September 2011

Walgreen profit leaps 69% in Q4

September 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Walgreen Co. reported Tuesday that profit for its fiscal fourth quarter surged 69%, in part due to gains from the $525 million sale of its pharmacy benefits management business Walgreens Health Initiatives during the quarter. [...]

Retail CFOs Expect 3% Increase in Total 2011 Sales

September 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Amid economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence levels, retail CFOs are expecting a 3% increase in total 2011 sales, according to a recent survey by BDO USA, LLP. While the number reflects the study’s most optimistic sales forecast since 2007, it is down from the 4.7% sales increase reported by the Commerce Department in 2010. [...]

Top 5 Supermarkets by Region

September 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Competition between supermarkets is multi-faceted. For retailers who can’t compete with the prices offered by everyday low price retailers like Walmart and Costco, offering a great customer experience is the key they need to differentiate themselves and to survive long-term. [...]

Merchandising Across Channels

September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Traditionally in retail, merchandising refers to the selection of products a retailer has available for sale and how those products are displayed in-store. The goal is to display products in a way that stimulates interest and entices customers to make a purchase. [...]
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