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Janet Dorenkott

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Relational Solutions, Inc.

The guy's outfit looks trendy. I hope they don't expect girls to wear that dress. Certainly, trends change, but clothing trends don't typically come out of Cincinnati. I'd introduce it out of San Francisco. He might have more success there.

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I just had a conversation with one of my customers today. Many companies are doing this. The "Fitbit" was a very popular Christmas gift this year for employees. I know of 2 of our large customers who purchased these devices for their employees over the holiday this past year....

This is no surprise. As a regular shopper on Amazon, it's been pretty obvious. The statement that Bezos "has long nurtured the open-bazaar environment" doesn't mean he won't be pressured to increase profits. My only concern is if the "open-bazaar environment" will now shift more to eBay and craigslist....

Is it a good idea for Foodily? I think it's a good idea for grocers. I'm not sure how it will work for Foodily, but the bottom line is they have to try. Foodily has only been around for four years. The site shares recipes. Like any other social...

I think it's good CVS has created a digital shopping list and browse weekly deals. But what people will care about is the ExtraCare loyalty program that will show deals relevant to that individual? I like that CVS will be able to tell them where items are at. I've...

FB crossed the line. And I say that as a stock holder. It's one thing to use information that was voluntarily given to do target marketing. It's completely different to intentionally try to manipulate emotions. To say the impact was "extremely minimal" is ridiculous.

According to the NIH, an estimated...

Appealing? I downloaded the app before I got to this question! The map is a time saver. Ever try to find a specific item on the medicine shelf? On top of that, coupons and loyalty tied to the app make it even more appealing. Walgreen's just leap-frogged the competition...

I see a lot of restaurant comments here. In Cleveland, we have a great theater and dinner district. We have many award winning chef's with great restaurants. But I think most cities have local restaurants that do well.

As far as consumer goods outlets go, I think they are suffering...

The bar should definitely be higher for texting. Solicitations and offers via cell phone and text messages cost the recipient money. If I get a marketing call via cell, I am very annoyed. I rarely get texts from companies that are not solicited.

Most companies are smart enough to use...

Size, speed and ease of use. I like to search for things from my phone, but if I'm shopping, I want to see all my options from a big screen, zoom in to see detail, quickly select what I want and move on to the next item. There are...

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