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12/13/2017

OPC Unified Architecture is better than OPC Classic because it eliminates the need for middleware and provides contextualized data and better security, writes Arun Ananthampalayam of Honeywell Process Solutions.

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12/13/2017

The Sodexo SoSafe Journey includes a cultural emphasis on environment, health and safety, says executive Brigette Philpot. "It is all about human factor and changing habits at all company levels because we strongly believe that every accident can be prevented," Philpot says.

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12/13/2017

Motivating an organization to remain competitive starts with leadership's attitude toward the idea of continuous improvement, writes Larry Fast of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence. "Unless your company is improving at a rate faster than your best competitor, serious issues will begin to surface," he writes.

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12/13/2017

Arneil Pueblo has sold the 54,430-square-foot Pueblo Point Shopping Center in Phoenix to Paradise Valley Ventures for $11 million. The retail center is in an infill location with high barriers to entrance.

12/13/2017

Crossroads Market, a 126,895-square-foot retail center in Naples, Fla., has been acquired by Preferred Apartments in a $19 million deal. The property is 98% leased and features a Publix grocery store.

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12/12/2017

SUPERVALU and Instacart have teamed up to expand grocery delivery services to all of the retailer's stores, the company said Monday. SUPERVALU has also expanded its click-and-collect service to more stores, with plans to grow it further in the future.

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12/12/2017

Bloomingdale's is in the midst of a major renovation of its New York City flagship, which next year will include revamping three fashion floors, creating a shoe complex and making over its cosmetics section. The 10-story flagship generates as much as 20% of the retailer's annual sales, and the changes are aimed at making the shopping experience more fun and encouraging shoppers to socialize as well as shop.

12/12/2017

Subscription fashion services such as Stitch Fix are rising in popularity and spurring other retailers to test different versions of the model. Online secondhand fashion retailer ThredUp's new Goody Box service sends up to 20 discounted garments per box, Ann Taylor has launched a fashion rental service and Gap has created subscription services for its Baby Gap and Old Navy brands.

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12/12/2017

Barcelona-based fashion retailer Mango has built a Lisbon, Portugal, flagship with art deco features and high-tech perks including Wi-Fi, digital dressing rooms and a click-and-collect program. The store is one of about 200 larger-format Mango stores that bring its women's, men's and children's fashions together in one store.

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12/12/2017

Amazon, Seattle's biggest employer, has dramatically reduced the number of job openings in its hometown after more than doubling its staffing over the past four years, according to data analyzed by the Seattle Times. The e-commerce company was advertising 3,503 openings as of last Friday, down from more than 9,000 in June.

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