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Best Retailers to Work With 2014

Retailer Today’s Best Retailers to Work With special report is now available. We surveyed more than 330 supplier company representatives for this first-of-its-kind research project, and the results are fascinating.  Suppliers shared their views about major industry issues and perceptions of the business practices of top trading partners in the areas of leadership, strategy, collaboration and execution.

To view the report, click here.

Guest Viewpoint

Retail cyber security a CEO priority
By Denise Dahlhoff, research
director at the Wharton School's
Baker Retailing Center 
Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) have become more common on companies’ senior leadership teams. They might be in even higher demand after the highly publicized data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and other companies in the past couple of years (see a timeline of data breaches in the past decade here). In fact, Neiman Marcus just hired its first CISO, Sarah Hendrickson.  

Read more opinion and insight here.

Walmart

Walmart Neighborhood Market

Increasing trips and growing baskets at Walmart

Walmart SVP of creative Andy Murray unveiled a new shopper marketing framework in which the retailer envisions a 17 point “retail moment of truth” customer journey at the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo in Minneapolis.

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Target

Target tries Curbside pickup

Target testing Curbside’s store pickup model

Ten Target stores in the San Francisco area are experimenting with a new mobile shopping app called Curbside, which promises to deliver the next generation of commerce.

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WEBINAR

Turning Supply Chain Pains into Gains for Suppliers and Retailers
Listen to the discussion on how routing guides can be used as a roadmap to stronger relationships between suppliers and retailers. more ...

ECRM: Retail Circular Activity

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in November 2013 vs. November 2014...

Weather Trends

Weather Trends: December 2014

Temperatures are forecast to trend warmer than last year for the U.S. as a whole...

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