REAL ESTATE

Ikea proposes store in Miami-Dade

BY Staff Writer

Conshohocken, Pa. — Ikea said Thursday it is submitting plans for a Miami-Dade store in the City of Sweetwater, Fla., as the second South Florida Ikea store and fourth in the state.

According to the Swedish home furnishings retailer, construction could launch as early as spring 2013 on the new store, with an opening tentatively slated for fall 2014.

Located on 14.6 acres west of Miami International Airport at the intersection of the Dolphin Expressway and Florida Turnpike, and adjacent to the Dolphin Mall, the 417,000-sq.-ft. proposed Ikea Miami would be built above two levels of parking, totaling 1,500 spaces.

Ikea said it will evaluate solar generation potential for this proposed store to complement its renewable energy presence of 89% of its U.S. locations.

“We are excited to submit plans for Ikea Miami where we can grow our Florida and southeastern U.S. reach,” said Mike Ward, Ikea U.S. president.

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Axonify and Toys ‘R’ Us Canada team toward employee training

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Waterloo, Ontario — Axonify Inc. said Thursday that Toys ”R” Us Canada has selected Axonify’s next generation eLearning platform to deliver training content to its employees.

Axonify said it will assist Toys “R” Us Canada in integrating learning into the daily activities of its more than 5,000 associates, while providing a personalized experience that addresses a variety of generations, knowledge levels and learning styles.

“This represents an important investment in our employees and emphasizes our focus on enhancing service levels and creating an increasingly positive shopping experience for our customers,” said Mary Hewton, VP human resources at Toys ”R” Us Canada.

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Pier 1 Imports launches new e-commerce initiative

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Fort Worth, Texas — Pier 1 Imports said Thursday it has launched a fully redesigned website, Pier1.com, with a lineup of new features, including “Pier 1 To-You” allowing users to buy products online and have them shipped to any location in the continental United States.

Additional options continue to include “Pier 1 To-Go,” which launched in June 2011 and allows customers to pay for selected product offerings online and pick them up in-store with no shipping charges.

Pier 1 said the new site allows for easier navigation of the company’s product assortment, and now features “Get Inspired” and “Learn How” editorial content sections.

“We are extremely delighted with the successful launch of our new e-commerce enabled website, Pier1.com, which allows customers to shop our unique array of merchandise while selecting the shipping destination of their choice,” said Alex W. Smith, president and CEO.

Key project partners included Demandware, Jagged Peak, Sogeti, Alliance Data and The Richards Group.

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