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February 22, 2013

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  • Retail landlords cheer Office Depot, OfficeMax merger
    The planned merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax may result in the closure of some stores, but retail landlords still see it as a positive path to create a stronger chain for the future. "We see this, on balance, as being a good thing for the industry and an opportunity for us," said Drew Alexander, CEO of Weingarten Realty Investors, whose shopping centers include 23 Office Depots and 11 OfficeMax stores. The Wall Street Journal (2/20) Email this Story
  • Wal-Mart extends "scan-and-go" option to more stores
    Wal-Mart has added its mobile self-checkout option at 40 Denver-area stores, after launching the first tests of the "scan-and-go" system at stores in four other markets. Shoppers use their smartphones to scan each product's bar code as they fill their carts, then the application generates a QR code that's scanned at self-payment kiosks. Internet Retailer (2/20) Email this Story
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  • Build your courage one small act at a time
    Carry out small, courageous acts every day -- such as by speaking up to your boss or tackling a project that you've failed at in the past -- so that you'll be ready when your resolve is truly tested, writes Bill Treasurer, founder of Giant Leap Consulting. "Big courage feats come on the heels of many little courage acts," he writes. (2/19) Email this Story
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