Wal-Mart- What’s Wrong With Retail

It was my first week on the job as we all stood around the hideous old fixture building bamboo arrangements out of the mugs we had snatched from the clearance table.   We were to fill the mugs with river pebbles, place in 3, 5, or 7 bamboo stalks, and then tie them with raffia to… Read More

Who could be Kmart’s Unexpected Hero?

In 1888 Richard Warren Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck released their first catalog.  A catalog that would come to represent the great revolution of the American Dream for the next century.   A simple watch handler was able to provide affordable and available products to farmers in rural areas that did not have the option… Read More

News Done My Way: Week 39 Edition

More Options when Paying By Smartphone at Macy’s It’s the next obvious step, actually I’m personally surprised it has taken this long.  Pay Pal will now be an accepted payment option when shopping in-store at Macy’s.  I’m certain many retailers will be there to follow.  Crazy to think back to the Ebay exclusive years and… Read More

News Done My Way: Week 36 Edition

7-Eleven Helps to Heat Up Date Night   Now, only in select cities, you can have the ultimate date night package and Hang Over Relief kit delivered right to your door.  My only real quandary is why is their home base of Dallas not included in the starting line up?!     Polaroid Prints Without Ink?!   I… 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