Monthly Archives: November 2015

WHAT COST$ $20,843?

How about a 2016 Ford Focus? Perhaps, it’s an avg family’s entire Housing Costs of $16,803 PLUS its Entertainment Costs of $2,572 PLUS it’s Cash Contributions of $1,721 for 1 yr or is it the family’s Transportation Costs of $8,293 … Continue reading

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What Costs $12,864

How about a 2012 Ford Fusion? Perhaps, it’s an avg family’s Food Spend (home & away), Apparel (& Services) AND it’s Gas and Oil for a yr? How about the all of its Transportation Costs, Health Care AND Entertainment Costs? … Continue reading

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Is your favorite human your pet?

There are 79.7M American homes that have pets (APPA Nat’l Pet Owners Survey). This amounts to 62% of households that have at least 1 pet. Perhaps, the most important piece of pet data we believe, is the emotional reality that … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S MOST DESIRED HOLIDAY GIFT!

  There can be no denying the shocking growth in popularity of gift cards. The market has grown by leaps and bounds since the first gift cards were offered in 1994 by Neiman and Blockbuster. This year estimated gift card … Continue reading

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Mike will contribute to CNBC’s discussion of Blk Fri deals with anchors Melissa Lee & Tyler Mathisen on Wed 11/25 b/t 2 and 3 PM. It will be a live interview.

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HYPOCRITE$!

  Gee Whiz, how can any retailer be open Xmas Eve and play the holier than thou card (or by that time isn’t it hollyer than thou?) b/c it is closed THXGVNG! RU KIDDING US? The claim of many retailers … Continue reading

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Mike will contribute to Murray Feldman’s Fox2 report on gas savings during this heavy holiday Travel season (THXGVNG). Report will be Wed morning (11/25/15)   Mike will contribute to Warren Pierce’s Blk Fri report on Blk Fri (11/27/15) at 7 … Continue reading

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Mike did a holiday season interview with Beth Fisher WWJ (950AM) that will air on THXGVNG 11/26/15 during the day.   Mike did a holiday season interview regarding THXGVNG & Blk Fri shopping with Georgea Kovanis DFP to appear on … Continue reading

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Wed 11/18/15 Mike discussed with George Kovanis of the DFP the appropriateness of early morning openings by retailers on THXGVNG.

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Mike discussed with  WJR’s Warren Pierce the death of Blk Fri as we know it and the possibility of a 1 mo or 2 mo or 3 mo, etc Holiday Season shopping time period. (8:05 AM Sat, 11/14/15) At 4:20 PM … Continue reading

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