Another One Bites The Dust

They’re not dead yet, but the fat lady might be singing soon.  Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy and is yet another brick and mortar casualty to online purchasing.   Obviously parents have decided it’s easier to sit in their living room and shop for the new hot toy that little Johnny wants (sorry, Read More…

12 ridiculous phrases smart people avoid at work

  The article below is from theladders.com and I couldn’t agree more–people are inventing more and more crazy terms to describe things that are very simple.    Years ago I interviewed a guy for Management Trainee at Longs and he had been in finance his entire life.  He really had no clue what working in Read More…

Retail is Dying. But You Already Knew That.

From the LA Times, and titled “In the Age of Internet Shopping, Even Big Retailers Are Closing Stores At American Malls”,  this article really won’t surprise anyone.  As someone who does more than 50% of his non-food shopping online, mostly through Amazon, the trend is definitely not going away soon for me and certainly not Read More…

CVS: Poor Results, But They Exceeded Expectations

  Interesting news from CVS, as they reported a 16.9% decrease in net income but stated that their results “Exceeded their expectations.”  They continue to show drops in same-store sales (almost 5% year over year!!) and decreased revenue from their store business but most of it is being offset by an increase in their pharmacy Read More…