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News and analysis on retail store lighting, flooring and signage.

Shopkick: Consumers ready to return to stores — with caveats

A new survey reveals anxieties and expectations consumers have about shopping in stores as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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COVID-19 constraints limit Best Buy’s ESL plans

Best Buy is cutting back the scope of an electronic shelf label (ESL) rollout as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Previously announced as postponed, Lightfair 2020, scheduled to take place May 3 -7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is now cancelled.

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Microsoft retail stores are gaining the ability to deploy new signage within hours.

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Ever since the dawn of the big-box store, smaller local businesses have struggled to compete.

The iconic store that is home to the popular "Say Yes To The Dress" reality TV show has deployed new lighting that puts its bridal fashions in the best — and most accurate — light.

In the last few years, the brick-and-mortar retail landscape has changed drastically.

In the wake of two deadly shootings at its stores, Walmart is taking displays of violent video games out of its stores.

Scientific research demonstrates that up to a 40% increase in retail sales can be achieved with well-designed natural interior daylight in the right retail environment.

Walmart is expanding its use of autonomous, self-driving floor scrubbers as part of its wider efforts to use technology to automate a variety of low-level, repetitive tasks across stores.

Brand Point Services has merged with Legacy Retail Services.

A lighting upgrade has paid off big time for Target Corp., helping it cut costs while also aiding the planet.

Cree has signed an agreement to sell its lighting products business unit (Cree Lighting).

In an industry where slip-and-fall claims are viewed as an inevitable cost of business, Redner’s Markets is an outlier.

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