Tag: discount retailing

The Wal-Mart Effect: Book Review

January 9th, 2012   •   no comments   

What secrets does mega-retailer Walmart hold? Is low-price retailing always good for the customer or does it exert other insidious impacts on one’s lifestyles?

The answer to those questions and more are answered in the bestselling book “The Wal-Mart Effect” authored by award winning editor of Fast Company Charles Fishman. Leaving no stone unturned, Fishman’s highly readable volume dived deeply into the massive impact exerted by Walmart, and paints a sobering and sordid picture of its true influence.

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The Truth About Ikea: Insights from an Insider

September 9th, 2011   •   no comments   

RIP Mr Ingvar Kamprad (courtesy of Ikea website)

{UPDATED 29 JANUARY 2018} The world is moaning the passing of Mr Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Ikea and IKANO. According to the Ikea Group website, he passed away at the ripe old age of 91 years after a short illness.

A pioneer and entrepreneur who could make the traditional and staid world of furniture retailing sexy, Kamprad was one of the world’s best known retailer. His methods in furniture retailing have been emulated by numerous competitors around the world.
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The Pros and Cons of Lower Cheaper Discounts

December 14th, 2010   •   no comments   

One of the most common forms of ‘marketing’ is what I call the L.C.D.

It translates into 3 universally embraced words:

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