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February 7, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • Obama picks former REI chief to head Interior
    President Barack Obama named REI president and CEO Sally Jewell as his pick to succeed Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. Jewell is a trained engineer who worked in oil fields and banks before taking the helm at the $2-billion-a-year outdoor clothing and gear retailer. "She knows that there's no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress, that, in fact, those two things need to go hand and hand," Obama said. USA Today (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.

  Industry Watch 
 
  • Penney's CEO: New pricing approach was right
    J.C. Penney's move away from promotional pricing to everyday low prices was the right move, despite the drop in sales, CEO Ron Johnson said in interviews this week. The department store, which has introduced new coupons in a nod to bargain hunters, expects to complete its shops-within-a-shop transformation in 2015. The Wall Street Journal (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Home Depot to add 80,000 seasonal workers
    Home Depot will hire about 80,000 seasonal workers at U.S. stores this spring, 10,000 more than the home-improvement chain brought in to handle the busy season last year. Companies that make everything from power tools and cement mixers to furniture and carpet fibers are seeing stronger demand as the housing market improves. The Wall Street Journal (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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 Trends 
 
  • Retail buyers gear up for Fashion Week
    New York Fashion Week starts today, with retail buyers from high-end department stores including Saks, Neiman Marcus and Holt Renfrew keeping a keen eye out for fall trends likely to help boost sales of designer styles. "The brands which offer authentic, differentiated design are thriving, especially when the collections are well balanced from a lifestyle standpoint, novel, high quality and sensitive to warm climate," said Neiman Marcus specialty retail president Jim Gold. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  Policy & Government Affairs 
 
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  NRF News 
  • For Walgreens, omnichannel is imperative to success
    From redesigned flagship stores to enhanced fulfillment options such as same-day delivery, Walgreens has diligently repositioned the 112-year-old company to be a model 21st-century retailer. During Retail’s BIG Show last month in New York, Walgreens' vice president of e-commerce shared a glimpse of the company’s omnichannel evolution and how investments both online and off have helped meet the demands of the digital age. Read more. Shop.org Blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Act now and save $400 on NRF's Global Supply Chain Summit
    Registration is now open for the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit, May 19 to 21 in Dallas. The summit provides a unique environment for senior-level retail supply chain executives and logistics partners to network and learn about industry challenges and solutions. This year’s event focuses on omnichannel retailing, corporate social responsibility and global trade management. To secure the advance registration rate and save $400, register by March 1. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Quickservice chains show the love
    Caviar, champagne and high-priced plates aren't the only ways to a loved one's heart on Valentine's Day. White Castle and Waffle House are taking reservations for their annual Valentine's Day specials, Krispy Kreme is hawking heart-shaped doughnuts, and Papa Murphy's is selling a heart-shaped take-and-bake pizza for couples to share at home. The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Director of Customer ExperienceFrancesca'sHouston, TX
Experienced Retail ManagerTotal Wine & MoreSeattle, WA
Trade Compliance ManagerWest MarineWatsonville, CA
Director of E-Commerce DC & LogisticsFrancesca'sHouston, TX
CLIENT SERVICES BUSINESS ANALYSTKWIGreenvale, NY
Assistant Implementation ManagerKWIGreenvale, NY
PlannerSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
eCommerce Systems and Operations LeadSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
WW Director Digital Strategy & Platforms Johnson & Johnson Multiple Locations, United States
Senior CounselMeijerGrand Rapids, MI
Human Resources DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueSan Francisco, CA
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
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
Retail Director #2936Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)Albany, GA
Vice President of MarketingSleep ExpertsCarrollton, TX
Cosmetics Selling ManagerSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
VP MarketingLittle SwitzerlandSt. Thomas, USA Virgin Islands
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