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Analysis: Lessons for CEOs from the Schultz & Starbucks Union Avoidance Campaign

Summary: In this report, corporate executives will get a full analysis of Starbucks' union avoidance saga since the return of Howard Schultz, detailing his strategies over the years, how he's putting them to work now, and how the consequences of taking an aggressive stance against Starbucks Workers United have impacted the company's brand and financials. Citing Read more

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Analysis: Lessons for CEOs from the Schultz & Starbucks Union Avoidance Campaign
Summary: In this report, corporate executives will get a full analysis of Starbucks' union avoidance saga since the return of Howard Schultz, detailing his strategies over the years, how he's Read more
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Online Resale is Paramount to the Future Success of Retailers and Brands
Sustainability is top of mind across the globe with the covid pandemic creating an even greater interest and need. Disruptions to supply chains, the inability to shop in person Read more
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The Key Takeaways from Shoptalk 2022
Key Insights: To remain relevant, retailers must create hybrid shopping experiences. Data provides retailers the ability to customize and personalize shopping. Human-centric Read more
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Amazon Workers in Staten Island Warehouse Unionize. What is the Impact?
Key Insights: Unionization efforts across the country will continue, but won’t affect prices until a few years from now. Inflation is incredibly high right now, which will affect many Read more
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Maintaining Whole Margins and Good Relationships During Inflation
Key Insights: Inflation means rising prices, but your customer relationship should come first. Collaborate with your vendor partnerships to combat price changes on supplies. Determine Read more
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The Positives and Negatives of Nearshoring
It's no secret that the global supply chain has experienced massive disruption over the past two years. Many experts and observers have suggested that the solution for American companies is to Read more

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Analysis: Lessons for CEOs from the Schultz & Starbucks Union Avoidance Campaign
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Summary: In this report, corporate executives will get a full analysis of Starbucks' union avoidance saga since the return of Howard Schultz, detailing his strategies over the years, how he's putting them to work now, and how the consequences of taking an aggressive stance against Starbucks Workers United have impacted the company's brand and financials. Citing Read more
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Sustainability is top of mind across the globe with the covid pandemic creating an even greater interest and need. Disruptions to supply chains, the inability to shop in person and the unavailability of products brought increased the significance of businesses and individuals adopting a sustainability mindset. Nowhere is this more evident than Read more
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Key Insights: To remain relevant, retailers must create hybrid shopping experiences. Data provides retailers the ability to customize and personalize shopping. Human-centric decisioning is essential to consumer retention. Recently returning from Shoptalk 2022, Melissa Gonzalez, host of Retail Refined and CEO and Founder of The Read more
Amazon Workers in Staten Island Warehouse Unionize. What is the Impact?
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Key Insights: Unionization efforts across the country will continue, but won’t affect prices until a few years from now. Inflation is incredibly high right now, which will affect many industries. Amazon Prime is sitting comfortably at $150 per annum and this isn’t expected to change.   Staten Island warehouse workers at e-commerce and Read more
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Key Insights: Inflation means rising prices, but your customer relationship should come first. Collaborate with your vendor partnerships to combat price changes on supplies. Determine if price changes are short-term blips or long-term realities. The annual inflation rate for the United States is 8.5% for the 12 months ended March Read more
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It's no secret that the global supply chain has experienced massive disruption over the past two years. Many experts and observers have suggested that the solution for American companies is to nearshore manufacturing. As David Beaird, President at Beaird Supply Chain and Operational Solutions, points out, nearshoring has its positives and negatives, and it's Read more
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