What are the best places to work today?

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Introduction

How many times have you gone into a store or a restaurant and thought to yourself, “Gee, this would be a great place to work?” …


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Overview

What are you doing online right now? If you say you’re working, that may — or may not — be true. Indeed, there is a fine line at present between what is time wasting and money making activities online. …


Could This New Hidden Fee Be Coming to a Checkout Near You?

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Introduction

As a management consultant and professor, one thing that I usually urge executives to do is to be willing to engage in stealing. Now, I know that I need to explain that one. What I have found from my experience is that it is typically a sign of the best…


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Overview

The self-checkout is a sign of once again just how divided we are as a nation. For some of us, self-checkout is one of the greatest innovations of the past decade. A retail store that has self-checkout available means that you can shop — and pay — literally without having…


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Overview

We are in the middle of “Pumpkin Spice Season.” That is a quite remarkable statement, considering that a little less than two decades ago, the words “pumpkin” and “spice” would really only be used in connection with making pumpkin pies for the holidays. Now however, as Nina Friend recently observed


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I had my first Total Wine & More experience late on a rainy evening at the end of a long workday followed by a middle aged, married life escape — a shopping/fast food dinner trip to a neighboring larger town about 20 miles from us. …


Single aisle jets with long ranges and great operating efficiencies are fast changing the airline industry globally. Here’s a look at what this means for major airlines, aircraft makers, and the flying public in the coming years.

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Introduction

There you sit. Lucky enough to draw the “B” or “E” middle seat…


“Healthier Wine:” It’s not an oxymoron. It’s marketing genius!

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Ah, the consumer product that is an oxymoron! They seem to keep popping up in the product categories that are considered to be — overall — unhealthy and even vices. Who can forget the “safe cigarette”…

… or guilt-free, fat free cookies or potato chips!

In the alcoholic…


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How long could you go without all modern forms of communication? 3 minutes? 30 minutes? 3 hours? …


Making the Real Calendar Work for Your Retail Operation

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Ah, the joys of holiday shopping! Many great movies have been made over the decades of going to stores for Christmas shopping. From the old school charm of “Miracle on 34th Street”…

… and a jolly Santa in a highly decorated department store to the frantic toy shopping of…

David Wyld

David Wyld (dwyld@selu.edu) is a Professor of Strategic Management at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a noted business consultant and writer.

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