I understand your perspective. For some the convenience is worth it, and I'm sure that's part of the reason they've been successful.
All the stores I need are within a 4 block radius of my place, and it doesn't take me any longer stopping in each store than going to a Walmart. I usually get better quality as well by going to the smaller shops. To each their own, and whatever works best for them.
I was taking issue with the Semi's statement that it was somehow selfish for not caring about the destiny of a multinational corporation.
Argentina's business on Walmart bottom line means little
YES Amazon is hiring 100,000 new Employees. for LATAM ?.. Many Many Pimes will have to hire personnel en blanco to match that..?Didn't mean to say that Semi. Thought you were saying it was selfish of me for not caring about Walmart. Apologies if it was taken the wrong way.
I do like the small shops out of personal preference, but I also believe it's better for the community to patronize the shops versus enriching the already mega rich.
In some cases, mom and pop businesses are obviously not possible. Anything that needs massive scale like a company that manufactures sports wear like Nike, oil companies, airlines, etc. In the cases that there are rough equivalents, like, a large foreign grocery store versus a variety of small shops then it's better that the money that was flowing into Walmart now flows into smaller shops. These shops will then need to hire more people.