Archive for the 'The Global Marketplace' Category
"We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado [photo, left]. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs."
"This [past] fall, Nordstrom opened a new store in West Hollywood, Calif., called Nordstrom Local, that didn’t actually stock clothes you can buy. Instead, you can get manicures, try on clothes, talk to stylists and consultants about fashion, and meet with friends over coffee or perhaps a glass of Pinot Grigio (yes, there’s a bar). If you want to buy something, it’ll be available for same-day pickup or delivery."
"As bizarre as the concept might seem, it’s likely a glimpse into the way many stores will soon function. . . ."
We're sorry if you have to deal with them.
Some of the industries that Americans depend on most are plagued by bad customer service.
Utilities, airlines, and cable companies are among the worst lead, according to the latest results from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.
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