Retailer Plays Wholesaler in Caribbean

Recently, Hanson Marketing learned about international expansion activity by Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, who sells directly to customers in Caribbean nations. Lowe’s directs buyers to its eight southern Florida retail locations to do the shopping (online) and quotes retail prices to commercial accounts as well as to individual shoppers. While prices are quoted at retail, it seems that the retailer’s variety, quality and price ranges make it attractive even to commercial buyers.

To date, neither Lowe’s nor Home Depot have any physical presence in the Caribbean, as volume and purchasing power don’t justify store placement. So, Lowe’s global retail-wholesale solution seems like the next best thing, and probably sets them up as authorized supplier for procurement by regional government and NGO/non-profits, too.

Interesting move to capture sales in a fast-growing, still-developing part of the Western Hemisphere.

Meanwhile, we see growth in the Caribbean for club warehouse retailers such as PriceSmart, offering finished goods and perishable food items to same customers.

Read up on the Lowe’s activity in the Caribbean here. And click here to see their trade-focused advertising: SKMBT_C45010123014400

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

In 2010, there were 83 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 112 posts. There were 58 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 28th with 42 views. The most popular post that day was Smart Channel Partner Formation and Collaboration: Online Tools.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were linkedin.com, facebook.com, hansonmarketing.net, en.wordpress.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for barnes and noble campus ambassador, barnes and nobles campus ambassador, uh la la fruit buddy, barnes and noble “campus ambassador, and calibaja manufacturing services.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Smart Channel Partner Formation and Collaboration: Online Tools June 2010

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Campus Marketing: Apple, Barnes & Noble Lead the Charge July 2010
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Cellular, Telecomm, Cable Providers Step Up at CTIA April 2010
2 comments

4

About March 2009

5

Border Governors Conference: US-Mexico Relations September 2010
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