I donâ€™t know about the rest of you but I am getting pretty fed up with all this hype around Black Friday. When it was merely a trade term, used by retail commentators, I could live with it although even then it had a sinister side. But in recent years, the phrase has entered the everyday consumer lexicon and itâ€™s becoming more invasive, more ubiquitous and for me, more annoying. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Walmart’
Itâ€™s coming up to that time of the year when we have to start thinking about buying toys and games for our kids, families and our friends. And I donâ€™t know about the rest of you but even the thought of it fills me with fear and trepidation.
As part of my preparation, I spent some time over the last three days visiting a number of Toys R Us and Wal-Mart stores as well as both their websites to see whatâ€™s going on. And the news from the front is that both of these titans are winding themselves up for another massive battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of holiday consumers nationwide. (more…)
When we launched this blog, one of the objectives was to keep things focused on the positive. So, with the help of other sterling-ites, this week I put some concentrated thought into creating a list of major brands that, in our view, have beaten the recessionâ€¦at least so far!! (more…)