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May 1, 2014

Blue Nile Inc. reported increases in net income and sales during the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in the prior year.

May 17, 2013

Online jewelry retailer Blue Nile has appointed Mindy Meads to its board of directors. Meads previously served as co-CEO of Aeropostale and president and CEO of Victoria’s Secret, among other executive posts in a 35-year apparel retail career. She also serves on the board of Wet Seal.

September 27, 2012

Online jewelry retailer Blue Nile said it has launched two new websites that cater to French- and Spanish-speaking shoppers.

September 21, 2012

The Home Depot said it has named Mark Vadon, co-founder of online jeweler Blue Nile, to its board of directors.

August 9, 2011

A report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates showed that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports dropped below last year, but are expected to see year-over-year gains again this fall.

June 20, 2011

Utility expenses are Shari’s Restaurants’ third biggest operating expense, behind food and labor. In 2008, the 24-hour, family-dining chain began to take a closer look at how to minimize its utility costs. 


“We knew we couldn’t control the price of our utilities, but we could control the usage,” said Jodenne Scott, energy efficiency manager, Shari’s Restaurants, Beaverton, Ore., which operates 104 locations, primarily in the Pacific Northwest (all are corporate-owned). 


June 16, 2011

A report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to remain at about the same levels as last year through July before starting to resume increases later this summer.

April 13, 2011

Parking lots have typically not been associated with green and energy-efficient design and building practices. But according to some experts, that’s beginning to change. 


“Extensive changes are being made to reduce the carbon footprint of surface parking lots,” said Matt Jobin, AIA, project manager, Rich and Associates, Southfield, Mich., the oldest firm in North America dedicated solely to parking design and planning. 


March 7, 2011

A report released Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 11% in March, as compared with the same month last year.

January 17, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 8% in January over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.

December 22, 2010

Planalytics has issued its weather outlook for the all-important days after Christmas when many consumers head to the stores to redeem gift cards and exchange presents.

December 14, 2010

A report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 9% in December over the same month last year, and 2010 should end with a 17% increase over last year.

November 4, 2010

A report released Friday said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container...

September 20, 2010

The Goldenberg Group said Monday it is working with the Montgomery County (Pa.) Conservation District...

September 6, 2010

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up...

August 31, 2010

In Keyser, W.Va., population 5,500, there isn’t much to do. And with the exception...

August 5, 2010

A report released late Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that...

June 10, 2010

The National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said Friday that import cargo volume at the...

March 8, 2010

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up...

January 11, 2010

A report released late Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates found that...

February 7, 2009

Year-over-year cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell for the 17th straight...

December 14, 2008

When it comes to storm-water compliance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t fool around. In...

December 4, 2008

Year-over-year cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell for the 16th consecutive...

September 30, 2007

Wal-Mart Stores continues to burnish its green reputation, opening its most earth-friendly Sam’s Club to...