Store Planning / Construction / Facilities

06/21/2011 - 4:21pm

Discount grocer Aldi has made its U.S. mall debut, opening in Westfield Chicago Ridge, an 800,000-sq.-ft. enclosed shopping center in Chicago Ridge, Ill.

06/21/2011 - 4:20pm

In its fifth annual sustainability report, released Tuesday, The Kroger Co. said it continues to meet its benchmarks, including reducing in-store energy consumption by 30%.

06/20/2011 - 10:36am

Modell’s Sporting Goods has opened a 7,500-sq.-ft. store located in the DC USA retail complex Washington, D.C.

06/20/2011 - 10:31am

Even in today’s digital world, a store’s physical appearance matters -- and it does so significantly, according to market research firm Morpace’s latest Omnibus survey.

06/17/2011 - 1:17pm

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with executives from six grocery chains, including Walgreen Co.

06/16/2011 - 3:17pm

Eighty percent of building owners expect double-digit energy-price increases during the next year, causing owners to set an average energy reduction target of 12%, according to Johnson Controls’ fifth annual global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

06/15/2011 - 4:35pm

Wal-Mart Stores is ramping up the opening of its mid-sized Neighborhood Market format, which is being renamed Walmart Market, said Bill Simon, president and CEO, Walmart U.S., on Wednesday at the William Blair & Co. Growth Stock Conference in Chicago.

06/14/2011 - 4:47pm

EnerNOC said Tuesday that Ahold USA will deploy EnerNoc’s EfficiencySmart Insight in the majority of its Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Maryland, and Giant/Martin’s grocery stores.

06/14/2011 - 4:40pm

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Paladino and Co., announced Tuesday a collaborative discussion among retailers and commercial shopping center developers to bridge the current landlord and tenant divide that exists around creating sustainable, energy-efficient retail stores in the United States.

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