Archives / August 2008

  • Sources within Apple’s retail stores report that sales of the iPhone 3G are being slowed down by handhelds running Microsoft Windows Mobile/WinCE. That’s because the stores have been selling new iPhones to customers using the old EasyPay, a problematic Pocket PC handheld computer that’s causing employees lots of grief.

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  • Wii Fit for Nintendo Wii is the best sold accessory. The active-play phenomenon started by Wii Sports now spreads to your whole body thanks to Wii Fit and the pressure-sensitive Wii Balance Board, which comes bundled with it. Used together players will experience an extensive array of fun, dynamic and surprisingly challenging activities, including aerobics, […]

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  • August 25, 2008 - dan

    Retail technology

    Retail technology first came to the attention of investors just as the technology bubble was bursting on Wall Street. The technology has had the greatest impact on five key measures: Comparable store sales Operating margin Square footage growth Inventory turns Return on invested capital (ROIC) 1. Comparable store sales Comparable store sales growth is a […]

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  • In Winning At Retail: Developing a Sustained Model for Retail Success by by Willard N. Ander and Neil Z. Stern top retail consultants offer candid, straightforward, and passionate guidance for retailers who understand that winning at this game means setting themselves apart from the pack. The book is based on McMillan|Doolittle’s long history of documenting […]

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  • August 16, 2008 - dan

    Why to open a retail business

    Why to open a retail business. Top reasons. Consumers spend millions of dollars every day on merchandise and often rely on a store’s sales force for help. Whether selling shoes, computer equipment, or automobiles, retail salespersons assist customers in finding what they are looking for and try to interest them in buying the merchandise. Most […]

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