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Plan B Revisited – Time and the Life of Your Dreams

Roughly a year ago, I published a personal Plan B blog titled “Personal Branding and Retiring Early on Your Own Terms”. As I stated in that post, “continuous learning” opened new...

Nike Jumps into the Shoe Subscription Service and Hong Kong Protests Shut Down an...

This week's edition of The Short List highlights Nike's latest play into the shoe subscription space and the economic impact of protests and flight cancellations in Hong Kong. 67% of...

What CarePass From CVS Signals to the Market

In the 1970s, the Veterans Administration (now called the VA) mailed prescription medications to regional customers. This was actually far ahead of the curve. It was not until the...

Why Amazon is Coming to an Office Near You This Summer

The public has grown accustom to Amazon’s private label products over the last several years. The company’s Alexa line of smart devices and other Amazon-branded items have become ubiquitous...

The Shortlist 8/9: Behind the Disney Bundle and the Amazon-FedEx Break Up

The Magic Kingdom is keeping an eye on cord cutting. Disney announced a new bundled streaming service this week which includes ESPN-Plus and Hulu as it braces for the...

How Brands are Using Pop Culture to Boost Their Relevance

Have you ever experienced one of those phenomena where you think about something and you just see it everywhere for the remainder of the day? I got that feeling...

The Amazon and FedEx Breakup: MarketScale Mornings

On the August 8th episode of MarketScale Mornings, Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern discussed the breakup between Amazon and FedEx. The retail giant is ramping up its own shipping...

What Will 5G Mean for Shoppers?

  Over the next year 5G will roll out to most major cities around the world. Faster internet speeds and a decline in latency will lead to quicker and more seamless...

Special Delivery: What FedEx and UPS Plan to Bring Customers in 2020

As recently as a few years ago, brick-and-mortar retailers could still combat e-commerce services through the benefit of expedience. This margin as vanished over time and now shipping companies...

The U.S. Treasury Designates China a Currency Manipulator: What Comes Next?

Retailers and agriculture professionals are paying close attention to the ongoing developments in the China-U.S. trade war. The United States Treasury on Monday declared China a currency manipulator, which the...

Can Retailers Take a Proactive Approach to Prevent Mass Shootings?

Anytime tragedies the nature of this weekend’s mass shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and at bars in Dayton, Ohio occur, a reassessment of safety needs to...

What to Know About the Latest Round of Tariffs on Chinese Goods

A new set of tariffs on Chinese goods has the retail industry in a state of unease. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a new set of tariffs that...

American Made: The Ups and Downs of a Minimum Wage Hike

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, phase out low wages for tipped workers, and make further...

July Job Report Reveals Records and Reservation

U.S. labor force participation reached a record high in the month of July. Unemployment remained at 3.7% according to the latest jobs report from Bureau of Labor Statistics, released...
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Small US Companies Can Now Sell on Alibaba

Highlights The move increases options for U.S.-based businesses, who were only able to purchase items off Alibaba. According to Reuters, the move is meant to help the Chinese conglomerate compete...

As Rents Rise, Can Data Come to the Rescue?

Home renters and businesses of all sizes are feeling the squeeze of soaring rents across the United States’ largest metropolitan areas. Ecommerce has long been ascribed as the killer of...

Google Launches Redesigned Shopping Page, Should Amazon Be Worried?

Is Google trying to encroach on Amazon's territory with their new shopping page? That was the question on Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern's mind during Business Casual, MarketScale's live...
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The Intersection: Retail Stores are Getting Smaller, and That’s a Good Thing

Retail stores across the country are undergoing enormous changes. As e-commerce creates competition, brick-and-mortar stores are focusing on developing a highly curated shopping experience for customers. Part of this...
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MarketScale Mornings: Gerry Mecca on the Evolution of IT in Business

On today's edition of MarketScale Mornings, hosts Tyler Kern and Daniel Litwin speak with Gerry Mecca, Principal at The EKG Group and former VP of IT at Keurig Dr....
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Nippon Tele-Technical Resources Adopts cineXtools Insert Editing Software

The Background While file-based production and non-linear workflows have rapidly become the norm, sometimes more time and effort are required, especially when trying to modify an exported file. Making even...
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The Risks and Rewards of Amazon’s Employee Retraining Program

On what seems like monthly basis, Amazon.com Inc. seems to be investing in a new industry, company or product. Its most recent investment, however, may prove to be its...
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How to Build Winning Stores in a Digital World: A Conversation with Author Miya...

It is no secret that the retail world has been changed forever by the digital age. The internet connected retailers to a global market, and those that have adopted...
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Inside the Growth of Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day officially outgrew its name in 2018 when the site-wide discount initiative extended to 36 hours. The retailer pushed the boundary even further this year with a...
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Automating Cashflow is Empowering Retail Associates

We may live in the age of plastic, but 50% of transactions under $10 are still done in cash. There is more cash in circulation than ever before. In...
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A Day in the Life of a Carwash Operator

Running your own car wash is a demanding business. It can, however, be an excellent investment for the budding entrepreneur. There are many advantages to launching a car wash...