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Retailers dismayed by Supreme Court decision
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The National Retail Federation released the following statement from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act: "As the voice of retailers of all types and sizes, we're disappointed by today's ruling. The court missed an opportunity to redress the many shortcomings of the law." More

LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4 via DestinationGreen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a surprise move, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced yesterday that it is postponing plans to ballot the next version of LEED until as late as June 2013. With this announcement, USGBC promises to keep LEED 2009 available for a full three years from now, although it intends to gradually ramp up incentives for teams to move to the new version of LEED during that time. More

Digital world now coaxing shoppers back to stores
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No longer antagonists, the online and offline camps are joining forces. or the first time since the fashion industry's (initially tepid) adoption of everything digital a few years ago — from e-commerce, to mobile, to social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest — the focus is on getting consumers back into the stores. More

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Virgin Mobile opening first 10 retail stores, could prompt rollout
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A by Bloomberg said that the Sprint-owned pay-as-you-go carrier Virgin Mobile will open 10 retail stores in Chicago, as part of its plan to leverage iPhone's expansion into the prepaid wireless space. More

Lowe's donates $250K for wildfire, flood relief
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Lowe's has donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts associated with the wildfires in Colorado and the flooding in Florida. In addition to the $250,000 donation, Lowe's is also launching a social media support program to aid disaster victims. More
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Target donates $30,000 to Colorado for wildfire relief (BusinessWire via MarketWatch)

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SuperTarget remodels revealed this weekend in DFW
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Shoppers at a few of Dallas-Fort Worth’s SuperTargets might notice upgrades to their shopping experience this weekend. Target Corp. has been remodeling 13 SuperTarget stores across the country, four in DFW. Since March, stores in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Watauga received upgrades across all departments. More

US consumer spending and wages flat in May
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U.S. consumers spent no more in May than in April after seeing almost no gain in their pay. The lack of growth in consumer spending and wages suggests that a faltering job market is slowing the economy. The Commerce Department said that consumer spending was unchanged in May. Income growth edged up 0.2 percent, but that was mostly because of gains from investments. Wages, the largest component of income, were essentially flat. More

Walmart Canada goes on hiring spree
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Walmart Canada ramping up hiring amid rapid expansion in this country by the U.S.-based retail giant. Walmart said that it was opening 47 hiring centers across Canada as the company adds a total of some 4,000 new employees this year and next, about 500 more than previously announced. More

Smartphones will influence $689 billion in retail store sales by 2016
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Smartphones will continue to influence retail sales and will grow to represent 19 percent of total store sales by 2016, according to new Deloitte research. "The Mobile Influence Factor in Retail Sales" study — polled a national sample of 1,041 random consumers and then augmented the sample with additional smartphone owners to reach a sample of 1,557 smartphone owners — found that the "mobile influence factor" captures the in-store sales driven by consumers' store-related smartphone activity, such as product research, price comparison or other mobile application use. More

Publix, Sam's Club, Hy-Vee earn top marks for customer service
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Publix, Hy-Vee, H.E.B., Sam's Club, ShopRite, Aldi, Giant Eagle and JCPenney were among the highest-rated companies for customer service, according to new research from the Temkin Group. Other companies earning top marks included Chick-fil-A, credit unions and Starbucks. Meanwhile, companies with the lowest ratings included Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Citibank, Qwest, Cigna, and Bank of America. More

Leading retailers take a big bite of out the Canadian retail pie
Ryerson University via Newswise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Canada's leading retailers take the lion's share of the nation's retail economy, according to a new report by Ryerson University's Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity. According to the centre's 2010 report, 122 retail conglomerates, which accounts for 16 percent of Canadian retail locations, controlled nearly 75 percent of non-automotive retail sales in Canada, generating $220 billion in revenue. More


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Kohl's powers up solar initiative with 30 new locations in 2012
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Kohl's Department Stores recently announced that the company will expand its solar program by nearly 25 percent in 2012, installing solar panels at approximately 30 additional Kohl's locations. While some of the new solar sites will be in states such as California, Connecticut and Maryland where Kohl's already has a solar presence, additional sites will be located in new solar states for Kohl's, including Massachusetts, New York and Ohio. More

Consumers calling on smartphones for in-store purchasing decisions
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A growing number of shoppers are using their smartphones to help them make in-store purchases. According to new Deloitte research, smartphones currently influence 5.1 percent of annual retail store sales, translating into $159 billion in forecasted sales for 2012, according to new Deloitte research. More

Family Dollar can buck the bears
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Family Dollar announced earnings for the fiscal third quarter of $124.5 million, or $1.06 a share, up from $111.1 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 10 percent to $2.36 billion. Analysts were expecting $1.07 a share in earnings and sales of $2.37 billion. However, Family Dollar also narrowed its full-year guidance, as it now expects to earn $3.60 to $3.70 a share in 2012, two cents below analysts estimates. More

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Canadians to mark national holiday at US stores
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How will many Canadians celebrate this long holiday weekend? In the traditional way: Shopping down in the U.S. American tourists with canoes, suitcases (and maybe dogs) lashed to the tops of their cars heading north for next week's summer holiday will join long lines with thousands of northbound Canadians heading back home with milk, bread, cereal and other retail items that are much pricier in Canada. More

Facility managers have more green building ratings systems choices than ever
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Facility managers looking at green building ratings systems have more high-performance options than ever. But that doesn't mean it's easy to pick the right one; while all of them have basic similarities, the differences can be significant when it comes time to make a decision. More

Best Buy launches Best Buy Mobile in Five Star stores in China
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Best Buy announced it is expanding the Best Buy Mobile brand and store-within-a-store concept into 14 Five Star stores throughout Nanjing, China, this summer. The expansion of Best Buy Mobile into the Chinese market is the first evolution of Global Connect, a partnership that was formed in November 2011 between Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse. More

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