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We learned a lot about our This is Retail winners when we met in person this May in Washington. And even though some of us spent an 18-hour day with them soaking up everything we could learn (and trotting them all around the nation’s capital – with blisters to prove it), they still seem to […]

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Chuck Luckenbill, Vice President of Visual Merchandising at OfficeMax, has had a rich career in retail. Luckenbill has held senior leadership positions in visual merchandising and store design with Kohl’s, Carson Pirie Scott & Co. and Dayton-Hudson Department Stores, before joining OfficeMax in 2007. In our joint NRF STORES interview, he shares a lot of […]

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In this month’s joint NRF STORES/Retail Careers feature, we talk to Shauna Causey, the social media manager for Nordstrom. Shauna was an early adopter of social media and remains excited about the future of the social web and retail. In our segment of the interview, Shauna shares with us how she got her start in […]

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Shauna Mei, the CEO and co-founder of AHAlife.com, embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship. In her NRF STORES interview, Shauna discusses the formation of her newest company (yes, she has founded several), AHAlife.com, an online retailer selling unique products from around the world. In our interview, she talks about what inspires her, finding your passion, and […]

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After a much stronger holiday season than expected and news of a promising global expansion strategy, Matthew Rubel, the chairman, CEO and president of Collective Brands, said in a recent NRF STORES interview that “Innovation is ingrained in our company’s culture and DNA.” It is no wonder that we wanted to continue the interview with […]

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Our first STORES-NRFF joint interview was with authors, Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, who wrote a book about typographical errors and had some inspiring words about pursuing passions in life. This month, STORES interviewed Sven Gaede, the CEO of Radley + Co., the British company that designs, manufactures, and supplies handbags and women’s accessories. Mr. […]

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There are plenty of women in the retail industry who occupy the C-suite. I just don’t think we celebrate their success nearly enough. Obviously, it’s a woman-thing; there is no way we can deny the amazing contributions men have made, but indulge me for a bit – if you will. There’s Carol Meyrowitz at TJX. […]

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The official Convention Show Daily for Tuesday has been distributed. Today’s edition features recaps from sessions on the Wal-Mart sustainability session and the economic panel discussion, along with a schedule of today’s events. Plus, read profiles of the executives who will receive NRF’s prestigious awards this afternoon, including Roger Farah, Tony Hsieh, Tadashi Yanai and […]

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The official Convention Show Daily for Monday is already on shuttle buses and is being passed out to attendees at the Javits Center this morning Today’s edition features recaps from sessions on shopper ROI, sustainable supply chains and business analytics, along with a schedule of today’s events. Plus, read about why managing workforce diversity adds […]

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I started the 2010 Retail’s BIG Show with an introduction into the global retail industry of the future — and what lessons retailers have learned in the recent trying economic times. My first session, “Global Powers of Retailing 2010: Emerging from the Downturn,” started with a bang. The conference room was packed, resulting in standing […]

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