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IKEA reduces CO2 emissions by 5 %
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IKEA has reduced its total CO2 emissions by 5 percent and CO2 emissions from goods transport by 10 percent in fiscal year 2009 compared to the previous year, according to the company’s 2009 Sustainability Report. Ninety-five percent of the home furnishing retailer’s CO2 emissions is attributed to material extraction, suppliers, customer transportation and the use of products. More



Gyms get shoppers' blood pumping
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Fitness centers are starting to flex their muscles in high-end malls, and neighboring retailers have discovered they have the potential to drive large volumes of traffic. Long Island’s Roosevelt Field, one of the nation’s largest high-end shopping malls, added an XSport Fitness in 2006. The 60,000-sq.-ft. complex features 150 cardio machines, a 25-meter pool, basketball courts and more. It is open 24 hours and offers personal trainers, a day care center and a day spa. More

Blockbuster shareholder fires another shot
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Dissident Blockbuster shareholder Gregory Meyer has changed his plan of attack against the movie rental giant. Earlier this year, Meyer asked shareholders to elect him to the board instead of nominee James W. Crystal. More

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Brookshire's brandishes new logo for concept store
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Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) took the wraps off a new logo for its concept food store, FRESH by Brookshire’s, which features the store’s name and a circular icon made of leaves that form a star-shape. The new emblem will be used on nearly every branded item in and around the store – from the shopping bags and outside signage to employee uniforms and brochures. More

Zale reports smaller third quarter net loss as margin improve, lower costs
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Jewelry retailer Zale Corp. reported a smaller net loss in its fiscal third quarter, helped by a tax benefit and the company's efforts to cut costs and sell more items at full price. More



The new touch-face of vending machines
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Vending machines in neon-splashed Tokyo have electronic eyes that evaluate customers’ skin and wrinkles to determine whether they are old enough to buy tobacco. In bathrooms at upscale Canadian bars, vending machines with flat irons enable women to defrizz their locks. In Abu Dhabi, the lobby of a luxury hotel has a vending machine that dispenses gold bars and coins at more than $1,000 an ounce. More

Staples reaches 15 million Kilowatt milestone
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Staples Inc announced that it has produced 15 million kilowatt hours from 32 solar installations throughout North America. The partnership program, which launched in 2005 with installations in Rialto, Calif., Ontario, Calif., and Englewood, N.J., has reduced CO2 emissions by an estimated 17.7 million pounds to date, according to the press release. More

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Justice Department said to make early inquiry into Apple iTunes
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The U.S. Justice Department is making preliminary inquiries into Apple Inc.’s business practices regarding its iTunes digital music service, two people familiar with the matter said. More

Green Furniture Design to end retail operations
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Doug Green of Green Design Furniture says the decision to stop selling custom-made furniture at his showroom on Commercial Street will allow him to sell his designs directly to companies in need of cost-saving, sustainable production processes. More



Casual Male ups earnings outlook for year
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Casual Male Retail Group Inc. increased its earnings forecast for the current year on improved trends affecting its sales and cost controls. More

Boston Properties bows out
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Boston Properties Inc. has dropped its quest to invest in and manage One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, leaving the Durst Organization Inc. and Related Cos. vying for the skyscraper rising at the scene of the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks. More



Kroger California divisions help troops keep in contact
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The Kroger Co.’s Los Angeles-based Ralphs Grocery Co. and Food 4 Less divisions are currently raising funds to support military service members through the for the USOs (United Service Organizations) “Operation Phone Home” program. More

Smart button helps retailers manage a critical customer threshold
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When customers walk through a store's front door, retailers can thank their merchandising and marketing efforts. But apparel retailers know there's another threshold customers often must cross to ensure a sale — the fitting room. Despite its relatively small footprint, the fitting room is a critical conversion area, one often viewed as a necessary evil and a loss prevention headache. More
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