By

Dave Hanson
Kraft Heinz is considering a major shakeup in the frozen foods category in efforts to improve their financial outlook. After an absolutely disastrous 4th quarter earnings report that included a $15.4 billion dollar asset write-down, a dividend cut and the disclosure of an SEC investigation, the company has made leadership changes at the highest level...
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Adaptation is a fundamental requirement of survival. And just like any other species, the dominant retailers of the past need to evolve their genetic structure to continue to thrive in an unforgiving world.   Just this past week, Macy’s announced a move that has been more than a year in the making. In 2018, the...
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While mergers and acquisitions haven’t exactly been the calling card of fast food giant McDonalds in recent years, it appears they’ve jumped head-first back into the game with an interesting future-facing move a couple of weeks ago.   On March 25th, McDonalds announced the acquisition of Dynamic Yield for more than $300 million USD, their...
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2019 is expected to be a big year for initial public offerings, with big names like Levi Strauss and Lyft hitting the market just in the past couple of weeks. Many big names are still expected, including Uber, Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest, Postmates and WeWork, to name a few. As a company that helps our clients...
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According to the American Gaming Association 40 million Americans are expected to have filled out some 149 million brackets in 2019, with about $8.5 billion being wagered throughout the tournament.   Like many offices, MGMT3D and EBM Software get a friendly little NCAA tournament pool going every year. As a bunch of certified number-crunching data...
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Is networking that important?  A recent survey by the Adler Group1 revealed 85% of all jobs are filled via networking. According to a study by job match firm The Ladders, only about half of all available job openings are ever advertised. Other recruiting sources believe that number is even higher, closer to 70-80%. Networking is...
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Customer Insight
Stores closings are on a record pace and the retail industry will likely see more brick and mortar store closures this year than ever before. Now more than ever, retailers must keep a close eye on current trends. No one can predict the future, but by closely watching and reacting to consumer trends, you stay...
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Big Data train
Everyone is talking about “Big Data”. Recently, it is a term that is seen everywhere to describe exponential growth, availability, and use of information both structured and non-structured. Perhaps, it can be as simply defined as any amount of data your organization cannot harvest and effectively use with the tools it currently has available. Big...
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