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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!!!! 🙂 … 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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The Bad News Keeps Rolling in for Retailers

It’s been a tough time for many bricks-and-mortar and bricks-and-clicks retailers. Unfortunately, this is nothing new, since the past few years have been challenging. How about this for a new article title “The Retail Slump Is Killing Middle-of-the-Mall Brands” by Ben … Continue reading

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FREE: 2017 Edition of Careers in Business

Learn about the many opportunities and challenges facing those interested in a career in business. The latest data are included. Lots of data!! Outline of Topics: General Hints Background Data By Occupation Long-term Trends Hot Long-term Business Career Opportunities Bureau … Continue reading

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Who Is Most Apt to Use a Smartphone in the Store?

In just a short time, smartphone in-store usage has exploded. Unsurprisingly, younger shoppers are leading the way. According to eMarketer: “A February 2017 survey of U.S. smartphone users conducted by Euclid Analytics found that respondents ages 16 to 21 (Generation … Continue reading

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Looking for Retailing Salary Information?

We’ve talked before about salary information sites such as PayScale. Today, we’re highlighting another valuable salary guide — Good Calculators. At  the salary calculator section of the site, you can learn salaries by state, occupation, and career, and all occupations … Continue reading

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