September 21, 2016
While much emphasis is placed on optimizing the front-of-the-house retail experience, improving back-of-the-house operations can also help retailers better meet customers’ evolving expectations – and intelligent lighting systems may be a key to improving those operations.
September 13, 2016
Retailers can learn how to develop a strategic process for reducing one of their major facility operating expenses — energy — at Chain Store Age’s upcoming webinar, Understanding and Controlling Energy Costs in Retail.
 
September 12, 2016
A new report makes the case for taking a standardized approach to rapidly rollout of solar rooftop installations. 
 
September 9, 2016

For the sixth time, Nest has appeared on Inc. magazine’s ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

September 6, 2016
Johnson Controls has completed its merger with Tyco.
 
July 1, 2016
That’s one of the key findings of The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than 1,200 facility and energy management executives.
 
June 29, 2016

An average food retail store leaks an estimated 25% estimated of its refrigerant supply per year.

June 28, 2016
Trader Joe’s is cleaning up its act — with regards to the environment.
 
June 10, 2016
Quality Solutions, Colwich, Kansas, a leading provider of facilities maintenance and constructions services, has changed its name to QSI Facilities. 
 
May 19, 2016
Recent advances in floor care technology have made matters more complex, as retailers must decide what combination of cleaning procedures provide the best value.   Today’s retail Facility Manager must determine the materials (from machinery to matting), the schedule (daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly), and the 
May 5, 2016

Troy Alstead, the longtime Starbucks executive who resigned as COO in February 2016, is ready to take his next professional step.

May 3, 2016

Retailers who fail to maintain a clean, well-maintained store are putting themselves at a strong competitive disadvantage.

April 25, 2016

Billabong is deploying an in-store sound and scent strategy to offer customers a more immersive experience.

March 31, 2016

Starbucks is one of the first brands to leverage a new music and entertainment media platform from PlayNetwork.

February 29, 2016

Macy’s is continuing its expansion into off-price and specialty retailing.

February 25, 2016

Kohl's plans to make a lot of interesting moves this year with new formats and underperforming stores after the company reported another lackluster quarter of financial results.

February 25, 2016

So much for the argument that the U.S. market is saturated with retail stores and e-commerce is hurting mall traffic.

February 24, 2016

A diversified service offering that includes interior and exterior signage, lighting, specialty contracting and facilities maintenance gives ImageOne Industries an up-close look at the evolving retail scene. Chain Store Age spoke with ImageOne Industries president Jim Mikula about some of the trends the company is seeing.

February 23, 2016

DSW has a robust store expansion plan in the works to tap future penetration within the U.S. market this year.

February 23, 2016

Discount grocer Aldi will make its long-awaited California debut on March 24, with the opening of eight Southland stores.

February 23, 2016

Cold weather in January helped Macy’s report a decline in same-store sales for the fourth quarter that was less than analysts had expected. In other news, the chain announced plans to expand its off-price and specialty beauty formats.

February 23, 2016

Just a few weeks after reporting sales growth of 3.2% for 2015, Stein Mart is embarking on the first phase of its 2016 store expansion plan.

February 23, 2016

A home improvement start-up with a green conscience and niche positioning is finally ready to expand out of its Austin, Texas, hometown.

February 22, 2016

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Monday opened what it calls a “consumer technology playground” in the trendy Meatpacking District of Manhattan.