Newsletter | April 20, 2012

04.20.2012 -- Wawa: Redefining Convenience With A Simplified IT Infrastructure

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Editor's Notebook

It Takes A Village To Grow A Retailer. It Takes A Village To Stop One, Too.
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
In a growing number of small towns across America, if you'd like to set up shop you'll have to play by some challenging rules.

Featured Integrated Solutions For Retailers Article

Getting The Most Out Of Private-Label Brands
By Mark Burstein, New Generation Computing
Private-label apparel continues to be one of the hottest trends, as retailers devote an increasing amount of floor space to their own brands.

Getting The Most Out Of Private-Label Brands

Guest Expert Series

Using Video-Driven BI Across Retail Functions, Guest Series Part 1
By Carlos Perez, VP of marketing, Envysion
Welcome to this three-part guest series, presented by Envysion, which focuses on using video to improve decision making and drive top line growth and profitability. This article represents the first article in the series and focuses on how best-in-class retailers are utilizing video as a strategic management tool throughout the organization to gain better insight into store operations and capitalize on the customer experience as a competitive advantage. Read on to learn how leading retailers are utilizing video-driven business intelligence™ across departments to optimize every aspect of the store for the strongest return.

Featured Articles

Timberland Automates Merchandise Ticketing Process
Submitted by CognitiveTPG
The Timberland® company is a global leader in the design, engineering, and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel, and accessories for consumers who value the outdoors.

Timberland Automates Merchandise Ticketing Process

Servicing The Changing Customer
By Brian Yates, director of retail product marketing, Fujitsu America, Inc.
Today, our lives are touched by technology in every possible way. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, more than 70% of U.S. households now regularly buy online!

Servicing The Changing Customer

Target Customers More Effectively
By Brian Hill and Al Beery
Identifying and understanding your target customers — and finding more like them — are critical to the success of marketing campaigns. Being "location intelligent" by using location-based information and consumer psychographic data enables marketers across any industry to more accurately profile their target consumers.

Target Customers More Effectively

Reduce Costs, Boost ROI With Cloud Computing And Mobility
Submitted by Datalogic ADC, Inc.
Cloud computing technology is poised to revolutionize enterprise computing by reducing costs and infrastructure complexity, while providing greater flexibility. Gartner’s 2011 CIO Agenda Survey found that technology executives expect to expand their use of cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies significantly.

Reduce Costs, Boost ROI With Cloud Computing And Mobility

Industry News

Knotice Releases Mobile Email Opens Report For Second Half Of 2011
Alltel Wireless Using Oracle To Support Stores
Retail Economic Activity Rises Sharply As Indicated By Natural Insight Data On Workforce Management
Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce Delivers 3x Performance Gain On Oracle Exalogic And Oracle Exadata
Grocery Shopping Network’s Board Appoints David Carlick As Board Chairman
Epicor Acquires Internet AutoParts
Gymboree Selects hybris To Enhance The Omni-Channel Shopping Experience Across Its Brands
New RFID Guidelines For Retailers And Suppliers Unveiled By VICS Board
New Report: Chat Use On The Rise, Email On The Decline Amongst US, UK Online Shoppers
Siemens Introduces Override Manager Application For Retailers To Simplify Scheduling Capabilities
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May 1 and 2, 2012
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Aberdeen's 3rd Annual Retail and Consumer Markets Summit is an intimate gathering of retail and consumer market business, process, and technology thought-leaders. The speaker line-up features senior executives from Brooks Brothers, C Wonder, eBay, David Yurman, Guess, Lord & Taylor, Marc Jacobs, Maidenform, RadioShack, and many others. Registration is complimentary for qualified executives. Apply for complimentary registration today.

Featured Content

Groundbreaking Video Intelligence Platform
DIGIOP ELEMENTS is a groundbreaking video-enhanced intelligence platform that seamlessly integrates your video and data intelligence, providing a customizable, unified dashboard for the information you need to effectively manage your business.

Retail WFM — Myths Vs. Facts
Retail has enjoyed impressive expansion over the past two decades, reaping the benefits of growth in consumer spending, gross domestic product, free trade, offshore production, cheap transportation, credit availability, and IT innovation.

Deliver On Your Cross-Channel Brand Promise
What sets the best retailers apart is their ability to align business processes that enable a truly differentiated customer experience.

Wawa: Redefining Convenience With A Simplified IT Infrastructure
Since opening its first convenience store in 1964, Wawa Inc. has expanded to over 570 locations across five mid-Atlantic states. Today, with products ranging from award-winning coffee and sandwiches to pay-at-the-pump gasoline, Wawa is a regional icon.
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Featured Video

Connecting Your Office With MPLS
Connecting Your Office With MPLS
Senior Project Engineer Sherri Melson talks about how MegaPath MPLS is like having a network traffic engineer on your private network.

ISR Digital Edition

 

Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The April 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!

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eTail Canada 2012
May 14 to 16, 2012
Hyatt Regency on King Street, Toronto, Canada

eTail Canada, the only event in Canada completely focused on multichannel marketing and e-commerce optimization, is back! After a phenomenal launch last year, we've now expanded our program to three full days to better help prepare Canadian retailers for what is to come. This year eTail will bring together 150+ executives internationally in Toronto to discuss current challenges in the Canadian retail market, as well as obtain solutions. Visit www.etailca.com to view the agenda, speaker faculty, or get further information. Retailers: Register today with discount code VERTMKT2012 to get 25% off the full price.

RetailNOW
July 29 to August 1, 2012
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino | Las Vegas, NV
RetailNOW is the premier convention and expo for all professionals in the retail technology industry. It’s where the industry meets each year to become educated on new business trends, emerging technologies, and best business practices along with exploring a diverse exhibit hall with more than 150 booths featuring the latest products in the retail technology industry.

VCF Retail Only Conference
Join VCF June 10 to 12, 2012, at our Supplier Relationship Management conference. We will explore topics such as forecasting, onboarding and managing suppliers, inventory visibility, lost sales opportunities, freight/receiving audit best practices, and more. Don't delay, REGISTER TODAY!

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