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December 7, 2012News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • Coca-Cola partners with HSN to sell branded merchandise
    Coca-Cola is promoting more than 275 Coke-branded items in partnership with HSN as it looks to extend a licensing business that brings annual sales of $1 billion. The multiyear partnership, which will see the products promoted on the HSN cable channel as well as online and on mobile devices and social media, should last through the holidays. HSN is being promoted on Coke's loyalty site in return. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Watch 
  • Why Patagonia asks its customers to buy fewer products
    Patagonia's marketing strategy includes regular appeals to its customers to only buy the products they really, truly need. That's a counterintuitive approach that helps boost Patagonia's reputation for environmental responsibility, allowing the brand to differentiate itself and boosting customer loyalty, writes Jeff Rosenblum. FastCoExist (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sephora smells sweet success in Latin America
    Cosmetic and fragrance retailer Sephora has seen greater-than-expected success with its first stores in Mexico and Brazil, and the company now plans to open about 50 new stores in Latin America in the next four years. “In 2014 we will start looking at the other big markets after Mexico and Brazil and this could include Argentina, Colombia and Chile,” said executive Paula Larroque. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lundgren takes stock of NRF accomplishments
    Terry Lundgren has led NRF's board as chairman since 2009, advocating for retailers' interests in Washington while successfully steering Macy's through the economic downturn. As he prepares to hand his NRF role to Saks CEO Stephen Sadove next month, Lundgren looks back on the challenges and accomplishments that mark his tenure. STORES magazine (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Trends 
  • U.S. consumers face holidays with cautious optimism
    American consumers are seeing their home values and wages rise, but concerns about the "fiscal cliff" and the overall economy are countering the optimism and tempering plans for holiday spending, according to a CNBC survey. Shoppers are expected to spend an average of $742 on gifts this year, up from the $740 they spent last year, according to NRF data. CNBC (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Off-the-rack is out as more men suit up
    Young men are dressing up in droves, driving a shift away from off-the-rack and toward more tailored suits, slimmer sports jackets and more customized looks that mix dressy and casual pieces. Retailers are catching on, and some are leading the change, including J.Crew, which launched its Ludlow suit in 2008 and merchandises it next to Levi's jeans. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Technology 
  • becomes valuable real estate for ad targeting
    Target is running ads for its merchants on its website, allowing brands that sell at Target stores to target online shoppers as they browse. "This fall, we began piloting a program that we believe will help Target deliver more relevant ads on to help us better serve both our guests and advertising partners," the retailer explains. Adweek (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NRF News 
  • The CMO’s guide to the future of retail
    Today’s retail environment is a dynamic world where innovation and creativity make all the difference. Piers Fawkes, founder and editor-in-chief of PSFK, will present a fresh update on his team’s popular "Future of Retail" report at RAMA’s CMO Summit, Jan. 15 in New York, and provide a unique guide to innovation in NYC that CMOs can follow for inspiration. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tips to make the most out of your e-holiday marketing
    With only a few weeks remaining before the end of the holiday season, making significant changes to a holiday marketing program can prove to be difficult and chaotic. A new white paper by Steelhouse posted in the library provides an in-depth plan to reassess strategies to help drive click-through rates, incentivize past purchasers and create loyal shoppers. Also included: 10 e-commerce opportunities marketers should focus on to ensure holiday campaigns are a success. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Domino's chief to explain calorie posting challenges
    Pizza chains face additional challenges when it comes to complying with the calorie-posting requirements soon to come under the Affordable Care Act. "There are 33 million ways to sell a Domino’s Pizza, so coming up with a way to put calories in a menu for 33 million varieties is a little bit difficult," said Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle, who is slated to explain the issues to federal regulators. The Huffington Post (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
E-Commerce AnalystBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Regional DirectorFrancesca's CollectionsRaleigh, NC
Oracle Retail Business ConsultantOracle America, Inc.Nationwide, United States
Director, Merchandising Operations REIKent, WA
Merchandise Buyer - Multiple Categories, Multiple ChannelsKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI
Merchandise Planner - Multiple CategoriesKohl's Department StoresMenomonee Falls, WI
Senior Supply Chain Solutions Systems Analyst PetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Oracle Retail Technical ConsultantOracle America, Inc.Nationwide, United States
Oracle Retail Business ConsultantOracle America, Inc.Nationwide, United States
Retail Customer Inventory & Planning Manager LEGO Systems, IncEnfield, CT
Director of Store Systems/ApplicationsThe Vitamin Shoppe North Bergen, NJ
Replenishment Systems ManagerVitamin Shoppe North Bergen , NJ
Manager, Vendor ManagementPetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Merchandise PlannerLittle SwitzerlandSt. Thomas, USA Virgin Islands
Director- Financial Planning & AnalysisBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Director of PayrollBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Strategic Sourcing Manager - Indirect CategoriesRoss Stores Inc.Pleasanton, CA
Director, Event Licensing & Direct to RetailViacomNew York, NY
E-Commerce MerchantKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee / Menomonee Falls, WI
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