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May the Force Be with You — and Your Toys

1 Dec

Although the latest installment in the Star Wars saga is first opening wide on December 18, toy makers and retailers have been revving up for an expected holiday bonanza.

According to Bloomberg Business:

“After Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith hit theaters in 2005, Star Wars toy sales jumped 385 percent from the year earlier. Since then, the property has been among the top 10 selling toy properties, according to NPD Group. With Disney its backer, the newest Star Wars film is poised to knock toy sales out of this galaxy. Bloomberg’s Ramy Inocencio digs in to the Star Wars toy invasion in the video below.”



How Will YOU Pay for Your Holiday Shopping?

29 Nov

Interestingly, according to a recent survey of 1,000 people, 39 percent of holiday shoppers will pay for their gifts in cash, 32 percent will pay with a debit card, and only 22 percent will pay by credit card. Three percent will pay by check.
Take a look at this Wall Street Journal video to learn more.


A Video Preview of 2016

27 Nov

The Innovation Group at J. Walter Thomson Intelligence has prepared a dynamic video preview of its predictions for 2016 events, as part of its roundup of 100 trends to focus on in 2016. The full report will be published shortly and we will post it here. :-)


Will Tally Be a Winner for Inventory Management?

17 Nov

As we know, managing inventory properly can possibly make or break a firm’s sales and profit goals. So, companies should be as efficient and accurate as possible in their inventory management efforts.  Nonetheless, many organizations rely on physical inventory counts done by humans, which can result in errors.

With that in mind, consider the new Tally automated system, from Simbe Robotics:

“Tally is the world’s first robotic autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution. The solution consists of one or more mobile robots that can autonomously traverse large brick-and-mortar retail environments to capture, report, and analyze the state and availability of merchandise and help ensure compliance with the store’s planogram [planned layout of merchandise] – the ideal placement of products on shelves in order to maximize sales. Tally performs the repetitive and laborious tasks of auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low stock items, misplaced items, and pricing errors. Tally operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees.”

Take a look at the YouTube video to learn more about Tally.


A Global Tribute to France

16 Nov

Once again, we have seen some horrific events take place somewhere in the world. This time it was Paris. Next time, it could be ____. Nonetheless, after some sad reflection when a tragedy occurs, we usually return to our normal lives.
Here is a nice YouTube montage of tributes around the globe from the Wall Street Journal. It takes an inspiring perspective to such a negative event. The images are from Getty Images.



Are You Really READY to Quit Your Job?

12 Nov

Are you miserable at work, feel stuck in a rut and underappreciated, and think you’re not paid what you’re worth? Then, it is probably time to be hunting for a new job. BUT, be SURE you are acting rationally and not emotionally before you quit your current job.

Here is a video from CareerHMO on “5 Things You MUST Consider Before Quitting Your Job.”


Bloomberg 2016 Forecasts

10 Nov

About this time each year, a number of well-known, reliable sources produce their forecasts for the  following year.

Bloomberg (via its Bloomberg Businessweek) has just published its “The Year Ahead 2016” issue. Here is a video overview of the year ahead. It is followed by a link to the 50 companies to watch in 2016. Just click the chart to see an online discussion of the 50 companies covered.





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