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Secret Of Retail Success? Give Shoppers More Things To Do, Not More Stuff To Buy

Recently I took my 4 ½ year-old twin grandsons to Dutch Wonderland, an amusement park tailored to the pre-teen crowd. We rode all the age-appropriate rides, strapped into our seats and let the effects of centrifugal force and mild balance disorientation do the rest. But by far their favorite experience was a miniature train where […]

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Why The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Be Good For Independent Stores

As predictions of the coming retail grocery apocalypse flood in, one sector of the retail economy is sure to benefit from the Amazon/Whole Foods mash-up: the butchers, bakers, greengrocers, farmers markets and other specialty food retailers that make their homes on America’s Main Streets. Without a doubt, thanks to Whole Foods, Amazon can deliver better […]

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Amazon And Walmart: Buying Their Way Into The Luxury Market

Recent big acquisition news from Walmart and Amazon, ranked #1 and #3 in the Forbes list of the world’s largest retailers, confirmed rumors circulating since at least April that Walmart had its eye on online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos and Amazon was flirting with the idea of buying high-end grocer Whole Foods. While the deals differ markedly […]

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Got a New Product or Business? Here’s Help

Congratulations!  You’ve designed a new product that you are sure will be a big hit.  Or you have an idea for a new business that is going to answer a previously unfilled need. You love your idea.  Obviously, since you’ve invested time, effort and often a great deal of money, trying to bring it to […]

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Join me at SURFACES on January 30, 2018 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

Laying the Foundation for a Profitable Flooring Business Make Your Flooring Shop POP! A shop that POPs! is one that creates an extraordinary customer experience that includes not just extraordinary products, but extraordinary displays that attract customer curiosity, in-store service that builds customer involvement and prices that offer the greatest value to the customer. Shops […]

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