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February 13, 2013
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  Industry Update 
 
  • Edgeware products gain Cooking Club Seal of Approval
    The Cooking Club has awarded its Seal of Approval to Smith’s Consumer Products for two of its Edgeware line products. The Better Zester and coarse grater received high rankings from Club testers on quality, appearance and ease of use. HFNMag.com (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Why Platform Matters When Choosing an ERP System
In order to survive, grow, and compete in the digital age, organizations need an ERP that is highly flexible and able to adapt. So, what are the tough platform questions you should ask yourself when shopping for an ERP?
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  Trends & Innovations 
 
  • Bottle takes guesswork out of salad dressing prep
    The Mini Measure bottle is designed to help users create vibrant salad dressings with the perfect proportions of ingredients. The product comes with eight different salad dressing recipes printed on the bottle. Users simply add the ingredients and shake the bottle. Gizmodo (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Analyzing ROI for RIFD in Retail
RFID-based inventory management delivers tremendous benefits to retailers, including significant revenue uplift, enhanced customer service, confident omni-channel execution, and inventory analytics. RFID can lead to sales uplifts of 5% to 15%, learn how in this free paper.
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  Retail News 
 
  • Stein Mart reports sales growth
    Stein Mart Inc. is reporting a 4.6% increase in total sales for the 53-week period ending Feb. 2 as compared the 52-week period that ended Jan. 1, 2012. The company also reported total sales of $365.2 million for the 14-week period ended Feb. 2, an 11.3% increase over the 13-week period ending Jan. 28, 2012. HomeWorld Business (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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  Finance & Policy 
  IHA News 
  • Friday is deadline for New Product Showcase entries
    Friday is the deadline for entries in the New Product Showcase. The showcases are located in the Buyers Clubs in each building and open only to buyers and news media to view. A must-see destination for buyers, the showcases also allow buyers to scan products of interest and receive a printout with more information about the item. Don't miss out on this opportunity to put your new products in front of the buyers and media in a secure area. Enter today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Complimentary specialty retailer consulting sessions offered at Show
    Specialty and independent retailers can take advantage of free, confidential consulting at the Housewares Show. The 45-minute sessions features experts in many business areas, including video vlogging; social media strategy; mobile media application design and development; promotions and marketing; managing inventory, cash and profits; visual merchandising; green remodeling; creating a green category and building and living a sustainable life. The consultants will be available Saturday through Tuesday. Sign up today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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