[Image of: RetailWire Logo and Tagline (for print)]

Also from Tony Orlando...

Links by Tony

 
[Image of: Tony Orlando]

Tony Orlando

Owner
Tony O's Supermarket & Catering

Why not. Whole Foods can offer more than a coupon if they want to, and they should. There are endless ways to communicate with your customers these days, and Whole Foods should look at this opportunity to be really different. Tie in a charitable donation to your favorite charity...

This is going to be very difficult, as customers have gotten used to the BOGO deals, or worse yet the BOG2 deals, which really brings out the deal shoppers.

All of us in business are faced with lower sales, as consumers demand stuff for free or less, and with the...

Prices in NYC are already high, so Whole Foods will fit right in. The local New York neighborhood stores, who have enjoyed nice profits and little competition over the years, need to keep an eye on what's going on.

The niche gourmet delis and pastry shops will still...

If you value your employees, than work beside them, try to listen to their issues, and above all make sure that the service level you demand is understood by all employees. The owner or CEO needs to engage with the customers the same way he or she expects the...

I do reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor, and see many names who also review similar places, things or restaurants, which gives more credibility to the review. I also look for patterns in order to gain a true insight on a product or service before making a purchase. Many times...

As a small retailer, we have trained and sent many good employees on to college, with skills to get them a head start in life. There are many success stories from just our store, with CEOs, head meat department managers, high-ranking military officers, small business owners, and others who...

As a supermarket owner, there are plenty of choices for consumers today, and yes healthy eating is on the upswing. With incomes falling, and large pockets of poor areas, the price of food is hurting many consumers, who are switching to cheap processed foods to feed their families. The...

GE and many other corporate giants have kept trillions overseas for years, to avoid our horrible tax system, and now they want to punish Burger King for trying to save some money. What a crazy world we live in, and maybe we should get our business model together in...

Oh no, you mean my Big Mac doesn't look like it does on TV? This pledge is fine for those who want REAL in their commercials, and good for them. I don't see a lot of ad agencies jumping up and down over this, as the TV images of...

I am all for a theme that gets customers inside the store. Have fun, enjoy and make sure when the customers come in you greet them and make the experience fun, and they will see value added. Winner!

...

Search RetailWire
Follow Us...
[Image of:  Twitter Icon] [Image of:  Facebook Icon] [Image of:  LinkedIn Icon] [Image of:  RSS Icon]

RetailWire's
Getting Started video!

View this quick tutorial and learn all the essentials...

RetailWire Newsletters