The issue of what impact Wal-Mart and other big-box stores
have on communities has bubbled up in recent years in cities across the nation.
At supermarkets and big-box stores
, it sells in the $8 to $10 range.
But while it's true that such situations can be problematic, it's unclear why struggling big-box stores
should have to be the ones to rectify the situation.
If mandated employee-benefit packages won't do it, then opponents of big-box stores
can use zoning boards to keep out the unwelcome new entrant.
It's the kind of the social experience one doesn't have in the big-box stores
In terms of construction materials, steel figures importantly into the construction of big-box stores
But instead of prisons or space pods, Edwards's touchstones are exurban subdivisions, the corporate landscape of big-box stores
, surveillance, and--most significant--the computer.
The analyst said that the big-box stores
have been taking about three percent to five percent of merchandise market share away from traditional and discount department retailers annually as they have moved into the suburbs, while at the same time newspaper retail advertising has dropped about two percent annually.
Coupled with reasonable rents, such competition for high-profile locations has resulted in renewed interest from out-of-towners, including national restaurant chains, European apparel companies and even some big-box stores
Spays and neuters are being handled by low-cost services and shelters while big-box stores
and online services are offering products that consumers used to get only from their veterinarian," says Ms.
Just as Country Knives leaves the low-end stuff to big-box stores
, it behooves the smaller dealer to concentrate on quality and on feature-driven products, such as the Benchmade Barrage, which the customer is unlikely to find for sale cheaper at the local Monster Mart.
A marketing study has not been conducted to determine potential types of uses for the project, but several participants at last week's event suggested that movie theaters, or big-box stores
may be appropriate.