Afforable tofu and fresh produce, renewed sales tactics, personal soles, and Hamburgulars…

1. Whole Foods Will Soon Be Offering Affordable Organic Food Whole Foods is opening a more affordable branch of store to target their younger shoppers.  They say the new chain will cost less to operate and be “technology oriented”, which tells me more computers, and smart watches; less jobs and customer service.  They are  presently seeking… Read More

Keeping Employees in the Dark over Store Closures

It was the week before Christmas 2010, I had only been a district manager for 2 short months when I received the call of my first store closure in my district. It was sudden even to the company as the mall had decided to rent out our spot from underneath us starting January 2011.  “Do… Read More

Retail Headlines #3: Shopping of the Future, Stale Sales, Conspiracy Theorists

1.  3-D Custom Home Improvement Lowe’s is doing it again and leading the retail world by incorporating technology of the future into their stores.  Lowe’s  was the first to utilize robotic sales associates, and now they are the first to bring 3-D Printing to the storefront.  If it is successful this could truly change the… Read More