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Big US Businesses are Embracing Solar Power, According to New Report

A new report has placed a leading retailer at the top of U.S. businesses embracing solar power.

The Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) Solar Means Business 2016 report found that retailer Target now has 147.5 megawatts of installed capacity, pushing it to the top of rankings – and above businesses such as Walmart and Apple – for the first time.

"We feel honored to be named the top corporate solar installer in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association," John Leisen, vice president of property management at Target, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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New From Target And Dwell: Chic, Modern Furniture For $400 Or Less

Today Target and the the shelter magazine Dwell announced a 120-piece furniture and home accessories line. Available in late December, the collaboration is a marriage of the brands' strong suits: Dwell’s aesthetic and Target’s ability to mass-produce products most of us can afford. With prices ranging from $16.99 to $399.99, it’s modern design finally within reach.

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Flexible-Format Target Coming to Regency Centers' Gateway 101 in East Palo Alto

When East Palo Alto's Sports Authority went dark following the retailer's bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation, it threatened to punch a hole in the city's bottom line. But it didn't take long to backfill the 50,000-square-foot box. On Monday, Target Corp. announced it would take over the space, opening a new "flexible format" Target there next July.

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Target Testing Future Store Concepts in 25 Los Angeles Locations

Dive Brief:

  • Target is piloting new concepts in 25 stores in Los Angeles, spotlighting improvements including new lighting and displays, specialists to aid customers in departments like beauty, and dedicated stations supporting click-and-collect services, according to The Street.
  • Target's "LA25" concepts, which bring together under one roof store enhancements the retailer is testing in select locations across the U.S., also emphasize upgraded in-store dining options, replacing the chain's traditional popcorn and hot dog concessions with sleeker Starbucks cafes, Freshii salads and Which Wich deli sandwiches.
  • Target will spend $1 billion this year to overhaul the shopper experience: It will fully remodel 39 locations in 2016, and and open 15 new stores, The Street notes. Target selected Los Angeles for the pilot in part because California represents its biggest market, with 260 stores across the state, and because the area is home to a mix of big-box and smaller format stores.
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