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20 February 2013
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Embrace Disruptive Innovation
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  Retail in Europe 
Without RFID, Inventory Accuracy is Poor
RFID gives brick-and-mortar retailers the data-driven insights that online retailers leverage every day. RFID-based inventory management delivers benefits to retailers, including significant revenue and gross margin uplift, enhanced customer service, confident omni-channel execution, and business insight from inventory analytics. Learn more in this free white paper.
  Retail in Asia 
  • Starbucks maps 5-year Asia growth strategy
    Starbucks plans to grow to about 40,000 employees in the Asia-Pacific region in the next five years, a region where tea is traditional but coffee consumption is on the rise. The company currently employs about 19,500 people in the region, which doesn't include China, India or Japan. MarketWatch (18 Feb.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
  E-commerce Spotlight 
The Ultimate Guide to Push Notifications for E-Commerce
90% of eCommerce Push Notifications are ignored. This guide tells you how to entice your customers at each stage of purchase. Understand how to evaluate customer response to Push at different times in a day and grow In-app engagement and conversions. Download the white paper
  Spotlight on Luxury Goods 
  • Prada reports strong sales growth for 2012
    Prada's global sales grew 29% last year, in spite of economic slowdowns in Europe and Asia, and the luxury brand has significantly reduced markdowns, the company said Tuesday. The retailer added 78 new stores last year and is continuing to open new locations in 2013. The Wall Street Journal (19 Feb.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Longchamp campaign celebrates spring
    High-end French luxury brand Longchamp has launched an upbeat video and out-of-home advertising campaign to celebrate the new handbag styles of spring. It's one of several luxury brands launching optimistic new social video campaign as the new season approaches, including Fendi and Louis Vuitton. Luxury Daily (15 Feb.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Understanding Amazon: Three steps to restore marketplace balance
    While Amazon does not intend to be the online leader in low prices, the result of their price matching strategy is amplification of the lowest price in the online marketplace. In a white paper posted in the library, Channel IQ identifies three ways retailers and manufacturers can effectively monitor, manage and respond to "price disruption" and stay competitive online. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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