STORE SPACES

Menemsha Solutions completes design-build for JustFab

BY Staff Writer

Los Angeles – Menemsha Solutions, a provider of retail development services, completed the design-build for online retailer JustFab.

JustFab’s first brick-and-mortar flagship is a 3,000-sq.-ft. space at Glendale Galleria, in Glendale, Calif. Menemsha Solutions’ design team created a retail space cohesive with the brand’s online shopping experience. Custom lighting, video screens and niche displays were designed and applied to creatively showcase the product.

To elevate the in-store experience, the team achieved a modern fashion-oriented design using bright white and clean lines. Custom upholstery brings a twist to the clean design.

The unique ceiling elements act as a focal point — designed and fabricated specifically for JustFab to create excitement in the customer experience.

See photos here.

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Canadian court gives OK to Shoppers Drug Mart acquisition

BY Staff Writer

New York — The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved Loblaw Cos.’ acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart.

Completion of the arrangement remains conditional on compliance with the Competition Act and certain other closing conditions customary in transactions of this nature. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of first quarter 2014.

As previously reported, Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart announced on July 15 the definitive agreement under which Loblaw will acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for C$12.4 billion in cash and stock.

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Target sets sustainability benchmark in Canada

BY CSA STAFF

Sales at Target stores in Canada have been a little uneven since the company entered the market earlier this year, but at least the company can point to an unrivaled environmental accomplishment.

All Target stores in Canada are now LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified, a first for a major retailer in Canada. By year end, Target expects to have 124 stores open in Canada and all are expected to have the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification. The retailer is taking advantage of the USGBC’s Volume Program which streamlines the certification process for buildings in both Canada and the U.S.

"Environmental sustainability at Target is fundamental to our business, and we have been working hard in Canada over the past few years to open our most sustainable collection of stores to date," said Derek Jenkins, SVP of external relations for Target Canada. "We are confident that all 124 store locations opening this year will be awarded LEED certification, making Target a leader among Canadian mass retailers when it comes to having sustainable store buildings."

In order to obtain certification, remaining Target stores will undergo various rounds of audits throughout 2013, which must meet stringent criteria across five LEED categories including: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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