Exclusive: 2011 Holiday Windows Photo Gallery
New York City — From the shimmering windows at Harrods in London to the gold-draped storefront at Gucci in New York, Chain Store Age has put together a collection of the best of this year’s holiday windows from around the world.
Click here to view our slideshow and prepare to be transported.
Hodgdon Group completes 12th project for Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Colton, Calif. — The Hodgdon Group, a full-service real estate brokerage, development and construction firm, announced that it has completed construction on the conversion of the former Levitz building at Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, Calif., for the opening of an Ashley Furniture HomeStore.
Hodgdon-Miank Construction served as the full-service design-build contractor and completed the major renovation of the 34,000-sq.-ft. Ashley store. This is the 12th Ashley HomeStore to open, which has been completed by the Hodgdon Group.
Davaco acquires Ecoxera
DALLAS — Davaco has acquired Ecoxera, an Austin, Texas-based retail sustainability consulting firm. Justin Doak, who is the founder of Ecoxera, will continue to serve as president.
“Davaco is now able to further support retail and restaurant clients in meeting their environmental goals by offering a broader range of turnkey multi-site sustainability solutions. This comprehensive offering includes on-site/energy and waste assessments, analysis of data, including carbon benchmarking, as well as the roll-out/installation of sustainability programs,” said Rick Davis, Davaco CEO. “Together, Davaco and Ecoxera can provide expertise that provides national brands the ability to integrate sustainability as a low-cost value add to any existing roll-out program.”
According to Ecoxera’s Doak, for many retailers and restaurants, the biggest challenge is working through the notion that a greener solution has to come with a premium price, but the reality is in almost all cases, implementing sustainable operations practices actually produces real cost savings. Davaco to help nationwide brands evaluate and develop sustainability programs, so they can begin seeing tangible results,” Doak said. "Whether the focus is energy, waste, water or HVAC, we can develop practical and methodical approaches to integrate sustainable programs that benefit the environment and the bottom-line.”