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New research shows in-store technology critical for retail growth, improving customer relationships
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Seventy percent of retailers are empowering their employees with technology-enabled touch points to help their businesses to differentiate and evolve, according to a recent RSR Research report cosponsored by HP. More



Apple taking massive bite of retail sales
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Apple is taking a massive bite out of retail sales in the U.S., new research shows. Booming demand for the technology giant's iPhone, iPad and Macintosh personal computers has made Apple the fastest-growing major retailer in terms of sales growth in the United States. In the first three months of 2011, Apple's U.S. sales rose by $4.6 billion, an 80 percent increase from a year ago. More

Last chance to register for PRSM Canadian Conference
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Make time to check out the PRSM Canadian Conference. One day, three dynamic learning sessions, featuring your retail peers and an exhibition with over 30 Canadian vendors. This is a learning environment suited for you and your entire team. Last chance to register online is Tuesday, July 19. Onsite registration will be available for walk-ins. More



Carrefour's troubles mount
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French retail giant Carrefour SA, reeling from the collapse of a proposed merger in Brazil, predicted a 23 percent drop in first-half profit amid weak sales at home. More

NRF and NRA back bill to ease regulatory impact on small businesses
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The National Retail Federation and the National Restaurant Association recently voiced support for legislation that would require federal agencies to consider the impact on small businesses when establishing rules and regulations. More

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Microsoft will open 75 new stores within 3 years
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Microsoft plans to open 75 new Microsoft stores in the next two to three years — Massive expansion of its retail outlets for a company that abandoned an earlier store strategy a decade ago. The software giant Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner, told the 15,000 attendees at Microsoft's 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles that the stores have given the company tremendous insight into consumers. More

Vacancies at US shopping centers climb after holding steady for a year
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Vacancies at U.S. shopping centers rose for the first time in a year in the second quarter as retail properties lagged behind the rebound by offices and apartments, according to Reis Inc. Reis regional mall vacancies climbed to the highest level on record. More



Old Navy to celebrate its 300th store redesign focused on improving customer shopping experience
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Old Navy, the Gap Inc. brand anchored in fun, fashion, family and value, recently announced that it will unveil its 300th remodeled store in mid-July. The new store format is part of Old Navy’s overarching goal of improving the shopping experience for its target customer — a young mom/non-mom aged 25-35 shopping on a budget for herself and her family — and an important part of the brand’s ongoing strategy to improve top line sales performance. More

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These are the times that test retailers' mettle. The recession is over, and has been for nearly two years, but high unemployment and underemployment and persistent problems in the housing market continue to keep consumer spending in check. More



US economy: Retail sales stagnate on higher unemployment
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Sales at U.S. retailers stagnated in June, highlighting weakness in consumer demand that accounts for 70 percent of the economy. Purchases rose 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said recently in Washington. More
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