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How the pursuit of social purpose over profit can inspire and sustain communities, retail growth and innovation.
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Target Moves to Raise Sustainability of the Products It Sells

Starting with categories such as baby care and cleaners, over 7500 suppliers will complete assessments on the sustainability of their products.
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US Affluents Seek Deals, Not Luxuries

US Affluents Seek Deals, Not Luxuries | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Affluents in the US tend to be careful spenders, more likely to see themselves as middle class than as wealthy. Few are wallowing in luxuries. And their heavy use of digital channels helps their efforts to find the best deals.
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Holiday Season 2013: How and When Consumers Plan to Shop [Infographic]

Holiday Season 2013: How and When Consumers Plan to Shop [Infographic] | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Customer Behavior - One in seven shoppers (14.3%) have already started buying presents for the holidays, and another 11.8% plan to start before Thanksgiving, according to a recent report by Burst Media.
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Here's Why Top Brands Must Do Something About Their Terrible Social Media Customer Service

Here's Why Top Brands Must Do Something About Their Terrible Social Media Customer Service | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Social media customer service is still terrible. Something has to be done.

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How Whole Foods balances local and national social strategies

How Whole Foods balances local and national social strategies | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Whole Foods Market gives a lot of power to its local stores, from choosing which products to offer to deciding on the kinds of sales to have. So it makes s
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How to Turn Haters into Raging Fans

How to Turn Haters into Raging Fans | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Who says politics, religion or a controversial subject should be off limits for business owners? Find out why picking a fight can help power sales.

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Bravo Ron Shaich! Panera CEO on mission to experience hunger first hand!

Bravo Ron Shaich! Panera CEO on mission to experience hunger first hand! | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it

Beginning Saturday, September 14, 2013, Ron Shaich will live on just $4.50 a day, the average daily benefit per person provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as Food Stamps). Joining him for the challenge will be Bob Aiken, the CEO of Feeding America.

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The Four Biggest Innovation Myths, Debunked

The Four Biggest Innovation Myths, Debunked | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Sitting under an apple tree may have played a part in Isaac Newton’s law of universal gravitation but it takes more than an epiphany to innovate.
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Patagonia's 'Buy Less' Plea Spurs More Buying

Patagonia's 'Buy Less' Plea Spurs More Buying | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
The outdoor clothing retailer's green campaign has proven a very effective branding exercise
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From Tesco to AT&T, retail spaces add ‘third space’ elements to lure online shoppers | JWT Intelligence

From Tesco to AT&T, retail spaces add ‘third space’ elements to lure online shoppers | JWT Intelligence | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the age of the Anti-Mall...maybe

Welcome to the age of the Anti-Mall...maybe | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Anti-malls are the new malls, or so says Washingtonian magazine, in a fun compendium of “The Best of Washington: 62 Reasons to Love Our City”.
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Focus corporate social responsibility on Asian customers; they’ll pay for it

Focus corporate social responsibility on Asian customers; they’ll pay for it | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Corporate social responsibility might be wasted in the West. That's the message of Nielsen's August "Consumers Who Care" report. It finds that if corporate spending targets the Asia-Pacific region, there's a higher likelihood of having impact.
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Four examples of digital activism: using art and digital to fight a cause

Four examples of digital activism: using art and digital to fight a cause | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Is social media a good way to build an AIDS-free generation, raise philosophical questions, or inspire youngsters to learn and embrace more actions for positive change?
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Peru uses climate change to kickstart tourism | SmartPlanet

Peru uses climate change to kickstart tourism | SmartPlanet | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
While glaciers vanish, how is Peru planning to keep luring tourists to its shores?
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What's So Bad About Income Inequality?

What's So Bad About Income Inequality? | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Even in rich countries, it can have a dangerous influence on innovation, well-being, and GDP, says Angus Deaton, Ph.D., one of the world's foremost economists.
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CenturyLinkVoice: 3 Tech Trends Retailers Can't Afford to Ignore

CenturyLinkVoice: 3 Tech Trends Retailers Can't Afford to Ignore | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Source: www.thinkgig.com Like other industries, retail is experiencing rapid technological change — change that, if disregarded, could have a negative impact on business.
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Can Cities Solve Climate Change?: Scientific American

Can Cities Solve Climate Change?: Scientific American | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Warming is global, but efforts at the local level make the most difference
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Richard Branson on Building Brand Loyalty

Richard Branson on Building Brand Loyalty | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
The Virgin CEO shares how he was able to build a company culture based on customer service.
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Can the Online Retailer Zady Make Us Care About Traceable Fashion?

Can the Online Retailer Zady Make Us Care About Traceable Fashion? | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Zady’s customers will not only peruse clothes and accessories but can also read detailed information about how they were made.
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Accenture: customer experience should be the focus of modern marketing

Accenture: customer experience should be the focus of modern marketing | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
One of the key tenets of our Modern Marketing Manifesto is that improving the customer experience must be the relentless focus of modern marketing.
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Conformity and creativity | TalentDevelop

Conformity and creativity | TalentDevelop | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it

"The worship of convention will never lead to astonishment." Tama J. Kieves

 

Many artists and creative leaders in various fields are unconventional, embracing unique thinking, following their own path. Not conforming.


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Carol Sanford's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:48 AM

Love this quote. That is the philosophy of The Responsible Entrepreneur Institute. Revealing uniqueness, we think it is Essence, is the foundation of all great businesses, products, campaigns, worker contribution and happy lives. www.ResponsibleTrep.com Get Your Essence On!

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:50 PM

"If you spend too much time being like everybody else, you decrease your chances of coming up with something different." Ain't that the truth...

David Hain's curator insight, September 4, 2013 2:54 AM

Great quote, excellent short article with good links!

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6 Signs You're Failing to Put Your Customers First

6 Signs You're Failing to Put Your Customers First | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
While you paid attention to running your business day-to-day, your focus on customers may have slipped. Here's how to get it back.

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Why We’ve Been Wrong: The Product Isn’t the Hero

Why We’ve Been Wrong: The Product Isn’t the Hero | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
The product as hero is so ingrained in us sales and marketing folk, that it's almost in our DNA. But to make our product succeed, we need to think of our audience as the hero.
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Zara's Big Idea: What the World's Top Fashion Retailer Tells Us About Innovation

Zara's Big Idea: What the World's Top Fashion Retailer Tells Us About Innovation | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
Zara didn't have to invent a brand new product to become the world's biggest fashion retailer. It just had to invent a new process.
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How to Get Millennials to Love and Share Your Product

How to Get Millennials to Love and Share Your Product | Retail with Purpose | Scoop.it
millennials are a continually moving target, but a potential gold mine for purchases. here are five timely lessons for brands in pursuit.
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