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J. Peter Deeb

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

Grocers have to analyze their card data or POS data to determine the most effective way to price. In some cases it will vary down to individual stores based on the competitive landscape. The best way for conventional grocers to compete is to differentiate themselves in areas like meat,...

Competition has been the biggest factor behind the recent struggles. Toys can and have been purchased for less with reasonably good selection both in the Mass and Club arena as well as online.

The biggest questions in my mind in a turnaround strategy are not about the steps (they are...

Retailers and carriers are going to have to work closely together between now and next Christmas to sort out the causes and provide solutions that work around Holiday shipments. The demand is only going to increase as more and more people order their gifts online. That trend will only...

Both sides can work together, but unfortunately the time and cost is high and in many instances if either side does not like the outcome the plan is adjusted or scrapped. The retailers using their own insights have the best opportunity to make advanced category management and consumer insights...

This merger brings the share of market in only 3 companies to a potentially dangerous number for independents and regional chains. The buying power and back room synergies gained by the merger will come close to matching Kroger's and Walmart's efficiencies. The answer to how it affects the industry...

Price and location still play very important roles in where people shop. Many consumers will give up a little service to pay or drive less. As far as improved service convincing people to visit stores more and more people like to shop while in their pajamas with a cup...

I understand the results of the survey, but I think that as more and more people rely on their phone to pay for purchases, research items, compare prices etc., mobile ads will be better accepted. The key to that acceptance is in the relevancy of the products to the...

I think it is 10 years late but a welcome update. Only those people on regimented diets with caloric intake as a part of it were getting out the magnifying glasses to determine the serving size and number of calories. Now when you pour that jumbo bowl of cereal...

This is a war between 2 giants who may win a battle but lose a war! Both should be finding ways to maximize their consumer interface instead of trying to take them away. The consumers will ultimately decide where and how they buy their favorite brands and all entities...

This sounds like a move back to the days when Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were the big shopping days (I know I am showing my age!) The idea of utilizing the slower early week period to set up the new displays, etc., will probably work better for night crews...

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