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Ferrandino hires VP program management

BY Staff Writer

Farmingdale, N.Y. — Ferrandino & Son, which provides snow removal, landscaping, exterior maintenance; facility service and maintenance; general contracting and HVAC services, announced it has hired Dave Magill as VP of program management.

Magill brings over 28 years of facility services experience in both snow removal and landscaping.

“Professionally, this was an unparalleled opportunity to join, and play an integral role within an organization that has a tremendous vision of the retail facilities maintenance industry and a passion to service their clients at the highest levels,” said Magill.

Magill’s priorities will be to focus on service program development, engaging clients in workshops and strategy sessions along with maximizing one-on-one customer meetings to support their “Best in Class” vision.

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Early Bird Deadline for Retail Store of the Year

BY Marianne Wilson

New YorkChain Store Age invites retailers, design firms, architects and suppliers to submit entries for its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition. Deadline for submission is December 23, 2013. There is a reduced entry rate for submissions received by Nov. 29.

The competition is open to stores and restaurants that opened between November 30, 2012 and December 30, 2013.

More than 20 competition categories are featured, including department stores, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, drug stores, specialty stores, and pop-up stores. This year, for the first time, the competition also includes the category of digital in-store innovation.

For information and an entry form, click here.

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

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First 100% LED-lit Walmart opens

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — The first Walmart to be entirely lit with LEDs has opened, in South Euclid, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. The store will serve as a model for environmentally friendly design for future locations, with 100% LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot and more.

Other notable features of the store include:

  • LED lighting in the parking lot will reduce energy consumption by 50%, plus improve the quality of lighting for late night errands.
  • In daytime hours, skylights allow natural light to illuminate customers’ paths, reducing energy to light the sales floor by an average of 25%.
  • Re-using the heat from on-site refrigerant equipment can supply up to 60% of in-store hot water needs.
  • The use of a white membrane roof that reflects light better than a darker roofing color will helps reduce overall building energy consumption.
  • The chain is also testing the use of doors on cases that house deli meats, cheeses, yogurts, etc., with the hope of reducing refrigeration energy use by 20% or more.

The chain noted that LED lighting is 80% more than traditional lightbulbs.

“The LED lighting we’re using in the grocery section of our South Euclid store alone will save more than 59,000 kWh a year – which is enough energy to power five single-family homes,” Walmart said on Walmartgreenroom.com.

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