January 11, 2007
Ok, so I know I already resigned to the fact that the Walmartization of the world was inevitable. But, I thought of something today while listening to an advertisement for Lumber Liquidators on the radio. All the company does is one thing. They sell on-line. They buy in more bulk than Home Depot, Menards or the other WalMart wannabees of the home improvement stores can do, right? So, perhaps, with items than do not require convenient retail outlets, the single product Monopolization of the retail world is more likely than the current 1-stop-shop winning combination?