What Retail CEOs Need to Know About Recruiting and Staffing
October 5, 2011

The right hire can bring a team together, strengthen a division and help the CEO focus on growing the business as opposed to running the business. CEOs have been mostly concerned about how the tough economic conditions are affecting profitability. They're now looking at other issues such as recruiting and staffing to help grow their company as things hopefully continue on an upswing.

Walmart named to Washington state green list
September 29, 2011

SEATTLE — Walmart announced that ihas been selected as one of the Washington Green 50 list by Seattle Business Magazine as part of its annual Green Washington Awards competition. Walmart was a finalist in the retail category. The Green Washington Awards program identifies and honors companies that are demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to making their business sustainable, according to a press release. Walmart was honored for its improved fleet efficiency by 65%; recycling more than 31,000 tons of materials last year in Washington; and commitment to sell more green products to customers — 52% of products have had a

Study Finds Fraud Rates and Data Breaches Could Increase for Retailers in 2012
September 19, 2011

For every $100 in fraudulent transactions, retailers incurred a “true” cost of $230, according to a new study released by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. According to the study, retail merchants and financial institutions reported an overall decline in fraud rates and transactions while total retail sales rose.

Chico's Optimizes Decision-Making with Testing System
August 30, 2011

Chico's FAS signed an agreement to license the Test & Learn Management System from Applied Predictive Technologies (APT). After a pilot that examined a range of Chico's promotional strategies, the retailer chose the system to help it make more strategic marketing decisions. "In the highly competitive and fast-moving world of apparel retail, there is need for in depth testing and analysis in a controlled environment," says Todd Vogensen, vice president of financial planning and strategy at Chico's. "We have seen how APT's solution is able to rapidly design and test high-impact ideas before rolling them out to the entire

Case Study: Shoe Retailer DSW Optimizes Fixed Store Capacities With Help From JDA
August 18, 2011

Source: JDA Software To access this content, Register or Sign In. DSW Inc. is the fourth-largest adult footwear retailer in the U.S., with more than 300 shoe stores in 39 states and $1.6B in annual revenue. DSW also operates more than 350 leased footwear departments for four other retailers, including Stein Mart, Filene's Basement, Gordmans and Frugal Fannie's. Since 1991, DSW Inc., a leading U.S. based footwear retailer, has built its brand by offering a unique combination of assortment, convenience and value that provides a competitive edge while appealing to a broad range of consumers. The company

Coach Launches M-Commerce Site
August 12, 2011

Luxury retailer Coach launched its first U.S. mobile commerce site, a comprehensive guide to everything customers want and more. Built to give consumers an enhanced brand experience wherever they may be, the site offers users the same upscale shopping experience and efficiency as the traditional website in the palm of their hands.

Fits.Me Virtual Fitting Room Acquires First US Retailer
August 10, 2011 Virtual Fitting Room, the bio-robotic virtual fitting room for e-commerce apparel websites, is bringing its customer service to internet shoppers in the U.S. for the first time. PARK & BOND, the luxury retail site for men by Gilt Groupe, is the first US-based website to incorporate's FitBot mannequins.

Build-A-Bear Boosts E-Commerce With Online Catalog
August 10, 2011

Build-A-Bear Workshop is using ChannelAdvisor's solutions to transform its original print catalogs into interactive online sales tools, boosting the make-your-own stuffed animal retailer's online presence.

Nokia Offers New Service to Help Businesses Adopt NFC Tag Reading Solutions
July 26, 2011

Nokia has launched NFC Hub, an online service designed to make it easy for businesses to begin adopting near-field communication (NFC) tag reading solutions. Nokia told NFC World that over the next 18 months it will be focusing on the marketing aspects of NFC rather than the mobile payment side, as it asserts NFC tags will initially have a broader scope in the marketplace than mobile payments.