Many retailers are realizing that they have to bring in something to start protecting and testing their product, both bought from the trade, or bought off the street. It’s probably time to make the investment to start protecting your store or brand.
If it was 32 degrees and sleeting with 100% humidity yesterday, but it’s going to be 112 degrees and bone-dry tomorrow, that doesn’t mean that today will be sunny and 72 degrees with 50% humidity. Such is the nature of averages.
We as an industry are at a point in time where we must recognize the need to ensure our reputation is not marred by any of these stones being sold as natural, and not being properly disclosed.
This is about your Last Will. I was meeting with my attorney and accountant a few months ago, working with both of them on estate planning and my Will.
Football season has begun and I recently read an article on the ways to make "special teams" strong. One thing that strikes me every year is how some teams just seem to gel, they come together and just work well.
Cars take up space. Inventory takes up dollars. A well oiled merchandise highway allows plenty of space (dollars) for new product to enter from the right, and move from lane to lane without obstruction. As these products accelerate, other merchandise gets out of the way to allow their passage. They beep and wave as they go by, and exit off to the left at often blazing speeds.
We need to go on a “Business Diet”. We all pretty much know what we have to do, even when we have to lose weight, we all know what steps we need to take to accomplish our goal. But how do we get the discipline to do it. The key is implementing a new way of life and putting procedures in place to insure that we don’t fall off the wagon.
So I just got back from 8 days in sin city, and WOW! Like most everyone else that attended, my feet are sore, my back hurts and I am exhausted. But with all that said, I am actually energized!
As a company BIG can’t do anything about the mood of the country but we can do something about the mood of our industry. We can take the opposite approach from what we are witnessing in our failing political climate.