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01 February 2013
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Global retail industry news

  Global Industry Watch 
  • Sears Canada to cut 700 jobs amid 'rightsizing'
    Sears Canada will trim its store staff by 360 and shed 300 distribution center employees in a move to "right-size" the struggling retail operation in advance of Target's entry into the market this year. Reuters (31 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

  Retail in Europe 
 
  • Louis Vuitton scales back growth to regain luxury lustre
    Louis Vuitton will slow its global expansion plans and focus on promoting its high-end brands in an effort to keep the brand from losing its luxury cachet, said CEO Bernard Arnault. The brand, owned by luxury conglomerate LVMH, had been in expansion mode and now operates more than 460 stores in 50 countries. Reuters (31 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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A Retailer's Guide to 'Demand-Driven' (+Gartner Research)
Consumers today have access to endless input and decide in moments. Discover how the demand-driven supply chain responds quickly to changing consumer preferences and supports demand shaping, while pre-emptively positioning inventory. This has far-reaching impacts on the enterprise and supplier community, not to mention the top and bottom line.

  Retail in Asia 
 
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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.
Click here to access the report.

  E-commerce Spotlight 
 
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Technology Solutions 
 
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.

  Spotlight on Fashion 
  • A new heyday for British-made fashion?
    Traditional British brands including Mulberry and Burberry still make some of their products in the UK, but the revitalization of the country's fashion manufacturing base is coming from smaller, more unexpected sources. Mary Portas created a UK-made lingerie brand in an empty factory, providing jobs and skills for formerly unemployed workers; David Hieatt revitalized a small town's abandoned jeans factory with a new made-in-the-UK brand. The Guardian (London) (29 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • Retail's BIG Show keynotes, presentations, 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
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