I guess, by now, most of the locals would have heard about this new huge franchise supermarket coming to town.
Is it good for the economy or not, that is not what I am going to discuss about here.
But whatever it is, one should grab all the opportunities and learn some business tactics from such regional, if not global, players.
The way how they market themselves, luring and having some MOU's with the local SMEs, creating job opportunities for the locals, plus some spill-off effect that other business gain from it.
Just by looking at their adverts, some "small shops" might step back (kira gagar, macam kalah sebelum bertanding), as some of the ads are spotted as far as more than 10KM radius, up to the border Kuala Lurah, and even to the neighbouring country i.e. Malaysia! ( mun inda caya agatah liat sendiri.)
Mother and child walking pass a closed shop.
Such competition exist everywhere, not only in business, but also in schools and offices etc.
A competitive world have two options, you can lose, or if you want to win, you can change.
A competitor is good at times, as it can stop you from being too complacent.
Furthermore, no body is perfect, even those huge one have their own weakness, which only those small ones could fulfill.
It is funny how, those customers who like to complaint, they are actually the one who will keeps on coming back for more, compared to those who does not complaint.
NOTE: Oh by the by, the shop on the above photo, is not a direct result of the new opening, but they're close because it was a public holiday. :)