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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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In this morning’s opening keynote, “Retail and the New Principles for Success,” UPS Americas President Romaine Seguin began by discussing the complexity and constantly-changing environment of the global retailing community, saying, “Global commerce never stops moving.” It also never stops growing. Just take a look at the last eight months of retail sales. For UPS, […]

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Despite all the benchmarking, researching and strategizing carried out by retailers, putting together a forward plan for anything more than a few years ahead can sometimes seem like more of an exercise in crystal ball gazing than actual business planning. However, that’s not to say retailers can ignore the need for some long term thinking. […]

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Robert Damuth, an economist and past Vice President from Nathan Associates, Inc., previewed a forthcoming white paper on retailing in India at a BIG Show session this morning, with nuggets and insights about how retailers can break into and thrive in the world’s 4th largest economy (after the U.S., China and Japan). By 2015, Damuth […]

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NRF’s annual State of the Industry survey, Retail Horizons: Benchmarks 2010- Forecasts 2011, is every U.S. retailer’s opportunity to benchmark their company against peers and other retail companies in nine functional areas. The ninth survey, conducted by the NRF Foundation with support from survey partner KPMG, is in the field through October 15 and once […]

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