We are Marshall

Christmas morning 2016,  my family chats over espresso and Italian pastries, my mother is setting up the kitchen for a day of cooking and my dad is in the living room, checking the weather as usual.  Around 10am, my mother asks, “shall we open the presents”? My brothers and I go to the tree and begin to hand each other gifts. For the last few years, almost comically, my two brothers and I would exchange gift cards, typically Best Buy or Home Depot, to the point where we would just…

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Could Starbucks be the next Best Buy?

With some retailers closing their doors and others struggling to compete against the online giants, it is interesting to see how retail is evolving.  Despite the increase in online sales, retail isn’t going anywhere, revenues and just as online shopping have changed the way we buy things, it only makes sense that retail evolve. While many don’t consider Starbucks retail, but rather QSR (Quick Serve Restaurant), you can’t argue with their success.  Many retailers try to emulate Apple Stores, the most successful retail store by sales per square foot, but…

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