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Alarm Lock

Alarm Lock The new code-compliant Guard-X exit alarm lock from Von Duprin provides secure, alarmed protection for secondary exits, perimeter doors, bock doors and other emergency exits. A large stainless steel deadbolt engages over 1.25 inches into the strike. It’s been tested to withstand up to 1600 pounds of static load force. Features include a […]

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Buying: the first step to the bottom line

Buying: the first step to the bottom line David Litwak Over the next few years retailers will radically change the way they purchase equipment and supplies. Remember the good old days of selling to a supermarket? Salesmen would wait in crowded reception areas, then pitch their wares in a cramped buyers cubicles. Fifteen minutes at […]

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Family dinners not extinct

Family dinners not extinct Ready for another look at the American dinner table? According to a poll conducted recently by Tupperware Corp., Orlando, Fla., 73 percent of Americans consider it a tradition to eat dinner regularly at home with their families. And, giving further credence to the idea that many shoppers cobble together their own […]

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When dream stores come true

When dream stores come true David Litwak For years, Preston Turco dreamed of putting all the best fresh food marketing ideas under one roof; six months ago the retailer’s dream opened to the public. When Preston Turco opened his 38,000 square foot fresh supermarket in the northern Westchester town of Yorktown Heights, N.Y, a few […]

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21st Century Timeclock

21st Century Timeclock Are you tired of employee timeclock fraud and buddy punching? Then retire your outdated system by upgrading to the latest emerging technology, the new Chronolog, a biometric time and attendance clock. Rather than punching a time card, employees will scan their hand to check in and out of work, using a system […]

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Janic Cos

Janic Cos Ben Housten * Janic Cos., Cartersville, Ga., showed its knock-down tables, good for product displays or demos. Easy to set up, they require no tools. Made of recycled materials, the tables hold 300 to 500 pounds, depending on model. The 29.5-inch-round by 30-inch-high tables cost $12 each when bought in quantities of 12 […]

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Managing the delivery of new store fixtures

Managing the delivery of new store fixtures David Coulter Before one box is moved, make sure there’s an open, fluid line of communication between the store manager and the supplier. The situation: You’re overseeing one or more stores that are getting all new fixtures. Or maybe you’re racing the dock on a remodel. In a […]

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A theme retailing failure and some views on restaurant and pub trends

A theme retailing failure and some views on restaurant and pub trends Kevin Coupe There will be a lot of real estate available on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan after the Christmas holidays. That’s when the flagship Warner Brothers Store, located on 11 floors across the street from Tiffany’s at the corner of Fifth Avenue and […]

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Camera Systems

Camera Systems The CLM arid CLX line of compact infrared camera systems from Ultrak combine the latest in monochrome and color camera technology with built-in solid state infrared illumination, providing the highest quality video images even in no-light conditions, according to the company. The cameras can be used far both day and night surveillance applications. […]

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ANSI approves ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999

ANSI approves ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999 Standard 90.1, the energy conservation standard published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AirConditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, provides the minimum requirements for the design of energy efficient buildings. […]