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Should Walmart eliminate its 24 hour openings? No, but it should evaluate them on a case-by-case basis. Overnight stocking doesn't require the store being open and, in fact, not being open makes the stocking process more efficient as there are no customers to be concerned about. In addition, it...

Please note this comment is from someone that still plays tennis wearing Stan Smith shoes. People ask me why. It's simple, they fit my feet. Then my wife saw an article that said they had some street cred. Almost made me stop wearing them but I still do.

It is...

The internet has spawned a number of companies that believe in the strategy of making friends now and making money later. This only works if their investors are willing to bet that someday in the undefined future enough scale will be achieved to make it work. As we all...

My advice would be to get in the market quickly and be prepared to exit even faster. This has all the hallmarks of a fad versus a trend. Not sure how long it will last but retailers definitely don't want to be the one left with a 60,000 piece...

Asking me once is OK but after being asked to donate to the same charity several times in the same store I have to believe that it gets old, not only for me but for the cashier. As others have commented, it may be a Boomer thing. We have...

Raising wages may remove or lessen dissatisfaction but does not guarantee employee engagement. Someone working for a company that receives a wage increase who works for a jerk who treats them poorly may enjoy the raise but doesn't instantly turn into an engaged employee.

Everyone wants to feel valued. Compensation...

Can Walmart leverage Persil against P&G? The answer is yes, but only if Persil gains a reasonable share of the market. Despite its dethroning a Tide product as Consumer Reports' top-rated detergent Persil the exclusive deal with Walmart limits it brand recognition with American consumers. Without that it will...

Risk versus reward applies to this decision as it does all others. However, in this case, the risks are higher and so may be the rewards.

The e-commerce world has changed a great deal since Toys "R" Us last internally managed their own site. Customers' expectations are higher and the...

Merriam-Webster has several potential definitions of mislead including one for an intransitive verb that states its meaning is "to lead astray: give a wrong impression." That certainly would seem support MTM's case.

However, if that is true, then perhaps they should also sue Google because when you search for MTM...

Starbucks doesn't sell coffee. If it did its sizes would be small, medium and large. It sells a halo image, aura, brand appeal, etc. Raising its prices will have no effect on customer traffic.

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