New Amazon fulfillment center brings hundreds of jobs to Cali town

Amazon announced yesterday plans to open a new 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Tracy, Calif., creating hundreds of full-time jobs with benefits at the site. Amazon opened its first fulfillment center in California in San Bernardino last October, during...

Walmart CEO: We will hire any honorably discharged veteran

NEW YORK — At this morning's keynote at the NRF show, Walmart CEO Bill Simon announced that beginning Memorial Day, Walmart will offer a job to any honorably discharged U.S. military veteran within the first 12 months after their discharge. "We know not every veteran wants to work in retail, and that's okay," he said.

Natural Insight intros retail task management platform

Retail technology company Natural Insight announced its iPad-based in-store task management platform was successfully deployed at dELiA*s' more than 100 store locations. The Natural Insight solution allows centralized oversight of in-store retail execution activity and speeds numerous in-store work processes....

Polaroid to announce new retail concept at CES

Polaroid will make its first foray into retail when it announces plans for a new store concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Polaroid Fotobar will attempt to draw in customers eager to unlock photos from...

Andrew W.K., Jim Knight to keynote 2013 Retail Customer Experience Executive Summit

Andrew W.K., Jim Knight to keynote 2013 Retail Customer Experience Executive Summit

LOUISVILLE, KY — Networld Media Group (NMG), organizer of the Retail Customer Experience Executive Summit, has announced the keynote speakers for its fourth-annual event, to be held August 13-14 at the Hard Rock San Diego: best-selling musician, TV personality and...

Leaked Apple employee video features now JCP CEO Johnson

A leaked internal video made for Apple retail employees solidifies the perception that the company puts quite a bit of preparation, planning and philosophy into its retail model. According to cnet.com, the video is voiced-over by Apple’s former head of...

Women in the retail workforce can increase sales

Retailers looking to boost sales should consider bumping up the number of women on their workforce. According to an article on tribune.com.pk, retail outlets in metropolitan cities are increasingly focusing on their female staff and training them to help guide...

Nike's Chicago flagship reopens

Last week, Nike re-opened its Chicago flagship store after remodeling and expanding the retail space, according to an article on ballerstatus.com. The multi-category store concept features Nike's largest retail basketball collection, exclusive Chicago memorabilia, a complete collection of Jordan footwear...

Retailers begin to announce seasonal hire numbers

The holiday hiring season has begun, and retailers are trickling out statistics on the numbers of new hires, according to an article on ibtimes.com. Kohl's announced its numbers first, reporting that temporary jobs are up 10 percent to 52,700, not...

Best Buy looks to improve employees as a way to boost sales

After a decline in sales and uneven store performances, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly plans to put more focus on employee training, according to an article on Businessweek.com. Joly is attempting to turn around sinking sales numbers, following a second...

Apple Genius training manual reveals sales secrets

A leaked copy of Apple's Genius Training student workbook was examined in an article on gizmodo.com this week, and the contents were extensively revealing of the company’s sales techniques. As it turns out, sales comes in second in priority behind...

RCE Podcast episode 2: ACA upheld, nude grocery shopping and Obama's gift registry

The National Retail Federation reacted very strongly to yesterday's Supreme Court decision to uphold the legislation commonly known as "Obamacare," and our panel reacts to that reaction.

New technology brings 'ease of online shopping' to brick-and-mortar stores

A new product to enable interactive cross-selling via iPads in retail stores is now available from software company LightSpeed. The solution will arm retailers with tools to cross-sell more products and close more sales, while forging a stronger connection with...

Researcher: Retailers investing in employees will profit

Although the economy is starting to bounce back, wages and benefits are still low when it comes to many low-skill service jobs, such as employees of retail outlets. Some experts, however, think viewing retail labor as something to be cut...

European electrical retailer deploys behavior monitoring system

Electrical retailer Dixons Retail is implementing Accuworks' behavior monitoring system in hopes of increasing the frequency and visibility of colleague behavior observations. It also hopes to highlight talent and spot areas for further development, according to a company press release....

HP unveils all-in-one retail system with touchscreen

HP's new all-in-one retail solution, the HP RP7, featuring a touch interface will be available in August, according to a company press release. It has also released the HP L6015tm and L6017tm Retail Touch Monitors, which offer a sleek, modernized...

Study: Retailers must engage employees to please shoppers

Employee engagement in the U.S. retail sector has sunk to its lowest levels since 2009, according to a new study claiming that employee engagement is directly linked to customer satisfaction, staff retention and financial performance. "The World of Retail: How...

Self-service, online options driving customers to avoid salespeople

It's no big shock that many shoppers don't like to be continually asked if they need assistance from store associates, but an article in today's NY Times pointed out some consumers specifically shop online to avoid employees. Intolerance of the...

Teamwork Retail using iPads to manage stores

Employees in Teamwork Retail stores are using iPads to ring up purchases and look up product info on the retail floor, Not only is the store's inventory a couple of taps away but Teamwork on the iPad can also add...

Apple employees: We know where you are

Apple employees in Palo Alto, Calif., know the location of all their customers, thanks to a new technology the company is using to help speed purchases. According to the NY Times, an iPhone owner can use the free Apple Store...

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