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John Boccuzzi, Jr.

Managing Partner
Boccuzzi, LLC

Today there is little or no room for "Good." Dollar General is smart to get back to the core of what they do "Great"; low prices on low ticket everyday items. Stew Leonard's, a 5 store chain in Fairfield County proved this model 40+ years ago by opening a...

Hard to argue with Zel's comments. SAS did a nice job breaking down and defining the four groups. I believe the retail world could and should do more to attract Unicorns (Data Scientists). Someone needs to boil down the terabytes of data into bytes that can be used by...

If they can get the Kindle in consumers hands before they opt into another platform I have to believe it will help long term. The big win is to get those users to buy Prime. Once they get hooked on free shipping and entertainment content it will be hard...

The ability to offer the right product to the right person at the right time is the real end game. Easier said then done, but CVS, Walgreens and Kroger are three of the best I know at accomplishing just that.

All three are always interested in acquiring new customers, but...

Employee engagement is critical. All you need to do is visit an Apple store to see the impact employee engagement has on customers and loyalty.

What can you do to help build an engaged team:
1) Hire people that are excited about eating or using what you sell. If you...

The new CIO will be joining a team that is seeking clear direction when it comes to data security. They can't afford a second mistake. The new CIO will most likely come from outside retail. A private sector security organization or high tech company would be a good place...

There are several challenges with ads on mobile as the article pointed out. The smartphone is personal and consumers don't want someone intruding on that personal space. The real estate is also limited on a smartphone so anything you try to show will interfere with the consumer experience.

I am...

Some items just need to be purchased that day so I do not believe solutions like Camel hurt Amazon and their profit margins (birthday gifts, must have items, etc...). What Camel does do is remind customers that there was an item they were interested in and the price is...

If this allegation is true, it would be crossing the line in my opinion. Competitive intelligence is important, but can be gained through industry excepted and ethical means including mystery shopping and crowd sourced solutions like Rewardable (disclosure, I am an investor in Rewardable).

I also believe it is okay...

The goal is to surprise and delight the consumer. If we do our job as marketers, those consumers will be loyal and frankly buy more stuff. If they didn't buy more stuff, great retailers that go out of their way to delight consumers would go out of business.

The mobile...

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