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The future of the outlet mall industry
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The outlet mall industry has undergone a major transition and has never been better positioned for future success. This is a significant change from 10 years ago when a stale product mix targeted to a transient shopper base had raised serious questions about the viability of the outlet mall. More

PRSM and ICSC team up for RetailGreen Conference
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PRSM is joining forces with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) on its RetailGreen Conference as a new step in its sustainability initiative. This conference, set for Nov. 29-30, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, offers an excellent opportunity for facilities professionals to network with other retailers in sustainability, real estate and construction about the latest sustainable topics impacting retail. More

The jet set
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As the U.S. retail market becomes increasingly saturated with discretionary goods offerings, some of the country's best-known brands have been looking overseas for sources of growth. Several of these retailers have been operating international locations for some time and feel ready to spread their influence further. Others will be making their first trip abroad, hoping for the best. More

Wal-Mart to assess crop sustainability
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Wal-Mart is considering using sustainability measurement devices developed by the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops. Wal-Mart officials said that the retailer is looking into what types of data to collect within an expanded pilot program for measuring the sustainability of its produce. More

7 ways sustainability 'embracers' blaze a trail for the cautious    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Practically all companies nowadays recognize the many benefits of sustainability tactics, from making facilities more energy efficient to offering products that save people money. Some companies, though, are taking aggressive steps to make sustainability core to every part of their operations, showing the path businesses that want to be successful need to follow. More

PRSM members receive discount for BOMI Courses
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PRSM's new partnership with BOMI provides PRSM members with Continuing Education Units (CEU) for BOMI International courses. PRSM members will learn in a setting that is most convenient for them, including instructor-led online courses. More

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Department stores set bar high for retail
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So far, both Kohl's and Macy's lifted their 2011 outlooks after reporting better-than-expected second-quarter earnings. Kohl's reported a 17 percent jump in second-quarter profit to $303 million, or $1.09 a share, on revenue of $4.25 billion. Wall Street was calling for a profit of $1.05 a share on revenue of $4.32 billion. More

High-end retail shunned by investors favoring bargains
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Goodbye jewelry and $100 yoga pants. Hello discount retailers. As the U.S. stock market slides in and out of correction territory, consumers remain cautious and investors are acting as if it is 2008 again — unloading stocks of higher-end retailers including Tiffany & Co, Saks Inc. and Lululemon. More

766 CEOs discuss sustainability: Accenture's sector-by-sector report
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Accenture co-produced a report with the United Nations Global Compact titled A New Era of Sustainability: CEO reflections on progress to date, challenges ahead and the impact of the journey toward a sustainable economy. The report focused on three main issues, with 766 CEOs as respondents. More

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Why you should think about sustainability like an engineer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you know anything about engineers, you know we measure everything. Engineers are meticulous, calculated and apply logical thinking to most tasks. Most things they come in contact with and use each day had some kind of engineering behind it. Building a strong sustainability program is akin to constructing a building. More

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