Stores Weekly

National Retail Federation

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The effectiveness of body cameras as law enforcement technology is still subject to debate. When it comes to store security personnel, however, they could well be the next big thing. Walmart’s U.K. supermarket chain Asda began outfitting security guards with body cameras last year in an effort to protect them from abuse and attack from the public.

Visit https://stores.org/2019/04/22/captured-on-camera/?utm_medium=STORES%20Weekly&utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=STORES%20April%20&utm_content=Body%20cameras to view the full article online.

Q Acoustics is a U.K.-based manufacturer of high-end audio equipment that has been successful in selling its products worldwide but until recently lacked the ability to sell online in the United States. The company needed more than just help setting up a website. It needed a partner to handle all aspects of customer service, payment and sales.

Visit https://stores.org/2019/04/23/direct-to-consumer-brand-q-acoustic-facilitates-global-online-sales/?utm_medium=STORES%20Weekly&utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=STORES%20April%20&utm_content=Q%20Acoustic to view the full article online.

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Port of Los Angeles

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If it seems like Generation Y consumers are always shopping with their phones, well, they are. New research from GfK shows that 73 percent of those ages 29-38 report using a smartphone for shopping over the last six months. That’s compared with just 33 percent of baby boomers (ages 54-72) and 59 percent of Generation X (ages 39-53).

Visit https://stores.org/2019/04/24/pressing-that-buy-now-button/ to view the full article online.

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Crawford Contractor Connection
NRF News
Ahead of NRF’s annual loss prevention and cyber risk event, NRF PROTECT 2019, Giant Food’s Director of Asset Protection Mike Brenton shares what’s behind the security camera at the grocery store and the evolving role of LP in driving sales on this episode of NRF’s Retail Gets Real podcast. Listen here and subscribe.

Visit https://nrf.com/blog/chief-protector-inside-business-loss-prevention?utm_medium=STORES%20Weekly&utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=Retail%20Gets%20Real&utm_content=Ep%20115%20Giant%20Food to view the full article online.

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to NRF’s annual survey. An estimated 86 percent of Americans plan to celebrate the holiday and spend an average of $196. See the data here.

Visit https://nrf.com/media-center/press-releases/mothers-day-expected-deliver-highest-consumer-spending-date?utm_medium=STORES%20Weekly&utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=Mothers%20Day&utm_content=Press%20Release%20 to view the full article online.

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Evan Chisholm received the NRF Foundation’s Ray Greenly Scholarship in 2014 and now works at his dream retailer, Nike. Chisolm credits his career success to the Foundation, which “really opened my eyes up to merchandising as an actual career path,” he says. Read Chisolm’s story.

Visit https://nrffoundation.org/blog/running-toward-success-power-mentorship?utm_medium=STORES%20Weekly&utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=NRF%20Foundation&utm_content=Evan to view the full article online.

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