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Rural Nebraska Panhandle Job Loss

Bass  Pro  Shops announce  the  closing  of  the warehouse  facilities in  Sidney  Nebraska ,  (121  jobs )  and  Oshkosh  ( 40 jobs )  making  another  headline  in the  rural  communities  there  of   -  -   -

 

The  job  loss  will  be  felt  in  those  towns  again,  although  the  company  statement  Bass Pro Shops  stated it  remained  committed  to keeping  a  presence in  Sidney  , according  to  a  article  in  the  Lincoln Journal Star  -   -   -

 

Interesting,  as  to  how  some  off  farm , employment  loss,  may - might - could  affect  the  communities  involved - ?            

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Honored Advisor

Re: Rural Nebraska Panhandle Job Loss

Hate to see it, but I have had this uneasy feeling when I go into one of those (once a year), that our population spends a lot on entertainment....and they are marketing like they think they are only at the tip of the iceberg.

 

Especially if you consider investing in resort properties as marketing....??

 

Get the feeling that fewer and fewer pay attention to regional or national economics for those types of decisions..  and that can be a killer if your sole sales % is entertainment....based.   (or else the economis data out there is as bad as our political poling data.)

In the midwest we are going to be back to mail order goods, much quicker than we think if these established companies keep jumping off the bridge in the tech race....

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Rural Nebraska Panhandle Job Loss

In  discussions  with  folks  who  visited  the  stores ,  the  first  few  trips - years  there  was  a  great  appreciation  of  quality,  then  things  changed , gradually , eroding  to  imported  Asian  replicas  -   -   -

 

Agreed,  the  new  Monkey  ward  retail  electronic  catalog (  FREE SHIPPING )  fad  has  come  upon us  -  for  a  while , and  those  with  a  retail  Doctorate  Degree,  ( told  college  was  a must )  are  in  jeopardy  of  that  being  a  college  sales  pitch, rather than  a  getting a  science  or  math  major - maybe - ?      

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Honored Advisor

Re: Rural Nebraska Panhandle Job Loss

so right

 

One should never loose sight of the things that made it work in the first place.  And Cabela's more than most was quality based.

 

The moment that shirt doesn't look like it will outlast the others, the desire to pay more for it is gone.

Or the desire to trust the quality of a picture on a screen.

 

Those are fragile advantages.....

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