Keeping tabs on the ever-changing retail world.
I’ll confess upfront…I really wanted to be blown away. Strong Points This concept store is the first of it’s kind to be rolled out by SamsClub. It is located in the Dallas TX area. Overall it has a clean and upscale look both inside and out, you really feel great with...read more
There has been a ton of speculation as to the rationale for this acquisition and in fact there are many reasons for doing it. The synergy that exists between Prime members and Whole Foods’ shoppers is an, ahem, prime reason. I would proffer a bit of a different spin...read more
Bentonville is abuzz with all kinds of business people this week. Financial analysts, Walmart Associates from around the world, Manufacturer leadership and a host of others. They are all here to hear from Walmart Leadership on what they can expect in the future. I...read more
Everyone has an opinion on Walmart and most seem to be that “Walmart has lost it’s way”. Walmart has changed a great deal over the past 12 to 18 months and paints a picture of why you, as a manufacturer, should be looking at them as a great strategic customer....read more
In the event you have not already heard the news Amazon is changing the rules for posting reviews on their site.read more
By now we have all been overrun with this news, Amazon is leasing 20 Jumbo Jets. This follows early December reports about Amazon purchasing "thousands" of semi-trailers. We have been told how this bold and strategic move by Amazon is going to disrupt both UPS and...read more