It may be the mass merchandisers that have ruined business for the home
town stores, but they could not have done it if it weren't for the
companies who make and distribute the products that are sold through the
mass merchandisers. They are easy prey to high volume discounts and see
the dollar signs instead of the profit per item. THat is why when the
economy turns sour, so many of them file bankruptcy, since their volume
goes down while their margins stay the same.
Ken Gano wrote:
> Just my $0.02 on this thread. The mass merchandisers have ruined local
> business, be it auto parts, groceries, gasoline or just about anything else
> you can name. I have riled on this list before about "the Wal Mart
> Mentality" but unless we collectively give up the need to save that last
> nickel, not only will be left with no selection, but a good many of us (or
> at least our friends) will be working those minimum wage "service" jobs.
> Take it from someone who was born, raised and has lived in small town
> retailing (business) all of my life.
> (soap box mode off)
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