Of course the local residents will shop there -- when they want to buy the things Wal-Mart is known to have at great prices, like food or toys or electronics or weed killer for the lawn.Originally posted by Bob Carter:
...Wal-Mart just landed a great location across the street from our PV Mall location for an "upscale" store...if their marketing people drop that store (100,000sq ft-smaller than usual)bet the farm that they will attract local residents...
I don't question your ethics, but, I'm not sure that tells anything. Your customers are who buys from you, & that could include WallMart or Michaels! In fact, you sell products to everyone's competitor if you sell to more than 1 framer. Let's not kid ourselves, its a competitive world & if someone wins a contract to supply to my competitor at a whopping deal due to volume expected, it'l tick us off, but who says its not ethical. It may be just plain good business. One needs to fight to get (& stay)at the top.Originally posted by Peter Ackerman:
United Mfrs does not engage in any business that would compete with our customers and as long as I am here, we will not.
...but to say that selling to retail framers that compete with you is the same as opening my own shops that compete directly with you is patently absurd.Originally posted by Peter Ackerman:
You may question my ethics anytime you like but to say that selling to retail framers that compete with you is the same as opening my own shops that compete directly with you is patently absurd.