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Survey: Walmart, Office Depot and Macy’s best for working women

BY Staff Writer

New York City — Walmart, Office Depot and Macy’s were the only three retailers listed among The National Association for Female Executives list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

According to NAFE, women represent 53% of the employees at these companies, on average. Women make up 23% of the board of directors at the NAFE Top 50, versus 16% across the boards of companies in the Fortune 500. In addition, women make up 22% of the executive level at companies in the NAFE Top 50, versus 14% across Fortune 500 companies.

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Zumiez moving e-commerce operations to Kansas

BY Staff Writer

Everett, Wash. — Zumiez Inc. will move its e-commerce fulfillment operations from its headquarters in Everett, Wash., to Edwardsville, Kansas, in May to accommodate their growing online business and to increase the speed of product deliveries to online customers.

“As a company, we continually evaluate opportunities to increase the speed of delivering products to our customers while also improving our costs. The move to Kansas means that, across the continental U.S., our customers should receive their Zumiez order in three days or less," said Marc Stolzman, CFO, Zumiez.

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Report: Walgreens utilizes mobile check-in to promote deals

BY Michael Johnsen

New York City — Walgreens in January has been utilizing a new mobile advertising tool to push out messages targeting consumers who just "checked in" at one of its locations, according to a report published in Ad Age Wednesday.

According to the report, Walgreens sent out 5,000 messages in January via Twitter stating: "Check out Halls’ new cough drops in the cold aisle."

The tool is startup LocalResponse, and Walgreens is credited with being the first retailer to use the new service to publish deals or promotions for consumer packaged goods. Walgreens has an exclusive with LocalResponse for one year, the report added.

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