest retail facilities management conference. More



PETCO becomes first pet specialty retailer to earn EPA's ENERGY STAR Leader recognition

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized PETCO, a leading pet specialty retailer with more than 1,000 stores nationwide, as an ENERGY STAR Leader for reducing energy consumption by more than 10 percent across its building portfolio. The company's efforts have prevented more than 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from entering the atmosphere. More

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NRF turns 100: A century at the heart
of retail's evolution

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The year is 1911. Patrician President William Howard Taft is feuding with his predecessor, Rough 'n' Ready Teddy Roosevelt. General Motors introduces the electric self-starter for automobiles, Willis Carrier invents the air conditioner and Irving Berlin has his first big hit with "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Improved working conditions and factory safety receive vigorous legislative attention in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed 146, most of them young women. Europe is sparking with friction as the Germans and French engage in saber-rattling and gunboat diplomacy over African territories, while Italy and Turkey get into a shooting confrontation that ends with Italy's annexation of Tripoli. More

Retail earnings: Target, Sears, Kohl's report profits
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Target reported a 10 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit, boosted by an improving credit card business and solid holiday sales. The discounter reported net income of $1.03 billion, or $1.45 a share, for the three months ended Jan. 29. That compares with $936 million, or $1.24 a share, in the same period last year. The results included an income tax benefit of 7 cents. More



Ikea to power 17 stores with wind
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Ikea plans to build a wind farm that will supply electricity to all 17 of its stores in Sweden. The nine-turbine wind farm, to be located in the central province of Dalarna, will have an output of 70 GWh a year. Stockholm-based wind developer O2 Vind AB will oversee construction, with the project scheduled to come online in early 2012. More

Barnes & Noble eyes Borders stores
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Book seller Barnes & Noble suspended its dividend after reporting a 25 percent decline in third-quarter earnings, the company. The largest U.S. bookstore chain also doesn't plan to forecast fourth-quarter or full-year earnings because of uncertainties created by last week's bankruptcy filing by Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Borders. More

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Strong holidays, 5 percent promotion lift Target sales
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A strong holiday season and improving credit card operations lifted profit at Target Corp., 10 percent in the fourth quarter, the Minneapolis-based retailer said. Customers still are coming in mostly for groceries and other staples, but the retailer said the investments in store remodels that include small grocery stores are driving traffic. The company also credits the strong quarter with a new program that gives shoppers 5 percent off all purchases made with the company's branded credit card. More

Dolphin Mall in Miami has gone from bust to boom
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In the span of a decade, Dolphin Mall in Miami has gone from being one of the worst performing centers in the Taubman portfolio to one of the best. Talk about a turnaround for the West Miami-Dade outlet mall that initially struggled to draw name-brand tenants because of competition from Sawgrass Mills and Miami International Mall. Those issues are long gone, as well as the vast majority of the small stores that were there on opening day on March 1, 2001. More



Abercrombie will consolidate its fulfillment operations
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As part of an ongoing move to cut costs, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will spend $26 million over two years reducing two centers to one. More

Joe Fresh follows tough path into cutthroat NYC market
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Joe Fresh, Loblaw's in-house apparel brand, has decided to test its low-priced fashions in New York city, following the steps of Vancouver retail sensation Lululemon and coffee chain Tim Hortons into the exceedingly cutthroat U.S. retail market. The brand will open its first store in Manhattan this fall. It's a good time for Canadian retailers to take a chance in the U.S., experts say, given the strong performance of both the dollar and the domestic economy relative to theirs. More

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Best Buy, Home Depot find China market a tough sell
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Two U.S. retail giants, and one supersized marketplace, have not added up to business success in China. Electronics retailer Best Buy began closing its branded stores around the country Tuesday, one month after home-improvement chain Home Depot shut down its last Beijing outlet. More





Big growth plans for Wendy's
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Wendy's International, Inc., a subsidiary of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Wenphil Corporation to significantly expand Wendy’s brand presence in the Philippines. Plans call for the development of 44 additional restaurants, which would increase the total number of Wendy's locations in the country to 75. More

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The little big-box stores that could
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With suburban growth slowed and city populations soaring, stores such as Wal-Mart, Loblaw and Target are changing their focus, modifying their big-box model to squeeze into the high-density Toronto core. And even if some urban shoppers cringe at the idea, swearing they will never forsake their neighbourhood bistros and boutiques for Milestones and HomeSense, the fact of the matter is that the success of these stores has already been written in receipts. More
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