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While I think this is wrong on so many levels, it would get more men to shop! I do see beer sales and wine tasting but full blown bars are another story. Customer, or should I say patron, restrooms would need to be installed in stores that have none...

The recently published increase in both consumer confidence and spending is truly an indication of a better Christmas holiday season. Since Walmart sets the bar for retailers around the world, this move does give them an advantage. With two additional weeks worth of payments, more customers will see a...

Hopefully Sycamore Partners will help the chain grow and increase their store count. What they should not do is change the sales tactics used by Belk. It is Belk's strength in the marketplace.

The company will continue to grow with new capital and with the current management team. If and...

Yes, a four-day work week would benefit the industry and most likely attract more people into the industry. While not everyone could have Monday or Friday, on a rotating basis it could help everyone have at least two three-day weekends a month. It would also give part-timers more responsibility...

No. If one store is the location of a lot of crime, local police should patrol the area or station police officers there just as they would any high crime area in their city.

Now if I were the manager of the store in Beech Grove, I would consider asking...

The ability to have a glass of wine before, during and/or after shopping at Macy's is a brilliant move. The only downside is the retraining of cashiers to check the age of the consumer.

Having only private-label wines may be the real challenge for Macy's customers as many of them...

While it makes for good press, I do not see the use of drones as a delivery method for retailers. I do agree with their use for emergencies for police and fire, etc.

I can see weight of certain items being a factor and when a drone crashes, and they...

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...

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