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January 11, 2013

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A Retailer's Guide to 'Demand-Driven' (+Gartner Research)
Consumers today have access to endless input and decide in moments. Discover how the demand-driven supply chain responds quickly to changing consumer preferences and supports demand shaping, while pre-emptively positioning inventory. This has far-reaching impacts on the enterprise and supplier community, not to mention the top and bottom line.

  Retail News 
 
  • Have designer collaborations grown stale?
    Lines such as the recent Maison Martin Margiela for H&M haven't sold out as quickly as earlier exclusives, spurring some to question the long-term viability of the concept. "I think the collaboration movement will only grow as our world becomes smaller through easy dissemination of information via the Internet," said Lisa Salzer, designer of Lulu Frost, which has created exclusive lines for J.Crew. Forbes (1/10) Email this Story
  • The tricky task of department store pricing
    Pricing strategies vary widely between luxury department stores where quality matters much more than price and chains that cater to price-sensitive consumers. In between are mid-priced chains that walk a fine line on pricing, using aggressive promotions on certain items to spur sales and offering a wide range of private label and exclusive lines shoppers won't find at online rivals, writes Greg Petro. Forbes (1/10) Email this Story
  • Value Retail and the rise of destination shopping
    Value Retail's luxury outlet villages in nine European cities are more akin to tourist destinations than malls, says CEO Scott Malkin. "If retail is detail, experiential retail is 10 times that. And with the Internet eating into store-based and physical experiences, we’re all moving toward focused, clustered, targeted and intensely delivered ‘experiences.'" Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (1/10) Email this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  Business Best Practices 
 
  • Are you afraid to ask for help?
    Get over your fear of being rejected or looking stupid and ask your network for what you need, Deb Mills-Scofield writes. If you don't, you are "in essence saying 'no' before the question has even been asked -- saying no to opportunities that change our businesses, our organizations, ourselves ... and actual lives," she writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (1/8) Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  News from ICSC 
  • ICSC University of Shopping Centers
    The ICSC University of Shopping Centers is the most complete retail real estate educational program available. Held on the campus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia March 4 to 6, 2013, this is the largest annual educational event offered by the ICSC. A distinguished faculty of over 80 industry leaders and experienced practitioners, including a cadre of distinguished Wharton School Professors. Courses in three levels of study: Executive, Advanced, and Fundamental. Numerous networking opportunities. Sixty courses in subjects including Asset Management, Property Management; General Studies; Marketing; Leasing; Development, Design and Construction; Law; Finance; Retailing. Real-world examples and practical solutions make this a must-attend event.

    Participants can personalize their University experience. Attend as few as one class or as many as six. Attend any six courses for as little as $140 per class. For more information, go to www.icsc.org/2013UV or contact ICSC's Madison Gross at (646) 728-3461 or mgross@icsc.org. Email this Story
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