Starbucks is taking a holistic approach to energy management, renewables innovation and resource conservation. Learn how the company is leveraging success in these areas internally, and driving sustainability initiatives across the retail industry.
This session will explore how store development teams across design, construction, facilities management, operations and real estate all must collaborate to prepare for code changes, new mandates and execute new sustainability practices. Experts will also discuss how teams work together to scale toward a net zero operation, and more.
New recruitment and training methods are crucial to cultivate the next-generation of incoming construction professionals. Retailers discuss what it takes to lead, motivate and educate the new, younger workforce, as well as how to inspire employees and boost their professional growth.
The urgency to move toward decarbonization and lower emissions is greater than ever. Companies need to educate themselves on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and how to safely switch to cleaner energy-efficient operations. This session will discuss building trends and new energy options, as well as how LEED certification plays a key role in reducing carbon emissions in new and existing buildings.
Exceptional project outcomes rely on the collaboration from project conception through completion. Learn how design, real estate, construction, and facilities need to be engaged for the best results. Join a panel of retail experts ready to discuss how all disciplines need a seat at the table.
This session will focus on the operations and equipment needed to protect the the retail store, customers and employees. The discussion will also delve into the importance of business continuity both for an organization as well as the communities retailers operate in.
This session will explore solutions to help manage the project closeout process and keep project completion on track. Topics include understanding when a punch list starts, defining what is contract vs. extras, and efficiently using quality control teams.
Conducting surveys gives retailers the insight they need when making decisions about building materials, the presence of defects, and environmental hazards and more. This session will discuss the importance of using surveys and what to look for.
Take a deeper dive into some of the companies featured in Chain Store Age’s list of top shopping center experiences. Hear from the key decision makers leading the nation's most talked about retail experience.
Discover how It'Sugar is using unique, immersive design elements to engage customers, as well as how short-term leases are driving expansion for the brand in a fast-changing brick-and-mortar landscape.
This session will explore best practices and how to plan for the new realities of the supply chain including:
• how to navigate implications of multi-year budgets
• the cost of storing materials
• how to plan projects based on volatile lead times
From smart technologies to connected devices, retailers are streamlining facilities operations and making more proactive decisions. Learn how merging predictive analytics with smart equipment provides more efficiently managed facilities.