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February 21, 2013News for the retail industry

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  Industry Watch 
  • Build-A-Bear sets new standard for canine couture
    Millennial women who grew up on Beanie Babies and graduated to small dogs are flocking to Build-A-Bear Workshop to dress their canines in outfits originally created for the retailer's stuffed bears. "These women have this ‘make it work’ attitude that they’ll hack a computer program to get it to do what they want, they’ll create or repurpose stuff to meet their needs," said youth marketing analyst Melanie Shreffler. Forbes (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Technology 
  • 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 barcode as they fill their carts, then the application generates a QR code that's scanned at the self-payment kiosks. Internet Retailer (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • NRF: Americans' spending plans hit hard by payroll tax increase
    A change in federal tax law has caused nearly three-quarters of consumers to rethink how they plan their household budgets, according to a new NRF survey. “Every day we hear about building the middle class. We can only do that if we tear down barriers that prevent consumers from investing their hard-earned money back into our nation’s economy,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • 50 ways to navigate and design in a multi-screen mobile world
    The macro shift to mobile Web browsing has been predicted for years, and the rate of mobile web usage is on track to surpass those who surf the web on desktops by 2014. To balance this exponential growth, along with keeping up with the world’s steady march toward greater device diversity, Mobify identifies five proven ways to deal with these two major problems for long-term strategic success. Included are 50 tactical tips for web designers and developers on how to build for a mobile, multi-screen Web. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Heidi Klum to headline new Carl's Jr. spots
    Supermodel and "Project Runway" producer and host Heidi Klum is the next pretty face signed on to sell Carl's Jr. burgers in commercials set to begin airing next month. Next week, rival Wendy's will also debut new spots, featuring the booming voice of announcer Dick Vitale promoting the Baconator burger with the tagline "It’s the bacon, baby!" BurgerBusiness.com (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Senior Brand ManagerThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc. South Deerfield , MA
Category Sales AnalystThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc. South Deerfield, MA , MA
Vice President of Retail, Parks & ResortsDelaware North CompaniesBuffalo, NY
VP of MerchandisingUniversity Co-operative SocietyAustin, TX
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
WW Director Digital Strategy & Platforms Johnson & Johnson Multiple Locations, United States
Director Internal AuditUlta BeautyBolingbrook, IL
Director, E-Commerce Marketing The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Online Marketing Manager The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Social & Mobile Marketing Manager The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Director of E-CommerceKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Senior Strategic PlannerTracyLockeWilton, CT
Director Loyalty Marketing REIKent, WA
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Director of E-Commerce DC & LogisticsFrancesca'sHouston, TX
CLIENT SERVICES BUSINESS ANALYSTKWIGreenvale, NY
Assistant Implementation ManagerKWIGreenvale, NY
Director of eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Business Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Delivery Manager - Master Data & Merchandising Systems SupportBelkCharlotte, NC
Delivery Manager - CRMBelkCharlotte, NC
Corporate Recruiter- MerchandisingBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
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