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January 18, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • Retailers pop-in for presidential inauguration
    Saks will open a pop-up shop at the Ritz-Carlton in Northwest Washington, D.C., this weekend, one of several luxury retailers looking to attract throngs of inauguration visitors with temporary stores. Bloomingdale's will set up shop at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown, while Neiman Marcus and Montblanc will be in the lobby of the St. Regis. USA Today (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Industry Watch 
 
  • Target debuts 6 online-only brands
    Target has rolled out six brands, including fashion label Labworks, that are available only on its website, the company says. Home-decor brand TOO by Blu Dot has pieces on display at the chain's five CityTarget stores, and shoppers can scan a QR code to access more information and make a purchase. Retailing Today (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Marshalls, ULTA Beauty sign up to sponsor "The Face"
    Oxygen has tapped a broad mix of fashion-related sponsors for its new model-competition series "The Face" that includes Marshalls, ULTA Beauty, Cosabella, Kleinfeld Bridal and Vogue Eyewear. "I think we really wanted to show the range of opportunities out there for models -- it's not just high fashion," said Jane Olson, a senior vice president in marketing and brand strategy at Oxygen. MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Delhaize posts U.S. sales gain for Q4
    U.S. sales increased 1.9% in the fourth quarter at Delhaize Group, bolstered by rising volume at Food Lion and Hannaford Supermarkets. The result reverses several quarters of decline. In mid-2011, the company began overhauling Food Lion to better appeal to price-sensitive customers. The Wall Street Journal (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

  Retail Trends 
 
  • How can brands win over Gen Y consumers?
    Authenticity, adventure and the chance to participate in creating "share-worthy" brands are key to winning and keeping Gen Y consumers, says ad agency executive and author Jeff Fromm. "It’s what is truly unique about Gen Y. They want to co-create everything, including the experience of the customer journey." MediaPost Communications (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • Retail CEOs share top priorities for 2013
    Eight retail CEOs shared their top goals for 2013 at Retail's BIG Show this week. The lineup included Wal-Mart chief Bill Simon, who launched new programs to revitalize manufacturing and bring back U.S. jobs, and Whole Foods' founder John Mackey, who wants to spread the philosophy and practice of conscious capitalism. Forbes (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Did you miss anything at Retail's BIG Show earlier this week? NRF SmartBrief curated the best social media insights, videos and ideas on Storify. Catch up on what you missed.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retailers get more creative as showrooming goes mainstream
    Showrooming may have started in consumer electronics stores, but it has spread, and shoppers are now using their mobile gadgets to compare prices and buy online all kinds of retail stores, executives said at Retail's BIG Show. The trend is driving new innovations, from puppies at Petco to exclusives at Target, to keep sales in the store. The Wall Street Journal (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Government Affairs 
  • Lundgren: Struggling states will drive online sales tax
    Eventually, all online retailers will collect sales tax from their shoppers, as states continue struggle to shore up their coffers, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren said at an event during Retail's BIG Show. "We pay tax on our Internet sales. Pure play merchants don't. There should be fewer loopholes, there should be fewer exceptions." Multichannel Merchant (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  NRF News 
  • A trip around the world of retail store trends
    Shoppers aren’t one-size-fits-all, and the closer a retailer can get in matching their store to their consumer the better. WSL Strategic Retail CEO, Founder and Chief Shopper Wendy Liebmann took attendees at Retail’s BIG Show on a safari to explore what’s working on Main Street, including Burberry’s new London store based on their website, and how Walgreens’ new flagship store in Chicago caters to the “daily living” of the 21st century urbanite. Read more. Retail's BIG Blog (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Which companies are leading the pack in digital retail?
    ShopRunner’s Chief Strategy Officer Fiona Dias has been involved in and observing retail’s evolution from senior leadership vantage points, ranging from GSI Commerce to Circuit City. During Shop.org’s First Look at Retail’s BIG Show earlier this week, Dias boiled down how these companies are innovating in four key areas: leadership, perseverance, product, and customer experience. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • McDonald's codes bags, cups with nutrition info
    McDonald's is rolling out redesigned bags and cups with QR codes that customers can scan to access nutritional information about the food and drinks inside. The company will debut the new packaging in the U.S. this week and release it in global markets in 18 languages throughout the year. QSRWeb.com (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Outback, Firehouse, Chick-fil-A win with consumers
    Chick-fil-A won out as the favorite quickservice chain in Technomic's Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award, and Firehouse Subs was the favorite among fast casuals and Outback Steakhouse was the top casual chain. Chains were evaluated on food and beverage, service, atmosphere and brand image. FastCasual.com (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Technical Support Statistician - Retail SolutionsSAS InstituteNationwide, United States
Assistant BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Merchandise BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Marketing Manager GFS Marketplace Grand Rapids , MI
Vice President of StoresKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenueMiami / Dadeland, FL
Brand AmbassadorSaks Fifth AvenueBal Harbour, FL
Safety Program Manager CarMaxRichmond, VA
Century 21 Department Stores eCommerce Project ManagerCentury 21Secaucus, NJ
Immediate Opening for Experienced Transactional Real Estate Attorney ConfidentialSan Francisco, CA
BuyerCentury 21 Department Storesnew york city, NY
Oracle Merchandise Operations Management Consultants Oracle America IncNationwide, United States
Director of MarketingSaks Fifth AvenueHuntington Station - Long Island, NY
Vice President of MarketingSleep ExpertsCarrollton, TX
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  SmartQuote 
If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones."
--Don Herold,
American humorist, writer and cartoonist


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