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PRSM2013 Elevates Retail FM Industry with Trend-setting Education and Networking
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More than 1,800 retail facilities management professionals gathered in Dallas last week for solutions networking and industry education, with session tracks geared towards all levels of attendee. Download information from key education sessions and workshops, from "Sourcing for Facilities: The Seven Step Process" to "Maximum Impact: Making the Most of Accent Lighting".
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Cash registers fade away as smartphones, tablets take over
Green Bay Gazette
Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the country are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople — and even shoppers themselves — ring up sales on smartphones and tablet computers.
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ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year 2013
EDC Magazine
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy recognize 118 awardees for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment. Recipients of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award include Sears Holdings Corporation, PepsiCo, JC Penney, Food Lion, USAA Real Estate, Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, and Toyota. "This year's ENERGY STAR award winners have gone above and beyond to save energy and cut greenhouse gases," said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe.
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Walmart launches new look for The Green Room
Green Retail Decisions
Walmart has unveiled several new features to The Green Room, its sustainability blog, providing an even more robust experience for readers to engage in the conversation and share sustainability ideas. Among the improvements is a cleaner design that features more photos, video and even slideshows to illustrate sustainability topics and company news, more prominent social sharing tools and interactive polls and quizzes, improved navigation and mobile optimization.
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US energy independence: Tracking America's energy bill
International Business Times
America's dependence on foreign oil has gone down every single year since 2007. In 2010, the U.S. imported less than 50 percent of the oil the country consumed — the first time that's happened in 13 years — and the trend continued in 2011. The country's energy bill is also starting to fall.
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Will dollar stores rule the retail world?
TIME
Dollar General, the U.S.'s largest dollar-store chain, posted better-than-expected profits, helping boost the company's stock, which is up 15 percent year to date. And earlier this year, it announced plans to open its 11,000 store by the end of the 2013 — an impressive figure for a discount retailer. The only other companies to boast store counts that high are fast-food chains like McDonald's and Subway.
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Study: Americans engaging in retail therapy
Retailing Today
A good amount of Americans, particularly women, are using shopping to improve their moods, according to a new survey. The study, by Ebates.com, found that 63.9 percent of women engage in "retail therapy," compared with 39.8 percent of men, and the belief that it improves moods was found among 39.2 percent of women, compared with 20.6 percent of men. The survey was conducted online by TNS Global and included 1,000 adults.
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Walgreens becomes 1st retail chain to diagnose, treat chronic conditions
USA Today via Kaiser Health News
It's not just sore throats and flu shots anymore. Walgreens became the first retail store chain to expand its health care services to include diagnosing and treating patients for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol. The move is the retail industry's boldest push yet into an area long controlled by physicians, and comes amid continuing concerns about health care costs and a potential shortage of primary care doctors.
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E-commerce redefines in-store retail
CNBC
What's old is new again for some e-commerce retailers. After bowing to the realization that customers often like to see items in person before buying, a growing number of online retail companies are setting up physical stores, while at the same time redefining what brick and mortar means for them.
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The biggest fight over renewable energy is now in the states
The Washington Post
Nowadays, a huge chunk of the action on clean energy in the United States is happening at the state level. Some 29 states and Washington D.C. have renewable energy standards requiring electric utilities to get a portion of their power from sources like wind or solar. Those state-level standards have played a big role in doubling the amount of renewable-energy capacity in the United States in the past four years.
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Samsung is building 1,400 retail stores inside Best Buys
Gizmodo
In a bid to compete more directly with Apple, Samsung has announced that in the coming months it will open 1,400 Samsung Experience shops within Best Buy stores around the U.S. Following an agreement made by Samsung and Best Buy in December, the venture will see 900 stores open across the country by May, with many of the stores opening for business as soon as April.
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Nearly 3/4 of Americans consider the environment before making purchases
Green Retail Decisions
A record-high 71 percent of Americans consider the environment when they shop, up from 66 percent in 2008, according to the five-year benchmark of the 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker. Additionally, nearly half of consumers actively seek out environmental information about the products they buy. But even as "green" becomes increasingly top of mind, Americans still struggle with their role in the lifecycle of products with an environmental benefit.
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Consumers planning to spend tax refund
Retailing Today
The majority of Americans are planning to spend their tax refund. According to PriceGrabber's poll of 5,655 U.S. online shopping consumers, 24 percent anticipate a bigger refund than last year and 26 percent expect about the same amount. Thirty-two percent anticipate receiving less compared to 2012, and 18 percent aren't sure how much money they will receive.
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4 reasons every retailer should have a mobile app
Practical eCommerce
Mobile applications resonate with shoppers, are easy to implement, come with a variety of abilities and purposes, and are becoming the standard for online retailers. There are at least four reasons nearly every retailer should offer a mobile application. Mobile commerce is among the fastest growing retail segments.
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PayPal eyes in-store retail customers
The Financial Times
Between the various charts and bar graphs projected on the screen at eBay's analyst day was a cartoon of a woman in a shoe store. Surrounded by dozens of pairs of pumps and dishevelled shoeboxes, a weary store clerk kneels before her, cradling her foot. "This pair is so perfect," she says. "I can't wait to buy them cheaper online somewhere. What's your Wi-Fi password?"
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