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Tony O's Supermarket & Catering

This is being done to get in line with other stores, as huge clearances are now commonplace at Macy's and Kohl's. Nordstrom wants to make sure their customers can get these store-wide deals just like Macy's customers do, and this I believe will help them move more product in...

Word of mouth goes back to the horse and buggy days, and you know what, it is still the most effective tool to date. I have done more catering from word of mouth, as I do not advertise this part of my business. Your reputation can grow in a...

I do not see it as a breakout year, but that's just my opinion. Until the dust settles from a business standpoint it is hard to decide which provider to pick from, as the fees are still higher than they need to be right now. Bigger cities will probably...

Walmart is mostly strong in dry goods grocery, and HBA. I hope they stay that way from my perspective, as we thrive on their lack of running good perishable departments. It comes down to higher skilled labor to do it right, which they do not want, and committing the...

With all the tools available for the consumer today to get the best price, it is amazing anybody can stay in business and still make a profit. Shopping is a high-tech scavenger hunt, and retailers are trying to figure out how to effectively price their products for the holidays...

As with all pizza places for me, I am a willing to pay extra for quality and actually have some ample toppings to go with it. There are too many pizza places pushing the $5.99 deals, and you end up with cardboard tasteless junk my dog wouldn't eat, but...

Greed and the belief that these big companies can miraculously get the impossible done, and they can control the weather are a couple of thoughts. Retailing online is just as fierce as brick-and-mortar stores, and the reliance on weather being perfect, and all the delivery folks showing up on...

A smart small business owner can host a speed dating night for singles, and push their perfumes and other wares at the same time. There can be a niche for this, and I think the smart niche retailer has the greatest chance at making this work, as they can...

The shopping environment today is crowded with many retailers trying to figure out how to snatch every dollar they can from consumers, and Walmart is the brick-and-mortar giant that will get the most of those dollars. This move is a way to eliminate the fighting for the $35 TV...

Organics will continue to grow in the areas with good economies, and will not in struggling rural areas like mine. I have tried many different times to promote select items of produce, and even discounted could not generate enough sales to make a profit, as they simply won't pay...

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