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January 30, 2013News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • Target, Wal-Mart, Macy's won't add credit fees
    Major retail chains including Target, Wal-Mart, Macy's and Sears have said they won't start adding surcharges to customers' credit-card purchases, despite a new settlement that allows them to collect surcharges to offset banks' swipe fee charges. "The proposed modification to the no-surcharging rule for Visa and MasterCard provides no benefit to customers or merchants such as Wal-Mart," said Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove. American City Business Journals/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. (1/29), Bloomberg (1/28) 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 register for the webinar on 2/12.
  Industry Watch 
  • Sears, Wal-Mart shine spotlight on values
    The Wal-Mart Foundation has donated $4.16 million to support a charity that provides free tax preparation and filing services to low-income Americans. Meanwhile, Sears is appealing to environmentally minded consumers with the addition of Blink Direct Current Fast Charger stations at stores in Tennessee and Arizona. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Retail’s blind spot: Why companies can’t get CX right
Discover why 82% of companies offer mediocre experiences. Contrary to popular belief, CX isn't about a beautiful store or good service. Join retail expert Doug Stephens on August 3 to learn how great CX evolves from an ability to understand and identify remarkable moments in the customer journey. Reserve your seat
  Retail Trends 
  • Study examines Latino consumers' shopping trends
    Latino consumers tend to immerse themselves in in-store experiences while also fully incorporating mobile and social tools, according to research by marketing firm Lapiz. The study broke out Latino consumers into several different types based on how they shop across several categories, and crafted a list of tips for marketing to the Latino shopper. ClickZ (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mom-and-pop shops stage a digital comeback
    Mom-and-pop shops are enjoying a resurgence after years of yielding to big-box players, thanks in large part to the democratizing forces of the Internet, which lets consumers enjoy goods from their favorite local shops even after they move away. "Being online gives shops the opportunity to reach the world rather than just the tourist trade and local shoppers," said NPD Group's Marshal Cohen. Entrepreneur online (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Innovate and Grow Your Business
Innovation doesn't have to be expensive, time-consuming, or even all that difficult. Award-winning trend expert Scott Steinberg shares 4 inspiring stories of innovation from the smallest startups up to household brand names to demonstrate how your business can learn and grow. Read the guide
  Policy & Government Affairs 
  • Will ports, workers finally strike a deal?
    The ongoing threat of a strike at 14 East Coast ports has caused upheaval in the entire retail supply chain since last year, as the original Sept. 30 labor contract expiration date approached, writes NRF's Jon Gold. After two extensions to avert a strike and further rounds of meetings, it's time for the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association to come to terms and end the expensive uncertainty, he writes. Retail's BIG Blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Retailers Blueprint for Success
Many retailers are held back by years of implementing costly and complex systems that just don't cooperate. Most retailers can't even begin to plan for the next disruption because they're too busy extinguishing everyday flames. Overcome these obstacles and drive success with a roadmap designed for your business needs. Read now >
  NRF News 
  • The big numbers behind Retail’s BIG Show 2013
    Over the event’s 102-year history, Retail’s BIG Show has become known by thousands as the industry’s annual flagship event. But to put the size and scope of the event in perspective, NRF has crunched a few numbers to illustrate the work that went in to making this year’s event even bigger and better. After reviewing the stats, you may have a better idea for how Retail’s BIG Show got its name. Read more. Retail's BIG Blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 50 ways to navigate and design in a multi-screen mobile world
    The macro shift to mobile web browsing has been predicted for years, and the rate of mobile web usage is on track to surpass web surfing on desktops by 2014. To balance this exponential growth, along with keeping up with the world’s steady march toward greater device diversity, Mobify identifies five proven ways to deal with these two major problems, and includes 50 tactical tips for web designers and developers on how to build for a mobile, multi-screen web. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Chain Restaurant News 
  • Chipotle looks to boost its standing as a lifestyle brand
    Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking to market its commitment to sustainable practices by expanding its lifestyle brand, which includes sales of organic-cotton clothing, sponsorship of "locavore" festivals and videos that knock industrial farming. "It's new territory for a restaurant brand. It's ambitious, but I don't think it's implausible that they could become a lifestyle brand," says Interbrand Design Forum's Bill Chidley. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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