Monthly Archives: December 2015

“MAKE IN INDIA” V$ “MADE IN CHINA” V$ “MADE IN AMERICA” V$…?

MAKE IN INDIA In September of 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered a plethora of business leaders, diplomats, journalists and other government officials to launch their Make in India campaign. The main emphasis was to explain why India MUST … Continue reading

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XMA$ RETAIL’$ MAGICAL DATE$ & MARKER$, 2015 While the “Official Holiday Shopping Season” (Blk Fri-Xmas) as such may have lost its mojo, forever, there still are many magical holiday dates/markers. Please see below. The “official”, BF’s roots for holiday shopping … Continue reading

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$TAR WAR$ TO TOP HOLIDAY TOY $ALE$!

This year, the US toy industry is expecting their BEST year in over a decade as the NPD Group predicts domestic toy sales to climb to $19.9B, an increase of 6.2% over 2014. Star Wars toys will lead the way … Continue reading

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Mike made a contribution to tom Long’s (Detroit News) article about the multi-generational appeal of Star Wars on 12/4/15.

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ONE LE$$ CENT & ONE MORE GIMMICK!

The penny is continually taken for granted, walked over, pitched aside, flipped for sport, etc. Having said that, it actually costs more to make a penny than its cash register value. According to the 2014 US Mint Annual Report it … Continue reading

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Mike contributed to Jeff Gilbert’s (WWJ’s CBS radio report) on Fiat Chrysler’s Star Wars ads on 12/3/15.   Mike contributed to Detroit News’ Kyla Smith coming article on the value of a celebrity receiving and wearing a garment such as … Continue reading

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