I understand your reasoning behind the responses. These good ideas work for branded products, branded companies with names that have been burned into our souls.
I posted a thread some time ago about our suppliers becoming our biggest competitor's now. The sad truth is.....some of us is being pushed off the cliff because these suppliers is getting all the foot traffic and phone calls.
Way back when I was a nursery specialist for a big ticket store...........it was easy to get off the clock--week end work.
The way it is presented to me from the likes of businesses like this is...........favoritism only goes so far.
It really depends on the demographics and population of your areas.
My city and community is a hard nut to shell.