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Zel Bianco

President, founder and CEO
Interactive Edge

This should not surprise anyone on this site. Amazon is simply doing what traditional retailers have done forever.

I think what could be a game changer is when many big brands start to use Amazon as their distribution channel. Then what happens?

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I think that most CPG companies have recognized this trend, and although many are not quite in front of it, they are being addressed to some extent, especially in the breakfast and lunch meal occasions. Single-serve items will continue to grow across many categories as well as packaging that...

It's never an exact science. In fact, it's a combination of art and science, and that is why price optimization is not foolproof and not easy to do, at least not on a consistent basis. As stated in the above piece, many retailers identify too many of their categories...

It is a thoughtful strategic move. Most men hate to shop, and going to a department store is not high on the list. This will appeal to the busy man that will use any excuse to get help in this area.

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"It couldn't hurt" as they say in New York. I think most shoppers understand that you will pay a premium for many items at Whole Foods but that the price is worth it for the quality and freshness of the product. Some of the prices on fish, for example,...

In a famous ad for McGraw-Hill magazines, a rather grumpy businessman sits, hands folded in his lap, squinting at the reader with a defiant expression. The ad copy reads:

I don't know who you are.
I don't know your company.
I don't know your company's...

I think it will be good for Target to have a CPG/retail veteran who can pump some fresh ideas into Target. Although, one might say why not have a pure retail veteran, I think that things are changing so fast for retail, that having retail-only experience may now be...

Kudos to both. This is what America looks like so using real people to "keep it real" is a good thing. There needs to be balance however, as I don't think shoppers will appreciate the trend if it goes overboard.

As to other retailers adopting this approach? If it sells...

As a consumer who does a significant amount of online shopping, I trust Amazon ,and truthfully I really don't care where they get the products from. I also think there is a sense of security in terms of credit card fraud—I assume that they have better security in place,...

Yes, and that's a very good thing. Seeking out local establishments, whether grabbing a quick lunch at a lobster roll place or a good seafood restaurant for dinner is what makes vacation special. God forbid we go to Red Lobster or any other national chain while on vacation. We...

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