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Swann’s Furniture & Design Store, Tyler, Texas

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When Swann’s opened its 51,000-sq.-ft. freestanding flagship store in Tyler, Texas, it unveiled a new design that takes the 117-year-old furniture retailer and home design consultant to an even higher-end level.

Stamford, Conn.-based Martin Roberts Design completed the $4.4-million Swann’s store, with the objective of elevating both the retailer and its surroundings.

“We focused on increasing the store’s visibility in the community and ensuring the consistency of the shopping experience between the retailer’s new Web site and physical store,” said MRD president Martin Roberts.

Swann’s immediate need was to address the changed character of the neighborhood where the original store and warehouse were located. Over the decades, the area had transitioned to industrial use. It did not reflect the high-end attributes of Swann’s brand nor did it provide a high volume of prospective customer traffic on neighboring streets, which both negatively impacted the business.

The new, freestanding store is located in a high-traffic area of an affluent Tyler neighborhood. The expansive, elegant façade and signage increase the visibility and attract clients from as far as 100 miles away. The old store was converted into a self-storage facility.

In addition to the retail architecture consultant and interior designer Martin Roberts Design, the project team included general contractor Abby Developments and structural engineer Mike Marler, P.E./Engineering & Safety Consultants.


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K.Jones says:
May-17-2013 02:10 am

You won't regret for converting it into a self storage facility. Business storage is on demand these days because of lots of home owners likes to de-clutter their houses. It’s a good money if you can manage it correctly. If it's your first time in the storage business and you don't have any idea about it, I would recommend you to visit the self storage in edmonton.

K.Jones says:
May-17-2013 02:10 am

You won't regret for converting it into a self storage facility. Business storage is on demand these days because of lots of home owners likes to de-clutter their houses. It’s a good money if you can manage it correctly. If it's your first time in the storage business and you don't have any idea about it, I would recommend you to visit the self storage in edmonton.

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Family Dollar improves visibility with real estate solution

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MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar is utilizing TAS Unity, a browser-based enterprise market knowledge system designed to aid retail real estate management from Trade Area Systems.

Since deployment in September 2012, Family Dollar has used TAS Unity across desktop, online and mobile platforms to improve visibility and collaboration for real estate decision-making. The solution specifically assists the chain in areas such as site evaluation, mapping and demographics, data viewing and editing, and capturing notes and photos for attachment to specific stores on the map retrieval system.

Family Dollar may extend use of TAS Unity to other areas of the company including marketing, pricing and store operations.

"We are currently in the process of creating a way to increase the knowledge of our preferred developers and brokers utilizing TAS,” said Brian Strickland, divisional VP of portfolio management at Family Dollar. “This was one of those developments we didn’t see coming; the users are finding tremendous value from the system and they want our real estate partners to have access to the same information.”

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P&G makes steady progress in Q3

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CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble third-quarter sales for 2013 rose 2% as net earnings per share rose 7%.

“We delivered another quarter of steady progress,” stated chairman, president and CEO, Bob McDonald. “Top-line growth was in line with our expectations. Market shares improved broadly. Strong cost savings enabled us to exceed our outlook on the bottom line. We increased our dividend earlier this month, and we are now projecting to repurchase $6 billion in stock, which is at the high end of our estimated range. We expect further top-line improvement in the fourth quarter, driven by innovation and portfolio expansion, enabled by continued productivity improvement.”

Net sales increased 2% to $20.6 billion in the January-to-March quarter, including unfavorable foreign exchange of 1%. Organic sales grew 3%.

Diluted net earnings per share were 88 cents, an increase of 7% versus the prior year period. Excluding noncore charges of 11 cents per share in the current year, core earnings per share were 99 cents, an increase of 5% versus the prior year period.

Net sales decreased 2% in hair care and skin care in a period of heavy competitive product and promotional activity. Meanwhile, blades and razors net sales increased versus the prior year driven primarily by innovation in the United States and pricing and product mix improvement in developing regions, P&G stated. Oral Care net sales also grew in developed and developing markets due to innovation and portfolio expansion.

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