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January 21, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • DSW grows its online footprint with in-store e-commerce
    DSW has boosted its efforts in e-commerce to compete with a growing roster of competitors including Zappos and Now the chain is offering in-store buyers the option to buy online. "If you happen to be in a store and they didn't have your size, they can look up the store within the nearest proximity and complete the sale for you from that location in a seamless transaction," said spokeswoman Christina Cheng. The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Watch 
  • Magruder’s stores to be sold
    The owners of Magruder’s, a family-owned Maryland grocery chain that dates to 1875, have sold one location and plan to sell the remaining four. Though vice president Gary Bortnick did not give a reason for the sale, smaller chains have been folding as grocery competition grows. The Washington Post/On Small Business (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Trends 
  • High-end brands tout more "Made in America" labels
    Luxury fashion retailers and brands are looking to make more of their goods at U.S. factories, citing greater demand from customers concerned with both national loyalty and conditions in factories overseas. The decisions also make sense from a business perspective, as manufacturing in China gets more expensive and sourcing from American factories means a quicker turnaround. The Wall Street Journal (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Main Street 
  • "This is Retail" winners share success tips
    Three winners from NRF's "This is Retail" contest were on hand at Retail's BIG Show last week, sharing their advice for small merchants who want to grow. Invest in Facebook, find reasons to celebrate and don't try to be all things to all people, advised retail entrepreneurs Tanna Dang, Kim Williams and Mark Plessinger. Retail's BIG Blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NRF News 
  • Retailers adopts tax principles for 2013
    In advance of President Obama’s expected call for corporate tax reform in his upcoming State of the Union address, NRF’s Board of Directors has agreed on a series of principles aimed at achieving tax policy that would boost the economy and encourage job growth. Among other goals, the principles call on Congress to eliminate tax credits and other incentives that favor some industries over others and use the money saved to substantially lower tax rates for all businesses. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What’s driving digital success at Brooks Brothers?
    “We are not good because we are old, but rather, we are old because we are good.” Coming from the older retail company in America, this statement from Brooks Brothers Chairman and CEO Claudio Del Vecchio is a succinct way to explain how the iconic brand continuously reinvents its culture alongside generations of innovation. In a Q&A on the blog, Del Vecchio and EVP for Direct and Omnichannel Ken Seiff explain the brand’s top online priorities, review the recent revamp of their online presence, and preview what’s next. Read more. Blog (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • CEO: Wendy's won't raise prices this year
    Wendy's saw its food costs rise about 3% last year and expects a similar increase this year, but the chain doesn't expect to raise prices to offset higher costs, CEO Emil Brolick said in this CNBC Interview. Instead, he said, the chain expects to use marketing to upsell customers and boost the average check without raising prices. CNBC (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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