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actions the matter in Retail

In US people have enormous options when it comes a point to decide where to get the grocery shopping done but everyone has its own preference and priorities to choose. A lot of things matters in this decision making such as convenience, quality, compensation, value and brand. Beside all these factors what is common among all is extreme standard of customer service which means if you don’t like it just return it and they will get that back with better and brighter smile which will eventually stick you back more strongly than ever.

It is impossible in America to stick your self to one Retail store for shopping. The major factor the stops you sticking to one Retail store is its competitive and incredible price. Same thing you will see in Costco at lets assume $70 and as soon as you step in Lowe’s it will be incredibly different and you will make your mind next time you will be coming here for this product.

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Some of the stores have membership and some of them don’t have which means without membership you just cant enter in store. Major retail stores attracts customers and members not by their products or store but you will be surprised to know that factor….

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In US retail marketing is incredible despite of the fact that US is spread over gigantic area every customer will still end up throwing advertisement magazines from mail box to nearest trash, all major retail stores send discounts and deals through paper magazines weekly to its every single potential customer no matter which place you are in the US. In so many retail brands options it becomes very hard to decide which store to select for all grocery items, its almost impossible because the discounts, deals and variety does not allow you to stick to one store.

In US Walmart does exist within 10 miles of every American living in US. If i have to pick a store for nothing to buy literally nothing to buy i will pick Walmart the reason is unbelievable thats the only store in US that offers free shopping bags to customers. And you can take additional.

In Aldi customers have to insert quarter coin in cart to shop around and it has a purpose behind which is practically perfect either customer has to forget his quarter or leave the cart back in que which save time and resource for store.

Some of the major stores such as Costco , Walmart and 7eleven entice customers not by store products but its cheap gasoline rates which ultimately force buyers to shop in stores.

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Despite of digital advancement in technology still major retail brands opt BTL line of marketing to inform consumers about their top deals and still paper mail is major stream of advertisement.

Like in UK consumers expect everything to be of pound and eventually gets to pound store, in US people have Dollar tree where most of the things consumer can expect under a dollar.

Canadian Bitcoin in US?

Another day, another record high. There’s only really one story to cover today, and that’s bitcoin. Again. As I write it stands at $47,000. Yesterday saw its greatest up day ever. Why? Elon Musk –that’s why. The most popular cryptocurrency BTC=BTSP has gained 1,150% since its March 2020 lows, as institutional investors searched for alternative investments and retail traders rode the wave. It traded at a few hundred dollars only five years earlier. Glassnode, which provides insight on blockchain data, said in its latest report that bitcoin’s limited supply suggested further gains for the virtual asset.

Canadian Bitcoin and its future in the US?

Bitcoin’s liquid supply is continuing to decrease, as investors increasingly acquire and “hodl” the asset for the long term. “Hodl” is crypto slang for the act of an investor holding the asset instead of selling it. Currently, around 78% of issued bitcoin are either lost or being “hodled.” This leaves less than four million bitcoins to be shared among future market entrants – including large institutional investors such as PayPal, Square, S&P 500 companies, and exchange traded funds, Glassnode said.

Yesterday, Nasdaq-listed car manufacturer, Tesla (TSLA) announced that it has bought some $1.5bn-worth of bitcoin. The price (of bitcoin, not Tesla) duly shot up. It’s hardly a surprise. Last month, Tesla announced that it might hold some of its cash reserves in “certain alternative reserve assets including digital assets, gold bullion [and] gold exchange-traded funds.”

Then the world’s richest man added the bitcoin hashtag to his bio on Twitter. He began making cryptic comments. “In retrospect it was inevitable”, he said. He started posting memes about dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that was invented as a joke (yes, really), going to the moon. Then last week Musk said, during a conversation on Clubhouse, that he thought bitcoin “was on the verge of broad acceptance”.

How can May end in June?

May sat with Conservatives in pursuit of time gain or grace weeks to assure proportion of certainty which went opposite to what she had plan in her mind. May leaving no stone un-turned trying her best but circumstances are not ready to merge in her way. Her departure is getting more confirm then her stay in many ways.

Today’s agreement between Theresa May and conservatives intents to show lost certainty which perhaps has no reason left behind. Instead it’s raised more questions and may not even get the Prime Minister through the two or three weeks’ grace it was supposed to give her.

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It’s left MPs, including those within the government, asking what will be the point of the last-ditch, fourth attempt to get the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal through parliament at the beginning of June.

She’s agreed that, when the second reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (still not actually published) is debated and voted on in that week, whether she wins it or loses it, she and senior backbenches will start the process of selecting a new Conservative leader.

But nothing has changed in terms of parliamentary support for her deal. Why on earth would any opponents change their mind to vote for it in these circumstances? What on earth happens between the second reading and the other stages of a withdrawal agreement bill which increases the stakes considerably by being a bill rather than a motion as the previous three votes were. Why on earth are they doing it at all?

Does Theresa May continue to go through the motions of trying to get it through with a leadership election in progress? Or will she quit immediately after losing for a fourth time?

Politics has been bizarre until now but will be ‘through the looking glass’ then as an opposition source put it.

‘It’s just going through the motions,’ said one Conservative about the bill.

Given all that, there are some who wonder if she’ll even reach that point.

‘She has no power now,’ said one very loyal Conservative. ‘She’s just holding on and she shouldn’t be anymore.There are those who want her to leave with dignity but you can’t have that. Politics is a shit job and others kick you when you’re down.’

The impatient might be disappointed. ‘It won’t be a rushed job,’ one Conservative MP tells me. ‘The party hierarchy will want everyone to feel that they’ve had their say and made contributions. It’ll definitely be done by conference, probably before’ but not squeezed into the weeks before summer recess.

Those who are pushing for a change at the top are pinning their hopes on a new leader having new momentum and new authority. That’s why many want the next leader to be in place before the party’s conference at the end of September. ‘They’ll have power then and will want to show it. They’ll want to use the conference as a launchpad and ‘airbrush out’ the last two years,’ as one MP put it.

Another Tory scoffed at ‘the idea that Brussels will say ‘ah, a new Prime Minister, that’s just what we’ve been waiting for to change the withdrawal agreement. There’s a strong chance the new leader will in the autumn be in the same place that we are now.’

All of which points to parliament finally giving up the ghost and admitting that it can’t solve the Brexit problem it’s set itself.

‘We’ll be looking at the choice between leaving without a deal and revoking Article 50 in October,’ said one Labour MP.

But others, including Conservatives, think a General Election in October is the most likely outcome. Not that anyone expects it to solve anything.

What about the prospects of another referendum? The Welsh Brexit minister Jeremy Miles told the UK Brexit Secretary in a meeting on Thursday that the government should be preparing for one even if only as a contingency measure.

I spoke to a Conservative Brexiter who was beginning to change their mind about a confirmatory vote. It might not be the worst thing, they said but the question would be important. It would need to frame ‘remain’ as the disruptive option whereas in 2016 ‘leave’ was seen as the disruptive option.

It would though, they said, add another 10 months to the process

So who might be the next leader be? One senior Welsh Tory told me that if Boris Johnson is on the ballot, he’ll win.

It’s a big if.

‘I wouldn’t bank on Boris getting on the ballot,’ said another. He has a lot of opponents amongst Tory MPs who will try to make sure his name doesn’t go to the membership vote.

Another senior Welsh Tory is willing to give Johnson a go. He reaches out beyond the party, they told me. And during his time as mayor he’s proven he can do a serious job when he wants to.

 

What happened when French President called Prime Minister of Pakistan?

 

French President Emmanuel Macron was put on hold by Prime Minister Imran Khan after the former dialed an unscheduled call during the premier’s meeting with senior media persons at prime Minister’s Office.

According to details which were later confirmed by various sources, PM Khan received an unscheduled call from Macron on Friday during his meeting with top anchorpersons associated with various media organisations.

During the meeting, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua asked the premier to attend a telephone call from the French president, however, Imran Khan told her that he was busy.

The incident was also confirmed by anchorperson Hamid Mir in a tweeet.

“New Pakistan.French President @EmmanuelMacron called Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI today but he was busy in a meeting with journalists including me Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua wanted PM to attend the call but PM said I am busy here tell them to call in 30 minutes,” the journalist tweeted.

Headlines to start your Day

 

Here is what you need to know on Tuesday

• Fears of a global contagion.

Turkey’s currency hit another record low, dragged down by soaring inflation, economic mismanagement and tensions with the U.S. There are growing fears of an impending economic meltdown that could spread to other emerging economies.

The plunge of the lira hit stocks in Asia and Europe, and played havoc with currency markets. The Indian rupee dropped to a record low against the dollar; the Indonesian rupiah flirted with a three-year low.

China’s main stock index lost nearly 2 percent at one point on Monday, but largely recovered. In Tokyo, the main index closed 2 percent lower. Stocks in Seoul fell 1.5 percent. European markets fared only slightly better. U.S. markets dipped but didn’t sag..

Beijing also further weakened its currency, the renminbi, against the dollar, setting the benchmark rate for trading in Shanghai at its weakest level in 15 months.

 

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• President Trump signed a defense-spending bill named in honor of Senator John McCain — without once mentioning Mr. McCain — at Fort Drum Army Base in New York.

The bill authorizes $717 billion for military funding over the next year. Mr. Trump called it the most significant investment in the military in modern history.

As is often the case, there were many threads to follow in news related to the president.

Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged Mr. Trump in text messages, was fired for violating F.B.I. policies. He helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations.

And as the fraud trial of Paul Manafort enters its second week, Times reporters looked back at his lobbying career.


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• “There is no such thing as re-education centers.”

China on Monday flatly denied accusations from U.N. experts that it had detained more than a million ethnic Uighur Muslims in re-education camps in its western Xinjiang region. The denial came after a U.N. official last week spoke of Xinjiang becoming “something resembling a massive internment camp,” with mass detention and disappearances.

But China stood firm: A senior Chinese Communist Party official said the country’s ethnic minorities lived in peace and contentment enjoying freedom of religious belief. Above, Chinese military police at a rally in Xinjiang, last year. Beijing has progressively tightened security in the region.


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• In Afghanistan, after four days of fighting, the Taliban appear to control most neighborhoods in the city of Ghazni. They have also taken over most of the province’s rural areas.

That raises the prospect that if the insurgents do fully take the city, they may be in a position to control an entire province for the first time in the 17-year war in Afghanistan.

• “besity in our monks is a ticking time bomb.”

Buddhist monks are at the front lines of a fight against obesity in Thailand, which is the second-heaviest nation in Asia, after Malaysia. A study found that nearly half of Thai monks are obese, more than 40 percent have high cholesterol, nearly 25 percent have high blood pressure and one in 10 are diabetic.

But the monks consume fewer calories than the general population, and are forbidden to eat after midday. Researchers found one major culprit: To keep their energy up, many monks rely on highly sweetened beverages, including sugary drinks.

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• Elon Musk offered a fuller explanation of his “funding secured” Twitter post on Aug. 7 about taking Tesla private. He said, among other things, that he had held meetings with representatives of a Saudi sovereign wealth fund who expressed an eagerness to help him take the electric-car maker private.

• Biometrics beyond fingerprints: To fight fraud, some large banks and retailers are amassing tens of millions of profiles that can identify customers by how they touch, hold and tap their devices.

• Independent music labels called on European antitrust regulators to block Sony’s $2.3 billion bid for control of EMI, saying the merger would give the Japanese conglomerate too much market power.

• Most U.S. stocks were lower. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

In the News

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• In Taiwan, a fire raged through a floor of Taipei Hospital filled with elderly patients, killing at least nine people and injuring two dozen more. [The New York Times]

• Aretha Franklin, 76, the legendary “Queen of Soul,” is gravely ill, family members told a Detroit news outlet on Monday. [Variety]

• The U.S. is set to return three church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies 117 years ago. Their ringing set off the worst U.S. defeat in the Philippine-American war and spurred retaliation that left thousands dead. [The New York Times]

• President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will visit Pyongyang next month for his third summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. [The New York Times]

• A Swedish doctor visited Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong publisher who has been held by Chinese authorities off and on since 2015, when he was abducted in Thailand. [Reuters]

Smarter Living

Tips for a more fulfilling life.

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• How to enjoy nature on your next urban getaway.

• Five cheap(ish) things for every college dorm.

• Recipe of the day: Keep pasta simple: Zucchini, good ricotta and basil will do the tri

• The top of Mt.

Fuji is one of the few places in Japan where a postmark is still more coveted than a “like” on Instagram or Facebook. But hauling all that mail down takes effort, even in the absence of snow. That’s where the bulldozer comes in.

• In memoriam: Bui Tin, 90, a North Vietnamese colonel who accepted the surrender of South Vietnam in 1975, but who later fled Vietnam and became a critic of its ruling Communist Party. And mourners mobbed the funeral of Ellen Joyce Loo, 32, a singer-songwriter and advocate of LGBT rights in Hong Kong who suffered from bipolar disorder.

• And cautious hope for hemophiliacs. After trying for decades to develop a gene therapy to treat hemophilia, the inability to form blood clots, researchers are starting to succeed.

Back Story

Twentieth Century Fox

It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Put your hands on your hips, and bring your knees in tight.

But as fans of the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” well know, it’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane. The cult classic film opened in London on this day in 1975.

Often described as a campy take on horror and science fiction films, the movie originally premiered on the London stage in 1973, and was summed up in one breathless sentence by a Times review: “Two young innocents are entrapped by Frank N. Furter, a mad, transvestite inventor from outer space, who has created a beefcake monster, Rocky Horror, who looks as though he has just stepped from the centerfold of Playgirl.”

Shortly after the premiere of the film version, it was briefly shelved before being resurrected at a midnight screening in New York. A group of fans made weekly pilgrimages to the small theater, sat in the front row and screamed for their favorite characters. A social phenomenon was born, and the film has remained in theaters ever since.

Audience participation, props and costumes are widely encouraged at regularly scheduled screenings around the world.

We’ll end with the words of Frank N. Furter: Don’t dream it. Be it.

Remy Tumin wrote today’s Back Story.

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This briefing was prepared for the Asian morning.

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