Amazon is banning customers over frequent returns

Jim Fosina, CEO Fosina Marketing Group shares his thoughts with Daphne Howland, retail reporter at Retail Dive  and her article Amazon is banning customers over frequent returns. Returns are expensive for retailers, however, representing lost sales, sometimes damaged or opened inventory and extra staff time. “It is prudent for Amazon to make it clear to all consumers…

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 How Whole Foods will help Amazon rule the world

Jim Fosina, CEO Fosina Marketing Group shares his point of view with Julia Horowitz, reporter at CNNMoney  in her article, How Whole Foods will help Amazon rule the world. The perks are likely to keep coming, said Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group, a marketing firm for subscription services. “I think you’re going to see much more…

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Is a Savior in Sight for Toys “R” Us?

Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group, comments in this The Street article Is a Savior in Sight for Toys “R” Us? – Sources weigh in on whether Amazon could save the toy chain. “It is highly unlikely that Amazon would be interested in the overhead issues that the Toys ‘R’ Us business will place…

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A Flipkart acquisition could expand Walmart’s global reach

Jim Fosina, CEO Fosina Marketing Group  shares commentary with Jacqueline Renfrow, FierceRetail  with her article, A Flipkart acquisition could expand Walmart’s global reach. Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group, agreed that the pairing of Walmart and Flipkart shows Walmart’s hunger to compete on a global scale against Amazon.  “India is a huge and emerging market and…

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Is a Kroger-Alibaba Partnership in the Works?

“Perhaps Kroger is looking for a way to extend their brand franchise into China and partner with Alibaba in a similar way as Amazon and Whole Foods?” asked Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group, a Danbury, Conn.-based marketing firm. See full article here: Is a Kroger-Alibaba Partnership in the Works?

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Detroit bumped off Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ short list due to talent deficiency

In an email to Retail Dive, Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group, said he thinks a location outside of one of the big cities could be Amazon’s final choice, allowing them the flexibility they need. Check this HR Dive article below. Detroit bumped off Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ short list due to talent deficiency

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Amazon unveils top 20 cities for HQ2

Daphne Howland, retail reporter at Retail Dive article includes Jim Fosina commentary on this news – Amazon unveils top 20 cities for HQ2 Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group, believes Amazon in the end will land on the East Coast in one of the smaller cities. Quality of life concerns for its employees will likely…

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Streaming Wars: Can Facebook Watch Ever Compete With Netflix, Amazon and Hulu?

Brandon Katz, entertainment reporter at the New York Observer article, Streaming Wars: Can Facebook Watch Ever Compete With Netflix, Amazon and Hulu? – with Jim Fosina, CEO Fosina Marketing Group commentary.  “As with all new features, those spending time on Facebook were engaged by the new functionality and spent a significant amount of time engaged…

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Could Amazon really acquire Target?

Daphne Howland,at Retail Dive article, Could Amazon really acquire Target? – with Jim Fosina, CEO Fosina Marketing Group comments below. The likeliness of such a deal occurring depends on who you ask. Amazon and Target share customers to a great extent, considering Amazon’s Prime membership overlaps with Target’s higher income, better educated core customer, according to…

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What fashion brands can learn from Nike’s first six months as an Amazon partner…

Jim Fosina, CEO Fosina Marketing Group comments in Hilary Milnes, Digiday article, What fashion brands can learn from Nike’s first six months as an Amazon partner… “You can’t ignore the fact that Amazon has the most powerful distribution system in the world. There’s just no denying that,” said Jim Fosina, CEO of Fosina Marketing Group. “Not even…

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