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LOYALTY, YES; BUT LOYALTY TO WHAT…?

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

A number of articles have appeared on Internet news websites over the past year, predicting an eerie future retail landscape where shoppers are lured into brick-and-mortar stores—not by display windows, but by smart phone apps that kick in when the potential customer gets within a certain distance of the store in question. And once inside […]

COMPETE ON SERVICE, NOT ON PRICE

Friday, March 27th, 2015

As we listened to the four business owners who’d driven to Pagosa Springs to share their experiences facing the arrival of Big Box Retail—Walmart, to be exact—in their communities, we heard two basic approaches to surviving, and perhaps thriving, in a Big Box environment. Customer service. Community allegiance. Yesterday in Part One, we listened to […]

THRIVING IN A BIG BOX ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

This is disaster preparedness on the level of the Zombie Apocalypse for small-business owners. Last week, the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce—themselves a survivor of sorts, as a result of last year’s controversial Visitor Center take-over by the Town Tourism Committee — sponsored a special business-friendly event aimed at retailers hoping to survive the […]

SPREADING THE GOAT ENTRAILS…

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Everyone, myself included, is reading the tea leaves on Walmart’s decision to raise base pay for half-a-million workers. Bloomberg Business reporter Dashiell Bennett thinks a better economy and a corresponding increase in jobs not so bad as working at Walmart lies at the core of the argument. I don’t. Last month, Walmart made headlines by […]

WHAT BIG BOXES DEFINE YOUR COMMUNITY…?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Like Taylor Loyal, I firmly believe in shopping local. Money spent on locally owned (not franchised) and operated businesses stays in the community and boosts local economy. Money spent on cheap plastic crap from China does not. Loyal writes: I’ve written often about the importance of voting. It’s mind-boggling to me that people don’t take […]

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

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WHO THINKS UP THESE SILLY NAMES…?

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

[Update @ 0653 on 29 November: Not content to celebrate Cyber Monday, Walmart has declared the next seven days to be Cyber Week.] Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, the day after Thanksgiving was Black Friday; what marketing geeks get paid to come up with these names? I want to talk about yesterday: Small Business Saturday, anointed […]

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Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Monday, November 8th, 2010

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MOM AND POP KILLER IS AN URBAN LEGEND…?

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Thaen strikes a nerve when he asks the question: The fear about Wal-Mart lowering prices to to put competitors out of business and then jacking them up when it has a local monopoly: Founded? Rational? Readers of The Writing On The Wal know the data. I haven’t read all 377 comments on the post so […]

YOU KNOW WHAT? I REALLY DON’T CARE…

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Vincent Ferrari says it all. Walmart, indeed all corporations, depend upon the selfishness of individuals. Regardless of the philanthropic claims of their public relations flacks, all corporations know that altruism is anathema to their shareholder value. Fortunately, there continue to be those of us who do care. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

Something you can’t buy at Walmart.

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Hopefully, they’ll cover this at American Public University, though.

Mom and Pop, Part 2.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

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