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Target goes solar in Hawaii

BY CSA STAFF

Irvine, Calif. DRI Energy, provider of turnkey solar-installation services to commercial building owners and residential homebuilders, announced the completion of solar installations on Target’s first two stores in Hawaii. Both the Honolulu West and Kapolei stores were outfitted with 143kW DC systems, fully integrated with their single-ply roof systems.

A third installation at the Target store on the Big Island is scheduled to be complete in early April.

DRI Energy is also a wholly owned subsidiary of DRI Cos., which has been a preferred roofing contractor for Target stores for the last 15 years. DRI installed the roofing systems at the Hawaiian Target locations.

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Supervalu unveils program to ease meal planning

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MINNEAPOLIS Supervalu has launched “Simply Good Meals” — new easy-to-recognize, branded destinations within its family of stores where consumers can go to find complete easy-to-make meal solutions in one spot.

The program is designed to help consumers create a balanced meal for the family by bringing all the components together in one area.

Most stores will initially feature up to four Simply Good Meals destinations, including two in the produce area, one in the meat section and one in the deli department. Some stores will also have additional meal and soup destinations in the deli area.

“Research shows that most people don’t know at 4 o’clock what they are having for dinner that night, and in many cases, these hurry-up meals result in less-than-balanced and more expensive food choices,” said Jim Smits, Supervalue group VP fresh foods merchandising. “We wanted to make it easier for our customers to answer that inevitable ‘what’s for dinner’ question by providing them with simple, convenient, affordable ideas for creating a real home-cooked meal.”

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Teen collection comes home at Walmart

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. In an effort to attract that all-important teen market, Walmart has launched a new home furnishings collection for teens. “Your Zone” is available in stores nationwide and on Walmart.com.

“Your Zone provides a platform for teens to create their own space and express their evolving personality, for less,” said Linda Hefner, EVP home at Walmart. “The Your Zone collection further strengthens our branded product offering. Teens love the fun products, and moms love the unbeatable prices.”

The collection features interchangeable bedding and furniture to enable teens to personalize their rooms. Bedding is available in bright, fun patterns and reversible solids, and includes comforter sets priced from $28 to $40, sheet sets from $12 to $24, and window treatments for less than $15. Furniture and lounge seating will arrive in stores in late spring to round out the collection.

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