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Wondering about the credibility of journalism nowadays

March 27, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CJREF , NWSA , SHLD

I was surfing on the internet and came upon more bad news of retailing closures. I'm familiar with that former Sears' Vancouver, Canada location and the photo in Is This the End of Sears? Bourree Lam Mar 22, 2017 is originally from Sears will sell its stores in Canada By James Covert May 14, 2014 | 9:07pm and now I'm wondering why they're recycling old Sears' Canada image?     [more]

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Oh the pitches that are thrown at us

March 23, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KIMTF , HYMLF , WHR

In baseball when a team is leading by 3 or less runs a Closer is called in to throw the final outs to close the game in the beginning of ninth inning in save situations. This role goes to the teams best reliever with expertise in throwing all types of pitches in baseball. In sales they too have plenty of types of sales pitches to use to make those sales and to close those sales a warranty is thrown in. In some situations we may heckle like when we were children, "We want a pitcher, not a belly-itcher" upon closer inspection at some warranties.  [more]

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The Customer Demographics At Our Local Sears Store

March 19, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PCRFY , SHLD , SWK

Today I accompanied my parents to our local Sears store to find a replacement for the Kenmore vacuum cleaner that served us for nearly 27 years with another new vacuum cleaner wearing a Kenmore badge. Taking my parents out to shop is quite a stressful job, not because they don't agree or agree to disagree but they intentionally intend to anger each other as I was acting like United Nations (pretending to do something and in reality doing nothing hoping things will fix itself). As I was at the Sears Store majority of the customers there were of Silent Generation, Baby Boomers and Generation X demographic. There wasn't any Millenials or Generation Z during my visit today which is another demographic Sears Holdings should try to market and attract, but than again the majority of the wealth and good paying jobs are held by Silent Generation (wealth), Baby Boomers followed by Generation X and at present Millenials and Generation Z are waiting for theirs which for that reason Corporate America is neglecting them at this moment.        [more]

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Enjoyed family time and alot of kronenbourg 1664 blanc at wedding on 03/12/17

March 15, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BUD , CABGY , TAP

On March 12,2017 I attended a wedding ceremony at 5 pm and banquet after that at Home Page | John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse. The food service is from Ritz Catering.  [more]

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Why I think food courts should get the Nobel Peace Prize

March 13, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CMI , MCD , QSR

When I read DEATH OF THE FOOD COURT: Iconic mall chains like Cinnabon, Sbarro, and Panda Express are transforming to survive by Kate Taylor Mar. 9, 2017, 1:42 PM and more DEATH OF THE FOOD COURT: I am sadden that food courts are becoming part of the casualties of brick-and-mortar retailers as e-commerce is to blame for decreasing foot traffic in the malls.

When I was in high school our class took a field trip in those long environmentally unfriendly diesel orangy yellow bus (not exactly the same bus shown) which was the norm in those days, due to unforeseeable uncontrollable events we were getting late going back to school so we had to stop somewhere to have supper. Suddenly there was a debate of where we should stop over western, ethnic, and etc. foods, and especially budget had a lot to do with it (not all of us are rich). So exercising democracy we all decided not to vote or draw choices because we all knew we would not acknowledge the outcome.

As we continue debating we suddenly stopped at a shopping mall as our teacher and the driver told us to get off the bus and head to the food court. I went to the Burger King stand to get a flaming whopper with onion rings, proceeded to McDonalds stand to get chicken McNuggets, headed to New York Fries stand to get regular fries, proceeded to A&W to get root beer, and made a final stop at Dairy Queen stand for some ice cream. Where else can we do this outside the food court? I can also say majority of our class was also mixing and matching including picking and choosing their supper from a variety of stands too.   [more]

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