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March 6, 2013News for the retail industry

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  • Wal-Mart to open 115 more small-format outlets
    Wal-Mart is pleased with the performance of a new set of stores under 60,000 square feet -- a smaller format where location rules, says Bill Simon, chief of Wal-Mart's U.S. division. The retail giant hopes to open 115 more this fiscal year. "We can deliver price, and assortment and fresh food and Rx," says Simon. The Wall Street Journal (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Event-Driven Marketing: Omni-Channel, Real-Time Success
Real-time, event-driven marketing is the key to loyalty and profitability in a world where technology is changing fast. It's time to look forward - and back - to better influence today's consumer. Learn the differences between traditional campaign and event-driven marketing plus the benefits of a single-platform as the hub between you and your customer. Download the whitepaper and watch the webinar.
  Industry Watch 
 
  • Nordstrom takes 1st place with fashion fans
    Nordstrom unseated Kohl's to become American's favorite fashion retailer, according to a survey from Market Force Information. Kohl's landed in second place, and Macy's, Dillard's and J.C. Penney made the top five on the list, which ranks retailers based on eight attributes including customer service, atmosphere and designer options. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Trends 
 
  • Retail stocks help fuel new record highs
    Retail stocks are playing a key role as U.S. stock markets continue to rise; the S&P Retail Index is trading at record highs this week, driven largely by brands at the low and high ends of the price spectrum. Discounters including Ross Stores, TJX and Dollar Tree have seen their shares soar in recent years, as have high-end retailers including Ralph Lauren. CNBC (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.

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  Main Street 
 
  • Pittsburgh store uses nostalgia to win with brides, artisans
    Pittsburgh's Clarissa Boutique and Parker Button shop has grown the business and broadened its appeal in recent years among a wide audience of young artisans, brides-to-be seeking accessories to dress up simple gowns and even dry cleaners that are always in need of buttons. The shop has its roots in the Clarissa School of Fashion Design opened by Mary Narcisi in 1950, and today the shop is run by the founder's three daughters. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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  NRF News 
  • How to build a retail organization of the future
    A members-only webinar on March 27 will review key findings from a new Shop.org study conducted with over 40 retail executives, including heads of e-commerce, CIOs, CMOs, HR leads and CEOs. The study provides a snapshot of challenges and approaches by retailers in managing the influence of digital on their businesses, including how multi-brand companies or global brands are developing and using a shared services model. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
 
  • Register by Friday to save $400 on NRF's Global Supply Chain Summit
    NRF’s Global Supply Chain Summit, May 19-21 in Dallas, provides a unique environment for senior-level retail supply chain executives and logistics partners to network and learn about industry challenges and solutions, with this year’s focus on omnichannel retailing, corporate social responsibility, and global trade management. To secure the advance registration rate and save $400, register by March 8. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Retail Communications Sr. Manager - Sunglass HutLuxottica RetailCincinnati, OH
Retail Systems Project ManagerSystem OneHershey, PA
Client Manager4R Systems, Inc.Berwyn, PA
Account PlannersMARC USAPittsburgh, PA
Senior Corporate Internal AuditorPetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Merchandise PlannerSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
Director of MarketingCity Sports, Inc.Boston, MA
Senior Brand ManagerThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc. South Deerfield , MA
Category Sales AnalystThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc. South Deerfield, MA , MA
Online Marketing Manager The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Social & Mobile Marketing Manager The Yankee Candle Company South Deerfield , MA
Director of eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Business Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Sr. Systems Analyst - eCommerceBelkCharlotte, NC
Delivery Manager - Master Data & Merchandising Systems SupportBelkCharlotte, NC
Delivery Manager - CRMBelkCharlotte, NC
Vice President of Retail, Parks & ResortsDelaware North CompaniesBuffalo, NY
VP of MerchandisingUniversity Co-operative SocietyAustin, TX
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
WW Director Digital Strategy & Platforms Johnson & Johnson Multiple Locations, United States
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Director of E-CommerceKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Senior Strategic PlannerTracyLockeWilton, CT
Director Loyalty Marketing REIKent, WA
Director Internal AuditUlta BeautyBolingbrook, IL
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