Timberland, The Environment, and Responsible Labor Practices

Timberland, The Environment, and Responsible Labor Practices

All over the world, we often hear about unfair business practices, including apparel companies that rely on sweatshop labor to make huge profits. Sweatshop workers across the globe are often paid substandard wages for long hours, are subject to poor and hazardous work conditions, and are oftentimes very young children.

This is not the case with Timberland. Known for their signature 6 inch tan boots, the New Hampshire based apparel company’s reputation is solid. They dedicate themselves to protecting the environment, particularly tree conservation. As part of their service to the world, they plant 15,000 trees throughout China and the Dominican Republic.

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Is Drive Thru For You?

Is Drive Thru For You?

Amazon is in the news again for drive thru grocery shopping, and many other retailers have hopped on the drive thru band wagon as well. Pharmacies and liquor stores were among the first to copy the restaurant model of allowing customers to pick up purchases without ever getting out of their vehicles.

Although comedians like to make fun of consumers for being lazy, there are good reasons for providing this convenience:

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Three Major Trends Impacting the Retail World

Three Major Trends Impacting the Retail World

The retail landscape is shifting radically and quickly. This is not your grandmother’s shopping trip, and for the most part, that’s a good thing. Now, consumers have access and agency like never before. For the retailer, that means that customers are able to interact with businesses and buy products in a way that is flexible and fun. Here are three major trends affecting the retail industry today.

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Pop-Up Stores Are All the Rage!

Pop-Up Stores Are All the Rage!

Pop-up stores have been around for years. You have probably seen a temporary Halloween costume store or Holiday gift stores which temporarily locate in an empty kiosk or retail location. However, recently Target has been in the news for their successful Bullseye Bazaar and Bullseye Bodega pop-up stores. So, why are pop-up stores so great?

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Creative Packaging Makes For Memorable Customer Experience

Creative Packaging Makes For Memorable Customer Experience

With the influx of e-commerce, and the way that it distances the retailer from the customer, packaging matters. While your website serves as the first-impression, your packaging will act as the lasting impression. It’s what your customer is left with, and it will likely remain in their home as a reminder of your brand and your business. Thus, it only makes sense to invest in packaging that will promote your vision.

Retailers know this; there are several, current examples of retailers giving customers a tangible, positive experience with their packaging.

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