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.
Opposition to the stores has grown and critics say its cheap foreign imports hurt local businesses and ruin the traditional mom-and-pop stores
that underpin many Mexican communities, Reuters reported.
But these tend to be small, mom-and-pop stores
: markets, bakeries, restaurants and taquerias, clothing shops and record stores.
Although they have grown from the small mom-and-pop stores
of the 1940's, most ShopRite outlets are still family-owned and operated--many with second, third and even fourth generations involved.
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."
are nice, but that's what the last generation was poised to do--open storefronts and independent consulting firms.
The Year 2000 (Y2K in computer jargon) challenge has the potential to affect organizations from governments to Mom-and-Pop stores
. The issue stems from an economizing; move computer managers made in the 1960s.
In the beginning there were the mom-and-pop stores
and old kamaaina department stores like Liberty House.
The deal also sent shares of Future Retail sharply higher, as investors bet it would improve its growth prospects as Indian shoppers increasingly switch from buying groceries at mom-and-pop stores
to bigger supermarkets such as Hypercity.
It kills mom-and-pop stores
versus it was a morn-and-pop store that just had a better idea.