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March 26, 2013News for the retail industry

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  • Dollar General to open 635 new stores in 2013
    Dollar General reported a 0.5% rise in fourth-quarter sales and stronger-than-expected earnings, and the discount chain expects the addition of more food and tobacco items to bring stronger sales growth this year. The chain plans to open 635 new stores in 2013, driving the total to more than 11,000 by the end of the year. Retailing Today (3/25), Reuters (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Event-Driven Marketing: Omni-Channel, Real-Time Success
Real-time, event-driven marketing is the key to loyalty and profitability in a world where technology is changing fast. It's time to look forward - and back - to better influence today's consumer. Learn the differences between traditional campaign and event-driven marketing plus the benefits of a single-platform as the hub between you and your customer. Download the whitepaper and watch the webinar.
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  Retail Trends 
  • Consumers are expected to increase spending
    After two months of negative factors weighing against consumers, spending growth seen this year is expected to pick up. Reduced debt, rising employment and declining energy costs also are seen as stimulants. "Headwinds in February were temporary. They are going to be tailwinds in March," said Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research. Bloomberg (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tips for hiring great sales associates
    Smart and successful retail hiring starts with finding candidates who genuinely like and want to know about other people, says retail legend and former Macy's West CEO Bob Mettler. He explains with examples, including research into Asian beauty retail operations that helped spur the category to 17% of total volume in the Macy's West division. Forbes (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  Retail Technology 
 
  • CVS/pharmacy launches iPad app with 3D view
    CVS/pharmacy has launched an application for the iPad that gives users a 3D rendition of stores, allowing them to browse departments and access services. "Our app makes it unbelievably easy for customers to shop, fill prescriptions, manage their ExtraCare accounts and more through a highly personalized experience and 3D realism," said Brian Tilzer, senior vice president and chief digital officer. Drug Store News (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Scholarships make BIG dreams real
Do you have family or friends who are passionate for a career in loss prevention? What about IT? The University of Phoenix and NRF's "Dream BIG" program gives current retail employees a chance to earn a full-tuition scholarship good for any University of Phoenix campus or online degree in a retail-related field. Applications are due April 9. Learn more.
 

  NRF News 
  • The Container Store, HSN and more share the love for Dream BIG
    NRF and the University of Phoenix’s Dream BIG scholarship program will award 10 full-tuition scholarships to current retail employees. NRF staffers have been handing out cards to outstanding retail workers telling them about the program. And retailers such as The Container Store, HSN and Macy’s have being sharing the news with colleagues who could benefit from a degree in the many in-demand career paths in retail. Spread the word of this career-changing opportunity with friends and colleagues, and let them know that the deadline for applications is April 9. Learn more. Retail's BIG Blog (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • The CMO's guide to big data and social media
    As time passes on, the fusion of big data and social media presents a unique opportunity for brands to cultivate more than just customer dialogue. A white paper by Magic Logix in the Shop.org library explains the steps marketing executives can take to analyze social media to better define their target consumer and trigger more efficient marketing campaigns. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Domino's spot emphasizes quality over delivery speed
    A Domino's Pizza spot by Crispin Porter + Bogusky shows a legacy commercial emphasizing the chain's 30-minutes-or-less speed, then interrupts it with a contemporary quality message. A franchise owner, Robert Gavitt, explains that pan pizzas take longer to make but are worth the wait. Domino's CEO Patrick Doyle says the reintroduction of the pan pizza, the third attempt by the chain since 1986, has "helped drive higher sales, as well as increased traffic into our stores, something that's a key metric for us." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Retail Store ManagerThe Orvis CompanyMemphis, TN
Retail Planning ManagerThe Orvis CompanySunderland, VT
Retail Fishing ManagerThe Orvis CompanyPasadena, CA
Retail Fishing ManagerThe Orvis CompanyLombard, IL
Allocation and Replenishment ManagerHibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.Birmingham, AL
Director of MarketingCity Sports, Inc.Boston, MA
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It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit."
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