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Serious Games Delivering Retail Career Key Messages

by: Eliane Alhadeff (via: Business & Games)

Skillsmart Retail is a genuinely enjoyable game. Although its target audience ranges between 14 to 19 year olds, I've seen some senior retailers and marketers having a great playful time as they go through the various quizzes and game levels.

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Market Landscape 2007: Is Green the New Common Sense?

by: Michael Hoexter

Taking a break from my series on the electron economy, I wanted to share some impressions from the changing market and media landscape.

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Product Contagion

I recall the first mega-store that opened locally - it happened to be a Meijer store, though now Super Wal-Marts, Super Targets, and other stores that sell everything are common.

It was interesting to watch what other shoppers had in their carts as they checked out - a gallon of milk, a floor mop, khaki slacks, and a chainsaw… one could start a creative writing contest in which entrants had to write a story based on shopping carts full of disparate items.

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Adventures in shoplifting

by: Dominic Basulto

Who knew? Apparently, the opposite of "shoplifting" is "shopdropping." According to The Consumerist, shopdropping is when people print out "improved" labels at home and attach them to items in retail stores.

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What Madonna can teach you about innovation

by: Dominic Basulto

What if Madonna had a sale at H&M to unveil her new special-edition clothing line and nobody came? Judging by the obligatory "empty store" pics in newspapers around the world, this is exactly what happened.

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Painful Sushi and Other Pricing Blunders

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The Spoils of Success for the Natural Products Industry

by: Joel Makower

The natural products industry has become a screaming success. That's mostly good news. It also offers some cautionary tales for the sustainable business sector.

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Starbucks: Survival of the Most Innovative

by: Dominic Basulto

The now-infamous leaked Starbucks memo from Chairman Howard Schultz, in which he deplored the growing commoditization of the Starbucks brand, is continuing to generate commentary on the official Starbucks Gossip blog.

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now you can buy phones for 5 year olds at Target

by: Lynette Webb 

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this, having not visited a Target in years… they don’t seem to exist in the UK. But, I can well imagine it’s true. It’s another indication of how far mobiles are spreading.

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