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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2005, 11:08:06 AM »

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The interesting thing is if you look at the history of Wal-mart, they also started pretty much the same way as Ames, they built stores where there were none. They have just been better at doing business in places they are not the only store in town, where Ames was unable to do that.


I have to agree with this poster; Ames' problems came as Walmart, and to a lesser degree, Target, fully expanded their national reaches into the Northeast.  Ames did very well in the small towns where there was no competition.  

On the flip side, look at Ames' top selling store...2542 in Washington DC.  There were no other big box retailers in DC proper, and this store flourished.

When there was little competition, we did well.  When the big boys began to put the squeeze on, we didn't have a solid plan to react, and tended to bounce from one short to mid range solution to another.
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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2005, 11:19:14 PM »

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The interesting thing is if you look at the history of Wal-mart, they also started pretty much the same way as Ames, they built stores where there were none. They have just been better at doing business in places they are not the only store in town, where Ames was unable to do that.


I have to agree with this poster; Ames' problems came as Walmart, and to a lesser degree, Target, fully expanded their national reaches into the Northeast.  Ames did very well in the small towns where there was no competition.  

On the flip side, look at Ames' top selling store...2542 in Washington DC.  There were no other big box retailers in DC proper, and this store flourished.

When there was little competition, we did well.  When the big boys began to put the squeeze on, we didn't have a solid plan to react, and tended to bounce from one short to mid range solution to another.


I agree. Ames had no solid plan, so it bounced around trying to survive, fearing the worst, praying for the best. Ames just simply couldn't build any momentum.
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2005, 07:27:49 PM »

Ames Is returning!  Keep hope.     My profile has my contact info.  All can help!

  Andy
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2005, 11:32:18 PM »

I have my doubts about this whole deal. It's one of those things i wont believe it, until i see it. When things sound too good to be true, they really are!
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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2005, 11:23:06 AM »

I think we were being played for fools, but i refuse to fall for it. I would hope no one is really that stupid!
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« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2005, 02:25:24 PM »

Trust me and Chris on this one!
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« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2005, 05:21:00 AM »

there are to resions why ames went out

1 was because of the mearger with hills witch cause them to clsoed stores down and also caused them to file for ch11 and they tryed many times to stay in there but it was hard for them being in ch11 and haveing stores such as wal mart opeing in there ariea dident help they also had to closed many stores and many of there stores were out dated useing the loooks of the fomer stores such as Kings Zayre Jamesway Bradlees caldor ect they just man took down teh logo and put up there they did nothing to keep much of there stores up to date and with the ecommie softing  all this put togther will = a death of a stores it sad to see it happen though :(


ames closed in a diffrebt way then caldor and bradlees did

with bradlees it was a soften ecomty closing to many stores and comtishion from wal mart and such

caldor closed cause they were deep in debt and no matter how many stores they closed they couldent get out of it witch is why they had to go the coptishion from wal mart dident help them eather caldor also opened stores when they were in ch 11 but they first stated closing stores in late 1996 and again in 1998 before GOB IN 1999


the same storey is waht happned int Service Merchandise and Montgomery Ward
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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2005, 02:53:41 PM »

Ames acquired too quickly. Their focus was on size. The mind set: the more stores we have the better we will do! Not really.. if they would have focused on the markets they were already in and put money into stores that over-preformed then Ames may have not been as big, but they might still be around to this very day!
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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2006, 06:52:36 PM »

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Ames acquired too quickly. Their focus was on size. The mind set: the more stores we have the better we will do! Not really.. if they would have focused on the markets they were already in and put money into stores that over-preformed then Ames may have not been as big, but they might still be around to this very day!


the merger of kmart and sears does not seem to have helped much. it says kmart is doing better than sears.
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« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2006, 10:22:25 PM »

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Ames acquired too quickly. Their focus was on size. The mind set: the more stores we have the better we will do! Not really.. if they would have focused on the markets they were already in and put money into stores that over-preformed then Ames may have not been as big, but they might still be around to this very day!


the merger of kmart and sears does not seem to have helped much. it says kmart is doing better than sears.
maby kmart will stay around longer they have imporved over the years wel at leats teh kmarts hear have but i see sears might end up like motgomery ward sad to say cause just like wards they hahve tryed so hard to stay in there
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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2006, 12:26:26 AM »

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Ames acquired too quickly. Their focus was on size. The mind set: the more stores we have the better we will do! Not really.. if they would have focused on the markets they were already in and put money into stores that over-preformed then Ames may have not been as big, but they might still be around to this very day!


the merger of kmart and sears does not seem to have helped much. it says kmart is doing better than sears.
maby kmart will stay around longer they have imporved over the years wel at leats teh kmarts hear have but i see sears might end up like motgomery ward sad to say cause just like wards they hahve tryed so hard to stay in there


sears could turn around you never know. montgomery ward never tried hard and their merchandise was not as good. the sears essentials concept does not see to work. people probably thing, different name, same kind of store.
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« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2006, 01:21:12 AM »

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Ames acquired too quickly. Their focus was on size. The mind set: the more stores we have the better we will do! Not really.. if they would have focused on the markets they were already in and put money into stores that over-preformed then Ames may have not been as big, but they might still be around to this very day!


the merger of kmart and sears does not seem to have helped much. it says kmart is doing better than sears.
maby kmart will stay around longer they have imporved over the years wel at leats teh kmarts hear have but i see sears might end up like motgomery ward sad to say cause just like wards they hahve tryed so hard to stay in there


sears could turn around you never know. montgomery ward never tried hard and their merchandise was not as good. the sears essentials concept does not see to work. people probably thing, different name, same kind of store.


yes ward sdid try to have a compact stores tehy were called Lechmere and Electrice ave & more and they dident do so well and i dont this teh Sears essentials is working verey well yea it will be sad to see sears go away but u never know they might turn around but im seeing a simaler pattern to Montgomery ward in a way
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