[Image of: RetailWire Logo and Tagline (for print)]

Also from Dr. Stephen Needel...

Links by Dr. Stephen

 
[Image of: Dr. Stephen Needel]

Dr. Stephen Needel

Managing Partner
Advanced Simulations

Major retailers have a responsibility to sell stuff. If a hot-looking (or impossibly hot-looking) model sells more stuff, use it. If an everyday person sells more stuff, use it. Dove found the latter approach useful. You go with what works—this is business.

...

Two thoughts: First, the data is dated and we might well find different results today where the climate for healthier eating is more positive. Second, the group of shoppers that really care about nutritional value remains small. Those people are responding positively to posting of the information in grocery...

As long as it doesn't hurt sales, they should convert. CPG brands do this all the time, mostly successfully.

...

George, it must be Friday and you must be running out of stuff to write about. :) Yes, it's cute, but the first time you show up to work and are soundly mocked by your peers and scowled at by everyone else, you're done.

...

It may make business sense, in terms of profitability, for Amazon to pursue this. However, if by doing so they relinquish their position as the (usual) low-price option with the best variety, someone else will fill that void.

...

Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts have shown that popular coffees can be translated into packaged options. McDonald's coffee always gets high ratings from Consumer Reports taste tests. If they can translate this into a packaged coffee, it should do well. Shouldn't have any effect on their core business.

...

Not a big positive benefit from having them open, but a big non-negative benefit. People won't be complaining about Walmart for long lines/closed registers.

...

This should be pretty easy to figure out. Cost of labor and utilities vs. profit in those extra hours. Hard to imagine they've lost ground with their shorter hours.

...

Back in the 1980s, flex time was a big concept. You had to work core hours, say 10 o'clock to 3 o'clock, at least Monday through Thursday. Then you put in the rest of your hours on either side of that time slot. Meetings could only be scheduled during...

Here in the south we have gas stations that sell sushi too, but they call it bait :) If the market wants it, why shouldn't Walgreens sell fresh food, including sushi?

...

Search RetailWire
Follow Us...
[Image of:  Twitter Icon] [Image of:  Facebook Icon] [Image of:  LinkedIn Icon] [Image of:  RSS Icon]

RetailWire's
Getting Started video!

View this quick tutorial and learn all the essentials...

RetailWire Newsletters