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Eat’n Park plans LEED-certified restaurant in Pittsburgh

BY CSA STAFF

Pittsburgh Eat’n Park announced late Thursday it is breaking ground on what it says will be the first green-certified restaurant in Pittsburgh.

According to a report in QSR magazine, the new location, in the Waterworks shopping plaza in Fox Chapel, will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-designed Eat’n Park restaurant and is part of the company’s ongoing effort to implement sustainable practices.

The new Eat’n Park location, expected to open in May 2010, will be more energy efficient and will feature Energy Star-rated equipment, as well as environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials. The restaurant will take advantage of natural light and will use light sensors to automatically dim the electric lights when it’s bright. An educational wall will explain the steps taken to push sustainability in the restaurant.

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Meijer looks to win toy price game

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Meijer is attempting to position itself as the toy leader this week, by claiming its toy book has the lowest prices on several popular items this year.

In a comparison of the top 95 toys among such leading retailers as Meijer, Walmart, Target and Toys ‘r Us, Meijer said it outdid its rivals in terms of low prices by a substantial margin. The 95-toy sample showed that Meijer’s cumulative prices were $68.19 less expensive than Walmart’s; $181.21 less than Target’s, and $187.32 less than Toys’R’Us.

 

The company noted that, for example, it is offering the Playskool Monty Rex for $54.99, which is price in Walmart’s toy book at $64.00, in Target’s at $58.99 and Toys’R’Us’ at $59.99.

 

“The annual toy books are the first salvo in what promises to be a very competitive season in retailing,” said Jeff Handler, SVP marketing for Meijer. “We’re sending a strong message with our toy book that we will be competitive with any national retailer on toy prices this holiday season. In fact, our toy book shows us meeting or beating national players on 90% of identical toys.”

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Target finds natural beauty with Sonia Kashuk brushes

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MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that it is offering an exclusive line of Sonia Kashuk natural beauty brushes.

The Limited Edition Natural Brush Collection are made of bamboo, cork and wood and feature a mix of natural hair and synthetic fibers. Items in the collection range from $12.99 to $19.99.  

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