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Of course it was a huge edge to Amazon, and the fickle, price savvy consumers are not happy, as the money they saved could change how they spend their money. Amazon still does what they do well, but the tax savings were one of the reasons they started doing...

Most of this practice has gone on since I was a kid. Seasonal items are known for big markdowns, as every retailer needs to clean out stuff at the same time every year. My mother knew when to buy shoes, winter and summer clearances of clothes for all six...

Pretty much what Ryan and Joan said is what I am thinking. The cities have services available for the poor, and young condo seeking grads as well. The footprints of the stores have changed, and many baby boomers like everything nearby, without the hassle of walking thru an airplane...

This all depends on the area the malls are located. If it is a money town, than a revamp will draw more business providing the mall puts in healthier options, with higher quality selections.
Sushi bars, Panera Bread, premium burgers with brioche buns, and amazing toppings, Asian fusion style...

In this world today with price savvy shoppers demanding rock bottom prices, we as retailers are caught in a very tough spot. Profit margins are incredibly thin now, and will continue to shrink, as costs continue to rise, but somehow we need to maintain the customer service level of...

Drama is unavoidable, and no set of rules will change it. However, when you hire someone, it is crucial to get a feel for who that person is. I have no problem hiring someone who knows how to smile, and have a pleasant personality, which is what I always...

It is a good idea for Amazon, and I'm just thinking ahead here. If the option to quit for a lump sum of money seems attractive to the disgruntled worker, in the long run it is less expensive for Amazon than having to fire them plus pay unemployment compensation....

Relying on your gut goes against the high tech philosophy that many depend on for decision making. However, sometimes you just have to go with experience, and instinct to make something special happen.

My friend owns a Bridal store, and they go to shows across the country. One year they bought...

Frequency and loyalty are two different things for retailers today. I have customers who shop 3 days a week, but spend 8-10 dollars to get by, until they spend the bulk of their money at a wholesale club once a month. What would you rather have? It comes down to...

Hello everyone. Time for my 2-cents worth today.
In my town the price factor probably jumps to 85%, and if you can not compete in their minds, call the morgue. There are too many areas like ours with little or no income per capita, and bottom dollar discounts really...

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