Target’s 124 stores in Canada all receive LEED certification
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target announced that all 124 store locations it has opened across Canada in 2013 have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
"This past year marked a major milestone for Target as we delivered on the unprecedented goal of opening 124 stores across ten provinces," said Mark Schindele, president, Target Canada. "LEED certification of these 124 stores reinforces Target’s commitment to the environment, making Target a leader among Canadian retailers when it comes to sustainable buildings."
Target stores were awarded LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the certification process for buildings in both Canada and the U.S In order to obtain certification. Target stores had to undergo various rounds of audits throughout 2013, and meet stringent criteria across five LEED categories, including: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
"LEED is a rigorous leadership standard, and obtaining even a single certification is a significant achievement," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "For Target, securing certification for 124 stores is truly extraordinary – we congratulate and commend them for their demonstrated commitment to creating healthier buildings and communities throughout Canada."
Target will pursue LEED certification for the nine additional stores opening throughout 2014, including the three stores that opened in March in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. The remaining six Target locations will open in Ontario, with single store additions planned for Quebec and Manitoba.
DSW enhances omnichannel fulfillment with eBay Enterprise in-store pickup
King of Prussia, Pa. — eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, announced that Designer Shoe Warehouse will expand its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities with eBay Enterprise In-Store Pickup. The company is also poised to launch ship-to-store as part of its progressive omnichannel strategy.
Augmenting the company’s success with eBay Enterprise Ship-from Store, and Dropship Manager, DSW is now positioned to deliver a full portfolio of customer-centric fulfillment options that will help to fulfill their ultimate goal of delivering any shoe, anywhere, any time, according to eBay Enterprise.
DSW selected eBay Enterprise as its omnichannel fulfillment partner more than a year ago.
“Our experience with eBay Enterprise Ship-from Store and Dropship solutions, as well as its implementation and support resources, has been extremely positive. Based on the success of those programs, we are confident our In-Store Pickup and Ship-to Store initiatives will be equally successful,” said Roger Rawlins, executive VP, omnichannel, DSW.
The deployments of eBay Enterprise In-Store Pickup and Ship-to Store will provide DSW customers with convenient options to purchase items online and pickup orders at the location of their choice, while also avoiding shipping charges. Both solutions also offer potential for incremental sales opportunities while the customer is already in the store.
“At DSW, we are focused on providing the best shopping experience possible,” Rawlins said. Our goal is to provide our customers with a seamless experience, whether they are shopping in stores or online. With our implementation of eBay Enterprise Ship-from Store, DSW offers the online customer access to its extensive assortment regardless of where one shops by providing visibility into inventory held by DSW stores and DSW.com.”
Restoration Hardware unveils RH New York, The Gallery
Restoration Hardware’s RH New York, The Gallery in New York’s Flatiron District is open for business. The 19th-century building is located at 935 Broadway.
With three floors and 30,000 gross sq. ft., the newly expanded gallery is three times its previous size, featuring a dramatic antique mirror-lined grand staircase with custom-designed iron handrails inspired by the late Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa.
The new gallery features an expansive offering of the brand’s recently unveiled 2014 furniture collections, including pieces from the brand’s RH Small Spaces Source Book. Additionally, and coinciding with the launch of the RH Rugs Source Book, the gallery includes a Ben Soleimani Rug Showroom that displays the fourth generation designer’s exclusive hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs for RH. Also featured is his recently debuted Vintage collection from the 1940s and 1950s curated during his global travels.
The third floor has urban, garden-inspired settings showcasing collections from the RH Outdoor Source Book in all-weather wicker, weathered teak and high-performance Perennials fabrics.
Throughout the three floors is an expanded offering of the brand’s RH Objects of Curiosity and RH Tableware collections, objects, accessories and tableware that have been curated by artisans from around the world.
The gallery offers personalized interior design services, and will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.