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News and analysis on facilities management issues, including maintenance and upkeep of retail stores.

Target rolling out more store safety measures ahead of holiday rush

Target Corp. is going all out to make holiday shopping easier and safer at its stores, including the expansion of contactless checkout and pickup options and a new feature that lets customers know if there is a line outside a store.

Sam’s Club keeps the floors clean – with help from robots

A leading warehouse club retailer is expanding its investment in robotic floor scrubbing technology.

Lidl US is upgrading its ventilation system to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Walmart is revamping Black Friday for the age of COVID-19.

The Home Depot has signed its largest renewables procurement agreement to date, with the energy purchased enough to power more than 150 of the chain’s stores.

Consumers are paying close attention to the indoor air quality of public spaces amid the pandemic.

Tennant T380AMR robotic scrubber

A Midwestern grocery chain is lifting the arduous task of in-store cleaning from associates.

Redner’s Markets is protecting one of the highest touch areas in grocery stores amid enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols.  

Retailers are taking numerous steps to ensure the safety and comfort of employees and customers.

Each year, frozen fire sprinkler pipes and fire safety equipment are rendered ineffective due to snow and freezing temps, thereby causing a potentially serious threat to the safety of employees and customers alike. 

Restroom cleanliness is more important than for stores and restaurants.

Aldi U.S. has been honored for its environmental commitment.

Phil Duffy

Keeping stores clean is just one task retailers can automate with robotic technology.

MainPlace Mall

MainPlace Mall will handle social distancing by dispatching loyal customers to the stores they like for the discounts they want.

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