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US retailers meet in Basel, Switzerland, for facilities roundtable
BusinessWire via MarketWatch
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management, recently hosted a roundtable discussion on managing facilities maintenance for retailers engaged in store operations across Europe and the rest of the world.
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Kroger named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Green Retail Decisions
The Kroger Co. has been named for the very first time to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America. The index tracks the economic, environmental and social sustainability performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies based in the United States and Canada that are in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.
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4 opportunities to get retailers on board with solar
GreenBiz
Picture the typical retail store: Throughout most of the U.S., that mental image is synonymous with a single story structure with a flat rooftop and a parking lot. Those of us with an eye on sustainability see significant opportunity when we consider the availability of open rooftop and parking lot space, along with the recognition that retail's peak energy usage occurs during the greatest solar output.
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Bain Capital's Burlington surges after $227 million offering
Bloomberg
Burlington Stores Inc. surged in its debut, after raising $226.7 million in the first initial public offering of a brick-and-mortar retailer acquired by Bain Capital LLC during the buyout boom.
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The Container Store is going public
Retailing Today
Ending years of speculation, the Container Store filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public stock offering.
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Whole Foods launches produce sustainability ratings
Green Retail Decisions
Whole Foods Market has launched a sustainability rating system for produce and flowers sold in its stores. The Austin, Texas-based retailer is displaying a three –tiered rating system of good, better and best based on sustainability criteria.
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Wolverine opens 1st retail store
Chain Store Age
Wolverine has opened its first permanent store, in New York City's Nolita neighborhood. The store follows a successful pop-up the brand launched last fall. The brand; new location follows the successful New York pop-up venture in fall 2012, and will again offer a curated selection of goods that share Wolverine's commitment to quality, heritage and craftsmanship.
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Kohl's: Expect great things
Forbes
Want a solid pair of Dockers? How about a reasonably priced tie? Or maybe you just want to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. There is an abundance of retailing choices available to you, but perhaps you might find your way to Kohl's. With over 1,100 stores in 49 states, it's not unimaginable that there's one relatively close by.
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Canada's retail megamerger boom
The Financial Post
It had looked as though 2012 would be the biggest year in Canadian retail in a decade until we hit 2013. Then it suddenly emerged that all of the fervid activity a year ago was merely laying the groundwork for this year's series of retail megamergers.
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Energy management trends: The power of plugs
Today's Facility Manager
Energy efficiency efforts in commercial facilities have historically targeted lighting, heating and cooling systems, water heaters, and major appliances. Today's office worker uses an ever growing suite of electronic devices, all drawing power and running up the utility bill. Gone are the days when equipment was simply turned "on" or "off." Instead, modern electronic equipment operates in a variety of power levels, or modes.
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Showrooming doesn't mean the end of brick-and-mortar retail
GigaOM
A new study aims to bust a few assumptions surrounding the threat of "showrooming" and the challenges faced by traditional retailers in responding to mobile shoppers.
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NRF predicts 4 percent holiday sales increase
Chain Store Age
The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, up slightly from last year's 3.5 percent increase. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3 percent.
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Spotlighting single-ply roofing systems
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The rise of single-ply roofing systems has given maintenance and engineering managers in institutional and commercial facilities an expanded range of options for replacing an existing roof. Even so, specification decisions remain challenging because managers must consider such issues as sustainability, climate, the new system's impact on the existing building, and, of course, cost.
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7 reasons why the solar revolution took off
Business Insider
The shale revolution has gotten a lot of attention in the past few years, and rightfully so. But during pretty much the exact same time, a solar boom has occurred, illustrated by the chart in this article.
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