December 2, 2013

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and compliance with it, remains a regulatory challenge for the retail industry. Many retailers are forced to become experts in waste characterization to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, something that has become difficult for resource strapped retailers.

July 1, 2013

A switch from fluorescent lights to LED in its frozen-food cases will result in total annual energy and maintenance savings of approximately $570,000 for Stater Bros.

March 15, 2013

With 'intelligent design' emerging as yet another buzz phrase in an industry full of them, Chain Store Age talked with Jim Crowcroft about how TCP incorporates smart design into its lighting products and projects, as well as what hot lighting trends he is seeing for 2013.

What do you see as the main elements of intelligent lighting design?

December 7, 2012

Walmart Canada has retrofitted all of the overhead sales floor lighting at its supercenter in Brampton, Ontario, from conventional fluorescent lighting to high efficiency LED 4-ft. retrofit lamps.

September 21, 2012

Brookshire Brothers has launched a comprehensive lighting update involving in-store, parking lot, exterior signage and refrigerated case fixtures.

Using a combination of new linear fluorescent lighting and LED technologies — from GE Lighting, East Cleveland, Ohio — Brookshire Brothers will reduce its annual operating costs more than $235,000. The relamping has eliminated more than 3.8 million lbs. of CO2 emissions, with a reduction of 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWhs) in electricity use.

June 29, 2012

Brookshire Brothers has launched a facility-wide lighting update, including in-store, parking lot, exterior signage and refrigerated case fixtures.

December 2, 2011

A new report from Pike Research forecasts that LEDs will capture 52% of the commercial lighting market by 2021. Pike, a cleantech market intelligence firm, anticipates that LED lighting costs for various SSL products will be reduced by 80% to 90% in many cases during the next decade.

November 22, 2011

Walgreens received GE Lighting’s Retailer of the Year award in recognition of the drugstore chain’s transition from F28 to F25 linear fluorescent lamps, a strategic move that enabled the company to achieve a 9% energy savings while also extending its re-lamp cycle — how frequently it changes bulbs — by 10%.

October 21, 2011

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Office Depot’s global headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification. The certification signifies that the building performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

September 27, 2011

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has reduced energy by switching to solid-state lighting in the parking lot at its Ohio headquarters and adjacent store. The energy-efficient LEDs have also had a positive impact on the overall appearance of the areas.


“We’re seeing an 80% lighting-system energy savings compared with our previous high-intensity discharge units,” said Debbie Mansfield, director, energy and facilities for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Hudson, Ohio, which operates more than 751 stores nationwide.


June 20, 2011

Conserving energy just seems to come naturally to Staples Inc. The office supply chain’s embrace of energy-efficient technologies and practices throughout its facilities has won it a reputation as one of the retail industry’s leading green stars. Indeed, Staples was recently honored as the 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year in Energy Management by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its leadership in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.


May 26, 2011

We have all seen the sales people come through the office claiming to have the answer to our lighting energy and efficacy concerns. Virtually every “pitch” will deal with LEDs, and only a rare few will be touting the older fluorescent and the new, almost miniature metal halide lamps.

October 31, 2010

In recent years, building and equipment efficiency standards have dramatically impacted the use of...

September 30, 2010

Presentation is everything for a jewelry retailer, and The Diamond Cellar is no exception....

January 20, 2010

American Bright Lighting announced its new patent pending, second-generation SimpleTube LED replacement lamps capable of...

January 5, 2010

Walls + Forms just introduced the “Lights Alive” modular header system for Slatwall or wall applications....

September 30, 2009

The environmentally minded city of Austin, Texas, has gone a little bit greener with...

February 1, 2009

Madix Inc. will launch LEDge Light, the first LED lighting designed for use with display...

December 14, 2008

Alighting retrofit has resulted in significant energy savings for Gander Mountain’s store in Rothschild, Wis....

December 14, 2008

A lighting retrofit has resulted in significant energy savings for Gander Mountain’s store in...

October 31, 2008

United Supermarkets has taken a big bite out of its energy bill by switching...

October 29, 2008

Oct. 27-The new, high–efficiency Immersion LED Display Lighting RV30 Series from Lumination–the GE Consumer &...

August 31, 2008

Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, in Loveland, Colo., has reduced its annual energy bills 25% by...