For all my confidence, I hadn't had a day's experience in running a variety store, so Butler Brothers sentme for two weeks' training to the Ben Franklin inArkadelphia,Arkansas. After that, I was on my own,and we opened for business onSeptember 1, 1945. Our store was a typical old variety store, 50 feetwide and 100 feet deep, facingFront Street, in the heart of town, looking out on the railroad tracks. Backthen, those stores had cash registers and clerk aisles behind each counter throughout the store, and theclerks would wait on the customers. Self-service hadn't been thought of yet. Here is what the presidential citation said of Dad: The next day a consultation was held, and it was decided that Oliver and his mother and Mr. Bundy should go on to New York at once, and that hostilities should be initiated against Mr. Kenyon. No, sir; I want something solid, that won't fly away. I've worked for my money and don't want to lose it. Believe it or not, we haven't changed that basic formula from five stores to two thousand stores. In fact,we are actually operating at a far lower percentage today in office overhead than we did thirty years ago,and that includes tremendous expenses for computer support and distribution center supportthough notthe actual cost of running the distribution centers. Really, it includes everything that we supply centrally inthe way of support for the stores. 成年人黄视频大全_成年人黄视频在线观看_第一改装网 [Pg 160] Today, we have a 90,000-square-foot store in Harrison. Down the road in Springdale, we were trying tolearn something else: would a really big, nice store work in a larger town We opened a35,000-square-foot Wal-Mart there, and it quickly became our number-one store in sales. Just to giveyou some idea of how the whole concept has changed over the years, we recently opened a gigantic185,000-square-foot store in Springdale, and the store in Rogers today is 135,000 square feetcompared to 18,000 for the original old number one.