Category Archives: Part 7: Communicating with the Customer

This sub-category encompasses establishing and maintaining a retail image, and promotional strategy.

Chatbots Perceived Effects on Customer Service

As we know, firms regularly look at new ways to enhance the customer experience. One tool growing steadily more popular is the chatbot. Yet, we must better understand chatbots perceived effects on customer service. In other words, how happy are … Continue reading

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Macy’s Social Media Superstars

Obviously, social media greatly affect retailers. And Macy’s social media superstars represent a key way to connect with customers. These prior posts exemplify our coverage of social media: How Social Media Can Energize In-Store Sales  Social Media Video Marketing Tips for Building … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Fascinating Facts

As we posted last year, the Fourth of July holiday remains a big deal. Below are two infographics on Fourth of July fascinating facts. What will YOU do this Year? PLEASE BE SAFE. Drive carefully. Be careful with fireworks. And … Continue reading

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Offline Innovations in Retail – Infographic

Thank you to Patrick Thuot, vice-president with traffic counter supplier Storetraffic for today’s guest post.   Offline Innovations in Retail There is no doubting the fact that the retail niche has been a state of huge change over the last number … Continue reading

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Young Adult Views Toward Brands

In recent years, we know that many manufacturer brands have come under price pressure. With more people turning to less-expensive brands. But did you know that brand perceptions differ by generation? Today, we look at young adult views toward brands. … Continue reading

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Surviving Cancer and Living Well

Dear readers: As you may already know, I am an extremely lucky pancreatic cancer survivor. Fortunately, I am surviving cancer and living well. I have written about that before at this blog. 🙂 I feel a strong need to give … Continue reading

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Subway Going Downhill

Just a few years ago, the Subway chain was a fast-food dynamo. For example, see Eat Fresh at Subway and Fastest-Growing U.S. Franchisors. Even today, there are nearly 44,000 franchised outlets around the world, with 25,000 stores in the United States. But Subway is … Continue reading

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