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February 18, 2013News for the retail industry

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  Industry Watch 
  • 7-Eleven's Amazon partnership drives innovation
    Convenience store chain 7-Eleven landed the third spot on Fast Company's Top 10 list of the world's most innovative retail companies, thanks to a partnership with Amazon that gives online shoppers the option of picking up packages in the store. Nike, Burberry, Sephora and Everlane round out the top five. Fast Company online (2/11), CSP (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wal-Mart moves forward with D.C. store plans
    Wal-Mart's plans to open four District of Columbia stores last year proved too ambitious, but the retailer now has three stores under construction in the district. Developers are also redrawing plans for two other stores, including one that's slated to sit atop a 65,000-square-foot Burlington Coat Factory store. The Washington Post (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Target to tailor Canada stores to local tastes
    Target already has plenty of fans in Canada who travel to the U.S. to shop at the chain's stores, but it also has plans to cater specifically to Canadians when it opens its first stores north of the border next month. "If we came up to Canada and didn't offer ketchup-flavored potato chips, then we would have looked like we didn't know what we are doing," said Target Canada President Tony Fisher. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Top five news stories selected by NRF SmartBrief readers in the past week.

  • Results based on number of times each story was clicked by readers.
  NRF News 
  • How Coca-Cola creates shared value with retailers
    In a keynote session at Retail's BIG Show in New York last month, executives from Coca-Cola, HSN, and Walgreens explained how their partnerships go beyond just generating sales by creating memorable experiences and a smile or two along the way. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
 
  • Best practices to protect brands and consumers from counterfeiters
    E-commerce has enabled retailers to do business on a global scale, but in turn has moved the business of counterfeits from the street corner to the digital world. A study by MarkMonitor analyzed the relationship between online shoppers, the search terms they use and the sites they visit when seeking apparel and luxury goods. This white paper in the Shop.org library underscores the need for companies at all price points to implement proactive brand protection strategies in the online marketplace. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
 
  • Burger King pledges to emphasize value menu in advertising
    Burger King called business conditions for the first quarter "modestly negative" and vowed to become "more aggressive on value" with advertising pushing lower-priced menu items. Burger King ended 2012 with annual revenue down 16% to $1.97 billion, after pursuing a "barbell" strategy of low-end and high-end items. But Barclays Capital analyst Jeffrey Bernstein sees a better future nonetheless, characterizing BK's business as "favorable, with positives more than offsetting negatives. We believe the brand is in the early stages of a turnaround." The Miami Herald (free registration) (2/15), The Wall Street Journal/Corporate Intelligence blog (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Do your employees "Dream BIG"?
Then it's time to share the news of a partnership between NRF and the University of Phoenix. The "Dream BIG" program will award 10 full-tuition scholarships to current retail employees looking to advance their careers with a retail-related degree while still having the flexibility to work and live at home. Learn more.
 

 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Corporate Recruiter- MerchandisingBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Vice President of Retail, Parks & ResortsDelaware North CompaniesBuffalo, NY
VP of MerchandisingUniversity Co-operative SocietyAustin, TX
Director Internal AuditUlta BeautyBolingbrook, IL
Director, E-Commerce Marketing The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Online Marketing Manager The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Social & Mobile Marketing Manager The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Director of eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Business Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Delivery Manager - Master Data & Merchandising Systems SupportBelkCharlotte, NC
Delivery Manager - CRMBelkCharlotte, NC
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
WW Director Digital Strategy & Platforms Johnson & Johnson Multiple Locations, United States
Director of E-CommerceKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Senior Strategic PlannerTracyLockeWilton, CT
Director Loyalty Marketing REIKent, WA
Human Resources DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueSan Francisco, CA
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Trade Compliance ManagerWest MarineWatsonville, CA
Director of E-Commerce DC & LogisticsFrancesca'sHouston, TX
CLIENT SERVICES BUSINESS ANALYSTKWIGreenvale, NY
Assistant Implementation ManagerKWIGreenvale, NY
PlannerSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
eCommerce Systems and Operations LeadSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
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  SmartQuote 
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
--James Allen,
British author


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