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Sales were sluggish in July for retailers
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The second half of the year is off to a slow start for retailers, who reported that their sales at stores open at least a year were weaker than expected in July, increasing 2.9 percent from July of last year. The modest increases also raise some questions about the crucial back-to-school season. Almost two-thirds of the stores reporting sales missed the analyst estimates collected by Thomson Reuters, with retailers catering to teenagers faring particularly badly, increasing only 1.5 percent. Discount stores and department stores posted better results, increasing 3.9 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively. More

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Sur La Table to open more stores, bring call center in-house
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Sur La Table, a Seattle-based seller of kitchen gadgets ranging from carving knives to casserole dishes, says it's benefiting from America's food obsession and will accelerate its store openings after a bit of a breather last year. Sur La Table announced it plans to end 2010 with seven more stores than it had in 2009, bringing its nationwide total to 82. It already opened a new location in King of Prussia, Pa., and expects to open the remaining six later this year in the Boston area; Troy, Mich.; New York City; South Florida; and Houston. More

Wal-Mart releases greenhouse gas protocol guidance
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In February, Wal-Mart committed to reduce the carbon footprint from its supply chain by 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by 2015. The project team that has been working to implement that goal is releasing a guidance document that details how these emissions reductions will be counted, reports the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Wal-Mart has said that addressing operational and supply chain opportunities can be good for both business and the environment, and is moving ahead with its supply chain strategy by prioritizing the biggest pollution reduction opportunities that can achieve reductions now, says EDF. More

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Biggest US book chain up for sale
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In what might be the latest sign of trouble for brick-and-mortar bookstores, the mega-chain Barnes & Noble announced that its board was putting the company up for sale. The news surprised analysts and alarmed publishers, who have watched as the book business has increasingly shifted to online retailers and e-book sales, leaving both chains and independent sellers struggling. More

School shopping adds up
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The average American family is expected to spend $606.40 on clothes, shoes, supplies and electronics this year, compared with $548.72 last year and $594.24 in 2008, according to surveys conducted for the federation. And the International Council of Shopping Centers is forecasting a 5.4 percent increase in back-to-school sales after a 2.8 percent drop last year. But other analysts are predicting more modest gains this season. More



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Hot 100 Retailers
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Last year was tough slogging for merchants and shoppers alike, as the STORES Hot 100 Retailers report reflects. Nevertheless, some retailers managed to generate solid to strong results, particularly those with value propositions that appeal to consumer frugality. In addition, chains with novel or otherwise different concepts were able to attract those shoppers willing to spend. For other merchants, especially those in the apparel business, volume increases were made easier by comparisons with dismal prior-year figures. More



Fresh & Easy reducing store water consumption by 30 percent
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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce water consumption in its stores by 30 percent through the use of EnviroTower water conditioning technology. The EnviroTower system has already been installed in 37 Fresh & Easy locations and will be incorporated into all new stores, including the nine Fresh & Easy stores opening in California next month. More

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