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Financial management is the focus of PRSM Mid-Year Conference on Sept. 14-16
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PRSM Mid-Year Conference offers educational programming focused on financial management of facilities featuring keynote presenter Sahir Anand with the AberdeenGroup, a Harte-Hanks Co. He will speak on the secrets to in-store financial and facilities success. Click here for more information.



Last-minute bid may save some Borders stores
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A bankruptcy judge approved Borders Group's plan to sell off its assets in what could be the final nail in the coffin for the 40-year-old chain. Going-out-of-business sales are already set to begin at some stores. More

Cracking the code
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The retail industry is going bonkers over quick response codes — those square, two-dimensional barcodes resembling puzzles and mazes that give customers instant interactive access to product information through their smartphones. QR codes are showing up on product pages in catalogs and brochures. Retailers are even placing them in storefront windows to lure after-hours window shoppers. More

Upcoming webinar on waste reduction and recycling on Thursday, July 28
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As a retailer, it's important to know how recycling and waste reduction not only impacts the environment as well as your bottom line. In this informative, case-study based session you will learn how to reduce air space in your front-load containers, maximize compactors, adopt a recycling program that fits your unique needs and company structure and better understand recycled materials and how they're used to create new products. More

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6 rules to follow when shopping for energy management software
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As the demand for energy management software grows, the market is rising to meet it. This growing and rapidly changing market — as well as the complexity inherent in buying and implementing an EMS project — means that companies facing this process can find it quite perplexing. More



Back-to-school sales expected to be down slightly from last year
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The back-to-school shopping season is threatening to slow the retail industry's recent momentum. As retailers roll out fresh back-to-school merchandise and tout early deals, a "shadow of insecurity" tied to the nation's slow economic recovery still looms over many consumers and could hamper their spending, according to the National Retail Federation. More

PRSM members receive discounted registration with RIT and BOMI
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If you are thinking about furthering your education, your PRSM membership gives you the opportunity to receive discounts through Rochester Institute of Technology and BOMI. New classes begin in September. Click here for more information about the programs and how you can register.

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Retailers to bring fresh produce to 1,500 places
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The White House says several retailers, including Walmart, Walgreens and Supervalu, have agreed to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without broad access to fresh produce and other healthy foods. More

Walgreens eyes title of US largest retail host of EV charging
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Walgreens Co. plans to have electric vehicle charging stations up at some 800 locations across the country by the end of the year. The plan would make the chain the largest retail host of EV charging stations in the U.S. More

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