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Retail events to squeeze into your calendar |UPCOMING March 4-6, 2012 NACDS Supply Chain and Logistics Conference Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Fla. Retailers attend the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Supply Chain and Logistics Conference to review performance scorecards; introduce new supply chain initiatives; discuss returned goods policies and issues related to packaging and backhaul programs; review vendor compliance programs; resolve open issues; and discuss technology and collaboration opportunities. April 3-5, 2012 NACS State of the Industry Summit InterContinental O’Hare, Chicago The National Association of Convenience Store’s State of the Industry Summit offers a financial, operational and consumer view of the convenience store industry from a metrics and strategic review. All aspects of the economy, from the energy markets to the banking industry, as well as overall economic health will be evaluated from the perspective of the convenience store industry. March 11-14, 2012 2012 Asset Protection Conference Hyatt Regency New Orleans The Asset Protection Conference is a collaboration among food retailing industry professionals in the areas of loss prevention, risk management, workplace safety, crisis management, technology and overall asset protection of people, reputation and property. April 12-13, 2012 Global Retailing Conference Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing focuses on new ways businesses are engaging customers and encouraging advocacy with the theme of this year’s conference, Innovating Customer Engagement. March 20, 2012 MPA Digital: Swipe Grand Hyatt, New York MPA Digital: Swipe is the world’s premier conference for magazine professionals focusing on tablets, e-readers, apps and mobile devices. The 2012 conference reflects the rapidly changing advances in technology over the past two years as computers, e-readers and smartphones have evolved into sophisticated mobile devices requiring a series of fluid swipes, pinches and taps to fully access the content. April 22-24, 2012 SCOPE Spring Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago Join more than 500 of the industry’s most influential executives for two days of educational sessions, solution research and peer networking at the Supply Chain Operations Private Exposition. A new offsite networking opportunity will be held at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. March 27-29, 2012 MRC 10th Annual e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference Wynn Las Vegas Resort The Merchant Risk Council will provide insights on creative investigative techniques to frustrate fraudsters; balancing privacy and security legislation; transforming payment system security; building better risk detection from data; and expanding eCommerce markets into Europe, China and beyond. April 22-25, 2012 RILA Loss Prevention, Audit and Safety Conference 2012 Gaylord Texan Resort, Dallas The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s comprehensive asset protection conference will feature subject-matter experts, industry partners and solution providers who will tackle the issues facing the industry and asset protection in particular. The program includes strategy and planning, leadership and development, workplace safety, technology and innovation and audit and analytics. April 2-4, 2012 ASI San Diego San Diego Convention Center The Advertising Specialty Institute brings together major participants in the promotional products industry at a series of events throughout the year. January/February 2012 retail merchandiser 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - January/February 2012

Retail Merchandiser - January/february 2012
What the Nose Knows
Customized Marketing
Greener Logistics
Illuminating Retail
Toy Fair 2012 Preview
Wandering Wallet
Targeting Digital Neighborhoods
Ces 2012 Show Wrap-Up
Category Insight
Striker Entertainment
Joester Loria
Sony Pictures
Mind Candy
Empowered Media LLC
Global Icons
Pep Boys
Tedeschi Food Shops
New Hampshire Liquor
B-O-F Corp.
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - January/February 2012