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Jewel-Osco opens second green store in Chicago

BY CSA STAFF

Itasca, Ill. Jewel-Osco, a division of Supervalu, expands its commitment to green building design with the opening of its store at Marshfield Commons, a new center in Chicago, on Thursday. The supermarket is designed according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. It has received GreenChill Gold Certification from the EPA in honor of its environmentally friendly refrigeration system.

“Wherever possible, we’re focused on building environmentally friendly technology into our new and remodeled stores,” said Jewel-Osco president Keith Nielsen.

The store contains a number of sustainable elements, including:

  • Agreen roof with vegetation beds for energy conservation and storm-water run-off reduction;
  • Water-saving fixtures and faucets;
  • Energy-efficient lighting, heating and air conditioning;
  • Aventilation system that incorporates natural and mechanical means to enhance air quality inside of the store;
  • The use of regional and recycled materials during construction, with more than 90% of construction debris separated for recycling; and
  • Preferred parking for low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles.

The Marshfield location is Jewel-Osco’s second store build to LEED standards. Its first, in Chicago’s Fulton River District, opened in September 2008.

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Barnes & Noble names EVP shopping for online platforms

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NEW YORK Barnes & Noble has named Jamie Iannone EVP shopping for Barnes & Noble.com (http://www.bn.com) & Barnes & Noble Digital. Iannone will be responsible for meeting the buying needs, and shaping the shopping decisions, of visitors to Barnes & Noble.com.

Iannone joins Barnes & Noble from Ebay, where he held roles of increasing responsibility and most recently was the company’s VP global search, the largest single investment area at Ebay.

 

“We’re excited to have Jamie join the team,” said William Lynch, president of Barnes & Noble.com. “Jamie is a talented executive who brings a wealth of Internet and digital technology experience to Barnes & Noble. Customers consistently rate Barnes & Noble as the nation’s number one bookselling brand, and Barnes & Noble.com as a top place to shop online. I’m confident Jamie will drive further enhancements to our customers’ experience, and help deliver innovative new products and services as we grow the business.”

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TJX settles with Attorneys General over computer intrusions

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. The TJX Companies announced that it has settled with a multi-state group of 41 Attorneys General, resolving the States’ investigations relating to the criminal intrusion(s) into TJX’s computer system announced by TJX more than two years ago. The cost for this settlement is already reflected in the reserve that TJX established in 2007.

Jeffrey Naylor, chief financial and administrative officer of The TJX Companies, stated, “This settlement furthers our goal of enhancing consumer protection, which has been central to TJX. Under this settlement, TJX and the Attorneys General have agreed to take leadership roles in exploring new technologies and approaches to solving the systemic problems in the U.S. payment card industry that continue to plague businesses and institutions and that make consumers in the United States worldwide targets for increasing cyber crime.”

 

Under the settlement, TJX has agreed to:

  • Provide $2.5 million to establish a new Data Security Fund for use by the States to advance effective data security and technology;
  • Provide a settlement amount of $5.5 million together with $1.75 million to cover expenses related to the States’ investigations;
  • Certify that TJXs computer system meets detailed data security requirements specified by the States; and
  • Encourage the development of new technologies to address systemic vulnerabilities in the United States payment card system.
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