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J. Peter Deeb

Managing Partner
Deeb MacDonald & Associates, L.L.C.

I believe it will still be some time before mobile ads become the primary method to reach shoppers. There is no doubt that combined with digital media the impact is more powerful than flyers and newspaper ads. Having said that, I still get ads twice per week in the...

The only benefits I see in this merger would be in the efficiency of backroom operations (Accounting, HR, etc.) and some purchasing savings as the companies consolidate. The larger issue is how does the new company approach the consumer to avoid making the new company a bland, efficiency-driven face...

This is a big deal NOW and if the weather patterns in the West continue this will not only affect local businesses tied to recreation but eventually the ability to raise and ship produce to the rest of the U.S. California-grown produce cannot be replaced in other areas of...

If the Visa benefits to the consumer are equal to or better than the Amex program there will be some advantage to Costco just based on the higher number of Visa cards that are held. Costco's history suggests that they will put their customers first so this move has...

Uber is poised to be a competitor to Amazon in terms of giving consumers another choice in having items delivered. I was skeptical about the ability of a third-party firm spread over a large area to compete with taxi companies and local limousine companies. Obviously I was wrong! Now...

It does not matter how you hire if your merchandise does not have a place in the consumer's list of products to desire. Abercrombie & Fitch needs to research their targets given the current competitive marketplace and the fact that the latest generation of teen shoppers does not view...

Target needs to decide what "animal" it is in the food business chain. The current offering is easy to improve on but Target needs to focus group their core shoppers and see what they want in the area of food. I seldom see a cart full of groceries at...

Are we heading down the Vlasic Pickle road again? Walmart will try to squeeze every penny they can out of vendors based on their scale and importance to vendors. The problems for vendors come when they realize they have been squeezed dry and have lost money on items or...

I think prospective employees will see this latest move as a reason to apply at Starbucks. This is a definite competitive advantage (see Wegmans) that motivated individuals will be attracted to as a means to a better career. From the company's perspective this is a way to both attract...

I don't see how a segment that does only a small percentage of the daily volume can play a significant role. McDonald's needs to find a way to increase the appeal of its staple menu and expand it to compete with other fast food establishments. A cooked-to-order burger with...

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