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Roger Saunders

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Prosper Business Development

Time to "stick to the knitting" for Supervalu. This is what they have to do best, with over 1,900 independents. The Albertsons acquisition was a disappointment, likely on both sides of the aisle—shareholders and consumers were shortchanged.

With the right focus from Sam Duncan down through the wholesaler, associates will...

David Dorf accurately points out three key areas for Best Buy's steady turn. They executed on their plan, and came up a winner.

The losers over the past three years have been the shorts and the prognosticators of the demise of Best Buy. What those individuals chose to do is...

A great preview for adult Halloween costumes. Not certain I see this as a play throughout the year. Then again, when at NFL and NHL games, I'm astounded at the number of jerseys and sweaters that the adult audience members are wearing. A time for the fantasy escape exists...

The "thought-police" on this point are wasting the time of consumers and the industry, alike. The only folks they are supporting are their benefactors within the Trial Lawyers guild.

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Businesses have always chosen to evaluate their need to "stick to the knitting" to find organic growth vs. ventures into lateral growth avenues.

Finding a path into various new business opportunities will continuously find intriguing prospects. At the same time, they will lead to some significant failures. The risks that...

Bonobos' lesson, for themselves and others, is to "listen to and follow the consumer." The results can be inspiring.

The annual Prosper Media Behaviors & Influence Study of 15,000-plus consumers points to the fact that consumers are capable of making use of a variety of media forms to help their...

States, other than Washington and Colorado, will do well to gather and study a couple of years of data about purchase, use, social issues and community reactions/results from the two states that have authorized it. It is highly unlikely that retailers like Costco or Nordstrom (Washington), or King Sooper...

Most retailers do make a strong attempt to connect emotionally and build loyalty with their customers. Where they get challenged in their busy worlds is in properly discussing and training their associates about customer relations. In the hospitality business it can be especially challenging, as the turn-over rate of...

Stating the obvious, privacy will be one of the top issues which companies have to address in the next three years. If they hope to keep the bureaucrats in Washington out of their hair, as well as hope to keep the trial lawyers out of the way, they would...

Smart move. Acquired at a modest price for a $100 billion company. Kroger is boldly taking on new competitors, but doing it with the advantage of having a captured host partner with experience in the online side of the business.

Based on the May Prosper Insights & Analytics Monthly Consumer...

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