Category: Blog

Category: Blog

Costco and Amazon Prime
February 23, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Costco or Amazon Prime? More shoppers are choosing both. How about you? Originally published February 20, 2018 at 10:15 am Updated February 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm This Jan. 31, 2018, photo shows a Costco in Homestead, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar / The Associated Press) More people than ever have both a Costco membership and pay
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Shipping with Amazon
February 23, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

First Thoughts     Dan Gilmore    Editor    Supply Chain Digest Feb. 15, 2018 Supply Chain Comment: Is Amazon Really Building its Own Parcel Network? New Shipping with Amazon Program Says Yes, but How Far Can it Take It? I had planned to wrap up my supply chain predictions series this week with some additional prognostications
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Breakthrough Technologies
February 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Here Are The Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies For 2018   Bernard Marr , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. MIT Technology Review unveils its breakthrough technology list for 2018 – a rundown of 10 awe-inspiring scientific and technological advances that have the potential to change our lives in dramatic ways. I spoke to editor David Rotman about
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Tops Files Chapter 11
February 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Tops Files for Chapter 11 Heavy debt, pension dispute cited; company eyes quick restructureBy Jon Springer on Feb. 21, 2018Tops Markets LLC on Wednesday filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in order to undertake a balance sheet restructuring and renegotiate contracts including collective bargaining agreements and pension obligations to union workers. The
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Alibaba show grocery future
February 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Alibaba, Not Amazon, Shows Us Grocery’s True Future By Randy Hofbauer – 02/21/2018 It’s been less than two months since Amazon debuted its Amazon Go cashierless store concept to the public, following 10 months of tweaking the location’s “just walk out” system, which uses driverless car technology to detect and charge a person for a product when it’s removed
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Stress Influences Eating Habits
February 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

How Does Stress Influence Consumers’ Eating Habits? The Lempert Report: Researchers found a “social” component to food that evokes feelings of comfort.By Phil Lempert on Feb. 21, 2018According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of adults report that they have either overeaten or eaten unhealthy foods in the past month because of stress. And as we reported in our 2018 Trends
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Candy Market
February 20, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

The company behind M&M and Snickers dismisses predictions of doom and gloom in the candy business Kate Taylor Snickers and Mars chocolate bars.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Mars Wrigley Confectionary — the maker of M&M and Snickers — says that candy has a bright future in the US. Customers’ desires to “hashtag treat yourself” is boosting a new
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Retail Disruption
February 19, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Nooyi: ‘The retail disruption is happening globally’ Feb. 14, 2018 – by Monica Watrous Share This: Search for similar articles by keyword: [PepsiCo], [Frito-Lay North America] Indra Nooyi, chairman and c.e.o. of PepsiCo PURCHASE, N.Y. — The dramatic changes taking place in retail are not unique to the U.S. marketplace, said Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and
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Role of Customer Service
February 19, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Customer Service Is The New Marketing   Micah Solomon , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Customer service is the new marketing. This statement may sound suspect coming from me, a customer service consultant; it sounds like an example of “when you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail” thinking on my part, or
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What Happens to Returns
February 19, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

What Stores Do With $90 Billion in Merchandise Returns Post-retail sales of returned and overstocked goods totaled about $554 billion in 2016 and have been growing at about 7.5% a year, an expert estimates Shown, a customer returned a purchase to a Best Buy store in Mays Landing, N.J., on Dec. 26, 2017. PHOTO: CRAIG MATTHEWS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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