Ike Baker, who turned 92 last week, is a host at McDonald's, where he greets customers and ensures they have what they need. He has worked at a Dayton, Tenn., location for 21 years and says he hopes to work there "at least another 10 years."
Start the job search by focusing on your strengths and treat your resume like a marketing document instead of a bio, career coaches advise. Keep the big picture in focus and stress what you can do for the company.
Softies President Tim Murphy was getting ready to pack up his samples at the end of a fruitless trade show when two scouts from O, Oprah Winfrey's magazine, turned up and started asking questions about his company's pajamas. Making Oprah's Favorite Things list that first year fueled the Minnesota-based company's takeoff, and growth has continued at the brand, which has landed on the list for the third time this year.
Toys R Us opened the first of two planned stores last week at the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J. New owner Tru Kids Brands, which acquired the iconic toy brand's assets last year, was also slated to open a location in Houston on Sunday.
Jane Blain Gilbertson, second generation owner and CEO of Blain's Farm and Fleet stores, will share how she grew her 65-year-old family business into a professionally managed organization at the NRF Foundation Student Program. Join the NRF Foundation Jan. 9-Jan. 12 in New York City to hear her speak. Register by Dec. 20.
Every year at the NRF Foundation Honors we celebrate The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary. Some of these outstanding leaders are back to host our amazing event on Jan. 12. Meet our Host Committee.