The management changes keep coming at Walmart. The latest, announced right before the chain heads into the critical holiday selling season, is that Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer at the company, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. What part, if any, has Walmart's management structure played in its struggles in recent years?
At its flagship store in Alpharetta, GA, Whole Foods has introduced a series of digital signage installations to provide shoppers with information and inspiration. Do these installations offer a glimpse of the future of storytelling in grocery stores? What do you like most and least about the four installations?
"If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries." That famous quote illustrates the view that a coach should be responsible for drafting his players. It's also largely the view of the majority of executives and managers around the hiring process. Should the recruiting task be delegated entirely to HR departments at retail?