It's fairly common for consumers to avoid generic products like the plague, believing them to be cheaply produced knockoffs of the original. However, there are multiple reasons why generic products are less expensive, and most of them have nothing to do with those products being inferior.
College and university bookstores face more pressure than ever to succeed given challenges in higher education. This article focuses on a few ideas to help them stand out.
This market intelligence report uses several techniques including PESTEL analysis to investigate and summarize Kmart’s external environment and 4P technique to examine Kmart’s marketing mix and its consumers, and offer some strategies for future development.
Memories from almost ten years of doing retail price change work, and four or five years before that working in other retail areas. Being stalked by customers, human behavior and interesting happenings were all in a days work.
Get a glimpse into corporate finance and how large organizations use debt to finance and expand operations.
Here's my experience working on the floor in a supermarket. What skills are needed, pros/cons, and more are shared.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
Grocery stores can increase sales by providing services that attract more customers and that are likely to increase the amount of money people spend per order.
Stealing money or merchandise while employed at a retail company may cost you your job, your income and your reputation. Here are 10 things you need to know before you get arrested.
What happens to returns? Is Costco the cheapest? What about luxury items and insurance? I decided to put these answers here. This article is a must-read for all Costco shoppers.
Many businesses wish they were the only game in town, believing that it will give them competitive advantage. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true. See why it's good to be near competitors.
Read on to learn how you can make money selling your goods at antique markets.
This article discusses the four main reasons why working at Walmart is a bad idea. From poor healthcare benefits to hour-cutting, get the inside scoop as to why working for one of the nation's largest retailers is a bad move both personally and professionally.
Learn the techniques for creating stunning window displays that not only look good, but help increase sales too.
This is a no-nonsense, practical and down to earth guide to how you can increase sales in your shop on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. There is no strange marketing jargon, or tricky sales psychology to learn—just sound advice and simple sales techniques that you can implement today.
A trip down memory lane reminiscing over past names like Woolco, Korvette, GEM & many more discounters that opened their doors to ribbon cuttings, cheers & staged events in parking lots throughout North America. Sounds of crowds, cash registers & PA announcements fill my shopping memories as do the smells of popcorn, and hot dogs. They reinforce both my vivid and sometimes vague memories of large long flat buildings. And while the names have changed, the store's today remain very similar!
Let me introduce you to Gloria Mayfield Banks. She is an Elite Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She is a multi-millionaire with over 6,000 consultants under her. She is truly an inspiration for females in the business world today.
If you have a business out there and you aren't doing most or all of these, you still have a lot of opportunity in front of you to increase sales and profits. Even the photos speak 1000 words about these businesses!
In retail and other industries, items are purchased, marked up, and resold. In this article, we'll learn about margins, markups, and selling prices and discuss how they relate to each other. We'll also learn how to calculate selling price and markup percentage using simple formulas.
If you're a new Avon Independent Sales Representative, you will probably have some questions that weren't answered in your first meeting. Read through these questions and answers to learn more about the Avon business.
Learn more about a career in retail merchandising including the different types of merchandising work, the tasks involved, and how to get this type of job.