Holiday 2019 Retail Business Predictions Holiday 2019 Retail Business Predictions

Holiday 2019 Retail Business Predictions

It’s early—maybe too early—to predict how retail business will be for this holiday season, but I’m g...

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9 September 2019 by George
Podcast with Eric Dye of Enterprise Podcast Network Podcast with Eric Dye of Enterprise Podcast Network

Podcast with Eric Dye of Enterprise Podcast Network

Listen to host Eric Dye  and guest George Troy discuss the following: Please tell us: why did you w...

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5 August 2019 by George
How Book Reviews Help Book Lovers Decide What to Read How Book Reviews Help Book Lovers Decide What to Read

How Book Reviews Help Book Lovers Decide What to Read

Have you read a good book lately? What made you decide to read that book? Many book lovers discover ...

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10 July 2019 by George
Book Release: The Five Laws of Retail Book Release: The Five Laws of Retail

Book Release: The Five Laws of Retail

My book, The Five Laws of Retail, released June 18, 2019. Presales on both Amazon and Barnes & N...

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17 June 2019 by George
Old Products, New Paradigms: The Art of Re-visioning Old Products, New Paradigms: The Art of Re-visioning

Old Products, New Paradigms: The Art of Re-visioning

Even the good old U.S. Postal Service (USPS) could benefit from considering the art of the right pro...

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6 June 2019 by George

The Five Laws of Retail

On the fine art of retailing for greatest business success.

“You might conclude that The Five Laws are pretty much common sense … In fact, it’s not easy to get all the pieces right simultaneously. If it were otherwise, we would have a lower business-failure rate and fewer customer horror-stories to complain about. Because it isn’t easy, you need a roadmap—a navigation system—to show you the way. This book is that system.” —Douglas K. Barry, PhD, U.S. Department of Commerce

Holiday 2019 Retail Business Predictions

It’s early—maybe too early—to predict how retail business will be for this holiday season, but I’m going to do it anyway. It won’t be that good. There are lots of ways to say that. “Sales will be below expectations.” “It’ll be below 2018 actuals.” “Disappointing results.” Who Am I to...
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Book Release: The Five Laws of Retail

My book, The Five Laws of Retail, released June 18, 2019. Presales on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have been very encouraging. Bringing this book to market has been a marathon and not a sprint. I’ve faced some challenges and learned many things about publishing a book during this...
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Old Products, New Paradigms: The Art of Re-visioning

Even the good old U.S. Postal Service (USPS) could benefit from considering the art of the right product. In fact, they already have a great product: hand-delivered letters. On the operations side, the Postal Service has some amazing, huge advantages and strengths, including a great infrastructure in systems, logistics, distribution,...
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What Looking at the San Francisco Bay Tells Us about TARIFFS ON RETAIL

I have looked at the San Francisco Bay nearly every day for almost my entire life. The last couple of weeks I’ve noticed something that I have never seen before. Whales? No. Aircraft carriers. Nope. Huge cruise ships? All the time. The Navy’s Blue Angels? Each year during Fleet Week....
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AMAZON 4-STAR STORES – The Good and the Not So Good

I was prepared not to like the new Amazon 4-star stores. I expected to see numerous examples of poor merchandising and just dumb retailing. Amazon is clearly testing a new strategy. There are only three 4-star stores in the nation. There are just nine Amazon bookstores in California, and this...
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