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PRSM Lighting Toolkit for Retail Facilities Extends Functionality with New Assets
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The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management today announced the addition of Philips Lighting resources to its Retail Lighting online portal. The comprehensive, interactive Lighting Toolkit addresses sustainability and energy consumption mandates driven by new government regulation. The addition of PRSM member Philips Lighting N.A., one of the world's largest and technologically advanced providers of light solutions in the Retail Industry, greatly expands the knowledge base provided by the PRSM Lighting Toolkit, which launched in late June 2012. As the sector evolves, additional insights and content will be added by a team of subject matter expe More



Trade groups form coalition in debate over vinyl in green building standards
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More than 27 building and construction associations have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition to support the development of sustainable building standards that are based on consensus and scientific performance data. The announcement of the new coalition is the latest salvo in the battle between chemical, plastic and vinyl manufacturers and the U.S. Green Building Council and its green building standard known as LEED — the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. More

Target tries out 'beauty concierges' in select Chicago stores
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Shoppers in some Chicago-area Target stores might be surprised to find the beauty section decked out with high-tech concierges who come equipped with iPads, wear black instead of the signature red and know all about the latest in beauty and cosmetics. More

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Office Depot recognized as a 2012 EPA Energy Star Leader
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Office Depot Inc. has been named to the Environmental Protection Agency's list of 2012 Energy Star Leaders for Leadership in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. More

7 retail disaster zones every storeowner should avoid
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The first few feet of a store are often referred to as the decompression zone, an entry area customers use to "decompress" or adjust to the new space. Critical as this first impression is, shop owners often clutter this space with merchandise, says Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping. More



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Nordstrom pins Canadian push on former Sears locations
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The fast-shifting department-store landscape is getting another jolt from a U.S. retailer. Nordstrom Inc. of Seattle is finalizing its plan to set up shop here in four locations, including three top sites that Sears Canada Inc. is abandoning this fall. The plans come as Sears announced it will close yet another store, at Deerfoot Mall in Calgary. More

Verizon store blueprint wins LEED pre-certification
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Verizon Wireless' green retail store design has achieved pre-certification in the US Green Building Council's LEED Volume Program. The communications firm says it is one of only eight retailers in the United States and the only wireless company to achieve pre-certification from the USGBC. More



Ace Hardware adding smaller 'Express' stores
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Ace Hardware has launched a scaled-down version of itself in nearly 400 locations, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company said. The new format, designed for 5,000 square feet or less, stocks more than 11,000 of the retailer's most popular and profitable products, the company said in a statement. More

Bargains, brands and beyond: US-style outlet malls arrive
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Canadian shoppers who love outlet malls but not the cross-border drive required to reach them will soon be in retail heaven. A new breed of retail space is set to open in Canada next year: the American-style, high-end outlet mall, featuring prices at 30 to 70 per cent off regular retail in attractive, pedestrian-friendly plazas. More



Malls' new pitch: Come for the experience
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Glimcher Realty Trust, which owns and manages shopping malls, is experimenting with making them Internet-proof. The company concedes that if shoppers can buy something online, they will. So it is trying to fill one of its malls, in Scottsdale, Ariz., with businesses that do more than sell stuff. More

Gap's Athleta stalks Lululemon 1 yoga store at a time
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Last month Lululemon Athletica Inc. opened a store in Durham, N.C. Three weeks later Athleta, Gap Inc.'s answer to Lululemon, opened its own location in the same mall. The pattern — Lululemon store opens, Athleta shop pops up nearby — is happening across the U.S. as Gap mounts the most potent threat so far to the Vancouver, Canada-based yoga powerhouse. More


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Glimmers of hope for beaten down consumers
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Americans are growing more confident in the U.S. economy, but want better job security and easier access to credit, according to some financial experts. Speaking at a recent panel discussion on the state of the economy in Nashville, Tenn., mortgage and credit experts said consumers are beginning to express more optimism about their personal finances and about the state of the housing market. More

Convenience stores not happy with swipe fee deal
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The proposed $7.25 billion settlement that retailers hammered out with Visa, Mastercard and the banks that issue their credit cards over swipe fees was generally hailed as positive when the news was announced last week. Some, however, see the deal as good for the Goliaths and not so much for the Davids in the marketplace. More



Condition monitoring helps detect building envelope problems
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Experienced forensic building envelope consultants know water infiltration is the most common problem for building envelopes on institutional and commercial buildings. While some cladding assemblies might be inherently more vulnerable to damage from water infiltration than others, the problem can affect any cladding system. More

J.C. Penney to implement complete suite of Oracle Retail applications
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J. C. Penney Co. will implement a complete, open and integrated suite of Oracle Retail solutions designed to streamline operations and improve the cross-channel customer experience. The department store retailer will deploy applications in a host of critical areas, including merchandising, supply chain and store operation, to support its transformation initiatives. More


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Aisle411 store map app now directing consumer traffic in all Walgreens stores
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Aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service, announced that its virtual mapping and navigation smartphone application is available to use in all of Walgreens' 7,907 drug stores nationwide. With Aisle411's in-store mapping platform, customers can use their smartphones to view maps of any Walgreens store, allowing shoppers to locate products down to a particular section of each aisle. More

Back-to-school's bright future
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Retailers should brace for strong back-to-school sales according to a National Retail Federation survey that shows a surge in K-through-12 and college spending. Total spending this year is projected to increase 21.7 percent to $83.8 billion with spending in the larger back-to-college market growing at about half the pace of the smaller K-through-12 market. More



IBM shopping index shows women ready to buy clothes
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In-store sales of women's clothing is expected to climb 9.2 percent, according to the IBM analytics-based predictions. Other categories expected to jump over the next three months include children's clothing ( 6.2 percent), footwear (5.2 percent) and "other clothing" (7.5 percent), which includes exercise apparel, outerwear and formalwear, according to the forecast. More


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