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J. Peter Deeb

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CVS should be looking for other ways to generate revenue lost to a mission-oriented tactic (no tobacco products). Antagonizing their pharmacy customers COULD result in several negative reactions by consumers. $15 additional co-pays is a large amount to the fixed-income consumer, the family with a large amount of prescriptions...

I am not sure what to think about this benefit. Will it attract better qualified women to the company? Does it say that women who take advantage of it have a better chance for advancement over women who don't? Is the cost worth the investment that a company makes?...

Nordstrom very well could raise the levels of service in Canada, but mostly within the retailers serving the Nordstrom customer demographic. Mid-level and low-price retailers may strive to improve but usually their focus is on other areas. Nordstrom has a great recruiting, selection and training model that is difficult...

GO SLOW or the majority of your customer base will flee! Bank has disguised the correct price of their merchandise to the point that no matter how and where they settle this will be a very rocky road. A consumer will not pay $795 for a suit next month...

Awareness and visibility! Only the company knows the true reasons behind the pop-ups, but whether brand building, gauging acceptance for expansion, trying to rattle the competition, showing potential investors the possibilities etc., In-N-Out has created a buzz! Is that not what good marketers do?

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Absolutely. Brian Cornell is moving Target back to its "cool days" image with the latest commercials as well as the creative hookup with TOMS. Target got away from concentrating on the strategy that separated them from other retailers and online businesses, particularly when they greatly expanded their food program....

This type of uprising is rare because most companies have not had the closeness that Market Basket has had among all levels of the business over the years. Building that business in the highly-competitive New England market called for points of differentiation to succeed, and maybe the most important...

This decision requires fact-based analysis and decision making. Target can analyze by location, by proximity to competitors who remain open and more importantly by the metrics of each of their locations to make this determination. I am amazed by the generalities that many retailers use to dictate key aspects...

Erratic scheduling in this technology age should not be happening. If Starbucks is scheduling using a computer program by store, that program can be built or adjusted to give adequate lead time, prevent "clopening" and prevent extended days in a row for employees.
When I managed retail we had...

Target should be utilizing BOPIS as a way to regain customers and drive store traffic. This is just one of many marketing efforts that they need to overcome their data breach issue. Training their customers to order and then pick up will only add to their in store traffic....

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