A friend sent me this:
Great discussion on how corporate america really works big box stores.
Did you read this?
I work for the federal government and my job is run almost exactly as posted in the above.
My local Joann's is 20 minutes away. My best fabric store - Fabric Depot, is a good 30 minutes away. It's often faster to drive to Fabric Depot to get a few items than wait in line at Joann's. Of course there is that dreaded carbon footprint of driving more and longer distances....