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Zel Bianco

President, founder and CEO
Interactive Edge

Take it slow on the weaning strategy. Also, start to introduce better service and quality commensurate with higher pricing. Sales staff is inconsistent and the quality of their materials and tailoring should be improved, based on my personal experience in the NYC market.

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After looking at all the factors I think there is no reason to believe that as long as CurrentC does a good job with their promotional outreach efforts, that they won't change the way consumers pay for goods.

Not only is the new retailer more appealing to users considering their simple,...

It's really a great thing what Whole Foods is and has been doing in regards to providing great products at low, reasonable prices; especially in places where cost of living is high like Manhattan. It just goes to show that just because a business is meant to make money,...

Although there appear to be many hurdles for Google's drone project to overcome, the future outlook for their drone investment is high. According to Google themselves, drone deliveries remain "years away," there are many technical issues to work out including vital safety issues and commercial drones are not currently...

With all of the facts laid out, it sounds to me like a strategically all-around bad decision for Walmart to consider making a bid for Family Dollar specifically. The potential reward in this situation is just not worth the risk. Not only is Walmart facing problems of its own,...

In many ways we are just now starting to catch up with our European cousins who have been using this type of "soft" packaging for many years now. When you look at packaging in Europe across most categories, you will see fewer cans and plastic containers than we have...

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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