Monthly Archives: May 2012

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urged Congress to support Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Marketplace Fairness Act to give states the option to decide how to deal with the current sales tax collection loophole. Gov. Christie’s statement is another strong conservative voice in the growing chorus for Congressional action. “There’s been no bigger issue facing retailers […]

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In 2011, one of the most popular posts on Retail’s BIG Blog was about brand perception: “How to know when your brand needs a heart transplant.” Ken Schmidt, of Harley-Davidson fame, walked us through the step-by-step process that the iconic company had gone through to develop the most recognized motorcycle brand in the country. His […]

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The convergence of websites, kiosks, tablets, smartphones and social media with brick-and-mortar stores is the backbone of today’s exciting retail world. But where would the omnichannel environment be without sound marketing principles on Main Street? To better understand the synergy, we asked Array Marketing’s EVP for Marketing and Business Development Rob Gruen to explain why […]

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Last May, a former FBI agent working in security at Target, died after assisting with a shoplifting apprehension. Russell Horner, a 65-year old, collapsed shortly after handcuffing a shoplift suspect. The apprehension was caught on tape and will be used as evidence in the case. Earlier this month a woman being apprehended by Sears loss […]

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As graduates from across the country take that memorable walk to grab their diplomas, loved ones are planning to make their big day extra special this year. Families and relatives are opening their hearts and wallets a little bit more to help high school and college seniors prepare for the opportunities and challenges that lie […]

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Yesterday, as part of our Retail Means Jobs campaign, and less than a week after our highly successful Washington Leadership Conference, NRF launched a 60-day effort to convince Congress to take action on sales tax fairness. As retailers are all-too-well aware, online merchants are not required to collect sales tax on the majority of their […]

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Pinterest hit 10 million monthly unique visitors faster than any other website in history, and in it’s fast rise to social media stardom, it appears the virtual pinboard website is also changing the face of the retail marketplace. At only two years young, many retailers are still honing their Pinterest strategies. When looking at the […]

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After beginning his post-college career as owner and operator of NZ Shoes in Gillette, Wyoming, Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wy) knows a few things about what it’s like to be a small business in America. And in his discussion with retailers Wednesday at NRF’s Washington Leadership Conference, his message was clear: Retailers leave a tremendous impression […]

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“When friends and family ask what you’re doing for a living, you should feel proud. As retailers, you’re living the American Dream,” said CNN Political Analyst and Commentator Paul Begala to an audience of retail executives and store owners yesterday at NRF’s Annual Washington Leadership Conference. Begala was in attendance for the presentation of the […]

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After an exciting month of April and nearly one million votes cast, the highly-anticipated announcement of the ranking for NRF’s “This is Retail” top three finalists were announced before 200 retail executives and lobbyists at NRF’s Washington Leadership Conference. Tanna Dang, co-owner of Eden in Love and representing Honolulu, Hawaii was awarded the $25,000 grand […]

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