Thanks, Pass It On
by George Anderson
reached the season where people make the time to take stock
of their lives and “count their blessings.” While we typically think
in personal terms for this time of thanksgiving, there are also quite
a few reasons for being grateful on the professional front.
pulled back from the precipice of what many economists feared would
be a total economic collapse, retailers find themselves moving into
this holiday time with a cautious sense of optimism that has been
more or less absent for the last couple of years.
being said, we thought now would be an appropriate time to look at
the positives in retailing today and invite recommendations on how
the industry and all who are vested in its success could look forward
to better holidays in the years to come.
Questions: What reasons are there for retailers to be thankful moving
into this holiday season? What innovations or other positives, either
big or small, can they build on going into 2010 for an even better
holiday next year?