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NRF pledges to work with President Obama in second term

BY Marianne Wilson

Washington — The National Retail Federation released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the re-election of President Obama:



“The top issue facing our nation the day after the election is the same as it was the day before the election – the economy. The U.S. needs public policy that encourages economic growth and removes barriers to job creation. As the industry that supports one out of every four U.S. jobs, retailers look forward to continuing to work with President Obama and the new Congress toward the goal of putting Americans back to work and ensuring that our economy remains the strongest in the world.

Issues affecting the retail industry are the same critical issues facing policymakers in Washington. On behalf of retailers, their employees and their customers, we want to see health care reform that actually reduces costs instead of imposing mandates, tax reform that makes U.S. businesses more competitive, sales tax fairness that puts Main Street and online retailers on a level playing field, neutral labor policy that doesn’t favor either employers or unions over the other, credit and debit card swipe fees based on transparency and competition rather than monopolies, and removal of trade barriers that drive up consumer prices. Those are just a few of the initiatives that can help retailers create jobs, contribute to the nation’s economy and provide American families with the products they need at prices they can afford.”

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Supervalu cuts 700 jobs at Shaw’s

BY Staff Writer

West Bridgewater, Mass. — Supervalu said Monday it has cut about 700 store-level positions at the company’s Shaw’s and Star Market stores in New England.

“As we continue to look at the best ways to achieve success, we recognized an opportunity to align our work force to more effectively serve the marketplace by scheduling team members more appropriately to serve customers at the times they shop,” said Mike Stigers, president of Shaw’s. “These changes will help us to compete more effectively in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

Throughout five New England states, there are 169 Shaw’s store locations employing approximately 17,000 associates.

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Neiman Marcus to launch international shipping for e-commerce customers

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Dallas — Neiman Marcus Group said Tuesday it has launched international shipping and payment options for online sales via a relationship with global e-commerce expansion platform FiftyOne Global Ecommerce.

The move will allow Neiman, which has only a domestic bricks-and-mortar presence, to expand its online reach to 100+ countries. It kicks off with a promotional flat-rate shipping offer on all international purchases through Dec. 10.

FiftyOne will deliver the international shipping features, including the detection of a shopper’s country of residence to convert U.S. dollar prices into the local currency as well as calculating sales taxes and customs duties.

FiftyOne also handles customs paperwork.

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