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One of my fondest memories of growing up as a Kid in Canada was the Catalogue Retailer, Consumers Distributing. In a nutshell you would walk into the store, look at a Catalogue, write down on a piece of paper the Catalogue number of the item you wanted and deliver it to the Service Counter. After a bit of a wait, your number would be called and like magic, your item would be waiting for you, ready to be cashed-out. I got my first Walkman (what iPods used to be) and after a night of camping out with my Parents, my Cabbage Patch Kid (Dougie) at the Retailer.
After ceasing operations in 1996, the Giant is on the verge of a big Comeback here in Canada, I spoke to CEO Marc King earlier today who told me, "I won't give too much away, but more details are coming next week in a Press Release. Consumers Distributing however, is coming back.". And there you have it! Isn't this exciting?
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