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Gene Detroyer

Professor
Independent

There is study after study that indicates that corporations that are more diverse ethnically, geographically and in gender outperform companies that are largely run by white males. I don't think any of these studies included a measure for gays. However, I believe the same holds true.

I believe Cook's objective,...

Peter Deep says it best, "Retailer-controlled electronic payment plans are a bad idea ... Retailers should stick to marketing and merchandising (their reasons for existing) and let the experts in payment systems develop strong programs that give their customers a choice."

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In the consumer's eyes every payment system is the same. I swipe my phone and pay my bill. They will never understand why one system is acceptable in one store and not the other. What they will understand is that the retailer who does not accept the system they...

I agree with most of the comments of my colleagues. Addictions are hard to stop.

I will add one thought: Better planning. Retailers tend to buy what they want to sell in terms of revenue. If I want my revenue to increase 5 percent this year, I simply buy 5...

I wonder how many retailers have been hacked and don't even know it?

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Why do they call this price discrimination? It is simply pricing. If the customer sees the price and likes it, they buy. If they don't like it they keep looking. Since when is it incumbent on the retailer to have pricing transparency? If anything, the internet has given the...

To me, this is a laugh-out-loud moment. I agree with Jason Williams, above. Who determines that "Breaking Bad" is BAD, but "Walking Dead" is OK? More perplexing, is a "Breaking Bad" doll worse than a "Grand Theft Auto" video game? Not in my book!

Either put it on the shelf...

BTW...I also saw this app in a McDonald's in France.

McD's future is not about app-based ordering. To repeat a previous post...Consumer Reports rated 65 fast food chains. Readers ate 96,208 meals. The question posed to participants was simple: "On a scale of 1 to 10, from least delicious to...

"Fast Food" was coined in the 1950s, not because the preparation was fast (which it was), but because it was served fast. There have even been commercials promising speed. The next "fast" was drive through. Now we have mobile. This is a logical evolution made possible by technology. The...

Income disparities may be somewhat of a factor. How much food can the top 1 percent eat?

But the real underlying factor is probably demographics. As the population ages, there will be less family formation. In the next 15 years the number of people in the U.S. middle class will...

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