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January 8, 2013News for the retail industry

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Euclid Introduces the First Zero-Hardware Solution for Real-World Shopper Analytics
Euclid Zero gives retailers the ability to measure in-store behavior using their existing wireless infrastructure from leading enterprise Wi-Fi providers Aerohive, Aruba, Fortinet and Xirrus. Once enabled, retailers can access actionable insights for improving shopper traffic, engagement, loyalty and revenue. Learn more
  Industry Watch 
 
  • D'Ambrosio resigns, Lampert to take the reins at Sears
    Sears CEO Lou D'Ambrosio has resigned the post after two years, and Edward Lampert will step into the post, the company said Monday. Lampert, who hired former IBM executive D'Ambrosio to beef up the retailer's tech presence, says that he believes investments in Sears' loyalty programs and other technology innovations will eventually pay off. The Wall Street Journal (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Penney's: What comes after the learning curve?
    Ron Johnson's biggest surprise since spearheading a sea change at J.C. Penney was the wave of negative reactions when the department store launched a simplified pricing scheme, the CEO told attendees at a recent event. The retail veteran also said that he's confident the new strategy will start to pay off when a slew of new brands hit the stores this spring. "When you think about it, in four years from now, all of our stores will be brand new." Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • D.C.-area mall wins more luxury retailers
    The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Va., is trading its image as a teen hangout for a more sophisticated vibe as it signs new, higher-end tenants including Kate Spade, Bose, Oakley and Coach. Other Washington, D.C.-area malls including Tysons Corner Center and Chevy Chase Pavilion are also adding new retailers as the economy rebounds. The Washington Post (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
A Retailer's Guide to 'Demand-Driven' (+Gartner Research)
Consumers today have access to endless input and decide in moments. Discover how the demand-driven supply chain responds quickly to changing consumer preferences and supports demand shaping, while pre-emptively positioning inventory. This has far-reaching impacts on the enterprise and supplier community, not to mention the top and bottom line.

  Retail Technology 
  NRF News 
  • NRF Foundation, University of Phoenix launch "Dream Big" scholarship
    An unprecedented partnership announced today between the NRF Foundation and the University of Phoenix will pave even more in-roads for retail employees looking to pursue a wide array of career opportunities within the retail industry. The Dream Big scholarship will award 10 current retail employees with full tuition at any University of Phoenix campus or online program. “With over 20 million Americans eligible to apply for this scholarship, we can’t wait to hear the dreams and stories of those who hope to advance their retail career through education, and look forward to making those dreams a reality for ten dedicated people in our industry,” said NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NRF SmartStat: Jan. 8, 2013
    Almost 80 countries were represented at Retail’s BIG Show last year. Will you attend in 2013? Source: NRF. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • How to master marketing automation systems
    Personalization has become the name of the game in today’s hyper-connected society, and technology-driven customer analytics plays a critical role for retailers to provide greater brand experiences for shoppers. In a STORES webinar on Jan. 9, executives from Freshpair.com and PivotLink will identify three key areas for customer analytics and explain how these insights are being integrated in Freshpair’s marketing campaigns to improve customer engagement and loyalty. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • McDonald's to test its wings in Chicago
    McDonald's will expand last year's Atlanta test of "Mighty Wings" to Chicago, selling the chicken wings in three-, five- or 10-piece servings starting at about $3. The company hasn't said whether it expects to add the wings to menus nationwide, and analysts say such a strategy could prove tricky as wholesale wing prices continue to soar. CBS MoneyWatch/The Associated Press (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Century 21 Department Stores eCommerce Project ManagerCentury 21Secaucus, NJ
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