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Acuity Brands Opens Interactive Grocery Store Innovation Center




ATLANTA – August 22, 2018 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today launched its Grocery Store Innovation Center, where grocery retailers can receive a demonstration and interact with the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, such as indoor location-based services. Located in Acuity Brands’ Center for Light + Space in Atlanta, the Center features lighting-based IoT solutions that can enable a frictionless, omnichannel experience for shoppers, and can enhance front and back-store operations for grocers.



“The Center allows grocery retailers to test and explore indoor positioning, wayfinding, spatial analytics, as well as asset tracking and management that can improve operations,” said Audey Cash, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting. “Connecting the physical store with the digital environment can help retailers reduce operating costs, enable the deployment of loyalty programs, empower front-line employees, and provide for a more efficient and enjoyable shopping experience.”

Acuity Brands has successfully deployed location-based services in nearly 200 million square feet of indoor retail space across 2,500 buildings, and was recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its Product Innovation award, Enhancing IoT Applications for Connected Buildings. Solutions recognized include Atrius-ReadyTM luminaires, nLight® controls and AtriusTM IoT location-based services (Atrius Navigator, Atrius Insights and Atrius Assets).

For more information, visit to register for an onsite visit or virtual tour to learn more about the latest retail and connected building trends. 


About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Power Sentry®, IOTA®, Atrius™ and Lucid®. Visit us at


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