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Paula Rosenblum

Managing Partner
RSR Research

I am either very old, very cynical or both. I just have a really hard time envisioning "widespread drone delivery." That opinion has not changed.

I mean, I've warmed up to tiny drones taking crowd photos, but that's not quite the same as something large enough to carry a package...

Clearly said Millennial was not watching Martha's epic performance at the Justin Bieber roast. The clip has been zooming around the internet.

I think the JC Penney/Macy's farkle created a lot of trouble for her. I see her attempting to re-build. Will she be able to? I think so, but...

Conscious Capitalism is a fascinating thing—one that flies in the face of MBA 101 ("The purpose of a corporation is the increase shareholder wealth") and also includes improving life for its employees and stewardship of the communities in which it operates.

The easiest thing to say is "traditional Capitalism is...

I definitely think it will get people into the store. I hope that translates into sales, rather than just showrooming.

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It's hard for me to see that Target can seriously differentiate through its grocery business. I'm perhaps stubbornly believing that the company has a far better chance for success putting its emphasis back on general merchandise and apparel of the unique and chic variety, and de-allocating grocery space.

After all,...

I think the issue with Millennials is even bigger than that. Sucharita is, of course correct. They don't have that much spending power YET.

But they also are just not as different as we tend to believe. There are two areas in particular that come to mind: 1. Mobile payments...

I think the use of on-call scheduling is being a bit distorted, especially in small-box retailers.

It is very hard for me to imagine a situation, except for the holiday season, where companies like Ann or Gap would have so many extra people on a shift that they could afford...

I'm really confused by the article. The headline says one thing, the body says another.

I think the key is in the Illinois study—people who shop at farmers' markets have a greater appreciation for vegetables than for McNuggets (to name just one).

I definitely think the biggest boon of farmers' markets...

There's a law involved here—the Robinson-Pattman Act. The problem is that the law is not enforced at all. If it was, this wouldn't even be a conversation.

The reason why warehouse clubs have their products packaged differently is partly to avoid being out of compliance with that law. The level...

I do agree with it. Let's remember, one half of the female population is size 14 or above (yup, I'm in the upper half).

However, last time I checked, Lane Bryant's clothes didn't really deliver on the style. So when push comes to shove, if the styling is good, it'll...

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