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January 18, 2012News for the retail industry

  Top Story 
  • Macy's: Focus on your best customers
    Macy's top-down philosophy of focusing on pleasing the customers it already has, rather than living in new-customer acquisition mode, has paid off for the department store. Some 70% of U.S. households shop at the department store at least once a year, CMO Peter Sachse said during a Tuesday panel at Retail's BIG Show. Retail's BIG Blog (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
PLAYTIME Differentiates Retail Shopping Experience “Our indoor play spaces are just one of our branded retail amenities that exemplify our unique relationship and understanding of shoppers in our local communities," reports Westfield’s Juliet Mothershed. Retailers are creating new, exciting family shopping destination by adding indoor play as a primary draw. More
  Industry Watch 
  • Saks' shift to customer-centric model starts with marketing
    Saks is in the early stages of moving toward a customer-centric retail model, starting with a database that aggregates information from all sales channels and is available to all departments across the company, marketing executive Kimberly Grabel told attendees Tuesday at Retail's BIG Show. "Our early tests in marketing are getting everyone excited and we’re beginning to engage the whole company." Multichannel Merchant (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fate of 86 Zellers stores is up in the air
    Target made big news when it announced plans to enter Canada with the acquisition of all but 86 Zellers stores; now, mall owners, small towns and retailers are wondering what will become of the stores not taken. Zellers has long-term, low-rent leases on most of the spaces, taking the decision largely out of the hands of mall owners and small towns that want to redevelop the real estate for stores that would generate more revenue and new jobs. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (1/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail trends 
  • Why do consumers love dollar stores?
    The growing appeal of discount chains such as Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Family Dollar may not lie in price alone -- two of the three sell many items priced higher than a dollar, and all have shelves stocked with smaller product packages to keep the price down, according to this story. The real appeal may be the convenience of staying in the neighborhood to shop, says analyst John Tomlinson. SmartMoney Magazine (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRF 101st Annual Convention & Expo 
  • 5 retail trends you need to know about
    Boosting sales this year will involve new ways of seeking out and connecting with customers, said panelists at Retail's BIG Show. Shorter attention spans mean figuring out how to tell your story in 140 characters, redefining e-commerce as everywhere commerce as consumers find more digital channels for shopping and turning brick-and-mortar stores into a place to curate new ideas. (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Technology 
  • Tech trends from the EXPO floor Retail's BIG Show
    More than 400 vendors set up on the EXPO floor at Retail's BIG Show, with most of them focused on retail tech solutions. In this video, vendors share a glimpse of the next big things in mobile, social, supply chain optimization and inventory management. Retail's BIG Blog (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NRF News 
  • tops list of best retailers for customer service
    Consumers have spoken: has the best customer service among U.S. retailers, according to a survey of thousands of shoppers. The announcement of the 2011 NRF Foundation/American Express Customers' Choice No. 1 spot was delivered this week at Retail's BIG Show -- and included a video revealing why the top ten winners stand out to consumers. Watch the video. Retail's BIG Blog (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Software DeveloperPetSmartPhoenix, AZ
Director eCommerce OperationsPier 1 ImportsFt. Worth, TX
Sales AssociateSaks Fifth AvenueNaples, FL
Saks Fifth Avenue - Marketing Director - Philadelphia areaSaks Fifth AvenueBala Cynwyd, PA
Saks Fifth Avenue - Group Selling Manager - Men'sSaks Fifth AvenueChicago, IL
Talent Development DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueSan Antonio, TX
Marketing Director-San FranciscoSaks Fifth AvenueSan Francisco, CA
Marketing DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueIndianapolis, IN
Women's Designer Selling ManagerSaks Fifth AvenueCincinnati, OH
Fifth Avenue Club DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueSan Antonio, TX
Assistant General Manager MerchandiseSaks Fifth AvenueBoca Raton, FL
Assistant General Manager MerchandiseSaks Fifth AvenueSarasota, FL
Talent Development DirectorSaks Fifth AvenueAtlanta, GA
Pricing AnalystBarnes & Noble, Inc.New York, NY
Business DeveloperIKEA Trading Services Inc.Houston, TX
Assistant ControllerBrooks BrothersEnfield, CT
DVP Spirit Halloween Marketing, Licensing & Creative ServicesSpirit HalloweenEgg Harbor Township, NJ
Sr. Director, Store Planning and ConstructionSpencer Gifts/Spirit HalloweenEgg Harbor Township, NJ
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