LET’S take a walk around the various outlets, starting at the top end of the town with HOUSEPROUD, who have been based on the Perth Road for almost 25 years.Houseproud sell a wide range of DIY products as well as beds, bedding, furniture and cookware.They have always sold good quality, fit for purpose stock at competitive prices when others have sold non branded and cheap products with limited success.Houseproud’s aim is to give good personal service and advice to their customers, as staff are well aware that people have a choice of where they shop and they want people who come to Houseproud to return.A short jog down the hill to Crieff’s East High Street are D GOURLAY BUTCHERS, who also have an outlet in King Street. Gourlay’s pride themselves on being a traditional family business. Customers can choose from a selection of locally farmed beef, lamb and pork and their homemade steak pies are a speciality.All of Gourlay’s sausages be it pork, beef or sliced are made with the same attention to detail that they have used for the last 58 years, using local ingredients.
Since then, we had some dry years, but we also had many wet years in which flooded cropland was the biggest problem. Some years have been warm; others have not. Generally, it seems to be true that our winters aren as severe as they used to be, but every now and then we still hit some really cold months..
But none of those businesses has managed to make the mobile payment dream come true. Square Wallet was retired in May of this year, and LevelUp lingers in obscurity. Isis, for its part, has not only failed to catch on, but might be responsible for torpedoing Google Wallet mobile payment effort of the gate when Verizon, in an effort to protect its own platform, blocked Google service from using NFC components on its devices..
Not just a retail implication, said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist at the National Retail Federation. Know it going to impact Main Street in many ways. It could be autos, manufacturing. McCann, which placed second on the A List, also won Creativity awards. The fervently lauded effigy “Fearless Girl,” cast for State Street Global Advisors, was awarded Experiential Campaign of the Year. With every industry award known to woman now clutched in her bronze fist, the statue, by sculptor Kristen Visbal, is being readied for a move to its new home in front of the New York Stock Exchange..
And greatbrands have readily identiable icons just ask Nike or Apple or Shell strong simple images that connect with customers. Newer logos get rid of the name of the products they sell entirely, often to avoid sounding dated or limiting the company’s scope. Starbucks dropped the word “coffee” from its logo for this reason, and Wendy’s de emphasis of hamburgers lets it play up its salads, chicken and other offerings.