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Retailers lead in commercial solar deployment
Green Retail Decision
Walmart, Costco, Kohl's, Ikea, Macy's and Staples dominated the top 10 list of commercial solar users gathered by the Solar Energy Industries Association, which recently honored top U.S. companies for their commitment to clean solar energy. In fact, 11 of the top 25 U.S. companies overall deploying solar energy are retailers, with these retailers also making the list: Bed Bath & Beyond (No. 12), Walgreens, Target and Safeway (Nos. 15, 16,and 17, respectively), and Toys R Us (No. 22).
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Walmart to accelerate China expansion with 110 new stores
Bloomberg Businessweek
Walmart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, plans to add as many as 110 stores over three years in China, while shutting some outlets and remodeling dozens more as it seeks to overhaul its business there.
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The Home Depot wins 2013 WaterSense Retail Partner of the Year Award
PR Newwire via The Home Depot
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized The Home Depot with a 2013 WaterSense Retail Partner of the Year award. The Home Depot was honored during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference for its commitment to water efficiency and outstanding efforts to support the WaterSense program during 2012.
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Disney to enter mainland China with its largest store
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Walt Disney Co said it plans to open its first China store in Shanghai, expected to be its largest ever, underscoring the need to cater to the nation's growing middle class. The 53,000 square feet Disney Store, expected to open in early 2015, will be located in Shanghai's financial hub and will have retail space and a Disney-themed outdoor plaza area.
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CEO closeup: Jay Stein's personal Stein Mart touch
USA Today
From the looks of him, Jay Stein is a retailer. He dons circular tortoise-shell glasses that frame his tanned face, a blue shirt with a white collar custom-made in Hong Kong with his initials embroidered on the pocket, a grey flannel suit and preppy bright green and pink-striped tie, a gift from his older daughter, who followed her father's career and works as a buyer at Ralph Lauren.
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Office Depot celebrates 10 years of transparency with 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report
Business Wire via The Wall Street Journal
Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office supplies and services, announced that the company is celebrating its tenth year of sustainability metrics reporting with the launch of the 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report.
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The business of retail strategic sourcing
PRSM
To repair and maintain their stores, retail facilities managers must make daily decisions about purchasing supplies and services, decisions that can have a significant impact on the company’s bottom line. Many retail companies have procurement (or purchasing) departments which are responsible for sourcing and negotiating contracts for all the goods and services a FM is going to need to maintain and repair their locations.
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In California, new water quality regulations for industrial facilities
Today's Facility Manager
California water regulators recently proposed a new set of permitting requirements for stormwater discharges that would reset 16 years of established practice for many businesses, including some businesses never before subject to such regulation. The State Board expects final adoption of the Industrial General Permit to occur in early 2014, with implementation occurring on Jan. 1, 2015.
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Emerging green building material technologies to watch
By Don Rosato
"Green building" is being transformed from a buzzword to a sophisticated approach using technology that redefines how we make and live in buildings that both reduce building energy consumption and provide for building energy production. This innovative technology helps to create a new market and value network, according to recent Plastics Institute of America market trend analysis. They "disrupt" an existing market by displacing earlier technology. This is particularly true in the evolution of green building material solutions.
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Starbucks to open first Teavana store, in New York City
Reuters
Having made its mark in the global coffee market, Starbucks Corp is setting its sights on tea - the world's most consumed beverage after water — which it dubs a $90 billion market opportunity. The Seattle company will open its first Teavana tea store and bar on Manhattan, N.Y.,'s Upper East Side. The debut comes as Starbucks expands its reach with new shops focusing on everything from premium tea to pressed juices.
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4 tips on restrooms
Facilitiesnet
For restrooms that use paper towels, avoid installing the traditional, folded towel dispenser. Too often these dispensers are improperly loaded or are overstuffed, making it difficult to get the product out of the dispenser, or resulting in users getting more towels than they actually need. Large roll dispensers, particularly those that are touchless and dispense product automatically, can cut supplies costs while reducing the chances that towels will be dropped on the floor. Large-capacity dispensers also decrease the frequency with which they must be restocked.
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10 largest malls in the US
National Real Estate Investor
While many Asian mega-malls were completed in recent years, most of the largest U.S. malls were constructed in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Half of them are owned or co-owned by one company: Simon Property Group.
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Macy's installs Bloom Energy servers
Green Retail Decision
Macy's Inc. has installed a clean electricity generation system – using a Bloom Energy servers that use fuel cell technology to produce electricity – at its online fulfillment center in Cheshire, Conn.
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Safeway shares jump on buyout report
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
Safeway Inc. shares jumped on reports that several firms are considering a buyout of the supermarket chain. Reuters reported that a handful of buyout firms, including private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP, are exploring a full or partial buyout of Safeway. The report, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said it could potentially shape up to be one of the largest leveraged buyouts since the financial crisis.
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Sam's Club opens 4 new locations
Retailing Today
Sam's Club opened four new 136,000-sq.-ft. units expanding its base of clubs to a record 630 units. The new clubs are located in Owasso, Okla., Fall River, Mass., and Mansfield and Corpus Christi, Texas. The latter is a relocation of a 20 year old club.
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New store format boasts Cabela's Q3 results
Chain Store Age
Cabela's said that strong performance from its next-generation store format helped drive its third quarter net income up 16.6 percent, to $49.9 million compared to $42.8 million in the year ago quarter. The company also announced plans for three new stores.
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Survey reveals trends in smart parking
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The majority of parking facility owners, operators, and managers believe the leading parking industry trend is the move towards innovative technology, according to a survey conducted by the Global Parking Association of Leaders Summit.
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