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American Dream mall in NJ to reopen on October 1

New Jersey’s American Dream mall has set Oct. 1 to reopen its indoor amusement and entertainment areas and open some of its stores for the first time. Zara, H&M and Primark are among the retailers set to debut, and in …

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Survey: Labor shortage persists amid pandemic

A survey of contractors by AGC and Autodesk found just over half of respondents report difficulties finding craft workers, even though 60% said at least one planned project had been delayed or canceled. Substantial numbers also cited lengthier project times …

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Macy’s maps plans for small, off-mall stores

Macy’s will continue investing in stores at top-flight malls, but it will also test smaller-format namesake stores away from malls and one non-mall Bloomingdale’s location. Macy’s reported $3.6 billion in second quarter sales, up from $3 billion in the first …

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Gap, Banana Republic plan mall-based store closures

Gap will shutter upwards of 225 namesake and Banana Republic stores this year, more than the 90 locations the retailer initially announced in March. Most of the stores slated for closure are mall-based, the retailer said, and it expects to …

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Conversation with…Rob Haddock, S-5!

The inventor of metal roof attachment solutions is an award-winning roof-forensics expert, author, lecturer, building envelope scientist and former contractor with more than five decades of metal roofing in his blood. Through S-5! (www.S-5.com), he has created the leading authority …

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Whole Foods opens permanent dark store in NYC

Whole Foods Market has chosen Brooklyn, New York as the site of its first permanent dark store to fulfill online grocery orders, which are still seeing robust growth as the pandemic continues. The Amazon-owned grocer said this store had been …

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Southeastern Grocers selling 23 Bi-Lo, Harveys stores

Southeastern Grocers has agreed to sell 23 of its Bi-Lo and Harveys stores in Georgia and South Carolina to independent operator B&T Foods and Alex Lee, a grocery wholesaler and retailer. Although financial arrangements weren’t released, the deal is expected …

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Report shows that construction wages above average

On a national level, construction workers earn $19% more than ($47,430) the median wage for all workers ($39,810) annually, according to a new report by Construction Coverage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, total construction spend in the US hit …

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Recovery projections for key construction segments

Employing some of most in-demand occupations—such as construction and extraction roles—in 2020, the US construction industry lost about 1.1 million jobs from February to April, according to analysis from LaborIQ by ThinkWhy. The losses were impacted as the industry faced …

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How Skymint is poised to change the cannabis retail game

It started as a medical marijuana company. But when the Lansing, Michigan-based company, Skymint—one of the largest in the state—opened its first dispensary last year, little did anyone know the precedent it set. One of those pandemic defined “essential businesses,” Skymint’s …

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