Monday 12th of June 2017 01:50:27 AM
Having been in business since 1994, and partnering with a Franchise Titan, the Mighty GNC. I opened several stores. The recession came and went, if you want to call that a "recovery" ? By Obama's standards. 2010-2013 sales were great, double digit BLY. With tall residential towers to house the well healed popping up all around my locations the future looking more then profitable! Then came AMAZON and smart phones.Both decimated brick and mortar. Social Media became the norm and more relevant then just cat videos. I did'nt see it coming. I watched sales and customer counts drop! In denial and under a haze of pain pills and alcohol things got worse. Three years of declining sales, a pitiful lack of vision and leadership now places GNC right there with Radio Shack. 2017, time to sober up personally and professionally. This business model is obsolete, but I need to make it work for the term of my lease. Having used all other options, I turned to the Devil and made a deal. I got the money in 2 days.