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October 23, 2012News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • IKEA commits to solar, wind energy plan
    IKEA will power all of its stores and other buildings around the world using strictly solar and wind power by the end of the next decade, said the retailer's sustainability chief, Steve Howard. "Sustainability will decide the winners and losers in the business community." USA Today (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Watch 
  • Reviving Sears Canada is a marathon for new CEO
    Retail veteran and marathon runner Calvin McDonald left the relative safety of an executive post at Loblaw last year to lead turnaround efforts at Sears Canada, a chain he admits he never even thought about shopping at before. His turnaround efforts for the struggling brand hinge on boosting sales in a few key categories, raising the profile of Sears' private label offerings, lowering prices and loosening the returns policy. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Trends 
  Retail Technology 
  • 7 tips for using facial-recognition tools without upsetting the FTC
    Facial-recognition tools are working their way into online and real-world digital marketing, prompting the Federal Trade Commission to weigh in on best practices for the sector. Companies that use facial-recognition software or devices should give their customers fair warning and the ability to opt out, and should take steps to ensure their tools don't target children. CNET (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Main Street 
  • 3 tips for being a better boss
    Research suggests that many Americans would rather have a better boss than a raise, notes Ty Kiisel. You can improve your leadership skills by being polite and communicating respectfully with others, he writes. "Sometimes difficult decisions are required -- but that doesn't mean we can throw civility out the window," he writes. Forbes (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • Infographic: Shoppers rank top Halloween costumes, shopping sites
    A record 170 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, with shoppers expected to spend an average of nearly $80 on decorations, candy and costumes, according to NRF’s Halloween survey. Many are still on the hunt for the perfect costume, and NRF’s Top Costumes infographic breaks down the most sought-after characters for adults, kids and pets this year. Witches, vampires and super heroes are just a few of the top picks. View the infographic. Retail's BIG Blog (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retail's BIG Show EXPO gets bigger in 2013
    More than 25,000 retail professionals will gather in New York City to discover what's next for retail at NRF's Retail’s BIG Show, Jan. 13 to 16. The event, known for its huge EXPO with more than 450 solution providers, will offer even more in 2013 with the addition of a second hall on EXPO Level 1 of the Javits Convention Center. Admission to the EXPO is free for retailers. See who's exhibiting. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • McDonald's China teams with Angry Birds
    McDonald's has partnered with Angry Birds maker Rovio to offer customers in China special versions of the popular game they can play on mobile devices while in the restaurant. The promotion kicks off with a splashy commercial that has the birds being set in motion after the pigs steal a McDonald's burger. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenueAtlanta, GA
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