Category Archives: Part 1: Overview/Planning

This sub-category encompasses an introduction to retailing, building and sustaining relationships in retailing, and strategic planning in retailing.

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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How to Boost YOUR Productivity

Are you productive (efficient and effective) enough or do you sometimes waste time or go off on a tangent (instead of focusing on what’s ahead of you)? If you answer the latter, then this post is for you. If you … Continue reading

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Amazon Dives into Custom Clothing

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Not only is Amazon getting more involved in apparel retailing, it is also patenting a unique custom-clothing process. As Nick Wingfield reports for the New York Times: “This year, Amazon will … Continue reading

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Quotes to Inspire You

There are times when all of us need some inspiration to keep us motivated. Our favorite (as reflected in the blog subtitle is to “live life every day.” 🙂 What is YOUR  favorite  inspirational quote? For more inspiration, check out … Continue reading

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Retail Not Bubbling As Much Today

As we have noted several times before (for example, see 1, 2, 3), these are tough times for many retailers around the globe, not just from the United States. The new Wall Street Journal chart (below) sums things up nicely … Continue reading

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The Bad News Keeps Rolling in for Retailers

It’s been a tough time for many bricks-and-mortar and bricks-and-clicks retailers. Unfortunately, this is nothing new, since the past few years have been challenging. How about this for a new article title “The Retail Slump Is Killing Middle-of-the-Mall Brands” by Ben … Continue reading

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2017 Temkin Customer Experience Ratings for Retailers

Each year, Temkin (a customer experience research and consulting company) conducts customer experience surveys. For 2017, the firm surveyed 10,000 U.S. consumers on 331 companies across 20 industries: “The Temkin Experience Ratings are based on consumer feedback of their recent … Continue reading

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