I never imagined that the protest I did at Wal-Mart would have generated such a stir. I think over 2000 dealers have viewed the two YouTube videos Wow! I want to thank everyone for their comments, phone calls, and e-mails.
I’m all for competition and American free enterprise. But when I hear stories like Wal-Mart moving into a rural community, putting the two grocery stores and the one hardware store out of business, and leaving consumers only one place (Wal-Mart) to buy groceries or driving 50 miles, that doesn’t sound like free enterprise to me.
So what do we do now?
Step One: DSI tightens margins and lowers prices. Manufacturers support distributors with better prices and programs to level the playing field with the Wal-Marts and Best Buys of the world.