REAL ESTATE

La Mia Toscana to open at Cottonwood Plaza

BY Staff Writer

Tucson, Ariz. — Commercial Retail Advisors said that La Mia Toscana Italian Restaurant has signed a lease for a 3,210-sq.-ft. restaurant in the Cottonwood Plaza Shopping Center in, Tucson, Ariz.

La Mia Toscana is expected to open in first quarter 2013.

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OPERATIONS

J.C. Penney adds Giggle to its lineup

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — J.C. Penney Co. has partnered with Giggle, a New York-based upscale baby specialty store chain, to debut an exclusive collection of Giggle-branded merchandise next fall, Crain’s New York reported.

The new line is one of the many branded in-store shops that are now in the works at J.C. Penney.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Wakefern Food Corp.’s DC to go solar

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Wall, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. and NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, have started work on the installation of a rooftop solar system at a Wakefern Food Corp. distribution center in Keasbey, N.J. The 2.4-megawatt solar system will supply power to a refrigerated warehouse, helping lower Wakefern’s long-term electricity costs and its greenhouse gas emissions.

“Wakefern has been committed to reducing its impact on the environment for more than 30 years,” said Joe Sheridan, president and COO of Wakefern Food Corp. “Generation of renewable energy is a natural next step in our commitment to sustainable business practices. We are delighted to partner with NJR Clean Energy Ventures to bring the power of solar energy to our perishable warehouse in Keasbey.”

The solar array is expected to produce nearly 2,900,000 kilowatt hours annually, eliminating 2,000 metric tons of carbon-equivalent emissions from the atmosphere. This equates to removing the carbon dioxide emissions produced by approximately 390 vehicles.

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