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Perhaps more so than any time since World War II, this Holiday season may remind us of The Whos down in Whoville. The meaning of the Holidays will far transcend the presents under the tree. However, the joys of gift giving will indeed go on in 2020. With 72 days left before Christmas, it is […]
The presidential election dominated the headlines last week with coverage of the first debate mid-week and President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test on Friday. However, while voters and media monitor the final weeks of what has become another antagonistic and bitterly contested election, the biggest rivalry in retail – Walmart versus Amazon – also continued to […]
On September 15th, Walmart launched Walmart+, an online paid membership service that will compete directly with Amazon Prime for the growing population of shoppers on the web who crave faster delivery options. The two loyalty programs hit similar price points: Amazon Prime is $119 per year or $12.99 per month, including a 30-day free trial, […]
This nation is on the verge of a meaningful leadership transition. Given the craziness of 2020, you can’t help but to think about what the future will look like and who will be guiding us through these tumultuous times. These thoughts are not being driven by the upcoming presidential race, but a different transition that […]
On Instagram this past Tuesday, Kim Kardashian announced the end of E! network’s reality television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians after 14 years and 20 seasons. For fans of overindulgent drama and intrigue, fear not. Our cravings can be satisfied over the coming months with the fallout from another announcement last week: LVMH’s decision […]