Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wanna buy a watch? PHL vendor has 'em

When PHL began to upgrade its retail stores in the mid-1990s, rolling carts with one type of merchandise for sale were seen by some as a temporary solution to the problem of limited selection. But they proved popular, and today the carts are an integral part of the broad array of products a traveler can buy at the airport. Beat reporter Linda Loyd has fun, readable feature story today about the merchant who has operated a cart the longest -- 16 years. He is thriving today selling watches, a product that people supposedly weren't buying anymore because they tell time with cell phones and other devices. Read it all at this link...

Wanna buy a watch? PHL vendor has 'em

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When PHL began to upgrade its retail stores in the mid-1990s, rolling carts with one type of merchandise for sale were seen by some as a temporary solution to the problem of limited selection. But they proved popular, and today the carts are an integral part of the broad array of products a traveler can buy at the airport. Beat reporter Linda Loyd has fun, readable feature story today about the merchant who has operated a cart the longest -- 16 years. He is thriving today selling watches, a product that people supposedly weren't buying anymore because they tell time with cell phones and other devices. Read it all at this link...   

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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