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"Turnaround" to me does not mean that you had a good quarter. It means making the brand relevant again. So in that regard, they are a LONG way from turning that aircraft carrier (WWII vintage) around.

Two questions: 1.) How many stores did J.C. Penney close so far this year?...

Doubtful. The only attractive part is the $1.75 service charge. Besides, most small retailers I see are already using the Apple device, which just so happens to be more in line brand-wise with smaller retailers.

After Amazon dropped all those cookies on my computer (try looking something up on Amazon...

Well, CVS is just sitting back and letting Walgreens have the fresh food component so, what does that tell you? Essentially that it won't move the needle. And that operationally, it's a monster.

Will it change perception of the brand and increase visits in the long run? We shall see....

This is kind of humorous in terms of retail. Most full-time associates at store level work 10 hour days anyway so, basically, you'd just be giving out an extra day off. And overall, operationally, this is very tough. Think of all the extra staff you'd have to hire, train,...

Walgreens' main concern is Walmart, so, this draws them to a more parallel place in terms of the global market IMO. Walgreens also "gets" the fact that store environment means something to the customer, as does Boots, which is a non-factor for their chief rivals in the box category...

I have to step out of myself when we talk about WF because, to me, what's more important than what you put in your body? A faster car? A 5000 sq. ft. house vs. a 4000 sq. ft. house? Lottery tickets? Cigarettes? Why would price be more of a driver...

What I like about the Cornell hire is that he also has grocery in his background with Safeway. Which to me, aside from security issues, is one place where Target could really, really improve and make some pretty big volume leaps.

He should know how to do that! I'd bet...

Of course they should. But do consumers look at COO? From my experience, I would say mostly "not." Fast fashion consumer? Forget about it. Ralph Lauren's customer? Probably. Think about it this way: Walmart is the #1 purveyor of goods in just about every category. Do you think people...

The whole idea is to keep you engaged with the Zappos brand, which is good thinking of course. However, if it's slow, doesn't work, the people that call aren't so good, etc., it can become high risk compared to pure online shopping. In any case, it's a nice try....

The term "consumers" in this case is misleading. In all the studies we've done, the appeal rate of in-store trial and discovery literally falls in half when you ask younger people, i.e., the younger you are, the less you care about stores.

Which makes sense. Boomers have a visceral attachment...

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