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Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association wraps another successful national conference
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PRSM2010! National Conference concluded last week in Orlando, Fla., with excellent reviews. This event brought over 1,400 retailers and vendors together to discuss retail facility management. Held April 18-20 at The Rosen Shingle Creek, the conference was an extremely positive event for PRSM members surpassing the previous retailer company attendance by 25 percent. More



PRSM Association announces 2010 award honorees at PRSM2010! National Conference
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The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association 2010 Annual Awards were announced this morning in Orlando, Fla., at the PRSM2010! National Conference. The following article lists the winners. More

Starbucks to open more outlets in U.K., Ireland
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Starbucks plans to open more than 50 coffee shops in the U.K. and Ireland in 2010, its managing director for the U.K .and Ireland, Darcy Willson-Rymer, said. "In the U.K. and Ireland the (coffee shop) market is far from saturation," Willson-Rymer told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of a coffee conference. "This year we will open more than 50 stores in the U.K. and Ireland. More

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What does the nation's largest rooftop solar installation look like?
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Back in July, FedEx Ground, a unit of FedEx that ships small packages, announced it was building what it hailed as the nation’s largest rooftop solar installation at its Woodbridge, N.J. distribution hub. Under an agreement with BP Solar, FedEx would buy the power generated by the system, while BP would install and operate it. The 2.42-megawatt installation covers 3.3 acres of roof space with 12,400 solar panels. Depending on the weather, it satisfies up to 30 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. More

NRF: Consumers to spend more on mom this year
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Mother's Day is looking a little brighter than last year, as consumers are expected to spend $14.6 billion on gifts for Mom this year, according to recent study. The National Retail Federation said its 2010 Mother's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey showed the average person plans to spend $126.90 on Mother's Day gifts, which is up from $123.89 last year. More



iPad poised to revolutionize retail industry
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In the first weeks of the iPad launch, retailers have been largely left out of the conversation. But industry executives believe the device could have a major impact on everything from retailers' catalogs to e-commerce to enhancing the in-store experience. So far, few retailers have embraced the new Apple device even though many already have iPhone apps. More

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers to launch five factory stores
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JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. will launch factory stores, which sell less-expensive products, this fiscal year with an eye toward having more in the future. The men's clothing retailer said the factory stores will be different from its seven clearance outlet stores. The company is developing new merchandise for the factory stores, which it expects will draw in different types of customers. More

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Rite Aid enters partnership with American Well
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American Well announced that it has signed an agreement to bring American Well's Online Care services, where patients can access live, interactive online consultations with Rite Aid pharmacists from home and from private consultation rooms, in a select number of Rite Aid pharmacies. Rite Aid is the first drug store chain in the nation set to bring American Well's live, online pharmacy consultations to patients, the company stated. More

Recruit DENTCO's ESM Specialists Today and Let the Evolution Begin!
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Retailers try on new sales tactics
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In a bid to boost sales as consumers cautiously reopen their wallets, some retailers are putting more emphasis on top-line growth in employees' incentive pay and training programs. J.C. Penney & Co. plans a three-day conference in June to bolster store managers' sales skills, and in February gave workers bonuses to boost service and sales. Macy's Inc. is tying a greater portion of top executives' bonuses to sales growth. Home Depot Inc. this month is starting to train cashiers, not just floor staff, new sales techniques. More

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Best Buy to expand mobile stores in U.S.
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Electrical goods retailer Best Buy plans to open up to 1,000 new mobile phone shops, the Financial Times reported. Brian Dunn, chief executive of the world's biggest electrical retailer, told the FT he intends to open "a number somewhere between here and 1,000" of Best Buy Mobile stores across U.S. shopping complexes. More

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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




Blockbuster stock soars 40 percent
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The video rental chain's stock is up on massive volume as well — 56 million shares compared with the 8 million average — but not much discernible news. Apparently investors, and at least a few speculators, are gaining confidence that Blockbuster won't need bankruptcy to crawl out from under its almost $1 billion debt. They also might be getting comfortable with the idea that Blockbuster won't be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange for having too small a market cap. More
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