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We were talking about the advent of "smart homes" back in 1989 when I was in charge of marketing and store merchandising for a national wholesaler of electronic security products. We're closer than we were back then, but it appears as though there is still a ways go to....

My thanks for the kind birthday wishes and the insights shared so generously on this site over the past 12+ years.

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Part of pleasurable experience of Starbucks is the aroma of coffee in its stores. The same can not be said of most bars. I wonder how they're handling that particular challenge.

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The store size appears to be major difference here. Walmart Express stores are typically in the 12,000-15,000 square foot range. This new Walmart to Go concept is only 2,500 square feet, according to the reporting.

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None of my kids have ever had a Twinkie. That said, I was asked to repeat "play" several times after all four came into my office yesterday after hearing the "Twinkies Time" YouTube video. One of my kids, who has also never visited a Big Lots store, asked if...

Largely left out of the many discussions surrounding this story is the Affordable Care Act, which promises to bring millions of newly insured in search of convenient, healthcare options. CVS, particularly with its aggressive rollout of in-store clinics combined with a strong PBM business and 7,600 pharmacies, is ideally...

In an email to RetailWire, Walgreen's spokesperson Michael Polzin said the drugstore chain "will continue to evaluate the choice of products our customers want, while also helping to educate them and providing smoking cessation products and alternatives that help reduce the demand for tobacco products."

Walgreens also...

Editor's note: CVS does not currently sell e-cigarettes. In a reply to RetailWire, regarding their use as a smoking cessation option going forward, a CVS spokesperson e-mailed, "We are monitoring what the FDA decides in regard to these products."

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Editor's Note: As a point of clarification, the study concludes that drinking one can of sugar-sweetened soda per day increases the risk of death.

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I was in a local Target on Saturday where I ran into friends who said they were at the store after receiving the apology email from Mr. Steinhafel. Personally speaking, the 10 percent discount on top of the five percent I already get from using the REDcard plus additional...

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