Second Teensy Walmart to Open

Guess I spoke too soon.

sprawl-martWal Mart is taking sprawl to a more intimate level. Last week I remarked that Bentonville appeared to be a convenience store gold mine and pondered why Wally World wasn’t getting in on the action. Well, turns out the retail giant recently opened its second “tiny” store- it’s only 2500 square feet! Both are located in universities and branded as Walmart Express.

Hot dogs from China, anyone?

Full story from CSP Net Online

 

Wal Mart Overlooks Convenience

Interesting battle for control of the convenience store landscape in the Land of Wal Mart.

According to CSP.net two c-store chains from Iowa are buying up property for new stores faster than pay-at-the-pump. Caseys’ and Kum-n-Go (tee hee) have opened more than a dozen new stores in Northwest Arkansas.

It surprises me that Bentonville hasn’t jumped into the fray. But I guess for some people Wal Mart is a convenience store? Yuck.

Mad Dash for Natural State Real Estate

 

Feed the Beast

Blogging Tips from Rex BrownOne of the best ways to increase traffic to your website or blog is to promote it through social media. It increases the number of inbound links to your site, allows you to reach a different audience or connect with your usual clientele at a different level. And best of all it’s free!

I detect grumbling coming from the back row.

What’s that? You say you don’t have the time to post links on Twitter or Facebook or LinkdIn every time you update your site. Well then, dear reader, you’re in luck. Because I’m going to tell you how make that happen automagically.

Continue reading Feed the Beast

End of the World Sale

First there was Black Friday.
Then there was Cyber Monday.
This year we discovered Grey Thursday.
Now it’s time to prepare for the end of the Mayan calendar. By shopping at Sam’s Club!

A recent email promo touts the wonderful selection of emergency supplies available from the Bentonville-based warehouse club. This is the first concrete proof I have seen that supports this theory that the world will end on December 21, 2012.

When Less is More

or Why the <More> Tag is Important

Blogging Tips from Rex BrownBloggers have it easy these days. Those dark and lonely nights spent learning HTML or wading through Cascading Style Sheets are long behind us. Well, most of us.

Tools like Google’s Blogger, Type Pad and WordPress have made world-class tools available to the masses for little or no cost. Today it’s perfectly sensible to launch off into the blogosphere with nothing more than an email address. Of course it helps if you have something to write about.

It also helps to have some grasp of the blogging tools that make your blog user-friendly. So instead of learning HTML try learning the ins and outs of your chosen blogging platform. Where to start? Why yes, I do happen to have a suggestion… Continue reading When Less is More