Shaw’s reopens Maine location
W. Bridgewater, Mass. Shaw’s Supermarket said it reopened its Sanford, Maine-based grocery store on Friday.
The store, an anchor in the city’s Center for Shopping, is a 64,000-sq.-ft. space that features traditional grocery categories, as well as such specialty shops as its Wild Harvest department that features natural and organic merchandise, a fresh salad bar and a Bargain Bin that offers discounted merchandise.
The store also expanded its fleet of self-checkout point-of-sale units.
“We strive to tailor our stores to fit the community,” said Shaw’s president Larry Wahlstrom. “This remodel brings greater selection and variety to Sanford and surrounding towns.”
Vacated Goody’s locations snagged by Famous Labels
Las Vegas Discount retailer Famous Labels said late Wednesday it has inked deals with developer Wolford Development to open stores in former Goody’s Family Clothing locations.
The retailer will open 30,000-sq.-ft. stores at Oak Park Town Center in Chattanooga and at Coosa Town Center in Gadsden, Ala. Both stores are slated to open over the summer.
Both power centers, Oak Park Town Center is anchored by Walmart, Marshalls, Old Navy, Office Depot and Petco; Coosa Town Center is anchored by Walmart, TJ Maxx, Old Navy and Petco.
Partnership provides integrated real estate management system
Atlanta Virtual Premise, provider of Web-based real estate information management solutions, has announced a partnership with WorkOasis, a provider of Web-based facility maintenance and service management solutions. The partnership will create an expanded real estate information management solution that delivers a fully Integrated Workplace Management System.
According to the companies, WorkOasis is designed to streamline and automate chain retailers’ real estate processes, including planning, scheduling and reconciling maintenance requests. The solution includes management of integrated work orders, service history, invoicing and payment processing.
“In today’s challenging economic times, companies need a technology solution that has a strong combination of rapid time-to-value and on-demand features,” said Andy Thomas, president and COO of Virtual Premise. “As a SaaS solution provider and long-term supplier in the facilities maintenance market, WorkOasis has a depth of experience that is challenging to replicate.”
The partnership transcends the traditional suite-based IWMS approach, added Thomas, by giving customers access to deep functionality, as well as the flexibility to integrate the technology they need, when they need it. “Our customers will experience improved operational efficiency as a result of a technology solution that is flexible, scalable and easy to use.”