retail

COMMENTARY
6:50 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Most Retailers Could Benefit by Re-Lighting and Re-Displaying Their Merchandise

By simply re-displaying and re-lighting merchandise, Hudson News shops in airports improved sales dramatically.
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Displays and lighting make a big difference in retail. By simply making slight changes, most companies can improve sales and foot traffic. 


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Commentary
8:15 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Taking Care Of Business

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An expression I don't hear much any more is, “don't sweat the small stuff,” but I absolutely see demonstrations of it everyday. It means don't worry about the details and concentrate on the “big picture.”

Yet, little matters more than the details, because it is the details that determine the quality of the execution, and most great strategies or plans fail, not because they were bad, but because they were executed poorly. Billions in a retail chain with check-out clerks who don't even look at the customer.

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