From The Editor's Desk
We’re pleased to partner with Aberdeen Group and The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) for the 2012 Green Retailing Special Report. In this exclusive special report, experts from both organizations explain why sustainable retailing means encompassing supplier management, brand management, the customer experience, and the bottom line.
Sustainable Retailing Today
Sustainable Retailing Today Sustainability is an overarching concept that is changing the way business is done. In fact, sustainability is touching all aspects of business including packing, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution. Until recently, however, sustainable retailing had been restricted to environmental issues and planet stewardship. While environmental impact and planet stewardship are important issues, the lifeblood of retail is profit.
Sustainability In Retail Operations
Sustainability In Retail Operations
For some retailers, sustainability was built into their values from the beginning; for others it has been embraced more recently. Regardless of its origin, sustainability is becoming a core consideration for the retail industry, affecting strategy, operations, workforce engagement, and connection to consumers and communities.
Additional Premium Content
ORC: Retail's Burning Issue Due to extreme changes in severity and scope, organized retail crime (ORC) has become a pervasive problem. Are you prepared to protect your assets, including your valued store associates and customers?
Is Retail Ready For Big Data? According to the Association For Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), the key to customer centricity is leveraging big data. In an omni-channel retail environment, this all begins with the mobile device. The 2012 Annual Guide To Retail Solutions includes detailed product and contact information from some of the industry's leading retail solutions providers. Bookmark this page as a resource to consult throughout the year, and be sure to read the exclusive content from Richard Mader, director emeritus of the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Payment Security Breaches: Who's To Blame? As a retailer, I'm sure you've heard about the number of data breaches throughout the years. They’ve hit the headlines and the wallets of companies and their owners, sometimes costing millions of dollars to repair the damage of stolen credit card data and compromised systems.
Cross Channel Retailing - A Special Report The terms multichannel, cross-channel, and omni-channel are used frequently in retail — often interchangeably. These terms have infiltrated the retail industry, but what do they really mean? And more importantly, what do these terms mean to your business? In this year's Cross-Channel Retailing Special Report, we're pleased to partner again with Aberdeen Group for their take on the leading approaches to omni-channel retailing, as well as key recommendations for channel integration processes and how to spur omni-channel performance improvements.
2012 Supply Chain Special Report For the second year in a row, we're pleased to bring you our Supply Chain Special Report. Again this year, we've partnered with the best of the best in supply chain management — Auburn University and VCF. Our experts identify the biggest challenges facing retail supply chain executives and provide insight into how leading retailers will deal with these challenges in the post-recovery reality.
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Integrated Solutions For Retailers Magazine
Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The October 2012 edition is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!