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MediaPost Q&A: To Beat Amazon, Stores Go Whole-Hog Analog

Despite the epidemic of omnichannel initiatives, it’s been a bleak few months for retailers. While the millions that mainstream retailers have poured into e-commerce are being rewarded with double-digit gains, they’re still miles behind Amazon. And instead of looking like a bell curve, where chains like Macy’s and JC Penney once dominated, retail now looks […]

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Beware the Barbell Effect: Feeling the Death Squeeze?

The Barbell Effect is a phrase common to investing, where investors split their investment portfolio between startup companies on one end and mature companies on the other.  The idea is to balance the weight, and risk, on both ends so the portfolio looks like a barbell. Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate and author of […]

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Interior Designers:  Get the Market Information You Asked For

Chris Ramey, president of The Home Trust International, and I just wrapped up a survey among over 500 professionals working in the design and luxury home industry.  While I have yet to begin our analysis, I am sure the findings will provide powerful insights and direction for design professionals and luxury home businesses. One thing […]

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Cure for the “That’s interesting data, but what do I do with it?” Market Research Syndrome

As the saying goes, I’d be rich if I got a nickel for every time someone said “That’s interesting data, but what do I do with it?”  The problem isn’t with the data, after all it’s interesting, but how to put that data to use, to make it actionable in business.  Being a professional market […]

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How to Innovate Luxury Brands? Through Luxury Consumer Experiences

Today luxury and innovation are two terms that rarely go together.  The challenge, as identified in the State of Luxury 2017:  The Insider View study, is finding the balance between innovation and tradition, a subject that Mickey Alam Kahn, Luxury Daily’s editor in chief and I pondered in a recent blog. That blog resulted in […]

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