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Ann Haney: One-stop shopping goes beyond the norm

Ann Haney • Updated Mar 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Consumers have finally adjusted to what Walmart introduced when they combined retail with grocery shopping a few years back. This smart move by Walmart gave it an edge on the market by providing all of a consumers needs at one convenient location. 

Since then, we have seen many stores mimic this on a smaller scale, “claiming one-stop shopping,” but they, in fact, offered a bare minimum of products for customers. 

Kohl’s shoppers may have noticed a decrease in inventory in their favorite local store in the past few months. Don’t worry. They are not going out of business, but they could be revamping its structure of business. 

Kohl’s has recently announced in an effort to get more shoppers to visit their stores. It’s decreasing inventory and sharing store space with grocers who would like to take participate. One such store that has accepted the proposal is Aldi. 

Will this happen in all areas of the country? No. However, it will happen in some, and it just may be here in Middle Tennessee. 

Each store will still operate independently of one another but will allow for the convenience of shoppers to buy that pair of shoes they needed and pick up the milk on the way out the door, all without finding another parking spot. 

Consumers may wonder exactly how this will work since one will be found inside the other. The answer is quite simple. Each will still have its specific area of entrance, own carts, checkouts, employees and management. 

So if you are wondering how procedure applies regarding their usual shopping policies, they will most likely continue to be the same. The biggest hope in this new endeavor is to create an ease of availability for consumers while creating more traffic flow for these retailers. 

So if you have been a Walmart one-stop shopper fan in the past – get ready to broaden your horizons and check out the competition. 

Ann Haney is a mother to six entrepreneurial-minded children, ordained minister, CEO of Aaron Publishing, founder of Ann Haney Ministries and Living In Abundance, nationwide motivational speaker, coupon specialist, empowerment coach and bestselling author of 20 published products, including her books, “Judgment Overruled,” “Exploding Into Successful Entrepreneurship,” “Single Steps In A Married World” and “Changing Your Life Through Couponing Financial Empowerment Series.” Ann Haney ministry’s vision is helping women know the root of their challenge and deliver them from the death grip it holds on their life by surfacing their inner beauty and confidence, helping young people discover their God-given purpose and pursue it with passion, helping men and women learn to use the resources available to them to overcome their circumstances and helping those recovering from life’s choices and challenges receive second chances without condemnation. Contact Ann at ann@annhaney.com to schedule a speaking engagement, individual coaching or view her website for more information at annhaney.com.

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