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Warren Thayer

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Anything that helps light the fire for a budding entrepreneur is fine in my book. I'm sure there will still be plenty of door-to-door, but I also believe this digital addition to the mix will help teach new, real-world skills. And it'll no doubt ultimately make more money for...

A solution in search of a problem.

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Why shouldn't the grocer be the consumer advocate? Give them information they want and need? If you want an eye-opener, read the statement put out by the National Restaurant Association about the calorie counts. They're for it. Funny how foodservice takes the consumer side, and the grocery industry wants...

No way. Ryan and David L., among others, said it well. I believe in involving HR in the process to get their feedback, which I can then take with the usual grain of salt. HR knows HR, and they can't know all the day-to-day specifics of the job that...

Lots of retailers I speak with complain that "the days of long margins" on organic and better-for-you are pretty much over. Added competition from store brands will ramp up price pressure on national brands. This in turn will help drive unit sales in the segment—although as a whole, organic...

Whoever paid the most to get "their" senators and congressmen elected will continue to prevail. At least until a majority of citizens wise up and start voting in their own interests.

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Why not? Misery is optional, but so is happiness.

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It's yet another small step in a long journey. Embracing diversity is, or should be, common sense—corporately, politically and personally. It's disappointing that it is so rarely practiced.

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I've had experience with both, generally favorable, but greatly prefer phone calls versus chats. Faster, you get to the point more readily, and you don't have to wait around for a minute or four for a response to each question. (Obvious that the chatters are handling several queries at...

Many consumers will feel guilty if they don't buy "best" for their families, so it might help raise Whole Foods' dollars and margin. But mostly it will make consumers over-think their purchases and confuse them, adding a touch of angst to the shopping experience. Vendors, already unhappy about the...

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