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 SAS customers at retail industry’s biggest event show how power of analytics
                            boosts competitiveness

NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO Booth 753

Business Wire

CARY, N.C. -- January 8, 2013

Retailers parlaying the power of SAS^® retail analytics into big results will
share their secrets during three “Big Ideas” sessions at the 102nd NRF Annual
Conference and EXPO Jan. 13-16 in New York.

“As Platinum Sponsor of the NRF Big Show, we’ll be demonstrating retail
software including SAS Size Optimization, SAS Visual Analytics and SAS
Customer Intelligence,” said Diana McHenry, Director of SAS Global Retail
Marketing. “But the most valuable information will come from SAS customers
leading three separate Big Ideas sessions on Monday and Tuesday.”

And, in a compelling NRF Super Session, thought leaders Lori Schafer, SAS
Retail Executive Advisor, and Bernie Brennan, former CEO of Montgomery Ward,
will discuss how Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google are leaving their
marks on mobile technology. The two wrote the book Branded! How Retailers
Engage Consumers with Social Media and Mobility.

This is the 17th year SAS has participated in the NRF Big Show, one of the
most influential retail events of the year. SAS is sponsoring the following
Big Ideas Sessions at the 2013 event:

Monday, Jan. 14

“Improved Outcomes with Cross-Channel Campaign Management” featuring
and Office Depot. Engaging customers in the way they prefer improves marketing
results, increases loyalty and enhances profit margins. Learn how
and Office Depot deliver relevant offers at the right time, through the right
channel and with the right message. 2:00 p.m., Room 3D08, Javits Center

“The Tech Titans’ War for Mobile Dominance: How Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook
and Google Are Shaping Our Mobile World” featuring Lori Schafer and Bernie
Brennan. NRF Super Session, 2:30 p.m., EXPO Stage, EXPO Hall, Level 1, Javits

“Analytics in the Value Chain – from Supply Centric to Customer Centric”
featuring S Group (Finland). Social media and mobility are causing retailers
to distinguish themselves by the value they present to the consumer. Learn
about how retailer S Group is transforming from a supply-driven to a
customer-focused, demand-driven culture. 4:30 p.m., Room 3D08, Javits Center

Tuesday, Jan. 15

“Consumer Buying Behavior is Changing, How Are You Responding?” featuring
Indigo Books and Music (Canada) and Nova Pontocom (Brazil). Learn how these
retailers use customer analytics to provide a relevant shopping experience to
their customers and remain competitive in their markets. 9:15 a.m., Room 3D08,
Javits Center

Progressive retailers work with SAS

SAS’ unparalleled retail business expertise – coupled with powerful, advanced
analytics – enables retailers to anticipate customers’ wishes and empowers
retailers to act, driving better results. SAS customer and merchandising
solutions are available through a variety of investment, deployment and growth

SAS retail customers include A&P, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, AutoZone, Beall’s,
Belk, Best Buy, Brooks Brothers, Cabela’s, Carrefour, Casino, Casual Male,
Charming Shoppes, Chico’s FAS Inc., DSW, Eddie Bauer, Family Dollar, Foot
Locker, Gander Mountain, Godiva, Hallmark, Hudson’s Bay Company, Kohl’s,
Macy’s, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Marks & Spencer, Nestle, Northern Tool &
Equipment, Office Depot,, S-Group, Sainsbury’s, Staples, Tesco,
Waitrose, Wakefern, Williams-Sonoma, Winn-Dixie and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

Learn more about SAS Retail Intelligence and SAS Customer Intelligence, and
visit SAS at the NRF 102nd Annual Convention and EXPO in Booth 753.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest
independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative
solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance
and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been
giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW^®. SAS and all other SAS
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