Celebrate Your “Independents”

Danny Kole, president of Kole Imports recently wrote an article for the ASD/AMD Sourcebook about the current economic climate and the opportunities it presents for wholesalers and independent retailers.   Here’s what Danny had to say:

“Many businesses continue to deal with tough economic times, and while tough times are by their very nature not easy, they can present an opportunity for the independent retailer to really thrive. As the retail climate has continued to prove challenging, more and more chain stores are truly at a disadvantage. Many of these large retailers are like a large cargo ship trying to change direction versus the independent retailer being a speedboat, able to quickly shift direction and make the needed adjustments. Sam Walton (founder of Wal-Mart Stores) once said his only fear in business was the independent operator. The reason for this is the exact focus that retailers need to have in order to not only survive, but truly thrive.”

To read the rest of the article, click here:  http://asdsourcebook.com/tips-and-trends/view_event.php?id=28&type=1&dt=2009-10-01

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