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Is a Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK?

What do YOU think of this: A Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK? Amazon believes many of its customers will love this practice. And that they will pay for it. But, critics say most people won’t want a stranger in their … Continue reading

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Supermarkets and Healthy Cereal

McDonald’s and Coke know many consumers want healthy food and beverages. As a result, they added to their healthy offerings. Our posts on healthy foods include these. McDonald’s: Healthier Menu Still a Work in Progress.   Are YOU Prepared for Today’s Health-Conscious … Continue reading

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Retailers: Do YOU Think a “Pink Tax” Is OK?

Did you know that there are several instances when women pay more than men for the same goods and services? For example, nationwide, many dry cleaners charge a higher fee for a woman’s “blouse” than a man’s “shirt” — even … Continue reading

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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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Can You Personalize Retailing without Shopper Participation?

One of the toughest issues for retailers to deal with in this high-tech world is how much to personalize their communication and offerings. On the one hand, retailers need as much customer information as possible to target individual shoppers more … Continue reading

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Customers and Retailers: Beware of Public Wi-Fi

Have you ever used free public Wi-Fi at the airport, Starbucks, Panera Bread, or other unsecured venues?  Is it safe from hacking, identity theft, and other invasions of privacy? No!! So, why do we use it? According to Ian Barker, … Continue reading

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Choosing Gas for Your Vehicle Not as Easy as You Think

What factors do you consider when buying gas for your vehicle? Octane rating, emissions, brand name, price? Do you believe that there are differences in gasoline? The correct answer is yes, but not necessarily in the way that you think. … Continue reading

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