Those mom-and-pop stores
must not have been particularly good for consumers either, because when they had a chance to vote with their dollars, Wal-Mart won.
While the battle between big chains and mom-and-pop stores
has raged in New York City for decades, this year, Reverend Billy's call for zoning change is gaining new momentum, both among activists and in city government.
In addition, he said that since big box retailers like Walmart and Target have begun selling scrapbooking supplies, that has put some mom-and-pop stores
out of business.
We've seen the transition from strictly Mom-and-Pop stores
that defined the avenue until the 1970's to the eclectic mix of the 1980's.
Here are four ways mom-and-pop stores
win the battle for consumers' hearts (and wallets):
Plus, every community has dry cleaners, and most are mom-and-pop stores
that can easily initiate innovation.
We see this approach used increasingly by very small businesses, like the mom-and-pop stores
," says Roy Hastick, CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brooklyn, New York.
For companies like PEZ that produce and distribute products to everyone from mom-and-pop stores
to Wal-Mart, having the ability to exact better controls over supply chain visibility is critical," said Rick Marquardt, president of North American Operations at Ross.
The tree-lined stretch of mom-and-pop stores
and restaurants linking downtown with North Hollywood is in the midst of a revival.
At onetime, the company only served the mom-and-pop stores
, but now it serves independent supermarkets and convenience stores.
It is also available in natural food stores, grocery stores, gourmet delis and mom-and-pop stores
in Colorado, California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Chicago and Detroit.
With 975 paying members, the Burbank Chamber of Commerce represents a wide variety of businesses ranging from small mom-and-pop stores
to billion-dollar film studios.