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December 12, 2013

Retailers usually measure
the success of project spending by ROI, or “return on investment.”

Retailers usually measure 
the success of project spending by ROI, or "return on investment." ROI measures how many dollars you get back for every dollar you invest. This is a prudent and necessary way of justifying investment in things like IT systems, facilities and processes.

But not everything of value can be measured by simple dollars and cents. How do you measure the return on hope given to hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children, both in the United States and around the world?

December 2, 2013

Retailers usually measure the success of project spending by ROI, or “return on investment.” ROI measures how many dollars you get back for every dollar you invest. This is a prudent and necessary way of justifying investment in things like IT systems, facilities and processes.

But not everything of value can be measured by simple dollars and cents. How do you measure the return on hope given to hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children, both in the United States and around the world?

October 24, 2011

Mark your calendars now: On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, for the third consecutive year, the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) will unofficially kick off the annual National Retail Federation Convention and EXPO by bringing together some of retailing’s most prominent IT thinkers in a high-level information-sharing event. Called SuperSaturday, this year’s forum will be held at the PwC Auditorium, 300 Madison Ave., New York City. 


December 28, 2010

The retail industry may have been in survival mode for the last two years, but chains finally are loosening purse strings and allocating capital to new technology projects. A

The retail industry may have been in survival mode for the last two years, but chains finally are loosening purse strings and allocating capital to new technology projects. At the top of their lists: innovative solutions that drive value among shoppers.


December 1, 2010

Expectations are riding high for the upcoming 100th annual NRF Convention & EXPO, produced by The National Retail Federation, Washington, D.C., with various industry experts already predicting it will be the most attended show of 2011. Among the expected hot topics on the agenda: mobile commerce, successful multichannel operations and sustainability. 


November 30, 2007

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