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January 31, 2013News for the retail industry

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  • Tiffany readies engagement rings for Valentine's Day push
    Tiffany & Co. is launching a multimedia campaign to inspire Valentine's Day sales of engagement rings. The "What Makes Love True" theme will be carried through social media channels and two-page spreads in magazines such as Condé Nast's Town & Country wedding issue. Among the initiatives are a "Drop a Hint" social media feature. Luxury Daily (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Australia's Lorna Jane boosts U.S. expansion
    Australian activewear retailer Lorna Jane will open its largest U.S. shop, in San Francisco next month, the latest move in an expansion plan that put 10 new stores in Southern California last year. The brand will compete in the increasingly crowded yoga and workout wear market by providing fashionable, functional gear that inspires women to exercise, says founder Lorna Jane Clarkson. American City Business Journals/San Francisco (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Macy's celebrates 10 years of Go Red campaign
    Macy's, one of two national sponsors for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, will celebrate this year with in-store events, a social media campaign and sales on limited-edition red dresses from Ellen Tracy, Kensie and Marilyn Monroe. The promotion has raised more than $300 million for the cause since the first Wear Red Friday 10 years ago. MediaPost Communications (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Safeway debuts ExxonMobil fuel-discount program
    Safeway shoppers can earn discounts at Exxon and Mobil gas stations in the mid-Atlantic region when they buy groceries using their Safeway Club Card. "By teaming up with ExxonMobil, we're able to thank our customers with a loyalty program that makes two frequent and critical purchases lead to real savings," Safeway President of Customer Loyalty Mir Aamir said. The Baltimore Sun/Consuming Interests blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Trends 
  • The art and science of proper sizing
    The fashion industry hasn't hit on a consistent method of setting sizes, which means the right fit can vary greatly between brands and styles. Some retailers are moving away from the size tag by using online tools for custom fitting, and chains including Ann Taylor, Gap and J.Crew now offer a wider assortment of their styles in tall and petite sizes. The Wall Street Journal (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Grocers raise quality bar on prepared foods
    Supermarkets' prepared food offerings won over budget-conscious consumers during the downturn, but many shoppers are turning back to restaurant meals as the economy improves, according to Technomic. Now, some retailers are improving the quality of their prepared offerings in an push to keep customers coming back, the report says. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Main Street 
  • Fashion guru leverages blog to launch design business
    Starting a fashion blog in 2010 turned out be a shrewd business move for Shauna Miller. She used her blog, Penny Chic, to help readers learn how to put together fashionable outfits by shopping at stores such as Wal-Mart and Forever 21. The blog led to a gig as a freelance consultant, and Miller eventually started her own clothing line, which will appear in Wal-Mart's online store. "It's surreal to have my own line, but I'm just sitting here at my computer, making it happen the only way I know how," Miller said. Business Insider (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • Last call: How to prepare your business for the Affordable Care Act
    Good insurance coverage isn’t enough for employers to avoid penalties once each part of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect -- especially if an employee’s share of the premium exceeds a certain income level. NRF Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel Neil Trautwein will cover key provisions in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. ET Friday, explaining the basics and nuances all business owners need to know as well as how the law will shape future workforce decisions. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NRF SmartStat: Jan. 31, 2013
    More than three quarters of viewers said they view Super Bowl commercials as entertainment. Source: RAMA survey conducted by BIGinsight. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BIG Show keynotes, presentations and sessions -- at your fingertips
    If you weren’t one of the 27,600 who attended Retail’s BIG Show 2013 in New York -- or you couldn’t make all the sessions you wanted to -- NRF has a solution. Three keynotes are available on demand for free, and select audio presentation packages are available via NRF Session Replay. There are also free presentation handouts provided by speakers. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Chains go big with Super Bowl party packs
    Quickservice and fast-casual chains are ramping up their party-size offerings for Super Bowl Sunday. Chipotle will bring back the carryout carton for orders of six to 100 burritos, KFC will sell a new 26-piece bucket that comes with a bowl of wings and chicken bites, and others including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and McDonald's have created super-sized party packaging just for the big game. The Wall Street Journal (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Experienced Retail ManagerTotal Wine & MoreSeattle, WA
Cosmetics Selling ManagerSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Store Director In TrainingMeijerStatewide , IN
Mechanical Technician (A+ Certification Required)MeijerMishawaka, IN
Director- Branding & Packaging GraphicsMeijerGrand Rapids, MI
Store DetectiveMeijerDefiance, OH
Safety Program Manager CarMaxRichmond, VA
Vice President of StoresKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Retail Director #2936Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)Albany, GA
Immediate Opening for Experienced Transactional Real Estate Attorney ConfidentialSan Francisco, CA
BuyerCentury 21 Department Storesnew york city, NY
Oracle Merchandise Operations Management Consultants Oracle America IncNationwide, United States
Vice President of MarketingSleep ExpertsCarrollton, TX
Journeyman Meat Cutter - Indianapolis MarketMeijerGreenwood, IN
VP MarketingLittle SwitzerlandSt. Thomas, USA Virgin Islands
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