June 28, 2017

We Control Our Future

Look at this story within a retail trade area. First, we have demand from existing items.


And here is demand from new items.

These are issues that Amazon doesn't influence ... and channel shift to e-commerce doesn't influence. Instead, these are issues caused by problems in both merchandising and marketing. 

We're blaming others for our own problems.

But there's a good side to all of this. We can fix our problems. We can "fix it"!! You are a highly talented professional paid to solve problems. Business problems. People problems. You can do this!






Memorial Day Weekend

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