Macy’s to install Philips EnduraLED lamps in nationwide retrofit
Somerset, N.J. — Philips Lighting Wednesday announced that Macy’s has selected its custom-designed Philips EnduraLED solid-state LED lamp as part of the nationwide program to retrofit 117,000 halogen-based accent lighting in 86 of its U.S. stores.
The lamp featured in the Macy’s retrofit is the EnduraLED PAR38 SP15, which uses just 13 watts and replaces the 47-watt halogen bulbs the retailer currently uses. The EnduraLED has also been approved for the retailer’s long term retrofit plans, which are part of Macy’s comprehensive program of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Macy’s is the first department store to implement the use of LED accent lighting on a wide scale. The new EnduraLED PAR38 SP15 lamp gives Macy’s a sustainable, effective lighting solution that provides both aesthetics and significant energy savings.
The new lamp also gives Macy’s a custom beam angle that gives the retailer more control in accenting merchandise, as well as an optimal color temperature that brings out tones and characteristics of goods, giving consumers a truer sense of a product’s quality and attributes.
Top 10 “Unmissable” Stores
New York City — Forever 21’s massive Times Square flagship, a shop that sells ice cream made to order and frozen with liquid nitrogen, and a new beauty-and-wellness concept in Hong Kong are on a list of the hottest new stores around the globe.
The list comes from the folks behind the cutting-edge, London-based retail consultancy echochamber.com:
- Forever 21, Times Square, New York City
- H&M flagship, Paris
- Selfridges, shoe galleries, London
- Kurt Geiger, London
- One New Change, London
- Chin Chin Laboratorists, London
- The Eye Hub, Melbourne
- Kmart, store of the future, Melbourne
- F&H by Fanci, Hong Kong
- Eataly, New York City
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Stater Bros. honored for recycling efforts
San Bernardino, Calif. — Stater Bros. has been recognized as a 2010 WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) Winner by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Among the supermarket operator’s accomplishments: a “green waste” composting program that turns organic waste from its 167 locations into compost that is sold to area farmers
In total, Stater Bros. eliminated 141,489,966 lbs. of waste from landfills in 2009. The new composting program, removed over 27 million lbs. of waste from landfills in its eight months of operation in 2009. Other notable green programs include recycling cardboard (over 74 million lbs. in 2009), recycling sustainable rendering products (over 8.5 million lbs. in 2009), donating food to local food banks (over 3.8 million lbs. in 2009), and recycling plastic bags (over 2.8 million lbs. in 2009).
In addition, Stater’s weekly ad is printed on recycled paper, and the grocer participates in California’s Voluntary Demand Response Program to reduce energy consumption at store level when demand is high.
The CalRecycle Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) has been recognizing the environmentally friendly business strategies of California businesses since 1993.