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A Million $$$’s doesn’t Guarantee Success…
Spring 2015 - Earlier this year the Kentucky General Assembly completed crafting and changing laws that impact citizens and businesses across the commonwealth. Coming from the convenience store and grocery wholesale business in my prior careers, becoming involved in the Kentucky legislative and regulatory world has been, let’s say, an “interesting” experience. What I have learned over the years from being involved in the obscure legislative process is this – the key to a winning legislative formula is YOU!
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Partnerships
From my days as a convenience store retailer in my father’s stores to my time working for the old Malone & Hyde/Fleming grocery wholesale companies, I’ve been involved with the wholesale business. I remember as a retailer how certain thoughts and attitudes about our wholesaler seemed to always lead me to points of conflict about our wholesaler relationship. Chief among the thoughts in my head at that time were “our wholesaler is only concerned about their business, not mine.” Or, “My wholesaler just wants to put the screws to me.” I’ll come back to these erroneous thoughts in a moment…
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Partnerships
Posted 10-20-14 - From my days as a convenience store retailer in my father’s stores to my time working for the old Malone & Hyde/Fleming grocery wholesale companies, I’ve been involved with the wholesale business. I remember as a retailer how certain thoughts and attitudes about our wholesaler seemed to always lead me to points of conflict about our wholesaler relationship. Chief among the thoughts in my head at that time were “our wholesaler is only concerned about their business, not mine.” Or, “My wholesaler just wants to put the screws to me.” I’ll come back to these erroneous thoughts in a moment… Of course, I was young at the time and without the tempering of age and experience to fully understand the dynamics of just what our wholesaler had to offer our family business that in most cases, would have actually made our successful business even more successful.
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