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April sales strongest in 13 months
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Same-store sales for April climbed 8.5 percent year over year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) index. The increase was better than expected and the strongest showing since the 9 percent increase of March 2010. But the numbers were padded by some 2 to 3 percent owing to this year's Easter date shift to April 24, from April 4 last year. Higher fuel prices had a hand too — fuel sales excluded, the month’s sales were up 7.4 percent from a year ago. ICSC is anticipating a 3 percent to 3.5 percent year-on-year gain for May. More



Upcoming PRSM webinar on new trends in pavement
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Parking lot management is costly, but there are ways to maximize those earmarked dollars so that you stay on-task and on-budget. During this important education session, conventional beliefs will be challenged and sustainable pavement solutions will be evaluated. You will learn about cutting edge engineering, technology and operational improvements, as well as, effective planning methods so that you can successfully reduce your life-cycle costs and increase the performance of your investment. More

How IT tools are reshaping the future of facilities management
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The IT industry has moved aggressively into the facility-management space as a natural outgrowth of its enterprise resource planning solutions, and bringing with it sustainability, energy efficiency and reporting tools. LEED certification serves as an example of how a company-wide process has become dependent on involving both IT and facilities to achieve certification status. More

Canada's retail market now matches US per capita
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Canada's retail market now equals the American market on a per capita basis, according to Colliers International, as a surging Canadian dollar and increased spending draws U.S. retailers north. With Target's $1.8-billion deal to take over about 200 Zellers locations well under way and Canadian Tire announcing it would take over Forzani Group to gain access to the Sportchek line of stores, the retail landscape is undergoing some of its most dramatic changes since Wal-Mart took over Woolco in 1994. More



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Register now for the PRSM Canadian Conference on July 21
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The PRSM Canadian Conference offers a variety of speakers and sessions to assist in managing the present challenges and future opportunities of overseeing multi-site retail facilities. Participants will leave with tools to better respond to the daily demands of their work so they are seen as valuable contributions to the future of their company and its operations. More

Rite Aid: 3 Stores Earn Energy Star Recognition from EPA
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Costly fuel and harsh weather are leading more people to shop from home this year — good news for FedEx and United Parcel Service as online sales jumped by double digits in the first quarter. "It is a big deal. It's a growing portion of the business," for UPS and FedEx, said Jason Seidl, Dahlman Rose & Co. transportation analyst. "They've made sure that they can integrate themselves into a global e-commerce supply chain." More



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Kohl's 1Q profit climbs, lifts full-year outlook
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Kohl's Corp.'s first-quarter net income climbed 6 percent as the department store chain controlled expenses and expanded its online business. The company also raised its full-year earnings outlook. More
Related story:  Kohl's has the highest level of efficiency in the department stores industry (Zacks.com)


In an aging nation, making stores senior-friendly
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Retailers are paying special attention to older shoppers these days. Within the next decade the number of people older than 65 is set to jump almost 30 percent. That shift has store designers thinking about how to accommodate the millions of older shoppers who'll be streaming through their doors. More



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Toys 'R' Us turns to solar power
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Toys "R" Us this summer is planning to switch on solar energy systems at two New Jersey properties, including a 20-acre rooftop solar panel installation at its Flanders distribution center, the company's largest distribution center in the nation. More

Retailers turn to Facebook to sell their wares
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Think of it as the ultimate convenience for a mobile generation that considers it seriously inconvenient to leave Facebook — even for a moment — in order to go to a retailer's website. Now, marketers from Express to J.C. Penney to Delta Air Lines are steering those purchases to their Facebook pages. More



It's coming. Are you ready?

On July 14th, 2012, many halogen and fluorescent lamps will no longer be available due to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. Retailers will be hit hard and need to act now because the deadline is closer than you think. We’ve got the network, products, and expertise to provide a turnkey solution! more


Shopping landscape grows in a metropolitan area in Canada
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The retail landscape that slowed with the global economic downturn a few years ago appears to be heating back up, and things in Canada's Metro Moncton are looking especially bright. In the last few days, signage was put up in Champlain Place announcing that Bath & Body Works, a popular U.S. retail chain specializing in soaps, shower gels, lotions, candles and accessories, would be opening in the former People's jewelry location. More

Bringing the Mall of America Magic to New Jersey
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When the Ghermezian brothers, immigrants from Iran who had settled in western Canada, wanted to build the largest shopping center in the United States a quarter-century ago, they shipped a submarine that had been custom-built for them in Vancouver — and was an offbeat attraction at their mall in Edmonton — to Bloomington, Minn., and parked it in front of City Hall. Their company, Triple Five, won the development rights for what would become the Mall of America. More
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