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Joan Treistman

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The Treistman Group LLC

It could very well be that Walmart is in lockstep with a larger transformation, the advent of urgent care facilities such as CityMD (available 365 days a year) along with Walgreens' Walk-in Clinics.

As immediate healthcare attention proliferates Walmart will have the brand name to attract patients. Of course Walmart's...

Compiling a few points with which I agree and adding another:

"Unlike anything" doesn't guarantee appeal.

Targeting millennials may not produce the revenue such a huge investment requires.

Shunning other customers in favor of some segment may transform current customers to former customers. That's over and above the cannibalization threat.

Why announce something...

I keep wondering why executives are holding on to thoughts of yesterday's shopping behavior. Perhaps there is a major investment in a particular channel or media format. Let it go.

We talk about understanding consumer needs and desires when it comes to products and brands. We are not as likely...

Ed summed it up well. Like others I remember at a very young age being able to go to the library, movies, bowling and school via public transportation.

At the same time I remember instilling the buddy system in the mall and telling my daughters not to let anyone in...

As a consumer I am always a click away from checking out another source. If Jet.com is going to be competitive with Amazon, Walmart, etc., its financial foundation has to have the flexibility that goes with great revenue in some categories and not so much in others. And what...

Zowie! That's impressive. There needs to be precise coordination between inventory management, fulfillment procedures and the delivery company. Careful oversight and focused management will be critical. I'm guessing that there will be more or fewer challenges depending on the location and its roadways.

However, if promises are based on what...

When there are fewer layers of corporate organization companies can and do make decisions on a system-one basis. It's often when you have to go through several levels of management that the decision making slows down. And in that case it doesn't matter if the insights were slowly derived...

I am struck with how we continue to discuss Facebook and Twitter as communications resources that are static. Whether the target audience is composed of Millennials or not, marketers have to be in lockstep with the dynamics of the constantly-changing universe of social media. It's about being in the...

I absolutely want reviews to be from bona fide buyers/triers of the product reviewed.

The article also referred to fake reviews from competitors. Now that's another practice I'd like to see stopped. But if those reviews are brought to the attention of shoppers, I think that will stop those competitors...

I'm a Uniqlo enthusiast and I was surprised to read that their profit fell short of expectations. On a recent visit to the NYC 53rd Street location I noticed that only about 20 percent of the cash registers were in operation. That says to me they were not expecting...

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