Instrument store – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:04:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Instrument store – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 4 Season Garden Supply and Blooming Hydroponics in West Casper https://swedishmusicshop.com/4-season-garden-supply-and-blooming-hydroponics-in-west-casper/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:19:05 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/4-season-garden-supply-and-blooming-hydroponics-in-west-casper/ With the changing of the guard from Wyoming’s dry thunderstorms to summer’s high 80s and 90s, new garden gurus have come to town. A joint venture between a man with a green thumb and a veteran has spawned 4 Seasons Garden Supply and Hydroponics in Casper. “Budd was a client of mine from a previous […]]]>

With the changing of the guard from Wyoming’s dry thunderstorms to summer’s high 80s and 90s, new garden gurus have come to town. A joint venture between a man with a green thumb and a veteran has spawned 4 Seasons Garden Supply and Hydroponics in Casper.

“Budd was a client of mine from a previous business,” said Neil, co-owner of 4 Seasons Garden Supply. “I had helped him with several of his home greenhouses and Budd was looking for something to do to help local veterans and the community.”

Neil and Budd launched 4 Seasons Garden Supply and Hydroponics together in January 2022.

“He makes it all so simple,” Budd commented of his partner.

“We got acquainted when I was relatively green and just getting started with hydroponics. I visited his store almost daily, showed him my greenhouses, and he told me I could do so much more with it. what I had. We worked together to fully automate the greenhouse and create a recirculating hydroponics system in no time.”

Months later, the two reflected and came together as partners for the expansion of their new store.

The appeal of the business, according to Neil, is that “we have high quality soils, high quality nutrients and everything for the novice gardener to the commercial grower”.

With 25 years of experience in between, they provide customers with a wealth of knowledge about growing in Wyoming’s harsh, dry soils.

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Budd shared, “I want people to know – whether they’ve been gardening forever or are new to it – I want them to know that if I can do it, you can do it. With Neil’s help he helped me understand the right nutrients needed for accelerated growth and high quality produce.

Budd continued, “As far as we know, we are the only hydroponics store in Wyoming with this service and product capability. Much of what we have you can only find on the internet.

Both men insist they are experts in hydroponics, but what is hydroponics?

“To me, at a basic level,” Neil said, “hydroponics is able to grow anything in a medium without soil. There are many forms of hydropower, depending on what you want to grow. just depends on your needs and what you are trying to accomplish.

“Hydropower is very versatile depending on what you want to grow. Imagination is your limit,” Budd said.

He added: “It’s the ability to grow high quality plants two to three times faster without soil.”

They discussed the number of people using different hydroponics methods. Some include deep water culture, aeroponics, nutrient film technique, and aquaponics.

In addition to helping customers across the state grow healthy plants, the pair also aim to educate and teach people about hydroponics, aquaponics, microgreens and how to grow their own food. .

“Microgreens are the fastest growing plants that give you five to 10 times more nutrition than the fully mature plant,” Budd said.

Another instrument that allows 4 Seasons Garden Supply to remain rooted in the community is its outreach to veterans.

Budd, a veteran, expressed his feelings: “Because I was a combat veteran, I worked and will continue to work with veterans. As this place grows, we aim to hire veterans, nurture them, and give them a purpose away from war.

Neil explained: “When Budd and I got together, he mentioned how many veterans come home from touring not knowing how to cope with everyday life. For many of them, gardening has become a form of liberation; that’s what we pass on to 4 Seasons.

With that comes a bold message, “Veteran Strong,” and a lot of that comes from Budd and Neil’s experiences together.

“It sounds so simple: we just want people to feed themselves, become more independent, and grow their own produce,” Budd concluded.

To learn more about 4 Seasons Garden Supply and Hydroponics, stop by and see the guys at 5104-A CY Ave. or call 307-315-1204.

You can also find them at www.4seasonshydro.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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The story of a trumpet https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-story-of-a-trumpet/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:55:07 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-story-of-a-trumpet/ The other day I took our son to trade in his old trumpet and buy a new one. He’s going to high school in a few months and he’ll be playing trumpet in the band. As we look to ninth grade, it seemed like a good time to upgrade his instrument from the one he’s […]]]>

The other day I took our son to trade in his old trumpet and buy a new one. He’s going to high school in a few months and he’ll be playing trumpet in the band. As we look to ninth grade, it seemed like a good time to upgrade his instrument from the one he’s had since fourth grade.

I sat in the music store and watched our son try out each of the trumpets on display, one by one. He immediately knew which one he liked the most, even though they all sounded quite similar to my untrained ears. We put his old horn back on and came away with a brand new, sleek, shiny and sleek one.

One of the greatest gifts of being a parent is seeing your children discover their passions and then pursue them. When we met this child – then a toddler – almost 13 years ago in a government office in China, I could never have guessed what his talents and interests would be. There are so many and meeting each one was a pleasant surprise.

Now here we are, living in a house where I trip over instrument cases on my way out and stoop outside so I can take a phone call away from practice.

It really is a wonderful life.

I found myself thinking about how our new high schooler found his way to the trumpet. I never thought I’d introduce him to copper. But God had another plan.

As he finished third grade, my husband and I realized we had to change primary schools. We had no other choice, but I remember crying during the school closing mass that spring. I wanted so badly that nothing changed. I prayed, as I so often do, not for the clarity I already had, but for the acceptance I needed.

As the door closed on this chapter of our lives, it was hard to see the light pouring through the window God was opening for us. But we soon found that their new school provided opportunities for our two sons. One of the many amazing discoveries was an outstanding instrumental music program that gave them so much focus and enjoyment.

There were so many times I couldn’t see how an ending would lead to a beautiful new beginning. But watching our son skillfully play his new trumpet during this season of transition and change has been a poignant reminder that God’s plan is more wonderful than I can see.

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After a decade of lowering barriers to art, Piano. To push. To play. rolls over https://swedishmusicshop.com/after-a-decade-of-lowering-barriers-to-art-piano-to-push-to-play-rolls-over/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 12:00:40 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/after-a-decade-of-lowering-barriers-to-art-piano-to-push-to-play-rolls-over/ Your browser does not support the audio element. Megan McGeorge is flanked by half a dozen upright pianos, each adorned with colorful, sometimes wild decorations. Today she decided to play one with a huge snarling tiger painted on the front. “The bench [has] tiger stripes,” McGeorge said, pointing to the instrument. “And on the back […]]]>

Megan McGeorge is flanked by half a dozen upright pianos, each adorned with colorful, sometimes wild decorations. Today she decided to play one with a huge snarling tiger painted on the front.

“The bench [has] tiger stripes,” McGeorge said, pointing to the instrument. “And on the back there’s also tiger stripes. And if we open the top, which we’ll do in a second, there’s a little brain – a little tiger brain. The artists really go above and beyond .

These beautiful works are all part of Piano. To push. To play. It is an annual interactive art installation founded and directed by McGeorge.

Artist Lucas Beaufort paints a piano for piano. To push. To play.

Henry Cromett / Courtesy of Piano. To push. To play.

“And they’re on the streets of Portland,” she said. “They are in your public parks. They are in the courts of the city. And they are for everyone to play and enjoy.

His organization has humble roots. A little over a decade ago, McGeorge was walking down NW Burnside Street in Portland when she and a group of friends encountered a cellist playing on the sidewalk.

“We all stopped in our tracks and just stood there and had this moment that felt really transcendent,” McGeorge recalled. “It was so beautiful. And I remember saying to my friends at the time, ‘I wish I could do that.’

McGeorge is a trained musician, but her favorite instrument is the piano. Its size and weight make an impromptu performance on a sidewalk seemingly impossible. But undeterred, she pursued the idea and contacted the nearby Portland Piano Company to see if they would lend her a piano to play on the sidewalk in downtown Portland. To his surprise, they accepted.

The company even added a rickety cart to help move the instrument.

A fluorescent piano designed by artist Chet Malinow for for Piano.  To push.  To play.

A fluorescent piano designed by artist Chet Malinow for for Piano. To push. To play.

Benji Vuong / Courtesy of Piano. To push. To play.

“Me and a few friends, every Thursday that summer, we would go to Portland Piano Co. at 3 a.m. and pick up that piano and push it down the street,” McGeorge explains. “Then we would park it and take turns playing for people.”

McGeorge’s friend, the musician and artist known as Jane, worked at the nearby Ace Hotel and was part of this first team of volunteers.

“We literally pushed the piano from that store to the corner where American Apparel was,” he says. “That’s how it started. She just needed help moving furniture, and I helped push the piano, hence the name.

Piano. To push. To play.

The following year McGeorge moved to the current form of the project where painted pianos are installed at various locations around the city for public use. Artists like Jane enjoy nearly unlimited creative license in their design. He finished his first piano in 2020.

“I ended up getting stuck on this line: ‘Black Is Love.’ I wanted to put it on a pristine background instead of something black, so we went with an all-white piano,” he recalls. “To kind of represent the growth and beauty that comes out of it. [of the piano and phrase], we have drawn dahlias and beautiful flowers on the side in metallic paints. It was kind of a whirlwind to get it done in time, but it sure was a lot of fun.

But there is a rule. Each piano must be adorned with the phrase: “Please play me.”

An impressionistic pastel piano designed by Maja Dlugolecki for Piano.  To push.  To play.

An impressionistic pastel piano designed by Maja Dlugolecki for Piano. To push. To play.

Benji Vuong / Courtesy of Piano. To push. To play.

It may seem like a minor detail, but for Kyle O’Quin, who plays keyboards for the Grammy Award-winning band Portugal. The Man., these three words are what makes Piano. To push. To play. unique.

“Most of the pianos you see – and I can tell you this from personal experience – in hotels and such all have signs that say, ‘Please don’t play this piano. Do not play this piano under any circumstances. It’s not for you. We don’t want you to play it. They’re very unattractive,” says O’Quin.

O’Quin and his bandmates, all of whom are longtime supporters of the project, admire its goal of lowering barriers to art.

“Unfortunately, many people don’t have access to a piano. It makes it more accessible and less pretentious,” he says.

And that’s important because O’Quin argues that the piano is the most democratic instrument.

“It’s timeless. You can play anything on it,” he says before rattling off a list of songs ranging from Wu-Tang Clan’s “CREAM” to compositions by Chopin and Scott Joplin.

“You have 88 notes, a few pedals and your imagination,” says O’Quin. “It’s one of the things I love about the piano. It really covers all the time.

A Jimi Hendrix themed piano designed by Daren Todd for Piano.  To push.  To play.

A Jimi Hendrix themed piano designed by Daren Todd for Piano. To push. To play.

Benji Vuong / Courtesy of Piano. To push. To play.

O’Quin’s enthusiasm for the piano. To push. To play. is not isolated. Over the past decade, the project has grown in scope and size. He has partnered with organizations such as the Portland Art Museum and Portland Parks and Recreation. The band has also received funding from prominent musicians like jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.

All Piano. To push. Play founder Megan McGeorge no longer pushes a piano down Burnside Street every Thursday afternoon, her mission remains the same.

“It’s a community-building machine,” says McGeorge.

“People have to remember that the things inside of them – their music, their art – are special things that you have to share.”

Piano. To push. To play. is hosting a launch concert on July 1 at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. Locations for this year’s piano batch will be announced at the event.

A tiger-themed piano made by piano artist Caleb Jay.  To push.  To play.

A tiger-themed piano made by piano artist Caleb Jay. To push. To play.

Benji Vuong / Courtesy of Piano. To push. To play.

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An innovative ferroelectric material could allow https://swedishmusicshop.com/an-innovative-ferroelectric-material-could-allow/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:42:38 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/an-innovative-ferroelectric-material-could-allow/ Article Highlight | June 22, 2022 First report of room-temperature ferroelectricity in bulk hafnia may extend Moore’s Law for data storage. DOE/US Department of Energy image: The structure of yttrium-doped hafnia dioxide crystals (partially shaded orange) exhibit ferroelectric polarization (blue arrows) that changes direction when the external electric field is reversed. see After Credit: Image […]]]>

Article Highlight | June 22, 2022

First report of room-temperature ferroelectricity in bulk hafnia may extend Moore’s Law for data storage.

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Science

Ferroelectric materials are substances with spontaneous electrical polarization. Polarization refers to the separation of negative and positive charges in a material. For ferroelectric materials, this means that the “memory” of the material’s previous state (called hysteresis) can store information in a manner similar to magnetic storage devices such as hard drives. Ferroelectric materials based on the hafnium element are promising because they are more compatible with today’s silicon computer circuits than other potential materials. In the past, researchers obtained ferroelectricity on ultrathin films. These films can be delicate and difficult to use. Scientists have now reported the first experimental evidence of room temperature ferroelectricity in crystals made of a hafnium-based compound, bulk yttrium-doped hafnium dioxide.

The impact

Hafnia-based ferroelectric materials have many advantages for computer memory. They offer high speed, durability, low operating power, and the ability to retain data when power is lost. However, researchers do not fully understand these materials. This research has developed an innovative ferroelectric material based on bulk hafnia. The results provide information about the behavior of these materials and how to control them. The results also remove the upper size limit of materials, making these materials easier to use in real-world applications. The large sample size will facilitate further experiments to better understand the ferroelectric properties of the material. This in turn will help researchers create next-generation non-volatile memory devices.

Summary

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore postulated in 1965 that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double every two years, a prediction known as Moore’s Law. Since then, chipmakers have been able to maintain this rate of miniaturization, but face increasing challenges due to the laws of physics. Hafnia-based ferroelectric materials can help further miniaturize nonvolatile memory devices, but researchers have not developed a bulk form of the material. The new yttrium-doped ferroelectric hafnium dioxide developed in this research could enable such development, leading to increased use of hafnia on computer chips and the extension of Moore’s Law.

A team of researchers led by Rutgers University performed neutron powder diffraction measurements on yttrium-doped hafnium dioxide using the POWGEN, a general-purpose powder diffractometer instrument at Spallation Neutron Source, a Department of Energy (DOE) user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). POWGEN is a high-resolution powder neutron diffractometer that allows the characterization of the crystalline, magnetic and local structures of new polycrystalline materials. The team synthesized single crystals of yttrium-doped hafnium dioxide at varying levels of yttrium doping and ground them into powder for characterization. The POWGEN data showed that at certain doping levels, the raw phases were stable and the oxygen atoms shifted to allow reversible polarization, thus confirming the ferroelectricity of hafnia at room temperature. Other measurements, including the polarization-electric field hysteresis loop and computer simulations, supported the structural analyses, representing an important step towards future hafnia-based technologies.

Funding

The research was supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s EPiQS-funded Center for Quantum Materials Synthesis, Rutgers University, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Defense. Neutron characterization was performed with the Spallation Neutron Source, a DOE Office of Science user facility at ORNL.

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Corrales thrift store that funds animal rescue needs saving https://swedishmusicshop.com/corrales-thrift-store-that-funds-animal-rescue-needs-saving/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:25:30 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/corrales-thrift-store-that-funds-animal-rescue-needs-saving/ Volunteer Carron Hardin, left, and store worker Gabby Ruth at work at Secondhand Treasures in Corrales. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had,” Ruth said. The store may close, but “it’s not a bankrupt business”. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) CORRALES – LouAnn Jordan recalls the time a man walked into Secondhand Treasures, the Corrales Road […]]]>
Volunteer Carron Hardin, left, and store worker Gabby Ruth at work at Secondhand Treasures in Corrales. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had,” Ruth said. The store may close, but “it’s not a bankrupt business”. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

CORRALES – LouAnn Jordan recalls the time a man walked into Secondhand Treasures, the Corrales Road thrift store, and discovered a didgeridoo, an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument played by vibrating the lips to produce a strange drone , almost from another world.

“The gentleman knew how to play those horns,” said Jordan, a thrift store volunteer. “He played it, then he turned around and bought it.”

So what are the chances that a Corrales customer knows how to play an exotic instrument from Down Under?

It does not matter. What are the chances that a store in Corrales has such an instrument among its merchandise?

At Secondhand Treasures, where you can buy everything from a platter of antique deviled eggs to a brightly painted papier-mâché duck, the odds might be better than you think.

“You’re journeying through a little treasure you didn’t know you needed – scarves, handbags, shirts and dresses,” said dedicated customer Debbie Haycraft. “I love the jewelry table that makes cute little gifts because (the jewelry) is so reasonably priced.”

Items sold at the store are donated by the public.

Store volunteer Carron Hardin said her husband had made a rule that if she bought anything at the store, she had to give something to him. She doesn’t pay attention to the rule.

“But when it comes to donations, if you’re into sustainability, like we all have to be, instead of the landfill, you can take things to this store, a place where somebody walks in and it’s best thing they’ve ever seen,” Hardin said. “And in the end, 100% of the proceeds go to animals in need, and that really breaks my heart.”

Secondhand Treasures, open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, is operated by Southwest Animal Rescue Fund Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help animals, primarily dogs, in need.

“Anything that helps animals is worthwhile. It’s the right thing to do,” Haycraft said. “There are always people in this store. There is usually a rescue dog running around or behind the counter. I am disappointed that they are not open every day.

The fact is, however, that Secondhand Treasures might not be open for much longer.

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Nancy Baumgardner, president of the Southwest Animal Rescue Fund and director of Secondhand Treasures, sits among the store’s eclectic, often stylish, sometimes eccentric inventory. Usually, it’s a cheerful setting that buzzes with a positive vibe.

But that day, Baumgardner is disturbed by the noise made by men putting up a sign in the parking lot of the store. The sign indicates that the property is for sale.

The owners are selling the building and the land it sits on for more than SWARF, which leases the space, can afford to pay.

“It’s pretty much inevitable that we have to shut down,” Baumgardner said. “We looked at every property up and down Corrales Road and found nothing.” She said the company needed a site of at least 3,000 square feet.

The building that now houses it, the original site of the Frontier Mart community grocery store and later the Bunkhouse furniture company, measures 3,500 square feet.

“We want to stay in Corrales,” Baumgardner said. “It’s a destination area. We get regular visitors during the Balloon Fiesta (Albuquerque International).”

But it is also a central point of the village.

“It’s a place where anyone can donate their stuff, a place where people can meet friends and neighbors,” she said.

Customer Abby Dix buys glassware, “beautiful tableware” and horse gear from Secondhand Treasures.

“It’s not like a normal thrift store,” Dix said. “It’s really high quality. Everyone is nice and they seem to know you. The store is really well organized and stocked. I donate to it every time I move or clean the house – tables, chairs, books, household items. It’s a great resource for people and a wonderful thing for dogs.

“Here is the plan”

Secondhand Treasures has been in business, still in its current location, for over 11 years. The store was closed for nearly 14 months at the height of the pandemic, but despite that, it funneled half a million dollars in payments for vet bills, food, boarding, transportation, rehabilitation, training and sterilization procedures, Baumgardner said.

“Until the last few years (SWARF) has done a lot of direct rescue, like removing dogs from high-mortality shelters around New Mexico, nurturing them until they’re physically and mentally ready for adoption. and find homes for them,” she said. . “But it’s such emotionally and physically draining, heartbreaking work.”

Now, the organization is focused on funding other New Mexico animal rescue and assistance organizations, such as NMDOGS, OSCAR Foundation, Argos, and Spay-Neuter Coalition of New Mexico.

Baumgardner said SWARF has donated funds to international groups engaged in rescuing war animals in Ukraine and provided assistance to those helping animals affected by wildfires in New Mexico. SWARF also maintains a sanctuary for elderly, sick, injured and other animals that are not adoptable.

Even if Secondhand Treasures closes, Baumgardner said the rescue fund will continue its work.

“We have some money in the bank,” she said. ” Here is the plan. We will have one week sales at reduced prices, but not promotional prices. We will donate a lot (goods) to the OSCAR Foundation. Then we’ll store the rest at my house and have garage sales, maybe online sales.

But it won’t be the same.

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Beth Quinn, a retired K-8 teacher from Albuquerque Public Schools, is in charge of the used book section at Secondhand Treasures.

“You walk in here and you’re in this cabin full of goods,” she said. “I try not to bring something home every day. Books are my baby. Mostly (I buy) books; a few works of art, small watercolors; and small wooden boxes because everyone needs wooden crates.

“Volunteers are full of energy and outgoing. Everyone gets along. It’s the kind of place you can’t wait to go.

Volunteer Jordan first became involved with SWARF when she asked for his help in rescuing a dog from a small town animal shelter. Now she owns the dog whose rescue she initiated and once a week she drives the 80 mile, hour and a quarter drive from San Acacia in Socorro County to work at the store.

“It’s a great group of women, all wanting to help animals, all of us here for the animals,” she said of the store’s volunteers.

The half-dozen volunteers are between 60 and 70 years old.

But Gabby Ruth, the only paid employee of Secondhand Treasure, is 30 years old. Due to the uncertain future of the store, she is looking for another job, but she does not want to leave the thrift store.

“Working there was honestly the best job I’ve ever had,” Ruth said. “Everyone knows each other and helps each other. It’s good to see where the profits go. It’s a warm atmosphere. »

Ruth said the stores’ customers range in age from young teenagers to older adults.

“We have a Christmas corner – decorations, mugs, nutcrackers – sold all year round. We have rocks – mica, petrified wood with copper, banite, fluorite. Someone came here one day and bought $600 worth of stones.

She paused as she looked around the store she had known for years but changed every day. She still holds out hope that another property will become available in Corrales, but she realizes that time is running out on this site.

“It’s sad because it’s not a bankrupt company,” she said. “It’s a really successful business and people love it. But we have to go.

UpFront is the Journal’s front-page news and opinion column. Comment directly to Ollie Reed at 505-823-3916 or oreed@abqjournal.com.

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Global Retail and Wholesale Market Opportunities and Strategies to 2030: Impact and Recovery from COVID-19 https://swedishmusicshop.com/global-retail-and-wholesale-market-opportunities-and-strategies-to-2030-impact-and-recovery-from-covid-19/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 07:56:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/global-retail-and-wholesale-market-opportunities-and-strategies-to-2030-impact-and-recovery-from-covid-19/ ReportLinker provides strategists; marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global retail and wholesale market as it emerges from the COVID 19 lockdown. New York, June 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Retail And Wholesale Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2030: COVID-19 […]]]>

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The description:
Where is the largest and fastest growing market for retail and wholesale? How does the market relate to the overall economy; demographics and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market in the future? The Global Retail and Wholesale Market Report answers all these questions and more.
The report covers market characteristics; size and growth; segmentation; regional and national breakdowns; competitive landscape; market shares; trends and strategies for this market. It traces historical and forecast market growth by geography.

It places the market in the context of the broader retail and wholesale market; and compares it with other markets.

The report covers the following chapters
Executive Summary – The executive summary section of the report provides a brief overview and summary of the report.
Report structure – This section gives the structure of the report and the information covered in the different sections.
Introduction – This section gives the retail and wholesale market segmentation by geography, type and property covered in this report.
Market Characteristics – The market characteristics section of the report defines and explains the retail and wholesale market. This chapter includes different products and services covered in the report and basic definitions.
Supply Chain Analysis – The Supply Chain section of the report defines and explains the major supply chain players of the Retail and Wholesale industry.
Product Analysis – This chapter describes examples of leading products in major companies in the retail and wholesale market.
Customer Information – This chapter covers recent trends/preferences of customers and service providers in the global retail and wholesale market.
Trends and Strategies – This chapter includes some of the key trends shaping the global retail and wholesale market. This section highlights likely future market developments and suggests approaches companies can take to exploit these opportunities.
Impact of COVID-19 – This chapter describes the impact of COVID-19 on the retail and wholesale industry.
Global Market Size and Growth – This section contains historical (2015-2020) and forecasted (2020-2025) and (2025-2030) global market values ​​along with drivers and restraints supporting and controlling market growth in history. and forecast periods.
Regional Analysis – This section contains historical (2015-2020) and forecasted (2020-2025) and (2025-2030) market values, as well as market share growth and comparison by region.
Segmentation– This section contains the market value (2015-2030) and analysis for different segments.
Global Macroeconomic Comparison – Comparison of global retail and wholesale markets with macroeconomic factors gives retail and wholesale market size, percentage of GDP and average market expenditure.
Regional Market Size and Growth – This section contains the market size of the region (2020), historical (2015-2020) and forecasted (2020-2025) and (2025-2030) market values, as well as the comparison of growth and market share of major countries in the This section includes information on all regions Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa and the main countries in each region.

The market overview sections of the report depict the current market size, general information, government initiatives, regulations, regulatory bodies, associations, corporate tax structure, investments and major companies .
Competitive Landscape – This section covers details of the global retail and wholesale competitive landscape, estimated market shares and company profiles for key players.
Major Mergers and Acquisitions – This chapter gives information about recent mergers and acquisitions in the market covered in the report. This section provides key financial details of mergers and acquisitions, which have shaped the market in recent years.
Market Opportunities and Strategies – This section includes market opportunities and strategies based on research results. This section also provides information on growth opportunities in countries, segments and strategies to follow in these markets.

It helps to understand where there is significant business to be won by competitors over the next five years.
Conclusions and Recommendations – This section includes conclusions and recommendations based on the research findings. This section also gives recommendations to retail and wholesale suppliers in terms of product/service offerings, geographic expansion, marketing strategies and target groups.
Appendix – This section includes details of the NAICS codes covered, abbreviations and currency codes used in this report.

Scope
Covered markets:
1) By type: retail; Wholesale
The retail market is further segmented by Type into
a) Motor vehicle and parts dealers
b) Food and Beverage Stores
c) Petrol stations
d) Miscellaneous in-store retailers
e) Cosmetics and personal care stores
f) Clothing and clothing accessories stores
g) Electronics and appliance stores
h) Furniture and home furnishings stores
i) Supermarkets and hypermarkets
j) Convenience stores, mom and pop stores
k) Department stores and other general merchandise stores
l) E-commerce and other non-store retailers
m) Dealers in building materials and gardening equipment and supplies
n) Pharmacies and health care stores
o) Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores

The wholesale market is further segmented by Type into
a) Wholesalers of non-durable goods
b) Wholesale electronic markets, agents and brokers
c) Wholesalers of durable goods

2) By property: retail chain/wholesale chain; Independent Retailer/Independent Wholesaler

Companies Mentioned: Walmart Inc.; Amazon.com, Inc.; Costco Wholesale Corporation; CVS Health Society; Schwarz Group

Country: Australia; Brazil; China; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Japan; Russia; South Korea; UK; UNITED STATES

Regions: Asia-Pacific; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; North America; South America; Middle East; Africa

Time series: historical five years and ten-year forecasts.

Data: market size and growth ratios relative to related markets; Proportions of GDP; expenditure per capita; comparison of retail and wholesale indicators.

Data segmentation: historical and forecast national and regional data; market share of competitors; Market segments.

Sourcing and referencing: data and analysis throughout the report comes from endnotes

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Multi-state Walmart thief pleads guilty | Featured Story https://swedishmusicshop.com/multi-state-walmart-thief-pleads-guilty-featured-story/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 04:15:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/multi-state-walmart-thief-pleads-guilty-featured-story/ WARSAW — A Rochester man involved in a series of cross-state robberies at Walmart stores pleaded guilty to a felony and drug driving charge Thursday in Wyoming County Court. Rodqrick A. McGowan, 38, waived the indictment on five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a counterfeit instrument, criminal possession of a counterfeit device, third-degree robbery […]]]>

WARSAW — A Rochester man involved in a series of cross-state robberies at Walmart stores pleaded guilty to a felony and drug driving charge Thursday in Wyoming County Court.

Rodqrick A. McGowan, 38, waived the indictment on five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a counterfeit instrument, criminal possession of a counterfeit device, third-degree robbery degree, second degree forgery, conspiracy, drug impaired driving, open container and traffic violations.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a counterfeit instrument and drug-impaired driving and is expected to be sentenced in August.

The forgery count is a D felony that carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison.

McGowan was arrested after an investigation lasting more than a month into a series of robberies at Walmart.

sergeant. Colin Reagan was first called to Walmart on March 28 after an asset protection employee reported items worth $3,600 stolen.

McGowan and LaShaunda M. Baker, 38, also of Rochester, had entered the store multiple times with fake receipts, using them to steal and then return merchandise.

In early May, deputies were called to the store after McGowan was found inside attempting to return a stolen item with a fake receipt.

He was taken into custody in the parking lot and found with 164 fraudulent Walmart receipts. The vehicle also contained counterfeit equipment, including a blank roll of Wal-Mart receipt paper, a letter opener, and a copier/printer that was operational and powered on in the back seat.

It was discovered that McGowan had a non-driver’s ID card and had smoked cannabis and failed field sobriety tests.

Baker was taken into custody when she arrived at the sheriff’s department to inquire about McGowan. She was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree.

The investigation, led by Reagan, determined that the two robbed Walmarts across New York and Ohio.

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How the James Webb Space Telescope will examine stars for signs of Earth 2.0 https://swedishmusicshop.com/how-the-james-webb-space-telescope-will-examine-stars-for-signs-of-earth-2-0/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:51:06 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/how-the-james-webb-space-telescope-will-examine-stars-for-signs-of-earth-2-0/ In space astronomy, it all comes down to what’s under the hood. And for Webb, who is about to complete the final stages of commissioning its 17 scientific instrument modes, a device – specifically designed to capture both images and spectra of different types of objects cosmic – has the potential to go beyond detection […]]]>

In space astronomy, it all comes down to what’s under the hood.

And for Webb, who is about to complete the final stages of commissioning its 17 scientific instrument modes, a device – specifically designed to capture both images and spectra of different types of objects cosmic – has the potential to go beyond detection where extraterrestrial worlds may lie.

Called NIRISS (Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph), the Canadian-built science instrument could reveal Earth 2.0 signals – just by looking at a viable candidate’s host star.

Canada’s contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope

Basically, the NIRISS instrument will competently examine universal phenomena in the near infrared, “at wavelengths down to 5.0 microns,” said Nathalie Ourellette of the University of Montreal, in a blog post. on the NASA website. “The NIRISS team has developed four modes of instruments to collect different types of data well-suited to different targets and scientific objectives.”

NIRISS’ SOSS mode will allow the James Webb Space Telescope to collect highly accurate spectra “of one bright object at a time,” Ourellette added in the post. “This mode is optimized for performing time-series observations, ideal for studying a phenomenon that changes over the course of an observation of several hours, such as an exoplanet transiting in front of its host star.”

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“Using a technique called transit spectroscopy, the NIRISS instrument can collect a spectrum of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, which contains different markers allowing astronomers to determine its composition, temperature, potential habitability signatures and ‘other important features,’ Ourellette explained in the blog post. .

Then there’s the WFSS mode, which will allow the NIRISS to help Webb gather information on thousands of objects, “such as galaxies, at the same time across the detector’s entire field of view” – which is 4.84 minutes of square arc, according to Ourellette. “The spectra of thousands of galaxies will make it possible to measure their distances, their ages and other physical parameters to follow the evolution of galaxies during the life of the universe.”

And there’s more. NIRISS is able to collect information from many spectra at once in WFSS mode, which means that discrete spectra can overlap (if the light sources are too close from our point of view). “So there are two orthogonal grisms, GR150C and GR150R, which can produce spectra horizontally and vertically, respectively, which helps sort out mixed spectra from different galaxies,” Ourellette said.

In SOSS mode, Webb’s NIRISS instrument can examine the atmospheres of extraterrestrial worlds as they transit through their host star. Source: European Southern Observatory / NASA

Webb’s NIRISS Could Reveal New Alien Worlds With Habitable Conditions

Additionally, the NIRISS’ AMI mode will allow Webb to examine nearby cosmic objects (from our vantage point, of course). This will be done with a special technique known as interferometry. “A mask inside the instrument lets light through only from certain parts of the primary mirror,” Ourellette explained. “Astronomers can increase the telescope’s resolution by a factor of almost 2.5 by examining the patterns created when carefully chosen beams of light interfere with each other.”

Using this method, two seemingly close objects can still appear as two distinct bright spots, instead of an absurd blur. However, since the mask blocks a lot of light, the observed cosmic objects must be bright enough for detection to occur. But, with sufficient brightness, the NIRISS instrument’s AMI mode will allow the James Webb Space Telescope to observe brown dwarfs, protoplanetary disks, and even exoplanets themselves. It’s the first time we’ve used such a method to lay our eyes on extraterrestrial worlds, and it’s only a small sliver of the wealth of scientific knowledge in store once Webb begins his science missions in earnest this summer. .

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U.S. retail sales stumble as inflation bites https://swedishmusicshop.com/u-s-retail-sales-stumble-as-inflation-bites/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:55:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/u-s-retail-sales-stumble-as-inflation-bites/ People shop at a supermarket as inflation hit consumer prices in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Retail sales fell 0.3% in May; April sales revised down Core retail sales unchanged; Reduced April sales gain Second-quarter GDP growth estimates cut from data […]]]>

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  • Retail sales fell 0.3% in May; April sales revised down
  • Core retail sales unchanged; Reduced April sales gain
  • Second-quarter GDP growth estimates cut from data

WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in May as motor vehicle purchases fell amid widespread shortages and record gasoline prices deflected spending other goods.

The first drop in sales in five months reported by the Commerce Department on Wednesday also suggested that high inflation was starting to hurt demand. This followed in the wake of major retailers like Walmart (WMT.N) and Target (TGT.N) slashing their profit forecasts due to cost pressures.

Yet weak retail sales will not deter the Federal Reserve from its aggressive course of monetary tightening to bring inflation back to its 2% target. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise its key rate later Wednesday for the third time this year, with a 3/4 percentage point hike seen as likely. Read more

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“While high personal savings and strong job and wage growth are helping, consumers are facing strong headwinds from four decades of high inflation, rapidly rising borrowing costs and the equity bear market,” said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto.

“The Fed will have to see an extended period of weakness in domestic demand and likely in labor markets before breathing a sigh of relief on the inflation front.”

Retail sales fell 0.3% last month. April’s data has been revised down to show sales rose 0.7% instead of 0.9% as previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast retail sales to rise 0.2%, with estimates ranging from a 1.1% decline to a 0.5% increase.

Retail sales are primarily goods and are not adjusted for inflation. Sales rose 8.1% on an annual basis and are well above their pre-pandemic trends, supported by massive savings and rising wages thanks to a tight labor market.

The drop in monthly retail sales was led by revenue at auto dealers, which fell 3.5%, the biggest drop in nearly a year, after rising 1.8% in April. China’s zero COVID-19 policy has exacerbated a global shortage of semiconductors.

Online store sales fell 1.0%. Sales at electronics and appliance retailers as well as furniture stores fell. But sales at building material, equipment and garden supply stores rose 0.2%. Receipts at sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument and book stores rose 0.4%. Clothing store sales edged up 0.1%.

Sales at gasoline stations jumped 4.0%, boosted by record gasoline prices. The national average gasoline price jumped to a record high of $4.439 a gallon in May, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Pump prices are now around $5 a gallon.

Excluding gasoline, retail sales fell 0.7%. Sales at food and beverage stores rose 1.2%. The National Retail Federation said weak sales underscored the need for the White House to repeal tariffs on Chinese goods.

“Retail sales reflect growing American concern about inflation,” said NRF Chairman Matthew Shay. “Retailers are doing what they can to keep prices low, but we are continuing to call on the administration to repeal unnecessary and costly tariffs on goods from China to relieve pressure on consumers. “

The waning fortunes of the economy were also highlighted by a separate report from the New York Fed showing that manufacturing activity in New York State remained weak in June, with

order books down for the first time in over a year.

Single-family homebuilder confidence fell to its lowest level in two years this month, according to a third report. Read more

Stocks on Wall Street were higher. The dollar fell against a basket of currencies. US Treasury prices rose.

SERVICES ARE BACK IN Vogue

The decline in retail sales also reflects a gradual shift in spending from goods to services. Receipts from bars and restaurants, the only service category in the retail sales report, rose 0.7% last month.

“Consumers may have reached a saturation point for spending on goods and are now turning to higher leisure spending as the summer months approach,” said Will Compernolle, senior economist at FHN Financial. At New York.

Excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales remained unchanged in May. April’s data has been revised down to show that these so-called core retail sales rose 0.5% instead of 1.0% as previously reported.

Core retail sales correspond most closely to the consumer spending component of gross domestic product. As consumers spend more on services, weak retail sales in May and downward revisions to April data suggest consumption slowed in the second quarter. Retail sales account for about a third of consumer spending.

JPMorgan cut its second-quarter GDP estimate to an annualized 2.5% from 3.25%. The economy contracted at a rate of 1.5% in the first quarter. Citigroup, however, warned that retail sales likely overstated the degree to which consumption is slowing.

“Total consumption data released at the end of the month will likely continue to show that some of the slowdown in spending on goods reflects a return to spending on services,” said Veronica Clark, economist at Citigroup in New York.

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DONNIE JOHNSTON: Back then a bicycle was an instrument of independence | Lifestyles https://swedishmusicshop.com/donnie-johnston-back-then-a-bicycle-was-an-instrument-of-independence-lifestyles/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/donnie-johnston-back-then-a-bicycle-was-an-instrument-of-independence-lifestyles/ BY DONNIE JOHNSTON THE FREE SPEAR STAR You don’t see kids riding bikes anymore. Oh, once in a while you’ll come across a kid riding a horse in their driveway or come across a parent who took their kid to a school parking lot for a ride, but that’s about it. Nowadays, a bicycle is […]]]>

BY DONNIE JOHNSTON THE FREE SPEAR STAR

You don’t see kids riding bikes anymore.

Oh, once in a while you’ll come across a kid riding a horse in their driveway or come across a parent who took their kid to a school parking lot for a ride, but that’s about it.

Nowadays, a bicycle is a toy. When I was growing up, it was a legitimate mode of transportation.

My first bike was one a neighbor found in a junk pile. It had a broken bar but was otherwise in good condition. The neighbor offered to sell it to me for $5, which is the equivalent of 250 empty pop bottles returned to the store (2 cents each).

I might have had to walk 50 miles to find 250 empty bottles in the ditches, and by the time I had accumulated that many, the neighbors would probably have sold the bike to another kid. I had to find something else.

My neighbor solved the problem. Two big truckloads of wood slabs in her backyard, and if I stacked the pieces neatly along the fence, she’d give me the bike. I jumped at the chance.

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When the lumber was stacked and I made a few bucks collecting hay, I pushed the bike with the broken bar into town to get it fixed. Sonny Porter was the area’s first welder, and he had a sign outside his store that read, “We mend anything but a broken heart.”

Sonny charged me a dollar to solder this bar and assured me it was safe to ride. The three mile home was much faster than the three mile walk to town.

When I was growing up, bikes took us everywhere we wanted to go. Most families didn’t have two cars back then (my family didn’t even have one). If the husband was at work (most mothers stayed at home; being a housewife was an admirable profession in those days), the wife had no transportation, so there was no way to transport children. But if there was a second car, parents of that time did not cater to all the whims of a child. If you wanted to go somewhere, you had to find a way.

And a bicycle was the way. Bikes took us around town, to the store, to ball games on vacant lots, and often to school or church. A bicycle was more than just a prized possession. It was an instrument of independence.

For me, a basket was a necessary accessory on my bike, and I bought one as soon as I saved some money. I could carry bottles of pop that I picked up in my shopping cart and I could take groceries home there. I could put my baseball glove in my basket and even found a way to carry my .22 caliber. rifle in there when I was groundhog hunting (a farmer paid me $1 for every groundhog I shot on his property).

Several times during squirrel season, I cycled 12 miles into Rappahannock County to hunt, arriving on Castleton Mountain before daybreak. To make pre-daylight rides more enjoyable, I hooked up a little transistor radio to the bar and put some music on while I pedaled. It was riding in style.

Today, parents would never allow a 12-year-old to ride 12 miles in the dark with a shotgun laced to the handlebars, but that wasn’t much back then. Several of my school buddies have accompanied me on these trips at different times.

Today, many people ride stationary bikes anywhere to build leg muscles. We built our leg muscles by riding bikes to get anywhere, (almost) anywhere we wanted to go.

I remember a story about a kid from Berryville whose family was coming to Culpeper for a visit. The boy convinced his parents to allow him to start cycling and they could pick him up when they caught up with him.

Believing that the boy would tire quickly and be found waiting along the highway, the father took his time leaving (waiting about two hours) to let the young man go as far as he could.

Well, the parents never outgrew the boy. By the time they arrived in Culpeper, their son had already completed the nearly 60-mile journey. Children could ride a traveling bike.

A friend of mine, who is an athletic director at a local high school, thinks that’s why so few kids 50 or 60 years ago had knee problems. Cycling day after day built muscle.

I cycled every day in good weather and in bad weather (sometimes even in the snow). This old coaster brake bike (I only knew of one rich kid who had a fancy English racer) had only one gear that required leg strength. And I could ride all day.

The bikes took us everywhere.

Donnie Johnson:

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