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Starbucks moving closer to opening stores in India

BY Staff Writer

New York City — Starbucks Corp. is closing in on its retail deal with India’s Tata Coffee Ltd., which makes and exports instant coffee and plantation coffee, Reuters reported.

Tata Coffee plans to open a Starbucks coffee shop by the end of this year, the report said.

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AutoZone licenses APT software to help evaluate strategic initiatives

BY Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. — Applied Predictive Technologies announced that AutoZone has signed an agreement to license APT’s Test & Learn Management System to assist in evaluating strategic initiatives across all major functional areas.

AutoZone chose to license the system after piloting the software to test the value of various initiatives in marketing, merchandising, pricing, store operations, loss prevention, store development, and programs targeting commercial business customers.

“APT is a great tool to help us manage our testing and allow us to make better decisions,” said Brett Shanaman, AutoZone’s VP marketing. “Given AutoZone’s commitment to ongoing testing and learning to drive results, APT’s software is instrumental in managing and measuring our broad-ranging testing activity across 4,500 plus U.S., stores.”

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P.Banik says:
Mar-06-2013 09:42 am

Testing would bring out its
Testing would bring out its efficiency level. In business having access to such strategic planning tool could be really useful for the businesses. However, business owners should also be concerned about the cyber crimes they should take necessary measures to fight against cyber crime.

P.Banik says:
Mar-06-2013 09:42 am

Testing would bring out its efficiency level. In business having access to such strategic planning tool could be really useful for the businesses. However, business owners should also be concerned about the cyber crimes they should take necessary measures to fight against cyber crime.

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NRF welcomes Obama’s plans to boost U.S. tourism

BY CSA STAFF

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation said it welcomed President Obama’s plans to boost travel and tourism, saying efforts to process visa applications more quickly will help U.S. stores make more sales to foreign tourists and business travelers who want to come here to shop.

“In a global economy, importing customers is a key component in the balance of trade,” NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Speeding up the visa process is one of the quickest ways to boost the U.S. economy. There are millions of citizens of nations with growing economies who want to come to the United States to shop for brands that are known around the world. We shouldn’t let long lines at U.S. embassies and consulates make them decide to take their shopping dollars elsewhere.”

NRF joined the Discover America Partnership visa reform coalition last spring and rallied retailers’ support for legislation in both the House and Senate. Shay raised the issue with officials at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing during a visit to China in October, and visa reform is a key component of NRF’s Retail Means Jobs campaign.

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