This week was notable for the divergent tale of two businesses.
On Wednesday, The Daily Advertiser reported that the all-conquering chain Bunnings wants to spend $60 million relocating to a new home in Wagga.
Love them or loathe them, Bunnings is one of this country's great business success stories.
From the humblest of beginnings more than a century ago, it has revolutionised the home hardware sector.
And, more significantly, in so doing embedded itself deeply into modern Australia culture.
We might cringe at the ads and scoff at the rise of this DIY phenomenon, but when Saturday rolls around so many of us will make the pilgrimage to the nearest Bunnings to buy everything from a bucket to a barbecue.
Of course, there have been casualties along the way.
Independent, family-run hardware stores are almost non-existent these days, and for those old enough to remember them, that is a shame.
But it is not just the hardware sector that has been irrevocably altered.
On Thursday, The Daily Advertiser reported the sad news that a local, homegrown business would soon close its doors for good.
Knights Meats and Deli has been a fixture in Wagga for 45 years.
For so long it had stood against the supermarket chains that have swallowed up most of the independent butchers, bakers and grocers in their quest for total domination.
How has this happened? I think it comes down to one thing: our desire for convenience.
Why go to three stores when you can go to one? It isn't must more complicated than that.
The result is we will be left in a world of giant supermarkets and big warehouses, but, if our behaviour is any indication, that is a price we are willing to pay for convenience.
All the best for the week ahead, Ross.