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Zel Bianco

President, founder and CEO
Interactive Edge

I think most regular shoppers are capable of recognizing the pattern of what goes on sale, when it goes on sale and what items are always going to be advertised at "40% off" — there is a touristy art gallery in my neighborhood that has had a "40% off/Going Out...

On CafePress's Content Usage Policy page they ban a variety of words and symbols for being offensive and then include this remark:

"AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TOLERANCE IN A DIVERSE WORLD: CafePress has millions of users, from varied backgrounds and cultures, who differ in their beliefs and views about what...

The biggest opportunity in Big Data right now is to approach it with a clear strategy. Collecting large amounts of data is useless unless it is easily and quickly accessible. Finding the right solutions to help your workforce make better data-driven decisions is essential to long-term success.

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I think CVS does a great job of personalizing coupons but this is really the only way I see tailored pricing working. It is such a complicated field and the risk of offending shoppers and causing a PR nightmare is too great.

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Fresh foods is definitely a vulnerability for Trader Joe's — they will have to address this issue, as well as the amount of packaging on their produce, if they hope to stand strong against 365. I wonder if simply un-packaging their produce might make a difference for shoppers' perception of...

My concern is not with Amazon's ability to expand into more markets — certainly they have proven that they have the ability to structure and hire the right people for a job and back out quickly if something is not working. However, I wonder how many Amazon-branded ventures can exist...

While Wegmans may take away some shelf space from national brands in favor of their private label, they still have a wide selection on their shelves. The variety they offer might not even be necessary as Trader Joe's and the like have taught us that shoppers don't necessarily need...

I think Walmart has zeroed in on some of the small gestures that can make a significant difference in morale. While this may not necessarily make more workers apply to Walmart over other options, it will keep employees happier and lead to happier customers as well.

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It's hard to say what the reaction will be from the Hispanic community in markets like Miami. I suspect that offering familiar items such as "Cafecito" will help to welcome the Hispanic market.

Creating a new brand under the umbrella of CVS will be a very good thing in the...

It may be worth it to give shoppers the opportunity to opt-in to specific features when they download an app. (Much in the way that registering for daily and weekly emails from a news source allows you to choose the topics that you are interested in and the frequency...

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