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February 6, 2013News for the retail industry

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  • Aeropostale president to retire
    Michael J. Cunningham will retire from his post as president at apparel retailer Aeropostale next month, after more than 12 years with the company. His duties will be shared by CEO Thomas P. Johnson and CFO Marc D. Miller, the company said. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Trends 
  • Strong demand sparks new designs in denim
    The arrival of the skinny jean eight years ago signaled the start of a growing demand for women's denim apparel, and retailers and brands including Macy's and Ralph Lauren are expanding their denim lines to include corsets, pencil skirts and other pieces. Sales of women's jeans grew 8% last year, almost twice the growth of the overall women's apparel category, according to NPD Group. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury brands gear up for Chinese New Year
    A growing number of Western luxury retailers are gearing up to celebrate the 15-day Lunar New Year holiday that starts Feb. 10, with new products like Bulgari's $400,000 diamond and jade Serpenti necklace to commemorate the Year of the Snake. Bergdorf Goodman in New York has added Mandarin speakers to serve the expected spike in Chinese shoppers, and Harrods in London will sell snake-emblazoned gold bullion bars. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Technology 
  • Chinese factory makes faster fashion with RFID
    Growing demand for fast fashion spurred China's Affirm Heart Far East to add an RFID-based system to the manufacturing process. After fabric is cut, each section has a passive RFID tag attached that then tracks it through the process, giving the factory a means to track every piece and figure out how and where delays are happening. RFID Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Do you have career-driven employees? Dare them to "Dream BIG"
    Any current retail employee looking to advance their career through higher education now has a chance to earn a financial advantage. The NRF Foundation and the University of Phoenix have partnered to create the “Dream BIG” scholarship program, which offers 10 full-tuition scholarships to any University of Phoenix campus or online program dedicated to one of the many in-demand disciplines in the industry. The deadline to submit an application is April 9. Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pinterest vs. Facebook: Which site wins at shopping engagement?
    As one of the newest social media darlings, Pinterest has established itself as the dominant source for visual inspiration, with questions now focusing on e-commerce comparisons with Facebook. In a white paper posted in the library, Bizrate Insight tackles how shopping conversions and product inspiration measure up between the two channels, and how activities with brands and retailers vary by each platform. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • McMuffins get new life in global markets
    McDonald's push to try out new items in international markets has grown to include the McMuffin. In Japan, the Mega McMuffin comes with double sausage plus bacon, while barbecued pork has been added to the iconic morning sandwich in Germany. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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