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February 14, 2013
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Without RFID, Inventory Accuracy is Poor
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  Trends & Innovations 
 
  • Mug design aims to make tea-bag extraction easy
    Designer Samir Sufi has come up with a new concept that would make the use of a spoon in tea preparation obsolete. The SlingsHOT mug's handle features a groove for the tea-bag string, which can be pulled to remove water from the bag. Gizmodo Australia (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail News 
 
  • Index: Amazon ranks highest in mobile commerce
    Amazon ranked as the top company in mobile commerce for this past holiday season, according to the ForeSee Mobile Satisfaction Index. Consumers reported increased satisfaction with mobile retail, bringing the index to a score of 78 on a 100-point scale. HomeWorld Business (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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  • James Beard chefs take spotlight at HCF gala
    James Beard Award-winning chefs Hugh Acheson, Rick Bayless, Sarah Grueneberg, Emily Luchetti, Maricel Presilla and Jacques Torres will create their culinary specialties for dinner at the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) 16th annual gala dinner March 4 during the International Home + Housewares Show. The gala will honor two industry veterans for their philanthropy: Kathryn Bufano, president and chief merchandising officer of Belk, and Keith Jaffee of O2 Cool, with proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and two Hurricane Sandy relief organizations. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cooking with Caitlin to host Twitter parties during Show
    Don't miss our free-flowing discussions about all the happenings at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show on Twitter! Follow along with our special #FNIchat Twitter parties on Sunday, March 3, and Monday, March 4, at 3 p.m. CST live from the Show floor. Hosted by Cooking with Caitlin, you'll learn about the best new products while discussing Show events with fellow Twitter users! Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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