The National Retail Federation board of directors said it has adopted a resolution directing NRF to “strongly encourage” Congress to enact comprehensive tax reform in 2013, and it set out a list of principles aimed at achieving tax policy that would boost the economy and encourage job growth.
Workforce management solution-provider Empower Software Solutions said that BJ’s Wholesale Club has launched the roll out of EmpowerWFM, the company’s workforce management solution, across BJ’s 198 locations in 15 states.
Epicor Software Corp. said that The Jones Group Inc. is rolling out its Epicor Retail Store offering which is fully mobile-enabled for deployment and use on Apple iPad, iPod and Windows mobile devices, and brings information directly to sales associates’ fingertips.
Aldata, part of Symphony EYC, announced its second U.S. holiday shopping survey revealed that U.S. shoppers want to use their mobile phones to make shopping easier, more personalized, and to have more control over inventory, but that purchasing groceries with a mobile is still in its infancy.
MID Retail Inc. announced that discount fashion retailer Loehmann’s has selected its Advanced Merchandise Planning and Advanced Allocation software to forecast store-level demand, accurately generate buying plans, and intelligently manage the flow of merchandise to retail stores.