[Image of: RetailWire Logo and Tagline (for print)]

Also from Steve Montgomery...

Braintrust Resource

b2b Solutions, LLC
b2b Solutions Website
The source for convenience / petroleum consulting. (url)

Links by Steve

 
[Image of: Steve Montgomery]

Steve Montgomery

President
b2b Solutions, LLC

Most brick-and-mortar retailers have procedures in place for e-cigs that mirror those they utilize for cigarettes and other age-restricted items. This limits the likelihood of underage customers purchasing e-cigs.

A large part of the issue is that there are so many manufacturers, many of which could be...

RFID could help solve a variety of issues surrounding BOPIS and other inventory-related issues. However as David pointed out there are other potential solution that may not require the investment RFID requires. As retailers become more aware of the issues that BOPIS creates they will find ways to adjust...

Both groups are price shoppers.

Walmart is a destination location and generates high traffic. With the right products and price points a retailer can convert some of that traffic into customers.

...

One of the game changers in planogramming is vendors "buying space." In these cases, the retailer is not really in charge of their planograms. The vendor may not be able to dictate exactly where the product goes, but they may have contracted for X space of Y category. Unfortunately,...

In most retail environments a Monday is a Monday, a Friday is a Friday and so on—except when they aren't. Things can change quickly in the retail world. A competitor closes, the weather changes for better or worse, a fellow employee gets sick or has an accident, a hoped-for...

By targeting malls, the terrorists are indicating no one is safe, not even suburbanites. By threatening the malls, they hope to cause widespread fear. We have already done something (albeit likely not enough) to harden tourist and high profile targets. They know we cannot provide the level of protection...

In short: On-site music—yes, CDs—no, downloadable music—yes.

...

At one point in time there were only brick-and-mortar and catalog sales. If you wanted to know more about the product you needed to speak to a sales person in the store. Same was true if you wanted to actually see the product and touch it, etc.

Today being...

The customization trend for foodservice is well underway. This is true if it's adding flavors to their coffee or to their fountain drinks or having their sandwich MTO (Made To Order). It harkens back to "Have It Your Way." What Domino's has done is make it easier for their...

Whether it's time or not, the introduction of the Apple Watch line gives the company a logical reason to do something they may have done anyway. It also provides added incentive for Apple users to "come see what we did," and while there perhaps buy something. Apple is seen...

Search RetailWire
Follow Us...
[Image of:  Twitter Icon] [Image of:  Facebook Icon] [Image of:  LinkedIn Icon] [Image of:  RSS Icon]

RetailWire's
Getting Started video!

View this quick tutorial and learn all the essentials...

RetailWire Newsletters