A LIGHT TOUCH

A growing number of retailers are adding natural light -- let in via increased use of skylights and high windows -- to their store environments. The aim is to create more of an open-air ambience and enhance the shopping experience.Natural light, in combination with metal halide and fluorescent lights, helps create an appealing shopping environment, according to executives at H.E. Butt Grocery Co.,

A growing number of retailers are adding natural light -- let in via increased use of skylights and high windows -- to their store environments. The aim is to create more of an open-air ambience and enhance the shopping experience.

Natural light, in combination with metal halide and fluorescent lights, helps create an appealing shopping environment, according to executives at H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio; Nob Hill Foods, Gilroy, Calif.; and Wild Oats Markets, Boulder, Colo.

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