This convenience retailer has implemented a wide range of upgrades to improve the lives of its associates and its customers. Whether it’s installing cash acceptors at its gasoline pumps, installing a multi-million-dollar POS system to ease the flow of business and simplify associates’ jobs, or segregating its various business segments into more logical and manageable pieces, the goal of The Spinx Company, Inc. is the same: making life easier.
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This Canadian-based creative director blends the best of healthy and happy feet with high-fashion shoe designs. In 1993, Ron White was a young man in his 20s living in a basement apartment and using Visa cash advances and small family loans to get his business off the ground. Today, the name Ron White resonates with Canadians and Americans alike as the place to go and the person to see if you want your feet to feel fashionably wonderful.
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This Canadian cooperative retailer and developer of outdoor gear maintains its strength by keeping a secure hold on what its members want while not losing sight of its founding purpose. This Canadian cooperative retailer and developer of outdoor gear maintains its strength by keeping a secure hold on what its members want while not losing sight of its founding purpose.
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Rather than focusing on how much consumers spend, this retail Mecca focuses on providing well-rounded, family focused entertainment options for its guests. With 4.3 miles of total storefront footage, it’s hard to imagine how Mall of America could get any larger. But the 4.2 million square feet of space that now make up the Minnesota-based retail mall only account for the first phase of the original vision. The entire project has yet to be realized.
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By never compromising its quality, this European bakery has maintained a place in the hearts of Los Angeles residents. In the last 100 years, Viktor Benes Bakery has become such a staple in Los Angeles that even the mention of its infamous Alligator cake is enough to make mouths water. Ugo Mamolo, the bakery’s president, said the pecan coffee cake sells in such high numbers, it’s almost as though people are addicted.
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The world’s largest shoe store promises to keep your feet and your wallet happy. Much has changed in the last 125 years, but one thing that hasn’t is people’s need for shoes. Whether it’s a pair of buckled boots or a pair of hot pink pumps, people need to cover their feet, and they want to do so in style. This is where Reyers Shoe Store comes in.
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By working with business partners and creating new store formats, this Canadian-based office supply and business machine retailer is growing in a down economy. Last year Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada, had big ideas for 2008 and 2009. The plan was to open 20 stores during 2008 and another 15 during 2009.
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This family owned and operated chain of retail outlets remains competitive by giving customers what they want: good prices with old-fashioned value. Conventional wisdom would say Pam Coy and her family’s 11 retail operations in rural Reedsburg and Baraboo, Wis. should be struggling just to stay in business. After all, three Super Walmarts have popped up within a 20-mile radius, and that’s seldom good news for local mom-and-pop stores.
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