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Being Dumped By Nike Might Do Some Retailers Some Good

June 21, 2021|

Amid Nike’s moves to consolidate wholesale accounts, a few affected retailers are expressing confidence they’ll be able to shift to other vendors to fill the void.“The bigger retailers are putting on a brave face, but Nike is a powerful brand and the loss will be felt for many of these retailers,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. Read the article

Data literacy is a key skill in an ever-expanding digital universe

Data literacy can be a tough sell for executives who speak of profits and losses but don’t know how to dig into underlying causes such as a misalignment between foot traffic and staffing. But, data is pervasive. “Think of any kind of company, every department is grappling with data,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. Data needs people who can make sense of it all, which is the goal of a new program launching at NAIT.  Read the article

June 21, 2021|

Being Dumped By Nike Might Do Some Retailers Some Good

Amid Nike’s moves to consolidate wholesale accounts, a few affected retailers are expressing confidence they’ll be able to shift to other vendors to fill the void.“The bigger retailers are putting on a brave face, but Nike is a powerful brand and the loss will be felt for many of these retailers,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. Read the article

June 7, 2021|

Will PacSun Hopes To Burn Brighter With Two CEOs

PacSun announced a leadership transition that will see Alfred Chang, the teen chain’s president, and Mike Relich, interim CEO of PSEB Group, share the chief executive role. “In this case, two heads are not always better than one,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. “I’m not a fan of co-CEOs because of the potential for mixed messages or misalignments on vision.”  Read the article

May 26, 2021|

Protecting Retailers and a Lifestyle

Discussion initiated by RetailWire with commentary by retail experts debated whether or not retailers should continue to require associates and customers to wear masks. “I would urge frontline retail workers to continue to follow current safety protocols,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. “No doubt these workers are tired of wearing masks and the other hygiene protocols, but health/safety is still the most important issue. The lifting mask requirements, while welcome by all, will make it virtually impossible for retailers to enforce any kind of mask regulation, since it will be impossible to police or verify if shoppers have been vaccinated. This is also why frontline workers should still wear masks.” Read the article

May 18, 2021|

Payless Reboot Needs More Than Just A Celeb Endorsement

Two years after declaring bankruptcy and closing its operations, Payless is returning to the world of brick-and-mortar retail and a former member of the Miami Heat and current basketball executive is considering a partnership with the chain. “Payless is a significantly diminished brand and it will take more than an NBA star to change it,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder Mark Ryski.  Read the article

March 15, 2021|

Those techniques for detailing store traffic statistics

【摘要】数据分析公司HeadCount Corp.的创始人Mark Ryski在《转换:最后一个零售指标》一书中指出:客流统计数据已经成为商场经营决策中越来越不可缺少的重要内容。 门店销售额的计算公式为:门店销售额=客流量×成交率×客单价。 当前,大多数零售商仍然使用交易量(即客流量×成交率)作为门店KPI的衡量标准。然而,正如Ryski在书中指出的,成交率高度依赖于劳动力、库存、客户服务和结账队.  Read the article 

February 7, 2021|

Growth marketing y experimentación: Herramientas clave para el nuevo gerente de marketing

Con el growth marketing la gerencia del área se convierte en un verdadero laboratorio para testear iniciativas. “Mantener a los usuarios interesados durante todo el proceso de compra online y evitar el abandono del carro de compra es una tarea casi titánica,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation.  Read the article 

February 2, 2021|

Why Amazon Grocery Catapulted To The Top Of America’s Favorites List

A recent survey finds that Amazon has become the preferred source of groceries for the largest number of Americans. “Amazon is a formidable competitor in virtually any category it pursues and I expect that it will build on the momentum from 2020 and continue to become an even bigger player in grocery,” says Mark Ryski, CEO of HeadCount Corporation and a member of the RetailWire Braintrust.  Read the article

January 25, 2021|

Walmart+ Is Getting Into Prime Position To Take On Amazon

Walmart announced that members of its Walmart+ subscription plan will no longer be required to make a $35 minimum purchase to qualify for free next-day and two-day shipping on online orders.  “Removing the minimum will help Walmart add new customers without a doubt,” says  Mark Ryski, CEO of HeadCount Corporation. “The battle for consumers is a slugfest and the removal of the minimum order is part of this. This latest move will create even further distance between Walmart, Amazon, Target and virtually everyone else.” Read the article 

January 20, 2021|

Amazon: The COVID grocer

This week the supermarket world was struck by the news that the market research firm dunnhumby ranked Amazon BB #:283186 as number one in its 2020 retail preference index. “Amazon is a formidable competitor in virtually any category it pursues, and I expect that it will build on the momentum from 2020 and continue to become an even bigger player in grocery,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation.  Read the article

January 19, 2021|

Amazon Prime Killer? How Is Walmart+ Doing So Far? Tough to Say.

Back in September, following a few months of pandemic-related delays, Walmart finally unveiled Walmart+, the retail giant’s answer to Amazon Prime. In December, meanwhile, Walmart announced that it was dropping the requirement for a $35 minimum purchase for free next-day and two-day shipping on online orders.” “Removing the minimum will help Walmart add new customers without a doubt,”  says Mark Ryski, the CEO of HeadCount Corporation. “The battle for consumers is a slugfest and the removal of the minimum order is part of this. This latest move will create even further distance between Walmart, Amazon, Target and virtually everyone else.”  Read the article 

January 5, 2021|

Is Walmart’s new last-mile delivery program brilliant — or a disaster in the making?

The Uber-like program will have store associates delivering packages on their way home from work. Will it work for Walmart? “Full points to Walmart for thinking about the delivery challenge in a completely new way,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. “One of the big benefits is in providing employees an opportunity to earn additional income — essentially “Uberizing” employees’ commute home”. Read the article

December 5, 2020|
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