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The RadioShack name will be more of an asset if the stores are set up correctly. They would need to be Sprint stores with a RadioShack DIY electronics section. They will never be able to compete with any form of consumer electronic devices and the Sprint products will be...

McDonald's troubles continue with its menu issues, its nutritional issues and with its employee pay issues. It appears that they are going to work on all the issues and attempt to get more customers into their stores. I think the public will see this as one step in the...

Each state should be very concerned over this type of legislation. While the law was meant to assist organizations such as Hobby Lobby and Notre Dame University deal with religious beliefs versus some of the provisions in the Affordable Healthcare Act, some states have gone too far. Indiana will...

Pricing up front and a guarantee from Amazon! What's not to like? I think they will do very well. I have tried Angie's List before and the only issue is getting someone to come out to the house to bid a job. If Amazon can also ensure that they...

Yes, RFID for the apparel and footwear segments has reached a tipping point but a lot of work is needed to get RFID into the food and drug industry. I think that will happen within the next four to five years. It was the food and drug industry that...

The stores were a model for many of us from the grocery side of the industry. We understood what they were and what they could become. However, no one apparently considered the customers. They were not seeing it and were not ready for a smaller fresh food market. So...

I am more familiar with two types of salespersons. Those who sell products and services to retailers and those that sell goods and services to the consumer.

The best salespersons selling to retailers are those who know the industry somewhat, but truly know their product inside and out. They are...

A great many retailers have to deal with unions and that may be one issue resulting in a poor rating. Retailers also may have poor managers especially in large chains and not get many high marks. Lastly I think there are so many workers in the industry that turnover...

When dealing with products made in the U.S. and especially with products made outside of the U.S., a company has an obligation to its customers to ensure that the products are safe and comply in any and all ways to protect both the environment and its population. We have...

Yes, I am very concerned. I am not sure online retailers can or would do anything at this point. I do think it is up to the states to control. Much like online wine sales, many states do not permit the delivery of wine in their state. The same...

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