Tag Archives: 2016

Change Management Versus Business Readiness

Is your business ready for the effects of change on employees? According to the 2016 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS): “Traditionally, when employers have sought to prepare their work teams for big upcoming changes — e.g., new processes, a new … Continue reading

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Patagonia Really Loves Our Planet

Patagonia is a remarkable company that is true to its original mission: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Today, it “is a designer of outdoor clothing and … Continue reading

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A New UPS Report: Complexities of Online Retailing

  On a regular basis, shipping giant UPS publishes reports on the “UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™.” Its 2016 report deals with the tech-savvy shoppers who are transforming the retail landscape: “While E-commerce offers new, unparalleled opportunities for accelerated … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Shopping List? Part 2

Yesterday’s post focused on the popularity of gift cards during the holiday season. Today, we take a broader look at what shoppers will be buying this year. As Ana Serafin Smith reports for the National Retail Federation: “With shoppers eager to take … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Shopping List? Part 1

Today’s post focuses on the popularity of gift cards during the holiday season. These cards are easy to purchase and enable the recipients to buy what what most interests them — while also being somewhat impersonal. Based on the recent … Continue reading

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A New Infographic About Online Retail Growth

As we know, online retailing is continuing to grow, while store-based retailing is rather stagnant. Here’s an interesting new infographic about online retailing by Robert Memery, Operations Manager at 2Flow (an outsourcing logistics solutions firm).  

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Knowledgeable Holiday Shoppers Are Smart Shoppers

Yes, Black Friday WEEK is finally here — after weeks of being bombarded by holiday shopping ads. This post has two goals: (1) To alert you to the possible deceptions this week and (2) to again present our THIRTY-FIVE holiday … Continue reading

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