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February 26, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
 
  • Lowe's keeps outlook cautious as sales rise
    Lowe's is optimistic that store resets and improved product assortments will boost same-store sales this year, and the home-improvement chain is calling for an overall sales rise of 4%, the strongest since before the housing bubble burst. However, Lowe's is still taking a cautious approach with an earnings forecast that is lower than analysts expected. The Wall Street Journal (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
8 Supply Chain Strategies for Happy Customers
Delivering outstanding customer service is more important than ever in the face of today’s increasingly informed and savvy consumer. Doing so without increasing inventory and costs, however, is challenging. Download our whitepaper to learn 8 strategies for leveraging your supply chain to improve customer service.
  Industry Watch 
  • Penney's CEO stays positive on changes
    J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson is betting that the retail strategies he brought with him from Apple will still pay off, even as the company tweaks them in the face of falling sales. "I feel we're executing very closely to the strategy," he said. "It's more like the old J.C. Penney, but it's not." The Wall Street Journal (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Barneys opens award-season pop-up shop
    Barneys New York operates a full-line store in Beverly Hills, Calif., but it has also launched a mini-shop at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows designed to capture the attention of celebrity visitors during awards season. The shop, dubbed Barneys Bungalow, features a selection of red-carpet-ready gowns, tuxedos, jewelry, shoes and evening bags. Luxury Daily (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Retail Trends 
 
  • Tighter budgets drive consumers to coupons
    Coupon use is spiking among U.S. consumers, who are largely clipping discounts on comfort foods and beauty products to help curb their anxiety amid higher gas prices and payroll taxes, Coupons.com CEO Steven Boal said. The pattern is similar to one seen just before the last recession, he noted. CNBC/Consumer Nation blog (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail 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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  Main Street 
 
  • San Francisco could be first to regulate mobile shops
    Small retailers who opt to put their shops on wheels instead of opening brick-and-mortar stores aren't officially permitted in San Francisco, but that could change soon. City officials there are drafting regulations that would govern the operation of mobile boutiques, salons, dog groomers and other mobile retailers. The Examiner (San Francisco) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail 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.

  Policy & Government Affairs 
 
  • Marketplace Fairness Act wins support as times change
    Opposition to requiring online retailers to collect sales tax has declined considerably as the retail world grows more omnichannel and there's no longer a need to protect and nurture fledgling online retail ventures. "The emotional argument of the tech industry is 15 years old and relies on a stale perception of where the Internet is compared to the reality today of many forms of commerce," NRF's senior vice president for government relations David French said. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
SAS brings the next big thing to Retail's Big Show.
Connect with us and your peers at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention and Expo - January 11-14, 2015 in NYC. You'll see how SAS is helping retailers solve their toughest challenges. It's The New Retail Powered by SAS, and you don't want to miss it. Find out more.

  NRF News 
  • BIG Show keynotes, presentations and sessions -- at your fingertips
    If you weren't one of the 27,600 who attended Retail's BIG Show 2013 in New York -- or you couldn't make all the sessions you wanted to -- NRF has a solution. Three keynotes are available on demand for free, and select audio presentation packages are available via NRF Session Replay. There are also free presentation handouts provided by speakers. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NRF SmartStat: Feb. 26, 2013
    More than half of online retailers surveyed rated site conversion tactics such as checkout optimization, alternative payments and user experience as top digital priorities this year. Source: 2013 Shop.org State of Online Retailing Report. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • The CMO's guide to big data and social media
    As time passes on, the fusion of big data and social media presents a unique opportunity for brands to cultivate more than customer dialogue. A new white paper by Magic Logix in the Shop.org library explains the steps marketing executives can take to analyze social media to better define their target consumer and trigger more efficient marketing campaigns. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • BK launches "King of the Day" deals
    Burger King will roll out a promotion already up and running in Canada and the U.K. In the U.S., King of the Day deals will feature a different combo meal each weekday, the latest step in its move to focus on its value-pricing message. BurgerBusiness.com (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Retail Communications Sr. Manager - Sunglass HutLuxottica RetailCincinnati, OH
Retail Systems Project ManagerSystem OneHershey, PA
Client Manager4R Systems, Inc.Berwyn, PA
Account PlannersMARC USAPittsburgh, PA
Senior Brand ManagerThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc. South Deerfield , MA
Category Sales AnalystThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc. South Deerfield, MA , MA
Vice President of Retail, Parks & ResortsDelaware North CompaniesBuffalo, NY
VP of MerchandisingUniversity Co-operative SocietyAustin, TX
Assistant Implementation ManagerKWIGreenvale, NY
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
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
WW Director Digital Strategy & Platforms Johnson & Johnson Multiple Locations, United States
Corporate Recruiter- MerchandisingBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Director of E-CommerceKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Senior Strategic PlannerTracyLockeWilton, CT
Director Loyalty Marketing REIKent, WA
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Director of E-Commerce DC & LogisticsFrancesca'sHouston, TX
CLIENT SERVICES BUSINESS ANALYSTKWIGreenvale, NY
Director of eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Business Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
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