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Both of these chains are vulnerable to competition. This is space is dynamic, changing and very competitive. Moving to compete with Trader Joe's or Whole Foods will require leadership that understands what excellence in retailing is all about, and then goes beyond this. Every retailer knows this, and the...

BOPIS only requires dedicated in-store personnel that check on product, pull the product and then hold it for customers. The cost of this is just one or two dedicated workers (or department workers with dedicated smartphones that tell them to pick a product in their department when an order...

This is still a far reaching dream. Like 3-D TV, it is a product looking for a problem. Consumers are not buying things because they need to see them in 3-D, instead they are purchasing things online, along with the full guarantees and customer satisfaction that is the mainstay...

Yes. However, so much of what Walmart does is NOT green that it will take a long time for this impact to be embraced organization-wide. How it will impact the broader spectrum of suppliers is even more dubious.

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This is a very well-disguised way of establishing a short-term goal, and following up on it every day. It also creates good communications and of course, employee (and ultimately the customer) feedback on their decisions, goals, accomplishments, and team building.

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Because these represent the same shopper, who has an unfilled clothes need as they leave Walmart. Walmart should be very concerned regarding the positioning of their clothing departments, and what their futures might appear to their core market, since another retailer can so easily cannibalize their marketing efforts.

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Smart, well-positioned and future-minded. This is a great move by a company that has deep retail roots and understands that they must continue to innovate or risk corporate losses.

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This is a reasonable request for retailers to better communicate, organize, and embrace their employee's needs, timing, and lifestyles outside of the office. Additionally, the employer will become more efficient and organized with 2 week schedules as a standard. Who wouldn't want this? What business prefers to constantly notify...

Walmart will continue to aggressively pursue their ELP model, and this includes more efficient pricing, product positioning, and corporate efficiencies, as they expand categorically, systemically and logistically.

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Yes, we will see enhanced security become a standard in shopping centers and retail. Shoppers will support this, as America continues to come together to ensure that our way of life and freedoms are protected. We will also see a continued shift to ecommerce, as retailers recognize the communications...

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