Category Archives: John’s Blog

What is your Story ?

If you look at the research coming out, it indicates that consumers are going to be spending less and looking for a discount. Put this together with the “fear” of crowds and social distancing practices and the result is fewer customers spending less money, not a formulae for success. What is retailer supposed to do? This is not...
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Retailing Post COVID 19

Retailing has never changed so rapidly as it has in 2020.Prior to 2020 I was presenting “Ghost Town, Clone Town, Home Town” workshops for small communities around the world. The emphasis of the workshops was that there were three types of communities and that success meant you had to be a “Home Town” to engage...
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The Amazon effect

2017, I believe, will be looked on as the tipping year as far as the Amazon Effect is concerned. I came across businesses that were simply ignoring the power of online shopping and told me that it would not affect them. I have been told customers will not buy "x" online. I find this approach to...
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