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Walmart need not eliminate 24-hour stores but they should keep the stores that have high traffic late nights open and close those stores that do not justify the cost.

Since a lot of the major Supercenters will have Neighborhood Markets nearby, keep these stores open at less cost and close...

In a store that uses a frequent shopper loyalty system, it will be a great benefit to both the shoppers and the retailer. Reminding consumers of items on sale, items they purchased in the past that may be needed and related items to the item just purchased can all...

The lower expectation for the second half of the year may be the right one with extreme heat in the eastern part of the country and more flooding out west.

There will be an improvement but not as much as in the original forecast. I am always concerned that at...

It was A&P that gave me my first job in retailing many years ago and it is sad to think they are going away forever.

I do think A&P's management made several mistakes in the last decade. The biggest in my opinion was the purchase of Pathmark. One poorly performing...

I do agree with the Boomer group and find it more negative. I do think most Boomers have established charities that they normally donate to frequently and find it negative to be asked again and again.

Younger shoppers may not have established giving plans and find the small amount asked...

It makes sense that Walmart brought in Persil for leverage, however, what has become of Walmart's "Made in the USA" stance? I think Tide will keep its leadership role here, especially if Persil is only carried in Walmart. Tide is available everywhere and it has deep roots in the...

I would have to approve the move since CVS has made the bold move to stop selling tobacco products. So if one believes that tobacco is harmful to one's health as CVS does, then any action to promote the industry is in direct conflict with the CVS message. They...

The Fourth of July will kick-start a better retail selling season going into the second half of the year. As long as the economy continues on the current pace along with the presidential race heating up, it will help consumers feel good and then spend more. It will be...

They will need to upgrade a lot of Food Lions for step one and then help them compete by keeping their low-price image.

The best management team is at Stop and Shop so let than take charge.

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Mobile loyalty programs offer two-way communications for retailers and their customers. A way to not only let loyal customers know about the store, sales, etc., but a way to listen to their customers if done correctly.

It is still early in the technology and a lot of consumers need to...

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