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September 20, 2012News for the wholesale distribution industry

  Top Story 
  • Canadian Tire campaign highlights its roots
    Canadian Tire is launching a new ad campaign this week that takes a nostalgic look back at the distinctly Canadian retailer's 90-year history. The retailer has shifted more of its advertising budget from grass-roots campaigns to mass media, hiring Christopher Plummer to narrate spots that break about six months before Target is set to make its Canadian debut. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Supervalu's Jewel-Osco plans reception for Hispanic Heritage Month
    For the fifth year, Jewel-Osco will host a VIP reception at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The "Sabor de la Herencia Hispana" reception is "designed to honor the Hispanic vendors whose products we carry on our shelves, as well as to support the culinary talents of Hispanic youth and recognize the exceptional contributions of this vibrant community," said Brian Huff, president of the Supervalu banner. Drug Store News (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Operations and Technology 
  • How the cloud can help your supply chain
    Cloud computing can help suppliers manage the high volume of partners they must communicate and share data with, Steve Dowse of International Asset Systems writes. The cloud can also help businesses gain control over orders, products and shipments, and turn their supply chains into dynamic networks, he writes. SupplyChainDigital.com (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Should you buy cyberattack insurance?
    A growing number of companies are investing in cyberrisk insurance, which offers a degree of protection against the consequences of hacking, business disruptions and digital data breaches. Getting a cyberpolicy is a smart move, but it shouldn't be seen as a replacement for robust online security, experts say. "[B]uying a policy should not give companies a false sense of security; strong internal countermeasures are still required," writes Scott J. Shackelford. Strategy+Business online (free registration) (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sales and Marketing 
  • 3 website-design flaws that drive away customers
    Well-designed websites are more likely to win conversions than those with less professional polish, Naomi Ruth Ganhinhin writes. Cluttered layouts, an over-reliance on Flash or just plain ugliness can scare away potential customers, Ganhinhin warns. TopTenWholesale.com (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Business Leader 
  • Smart bosses carry duct tape, former CIA official says
    Good leadership is about being prepared, former CIA official Henry Crumpton says. That can mean traveling with a proper toolkit -- Crumpton suggests always carrying duct tape, safety pins and a bandanna -- but it's also about cultivating a flexible, unflappable state of mind. "CEOs must prepare for more of the unfamiliar and, sometimes, deal with what they had thought was improbable, perhaps impossible," he explains. CNNMoney/Fortune (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 4 ways to lead meetings that accomplish something
    Everyone has been to their share of unproductive meetings, but leaders can make sure something is actually accomplished during these gatherings. It's a good idea to run short, focused meetings and to make sure everyone stays on topic, according to Dominique Schurman of Papyrus. If someone wants to talk about something that isn't within the scope of the meeting, leaders should agree to talk about it at a later time. CBS MoneyWatch (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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