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Port Washington, N.Y. — WAC Lighting has appointed Becky Li to president, following the retirement of former president Dirk Wald. Founder Tony Wang will continue his role as chairman of WAC. Renowned for its cutting-edge architectural, decorative and landscape lighting solutions, WAC stands as a manufacturing and technology leader. “Becky has always been an integral and dedicated executive at our firm,” says Wang. “With her wealth of experience in senior executive roles and adept strategic planning skills, we are confident in her ability to lead. We look forward to watching …

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Seattle — Starbucks has certified 6,091 Greener Stores, nearly doubling its portfolio in the past year, and a milestone achievement toward the company’s goal of certifying 10,000 Greener Stores globally by 2025. In markets around the world, Greener Stores’ energy and water savings and waste diversion help advance the company’s goal to reduce carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste by 50% by 2030. The company has Greener Stores in 44 markets with new markets including India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bahrain, Italy, …

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Cincinnati — JSI Store Fixtures, an LSI Industries Inc. company, has shipped its first order of refrigerated retail displays featuring environmentally friendly R290 refrigerant this month. JSI’s standalone refrigeration systems are a mainstay in the U.S. grocery market. The new R290 is a propane-based system that provides customers with an alternative product that is a non-toxic, zero ozone-depleting refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3, compared to common HFC Refrigerant having a GWP rating greater than 1,400. “Interest in this product is very high and we anticipate continued …

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Russell Leffers MaintenX Remodeling Quote

It’s going to happen, and any quick-service restaurant (QSR) owner-operator knows it. Sometime not too far in the future, they’ll need a refresh or remodel of their properties. There’s no getting out of it. Here are some hints from two project managers from MaintenX, a provider of HVAC&R, plumbing, electrical, roofing, construction and general contracting for multisite retailers, restaurants, healthcare, multifamily and other industries. They cover key topics like assembling the correct refresh or remodel team, managing the process and keeping projects on track in the face of potential delays, with a …

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— By Doug Head — The creative use of color can add to your signage/lighting program — and draw consumers in to your business. What do you do when the sign code in your city is very restrictive and your building needs more attention than your small display will provide? Many businesses have discovered that a colorfully lit wall or accent lighting will draw attention to the building and add appeal. Using color to capture attention and highlight architectural features on buildings can be the answer to the small sign …

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Los Angeles — Lamps Plus, a leading specialty lighting retailer, has appointed Jason Goldberger to chief executive officer, effective September 18, 2023. Co-founder Dennis Swanson will remain on the board, using his decades of experience to advise Goldberger. A well-established executive with 30 years of digital and retail experience, Goldberger brings a proven track record in brand growth and success. Having spent the majority of his career in home décor sectors, Goldberger has held CEO roles at Sur La Table, Dollar Shave Club, and Blue Nile, as well as the …

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Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, has announced that its president and CEO, Chuck Campagna, has been appointed as the head of the Building Solutions Americas Business Unit (BSABU) at parent company Delta Electronics, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Campagna has achieved record growth at Amerlux since becoming the company’s top executive in 1999. He will maintain his current position at Amerlux while leading Delta’s BSABU. “With his vision, strong interpersonal skills and dedication, we are confident that BSABU will serve as a …

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Salisbury, N.C. — As part of its recent $77 million capital investment, Food Lion has remodeled stores in Greenville, Jacksonville and New Bern, N.C. On Aug. 2, Food Lion will hold ribbon-cutting events at 47 stores in the Greenville, Jacksonville and New Bern area. The investment includes e-commerce options across all stores through pickup or home delivery and energy-efficient overhead LED lighting and refrigerated cases with doors. The modern solutions impart ambiance, enhance fresh product assortment and reduce energy costs, helping reduce Food Lion’s environmental footprint. Most stores are introducing …

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Jericho, N.Y. — Kimco Realty®, North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers and a growing portfolio of mixed-use assets, has published its 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights the company’s progress in addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics, which have been a focus for Kimco and its stakeholders for over a decade. “We remain dedicated to our focus on ESG, acknowledging its inherent connection to the maximization of long term stakeholder value,” says Conor Flynn, CEO of Kimco. “Our 2022 achievements reflect …

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— By Mark Danzenbaker —   Smarter retail facilities for lower energy costs.     Decarbonization. Net zero. ESG. These terms, as part of corporate sustainability efforts, have garnered incredible momentum over the last year. With major climate policy and legislation, a renewed focus on the clean energy transition, growing concern for an overloaded power grid and aggressive goals to reduce environmental impact, one thing is for sure: climate impacts and sustainability are top of mind for every industry. For retail and restaurant facility owners and operators, the negative effects …

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