Wednesday, December 24, 2008

L.L. Bean kicking to the curb?

Very sad news today that the venerable L.L. Bean cataloger and direct marketer is facing the troubled times with something of a scary approach: layoffs. This is a company that, to my knowledge, has never endured the contractions that so many retail chains have, and they've preserved that classic Yankee/Maine feeling of "toughing it out together."

I hope they find a third way, as I'd love to see them be a model for so many other companies in this, like they have in so many other ways.

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