High Quality, High Value, Always in Fashion High Quality, High Value, Always in Fashion

High Quality, High Value, Always in Fashion

On the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a local food called huli huli chicken (pronounced hoolee hoole...

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14 January 2019 by George
Retail Holiday Predictions Retail Holiday Predictions

Retail Holiday Predictions

IT WILL BE VERY, VERY GOOD IT MAY BE THE LAST GOOD ONE FOR A WHILE Sales performance for retail bu...

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10 December 2018 by George
Happy Holidays Every Month Happy Holidays Every Month

Happy Holidays Every Month

Christmas, Fourth of July, Easter—it might seem like the holidays we celebrate each year are random,...

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30 November 2018 by George
Why Black Friday Isn’t Just Friday Anymore – But Is Still in the Black Why Black Friday Isn’t Just Friday Anymore – But Is Still in the Black

Why Black Friday Isn’t Just Friday Anymore - But Is Still in the Black

Remember when stores just opened a little early on the day after Thanksgiving, as in 7:00 am?; then ...

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19 November 2018 by George
The Art of the Right Product The Art of the Right Product

The Art of the Right Product

There is no one hard-and-fast rule or formula for what makes a given product “right” for your market...

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7 November 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

The Sad Decline of Sears, the Original Everything Store

Sears appears to be in its death throes. The company filed for protection to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy laws, but it seems unlikely that it will come out okay on the other side of it. From a high of 3,500 store locations and 355,000 employees in 2004...
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Success of Nike’s Kaepernick Ad Means Trouble for Trump and Republicans in November

Nike’s move to sign up Colin Kaepernick to represent the brand is not only entirely consistent with the brand identity and a great business decision. The unqualified success of the strategy at retail is also predictive of the coming election. Nike’s Slogan is “Just Do It.” It has been a...
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