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Roger Saunders

Global Managing Director
Prosper Business Development

In retail as in most industries, innovation and new ideas are the coin of the realm. When retailers reach out on a periodic basis to have an open call, the biggest winner is the retailer.

What is taking place in the very act of an open call is that individuals...

Walmart should listen to consumers around the Supercenter stores before and after running these tests. They're smart enough to take these steps.

Based on the Prosper Monthly Consumer Survey, over one out of five Walmart grocery customers maintains that a 24/7 service offering is a reason that they shop Walmart...

If Amazon used the drive-up grocery concept as the delivery agent and a local grocery chain as the provider of services (much as they do with other products), they could effectively make this work on a larger scale around the country.

The Walmart pick-up station in Bentonville has at least...

The Chuck Taylor All Star shoes were the shoe of choice for those of us who played high school sports in the 1960s. We saw college players, as well as older high school players sporting the look on the hardcourt and selected other fields. At that time, they were...

The proverb, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," is applied once again. Alibaba created Singles Day (November 11 — 1111) as a marketing concept about 9 years ago. The concept of Singles Day goes back to the mid-90's in Mainland China, started by the university crowd.

Last November, Alibaba...

Only a couple of Labor Department bureaucrats, who have never had a real job, and have securely raised their own benefits, could have devised this plan. It will, of course, raise the income of a number of associates. However it will have a negative impact on employment opportunities overall,...

It depends upon the category of merchandise, acceptable alternatives and the consumer segment the brands intend to reach, in addition to about a dozen other influencing factors that are registering with the unconscious as well as the conscious mind of the consumer. The later items flow along the line...

We're talking about money here — the consumer's money.

Just as the shift from cash to checks to credit to debit did not happen overnight, so too will be the case with digital pay.

At times the media and tech industry become so excited about their latest and greatest, they fail to...

Just because an elected official from the highest office in the land purposely and foolishly used a denigrating racial term of the past on radio, there is little need for a national retailer to make use of Confederate flag merchandise within their stores.

Freedom of speech is important within a...

Traditional grocers have multiple advantages over Amazon, but that won't last indefinitely.

One is inertia. A good number of consumers still enjoy going to the bazaar. It is a multiple time per-week experience in which they can comfortably spend coinage on the things they feel they need for life nourishment.

Two...

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