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Amazon HQ2 Search Narrows to 20 Locations

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The search for Amazon’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, has narrowed to 20 North American locations, The New York Times reports. The retailer’s shortlist of possible HQ2 locations leans heavily on East Coast and Midwestern locations, with Los Angeles as ... Read More »

Walmart CEO Talks Technology, Training and Embracing Change

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Attendees of the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) industry event, NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show, were able to network with peers, scout out new trends and learn from the top talent in the industry. One of the biggest benefits of attending ... Read More »

Facebook Famous: Triangle True Value Gains 35K Fans From Viral Video

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When Triangle True Value Hardware created its Facebook page about five years ago, the team just wanted a way to connect with its loyal customers in Greenwood, South Carolina. Will Thompson, store manager, has been managing the page to keep ... Read More »

Combat the Growing Cost of Return Fraud

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Return fraud is a growing cost for retailers, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Recent research from the trade association shows that the average loss per return fraud incident is $1,766. That amount is higher than the average loss ... Read More »

Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

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Walmart is planning to slash more than 1,000 corporate jobs this month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The news comes shortly after the big-box retailer announced plans to raise its hourly minimum wage and close 63 Sam’s Club locations. “We’ve ... Read More »

NRF: 2017 Holiday Sales Exceed Expectations

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) says increased wages, consumer confidence and strong employment contributed to holiday sales that exceeded expectations in the final two months of 2017, the organization reports. According to NRF data, sales in November and December were ... Read More »

House-Hasson Upgrades Tech to Boost Efficiency, Store Owner Profitability

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Mobile computers and headsets in House-Hasson Hardware’s corporate headquarters warehouse and upgraded electronic scanners for the company’s independent hardware stores and lumberyards will enable 20 percent faster response to orders and speed retailers’ ability to get items on shelves, the ... Read More »

NRF 2018: Annual Show Highlights Retail Today, Tomorrow

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Thousands of people from around the world gathered in New York this weekend at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual industry event to focus on the ever-changing retail landscape and how retailers can keep up. The trade association’s 107th annual ... Read More »