Sam's Club was the top-rated company across all industries and only one of eight organizations with an "excellent" rating in the 2012 Temkin Experience ratings. Five other retailers were in the top 20 positions in the overall rankings: Amazon.com, Target, Walgreens, BJ's Wholesale Club and Lowe's.
Wal-Mart, Office Depot and Macy’s were the only three retailers listed among the National Association for Female Executives’ (NAFE) list of the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. According to NAFE, women represent 53 percent of the employees at these companies, on average. Women make up 23 percent of the board of directors at the NAFE Top 50 vs. 16 percent of the boards of companies in the Fortune 500. In addition, women comprise 22 percent of the executive level at companies in the NAFE Top 50 vs. 14 percent across Fortune 500 companies.
Retailers have countless opportunities to creatively reach consumers through mobile devices — and it's not just limited to smartphone users. One-hundred percent of all mobile phones receive text messages, which means retailers can effectively reach customers and prospects to engage them on a personal basis. Consumers expect instant gratification in their multichannel interactions with retailers. There are many more social ADD consumers that would rather text than talk; they're very comfortable using mobile devices to buy things online.
For Office Depot, the problem wasn't attracting shoppers but converting them to buyers. A year ago, the retailer set out to address what it viewed as a core issue: shoppers in its stores had difficulty finding everything they needed and lacked a clear understanding of the breadth of products available.
The American Family Association has published a "Naughty or Nice" list to identify retailers that were "for" or "against" Christmas. The organization wants its members and those who support its cause to spend money with those retailers who are "for" Christmas.
Office supplies retailer Office Depot launched a national back-to-school mobile campaign earlier this year that let shoppers reap big savings via in-store mobile gift card giveaways and other discounts.
Calling assortment planning "probably the biggest initiative we have in the next two years," Kohl's CEO Kevin Mansell revealed during a recent conference call that the department store retailer would be rolling out a new assortment planning tool with "our technology partner SAS. "We've talked at length about the need to improve how we tailor our merchandise more appropriately by market so that it's on target to the customer that lives in that market," he added. "A lot of that has to do with having the right tools for our merchants and planners to use so that job becomes
Boca Raton, Fla. -- Office Depot said Monday that it has promoted current executive VP, corporate strategy and new business development Steve Schmidt to the position of president international. Schmidt, who will report to CEO Neil Austrian, will oversee Office Depot’s multichannel International business.
New Catalog Highlights Over 1,600 Products Offered by Certified Minority, Women, Disabled, and Veteran-Owned Businesses; Represents 23% Growth in Featured Vendors Compared to 2010 Catalog BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced the release of the Company’s third annual Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) catalog, which highlights select HUB suppliers and an assortment of more than 1,600 items ranging from Arbill safety and medical supplies and Fortress surveillance equipment to Pointe International’s line of staplers and technology products. Office Depot was the first
For the second year in a row, Office Depot was recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual “Green Rankings” as the greenest large retailer in the U.S. Across all industry sectors, Office Depot was ranked as the U.S.' 8th greenest large company, a move up of 10 spots from last year, and was the only retailer in the U.S. Top 10 list.