Kristin Cavallari was thrust into the spotlight when the reality series Laguna Beach hit MTV in September of 2004. Her fame only continued from there with roles in television and film as well as another stint in reality TV with the Laguna Beach spinoff, The Hills. She’s hosted red carpet awards shows with E! News, and she headed up an incredibly successful shoe collaboration with Chinese Laundry for six years.
In the decades James Neal spent in systems implementation and consulting for pharmaceuticals, he identified a gap at a critical point in the lifecycle of clinical, pre-revenue pharmaceutical companies. The move from stage 1 clinical trials to stages 2 and 3 happened fast—really, really fast—and followed a trajectory that didn’t really mirror growth in any other industry.
Personalization and customization seem to be the top buzzwords on the tip of analysts tongues these days. And rightfully so. Consumers expect highly personalized shopping experiences from retailers and are willing to spend more money for it. However, there seems to be a disconnect of perception when it comes to retailers, consumers and the personalization experience they are getting, according to a recent study by Oracle NetSuite in partnership with Wakefield Research and The Retail Doctor, a retail consulting firm created by expert consultant and business mentor Bob Phibbs.
As Amazon continues to pursue major market share across numerous industries, electronics retailers, pharmacies, consumable manufacturers, department stores, food delivery companies and grocery stores stand among those sectors most impacted by the ecommerce giant’s expansion.
Jack Welch once said, “The budget is the bane of corporate America. It never should have existed. A budget is this: If you make it, you generally get a pat on the back and a few bucks. If you miss it, you get a stick in the eye – or worse.”