EPA names Kohl’s Department Stores Green Power Partner of the Year
Menomonee Falls, Wis. Kohl’s Department Stores on Monday was named Green Power Partner of the Year during the annual Green Power Leadership Awards.
This is the third consecutive year Kohl’s will receive a Green Power Leadership Award, earning recognition for green power purchase in 2007 and on-site generation in 2008. This is Kohl’s first time receiving the Green Power Partner of the Year Award, which recognizes four EPA Green Power Partners annually that distinguish themselves through their green power purchases, leadership, overall strategy and impact on the green power market.
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy and Center for Resource Solutions, the Green Power Leadership Awards recognize the actions of organizations, programs and individuals that advance the development of green power resources in three categories: on-site generation, green power purchase and Partner of the Year.
Meijer joins Winston Plaza
Meijer joins Winston Plaza NewMark Merrill Cos. and local partner GMX Real Estate Group announced that Meijer Super Markets will open at regional power center Winston Plaza, located in Melrose Park, Ill.
Scheduled to begin construction this fall, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based grocery retailer will redevelop the former Cub Foods space, which closed after its merger with Jewel. The planned expansion will increase the square footage of the building by approximately 23,000 sq. ft., making the Meijer store over 90,000 sq. ft. in total.
The 374,527-sq.-ft. Winston Plaza features Bally’s, Party City, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Dollar Tree, Best Buy, Marshall’s and Office Max, and is about 95% leased.
With Meijer now committed, the redevelopment plans, which have been approved by the Village of Melrose Park will also be launched, including new signage and extensive exterior facade improvements.
‘She said’ JCPenney got a new women’s line
PLANO, Texas JCPenney has launched a new line of contemporary career sportswear called “she said” that caters to the female professional.
The she said line falls under JCPenney’s “better” and “best” pricing tiers with items ranging from $26 to $44 for tops, $44 to $50 for pants, $44 to $58 for dresses, $44 for skirts and $68 to $85 for jackets.
JCPenney announced also that it will now group all of its contemporary women’s brands together in store, online and via catalog.