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Pros and Cons of LED Lighting

LED lighting is popular upgrade for retailers who want to give their stores a fresh look while saving on energy costs. But LEDs aren’t for everyone – they require a larger up-front investment than other [...]

Energy Savings: The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Big energy-saving upgrades are exciting – and expensive. New HVAC systems, solar panels and LED lighting can definitely help reduce your long-term energy use and your organization’s carbon footprint. But you don’t need a major [...]

Hazardous Waste – Retailers Targeted

Those AA batteries hanging on the display near the cash register don’t look like an environmental hazard. But once those batteries become unsalable – perhaps because they were returned or the packaging is broken – [...]

Best Practices for Preparing for a Remodel

A recent study found that renovating a retail store boosts sales to new customers by 44 percent and increases sales to existing customers by 7 to 10 percent. A store remodel can also help retailers [...]

Retail Sales Seen Increasing Roughly 3 to 4 percent this Holiday

With a lower unemployment rate, moderate wage gains and cheap fuel and food prices, the pieces are falling into place for a more robust holiday shopping season.  Yet while the outlook is slightly more upbeat [...]