In the article, McMillanDoolittle senior partner Neil Stern cautions, "No one has ever cut their way to prosperity. You certainly need to get costs into control so you can be competitive, but cost control in itself isn't a winning strategy."
Four men and four women of varying backgrounds, education, professions, etc., were present, and all were very enthusiastic and engaged in the process. After all, this was the opportunity to plan the perfect store where they could visualize all of the ideal shopping elements in one place.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 14,559.65 on March 26, topping its all-time high set in 2007, ahead of the global financial crisis. The S&P 500 index rose to its own record of 1,569.19 on March 28, up from its previous all-time-high closing price of 1565.15 set on Oct. 7, 2007.