There's a revolt going on in Boston and it has nothing to do with tea. Workers at the Market Basket grocery chain's headquarters, stores and warehouse have walked off the job in protest of the board's firing of Arthur T. Demoulas, the now former president of the company. What is your take on the worker protests taking place at Market Basket? What should the board do?
The front end of supermarkets has traditionally been a showcase for immediate consumption snacks and cold beverages that tempt shoppers, but fewer products - if any - are merchandised in self-checkout lanes. And shoppers are too busy scanning to pay attention to products on display. Does the price of fast checkout have to be impulse buys?
Beauty, as the saying goes, is in the eyes of the beholder. Today, many are finding something beautiful in Nordstrom and J.C. Penney's use of "real people" in their marketing and merchandising efforts. Do you expect to see more retailers using real people to promote the products they sell?