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January 10, 2013News for the retail industry

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NRF Big Show: How Petco and Walgreens Use Data to Drive Profits
Join us for a discussion with executives from Petco and Walgreens about how they leverage scientific tests to understand which marketing, pricing, merchandising, capex, and operations programs work, which don't, and which can be fine-tuned to maximize profits at 4:30pm on Monday, Jan. 14, in Room 3D05. Click here to read more.
  Industry Watch 
  • Chico's CEO: Love the customer you're with
    Chico's CEO David F. Dyer was an industry veteran with a seat on the board when he took the reins in 2009, orchestrating a turnaround that started with changing the mindset of management team that was trying to make the chain's 35-and-over core customers younger and cooler than they wanted to be. “I would say, love the one you are with. We had one of the best customer segments in the industry that we really just walked away from.” Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Check out the Social Buzz around Retail's BIG Show
SmartBrief's live coverage of Retail's BIG Show on Storify provides a curated collection of the best social media content about the show. See it now.
  Retail Trends 
 
  • The evolving face of retail real estate
    The rise in online shopping is driving big changes to retail real estate in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, with mall remodels and smaller stores expected to take the place of older, bigger spaces, according to the 23rd Annual Shopping Center Survey & Forecast from The Weitzman Group. "Almost every power retailer is rolling out smaller stores today," said CEO Herb Weitzman. American City Business Journals/Dallas (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Seasonal sales hit $248.8 billion
    U.S. retail sales in November and December rose 2.5% over the same period in 2011, to $248.8 billion, according to a report from ShopperTrak. NRF, which forecast a 4.1% increase at the beginning of the season, will release its holiday sales results at the BIG Show in New York City on Tuesday. Boston Herald (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Technology 
  • How will tech tools drive retail trends in 2013?
    Mobile technology will fuel the rise of "shoppable media," such as videos from retailers including Juicy Couture, Target and Asos that incorporate QR codes to let viewers make immediate purchases. Mobile is working its way into the retail experience in other ways as well, especially at the checkout, where associates are increasingly armed with tablets, and pilot projects like Wal-Mart's Scan and Go let shoppers scan QR codes and pay at self-serve kiosks. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • 10 things to know before you go to Retail’s BIG Show
    It’s nearly here. The industry’s main event, Retail’s BIG Show, will begin this weekend in New York City. If you haven’t already heard, the event is on pace for a record-breaking year with more than 25,000 attendees. Whether this is your first time or your 21st time, check out our list of must-know tips to consider before you go. Read more. Retail's BIG Blog (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Retail's BIG Show '13: There’s an app for that
    Those headed to New York this weekend for Retail’s BIG Show, Jan. 13 to 16, have a convenient way to access all event information. The free event mobile app is now available in the App Store and Google Play and provides session information, show agendas, maps, social networking, exhibitor information and much more at your fingertips. Download the app now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Editor's Note 
  • Up-to-the-minute social coverage of Retail's BIG Show 2013
    Whether you're headed to Retail's BIG Show in NYC this weekend or just eager for the latest updates, check out NRF SmartBrief's Storify live feed, which curates the best and most important social content about the event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Technical Support Statistician - Retail SolutionsSAS InstituteNationwide, United States
Assistant BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Merchandise BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Safety Program Manager CarMaxRichmond, VA
BuyerCentury 21 Department Storesnew york city, NY
Oracle Merchandise Operations Management Consultants Oracle America IncNationwide, United States
VP ConstructionBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Century 21 Department Stores eCommerce Project ManagerCentury 21Secaucus, NJ
Assistant DesignerKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee , WI
Merchandise Buyer - Multiple Categories, Multiple ChannelsKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI
Merchandise Planner - Multiple CategoriesKohl's Department StoresMenomonee Falls, WI
Director of MarketingSaks Fifth AvenueHuntington Station - Long Island, NY
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