It looks busy inside. The scheme looks like it is working.
New York-Offering free haircuts in the same department store where you will soon be able to take a load off and have a cup of joe might not save sales and profits of JC Penney, so new CEO Ron Johnson is (once again) thinking outside the box.
Hoping he could do for Penney’s what he did as an executive at Apple, Johnson was brought in as CEO late in 2011 to revitalize the company. But so far, his ideas of a new pricing scheme and the resulting commercials have only confused and driven away longtime customers, dragging down both sales and the company’s stock price, which is down nearly 50% since he was hired.
The Daily Quarterly has obtained this photo of an alleged fast food double agent. Her name: Wendy McDonald.
An unnamed source with ties to fast-food restaurant giant McDonald’s has told The Daily Quarterly exclusively that employees of McDonald’s have been getting themselves hired at fast-food competitor Wendy’s over the past 24 months, and have “systematically, slowly been destroying” the reputation of Wendy’s in an effort to drive the chain out of business.
“I mean, just think about it,” the source said. “When was the last time you had a pleasant dining experience at Wendy’s? Can you even remember? I seriously doubt it.”
The source said the plot started in the southeastern United States around July 2010, when people still on the McDonald’s payroll would go and get hired by Wendy’s. They were instructed to start off eager and with a good attitude, but to slowly start to treat customers shabbily and deliberately bungle orders, in the hopes that customers would leave the chain in droves and never return.
New York—Wall Street was buzzing Monday over the announcement that either Exxon-Mobil is in talks to buy Walmart, or that Walmart is in talks to buy Exxon-Mobil. But shares jumped sharply for both companies, though they’ll likely change their name soon or do something else once one of them get bought out. Unless they decide to merge. But it’s a big deal.
“I was thrilled when this deal happened,” business analyst Trevor Watson of Moore-Dearing Investments said. “Didn’t it happen already? They didn’t buy out each other last year? Really? Who am I thinking of? Hang on. Sharon? Get me my Exxon-Mobil binder, please. Who am I- Huh…Well, I’ll be damned. I thought this was old news. But, yeah, yeah, it’s a big deal. Yes.” Continue reading
Artist's impression of how the ever-expanding WalMart retail empire might appear circa 2300 A.D.
Bentonville, AR–A spokeswoman for Walmart said Friday over drinks that she is baffled that other retail chains are not only still around, but are trying to be successful.
“I just don’t get it,” Faye Burrell, Walmart’s Chief Information Officer said at the Holiday Inn & Suites bar out by the interstate. “Why in the hell don’t they just fold up their tents and go home? What are they trying to accomplish? Who are they trying to impress?”
She did concede, though, that founder Sam Walton’s vision of owning every retail market in the country and “showing those poor souls what retail domination is really like” would not be pleased that some department stores are still in existence.