Action Services Group names marketing lead
Aston, Pa. — Lighting, signage and electrical maintenance firm Action Services Group said Tuesday it has named Dale Clouser as director of marketing for the company.
In the newly created role, Clouser will be responsible for the company’s in-bound and out-bound marketing and communication efforts. He co-founded and ran his own B2B integrated marketing and communications firm prior to joining Action Services Group.
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Retail Store of the Year: And the winners are…
New York — Simons, Canada’s eclectic and fashion-forward department store retailer, received top honors in Chain Store Age’s 31st annual Retail Store of the Year design competition. The company’s 118,000-sq.-ft. store in West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada, was named Store of the Year. Designed by figure3, Toronto, Simons also was the winning entry in the department store category.
Here is a complete list of the winning projects (all first place except where noted), which will be featured in a special section in the March issue of Chain Store Age and reviewed at CSA’s annual SPECS Conference (March 17 -20) in Dallas:
- Retail Store of the Year: Simons, Edmonton, Canada (Design: figure3, Toronto)
- Soft Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Ann Summers, London (Fitch, London)
- Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, up to 5,000 sq. ft): Puma, New York City (Plajer & Franz, Berlin; Nathan Lee Colkitt Architects, San Diego); and The Locker Room, London (Dalziel and Pow, London)
- Soft Lines (5,000 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft.): Aeropostle, Garden City, N.Y. (GH+A, Montreal)
- Soft Lines (over 15,000 sq. ft.): Joe Fresh, New York (Burdifilek, Toronto)
- Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, over 15,000 sq. ft.): Primark, London (Dalziel and Pow, London)
- Hard Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Telus, Laval, Quebec (figure3, Toronto)
- Hard Lines (over 5,000 sq. ft.): Aaron Brothers, West Hollywood, Calif. (Chute Gerdeman, Columbus, Ohio)
- Department Store: Simons, Edmonton, Canada (figure3, Toronto)
- Department Store (Honorable Mention): John Lewis, Exeter, U.K. (Dalziel and Pow, London)
- Discount/Mass Merchant: City Target, Seattle (Target Store Design, Minneapolis; with outside design consultants Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)
- Drug Store/Convenience Store: Walgreens, Chicago (Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill.)
- Supermarket: Longo’s, Toronto (Watt International, Toronto)
- Supermarket (Honorable Mention): Ole’, Chengdu, China (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Fast Food/Casual Dining: Buffalo Wild Wings, Cincinnati (Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)
- Fast Food (Honorable Mention): Double Wide Grill (Gruskin Architecture + Design, Springfield, N.J.)
- Restaurant: Hakkasan, New York City, (Gilles Et Boissier, Paris)
- Restaurant (Honorable Mention): Hyatt Regency Sway, Louisville, Ky. (FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati)
- Specialty Food: Tazo Tea, Seattle (Cubic, Burnsville, Minn.)
- Specialty Food (Honorable Mention): DFS Wine & Cigars, Singapore (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Showroom: Stuart Weitzman, New York City (TPG Architecture, New York City)
- Single Unit: AT&T Flagship, Chicago (Callison, Seattle)
- In-Store Shop: Beauty boutique in Shoppers Drug Mart, (Agence Tuxedo, Montreal);
- In-Store Shop (Honorable Mention): Paris womenswear in Costasnera, Santiago, Chile (Dalzier and Pow, London)
- Service (under 15,000 sq. ft.): National Bank of Canada, Toronto (Ruscio Studio, Montreal)
- Service (Honorable Mention, under 15,000 sq. ft. ): Laurentian Bank, Repentigny, Quebec City (Aedifica, Montreal)
- Service (greater than 15,000 sq. ft.): Cineplex Cinemas and VIP Cinemas, Windermere, (Shikatani Lacroix Design, Toronto)
- Warehouse Club: Makro Food Service, Hauhin, Thailand (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Cashwrap: Carlos Pazolini, New York City (Giorgio Boruso Design, Marina Del Ray, Calif.)
- Fitting Rooms (all first place): Aeropostale, Garden City, N.Y. (GH+A, Montreal); H&M, Miami Beach, Fla. (H&M, New York City); Simons, Edmonton, (figure 3, Toronto)
- Exterior (up to 5,000 sq. ft.): Papyrus, Toronto (Architect: Jencen Architecture, Cleveland, Ohio)
- Exterior (over 5,000 sq. ft.): El Palacio De Hierro, Villahermosa, Mexico (Architect: TPG Architecture, New York City); andLord & Taylor, Yonkers, N.Y. (Architect: Giorgio Borruso Design, Marina Del Rey, Calif.)
- Creative Use of Technology: McCormick World of Flavors, Baltimore (JGA, Southfield, Mich.)
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118,000-sq.-ft. store in West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada, was named Store of the Year. Designed http://babul-ilm.com by figure3, Toronto, Simons also was the winning entry in the department store category.
Enormous LED screen helps Las Vegas retail center pop
Salt Lake City — The world’s highest-resolution LED screen is on display in Las Vegas. The enormous screen, approximately 310 ft. wide by 60 ft. tall and populated with close to 11 million pixels, is the feature attraction of the Harmon Corner Retail Center, on the northeast corner of the Las Vegas Boulevard. The three-level center is anchored by Walgreens.
In addition to providing an attention-getting canvas to support the variety of brands housed within the retail development, the screen also devotes four hours of each day to custom programming ranging from "mind-blowing" content illusions to supporting artistic animations and interactive special events all designed and created to cause viewers to stop, snap, post and tweet.
The LED screen utilizes Yesco Electronics’ surface mount diode technology. The technology was selected due to its high brightness and contrast capabilities, along with the fact that the compact size of the individual modules could achieve the smooth radius required for the screen to ‘skin’ the architecture seamlessly.