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June 2, 2014

Automated assortment targeting is one of the most important technology-aided merchandising strategies to develop in the past 10 years.

Automated assortment targeting is one of the most important technology-aided merchandising strategies to develop in the past 10 years. Retailers can use advanced algorithmic and behavioral tracking solutions to instantly determine what items a customer is most likely to buy and present them in a way that maximizes conversion potential. Omnichannel devices like smartphones, tablets and kiosks allow retailers to effectively deliver personalized assortments within the confines of a physical store, as well as online.

April 2, 2014

Cardtronics, the world’s largest retail ATM owner, has extended its ATM services agreement with Walgreens.

Houston -- Cardtronics, the world’s largest retail ATM owner, has extended its ATM services agreement with Walgreens. Cardtronics is a preferred provider of ATM services for Walgreens. Since the relationship began in 2004, Cardtronics has grown its ATM presence in Walgreens locations significantly — from fewer than 400 initially to roughly 3,250 today.

January 7, 2014

By Sam Khalilieh

For a long time, commissioning was predominately associated with the process of testing and balancing (T&B) heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems based on specific standards prior to turning the building over to the owner. But commissioning has come a long way, and today it is a more formal and meticulous quality-assurance process of articulating and verifying that all of the building’s systems perform as they were intended.

January 30, 2013

Automation and mass production will continue to make life easier in the years ahead, but consumers and companies will react by valuing – and promoting – human services and artisan goods.

Chicago -- Automation and mass production will continue to make life easier in the years ahead, but consumers and companies will react by valuing – and promoting – human services and artisan goods. That’s one of the key trends research firm Mintel predicts will be impacting consumer behavior in the next five to 10 years.

As part of its lunch of Mintel Futures, a new program designed to forecast long-term industry trends, Mintel identified six key trends affecting the global consumer market in the near future:

December 8, 2011

ATM owner Cardtronics said it has forged a long-term agreement in Puerto Rico with National Lumber & Hardware to install ATMs at 38 locations for the home improvement and interior design retailer.

Houston -- ATM owner Cardtronics said Thursday it has forged a long-term agreement in Puerto Rico with National Lumber & Hardware to install ATMs at 38 locations for the home improvement and interior design retailer.

National Lumber & Hardware is a division of Pitusa, the island’s largest Puerto Rico-based retailer.

November 2, 2011

ATM owner Cardtronics said Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Access to Money, an operator of merchant-owned ATMs and provider of cash machines to two major multi-unit retailers.

Houston -- ATM owner Cardtronics said Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Access to Money, an operator of merchant-owned ATMs and provider of cash machines to two major multi-unit retailers.

“We anticipate an efficient and seamless integration of Access to Money's operations," said Steve Rathgaber, CEO, Cardtronics.

November 2, 2011

ATM owner Cardtronics said Wednesday it has signed an agreement to provide ATM services to grocer Harris Teeter.

Houston -- ATM owner Cardtronics said Wednesday it has signed an agreement to provide ATM services to grocer Harris Teeter.

As part of the agreement, Cardtronics has initially installed 100 ATMs for Harris Teeter in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Additionally, the agreement provides Cardtronics the exclusive right to install ATMs in new Harris Teeter stores, as well as to transition all existing non-bank branch cash machines at Harris Teeter stores to Cardtronics' ATMs, over time.
 

October 24, 2011

The rapid growth of multichannel sales has put new pressure on retailers to find a way to fulfill orders fast and inexpensively. Among the more innovative strategies is Kiva Systems’ mobile-robotic fulfillment system. Kiva’s Mitch Rosenberg, VP marketing and product management, discusses the company’s solution, which is designed to enable extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping — all without conveyor.

September 28, 2011

Innovation in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning will be driven by cost savings from more efficient energy use and pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent from Pike Research.

New York City -- Innovation in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning will be driven by cost savings from more efficient energy use and pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent from Pike Research.

September 20, 2011

Retail ATM owner Cardtronics said Tuesday that it has forged an ATM managed services agreement with Lakewood, Colo.-based FirstBank, covering the segment of its ATM network located in King Soopers grocery stores.

Houston -- Retail ATM owner Cardtronics said Tuesday that it has forged an ATM managed services agreement with Lakewood, Colo.-based FirstBank, covering the segment of its ATM network located in King Soopers grocery stores.

As part of the agreement, Cardtronics has implemented all hardware upgrades necessary to bring the King Soopers portion of the $11 billion-asset bank’s ATM network into compliance with revised “Americans with Disabilities Act regulations set to take effect in 2012.

July 16, 2010

Retailers in the Eastern part of the United States can expect above-normal temperatures to continue to drive sales of seasonal goods, according to Planalytics, which provides business weather intelligence.

The company advises retailers to position inventory levels appropriately, with strong demand expected for air conditioners, fans and other cooling products, bottled water, sports drinks, suncare, and other essential items for protecting people and animals.  Seasonal products such as tees, sandals, swimwear, shorts, and water toys will also be in high demand in the East.

July 15, 2010

Retailers in the Eastern part of the United States can expect above-normal temperatures to continue...

January 19, 2010

Water efficiency, use of green building materials and HVAC systems play a role in sustainability...

September 30, 2009

Overseeing the engineering, energy management, sustainability, environmental/regulatory compliance and system-wide maintenance for The Neiman...

December 14, 2008

It’s not uncommon for full-service and quick-service restaurants to keep a store of thousands...

December 14, 2008

It’s not uncommon for full-service and quick-service restaurants to keep a store of thousands of...

June 15, 2008

Dallas-based Crysalis is a comprehensive solution for efficiently managing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)...

January 15, 2008

Dallas L Connection Network With Comfort Sensor...

November 30, 2007

There have been some 150 to 200 PIN-Pad tampering incidents in the last two years,...