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Books-A-Million names general counsel

BY Staff Writer

Birmingham, Ala. — Books-A-Million said Thursday it has appointed Tyler Novak as general counsel.

Novak will be responsible for overseeing all the company’s legal affairs, including general corporate legal matters, intellectual property and corporate compliance, and will report to Clyde B. Anderson, chairman and CEO.

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New Stop & Shop to pursue LEED certification

BY Marianne Wilson

Quincy. Mass. — Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. on Saturday will open its third location in Cranston, R.I. The new store will pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in the coming months.

The new Stop & Shop was built with a range of energy-efficient features, including a fabric duct ventilation system (from DuctSox). The application, designed to provide more uniform airflow is first of its kind use for Stop & Shop.

Other energy-saving features include:

  • ECM motors in the refrigerated fixtures and walk-in coolers;
  • Low-mercury energy efficient T5 HO fluorescent light fixtures with occupancy sensors in the storage areas and offices;
  • LED lights for accent lighting (also in the refrigerated display cases and interior/exterior signage);
  • An energy management system that monitors the performance of the lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC systems; and
  • Low-flow fixtures in the bathrooms and prep areas to reduce water consumption.

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Bartell’s introduces ‘next generation’ store concept

BY CSA STAFF

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has unveiled its latest store concept, the chain said Friday.

Bartell’s, the country’s oldest drug chain, announced the opening of what the company called its "next generation" store format, a remodel of an existing store in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. The company developed the new concept in conjunction with Hartmann Group, a consumer consulting firm based in Bellevue, Wash.

"We’re excited and proud to introduce this new look at Roosevelt Square," Bartell chairman and CEO George Bartell said. "It’s an entirely new floor plan designed to enhance the total shopping experience. We’ll be monitoring it closely in our ongoing effort to better serve our customers."

The store rearranges the traditional drug store format and includes a "Fresh Beauty" cosmetics section with natural and organic product lines; an "Urban Market" section that highlights unique and locally produced products; a "Wellness Courtyard" with vitamins, supplements and healthy beverages; and a "Sweets & Snacks" area with new displays and lighting.

"Bartell’s engages its customers at the neighborhood level and offers a variety of locally produced products that national chains can’t match," creative director of Hartmann Group’s InVerse retail design division Mark Jacobson said. "This concept is a result of our close collaboration with Bartell’s and reflects their core values, including a dedication to customer service while offering a large selection of products."

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