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Shopping malls recycling more plastic packaging
Waste & Recycling News
Before hanging on a rack, your average ensemble arrives at the store wrapped in individual plastic bags packaged inside cardboard boxes. It ensures clothing stays clean and preserved. It also ensures that stores have pounds of flexible plastic packaging waste to deal with.
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Walgreens opens Boston flagship
Chain Store Age
Walgreens celebrated the official opening of its latest flagship, located at School and Washington streets in Boston. The store is located in an old Borders store. … The new store will showcase the "Boston Moves Kiosk." For consumers who interact with the Boston Moves portal, Walgreens gives residents the opportunity to join the city’s health initiative to lose 1 million pounds and move 10 million miles.
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Ergonomic essentials
Facility Management Magazine
Today, facility managers and their companies are realizing that the link between office comfort and productivity shouldn't be underestimated. Accordingly, the role of ergonomics in the workplace is evolving from a nice-to-have to a more critical component of facility and office design. In addition, as computers continue to shape the way people work, a major part of the ergonomic conversation centers on providing support for employees in a technology-driven environment.
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Canada retailers to write new guidelines
Dow Jones via FOX Business
The Retail Council of Canada said it will develop new trade guidelines after the deadly collapse of an eight-story factory complex in Bangladesh that made clothes for Canadian retailer Loblaw Cos. Ltd., among other companies.
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Kroger's new weapon: Infrared cameras
The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo Finance
Supermarket giant Kroger Co. is winning the war against lengthy checkout lines with a powerful weapon: infrared cameras long used by the military and law-enforcement to track people. These cameras, which detect body heat, sit at the entrances and above cash registers at most of Kroger's roughly 2,400 stores.
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13 ways to painlessly improve profitability in 2013: Energy traffic jams
By Jay Fiske
The law of supply and demand is perhaps society's most basic principle. When supply exceeds demand, prices fall and, conversely, higher demand means higher prices. If you've ever flown during holiday or vacation season, you're all too familiar with it. In some areas of the country, your utility may price energy the same way, using what is known as "time of use" pricing.
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Malls, shopping centers getting new life as residential and retail projects
The Washington Post
Forest City Enterprise's recent proposal to convert the 579,000-square-foot Ballston Common Mall in Arlington County into a major mixed-use multifamily-retail project is the latest local example of a national trend that shows no signs of letting up. More and more older enclosed malls are being phased out and redeveloped into pedestrian-friendly, open-air formats that blend residential, retail and office space to attract workers, residents and shoppers.
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Cover, coat and color: How business-savvy FMs brush up their brands with paint
When it comes time to update your store's appearance, there’s more to it than slapping a coat of paint on a wall. Painting plays a key role in the visual aspect of the branding in every store, and for lasting results you have to do your homework.
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Work site with a view: Crate & Barrel uses on-site cameras to monitor construction progress
The process of building and remodeling retail stores is undergoing a transformation. On-site cameras not only give project managers 24/7 views of works in progress, they can help cut travel costs and raise supervisor productivity by reducing the number of in-person inspection visits.
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Walmart looks to e-commerce for growth
Chain Store Age
Walmart is emphasizing e-commerce for growth, said Neil Ashe, the chain’s president and CEO of global e-commerce, said during an investor presentation.
 Speaking at the Barclay's 2013 Retail and Consumer Discretionary Conference in New York, Ashe laid out a vision for Walmart's approach to e-commerce that involves home-grown technology, a deeper integration with physical stores and a dramatic expansion of product assortments because Walmart is one of the few companies who has brand permission to sell everything to everyone.
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International examples of green roofs
Green Building Elements
Green roofs have grown in popularity in recent years due to their outstanding sustainable qualities. Recent advances in technology have made green roofs lighter, more durable and more able to withstand harsher weather conditions, adding to their wide appeal.
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CVS Q2 profit jumps 23 percent
Retailing Today
The year appears to be off to a good start and CVS Caremark executives were optimistic as the company pulled in a "strong" first quarter and narrowed its 2013 guidance to reflect higher-than-expected performance.
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Consumer spending without consumer confidence
The New York Times
Consumer spending is usually a sign of consumer confidence. But that's not the case in today's fraught economy. Recent data shows that consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. That was slower than the 0.7 percent advance in February, but still more than economists had expected.
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Evolving expectations keep retailers innovating
Retailing Today
In the 18 months since I joined the National Retail Federation, I’ve been struck repeatedly by how rapidly our industry continues to evolve. As we all know, retail has always changed and adapted — and in just the past 20 years we’ve advanced from then-radical game changer to more recent models like Hointer, which boasts what amounts to online shopping in a store.
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Verizon to invest $100 million in solar, fuel cells News
Verizon announced that it will invest $100 million in solar and fuel cells to supply power for 19 facilities in seven states. A variety of buildings, including corporate offices, call centers, data centers are involved in the project, intended to help Verizon meet its target of cutting carbon intensity - carbon emissions produced per terabyte of data flowing through its networks - 50 percent by 2020.
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Canadians look to US e-retailers for price and selection
Internet Retailer
Two-thirds of Canadian online shoppers say they've purchased from U.S. or international e-commerce sites at least once, according to a new report from Forrester Research Inc. Overall, 25 percent of all Canadian e-commerce spending going to foreign businesses, the report says.
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