Melissa Campanelli is Editor-in-Chief of Total Retail. She is an industry veteran, having covered all aspects of retail, tech, digital, e-commerce, and marketing over the past 20 years. Melissa is also the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle.

According to a Forbes article titled "Why Aren't There More Powerful Women In Retail?," author Laura Heller questions why there were only a handful of women in the retail industry named to the publication's 2013 "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list, which ranks the most powerful women by dollars, media presence and impact.

Country Road Limited announced that Non- Executive Director and Chairman, Mr. Simon Susman has provided notice to the Company of his resignation as a Director effective November 18, 2011. Mr. Ian Moir has been appointed as Chairman of the Company effective November 18, 2011. Latest Developments for Country Road Ltd Latest Key Developments in Retail - Apparel / Accessories Share this Link this Digg this Email Share this Digg this Email Print Related Company News Tue, Jul 19 2011 Company Quote 3.2 0.0 +0.00% 11 Aug 2011 Edition: U.S. Support & Contact Connect with Reuters About Our Flagship

Last week's monthly employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was met with mixed reviews, but one thing is certain: retail still shines as a steady and significant contributor to employment. In a recent post on Retail's BIG Blog, NRF's Tita Freeman shares why the strength of America's retail industry should not be underestimated. Read more.

The fastest-growing company in web history, Groupon's daily-deal site marries cents-off coupons to a Friday-after-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy. The company broke into the black just seven months after inception; globally, more than 500 copycat sites have already sprung up.

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