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".has been run by the same family, father-to-son.."

Many businesses (and business models) don't run 100 years.

The 'catalog store' had it's run from the late 1800s till the 1970s. Think Sears and Roebuck, Montgomery Wards, J.C. Whitneys and a hundred other publications.

the magazines and papers had a good run. Every town had a newspaper, many cities had 3 or 4 or 5 competing newspapers....now, most have one

Food stores? Hardware stores? Dry Goods? Clothing stores? Nearly all have had their run. Major food chains...A&P, Winn-Dixie, the one back in the Carolinas that grew - then burned out just as fast.... Now it's auto parts giants - Big food chains......the butcher shop, the fishmonger......the ice man...the milk man.....food brands....candy brands.....furniture stores! ....book stores!......



Along came the 'malls'.....that hurt main street..... then they got clobbered by the internet........

Some survive and do well like Hershey's.......others morph successfully.......



Cities probably have a higher continuation of family business.....

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