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Gene Detroyer

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The one downside to online shopping is the receipt of delivery if no one is home. It is not a problem for me, I have a doorman. But without that it is a challenge. To offer an alternative where customers can pick up their online purchases at their convenience...

Why is this even a discussion? Walmart is cutting hours on stores that don't generate the traffic during the overnight hours. What could make better sense? If there are no customers knocking on the doors to be let in, you are losing no goodwill.

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Were Chuck Taylors ever out of favor? Maybe it is a city thing, but I can't remember when they weren't popular. Several years ago my grandsons even gave me a pair for Christmas to match theirs.

In NYC, they are quite ubiquitous. high top and low, men and women, denim...

The business model is good. It works for clubs and there is no reason it should not work online, except ...

  1. Jet will need to develop the BEST infrastructure and supply chain versus competitors.
  2. Jet will need critical mass in terms of customers.
  3. Jet will need critical mass in terms of their...

We are dealing with a mature market with no driving forces. If I am a retailer, I am happy for 2 percent to 2.5 percent real revenue growth. Anything more than that will be reflected on a decreased bottom line because of additional price cuts or promotion.

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The process of coloring, something most give up during childhood, is currently being promoted as a stress-buster for adults.

The fad will end as soon as people realize that coloring the perfect picture doesn't relieve stress, but adds to it.

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This is off subject, but I am somewhat offended by a statement in the article. " ... jobs in the U.S. that do not require a four-year degree, often called middle-skill jobs."

Maybe I am taking this the wrong way, but there are many, many jobs that do not require...

This is a department store, not a souvenir shop. Maybe it would work in parts of the country that don't have souvenir shops, but then you wouldn't have anything cute to sell.

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Why should a retailer be in the real estate business at all? The real estate asset and the retail asset both have to generate a return. If not, then one is subsidizing the other.

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The global supply chain is based on RFID, from raw materials to the end user. It is not designed to be unique for a single shoe store. Peltz experiences are not surprising. The idea of having store labor add the chips is ludicrous. The chip should be part of...

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