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February 11, 2013News for the retail industry

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  Industry Watch 
 
  • "Growth" is Penney's watchword in 2013, CEO says
    J.C. Penney's top priority this year is to return to growth, an achievable goal as the 110-year-old department store chain transforms into a collection of brand-name shops in the coming months, says CEO Ron Johnson. Penney's has no plans to close any stores, despite frequent rumors questioning the fate of 400 smaller locations, Johnson said. "We need to develop a strategy for the smaller stores. We want those stores to thrive as well." The Dallas Morning News (free content) (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Gap sees progress after investing in fashion, supply chain
    Gap ended 2012 with a 6.4% sales rise, after several years of working to right-size the company and create collections from colorful jeans at Gap and Old Navy to "Mad Men"-inspired styles at Banana Republic that could compete with trendier fast-fashion rivals. CEO Glenn Murphy cut the number of U.S. stores after taking the helm in 2007, and now the company is working to expand internationally. The Wall Street Journal (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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.

  Retail Trends 
 
  • Children clamor for original new toys
    Mattel's new Monster High toy line and Activision Blizzard's Skylanders are taking a different tack from competitors touting retro toys at the American International Toy Fair in New York City this week. The originality is resonating with children who are driving strong sales of the new brands, analysts say. The Wall Street Journal (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Snow didn't slow Fashion Week shows
    Designers trotted out their new looks for fall and winter Saturday to New York Fashion Week crowds undeterred by the snow. Rich silks and velvets, deep colors and jet black looks were on display from designers including Ruffian, Lacoste and Porsche Design. Reuters (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Technology 
  • Are digital shelf tags next?
    A typical supermarket changes the price of about 10,000 items each week, a daunting challenge for workers tasked with making sure the shelf price matches with what's in the computer. San Jose, Calif.-based Altierre has spent a decade developing the technology to power digital shelf tags that change with the computer. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. retail container imports to rise 8.5% in February
    The nation’s major retail container ports should see a steady rise in traffic this month despite unresolved labor contracts on both coasts. According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by NRF and Hackett Associates, major U.S. retail container ports are expected to show an increase of more than 8% from the same month last year, with retailers keeping a close watch on a new East Coast-Gulf Coast contract that is awaiting ratification and a contract at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that was rejected last week. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 essential lessons in international e-commerce
    Digital commerce has become a primary driver for growth for the retail industry around the world, but each market presents its own unique opportunities and challenges. In a webinar on Feb. 20, executives from Econsultancy will explain the state of retail e-commerce in Europe, the U.K. and South America, provide a glimpse at the mobile experience in these areas, and share examples from brands that have successfully branched beyond local borders. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Starbucks goes social with snowstorm
    Starbucks began planning Wednesday for real-time Snow Day-themed Twitter and Facebook ads to run as East Coast brand fans coped with the snowstorm that hit on Friday. "We always want to stay highly relevant to what's going on. We want to be a part of [consumers'] decisions as they get ready for the weekend in terms of their product needs, such as coffee," said spokeswoman Linda Mills. Adweek (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Experienced Retail ManagerTotal Wine & MoreSeattle, WA
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Senior Strategic PlannerTracyLockeWilton, CT
Director Loyalty Marketing REIKent, WA
Trade Compliance ManagerWest MarineWatsonville, CA
Director of E-Commerce DC & LogisticsFrancesca'sHouston, TX
CLIENT SERVICES BUSINESS ANALYSTKWIGreenvale, NY
Assistant Implementation ManagerKWIGreenvale, NY
PlannerSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
eCommerce Systems and Operations LeadSTEIN MARTJacksonville, FL
Replenishment ManagerREIKent, WA
WW Director Digital Strategy & Platforms Johnson & Johnson Multiple Locations, United States
Human Resources DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueSan Francisco, CA
Chief Financial Officer Kitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
Senior CounselMeijerGrand Rapids, MI
Cosmetics Selling ManagerSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Selling Manager - Women's ShoesSaks Fifth AvenuePalm Beach Gardens, FL
Retail Director #2936Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)Albany, GA
Vice President of StoresKitchen & CompanyWilmington, DE
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Vice President of MarketingSleep ExpertsCarrollton, TX
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