Fred's is a small/medium sized retailer trying to make its way in a field of larger, more capable competitors like Dollar General, Family Dollar, Walmart, etc. The stores are generally located in small to medium sized towns where competition among discount stores is fierce. The stores are generally small in size, but pack a lot of merchandise in there. As a company, there's very little help from corporate level management in the day to day running of the store, and that's frustrating. The company wants you to do twice as much work with half as much resources. Very frustrating.
Easy to manage store sizes
Very little help from corporate