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Amazon to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers

Amazon Inc. plans to offer brick-and-mortar retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle tablets as soon as this summer. In one scenario, the Seattle company would give merchants Kindle tablets and credit-card readers. Amazon also might offer retailers other services, …

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Retailer Data Breach Trend Not Likely To End Soon

The recent data breaches at three major retail chains—Target, Neiman-Marcus and Michael’s—have compromised sensitive data from more 100 million customers and are, according to experts, the beginning of a trend that isn’t likely to fade any time soon. In all …

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Tractor Supply Reports Growth in Fourth Quarter

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, with 1,276 stores in 48 states, announced gains in earnings and sales in the fourth quarter. The company reported a net sales increase of 10 …

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Winter Weather Heats Up Demand for Wild Bird Seed

While much of the country is facing a record-breaking cold snap, sales of wild bird seed is heating up for retailers. According to Global Harvest Foods, the manufacturer of Audubon Park wild bird products, the company saw an increase in demand …

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Top 10 Reasons to Become an NRHA Member

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What do you want out of your operation this year? More inventory turns? Higher margins? Better-trained employees? Now that the hustle of the holiday season is finally slowing down you can take a step back, take a deep breath and …

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