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Kroger is now going to use its substantial clout to get companies to pay to play, and they are in the league of the 800 lb. gorilla, that can get what they want. "Follow the money" and you will find the winner of the shelf space wars, and whether...

Customer service used to be great, and in some cases a robot probably has more personality than humans, so we'll see. I understand the tech craze and it is kind of mind-boggling what we can do, but there is no substitute for an amazing sales associate. That being said,...

As breakfast is the only food I like at McDonald's, as well as others, it was a good move. Not a fan of the place, but the breakfast sandwiches are pretty good, and when traveling the coffee is also decent and way less than the Starbucks stuff. I give...

Okay, I will chime in, as I need to address this.

Walmart is in business to make money, and also to make sure they use their leverage to stamp out the independent grocers in small towns, plain and simple. I could tell stories about them (all true) that would make...

If this is something they really want to do then kudos for them, as greeting the customers in store or in their homes would go a long way to creating goodwill. They would have to do this continually in order to stay up with the next generation of shoppers,...

What most consumers want when buying an appliance is great service, and I've had terrible experiences with Sears on getting a good repairman for stuff I have bought from them. Since switching to Lowe's things have gotten better, as they use locally authorized service people that do a better...

Any area that has a Williams-Sonoma store will do well, as the income per capita is very high, and as I have said for years, money towns always do well with fancy local foods, whereas rural areas do not.


In our area the farmers have stands all summer long...

I don't believe that these two amazing chains want to get into a price war, but I'm sure the consumers would love it if they did. They need to keep doing what they have done and the thrifty consumer will use both stores to save money, as the more...

The Buck needs to stop somewhere, and that takes leadership and great management, so for me this liberal no title stuff isn't going to work. A great management team must inspire and reward the right people for their accomplishments, and the ones who love the no title stuff, IMO,...

A tablet can be a good tool for certain retail stores, and home furnishings come to mind. Seeing a living room decked out on a nice tablet can help make a sale. So can seeing a beautiful kitchen design, which can help sell cabinets and appliances for sure. However,...

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