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March 27, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Industry Watch 
 
  • Safeway to add SoloHealth kiosks
    About 700 Safeway stores will add SoloHealth Station kiosks beginning in April. "We believe that access, awareness and education are keys to a healthy lifestyle, and we’re bringing comprehensive health and wellness services directly to Safeway’s customers," said Stephen Kendig, chief commercial officer and executive vice president, SoloHealth. Drug Store News (3/26) 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 
 
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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  Retail Technology 
 
  • 3 key omnichannel retail trends for 2013
    Online retail and the rapid rise of mobile technology aren't putting an end to brick-and-mortar stores, but they are transforming the way consumers use them, writes Domo COO Steve Wellen. Omnichannel retailers that "think showrooms instead of traditional stores," incorporate tablets and other mobile technology, and adapt to the different ways shoppers use different mobile devices will more than hold their own against pure-play online retailers, he writes. Multichannel Merchant (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 
  • What does it take to design a retail organization of the future?
    Digital retail has transformed more than just the customer experience. It’s revolutionized the way retail organizations think about building a less silo-ed company structure. In a members-only webinar today at 3 p.m. Eastern time, executives from REI and Okamura Consulting will review key findings from a new Shop.org study conducted with more than 40 retailers, including heads of e-commerce, CIOs, CMOs, HR leaders and CEOs, and explain how multi-brand companies or global brands are developing and using a shared services model. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
 
  • Harnessing happiness -- the Coca-Cola way
    ”We have to first realize that we’re in a world where marketers don’t own the brand. The market does,” Coca-Cola Company Senior Vice President for North America Marketing Alison Lewis said during a keynote session at Retail’s BIG Show. Executives from HSN and Walgreens were also on the panel to explain how their partnerships go beyond just generating sales by creating memorable experiences and a smile or two along the way. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Starbucks CEO stands by stance on gay marriage
    Starbucks' decision to support gay marriage wasn't an economic one, CEO Howard Schultz told a shareholder who expressed concern at the company's annual meeting. "The lens we use to make decisions is the lens of our people. We want to embrace diversity." Schultz cited the 38% return on investments that shareholders received last year, saying the shareholder could "sell your shares of Starbucks. It’s a free country." American City Business Journals/Atlanta (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Fatburger chief shares the skinny on growth
    Fatburger's 10-year growth spurt has brought the total number of units to more than 150, despite a 2009 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by two subsidiaries that led to some store closings. The company began expanding internationally in 2006, and both domestic and global markets are targeted for future growth, said CEO Andy Wiederhorn. FastCasual.com (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
 
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To know oneself, one should assert oneself."
--Albert Camus,
French author, journalist and philosopher


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