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Warren Thayer

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If consumers think your private label, of whatever stripe, is too low-price to be believable as a quality product, they won't buy it.

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I'm with Steve Montgomery on this one 100 percent. Further, when I looked at the study online, it appears that there are actually four separate studies, three of which were answered by fewer than 200 undergraduate college kids. The fourth part of the study was of 269 adults, average...

Sure, speedier deliveries are becoming expected in metros. American Apparel will have to have a plan for dealing with customers who are angry that something arrived in 70 minutes, not 60. Glad I live in Vermont.

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I can't believe this is even a question. This would be a disservice and muck things up by making reviews less believable. Sort of like Citizens United, allowing corporations to buy congressmen. Are you serious?

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As the leading Luddite on RetailWire, I confess I am very much in favor of smartphone accessible loyalty programs. I find myself increasingly loyal to the retailers who have made the change. People carry an enormous number of cards on both plastic and paper. They stretch your wallet so...

Just a note about the Louis Vuitton handbag ... Not saying this is always true, but when I worked homeless shelters in Brooklyn, people would occasionally come in with very upscale items that had been given away by local charities. Wealthy people would give away almost-new and expensive stuff...

There's a sufficient gap here in the U.S. Even with "the recession over," the underclass is growing steadily. I've worked in poverty programs all my life, both in NYC and now here in Vermont, and the need is as great, or greater than ever. New people are being added...

My initial instinct was to applaud, and I do love the intent, but for the lawyers and increasingly rampant consumer paranoia. Check out the final link above, "Woolies 'free fruit for kids' PR stunt backfires." Amazing how no good deed goes unpunished.

"WOOLIES' "free fruit for kids" initiative has...

Good posting. This is also very much a factor of how many reviews make up the star rating. Three reviews don't mean a thing. Five hundred mean a great deal. Usually. I like it when the seller responds to a negative review within the thread for all to see....

I don't see any more of a challenge than having Starbucks in supermarkets. Target has cash, CVS has ongoing revenue. Sounds like one of those exceedingly rare win-wins to me. I do think CVS will get a bit more benefit from the added brand recognition, but the CVS banner...

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