JULY 2, 2014 | ISSUE 169
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Dollar General CEO To Retire

Goodlettsville, Tenn. - During Rick Dreiling's 6-year tenure as CEO, the company's annual sales increased more than 80% in 2013 and store count increased by 38% to more than 11,000 stores in 40 states. Read more.






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Delhaize America Names New CEO 

Brussels, Belgium - Previously, Kevin Holt was president of retail operations at SUPERVALU. Read more.





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PBteen Opening 2nd Combined Brand Store in the U.S.

San Francisco - The new store, opening at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va., will combine Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen Store. Read more.





Top Story


Walgreens Prepares For Widespread LED Rollout 



Durham, N.C. - Walgreens Co., one of the nation's leading retailers, has selected energy-efficient LED lighting by Cree, Inc. for its Goodyear, Ariz., location. The 14,820-square-foot store now features Cree® LED troffers, linear luminaires and downlights - saving the retailer thousands in annual energy and maintenance costs.


"We had been looking to add LED technology to our corporate sustainability program for a while, and with the successful Cree® lighting implementation at the Goodyear store, it's clear that it's time to roll this out on a larger level," says Jamie Meyers, manager of sustainability for Walgreens. "We are planning to incorporate LED lighting into all of our new stores moving forward."


"Retailers no longer need to look to outdated technologies for a comprehensive lighting solution," says Steve Barlow, senior vice president of lighting sales, Cree. "LED technology is the perfect complement to corporate social responsibility programs for leading retailers like Walgreens that are exemplifying the benefits of high-quality illumination with significant energy savings."


Lighting has been an integral part of Walgreens since its first store opened in 1901, which featured "new, bright lights to create a cheerful, warm ambiance," a marked departure from the dimly lit stores of its competitors.


"There is a distinctively different feel when you walk into this store," adds Meyers.





SOURCE: Cree Lighting



Vendor News


Ferrandino & Son's Ross Greenberg Becomes LEED-Certified




Farmingdale, N.Y. - "Ross' certification will have a major impact on our clients and how we help them build out their lighting and electrical programs," says COO Kevin Smith. Read more.







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