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Kai Clarke

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American Retail Consultants

An informed consumer is a happy consumer. Consumer friendly apps that more easily help consumers find their next purchase, or inform them of the cost and availability of their next purchase is one of many steps to getting (and keeping) loyal customers. Need we say more?

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Taxation without timely representation has been the backbone of American causes since the founding of the USA. No one wants more taxes, nor do they want more oversight, compliance, or more things to have to do in running their business. Collecting more taxes has nothing to do with businesses...

This is nothing new, and proper training to ensure that consumers get help, when they need it, from well-informed sales associates, is one of the marks of a successful retailer. Great training, happy employees, working in a well-informed, marketplace ensures that customers get the help they want, but also...

This is a "solution" looking for a problem. If the consumer pays for the product online, it is an online sale. If the payment is received in-store it is a store sale. How much clearer can this be. Revenue recognition is done at the point of sale.

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Perhaps. But the true emphasis and finesses is being created now, for the biggest television event of the year, and that is Super Bowl. We will see a plethora of US-made incredible commercials, that have unbelievable numbers of views both on TV, and online, like the Budweiser commercial with...

Yes. These empty nesters have been tech savvy and keyed into technology since their early years. We cannot forget that they grew up in an age of computers, the true computer boom, and the impact it has had on our society. If you start counting from the early '80s...

Promotions and out-of-stocks. Best Buy's stores were notoriously understocked and behind the curve where product availability were concerned. Fixing this meant more sales (you cannot sell what you don't have). Add financial cuts to the mix and you have a game changer. The true question is, how long will...

This is poor data, since it comes from a small sample in the U.K. and does not involve category specifics or how price, promotion and category complements impacted the retargeting efforts.

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This is a solution looking for a problem. Many consumers show their pictures on digital photo frames, or simply share them with their phone because it is the vehicle of choice for sharing, communicating, sending, etc. Why print something out when everyone wants to share and communicate it digitally?

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The earlier and more aggressive, the better. What is there not to like? Everyone wins and our economy grows!

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