November 9, 2005

The Value of the Independents

From Don Taylor's Up Against the Wal-Marts: How Your Business Can Prosper in the Shadow of the Retail Giants

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CostCo is the largest warehouse retailer, followed by Sam's.

From the snippets I've read, Mr. Taylor's book is about what small business owners and managers can do to make themsleves the greatest competitors to Wal-Mart and the rest of the big-box chains. It may not often sound like it on this blog, but I am rooting for the independents to grow and prosper. It is their dynamism that keeps Wal-Mart in check... You might also want to check out Boomtown USA for the community angle on the same theme

Posted by Kevin at 7:48 AM

November 7, 2005

WM's Effect on Radio

From Radio - The Forgotten Medium, what happens when Wal-Mart moves into town:

Posted by Kevin at 9:39 AM

November 3, 2005

It Felt Like Home

From Bob Greene's Once Upon a Town:


Posted by Kevin at 2:47 PM