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July 25, 2012

I make no political, ethical, religious or moral statement here. I am a journalist, and I have no right – or desire – to espouse my personal viewpoints in this forum.

I make no political, ethical, religious or moral statement here. I am a journalist, and I have no right – or desire – to espouse my personal viewpoints in this forum.

That said, this is an interesting piece that fully illustrates how a chain’s – or its owner’s – personal beliefs can potentially hamper its ability to grow.

I can’t help but wonder if we’ll see more of these types of reports, especially as it appears that, in Chicago at least, some precedent could be set.

June 20, 2011

For a couple of years running, I devoted my July column to a summer retail-reading list.

For a couple of years running, I devoted my July column to a summer retail-reading list. But over time, the new books seemed more or less interchangeable with the ones from the previous year, so I moved on. 


This summer, I decided to bring back the annual list. I did so because of two titles that caught my eye. Literally. On a surface glance, they couldn’t be more different. But each is fascinating in its own way — and each addresses some very timely concerns. So start reading — it’s already July!


May 18, 2011

With a subtitle of “The Unlikely Story of Wal Mart’s Green Revolution,” this book, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, is a must-read for anyone who remains doubtful that going green can actually be profitable.

With a subtitle of “The Unlikely Story of Wal Mart’s Green Revolution,” this book, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, is a must-read for anyone who remains doubtful that going green can actually be profitable.

April 30, 2008

“Wow!” That was my exact reaction when I read that Hannaford Bros. became the...