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Sears Canada taps CloudApps to track energy and waste data

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Sears Canada will deploy CloudApps’ sustainability performance management software across the chain’s 122 department stores, 48 home stores and 11 outlet locations. CloudApps said it will capture carbon, energy and waste data from the sites, encouraging site managers to be responsible for reducing usage.

Previously, Sears had a clear but time-intensive reporting process, using complex spreadsheets to report on energy use and waste management, according to CloudApps. However, the chain wanted to provide more people in the company with quicker and more flexible access to the data, allowing employees to rapidly analyze areas for improvement.

In addition to its reporting and analytics, Sears said CloudApps was chosen for its ability to measure store and employee performance towards sustainability goals. This level of accountability enables site managers to track overall and specific progress to see how their site is operating in real-time.

James Gray-Donald, Sears’ sustainability leader, said CloudApps will give responsibility to operations managers to limit their site’s environmental footprint.

“We spent two years looking for the right solution to bring our environmental data to life,” Gray-Donald said. “With the depth and breadth of analytics provided by CloudApps, site managers will have total visibility of what is being used; it is expected that performance incentives will be offered if they meet certain targets.”

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Play N Trade opens at Moorestown Mall

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Moorestown, N.J. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said that video game retailer Play N Trade has opened a 1,712-sq.-ft. store at Moorestown Mall, located in Moorestown, N.J.

Moorestown Mall is a 1 million-sq.-ft. enclosed regional shopping mall anchored by Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears and Boscov’s.

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Ten Thousand Villages opening at Towne Centre

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Fredericksburg, Va. — Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. said that Ten Thousand Villages will open a new trade fair location at The Village at Towne Centre, near Fredericksburg, Va.

The 2,700-sq.-ft. store is located between Books-A-Million and Aveda Tulips SalonSpa, and is slated to open in September.

The Village at Towne Centre is the outdoor shopping district of Spotsylvania Towne Centre, a 1.7 million-sq.-ft. complex offering more than 120 department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues.

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