Posts Tagged ‘Heather Martin’

Think & Market Like a Retailer

Retailer

I think we can all agree that the most fundamental changes that are happening right now are centered on the consumer, as they are demanding a more seamless experience. They want to buy products where, when, and how they want. We need to remember that customers don’t think in terms of channel but in terms…

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We Must Raise the Bar in our Recruiting Message & Practices

Retailer

It’s no secret that the surge in E-commerce, namely Amazon, over the years has forced our channel to take notice and to pivot in order to keep pace with consumers’ ever-changing expectations. Our channel has responded pretty well to this challenge as more companies are trying to meet the consumer where they are as evidenced…

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A Season of Channel Evolution!

Global

The direct selling channel has been working overtime the past few years to meet changing customer and market expectations without losing sight of what makes it unique. The Amazon Effect not only has posed challenges from a retail market and customer experience perspective, but what caught so many off guard was that some distributors would…

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Steady Global Growth

Global

It’s August, and you all know what that means, right? Yes, it’s our Billion Dollar Markets issue. Each year we provide you with an analysis of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations’ global sales data. Writer Beth Douglass Silcox identifies the 24 countries with retail sales of $1 billion or more from direct selling. She…

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The Great New Year Rebooting

Global

Click here to order the January 2018 issue in which this article appeared. Whether you’re hitting the gym to burn off a few pounds, hitting the street to look for a new job or hitting those business goals you set for 2018, the start of a new year marks a time of renewal and resolutions—a great rebooting,…

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Final Quarter Plans Are Under Way

Global

October feels like a milestone month. The frenzy of back-to-school is behind us, fall is in full swing and the holiday season is just around the corner. In business, October kicks off the final quarter of the year, giving executive teams just three more months to achieve—or perhaps exceed—the goals they set on Jan. 1.…

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