Art Pope’s Variety Wholesalers comes up Roses amid recent retail tumult

In his spare time over the last 20 years, Art Pope mowed down Democratic control of state government. His day job building Variety Wholesalers in places others failed is paying off, too.

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18 holes with: Jeff Harris, CEO of Furnitureland South

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Art Pope’s Variety Wholesalers comes up Roses amid recent retail tumult

In his spare time over the last 20 years, Art Pope mowed down Democratic control of state government. His day job building Variety Wholesalers in places others failed is paying off, too.

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