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Camille P. Schuster, Ph.D.

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Global Collaborations, Inc.

That subscription model has worked well for Netflix and for Amazon Prime. Expanding the idea to books is likely to be very attractive to those who download a lot of books. Success will depend upon how reasonable the price is, what attractive titles are included, which publishers will sign...

The lure of the deal is irresistible to many consumers. For that reason expansion can continue for quite awhile, especially if the center owners are smart about how they expand.

Adding new tenants, like Jimmy Choo, is a good idea because that is a new draw, even if the idea...

While many workers may use their iPhones and iPads at work now, that does not mean they are running company software on those devices. Challenges to make that happen are huge.

While consumers may be willing to provide information for a small benefit even if security can not be guaranteed,...

Retailing and wholesaling involve related but different skill sets. Identifying a core competency and staying with it is a smart move. Wholesaling faces a challenging future, so divided attention would make success difficult. Focus will be needed.

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Retailers need to provide consumer experiences. If a retailer can identify the small percent of consumers who provide a high percent of sales/profits and provide an appropriate experience for them, they are likely to increase loyalty and sales. The "apartment" concept sounds like a reasonable solution for this group...

Either Target needs to invest the resources to understand Canadian consumers or needs to leave the market. The Canadian market is not an extension of the U.S. market and is not homogeneous. While the U.S. has been described as a melting pot (certainly that term is a debatable description...

This is a smart move for CVS. Regarding the question of expanding the purchased brand or incorporating it into the CVS chain, it is too early to make that decision unless there has been a lot of research and due diligence before the purchase. CVS needs to evaluate Navarro...

The trial bar and classes provide a valuable customer experience which creates value. And did you see their "wow" comment? Interacting with customers is powerful?! Really? Customer interaction provides value for the retailer. With the right in-store experiences, brick-and-mortar opportunities provide value for both parties.

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After an unsuccessful choice, the board is rightly concerned about making the next choice. Supporting Ron's bold moves without success may be making the board reluctant to make future bold moves. However, the board needs to ask how successful the store is now, and whether incremental moves are really...

If this announcement means that more consumers shopping at one or the other store will have a location near them, this could be very helpful. This may also make the link between the two stores stronger in consumers' minds. Will it increase sales overall? If consumers have to walk...

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