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January 4, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • How Petco reversed slowing sales
    After two years of slipping sales and market share lost to big box and boutique competitors, Petco revamped its leadership strategy in 2007 to boost sales and profits by making the chain's 1,100 stores more engaging. The retailer worked with Root to develop a comprehensive training program aimed at educating leaders and managers across the organization on their new roles. Chief Learning Officer online (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Watch 
  • Wal-Mart, competitors dicker on price-comparison ads
    Competing retailers including Toys R Us and Best Buy that were called out by name in price-comparison ads from Wal-Mart have voiced complaints, saying the ads cite incorrect prices and don't always compare apples to apples. The company defended the ads, which spurred same-store sales 1.2% when the first ones aired last year, saying Wal-Mart is confident in the accuracy of the information. The Wall Street Journal (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wal-Mart names international format leader
    Lev Khasis, who joined Wal-Mart in 2011, has been tapped for the new post of president and CEO of new formats for Wal-Mart International. “Lev has a track record of developing innovative formats, and he will now focus on developing new concepts that can be deployed across our markets to provide future growth,” said spokesman Kevin Gardner. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Trends 
  • Men's fashion gains momentum in 2012
    Men's clothing sales grew 10% worldwide last year, according to Bain & Co., and the growth trend is on track to continue in 2013 with tailored menswear proving particularly strong, say retailers and designers. “There is definitely a desire for more modern, even contemporary, tailored clothing for young men. These guys are not looking for suits to wear to the office, but for going out at night," said Saks men's fashion director Eric Jennings. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Main Street 
  • 10 tips for boosting your business this year
    You can improve your business in 2013 by listening to employees' ideas, identifying new ways to generate income and focusing on the aspects of running your company that you are passionate about, experts say. "If you don't love what you're doing, you're never going to work hard enough to be one of the best," said Ken Blanchard, co-author of "The One Minute Manager." Entrepreneur online (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • Best practices to protect brands and consumers from counterfeiters
    E-commerce has enabled retailers to do business on a global scale, but in turn has moved the business of counterfeits from the street corner to the digital world. A study by MarkMonitor analyzed the relationship between online shoppers, the search terms they use and the sites that they visit when seeking apparel and luxury goods. This white paper in the library underscores the need for companies at all price points to implement proactive brand protection strategies in the online marketplace. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Act now to save $150 on Retail's BIG Show
    Friday, Jan. 4 is the last opportunity to secure a $150 registration discount for Retail’s BIG Show 2013, Jan. 13 to 16 in New York. The event attracts more than 25,000 industry pros, with executives from The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, HSN, Walgreens and many more already signed up. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Assistant BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
Merchandise BuyerEverything But WaterOrlando, FL
VP ConstructionBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Century 21 Department Stores eCommerce Project ManagerCentury 21Secaucus, NJ
Site Support Engineer/Developer-Omni ChannelPetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Solutions Architect/Analyst (Integration)-Omni ChannelPetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Solutions Architect/Analyst (Functional)-Omni ChannelPetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Assistant DesignerKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee , WI
District ManagerFrancesca's CollectionsRaleigh, NC
Oracle Retail Business ConsultantOracle America, Inc.Nationwide, United States
Merchandise Buyer - Multiple Categories, Multiple ChannelsKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI
Merchandise Planner - Multiple CategoriesKohl's Department StoresMenomonee Falls, WI
Director Retail Operations HMSHost Detroit, MI
Director, Merchandising Operations REIKent, WA
Oracle Retail Technical ConsultantOracle America, Inc.Nationwide, United States
E-Commerce MerchantKohl's Department StoresMilwaukee / Menomonee Falls, WI
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