Tag Archives: Trader Joe’s

A 2014 Customer Service Hall of Fame Survey

As we have reported before (see 1, 2), in this highly competitive marketplace, superior customer service is often the key to business success. Thus, customer service rankings are quite important as external validation of how well companies are doing in this … Continue reading

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Valuing Employees Through Good Pay

Paying low wages to retail employees may keep costs down. But that does not mean this is necessarily the most profitable path to pursue. Consider these observations from Sophie Quinton, writing for theatlanticcities.com: “Many employers believe that one of the … Continue reading

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Reniventing the Interior of the Supermarket?

For the past several years, supermarkets have faced a barrage of new competitors, from big-box stores such as Wal-Mart and Target (which have increased their emphasis on food products in their product mix) to specialty chains such as Whole Foods … Continue reading

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