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December 26, 2012
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  Trends & Innovations 
  • EBay teams with stores on mobile initiatives
    EBay has partnered with brick-and-mortar retailers including Toys R Us, Macy's, Target and Best Buy to build mobile systems that facilitate in-store shopping. The move is designed to help eBay capitalize on in-store shopping, which still comprises about 95% of overall retail activity, analysts say. Bloomberg (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Analyzing ROI for RIFD in Retail
RFID-based inventory management delivers tremendous benefits to retailers, including significant revenue uplift, enhanced customer service, confident omni-channel execution, and inventory analytics. RFID can lead to sales uplifts of 5% to 15%, learn how in this free paper.
  Retail News 
  • Retailers race to build up online infrastructure
    Traditional retailers are building and buying the facilities, skills and technology they need to create thriving online operations. This year, retailers including Macy's, Saks, Dillard's and Kohl's unveiled massive new online fulfillment centers, and others including Wal-Mart and Home Depot have been acquiring startups to add the tech tools they need to compete online. Reuters (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
  Finance & Policy 
  • Obama administration reportedly considers boosting refinancing plans
    Sources say the Obama administration is looking at plans to offer mortgage-refinancing programs to borrowers who owe more than their homes are worth and who don't have mortgages backed by the U.S. government. At the end of June, about 22% of all homes with a mortgage -- approximately 10.8 million homes, down from 12.1 million at the end of 2011 -- were worth less than what borrowers owed. The Wall Street Journal (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IHA News 
  • IHA partners with Good360 to help hurricane victims
    IHA is partnering with Good360 to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Good360 works with specific agencies to assess the needs of victims and target product and other donations from IHA members to those in need. There are three ways IHA members can help: donate money, donate products or transportation, or join Good360's disaster coalition. To donate products or transportation, e-mail Doyle Delph at Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Plan now to attend the industry's premier housewares marketplace
    Profit from the experience and plan to attend the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show, March 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The Show, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, will feature 2,100 companies from around the globe and more than 60,000 attendees. If you haven't registered for your free Show badge, sign up today. The Show’s registration website includes easy one-stop shopping for making your hotel reservations and airfare. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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