REAL ESTATE

City Furniture opens store built to LEED standards

BY CSA STAFF

New York City — Home furnishings retailer City Furniture has opened its first store built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. The 93,680-sq.-ft. location, in Boca Raton, Fla., houses a City Furniture and Ashley Furniture HomeStore under one roof.

The store has dual-flush toilets, low-flow urinals and a landscape irrigation system, and is expected to use 42% less water for interior use and 78% less outside than a traditional store. Walls are paneled with reclaimed wood. Design features include walls paneled with reclaimed wood and natural stone feature walls.

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INVENTORY

RedPrairie finalizes acquisition of SofTechnics

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Atlanta — RedPrairie Corp., a productivity solutions provider, announced that it has finalized the acquisition of SofTechnics, a leading provider of integrated retail enterprise solutions that has been serving customers for more than 20 years.

The acquisition merges the strengths of two highly complementary organizations, and provides a logical extension to RedPrairie’s Eye productivity suite. SofTechnics’ software portfolio adds mobility-enabled Store Inventory and Price Management, Intelligent Store Ordering, Direct-Store Delivery and Master Data Management to RedPrairie’s solution set.

SofTechnics is a leading provider of mobile price and inventory management solutions for both grocery and general retailers. The acquisition further strengthens RedPrairie’s Retail Platform with proven functionality that will benefit customers with reduced operating costs from advanced store inventory and labor management planning.

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Cabela’s launches new site on Fry’s platform

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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Fry, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Micros Systems, announced that Cabela’s has launched its newly designed website on Fry’s Open Commerce Platform.

Fry built and designed the new cabelas.com on its e-commerce framework, Open Commerce PlatformTM (OCP). The site’s new features include a creative redesign, an integrated kiosk, multi-site capability, a new store locator, in-page zoom and swatching, guided navigation, an enhanced My Account section and product comparison capabilities. In addition, OCP’s content management system allows Cabela’s to target content to consumers, enhancing the online shopping experience.

“Fry’s OCP gives us the flexibility and robustness we need in order to grow our online business," said Mark Thompson, Cabela’s senior director of e-commerce. “The new platform, along with the new creative design and customer experience features, combines to offer a world-class shopping experience to every customer.”

The new site allows Cabela’s to communicate with customers using OCP’s Experience Manager to deliver targeted content and special offers with user-specific merchandising rules.

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