Retail Observer

May 2018

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM MAY 2018 6 Moe Lastfogel Moe's Musings Views Happy Retailing, T he weather, the economy, and our day-to-day lives are in constant change. If it weren't for change, our lives might become mundane, boring, and gray. Change creates opportunities to craft the lives we want, and we can make changes to our personal and work habits to bring organization and harmony to our lives. A few years ago, I announced the birth of a grandchild, and as of 3 months ago, another addition to our family arrived. Little Belle brings our family's grandchild count to 4. As I look at the changes in my life, grandchildren have been the most joyous and profound to-date. To make more room for them at Grandpa's house, I am in the process of buying a larger house and property- another big change. In preparing for the move, I am evaluating my personal belongings— and what stays and what goes can be a daunting decision. It's the same in our businesses. We have the opportunity to choose what should stay and what should go in the product mix we sell or specify, where we run our business, and who we work with. Have you ever asked, "Is this (product or process) working for me? " "What changes can I make to improve this? " or "What the heck am I doing? " I think most of us have, and frequently, those decisions are challenging. Over the next few weeks, I will be asking (and hopefully answering) these questions, taking some time to enjoy what I already have, eval- uating what I want/need changed in my life, and then implementing these changes. It's a great time time for me to make some productive changes— is it time for you? IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE? We proudly support the following trade associations and buying groups throughout North America whose news and information greatly contribute to the quality of The Retail Observer and the education of our readers. Follow us on: Join us at: Become a Fan:

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