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Doesn't the city of Chicago have better things to do? Crime is rampant and they are worried about a plastic bag ban, and stores are finding ways to get around it already. What a waste of time and energy, and I don't see how stores are going to make...

I do not see this happening for a few reasons, and this includes Kohl's as well. Armed with many offers from Macy's and Kohl's the pricing is way better than Amazon by a wide margin, plus free delivery for purchases over $75, which isn't hard to do in clothing....

Pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient cashiers are key to keep them coming back, as independents better have that as their calling card. The exceptions are Costco and Sam's Club, where people wait in line for 30 to 45 minutes or more, and yet they keep going back because of the...

A&P was the king at one time, when I was a kid. In the '80s things started falling apart, as many new competitors came in and were able to undercut A&P with their heavy labor costs. The retail supermarket industry has changed dramatically, with every type of player in...

Looks nice, and I'm sure the income per capita in that area must be very high or it will not make it. Fancy stores are awesome to shop in, and with the restaurants and every other bell and whistle it should do well. For the rest of us in...

Price comes to mind and it is their driving force, in their ads and in their stores. They do what they do quite well and fill a niche like nobody else can. They will continue to grow and prosper with their no-frills concept regardless of the economy.

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Trade shows can really help if you want to do the networking and attend the workshops that help your business. I was asked to come to work for RetailWire by Al McClain several years ago at our NGA convention, so go ahead and blame him for my rants. Seriously,...

Amazon still wins the online battle, and Walmart wants to be king of the universe, so let the battle begin. Two giants slugging it out only means one thing: consumers win.
The economy is also dictating this, as the GDP is about zero, and sales are sluggish after a...

I had to read some comments before I chimed in, so here goes.

As a retailer with very thin margins, it would be extremely difficult not to charge for BOPIS, as it takes employees to pick and handle the transaction. With that in mind, I would like to pose a...

This suit will go nowhere, and unless MTM gets on board with Amazon this will continue to happen. MTM needs to do a better job of promoting THEIR website, and this should help quite a bit. Amazon is not going to apologize for trying to sell another product, which...

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