Category Archives: Global Retailing

Read about how domestic and foreign retailers are performing around the world.

The “New” Retailing Transforms Logistics

Logistics is a key factor in determining a company’s success, since it impacts on delivery times, inventory levels, sales levels, and customer satisfaction. As a definition, logistics encompasses the activities concerned with efficiently delivering raw materials, parts, semi-finished items, and … Continue reading

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Welcome World Visitors!

We are honored that this blog has received visitors from about 165 countries around the world. (As of today, we have made more than 1,625 posts in the categories shown on the right side of this screen). Thank you!!!! 🙂 … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Shifting Gears

McDonald’s is revamping its global strategy in hopes of stimulating sales and profits. Some of its planned changes are substantial. In January 2017, McDonald’s announced that it was selling a majority stake in its Chinese business. Given the huge size … Continue reading

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Worldwide Growth in Restaurant Loyalty Programs

Some restaurants have had customer loyalty programs for years; others are newer to the game. In any event, restaurants globally are more involved with customer loyalty programs than ever before. However, although customer enrollment is growing; many people don’t actively … Continue reading

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How the World’s Population Is Changing

For many large retailers, understanding the shifts in the global population is imperative. Take a look at this video to learn more.    

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Don’ts for Retailers Using Social Media

In this new era of fake news, alternative truth, and inflammatory messages on social media, it is a good time for us to appraise (or reappraise) our own use of social media. Are we doing the best we can to … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Virtual Assistants?

Over the last year, artificial intelligence (AI) personal assistants have become BIG!! The leading ones are (alphabetically): Alexa from Amazon, Cortana from Microsoft, Google Assistant, and Siri from Apple. These AI options can answer questions, play music, give directions, tell … Continue reading

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