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MMBA lauds Delaney Consulting for Fridley Liquor Turnaround

Friday, March 24th, 2017

November 5, 2016 article calls out Delaney Consulting’s engagements for helping turnaround the stores through Customer Service and Branding.


Flora Delaney Featured in June Entrepreneur Magazine

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Image credit: Jan Vašek |

Image credit: Jan Vašek |

When writer Michael Bellicove wanted to help his readers understand whether a high tech loyalty system is right for their business, he turned to Flora Delaney. His article helped Entrepreneur magazine readers learn how to be successful and what foundational pieces need to be in place before investing in expensive loyalty programs.

When your business needs levelheaded advice, contact Delaney Consulting. We create clarity.

June 2013 Retail Comp Report

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

CalendarHere’s June’s Retailer Comp Report Courtesy of our friends at Plummer & Associates.  Enjoy.  Retail Comp Sales History June 2013

Supermarket & Retailer Magazine Features Flora Delaney in KVI Article

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

When the Supermarket & Retailer magazine of South Africa searched the globe for expertise on KVI’s (Known Value Items) they turned to Flora Delaney.  The article features Flora’s thoughts on this critical retail pricing principle which her blog readers had already been acquainted with in her blog post Known Value Items Critical For Retailers.  If you’re looking for assistance with establishing KVI’s, using them strategically and training the KVI principle to your merchandising team, contact us.

Star Tribune Taps Flora Delaney for Retail Expertise…Again

Friday, February 10th, 2012

In a recurring role, Flora Delaney added insight and retail perspective to the recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article on Target and Michael Graves parting ways.  Read More…

Star Tribune Lead Sunday Business Article Quotes Flora Delaney

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Star Tribune’s Sunday front page Business article on Menards Big Box Expansion quotes retail consultant, Flora Delaney.  As a retail-focused consultant with broad experience across many retailers, Flora is uniquely qualified to explain how retail strategy impacts today’s market.  Read More.

Ralph Lauren Article Quotes Flora Delaney

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Star Tribune retail writer, Tom Lee, turned to Flora Delaney for insight on why luxury retail brands are turning to more digital communication with their customers. Read More.

Flora Delaney’s Blog Optimized for Mobile!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Taking my own advice, the blog at is now optimized for mobile devices.  Now you can read and scroll through blog posts, quickly forward them, tweet or post to the social media format of your choice directly from your smart phone!  The menu system allows you to sort by date, tag or category – all with a finger swipe on your phone.

So for those of you who have been wishing you could read the latest thinking from Flora Delaney while in line at the dry cleaners or waiting for your meal to be delivered at the local restaurant – now you can!

If you have other suggestions for how we could improve your experience with, please let us know.  (and, yes, that is my new white iPhone 4s. )

Flora Delaney to Speak at Indianapolis Convention in October

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

August 17, 2011 – When the trade association for Adhesives and Sealants wanted an expert to speak on Future Trends in Big Box Retailing, they turned to Flora Delaney.  Flora will be a featured speaker at their annual conference addressing “Who Has the Competitive Advantage in an Online versus Big Box World?”  As a seasoned retail executive with experience across multiple retail big box brands, Flora has unique insight into how retailers are integrating AND competing with e-commerce and how suppliers can understand the competitive dynamics that can make their brands more attractive to retailers.

Speaking at the annual conference and expo in Indianapolis October 17th, Flora will be featured as a part of the education track on the impact of new technology.

“While online retailing certainly isn’t new technology, it is making new strides in the construction and DIY market that retailers and marketers need to understand and use to their advantage.  When a crew is out of product, they need it immediately.  There is a cost to running out – in that situation, brick and mortar retailers will win over e-commerce sites.  But when  planning a job and selecting materials, online has some incredible advantages.  For suppliers, they need to know how to ensure that their products are highlighted and selected by end consumers and by construction materials buyers.   The rules have changed and the companies that understand how to take advantage of the game changing will gain market share in the future,” said President, Flora Delaney.

To learn more or sign up for the conference.

Magazine Features Delaney Consulting’s Solar Powered Office

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Edina Magazine features the solar-powered office of Delaney Consulting in its July 2011 Green Issue.  The Link to the full story.