It's official, WalMart has saturated every suburban and small town market in America.
Then of course you don't have to be a genius to figure that out.
a result, WalMart have set their sights on other emerging retail
markets. Places where the competition is low, the populace is excited
about a major retail presence and the hunger for goods, services and
jobs is palpable.
WalMart is coming to the city. More specifically they're coming to the 'hood.
In short, they've simply expanded
their corporate focus on non traditional markets. Money's money,
It's in that vein of thought that I noticed how
traditional urban businesses are getting a boost from some very non
you would only see people with black and brown skin as the primary
clients of payday loan, food banks and businesses that offered layaway.
At least I did in my neighborhood. Which when you think about it, makes sense since I do live on the south side.
That is until this recession took hold.
this new economy, lending and lifestyle options that were available
even 5 years ago aren't so readily available today. Or if they are,
unstable employment now gives most people pause before they recklessly
blow their cash.
Economists always tout the leading
economic indicators---a set of conditions that take the pulse of
the economy. Well I've got my own leading economic indicators---white
people. When you see them at traditional 'hood establishments that is
NOT a good sign that our economy is moving forward.
White people in Woodlawn at a Currency Exchange NOT purchasing a city sticker for their car is a very bad sign.
It might be quite a while before our country gets out of this mess.