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It's time for businesses to start paying living wages, whether that means higher wages per hour or more money for overtime. If that results in some higher prices, so be it. Employees who make living wages need less assistance from government programs. And most of the increase in salaries...

With CEOs managing on a short-term basis and big companies failing to truly innovate, the easiest thing to do is to create line extensions. Big companies use their trade dollars to get these products on the shelves and retailers are all too willing to take that money. The result...

It's foolish to pay full price for something at Macy's. Macy's and Kohl's have perpetual sales, and not just on a few items. Whether this is worth a lawsuit is another story. Retailers like Macy's and Kohl's want consumers to think that they are getting a good deal. Consumers...

The article says it all. Walmart is paying its employees more and has yet to see enough growth in sales to offset these costs, so it is asking its suppliers to make up the difference. There is going to be a ruffling of feathers before the current, and in...

As long as the prices for renting are small and user privacy can be protected after returning used devices this model may make sense for many people, particularly Millennials. Why own soon-to-be outdated technology when you can pay less and rent it for as long as you like?

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It's about time. Other merchandise with hateful symbols has been pulled from store shelves and websites, why should Confederate flag merchandise be an exception? Walmart has just given every retailer in the country the cover it needs to implement this long-overdue change.

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Consumers find reviews to be valuable, so anything Amazon and other retailers can do to keep them authentic is important. Amazon wants to avoid being stung by fake reviews. Yelp has been dogged by this criticism over the past few years and it has damaged the site's reputation.

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It's not mobile, it's the quality of loyalty programs. Every retailer has one and most of them have little or no relevance for consumers. The current programs do not address individual consumer's needs and offer relatively little value. Why do I need another app that only tries to sell...

The big shipping companies are in a bind. They need to adapt to the new realities of e-commerce and turn a profit for their shareholders. This puts retailers in a bind. Consumers expect free delivery regardless of package size and weight. In true capitalistic fashion, something's gotta give. Look...

Good questions. Once answered they present a well-rounded view of the candidate and how he/she looks at retail environments and personal interactions. I particularly like questions three and four. If a retailer truly values customer service, question three will highlight how the prospective employee will act in a difficult...

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