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Loblaw to buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion
The Globe and Mail
Loblaw Cos. Ltd. has struck a definitive agreement to acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4-billion in cash and stock. The deal will create a retail juggernaut in a Canadian market already populated by formidable competitors such as U.S. giants Target Corp. and Walmart Stores Inc .
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Study: Millennials opt for Walmart over Amazon
Chain Store Age
A new study of the millennial generation shows that many 25- to 34-year-old shoppers change their purchasing habits and behaviors after they start their families. According to the "Millennials as New Parents" study, fielded by Vision Critical and conducted and analyzed by Barkley, when given the choice to shop at one store for the rest of their lives, millennial parents chose Walmart over Amazon.com and Target. The group also chose brick-and-mortar Walmart and Target locations as their shopping destinations of choice, over online stalwart amazon.com.
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UK retail sales rise in June, helped by heavy discounting
Reuters via The Globe and Mail
Retail sales rose in June, the latest sign of a recovery in the economy, helped by an unusually high level of discount sales at department stores. Retail sales volumes increased 0.2 percent on the month to show growth of 2.2 percent on the year, the Office for National Statistics said.
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Staples' 500th Energy Star building certified
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Staples has reached the milestone of 500 facilities certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, and said it plans to have 1,000 certified facilities by the end of 2016. The facilities include stores, distribution centers and sales offices nationwide. "Energy efficiency has been a focus at Staples since the early years of our company," said John Lynch, senior vice president of facilities, construction and support services for Staples, based in Framingham, Mass.
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RadioShack unveils 1st college bookstore location
DDI Magazine
Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack Corp. has debuted its college bookstore concept at the University of Texas at Austin. Located within the University Co-op, the RadioShack in-store shop is the first of many campus bookstore locations that the electronics retailer plans to open in 2013.
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Whole Foods boosts its presence in Twin Cities with new stores
The Star Tribune
After years as a bit player in the Twin Cities, Whole Foods is in the midst of a building boom. The nation's largest natural and organic supermarket chain unveiled a new store in Maple Grove, Minn., and expects a downtown Minneapolis location to open in early fall. That would bring to six the number of Whole Foods markets in the Twin Cities, and grocery industry analysts say to look for more.
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Top 10 recent retail buyouts
National Real Estate Investor
According to data provided by research and consulting firm Dealogic, 2013 is shaping up to be one of the strongest years on record for private equity-led buyouts of retailers, with 12 deals announced year-to-date, totaling roughly $5.3 billion. Deal volume during the same period in 2012 was slightly higher, at $6.7 billion, but the number of deals was lower at nine versus this year's 12. In fact, 12 is the highest number of deals annnounced during the period from January through July since 2008, Dealogic numbers show.
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Men's Wearhouse expands brand porfolio
Retailing Today
Men's Wearhouse has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JA Holding, the parent company of American clothing brand Joseph Abboud, for approximately $97.5 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. JA Holding is currently majority-owned by funds affiliated with J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013.
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RadioShack CEO says he was hired to expand the chain, not sell it
The Dallas Morning News
RadioShack Corp. CEO Joe Magnacca put a big "not for sale" sign on the Fort Worth, Texas-based company. Magnacca was in New York showing off RadioShack’s new concept store that's filled with interactive displays and organized in new ways to make it easier to shop.
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99 Cents Only Q4 net sales increase nearly 10 percent
Retailing Today
99 Cents Only Stores announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2013 ended March 30, 2013. The company's net sales increased 9.7 percent to $434.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $396.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Same-store sales, calculated on a comparable 13-week period, increased 4.4 percent.
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Green landscapes: Grounds care activities can have big impact on environment
FacilitiesNet
Much of the focus on sustainability in institutional and commercial facilities focuses on building components and systems and their energy-efficient operations. The focus is understandable, given their high levels of energy use and their resulting impact on the environment. But often overlooked in such discussions are the landscapes surrounding facilities, which also can have a tremendous impact on the environment.
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A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores
CNET
Chris Larsen started Northcoast Audio in 2010 because he loves selling hi-fi and home theater gear. He also loves living in Eureka, a town of 30,000 people in California. It's five hours north of San Francisco, and seven hours south of Portland, Ore. Larsen admits, "We're about three hours away from anything." Which makes it only that much more remarkable that Northcoast Audio isn't the only place to buy hi-fi or home theater gear in Eureka, Larsen faces competition from another brick-and-mortar shop! That's incredible, Circuit City is gone, Best Buy's future is uncertain, a lot of much larger cities don't have even one physical audio dealer, but Eureka has two!
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Building automation evolution
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There has been a tremendous amount of advancement in the facilities management environment over the last several years, and building automation is one area where this is apparent. What has driven advancements in building automation systems? There are several contributing factors.
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Dick's to open Field & Stream concept in August
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Dick's Sporting Goods plans to open its first Field & Stream branded store this August in Cranberry Township, Pa., as part of the company's ongoing strategy to drive growth with speciality store concepts. The company also recently opened its first True Runner speciality store in its hometown of Pittsburgh.
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