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October 11, 2012News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
 
  • Toys R Us to pop up at Macy's for the holidays
    Toys R Us will open holiday pop-up shops inside 24 Macy's stores around the country, starting on Monday and running through Jan. 15. The 1,500-square-foot spaces will feature a selection of dolls, action figures, puzzles and other toys. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Retail winners are embracing an omnichannel strategy
Retail is undergoing a transformation spurred by new technology and consumer demands, and companies are moving towards omnichannel to stay relevant. As traditional systems fall short, leaders are adopting cloud-based technology to gain visibility and connect with partners. Download this free white paper to learn how retailers use cloud to gain a level of control not possible with license-and-install software.
  Industry Watch 
  • Intermix is on the block
    Private-equity firm Goode Partners has put its 40% stake in fashion retailer Intermix up for sale as the company seeks strategic partners to help it grow, said co-founder and CEO Khajak Keledjian. The chain's 30-plus U.S. and Canada stores sell a mix of luxury brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Herve Leger and Rag & Bone. The Wall Street Journal (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • J.Crew takes aim at Asia
    J.Crew has opened its first venture outside the U.S., an in-store shop at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. The move comes after about a decade of repositioning and expansion at home, says design team member Jenna Lyons, who talks about the apparel chain's expansion plans and focus on fashion in the first half of this two-part interview. Forbes (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Other News
  Retail Trends 
  Retail Technology 
  • EBay redesign brings speedier checkout
    EBay's redesigned website includes a faster, two-step buying process. The process involves a one-click payment tool after a customer clicks to buy an item. That first click keeps eBay from having to pay Amazon to use its patented one-click checkout technology, the company said. The Wall Street Journal (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • NRF releases 4th quarter Retail Sales Outlook
    High anxiety about the U.S. economy and the pending fiscal cliff will impact the overall pace of the U.S. recovery, according to NRF’s most recent Retail Sales Outlook. The quarterly report uses recent economic data to analyze the impact of key indicators such as employment and the housing market on retail sales growth. NRF members can download a free copy. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 
  • Tips for turbocharging your e-mail marketing strategy
    Mastering e-mail marketing basics such as benchmarks, list growth, and deliverability are some of the first steps to achieving peak performance. But in order to reach the next level of success, retailers must better understand what customers want while also offering a more enhanced, personalized experience. At the Shop.org Digital Retail Bootcamp in Denver, Listrak CEO Ross Kramer explained which strategies retailers are investing in and the stand-out techniques that are reinvigorating e-mail marketing and driving ROI in the marketplace. Read more. Shop.org Blog (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Fast-casual menus help chains pull business from above
    Fast-casual chains have taken advantage of a trend toward fresh food and are considered by consumers a step up from fast food and a less-expensive alternative to casual dining. Panera Bread and Chipotle have enjoyed success emphasizing healthier, fresher menu items, and now more traditional fast-food chains are borrowing ideas from the trend. Taco Bell says its Cantina Bell items are drawing more women to the chain, and Arby's has started a campaign aimed at Subway, making slicing part of the brand identity by emphasizing the deli-like nature of meat sliced in the store. The Wall Street Journal (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Retail Associate Merchandise ManagerHallmarkKansas City, MO
Senior Vice President of MarketingTotal Wine & MorePotomac, MD
Corporate Saks Fifth Avenue Recruiting ManagerSaks Fifth AvenueMiami, FL
Director of MarketingSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Brand Ambassador - Chanel Ready-To-WearSaks Fifth AvenueMiami - Dadeland, FL
Executive AssistantTracyLockeWilton, CT
Associate Buyer, Children's BooksBarnes & Noble Inc.New York, NY
BuyerBarnes & Noble Inc.New York, NY
Associate BuyerFloor and Decor Smyrna, GA
Corporate Safety ManagerOfficeMaxNaperville, IL
RECRUITING MANAGERSaks Fifth AvenueBoca Raton, FL
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