7-Eleven taps Quality Sign for new signage
New York City 7-Eleven has selected Quality Sign Co., a national sign engineering and manufacturing company based in Jacksonville, Fla., to create signage for the chain’s new stores across the country. Quality Sign Co. will provide exterior double-faced pylon signs and wall signage, all lit exclusively with LED technology.
The use of LED lights will provide 7-Eleven stores with significant reductions in carbon footprint, estimated energy savings between 60% and 80%, an average one-year return on investment and minimized service requirements over the life of their signs.
In addition to the environmentally friendly LED lights used in the 7-Eleven signage, the signs will feature eco-friendly, low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, with the safest VOC levels available.
Quality Sign Co. is the only sign manufacturer in the country currently creating double-faced, LED illuminated pylon signs using new lighting technology from GE.
Report: Sam’s Club testing solar
New York City Sam’s Club is testing solar at five locations, according to Supermarket News. The wholesale club store also is looking into radiant flooring and energy-efficient refrigeration measures.
Additionally, Sam’s Club is doing three tests of carbon dioxide refrigeration systems that should help prevent the release of ozone into the atmosphere, the report said.
Additionally, at a prototype store in Sacramento, Calif., Sam’s Club is testing a range of efficiency measures, including a radiant flooring system that uses water cooled on the roof by means of an evaporative cooling tower.
Deadline extended for Retail Store of the Year design competition
New York City Chain Store Age has extended the deadline for its annual Retail Store of the Year design competition to Dec. 9.