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Winning at retail : developing a sustained model for retail success
Ander, Willard.
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Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
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xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HF5429 .A655 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Praise for Winning At Retail

"Winning at Retail offers the most effective strategies available for retailers. At McDonald's, the 'Quick-EST' model is crucial, because being close and convenient to where our customers live, work, and shop helps us create maximum value. If you want to harness your company's strengths to become a leader in your category-and stay in tune with what your customers want-this is the book for you."
-Jim Rand, Senior Vice President of Business Development, McDonald's Corporation

"Winning at Retail provides a thoughtful approach to retail differentiation. Ander and Stern warn of the 'treacherous middle' into which retailers too easily drift. They inspire us to avoid this peril through case studies of retailers who have assumed leadership through courageous choice."
-Robert L. Price, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Wawa

"In a difficult retail environment, this book provides crucial guidance for staying on top of your competition-by taking the customer seriously and leveraging your strengths to provide experiences that increase customer loyalty. Will Ander and Neil Stern elegantly argue that you can't always be the biggest, fastest, and trendiest place on the block, but it takes only one of these 'Ests' to be a category leader. Businesses big and small can benefit from the carefully distilled lessons in this book."
-Bernd Schmitt, Professor of Marketing, Columbia Business School and author of Customer Experience Management

Author Notes

Willard N. Ander is a Senior Partner with McMillan/Doolittle, a global retail consultancy with clients around the world. He consults on strategy, new store development, and retail best practices with such clients as General Motors, Publix, Lands' End, McDonald's, Best Buy, The Great Indoors, and BP/Amoco. He is a graduate of Stanford University and a former assistant professor at the University of Houston.
Neil Z. Stern is a Senior Partner with McMillan/Doolittle who specializes in the strategic planning and development of new retail concepts. His clients include Safeway, Procter & Gamble, Harris Teeter, Wawa, Radio Shack, and Chevron/Texaco. He is the Editor of McMillan/Doolittle's Retail Watch newsletter and is a graduate of Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Part I The Theory
Chapter 1 Est: A Compass to Avoid Retail's Black Holep. 3
Chapter 2 Customers Are #1--Now It's Time for Retailers to Start Treating Them That Wayp. 21
Part II The Practice
Chapter 3 Cheap-Est: Winning with Pricep. 43
Chapter 4 Big-Est: Winning with Dominant Assortmentsp. 61
Chapter 5 Hot-Est: Winning with Fashionp. 83
Chapter 6 Easy-Est: Winning with Solution-Oriented Servicep. 101
Chapter 7 Quick-Est: Winning with Fast Servicep. 121
Chapter 8 Putting Est to Workp. 139
Part III The Future
Chapter 9 Est Isn't Forever: Retail Is Tougher Than Everp. 161
Chapter 10 Developing Tomorrow's Hot Ideasp. 177
Chapter 11 Putting the Customer in Controlp. 199
Chapter 12 A Glance at the Futurep. 225
Notesp. 241
Indexp. 245