March 2, 2015

Howard Levine, CEO of Family Dollar Stores Inc., intends to reduce his holdings of company stock for the second time in a month.

January 26, 2015

The addition of a 53rd week in fiscal 2014 for its U.S. operations helped global grocery conglomerate Delhaize Group make up for disappointing results from its Belgium stores.

April 15, 2014

Chain Store Age and IFTI will present a free webinar on moisture-related flooring problems on Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. ET.

December 26, 2013

SelecTech, Inc., a provider of flooring products made from recycled materials, is launching a retail/franchise division.

November 4, 2013

Whether it’s a high-end specialty store or a big-box discounter, flooring can go a long way toward setting the right mood — and making shoppers feel comfortable. “It’s naturally innate in us to look down at the ground,” said Nathan Lee Colkitt, CEO, Colkitt&Co., an architectural firm with offices in San Diego and New York City. “If we get the lay of the land, we feel safer and more comfortable.”

September 27, 2013

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., the fast-growing hardwood flooring retailer, said Friday that federal authorities with search warrants showed up at its corporate offices Virginia, on Thursday.

June 6, 2013

Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, announced the appointment of Sandra C. Whitehouse as senior VP chief human resources officer, effective later this month.

March 15, 2013

Slip-and-fall accidents in public places, including retail stores, are the leading cause of premise liability injuries and rank among facilities managers' top management issues. And with the elderly particularly vulnerable to falls, the size and scope of the problem is likely to grow in the near future given the aging of the baby boomers.

September 21, 2012

dELiA*s is showing off its feminine side. The teen apparel retailer has debuted a new prototype at Providence Place Mall, in Providence, R.I. The 3,674-sq.-ft. store has a stylish, upbeat vibe that reflects its target audience.

November 9, 2011

Taking over an existing retail space can be a good move, as long as you have all the facts from the get-go, especially with regard to the floor.

March 7, 2011

As polished concrete flooring continues to gain traction among retailers, treatment, topping and technology options are increasing as well. Chain Store Age spoke with Stephen Klugherz, president of San Diego-based Diamatic USA and Diamatic Management Services, subsidiaries of the Blastrac Global Group of Cos., on how new products and technologies are helping to solidify polished concrete’s place as a preferred flooring solution.

February 10, 2011

Proper and consistent floor maintenance is a critical component in retail facilities management. Effective maintenance maximizes a retailer’s investment by extending the life of the flooring surface and providing optimum performance. It also contributes directly to employee and shopper safety and to a store’s overall image. Chain Store Age talked with Russ VanderZwaag of Minneapolis-based Tennant Co. about trends in floor maintenance and tips for keeping floors looking their best. 

What trends do you see in flooring solutions?

January 27, 2011

It’s a shopper’s market.

December 1, 2010

It’s a shopper’s market. Today, consumers have an array of options when it comes to shopping and no longer have to remain loyal to one store.

September 23, 2008

Bostik Inc.’s Construction & Distribution (C&D) Division has appointed Wade Hagan sales territory manager for...

June 30, 2008

Green flooring options, formerly dominated by bamboo, wood and cork, are spreading into virtually...

June 30, 2008

Reducing the likelihood of slip-and-fall accidents is a priority of facility managers across the...

March 26, 2008

Co-CEOs Howard Brodsky and Rick Bennet announced that CCA Global Partners will launch a new...

January 31, 2008

The design for Elephant Pharm, which combines traditional and herbal pharmacy offerings, works to...

October 14, 2007

Edison, N.J.-based FloorFolio...

September 23, 2007

CERES Natural Flooring,...

August 31, 2007

An ordinary concrete floor can be a thing of beauty—just ask Office Depot. The...

August 30, 2007

An ordinary concrete floor can be a thing of beauty—just ask Office Depot. The office-product...

June 30, 2007

One-stop shopping for moms-to-be is just one of the attractions at the Destination Maternity flagship...