Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

Duane Reade knew it had an image problem when Businessweek compared shopping at the drugstore chain to visiting the DMV. The retailer was founded in 1960 but had fallen out of favor with customers. Joe Magnacca, the company’s president, decided that rebranding was in order. The initiatives were twofold: rebrand store design and rebrand private […]

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According to today’s panelists at the standing-room only session, “The Ultimate Retail Supply Chain Machine: Connecting the Consumer to the Factory,” the modern supply chain needs a “radical streamlining” that fully integrates production with purchases in an effort to help retailers and manufacturers operate their physical and information supply chains as one. The panel, which […]

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As attendees at Retail’s BIG Show bit into the perfect, sweet simplicity of a glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut during the day’s first sessions, Dwayne Chambers, the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts CMO, was smiling. The company’s mission, to touch and enhance lives through the joy that is a Krispy Kreme doughnut, is one that Chambers relishes. For […]

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Coming off the heels of the International Reception held last night, Retail’s BIG Show kicked off this morning with a very heavily attended breakout session focusing on what all retailers around the world are focusing on – the rise of the middle class in emerging countries and the corresponding rise in disposable income that comes […]

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The age of universal commerce is here. We know that customers are shopping through more channels than ever before, with mobile and connectivity serving as hallmarks of this evolving stage of retail. On the first morning of Retail’s BIG Show 2013, executives from First Data, IBM Software Group, McDonald’s Corp., Pacific Sunwear and Yankee Group […]

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For the 102nd edition of Retail’s BIG Show, it can be hard to find a true “first” for the event. But the NRF Foundation’s Student Program did just that on Saturday afternoon. The first-ever student program united the future talent of retail with some of the best CEOs in the industry. And in the end, […]

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Before NRF’s 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO kicks off officially this morning, attendees from around the world gathered last night for the International Reception at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. This year, Retail’s BIG Show welcomes the most international attendees in the event’s history—more than 5,600 attendees from over 70 countries. Global […]

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