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May 23, 2014

Polaroid Fotobar has opened a flagship at The Linq, a new, pedestrian-friendly shopping street in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

Polaroid Fotobar has opened a flagship at The Linq, a new, pedestrian-friendly shopping street in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The two-level, 8,500-sq.-ft. space — part retail, part museum — celebrates the storied history of Polaroid while also tapping into consumers’ love of digital photos.

October 28, 2013

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. has named board member Daniel W. Dienst, who most recently served as CEO of Sims Metal Management, as CEO.

New York -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. has named board member Daniel W. Dienst, who most recently served as CEO of Sims Metal Management, as CEO. The position has been vacant since December, when chief executive since Lisa Gersh left the media and merchandising company.

Dienst served as chairman and CEO of Metal Management Ltd. from 2003 to 2008, when it was sold to Sims. He then took the helm at the newly combined company.

October 3, 2013

Signage continues to gain importance in overall branding efforts, as retailers seek to differentiate themselves with signs tailored to local markets and to create department ambiance. And increasingly, there is a lot more participation by marketing and advertising departments in developing signage programs.

“It is not just the construction or store planning departments anymore,” said Tony Camilletti, executive VP, D/Fab, Madison Heights, Mich.

September 27, 2013

Whole Foods Market’s core values of local, natural and environmentally responsible commerce are showcased in its store in downtown Detroit.

Whole Foods Market’s core values of local, natural and environmentally responsible commerce are showcased in its store in downtown Detroit. The 21,506-sq.-ft. store, the retailer’s first location in the Motor City, features lower pricing and combines its signature organic and locally made/grown goods with a larger selection of private-label items and frozen and prepackaged foods.

March 26, 2013

Westlake Ace Hardware is showing off a new, fresh design at its location in Bolivar, Missouri.

Westlake Ace Hardware is showing off a new, fresh design at its location in Bolivar, Missouri. The 17,845-sq.-ft. store has an organic and modern feel, with a wood and metal façade and polished concrete floors. Garage-style doors (kept open, weather permitting) and skylights allow natural light into the space. The format works to encourage browsing and helps make Westlake a preferred destination for project needs. (Westlake was designed by JGA, Southfield, Mich.)

August 10, 2012

Vince Camuto's namesake store in Grand Central Station, New York City, reflects the footwear's designer's edgy and feminine style and modern sensibility with mirrored product displays and polished chrome metal accents. Other materials include white lacquer and a ceramic floor.

The design team created a  shelving system that  wraps the columns on the left side while connecting them on the right side.  The color palette takes on different shades of gray for a balance of modernism and sophistication.

June 5, 2012

Canadian specialty apparel retailer Reitmans broadens its appeal with a new store environment designed to appeal to a younger and more fashion-focused shopper while also engaging the existing customer base.

Canadian specialty apparel retailer Reitmans broadens its appeal with a new store environment designed to appeal to a younger and more fashion-focused shopper, while also engaging the existing customer base. Bright, crisp, clean and confident, the new design (by Dalziel and Pow, London) brings a fresh, modern feel to the brand.

June 20, 2011

Blain’s Farm & Fleet knows all too well the misconception about conventional construction versus construction with a metal building system. In fact, the chain’s director of engineering, Neal VanLoo, recently was challenged by an architect when building a new store.


“The architect was against using a metal building system because he thought the design would be a square, fixed-dimension tin box,” VanLoo said. “We had to sit down and review the plans with him in order for him to realize the benefits of a metal building system.”


May 26, 2011

We have all seen the sales people come through the office claiming to have the answer to our lighting energy and efficacy concerns. Virtually every “pitch” will deal with LEDs, and only a rare few will be touting the older fluorescent and the new, almost miniature metal halide lamps.

By Ron Harwood, ronh@illuminatingconcepts.com

We have all seen the sales people come through the office claiming to have the answer to our lighting energy and efficacy concerns. Virtually every “pitch” will deal with LEDs, and only a rare few will be touting the older fluorescent and the new, almost miniature metal halide lamps.

April 13, 2011

Over the next nine months, the GE Lighting Revolution Tour will showcase the future of lighting in 47 different U.S. and Canadian cities.

East Cleveland, Ohio -- The future of lighting -- with an emphasis on the powerful potential of LEDs, fluorescent, halogen and ceramic metal halide lighting systems -- is on the move. Lighting professionals and designers, distributors, architects, contractors, facility maintenance and utility executives, as well as government officials are invited to register at gelightingrevolutiontour.com for a sneak peek of the brightest lighting technologies on the horizon this year and beyond.

April 13, 2011

New concepts remain the lifeblood of retail. A child- and mom-friendly apparel specialty store, two Canadian imports, an iconic 102-year-old brand and a Polish cosmetics giant are among the latest companies looking to make their mark on the nation’s retail scene. The five up-and-comers are profiled here.


December 28, 2010

The new Cole Haan in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood combines the brand’s signature craftsmanship with a modern perspective that extends to the lighting.

The new Cole Haan in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood combines the brand’s signature craftsmanship with a modern perspective that extends to the lighting. The 1,720-sq.-ft. space is a showcase for the latest in solid-state lighting technology.


“It’s the first specialty store we’ve ever done that is entirely lit with LEDs,” said Lisette Ditters, director retail and hospitality segment, Philips Lighting North America. 


Among other advantages, the LEDs considerably reduce the shop’s lighting-related energy consumption.


January 21, 2010

idX Corp. announced that it is expanding its metal-fixture capacity in response to growing market...

December 14, 2008

Alighting retrofit has resulted in significant energy savings for Gander Mountain’s store in Rothschild, Wis....

December 14, 2008

A lighting retrofit has resulted in significant energy savings for Gander Mountain’s store in...

November 30, 2008

The IGA store in St.-Pascal de Kamouraska, Quebec, has the distinction of being the...

August 31, 2008

Daylight harvesting, dimmable lighting with ceramic metal-halide high-bay fixtures, white roofs, high-efficiency HVAC units...

August 31, 2008

Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, in Loveland, Colo., has reduced its annual energy bills 25% by...

August 31, 2008

J.C. Penney Co., Limited Brands and Office Depot shed light on their energy-saving efforts...

July 23, 2008

Peachtree City, Ga. - Cooper Lighting's RSA COMBOLIGHT, which is ideally suited for high-end retail...

June 30, 2008

Demand is growing for reflective or “cool” roof products that meet standards for performance...

March 31, 2008

DGSE Cos., which wholesales, retails and auctions fine watches, jewelry, diamonds, precious metal and rare...

March 26, 2008

The Aire Vue Inflatable, from Above All Advertising, San Diego, offers a lightweight, durable, double-sided...

February 29, 2008

New legislation signed into law at the end of 2007 seeks to drive greater...

February 24, 2008

Advance's new e-Vision electronic HID ballasts incorporate dedicated circuitry for self heating thermal protectors for...