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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

retail zone  Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. NRF Foundation (NRFF) is the research and education arm of the National Retail Federation. A non-profit foundation created in 1981, NRFF conducts industry research, and develops education and training programs and professional industry credentials to help retail

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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retail zone  solution), except for the Retail One module, which has an interface similar to a point-of-sale (POS) system. Interface : Menus are organized in several different ways: as text menus, where the user can click or use keyboard shortcuts; as buttons for the most frequently used functions (print, export, help, etc.); and as menu bar that can have multiple tabs, with an easy-to-navigate hierarchy. The right mouse button can be used to open lists of options in certain areas of the interface. Navigation : Read More

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How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems


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retail zone  the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems Many corner mom-and-pop retail stores may still use those clunky cash registers, but the face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. Even before the advent of the iPad and other tablets, Apple Store employees have had mobile POS systems. Urban Outfitters provides a great example of a “mobile first” policy in retail—the retailer’s associates use mobile devices for sales, product search, inventory Read More

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retail zone  Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - December 31, 2004 Market Impact JDA Software Group Inc . (NASDAQ: JDAS), a prominent global provider of integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain and over 4,600 customers, plans to build upon the collective JDA Portfolio to enable its customers to achieve a new level of operational excellence. The vendor plans to establish this capability as a defining and differentiating Read More

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A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail


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