America's Corner Store

John U Bacon



Beginning with one family run store in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens has grown into one of the largest food and drug retailers in the world. America's Corner Storedetails the incredible story of this innovative company, which has been at the forefront of business for over one hundred years.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Community Connection: Family-owned stores often play a vital role in connecting with the local community, offering more personalized and community-centric services.

  2. Economic Impact: The book may discuss the economic impact of small family-owned businesses, exploring how they contribute to local economies and employment.

  3. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of family business owners, the book might share stories of challenges and successes in running a corner store.

  4. Generational Succession: Family businesses often involve multiple generations. The book may delve into the dynamics of generational succession and how families pass down the legacy of their businesses.

  5. Adaptability: Successful family-owned stores demonstrate adaptability to changing market trends and consumer preferences. The book might discuss strategies for staying relevant over time.

  6. Cultural Significance: Small corner stores can be culturally significant, acting as gathering places and preserving local traditions. The book may explore the cultural role of Felpausch's in Hastings.

  7. Customer Relationships: The book could emphasize the importance of building strong relationships with customers in a small-town setting, where personalized service often differentiates local businesses.

  8. Challenges of Retail: Running a retail business comes with challenges. The book may highlight the obstacles faced by Felpausch's and similar stores and how they navigate them.

  9. Impact of Big Retail Chains: Explore the impact of larger retail chains and supermarkets on small, family-owned stores, and how they compete in the marketplace.

  10. Sense of Place: The book might evoke a sense of place and nostalgia, capturing the unique atmosphere and significance of Felpausch's in the community's history.

Language English
ISBN-10 0471426172
ISBN-13 9780471426172
No of pages 255
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Wiley
Published Date 21 Apr 2004

About Author

Author : John U Bacon

2 Books

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