There’s No Business Like Show Business There’s No Business Like Show Business

There's No Business Like Show Business

Early in my career, I once worked as a department manager in a suburban department store. Each and e...

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3 July 2018 by George
Achieve Turn in a Retail Business Achieve Turn in a Retail Business

Achieve Turn in a Retail Business

“Turn Is Magic” because it is a reflection and result of so many activities that are happening right...

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25 June 2018 by George
Marking Down—Driving a Higher Turn by Throwing Things Away Marking Down—Driving a Higher Turn by Throwing Things Away

Marking Down—Driving a Higher Turn by Throwing Things Away

Driving a higher turn also means taking mark-downs—writing stock out of stock. In a fruit stand, tha...

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12 June 2018 by George
Retailers Doing Well by Doing Good Retailers Doing Well by Doing Good

Retailers Doing Well by Doing Good

This is a time to be very proud as a retailer. Recently there have been several high profile news re...

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1 June 2018 by George
Vionic Brand’s Retail Pop-Up Experiment Results Vionic Brand’s Retail Pop-Up Experiment Results

Vionic Brand’s Retail Pop-Up Experiment Results

Vionic Footwear is a high-quality brand of men’s and women’s casual and dress fashion footwear. Thei...

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24 May 2018 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

Vionic Brand’s Retail Pop-Up Experiment Results

Vionic Footwear is a high-quality brand of men’s and women’s casual and dress fashion footwear. Their mantra is Style shouldn’t hurt. The company, which was founded by two podiatrists about twenty years ago, designs and sells quality footwear that is engineered for comfort and fit as well as fashion. The...
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Starbucks: Doing the Right Thing, and Doing Well as a Result

Starbucks’s CEO, Kevin Johnson, absolutely did the right thing and showed more courage than most company leaders when he took personal responsibility for the mistakes made in the Philadelphia shop, where two men were arrested for trespassing. Then he committed to personally righting the wrong. The First Law of Retail,...
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