Author: Cindy

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Ditch the Robot and DialAHuman

October 15, 2008 – We understand that automated services can make our lives a little easier (i.e., checking the credit line on our AMEX before we go to the Jimmy Choo sample sale), but some situations call for human interaction (i.e., someone stole my… Read More

Website Compares the Comparison Shopping Sites

October 15, 2008 – There are a number of comparison shopping sites available. Internet Retailer reports that a new site called has decided to compare these comparison search engines. Link to this post!

The Greening of Retail Development

October 15, 2008 – As principal of a commercial design firm that specializes in retail, restaurants, hospitality and corporate spaces, it amazes me how fast sustainable design has become the hot-button topic in the industry. Collaborating with developers, engineers, municipalities and builders has always… Read More

Asian Paints A-Peeling?

October 15, 2008 – From its modest beginnings in 1942, in a tiny garage in Mumbai, the Asian Paints brand has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. With a focus on product innovation and quality through a consumer-centric approach, Asian… Read More

9 Ideas To Offer Your Online Audience

October 15, 2008 – One effective way to keep people on your web site is to offer them something for free. On Hancock Fabric’s web site, they offer projects that can take 30 minutes or an hour or more. Lowes offers interactive tools for… Read More

Escapism Propels Halloween Spend to $5.8 Billion

October 15, 2008 – Nearly two-thirds (64.5%) of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and will spend an average of $66.54, according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, MarketingCharts reports. Link to this post!

Can You Actually Sell?

October 9, 2008 – Would you perform open heart surgery if you had never been to medical school?  What about defusing a live bomb without any prior formal instruction?  “Ridiculous”, you say.  “That would be the height of foolishness.”  Obviously, you are 100% correct!… Read More

Scotch Tape

October 9, 2008 – I’ve always admired 3M. They are the people who invented scotch-guard, post-it notes (unless it was really Michelle) and heaven knows how many other incredible inventions. Their history is one of innovation until recently as flagged by a ‘brand infiltrator’… Read More

6 Ways to Lose Customers

October 9, 2008 – As a retailer, the last thing you want to happen is to lose customers. Without realizing it, you may already be losing them. Are you doing any the following? Lack of Product Knowledge Link to this post!

Smart Car Takes on the Truth

October 9, 2008 – Even if you haven’t yet shopped for a smart car, it’s hard not to see them (cute as they are) and wonder: Who really fits in those tiny vehicles? Can I even fit my groceries in one? Could it withstand… Read More

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