Newsletter | May 14, 2012

05.14.2012 -- Fontana Sports' Cross-Channel Platform Drives Inventory Efficiency

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Editor's Notebook

Reduce The Speed To Tech Implementation Value
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
Sessions at last week's RedPrairie conference offered plenty of insight into the future of retail technology, along with a healthy dose of practical advice for quicker payback on major tech implementations. Read on for some of that pragmatism.

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Fontana Sports’ Cross-Channel Platform Drives Inventory Efficiency
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
This year marks 63 years in business for family-owned Fontana Sports, and in that time it has grown from a small army-navy surplus store to a two-site, 50-employee cross-channel retailer.

Fontana Sports' Cross-Channel Platform Drives Inventory Efficiency

Guest Expert Series

The Retail Challenge: Doing More With Less; Reduce Energy Use, Not Customer Satisfaction
By Paige Kindell, vice president, resource management solutions, Ecova
A common misconception is that you have to have a large portfolio of locations to affect real change when it comes to energy reductions. Whether you have 50 or 1,000 locations, each day you have an opportunity to capture savings in your energy expense. You can still catch up with Part 1.

Featured Articles

Get Smart About Smartphones
By Simon Thompson, Esri
Today's smartphones are making retail marketing and store operations divisions look dumb, and that's a serious problem. As a consumer device, the average smartphone is a boon that offers easy access to the Internet and constant contact with Facebook, Google+, and other social media apps.

Get Smart About Smartphones

Time & Attendance: Immediate ROI For Aeropostale
Submitted by Dayforce, Inc.
Aéropostale has become a venerable retail brand, having steadily earned a reputation as the hip, yet value-minded outlet for teen fashion.

Time & Attendance: Immediate ROI For Aeropostale

10 Tips For Mobile Application Security
By Rick Hayes, Sr. principal consultant and Karthik Rangarajan, principal consultant, Dell SecureWorks
Mobile phones, tablets, and applications enable you to access information anytime and anywhere you like. In the retail environment, mobile solutions help consumers make more informed purchase decisions, and provide new ways for retailers to engage with customers, employees, and partners.

10 Tips For Mobile Application Security

Traceability In Retail Reducing RFID Costs
Submitted by Zebra Technologies
Retailers are facing enormous pressure to gain the most return from their business process investments. Radio frequency identification (RFID) enables business intelligence throughout an organization's value chain to provide critical information for fast and accurate decision-making.

Traceability In Retail Reducing RFID Costs

Industry Talk

The Connected Consumer — Profiling Change and Behavior in Today's Economy
By Bob Johns, associate editor
Today, retailers are experiencing a tectonic shift in the balance of power towards consumers. Armed with mobile technology and ever more information, today’s consumer is tearing up long held conventions and can now beat the retailer at their own game. No longer does the retailer have the edge in technology, pricing, and product information. In our constantly connected world, customer expectations around service, value, choice, offers, and customization are constantly evolving, driving new behaviors and previously unseen trends.

Industry News

New Independent Case Study Details How Knotice Customer Generated 10 Times More Revenue And Connected The Digital Dots With Customer-Focused Messaging
Supply And Demand Chain Executive Awards DiCentral 2012 Supply And Demand Chain Executive 100
Retail Hiring Down In April; Partly A Result Of Early Warm Weather Hiring In February
Sephora Extends Its Partnership With Kuehne + Nagel
U.S. Consumers Want Retailers To Integrate Channels, New hybris Study Finds
iQmetrix Unveils Solutions That Bring Online And Mobile Experiences In-Store
The Container Store Selects Manhattan SCOPE To Optimize Multi-Channel Retail Processes
Shoppers Are Making More Purchasing Decisions In-Store Than Ever Before
Alternative Payments To Rise Exponentially By 2015
Epicor Introduces Customer Profit Analyzer Application
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Featured Content

How To Save Money With Secure Mobile Solutions
FIS offers mobile solutions that enable you to attract new customers, enhance customer retention, and improve customer service.

Getting The Most From Your Network Video Use
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Route Delivery Solution Improves Accuracy
Imagine you are a grocer receiving a delivery of a producer's dairy product. What do you expect at the time of delivery? You probably expect to be able to verify that your order is correct, pay for your order, and obtain a receipt.

How POS Printers Can Save You Money
Salvatore Pugliese, VP of IT and systems at Hart Stores, a Canadian department store chain with 92 stores, is in the process of overhauling the company's ERP (enterprise resource planning) system in various phases.
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ISR Digital Edition

 

Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The May 2012 edition is one of the first that is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events

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NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo
June 20 to 22, 2012
New Orleans, LA
The NRF Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO is the nation’s leading retail-specific event for professionals specializing in loss prevention, asset protection, and risk management. With so much new information out there, NRF is showcasing the latest strategies and technology that protect you and your customers.

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LPF Education Day
May 17, 2012
Charlotte, NC
• Mike Whitehead, Center for Intentional Leadership, will present a program designed for director-level and middle managers about developing the ability to lead teams, collaborate organization-wide, and increase capacity to take on greater responsibility.
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• A panel of retailers will discuss a timely topic moderated by Jim Lee, executive editor of LP Magazine.
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