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February 5, 2013News for the retail industry

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  Industry Watch 
  • The best retail workplaces share common traits
    Fourteen retailers have made Fortune's latest list of the best companies to work for, and many of them share certain traits that help make them great, writes NRF's Allison Kroeger. Zappos and Build-A-Bear Workshop show off their commitments to people in fat and lean years alike, Whole Foods puts trust in its team members, and Wegmans workers are rewarded for pointing out the good work of their peers. Retail's BIG Blog (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Other News
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Retail Trends 
 
  • Apparel factories retool in the age of fast fashion
    Clothing factories finally are moving toward more high-tech sewing machines, such as new computerized machines from Sunstar Machinery in Seoul that track every piece and standardize patterns and operations across a group of workers. The technology gives retailers a clearer picture of where their orders are in the process and how soon they'll arrive, key information in the fast-fashion age, said Sunstar chairman Park In-chul. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Shoppers let out their belts a bit
    Consumers are still taking a cautious approach to spending, but they're easing up a bit and allowing themselves the occasional splurge, according to research from BIGinsight. "We're not seeing big changes in the way consumers are spending, but as an uncertain economy becomes a part of everyday life we are finding that they're cutting themselves some slack now and then," said executive vice president Phil Rist. STORES magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dollar stores face increased competition, expansion
    Dollar stores made big bucks during the downturn, but the big chains' rapid expansion has made it more difficult to make ends meet. More than 1,100 dollar stores are expected to open this year, but cash-strapped consumers aren't spending the way they once did. "It's as if there are more days than there are dollars," says Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling. The Wall Street Journal (2/4) 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 
  • Facebook rolls out reusable gift cards
    Facebook is testing gift cards with a handful of retailers including Target, Sephora, Jamba Juice and Olive Garden. Users of the social site can order the cards online and have them mailed to friends. Once the owner of the reusable card is registered, other Facebook friends can add more credits to the account. The Huffington Post (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • 3 HR resolutions for retailers in 2013
    According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail industry has added about 300,000 non-seasonal employees in the last two years alone. As NRF Foundation Research Analyst Allison Kroeger explains, the latest installment of the NRF and Mercer Retail Compensation and Benefits Study reveals a growing trend among HR executives to increase focus on training and development to strengthen the industry’s dynamic workforce. Read more. Retail's BIG Blog (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Maximize your career through NRF's LinkedIn group
    More than 14,500 retail professionals have joined NRF's LinkedIn group to network with peers, post discussions, find solution providers, and connect with retail recruiters. If you're on LinkedIn, join the NRF group to catapult your connections to a new level. View the group. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Domino's, Buffalo Wild Wings win on Super Bowl Sunday
    The blackout that caused an unexpected intermission during Sunday's Super Bowl spurred more orders for Domino's Pizza and Buffalo Wild Wings, both of which were already having a banner night, the chains' CEOs said Monday. "I like any kind of a game that extends the time that our guests can stay in our restaurants," said Buffalo Wild Wings chief Sally Smith. CNBC (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Director of Customer ExperienceFrancesca'sHouston, TX
Experienced Retail ManagerTotal Wine & MoreSeattle, WA
Human Resources DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueSan Francisco, CA
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
Director of E-Commerce DC & LogisticsFrancesca'sHouston, TX
CLIENT SERVICES BUSINESS ANALYSTKWIGreenvale, NY
Assistant Implementation ManagerKWIGreenvale, NY
Senior CounselMeijerGrand Rapids, MI
Cosmetics Selling ManagerSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Store Director In TrainingMeijerStatewide , IN
Mechanical Technician (A+ Certification Required)MeijerMishawaka, IN
Director- Branding & Packaging GraphicsMeijerGrand Rapids, MI
Store DetectiveMeijerDefiance, OH
Retail Director #2936Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)Albany, GA
Vice President of StoresKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
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
Vice President of MarketingSleep ExpertsCarrollton, TX
Journeyman Meat Cutter - Indianapolis MarketMeijerGreenwood, IN
VP MarketingLittle SwitzerlandSt. Thomas, USA Virgin Islands
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  SmartQuote 
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse."
--Seneca the Younger,
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright


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