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Call for Entries: Retail Store of the Year Design Competition

BY Staff Writer

New York City — Chain Store Age invites design firms, architects, retailers and suppliers to submit entries for its 30th annual Retail Store of the Year Design Competition. Eligible projects are those completed between November 2010 and December 2, 2011. Deadline for submission is December 20, 2011. Extensions are available.

Twenty-one competition categories are featured, ranging from supermarkets and discount/mass merchants to specialty stores and pop-up stores.

For more information and an entry form, click here.

For questions, email Marianne Wilson at [email protected].

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D.Trangr82 says:
Apr-30-2013 07:58 pm

Twenty-one competition categories are featured, ranging from supermarkets and discount/mass merchants to specialty stores and pop-up stores.Chatrandom.com

D.Trangr82 says:
Apr-30-2013 07:58 pm

Twenty-one competition categories are featured, ranging from supermarkets and discount/mass merchants to specialty stores and pop-up stores.Chatrandom.com

P.Lopez says:
Mar-31-2013 07:47 pm

The companies are also working to integrate PayPal mobile payment options into NCR's Convenience-Go (C-Go) application for petroleum and convenience stores. ChatRandom

P.Lopez says:
Mar-31-2013 07:47 pm

The companies are also working to integrate PayPal mobile payment options into NCR's Convenience-Go (C-Go) application for petroleum and convenience stores. ChatRandom

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Feb-01-2013 11:55 am

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Feb-01-2013 11:55 am

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Ikea plugs-in four electric vehicle charging stations

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Costa Mesa, Calif. — Ikea said Thursday it has officially plugged-in four Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its Costa Mesa, Calif., store as part of its partnership with ECOtality.

The initiative represents the fourth such project for IKEA in the United States. Installation also is planned at five other IKEA stores in the Western U.S.

ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a public-private partnership funded in part by a federal stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide the necessary infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs.

The 308,000-sq.-ft. Ikea Costa Mesa opened May 2003 and employs approximately 300 coworkers.

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Supervalu steps up to the efficient buildings challenge

BY Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. — Supervalu announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, which aims to engage building operators nationwide in improving energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. The announcement was made by President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during a leadership event attended by Craig Herkert, Supervalu CEO and president, this morning in Washington, D.C.

“Reducing our energy footprint and creating a more thoughtful and sustainable operation are important priorities, and we will continue to test innovative ways to build our stores with future generations in mind,” said Herkert. “These projects are good for the environment, improve our operating efficiency and create jobs — ultimately benefiting the communities we serve.”

Supervalu has invested $20 million in energy efficiency initiatives this year alone resulting in more than 1,300 projects across its enterprise.

In order to achieve its energy and carbon reduction goals, and support its commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge, Supervalu said it will continue to invest in innovative energy efficiency projects.

Supervalu said it has been working over the past five years to reduce total carbon emissions by 10% and landfill waste by 50% and is on track to reach those milestones by the end of 2012.

One of Supervalu’s projects is the nation’s first low-carbon, ammonia refrigeration system at an Albertsons store it is remodeling in Carpinteria, Calif.

Since 2008, Supervalu has completed 4,500 energy reduction projects.

“I am honored to attend today’s event and thrilled at our ongoing efforts around environmental stewardship,” said Herkert. “We appreciate the leadership shown by the Obama Administration and the Clinton Global Initiative and are committed to leading our industry through ongoing investments in projects that create energy efficient stores, offices and distribution centers.”

The Better Buildings Challenge is a leadership initiative launched in February by President Obama. It is spearheaded by former President Clinton and the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to support job creation by catalyzing private sector investment in commercial and industrial building energy upgrades to make America’s buildings 20% more efficient over the next decade, reducing energy costs for American businesses by nearly $40 billion.

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