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January 16, 2013News for the retail industry

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  • NRF: Holiday retail sales rose 3%
    Retail sales for November and December rose 3%, NRF reported at Retail's BIG Show on Tuesday, missing the 4.1% forecast as shoppers slowed their spending amid concerns about taxes and job security. "Heading into 2013, consumers could continue to think twice about their discretionary purchases as they face decreases in their paychecks and other concerns with their household budgets," said chief economist Jack Kleinhenz. CNBC/Reuters (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Wal-Mart CEO outlines strategies to boost U.S. jobs
    Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon offered jobs to every military veteran who wants one and also announced the retailer's plan to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods in the next decade. In his speech at Retail's BIG Show on Tuesday, Simon said the second goal will be accomplished both by buying more of existing U.S. goods and supporting efforts to bring more manufacturing back to the U.S. Retail's BIG Blog (1/16), The Wall Street Journal (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Apple retail executive steps down
    Apple's vice president of retail Jerry McDougal resigned Tuesday to spend more time with his family, sources said. McDougal had been considered by many as the executive most likely to take over running the division, a post held by Ron Johnson until he left last year to become CEO of J.C. Penney. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Whole Foods' Mackey shares vision in "Conscious Capitalism"
    John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has written a book, "Conscious Capitalism," that argues that businesses can be profitable while lifting people out of poverty. "The time is now to redefine capitalism if we want to continue to flourish as a society and to reverse the decline that we are currently in," said Mackey, who wrote the book with Bentley University marketing professor Raj Sisodia. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Annan advises retailers on building stable societies
    Economic prosperity is the key to fostering stable, democratic societies, and businesses must play key roles in fostering global job growth and opportunity, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan told attendees at Retail's BIG Show. Peace and stability, development, and rule of law and respect for human rights are the three pillars that support prosperous societies, he said. Retail's BIG Blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • How high-end fashion marketers can add value
    Luxury fashion brands bring more to the table than just their products, with editorial content, information and entertainment that adds value that lead to tighter bonds with customers, Oliver Walsh, founder of creative agency Wednesday, told attendees at Retail's BIG Show. “We can impact the lives of our customers and our fans in ways that we never have before." Luxury Daily (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Main Street 
  • Shirt sellers find success with cloud-based solution
    The three founders of clothing brand Taylor Stitch in San Francisco started the company because they couldn't find the kind of shirts they wanted anywhere else. Likewise, when it turned out that the e-commerce platform they chose wasn't working out, the trio selected three different cloud-based applications that wound up working together seamlessly at a cost of about $200 a month. Sales have tripled annually since the switch and are on track to hit $1.5 million this year. Entrepreneur online (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF News 
  • And NRF’s awards go to ... Amazon, Crocs and lululemon
    At NRF’s Annual Retail Industry Awards Luncheon on Monday, Crocs CEO John McCarvel was awarded the Retail Innovator of the Year award, EVP Delany Schweitzer received the International Retailer of the Year award on behalf of lululemon, and Amazon’s CEO Jeffrey Bezos was given the Gold Medal award. In his acceptance speech, Bezos remarked, “We like to invent, we like to pioneer, and we like to go into dark alleys that turn out to be wide vistas. And we’re still having fun.” Watch the video. Retail's BIG Blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
 
  • Sights from Retail’s BIG Show EXPO floor
    More than 500 exhibitors were spread across 162,000 square feet at the Javits Convention Center this week. From IT directors looking to leverage ARTS standards to marketing executives in need of actionable customer insights, our Flickr photo slideshow provides a glimpse inside the introductions and partnerships that began to take shape. View the photos. Retail's BIG Blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Editor's Note 
  • Up-to-the-minute social coverage of Retail's BIG Show 2013
    Whether you're attending Retail's BIG Show in NYC this week or just eager for the latest updates, check out NRF SmartBrief's Storify live feed, which curates the best and most important social content about the event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
American poet and educator


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