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Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association elects new Board of Directors
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The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), a member-run association established to empower Retail Facilities Professionals to make informed business decisions announces their newly elected Board of Directors. "We are delighted to welcome the new Board," said PRSM President Paul Walsh. "We look forward to the insight, experience and leadership that they will provide over the year." Newly elected members to the board serve three-year terms. More



Big winnings for GameStop
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Though recession-strapped consumers bought fewer games in 2009 than in 2008, investors clamored to play with GameStop after the company beat analysts' estimates in the fourth quarter. More

Blockbuster says it may file for bankruptcy; shares plunge
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Blockbuster Inc. shares plunged further into penny-stock territory after the struggling home-video-rental company said in a regulatory filing that it will likely file for bankruptcy if it's unable to address its debt load. More

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FedEx 3Q profit more than doubles
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FedEx, reporting a huge jump in profits, is indicating the global economic recovery is gaining steam. The world's second-largest package delivery company says its fiscal third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year earlier. It also raised its forecast for full-year earnings — bringing it in line with Wall Street's projections — on expectations of "a continued modest recovery in the global economy." More

Walgreen buys files of 17 drugstores in Tennessee
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Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, said it is buying the prescription files and assets of 17 Super D and Ike's locations in and around Memphis, Tenn. Walgreen and USA Drug, which owns the Ike's and Super D chains, did not disclose financial terms. More



Walmart, Target rank as most valuable U.S. retail brands: Interbrand Design Forum
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Walmart won top honors as the most valuable retail brand, followed by Target (No. 2), Best Buy (No. 3), The Home Depot (No. 4) and Walgreens (No. 5), according to a ranking of the top 50 retail brands by Dayton, Ohio-based branding consultancy Interbrand Design Forum. More

Easter shoppers set to spend $13 billion
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It looks like Easter will put a little spring in shopper's steps, according to a survey released. Consumers are expected to spend about $13 billion this Easter, the 5th biggest spending season of the year, according to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade group. That's up about 2 percent from last year. More

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JCPenney receives 2010 Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded JCPenney Company, Inc. with a 2010 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting environmental resources through energy efficiency. This is the Company's second time to win the prestigious Sustained Excellence Award since receiving the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards in 2007 and 2008. JCPenney's accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. this week. More

Recruit DENTCO's ESM Specialists Today and Let the Evolution Begin!
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 www.dentco.com/evolution or call us at 800.993.3689. Let the Evolution Begin! more




OfficeMax reusable shipping bins deliver less waste
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OfficeMax is offering a new reusable shipping bin program to help businesses that make frequent orders reduce packaging waste. Customers in the program will receive their shipments in reusable plastic bins, and when their next order comes, the OfficeMax delivery person will pick up the empty bins. More



1 Stop Maintenance in China, Now Open For Business

1 Stop Facilities Maintenance is proud to announce its new office opening in Hong Kong on February 22, 2010.
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14th Floor-Chuang Tower
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With over three decades in the industry, servicing some of the Nation’s most recognized names in the retail, corporate and industrial markets. We have the experience, processes and technology to deliver consistently high-quality services that keep your facilities looking their best and your costs under control.

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    Johnson Controls National Service.... your one HVAC/R service provider
    Stretching your maintenance budget and extending equipment life are critical for your organization's success. As the largest self-performing HVAC/R service provider in North America, Johnson Controls can maximize operational efficiencies in your HVAC/R system, provide you a single point of contact and accountability plus implement energy and cost savings maintenance strategies that make your facilities more comfortable, safe and sustainable. More Info
    Got Glass? 24 Hour Glass and Door Service
    USEG is a 24 hour storefront repair and replacement company. We specialize in glass, doors, locks, gates, film, and more. Our coverage is nationwide with a growing regional "self performing" presence. Founded in 1972, compare our experience to their startups!
    National Roofing Partners
    No matter how many facilities you manage, you can now use just one number to take care of them all.

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    Sign & Lighting Maintenance National & Regional Coverage Local Accountability
    Dedicated, self-perform crews. National coverage at local prices. A full range of maintenance and repair services for illuminated signs & facility lighting. IMS has everything you need to present your business in the best light possible. Call 888-724-0381 today. 

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