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David Biernbaum

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Amazon's Prime program offers a lot of comprehensive benefits that Walmart will not be able to offer anytime soon. Plus, the product selection at Amazon is not limited. Walmart "Prime" will carry only what Walmart carries, and believe it or not, that selection is fairly limited to mostly commodities,...

Most people will yawn or thumb their noses at this promotion, and most people will say it's far too expensive, and perhaps even ridiculous. However, what you need to understand is that Starbucks has a large enough group of very loyal, fanatical, and cult-like worshipers (I admit to being...

Dave's points are right on the money. I will add to it that it's a huge mistake for entrepreneurs to go to market alone, without a professional retail sales specialist who knows the retailer's business models, greater overall objectives, infrastructure, systems, key players and politics. Retailers really do not...

Androids will do an overall better job than many humans but the impact on unemployment would be devastating.

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To say that Whole Foods is bound to fail, at least anytime in the foreseeable future, is pretty nonsensical. However, I do agree that store managers can be completely overwhelmed with making localized decisions on choosing which items and which SKUs to carry in his or her store.

The truth...

Our country has lost its middle class manufacturing jobs to nations overseas. With certain exceptions, fast food and other retail employers are now the closest we have to "blue collar" jobs. I think America will need to get used to the idea of paying more for hamburgers in order...

Actually, I wish every retailer in the industry was as easy to do business with as Walmart. Every day low cost and every day low price, when it's practiced and executed authentically with no strings, makes doing business easy for suppliers because there are no hidden costs for extracurricular...

So here are my thoughts. I hope we can discuss this respectfully and intelligently. In the year 2015 it's just not OK anymore to treat gay people as though they are mutants, or freaks or criminals. I am a true believer that homosexuality is in a person's genetics and...

The Walgreens phrase "be well" might have fallen short, in my opinion, because it sounds kind of awkward coming from a busy, preoccupied employee, often multi-tasking, behind the pharmacy counter or at the drive-up window. I think what should be mandated, and I believe still might be, is a...

E-mail receipts will trend upward but not as fast as we'd all like it to happen. There are two purposes for receipts: 1. Security blanket for returns. 2. Tax records. Consumers still have a degree of mistrust that the receipt will be mailed successfully and timely, unless they can...

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