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March 15, 2013

Slip-and-fall accidents in public places, including retail stores, are the leading cause of premise liability injuries and rank among facilities managers' top management issues. And with the elderly particularly vulnerable to falls, the size and scope of the problem is likely to grow in the near future given the aging of the baby boomers.

March 7, 2011

As polished concrete flooring continues to gain traction among retailers, treatment, topping and technology options are increasing as well. Chain Store Age spoke with Stephen Klugherz, president of San Diego-based Diamatic USA and Diamatic Management Services, subsidiaries of the Blastrac Global Group of Cos., on how new products and technologies are helping to solidify polished concrete’s place as a preferred flooring solution.

February 10, 2011

Proper and consistent floor maintenance is a critical component in retail facilities management. Effective maintenance maximizes a retailer’s investment by extending the life of the flooring surface and providing optimum performance. It also contributes directly to employee and shopper safety and to a store’s overall image. Chain Store Age talked with Russ VanderZwaag of Minneapolis-based Tennant Co. about trends in floor maintenance and tips for keeping floors looking their best. 


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January 27, 2011

It’s a shopper’s market.

By Dave Mesko, meskod@cintas.com
It’s a shopper’s market. Today, consumers have an array of options when it comes to shopping and no longer have to remain loyal to one store. In order to grow and sustain loyal customers, it’s important that retailers provide a safe environment for shoppers.

December 1, 2010

It’s a shopper’s market. Today, consumers have an array of options when it comes to shopping and no longer have to remain loyal to one store.

By Dave Mesko, meskod@cintas.com
It’s a shopper’s market. Today, consumers have an array of options when it comes to shopping and no longer have to remain loyal to one store. In order to grow and sustain loyal customers, it’s important that retailers provide a safe environment for shoppers.

August 31, 2010

The safety of customers and employees is always a top concern of retail facilities...

May 31, 2010

Entry matting plays a critical role in the retail arena, from improved store appearance...

June 30, 2008

Reducing the likelihood of slip-and-fall accidents is a priority of facility managers across the...

January 31, 2008

For facility managers of shopping centers, stores and restaurants, it’s the problem that won’t...

October 14, 2007

Edison, N.J.-based FloorFolio...

September 30, 2007

Increasingly, retail-facility managers are looking to go green with regard to store maintenance. A big...

June 30, 2007

Carpet maintenance often gets short-changed in the retail environment. Apart from some quick fly-by vacuuming,...