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January 15, 2013News for the retail industry

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  Industry Watch 
  • Why Target took aim at Canada
    Target's planned move into Canada this year will be the first international move for the U.S. retail chain, which needs to expand outside its home turf to ensure future growth, analysts say. Canada makes sense to start the move into new markets because many Canadian consumers already shop at Target when they visit the U.S., but there are still challenges, including incorporating French into its Quebec stores, says Target Canada President Tony Fisher. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Trends 
  • Panel: Global growth depends on many channels
    Retailers looking to expand their brands to new international markets need to take a multichannel approach that includes tailored marketing messages delivered via mobile and digital formats, McMillanDoolittle senior partner Anne Brouwer said at Retail's BIG Show. In the "Delivering a Global Retail Brand Experience" panel Monday, Brouwer and fellow executives also shared eight components needed for a successful global campaign. Luxury Daily (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF 102nd Annual Convention & Expo 
  • Shay: Retail means careers, community, innovation
    In his keynote address at Retail's BIG Show, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay tallied the successes of 2012 -- which included signing 1,000 new members and the "Retail Means Jobs" campaign -- before setting his sights on the year ahead. "We're going to be telling the bigger story about our industry and what all of you do." Retail's BIG Blog (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amazon's success came as a surprise, Bezos says
    In a brief acceptance speech Monday at Retail's BIG Show where he received NRF's Gold Medal Retailer of the Year award, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he was as surprised as anyone by the company's stellar success. "Eighteen years ago I was trucking packages to the post office in my Chevy Blazer. I can assure you I did not expect to happen what happened," he said. Internet Retailer (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Technology 
  • Retailers team to create mobile payment service
    Retailers including Lowe's, Gap and Wal-Mart teamed up to create MCX, a merchant-owned mobile-payment platform, and some of them shared the strategy behind the move at Retail's BIG Show. The new service will include a low-stress application that customers can use to pay at any participating stores and use barcode technology and other features to ensure security, executives said. Retail's BIG Blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PayPal widens bricks-and-mortar presence
    Payment via PayPal is available at 23 national retailers, with about 18,000 stores, including J.C. Penney, Toys R Us and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, parent eBay says. PayPal is also testing a mobile-ordering system with a Jamba Juice store in California. Internet Retailer (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Government Affairs 
  • Schultz pushes retailers to get involved
    Retailers need to jump into the political fray if there's a hope of trading the current Washington gridlock for "authentic leadership," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Monday in an impassioned speech at Retail's BIG Show. "The greatest threat to our businesses is the fracturing of the middle class,” he said. The Seattle Times (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • NRF SmartTip: Jan. 15, 2013
    Not at Retail's BIG Show 2013? Visit the BIG Show video resource center for recaps of the latest speaker highlights. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Red Lobster reaches out to Hispanic consumers
    Darden Restaurants will spend $3 million on its first Spanish-language ad campaign for Red Lobster. The chain estimates about 10% of the guests at its 700 eateries are Hispanic. Red Lobster falls behind some other chains in reaching out to the fast-growing demographic group, largely because it was focused on the comprehensive brand overhaul launched in 2010 to revive sales. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Editor's Note 
  • Up-to-the-minute social coverage of Retail's BIG Show 2013
    Whether you're attending Retail's BIG Show in NYC this week or just eager for the latest updates, check out NRF SmartBrief's Storify live feed, which curates the best and most important social content about the event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Technical Support Statistician - Retail SolutionsSAS InstituteNationwide, United States
Assistant BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Merchandise BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenueMiami / Dadeland, FL
Brand AmbassadorSaks Fifth AvenueBal Harbour, FL
Safety Program Manager CarMaxRichmond, VA
BuyerCentury 21 Department Storesnew york city, NY
Oracle Merchandise Operations Management Consultants Oracle America IncNationwide, United States
Century 21 Department Stores eCommerce Project ManagerCentury 21Secaucus, NJ
Assistant DesignerKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee , WI
Merchandise Buyer - Multiple Categories, Multiple ChannelsKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI
Merchandise Planner - Multiple CategoriesKohl's Department StoresMenomonee Falls, WI
Director of MarketingSaks Fifth AvenueHuntington Station - Long Island, NY
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