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Amazon Launches $700M Employee Training Program

Amazon said it plans to spend $700 million to train 100,000 of its employees to fill in-demand jobs such as data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist.

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IMC Launches ‘Atlanta Next’ Growth Initiative

International Market Centers (IMC) has launched Atlanta Next, which constitutes a multi-stage capital and strategic investment plan to transform the AmericasMart Atlanta business through enrichment of all product categories and improvements to all buildings across its 7.2 million square foot campus.

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NRF: Import Levels Expected To Remain Strong

The flow of imports at the nation’s major ports is expected to remain strong, according to the National Retail Federation, but growth in the months ahead is expected to be modest compared to 2018 given the rush last year to beat tariffs.

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NRF To Recognize Kohl’s CEO Gass With Visionary Award

The National Retail Federation will name Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass as “The Visionary,” an award given each year to an outstanding leader in the retail industry. The award will be presented during the sixth annual NRF Foundation Honors on January 12, 2020, in New York City.

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Crate & Barrel Opens The Table At Crate Restaurant

As retailers look to find unique ways to drive traffic, Crate & Barrel has now opened The Table at Crate, a restaurant collaboration between the retailer and Cornerstone Restaurant Group, with James Beard-nominated chef Bill Kim leading the kitchen.

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