July 25, 2013

Art Van Furniture plans to convert 31 Mattress World locations in Michigan and Indianapolis to its signature Art Van PureSleep brand, which is known for its diagnostic system that determines the exact mattress and pillow best suited for each individual's comfort.

January 31, 2013

The art of sewing comes alive at The Hab, a one-stop shopping destination in Mumbai, India, for all things sewing.

January 4, 2012

The owners of the Panda Express fast-food chain, Andrew and Peggy Cherng, have partnered with Procter & Gamble, whose products include Tide laundry detergent, to open a dry cleaning chain, Panda Dry Cleaning, according to the Los Angeles Times.

February 10, 2011

Fashion apparel powerhouse BCBGMAXAZRIA Group has opened a new retail format that combines fast fashions with a boutique experience. Targeted at young women ages 16 to 26, Lola has a cool, hip vibe and eclectic flair. 


The prototype, at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn., is designed to recall the sort of urban apartment that a young woman might rent, and comes complete with fireplace, daybed, spiral staircase and closet. It was designed in house by BCBG. 


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?


October 13, 2008

Linens ’n Things is expected to start liquidation sales at its 371 remaining stores as...

May 1, 2008

Linens ’n Things filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday. According to Reuters, the...

September 30, 2007

Increasingly, retail-facility managers are looking to go green with regard to store maintenance. A big...

September 11, 2007

Menomonee Falls, Wis., ...

June 30, 2007

Carpet maintenance often gets short-changed in the retail environment. Apart from some quick fly-by vacuuming,...

April 30, 2007

An open forum on best practices was among the highlights of the facilities management workshop...