Physical retail took center stage at Chain Store Age's X/SPECS 2017 executive conference, which put a spotlight on the evolution of brick-and-mortar stores from a design, build and facilities perspective.
The days of traditional brick-and-mortar are in serious transition. As the Internet commoditizes many store-bought products, new ways of thinking are required. Current technology represents retailers' best chance to jump the board. Technology always favors the early adopters.
7-Eleven is being honored for its commitment to reducing energy.
The Alliance to Save Energy has awarded 7-Eleven with the Alliance to Save Energy "Built Environment" award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in its stores.
Nest, a leading consultative advisor and technology provider specializing in multi-facility maintenance and construction services, announced the promotion of James Porreca to director of estimating and construction.
News and analysis on facilities management issues, including maintenance and upkeep of retail stores.