Roland Eckstein | Knowing your product or company’s intent percent can pave the way to accelerating growth in opportunity markets.

Amazon’s attempt to prevent review fraud appears to be foiled, as there has been a surge of fraudulent reviews on the site recently. Within the last few months, many products have landed dozens of five-star reviews within hours or days of being initially merchandised.

Yes, bedding has a high close rate. But the buying gap is still too high for a vital health product like mattresses. Retailers need to make the better sleep connection when consumers are shopping for a mattress.

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March finished below expectations, finishing a downward-trending first quarter of three consecutive monthly year-over-year declines in the US auto market