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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.

Tractor Supply Company has completed its biggest environmental stewardship project to date.

An update on the top rebate trends for 2018 from BriteSwitch.

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

Philips Lighting is changing its name.

Two major shopping centers are saving money and providing an enhanced experience for shoppers since the centers upgraded their outdoor parking lot fixtures to LED technology.

The Design Lights Consortium implemented a new version of its LED specifications (DLC 4.2) last year.

Networked lighting control systems have a high potential for energy savings.

Chain stores are notorious for their large consumption of energy, in fact, energy is the fourth largest in-store operating cost for U.S. retailers.

Brand Point Services has merged with Legacy Retail Services.

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.

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

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