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Gene Detroyer

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Primark is successful in 9 different countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK). Each country has its own shopping culture. (Target -- please note) . There is no monolithic consumer in Europe and these companies understand that. The success of international retailers in...

I am all for transparency and I contend it may make for a more profitable price mix. Give the shopper the choice..."I can buy it now, while I am here for $10, or I can wait until next week, make another trip to the store, and buy it for...

I echo Cathy's comments. The retailer that doesn't do this will be out of step. Shoppers will expect that if they go to a store and the store doesn't have the right size or color that they will have it at home the next day.

Perhaps I am starting to...

This is almost too bizarre to understand. I can imagine the management meeting at General Mills...the chair of the meeting opens with the following statement, "How can we continue to lie to our customers without getting sued?"

Obviously, telling the truth is not an alternative.

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Are food courts potentially a material differentiator for malls to online shopping? You are kidding, right? The food at home, where I shop online, is considerably better than anything at a food court.

Don't lose focus here. The mall is the dog. The food court is only the tail. Fix...

As a former Walmart vendor, I find it hard to imagine that the problem is technology or SKU management. The technology is such that there is no reason for a vendor not to have product in the store. It really is in the vendor's hands.

If so, two issues rise...

I hope Fresh Direct is reading this. Wow! What convenience. No more making shopping lists, handwritten or otherwise. Touch "send" and the groceries come.

How should non-delivery grocers respond? They have only one choice. Provide the shopper with a similar app. Shopper touches "send." When the shopper gets to the...

Target continues to look for the silver bullet. Could Target be the next JCP?

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Selling a large block of shares is not a problem. Selling the majority of shares does raise a flag.

That being said, I believe the largest part of executive compensation should be in stock. It aligns the objectives of the leadership with that of the stockholders. I believe so much...

This one is simple. Who is responsible for protecting the data? If it is the retailer and the data is breached, the retailer pays the consequences. Perhaps, next time they will be more diligent.

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