Starbucks stole the spot light at the end of July announcing that they would be shuttering all 379 of their newly acquired Teavana locations. This comes in a long line of not so much failed as abandoned ventures by this coffee giant. There was first the handcrafted sodas of 2012 and then coffee delivery concept … Continue reading Teavana: The Facts, The Bent Truths, and My Opinion
Perhaps you remember the days when Urban Outfitters was not so outrageously expensive? When they were the place to shop because they had the newest and coolest at an affordable price? Then one day they evolved and their price point evolved with them. The demand for their funky hipster styles gave them the freedom to … Continue reading Urban Outfitters: What Is The Shopping Experience?
This Sunday marks the sour end of the whimsical craze that started this past Wednesday. For 5 days that simply magical purple and blue beverage has consumed our Instagram feed, dominated twitter trends, and pissed off quite a few Facebook divas users. But through all the chaos of glee, gluttony, and wrath comes five unanticipated concepts we can grow from. … Continue reading 5 Things We Can Take From That Unicorn Frappuccino Craze
When I was just a young retail sapling, a customer by the name of John entered the store. His clean shaven scalp gleamed as brightly in the light as the Calcite orbs he found himself entranced by. "I want one that's black and white checkered," he would say while adjusting his polo collar. Calcite is … Continue reading Connecting with Difficult Customers
There is no question about it, minimum wage is not enough to help U.S. families out of poverty, there is an incredibly audible outcry for change. So let's talk numbers. How much of a raise do you feel you need? Some picketers hold signs asking for 15 dollars an hour; but let's alter the reality … Continue reading What is the Cost of an Increase in Minimum Wage to a Minimum Wage Employee?