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The Purpose of the Corporation – an update that reflects reality

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 20, 2019

The Business Roundtable released its Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation yesterday.  The updated statement is getting heavy media play and attention as it stresses a “fundamental commitment to...

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Avoid Retail's Fake News Purveyors

by Robert Hetu  |  April 3, 2019

Yesterday I saw an article that really grabbed my attention.  @CNBC published the headline "Online shopping officially overtakes brick-and-mortar retail for the first time ever" (recently the title has changed)....

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Retail Digital Investments Pay Off

by Robert Hetu  |  November 27, 2018

The improving economy, low unemployment, tax cuts and lower gas prices finally proved that there is not a retail apocalypse. Pent up demand is driving a great start to the...

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2016 Retail Research Recap

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

Gartner's research for the retail industry crosses all major key initiatives. [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail trends and technologies: Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016 Forces not unlike wind,...

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Retail's Perfect Storm: Customers Shifting Lifestyles Cause Major Damage

by Robert Hetu  |  June 8, 2016

Recently I published a blog about Retail's Perfect Storm. In a series of new posts I will add some additional information about each of the storm's forces. The Wind: Shifting lifestyles...

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The Sky Is Falling; Retail Bedtime Stories

by Robert Hetu  |  January 28, 2016

Yet another headline came into my email today "Do Macy's Troubles Mean The End Of The Department Store?". The financial markets and pundits are going insane so its time to...

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Retail Comp-Store Sales Becoming A Useless Measure

by Robert Hetu  |  January 6, 2016

I started writing this blog post back in August but never finished.  Not because it wasn't true or important, but wanting to be sure I conveyed the message clearly. The...

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This Holiday Season Will Challenge Assumptions

by Robert Hetu  |  December 11, 2014

There are more than a few highly disruptive changes taking place in retail, as to this there is no doubt. Cyber Monday exploded. Total Thanksgiving weekend spending declined 11% to...

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In Cold Blood: The Murder of Black Friday

by Robert Hetu  |  December 1, 2014

Slowly beaten to death by retailers, black Friday was given a fatal blow by consumers this holiday season. Once a term used to describe the beginning of the period when...

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Me-too is Not a Winning Retail Strategy

by Robert Hetu  |  November 4, 2014

Think of all the great retailers that pioneered new approaches to the market; Amazon, Circuit City, Kmart, Macy’s, Sears Roebuck, and Tesco, to name just a few. Regardless of their...

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