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Steve Mills

Will they ever admit that their actions affected their bottom line?

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 10:05 AM
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  • Galatians 6:7

    -- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Sep 25, 2018, at 5:16 PM
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    Cracker Barrel's sales and stocks have sunk to disastrous lows as well.

    I guess the whole conservative Duck Dynasty thing didn't work out well for them either.

    -- Posted by RocketValentine on Wed, Sep 26, 2018, at 8:14 AM
  • To what does Cracker Barrel attribute the loss? Do they mention their social stances?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 26, 2018, at 8:24 AM
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    No. Cracker Barrel has yet to "admit that their actions effected their bottom line". Just my opinion. Kinda like yours about Starbucks.

    -- Posted by RocketValentine on Wed, Sep 26, 2018, at 11:03 AM
  • Cracker Barrel is doing just fine despite the fact that some libs are mad at them for embracing their conservative southern roots. Every time I go the place is packed.

    Fivebucks has every right to careen down the road of liberal lunacy if it so chooses, but don't count on them to admit that it has anything to do with their bottom line. Nor would I expect them to admit that their high prices to justify coffee snobbery have anything to do with it. I don't consider myself a Mickey D fan, but I would rather pay $5 for their coffee than $1 for Fivebucks coffee. And since the actual retail prices are the opposite, I certainly prefer McDonald's.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Sep 26, 2018, at 11:50 AM
  • -- Posted by RocketValentine on Wed, Sep 26, 2018, at 1:47 PM
  • "Our traffic was challenged, particularly with lighter users and during the dinner daypart, some of which was attributable to our menu" What the heck does that say? Are you a "lighter user"? Is "daypart" lunch or after lunch?

    "customers have grown accustomed to the markdowns they see at mall-based retailers, and Cracker Barrel hasn’t done a good enough job of showing off its lower cost items." I rarely considered Cracker Barrel items in the same league as Walmart, or have they changed inventory?

    She said the company is working to “highlight value on the merchandise floor.” Lower cost items are "value" items? Interesting mix of words.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 26, 2018, at 4:33 PM
  • cracker barrel and starbucks have social stances?

    -- Posted by lazarus on Thu, Sep 27, 2018, at 11:48 AM
  • Welcome back Laz.

    I am more aware of Starbucks' https://www.seattletimes.com/business/starbucks/starbucks-as-citizen-schultz-goe... but no so much Cracker Barrel. I think they are being criticized for conservative views but I was asking the question since some mentioned Cracker Barrel's slump.

    But what about Nike and Kappernick? Any repercussions. The NFL and their players?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 27, 2018, at 8:42 PM
  • good to be back, steve.

    i went for a little walk this summer.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Fri, Sep 28, 2018, at 1:23 AM
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