Poll question: Big vs. Small

Against a backdrop of shortages, how are the smaller players making out?

On an airplane, the frequent flyer gets the upgrade to first class. At a restaurant, it's the big spender who gets the best table.

What about hardware stores, lumberyards and home centers? It stands to reason that the bigger retailers enjoy benefits from (and apply leverage to) their suppliers. In a period of acute supply chain struggles and material shortages, it's appropriate to consider the extent of the large-player advantage.

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