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Webinar: Charlotte Russe uses mobile analytics to drive profitability

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Debra Jensen, CIO of Charlotte Russe, will share how this 500-store fashion retailer leverages real-time POS data to make decisions that drive profitable growth in a Chain Store Age Webinar on June 6, at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

Hear how SAP HANA-based analytics is providing Charlotte Russe with up-to-the-moment, early indicators of sales velocity, margin and inventory position as well as other key metrics. To register, click here.

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Jun-05-2013 07:12 pm

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Schimenti breaks ground on center to house all Bed Bath & Beyond brands

BY Marianne Wilson

Ridgefield, Conn. — Schimenti Construction Company breaks ground on a $15 million retail shopping development in the Deptford Town Center shopping center in Deptford, N.J. The one-story 100,000-sq-ft. building will be the first to include every Bed Bath & Beyond brand under one roof: Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, buybuy Baby and Harmon Face Values.

“We are pleased to be selected by Bed Bath & Beyond on this exciting retail space,” said Schimenti senior project manager Gregg Chappell. “Over the last ten years, Schimenti has successfully completed more than 40 projects for Bed Bath & Beyond, including their corporate headquarters and several flagship or other high profile projects. We look forward to adding this project to our list of successful collaborations.”

Construction began in June and is slated for completion in December 2013. The project architect is Michael Crislip of Herschman Architects, Cleveland.

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Food Industry Alliance joins others in USDA Food Waste Challenge

BY CSA STAFF

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the Food Waste Challenge to encourage people to reduce, recover and recycle food waste.

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance, made up of leading food retail, food manufacturing and foodservice companies, issued the following statement:

“The Food Waste Reduction Alliance is pleased to join the USDA’s Food Waste Challenge as a founding partner. This is a natural extension of FWRA’s mission, which is to reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill by addressing the root causes of waste within our operations, and securing pathways to donate safe, nutritious food or recycle unavoidable food waste.

“Recognizing our collective opportunity to lead on the issue of food waste reduction, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Food Marketing Institute and the National Restaurant Association announced a cross-industry initiative to address the issue in 2011, now called the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. Today, the FWRA includes more than 30 manufacturing, retailing and foodservice companies, along with expert partners from the anti-hunger community and waste management sector.

“By participating in the USDA Food Waste Challenge, the FWRA can better communicate the industry’s efforts to outside constituencies and work to engage and collaborate throughout the value chain and with other stakeholders. As an added commitment, FWRA will look to provide new platforms to educate and engage the food retail, food manufacturing and restaurant industries on food waste opportunities, challenges and best practices. One example of how the FWRA will achieve this end is by producing a best practices guide and toolkit this fall, which will help individual companies accelerate efforts to reduce food waste. The toolkit will contain examples of efforts already underway, guidelines and checklists.

“Importantly, the FWRA will also research, identify and report on key barriers that inhibit or complicate the industry’s progress in achieving its primary goals — to reduce, recover and recycle food waste — and recommend strategies to overcome these obstacles.

“We look forward to working with the USDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on behalf of the companies and industries we represent, respectfully acknowledge the important work of these agencies and all of the public-private partnerships focused on the common goal of reducing food waste.”

Joining the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, the Food Marketing Institute, the National Restaurant Association and the Grocery Manufacturers Association are Unilever, General Mills, Feeding America, Rock and Wrap It Up! and Rio Farms.

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