If you have followed any of our previous posts about Instacart, you know we’re concerned about the ongoing impact the company has had on the retail food industry. …

The importance of taking enough time to take time.

I have a confession to make. I still use a Franklin Planner. You know the one with the big 7-ring binder with a to-do list, calendar, and a notes page? I’ve had one on my desk for going on 30 years.

Holy shit - if I were in the job market I would include this with every resume. But I will never go back to working for someone else. I'm exhausted by the shapes I've had to twist into so I would fit in.

How the food industry failed to solve its most pressing problems and left shoppers holding the bag

The entire world is just beginning to see the other side of the worst global pandemic in a century. …

What’s Next?

As a career coach I talk with a lot of people who are in a state of career disarray. Many — right now maybe most — are between jobs, often as a result of the pandemic and the impact it’s had on the economy. Others are in a job that…

Grocery acquisitions continue despite a long history of failure

If you ‘ve been in or around the grocery retail industry for any length of time, you know that mergers and acquisitions are part of the landscape. The names of companies that have faded into the M&A sunset are legion.

This week the latest combo was announced by Williamsville, NY-based…

The Twisted Shapes We Create to Fit In

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One of the songs on my current favorite playlist is “Wilson,” by Fall Out Boy. While I love the tune, it’s the lyrics that grab me. …

Safety, Limits, and the Benefits of Managed Risk

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“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” That quote has been attributed to a few people over the years, including Albert Einstein. …

Welcome to the era of algorithms and ghosting — it’s not pretty

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With the change from December to January we think about fresh starts, renewed efforts, and new beginnings — maybe more than ever once this year is over. If you’re one of the millions of Americans looking for a…

Is your job search a chase after something that doesn’t exist?

If you were around in the late 80s you may remember Magic Eye Hidden Pictures. These were images that looked like abstract art, but if you looked at them long enough and opened your mind you would see a hidden image. Once you saw that image it was obvious and…

Jeff Weidauer

Career coach and retail marketing expert with massive experience and a point of view.

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