March 4, 2014

By Alan Gettelman and Richard Duncan

It’s a fact: Safety awareness and accessibility compliance translates into ease of use for all customers. The Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Standards (ADAS) and ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) requirements not only make store spaces accessible, but should also help owners/operators avoid complaints and possible penalties.

Here are some key points:

December 2, 2013

It pays for retail management to take a good look at their restrooms.

A recent national survey about public hand-washing behavior reveals that restrooms represent a powerhouse of customer perception and influence. According to the survey conducted by Bradley Corporation, 73% of consumers believe a bad rest-room indicates poor management of a business. 

In addition:

October 8, 2012

Some businesses are coming up short with their restroom facilities, according to a survey by Bradley Corp., a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures.

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. 

January 3, 2010

From the welcoming sign on the fitting rooms to the patterned carpet to the...

August 31, 2008

Lester’s, a New York retail institution for 60 years, has opened a high-style outpost...

January 31, 2008

Minyard Food Stores, which operates supermarkets under the Minyard, Carnival and Sack ’n Save banners,...

August 30, 2007

HEADQUARTERSNewark, Del.REVENUE$4.9 million, for nine months ended March 31, 2007 (includes sales from corporate stores...

April 30, 2007

I keep reading about how retailers are upgrading their fitting rooms, about how they are...