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Distribution Is Bedrock of Success for Online Retailers

Distribution Is Bedrock of Success for Online Retailers

March 9, 2020

By Keith Chulumovich, Managing Director & Matthew Rizzo, Director As published in TMA’s Journal of Corporate Renewal E-commerce has become a disruptive force in both the retail and distribution sectors. It has significantly impacted consumer buying habits as well as… Continue Reading  

A Wild Wild West For Lenders

A Wild Wild West For Lenders

February 25, 2020

By Matthew Rizzo as published in Great Lakes Banker Magazine The cannabis industry is as rough and wild a frontier as Tombstone perhaps ever was. There are few influential lawmakers pushing the cannabis revolution forward in order to allow the… Continue Reading  

Theft of Intellectual Property

Theft of Intellectual Property

November 26, 2019

As published in Forefront By Andrew Malec, Ph.D. A recent CNBC poll finds that one in five U.S. corporations believe that China stole their intellectual property (“IP”) (i.e., patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights) within the last year. IP can… Continue Reading  

What Amazon’s new training program might tell us about the labor market

What Amazon’s new training program might tell us about the labor market

November 26, 2019

As published in Forefront By Anson Smuts Corporate training programs are nothing new. They serve as relatively efficient and inexpensive methods for companies to leverage potential in-house talent for the growing needs of the business. When Amazon announced in early… Continue Reading  

THC vs. Alcohol

THC vs. Alcohol

November 26, 2019

An Illegal Substitution? Kind of. As published in Forefront By Matt Rizzo There isn’t a day that goes by without reading about struggles of the marijuana business and their difficulty finding their place as a partially legal business in some… Continue Reading  

Fortnite and the Battle for Your Attention

Fortnite and the Battle for Your Attention

November 26, 2019

As published in Forefront By Anson Smuts The video game industry has evolved far beyond the days of kids inviting their friends over for some multiplayer fun around the family television set. These days, video games are about influencers, celebrities,… Continue Reading  

Driving Data: From Horsepower to Connectivity

Driving Data: From Horsepower to Connectivity

November 26, 2019

As published in Forefront By Susan Koss The automotive industry is in the midst of a transformation unlike any experienced in the past. While it used to be that “horsepower” was most important to car buyers, nowadays it’s all about… Continue Reading  

Alternative Meat: Where’s the Beef?

Alternative Meat: Where’s the Beef?

November 26, 2019

As published in Forefront By Violeta Zdravkovic Where’s the beef? No longer in cows, apparently. The alternative meat market is on fire in 0019, continuing to build on momentum to disrupt the approximately $1.4 trillion meat industry. According to Barclays,… Continue Reading  

Crowdsourcing Innovation

Crowdsourcing Innovation

November 26, 2019

As published in Forefront By Katie Montague In this digital era, demand for innovation is greater than ever. While consumers are searching for that next best thing, companies are against the ropes trying to provide it, sometimes performing a balancing… Continue Reading  

Foreign Tariffs

Foreign Tariffs

November 22, 2019

As published in Forefront By Stephen Weber Over the course of the past 12-18 months, tariffs have become a significant economic disruptor to U.S. business interests. These tariffs impact not only manufacturers, but their customers and employees. They force unpleasant… Continue Reading