15
MAY
2015

In the Headlines-May 15th, 2015

In The Headlines USAA: An Old Bank that Grows by Learning New Tricks In 1922, 25 Army officers met in San Antonio and agreed to insure one another’s vehicles because nobody else would. Since its founding, the company has been transformed into a group of diversified financial...
08
MAY
2015

In the Headlines-May 8th, 2015

In The Headlines Built for Comfort: Wrangler Jeans Make a Comeback Skinny jeans are out. Wranglers are in. The Western-themed jeans brand, known for dusty cowboy commercials in the 1980s, is making a comeback as more consumers seek roomier pants. Wrangler sales have grown for...
01
MAY
2015

In the Headlines-May 1st, 2015

In The Headlines Dr. Pepper Thrives by Staying Ahead of Changing Consumer Tastes For decades, there were few things more quintessentially American than drinking a fizzy soda at parties, at home, at barbecues, at picnics, at movie theaters—really almost anywhere. Coca-Cola and...
24
APR
2015

In the Headlines-April 24th, 2015

In The Headlines Avon Stumbles in its Fight for Survival in a Changing Market “Ding Dong, Avon calling,” was a familiar sound for decades in the United States, heralding the arrival of an Avon Lady selling beauty products door to door. But according to a recent Wall Street...
17
APR
2015

In the Headlines-April 17th, 2015

In The Headlines GE Returns to Its Industrial Roots General Electric (GE) is on its way to exorcising its financial demons. It took 14 years, a near-death experience and a flat-lined stock price, but Jeffrey Immelt is now getting out of the banking business and returning G.E. to...
10
APR
2015

In the Headlines-April 10th, 2015

In The Headlines India’s Increasing Appetite for U.S. Fast Food McDonald’s entered India in 1996, against the backdrop of a market that was hesitant to try fast food and was still dependent on the “tiffin” lunch boxes many Indians still lug to work. Two decades...
03
APR
2015

In the Headlines-April 3rd, 2015

In The Headlines Contact Lens Manufacturers and Discounters Battle Over Pricing One by one over the last year and a half, all four of the major contact lens manufacturers have enacted pricing policies that seek to limit what contact lens discounters can charge for certain...
27
MAR
2015

In the Headlines-March 27th, 2015

In The Headlines People Analytics: Big Data or Big Brother? Startups VoloMetrix and Culture Amp think there is a more scientific way to manage employee productivity and performance. Quantifying employee productivity is usually a rather qualitative, subjective exercise. But...
20
MAR
2015

In the Headlines-March 20th, 2015

In The Headlines Miller Lite Attributes New Success To Retro Design It is not easy being the first sometimes. Consider Miller Lite. It was a phenomenon, surging from its 1975 debut to annual sales that foamed above the 10-million-barrel level within a few short years. People...
13
MAR
2015

In the Headlines-March 13th, 2015

In The Headlines Nations Retreat from Privatizing Retirement When Poland introduced private retirement accounts in 1999, the government gave its blessing to a $100 million ad campaign explaining why workers were required to contribute. Privately managed savings accounts would...