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National Retail Federation Upgrades 2016 Economic Forecast

Retailers Expect Increase in Consumer Spending to Continue WASHINGTON – With increases in consumer spending expected to remain solid during the remainder of the year, the National Retail Federation today said retail sales for 2016 [...]

Hispanic Consumers Lead U.S. Market in Grocery Shopping Enjoyment and Engagement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow in size and influence,Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, and Univision Communications Inc. [...]

Top Reason Summer Vacationers will Stop at Your Store

This summer, vacation travelers are more likely to stop to use the bathroom than any other activity, including buying gas or food and drinks, according to results of a nationwide consumer survey conducted by the [...]

Younger Shoppers Want Stores

The "experience" generation has spoken & it's not what you would think. Online retail has long been forecasted as the ultimate decline of the traditional brick & mortar, but not so so fast. Even though [...]

Exterior Lighting Upgrades Deliver Efficiency, Savings

Lighting systems have long been a target for maintenance and engineering managers seeking to reduce the energy use in their institutional and commercial facilities. Lighting systems tend to be low-hanging fruit when it comes to [...]

New Law Provides Tax Breaks for Energy Management

Energy costs consume a major portion of every facilities budget. Recently a new law went into effect that could provide a tax break when energy management systems are installed in certain buildings. The Protecting Americans [...]

Job Openings

Powerhouse is always seeking team members who embrace our core values of great service, honesty, integrity and making a positive impact on others’ lives. Our company is dynamic and growing, and we regularly post job [...]

Is experiential shopping the future of retail?

The more you linger...the more you buy. Great piece on the Today Show about holiday shopping trends. According to the Boston Consulting Group, 72% of millennials would rather spend their money on experience vs. product. [...]

Developers Eye Mixed-Use in Gateway Cities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KltvnYSTr2E More developers are adding residential components and buying and building centers in gateway cities. *repost from the International Council of Shopping Centers

Big Data- Can you handle it?

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association recently released their 2016 Trends Report. Among the top forecasted trends was the "Internet of Things." To put it simply; how facilities maintenance crews are integrating technologies to gain [...]