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Wal-Mart, J.C.Penney, The Children's Place and the government of Bangladesh have been sued by victims and families of victims of a garment factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 people two years ago. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims the retailers and the government were aware of the unsafe conditions. When the eight-story building collapsed on April 24, 2013, 1,129 people were killed and about 2,515 people were injured. Many of the people were women and children.

Unfortunately, it's not a question of if, but when your company will experience a data breach. Whether caused by a hacker, equipment failure, theft, disgruntled employee or a vendor error, most retailers will experience an incident resulting in the unauthorized disclosure of confidential customer or employee information. According to the Open Security Foundation and security consultancy Risk Based Security, last year set a record for the number of reported data breach incidents — 2,644 incidents, more than double the number in 2011, which previously had been the highest amount in one year.

WASHINGTON — Walgreens this week opened the doors to its latest flagship location in the nation's capital, bringing to District of Columbia residents and commuters the kind of retail pharmacy theater already familiar with citizens of New York, Chicago and...

Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings said Friday it has again been selected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. For the third consecutive year, Sears will participate in the competition, this year entering 56 facilities that will compete against thousands of other teams representing buildings across the country. All efforts will be focused on eliminating waste through improvements in energy efficiency with help from EPA's Energy Star program. "This year, we are dramatically increasing the number of facilities which we have entered into the competition and are looking

Philadelphia -- Visionworks, the largest wholly owned U.S.-based optical retailer, has opened its first store in the Philadelphia area. Located in Deptford Township, N.J., it is the first of more than 25 stores expected to open in the market through 2013. The San Antonio-based retailer plans to open 17 stores before the end of 2012 and additional locations by April 2013. "Philadelphia is an ideal market to expand our business, and we are looking forward to serving Philadelphia-area residents," said Visionworks president Jim Eisen. Visionworks (formerly Eye Care Centers of America, Inc.) operates more than 550 optical retail stores

Memphis Business Journal Related: Retailing & Restaurants AutoZone Inc. announced Wednesday it has hired Ron Griffin as its senior vice president and chief information officer. Griffin previously worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. Hewlett-Packard Co. Latest from The Business Journals American Airlines continuing passenger system, minus HPAmerican Airlines moves ahead with passenger system, minus HPAmerican Airlines moves ahead with passenger system, minus HP Follow this company , as senior vice president, global information technology and was the CIO of its enterprise services division. He also worked for The Home Depot Inc.

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