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

How Air Quality Technologies Can Help Keep Shoppers Safer

The concept of a healthy building isn’t new but has become increasingly relevant topic as retailers look to create healthier, safer and more differentiated shopping experiences.

What Retailers Need to Know About COVID-19 and HVAC

Under the pandemic’s ongoing public health and economic impact, retailers are being challenged to do everything possible to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission in their indoor shopping areas and work environments.

Walmart manages temperature, operating functions and energy use in stores using a network of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Ahold Delhaize is piloting an automated solution for disinfecting air and surfaces in two of its U.S. supply chain facilities.

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new guidance to address the control of airborne infectious aerosol exposure.

A regional home furnishings retailer is leveraging an intelligent camera platform to monitor and analyze in-store compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The pandemic forced retailers to rethink how to sanitize shared spaces.

In response to surging COVID-19 infection rates, Apple is reportedly temporarily shuttering all of its 53 stores in California, as well as more than 50 other locations in the U.S. and globally.

Rite Aid is opening 99 new drive-through COVID-19 testing locations on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

7-Eleven is the latest major U.S. company to make a commitment to 100% renewable power for its operations.

As all owners of shopping centers endeavor to present customers best practices for hygiene and sanitation, three leaders in retail real estate have won top grades for advancing global climate change.

A retailer is using new technology to help combat the spread of COVID-19. 

Several features that have taken hold in malls and shopping centers during the pandemic will continue to maintain their presences long after COVID-19 departs, according to three leading retail real estate managers. 

Retailers across the country are looking for ways to improve their HVAC systems and internal air quality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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