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The great merchants; America's foremost retail institutions and the people who made them great,

Author: Tom Mahoney; Leonard Sloane
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Provides a chapter on Marshall Field & Company in Chicago and Sears in Chicago.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Mahoney; Leonard Sloane
OCLC Number: 1045849
Description: ix, 374 pages 22 cm
Contents: Peddlers to palaces: the evolution of American retailing --
The Hudson's Bay Company: rebirth of the oldest retailer --
Brooks Brothers: America's oldest men's apparel store --
Tiffany's: the most famous jewelry store in the world --
The Singer Company: world-wide pioneer of installment selling --
Filene's: the world's largest specialty store --
F. & R. Lazarus & Company: Ohio's famous department store dynasty --
Marshall Field & Company: elegance for the Middle West --
Brentano's: "booksellers to the world" --
Macy's : the Strauses and the biggest store --
The food giants: supermarkets, the A & P and its rivals --
Rich's: "the store that married a city" --
F.W. Woolworth Co.: "World's greatest variety chain" --
The J.L. Hudson Company: Detroit's colossal store --
Sears, Roebuck and Company: the world's biggest retailer --
Lane Bryant: maternity and special size fashion pioneer --
J.C. Penney Company: merchandise chain in a modern world --
Bullock's and I. Magnin; glamour pioneer of the West --
Neiman-Marcus: the pride of Texas --
L.L. Bean, Inc.: sporting good by mail from Maine --
Ohrbach's, Inc.: "a business in millions, a profit in pennies" --
Webb's City: "the world's most unusual drugstore" --
The discounters arrive: Korvette and the mass merchandisers.
Responsibility: by Tom Mahoney and Leonard Sloane.

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Provides a chapter on Marshall Field & Company in Chicago and Sears in Chicago.

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