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Record #:
12118
Abstract:
John W. Pope went into business with five small variety stores and built it into a chain of 326 stores under the name of Variety Wholesalers, Inc. Pope is President, Chairman and CEO of the Raleigh-based company. Stores operating under the Variety banner include Pope, Eagle, United, Value Mart, and Super-Dollar Stores.
Source:
We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 40 Issue 12, Dec 1982, p7-8, 12, 46, il, por
Record #:
36311
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Roses, opened in 1915, experienced an economic wilting by the early nineties, which necessitated its bankruptcy filing. In 1995, the Variety Wholesalers-owned chain blossomed anew with a narrowed marketing approach. This approach bore fruit in the opening of stores in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and the prospect of opening 30-40 new stores annually.
Record #:
36309
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Giving a considerable kick-start to America’s economy and job development is small businesses. Experts are hopeful the recent uptick in entrepreneurial ventures will bring the needed economic and occupational boost. The author believes this trend’s continuation includes making establishment of innovative and disruptive businesses possible for the next generation. Hood believed this was possible through activities such as entrepreneurship education programs through 4-H clubs and the Raleigh Children’s Business Fair.