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Should Employee Compensation Be Transparent?

This is certainly a controversial topic, with great differences of opinion. For example: Yes — This is part of a more open company communication style with its employees. No — This invades privacy and can cause dissension among employees. What … Continue reading

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Here Are Reasons Why Good Stores Succeed

Since retail stores still represent about 90% of U.S. retail shopping, they are not facing imminent death (as some have predicted). Here are two charts from eMarketer that summarize why and how physical stores retain a lot of popularity, despite … Continue reading

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How Over-Saturated with Retail Space Is the U.S.?

As we have noted before, it has been a tough several years for physical U.S. stores as more shoppers head online. Thus, Ā this is a good first question: How over-saturated with retail stores is the United States? And the follow-up … Continue reading

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Best Buy’s Comeback: Real Or a Mirage?

Finally, some really good retail news! Yesterday, Best Buy’s stock set an all-time high. What does that signify — a long-term comeback for Best Buy or a short-term mirage? Let’s begin with some background. As with many mostly store-driven retailers, … Continue reading

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The “New” Retailing Transforms Logistics

Logistics is a key factor in determining a company’s success, since it impacts on delivery times, inventory levels, sales levels, and customer satisfaction. As a definition, logistics encompasses the activities concerned with efficiently delivering raw materials, parts, semi-finished items, and … Continue reading

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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!!!! šŸ™‚ … 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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