The Triparte Retail Economy

7 06 2017


Amazon Prime discounted by five clams a month if you’re on food stamps.

My take is that this plays into the Amazon vs Wal-Mart war somehow.  We know that Wal-Mart has declared war on Amazon, and is trying to use both brick-and-mortar and online to eat into Amazon’s market share.  I suppose Amazon had no choice but to respond somehow.  We also know that Wal-Mart has declared war on Aldi, and if Aldi ever reciprocates, they’ll probably have to do it by getting rid of the mechanism that makes you insert a quarter to get a cart.  Because I think they’re at rock bottom when it comes to price points.

No word on whether Amazon has declared war on Aldi or if Aldi has declared war on Amazon.

The only three retailers that matter anymore are:  A small-box grocery chain started in the rubble of post-war West Germany after WWII for the purpose of making affordable foodstuffs immediately available to war survivors, a big box chain started during the JFK Presidency in northwestern Arkansas because someone from there was upset that the incumbent big box department store chains flipped the bird to rural America, and a purely online business that was founded on the very day I first called the Roger Fredinburg Show, meaning that on Independence Day 1994, it was still technically a twinkle in Jeff Bezos’s eye.  Meanwhile, more than century old retailers that once were so big that the entire economy caught cold if they sneezed are now down on the mat for the ten count and the ref just called out nine.




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