Andrew Corn

Andrew Corn
Contributor since: 2006
David,
in the value chain of big box retail there have been inventory shortages but little evidence of pricing pressure except where raw commodities such as food (wheat, corn etc) have direct impact.
Staying lean and mean has brought the revenue / assets (read inventory) / G&A expense ratios into logical ranges based on today's realities and even more, there perceptions.
The winners will be the firms that best manage this balance while investing enough in marketing and customer experience to keep customers, gain share and enter new niches.
Mick,
I enjoyed working with you. I know you will hit another home run. Stay in touch.
Andy