No Retreat, No Surrender

Analyzing and commenting on the hot topics in business, politics, and economics globally

I do not play favorites nor do I criticize to be malicious or disrespectful. My goal is simple: Provide opinions that help cut through noise, educate, uncover lies and half-truths, and provide clarity.

Amazon Should Acquire CVS Pharmacy’s Retail Business

Amazon Should Acquire CVS Pharmacy’s Retail Business

I often write about the topic of retail strategy because I find the topic interesting, and I have a way of coming up with ideas that generate a lot of interest from Wall Street, retail analysts, business executives and casual followers of the retail industry. For...

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Retail Recommendations 2021

Retail Recommendations 2021

I rarely write articles outlining predictions for retail. However, this is year is different because of all the ridiculous articles that have been appearing regarding what to expect in 2021. Specifically, I can't get over how many reporters and authors have all stated...

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This Is Why Whole Foods Is Failing

This Is Why Whole Foods Is Failing

According to this Bloomberg article, trips to Whole Foods in September were down 25% from a year earlier. This is alarming when compared to Kroger, Walmart and other grocery retailers that have seen massive increases in store traffic and online sales primarily as a...

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Tortoise Cart Is In Big Demand By Retailers: Here’s Why

Tortoise Cart Is In Big Demand By Retailers: Here’s Why

A challenge faced by all retailers that offer last mile delivery is how to reduce the cost of the delivery. For example, a delivery made to a customer within a two-mile radius of a store or a fulfillment center will cost a retailer between $10 to $15. Grocery...

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The Future Of Tik Tok

The Future Of Tik Tok

On July 14th, 2019, I wrote the following in two parts on a LinkedIn post: The future of Tik Tok is dependent upon two things: The relationship between China and the USA, and the value of Tik Tok as an acquisition target. I estimate that prior to the Presidential...

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Rain On The Scarecrow, Blood On the Plow

Rain On The Scarecrow, Blood On the Plow

Out of all the industries in the United States, few are as unprofitable and unpredictable as farming. I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa and I have relatives across several states farming a combined 30,000 acres of land while also raising cattle and hogs....

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