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Timberland’s new San Francisco store is retailer’s greenest to date

BY CSA STAFF

Stratham, N.H. — The Timberland Co. on Friday will open a new store in San Francisco, in San Francisco Centre. Designed to reflect the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, the 2,300 sq. ft. space is one of the brand’s most eco-conscious stores to-date. In a first for Timberland, the sales floor is lit entirely with reduced-wattage LED lighting.

Other green build-out features include the use of reclaimed wood and industrial machinery (used for table bases); "Ecotech" recycled stoneware floor tiles; FSC certified woods. Energy Star-eligible equipment and appliances; low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints; and water-conserving plumbing fixtures. The space also features a unique, San Francisco-themed mural celebrating "green spaces" throughout the Bay Area (in the shape of the Golden Gate Bridge).

Additional Timberland stores are scheduled to open in New York City (Herald Square) and other key markets this year — all part of a major retail expansion effort for 2011.

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Hudson’s Bay to test Home Outfitters concept in United States

BY CSA STAFF

New York City — Hudson’s Bay Co. will test its HBC’s Home Outfitters concept in the United States, opening two stores in New Jersey in late summer, The Globe and Mail reported.

If successful, the company will further expand the home-goods concept, which will be called Lord & Taylor Home in the United States. (Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor are owned by Purchase, N.Y.-based NRDC Equity Partners.)

The two test stores will carry pricier brands as well as less costly private labels. If they take off within about five months, the company will expand them in the northeast United States and eventually across the United States, the report said.

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Levin Management names exec

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North Plainfield, N.J. — Levin Management Corp. announced it has promoted Harold Harris from VP to senior VP, effective immediately.

Harris joined Levin as controller in 1985 and was named CFO in 1990. Responsible for all aspects of finance and lease administration for the company’s management portfolio, Harris also oversees real estate tax and financing reviews, human resources, and risk management.

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