Up Against the Wal-Marts

Up Against the Wal-Marts

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Ten years ago, Up against the Wal-Marts helped smaller businesses take on the corporate retailing empire. Now, with the giants bigger and more influential than ever, the underdogs have an even tougher struggle. The second edition of Up against the Wal-Marts is here to help, with an updated focus on marketing and brand new ways to conquer (or at least co-exist with) the Goliaths of the shopping mall.The authors have updated many of the businesses profiled in the original edition-so readers can see how those companies have refined their operations to stay competitive-and they detail the best practices of hundreds of successful small companies. The book also examines several fast-growth chains in a variety of markets. With advice for improving customer service and loyalty, maximizing the power of electronic marketing, hiring and keeping great employees, and more, Up against the Wal-Marts is a formidable strategic tool any business canuse to become (and remain) competitive.qA powerful weapon in the battle against these giant retailers.q -EntrepreneurHome Depot stores average 107, 000 square feet, and house 40, 000 to 50, 000 different inventory items. ... And, of course, attendees are more likely to leave armed with all the tools and materials to get the job done. ... They provide separate checkout and help areas, credit card programs, and delivery for this customer segment. Lowea#39;s. At $36.5 billion in annual revenues, Lowea#39;s is the second- largestanbsp;...

Title:Up Against the Wal-Marts
Author:Donald D. Taylor, Jeanne Smalling Archer
Publisher:AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn - 2005


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