30 Mar '14, 4am

Pattern No.87: The fight against the franchise and the chain store

Pattern No.87: The fight against the franchise and the chain store

Ever increasing demand for profits create a tendency for shops to become larger. The larger they are the less personal their service is, and the more standardised their products become. Communities can only halt the spread of monoculture products and services if they prohibit all forms of franchise and chain stores placing limits on the size of stores in their neighbourhoods. The leaders of large chain stores and franchises care more for their shareholders than the communities they serve while slowly killing variety, quality and personal service. Alexander recommends that you, "Do what you can to encourage the development of individually owned shops. Approve applications for business licences only if the business is owned by those people who actually work and manage the store. " Towns like Riquewihr attract millions of visitors to France. Click on numbers 1-9 above to see ...

Full article: http://naturalhomes.org/pattern87.htm

Tweets

Do it look good?

charleskeith.com 31 Mar '14, 7am

There's no item in your shopping bag. | Online Store Credits : | Sign In | | Singapore | Search > Account Details Address ...

Duo-tone #sandals Shop Now:

charleskeith.com 03 Apr '14, 10am

There's no item in your shopping bag. | Online Store Credits : | Sign In | | Singapore | Search > Account Details Address ...

RubySimpleSearch version 0.0.3 released. Now LI...

rubygems.org 30 Mar '14, 3pm

It will search on the attributes that you provided to simple_search_attributes method

Casual #handbag Shop Now:

charleskeith.com 10 Apr '14, 10am

There's no item in your shopping bag. | Online Store Credits : | Sign In | | Singapore | Search > Account Details Address ...

Developers Battle Over Bitcoin Block Chain

Developers Battle Over Bitcoin Block Chain

coindesk.com 25 Mar '14, 8am

It’s surprising what worm-filled cans a new version of the bitcoin protocol will open. The core developers released a much...

@b_iLUHAN90 หรือ จะได้เก็บตังถูก

charleskeith.com 31 Mar '14, 1pm

There's no item in your shopping bag. | Online Store Credits : | Sign In | | Singapore | Search > Account Details Address ...