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RETAILERS, PT. ONE (continued): • Rowland Hussey Macy opened four dry goods stores between 1843 and 1855, all of which, unfortunately, failed. Macy made the move to New York City in 1858 and opened a store on Sixth Avenue. His first day’s sales were $11.08 (about $301.47 today). Macy’s moved to a new store in 1902, a building that is now a National Historic Landmark. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started in 1924, with its trademark giant balloons making their debut in 1927, with Felix the Cat as the first. By 1933, more than a million people lined the parade route. As popularity grew, more balloons were added – Mickey Mouse in 1934, Superman in 1939, Popeye in 1976, and Hello Kitty in 1976. High winds on Thanksgiving Day, 1997, pushed the Cat in the Hat balloon into a lamppost, with the resulting debris striking a spectator, fracturing her skull, and leaving her in a coma for a month. • Kroger’s, the country’s largest supermarket chain, got its start in 1883, when Barney Kroger invested everything he had, $375 (about $9,400 in today’s money) to open a grocery store in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had dropped out of school at 13 to help support his family when their dry goods store went bankrupt. He sold coffee and tea door-to-door until he was 20, when he became manager of a local grocery store. At 24, he opened the Great Western Tea Company and soon had four stores, later changing the name to Kroger’s. His success came by eliminating the middleman by providing as much of his own product as possible. In 1901, his stores were the first to bake their own bread, and three years later, they were the first to include meat departments in grocery stores. Years later, in 1972, Kroger was the first grocery store to test electronic scanners. Today, there are 2,600 stores in 34 states, generating annual sales of close to $100 billion.

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• After the war, Eddie Bauer created a catalog that was mailed to 14,000 soldiers who had worn his products during their service. His mail order business was an immediate success, and he added women’s clothing to his catalog. By 1949, the company had 125 seamstresses. • Over the next several years, Bauer continue to invent clothing for extreme weather conditions. During the 1950s, he outfitted several expeditions, including a 1953 climbing expedition to the top of K2 and several journeys through Antarctica. He developed parkas with a rip-stop nylon shell for climbers scaling Gasherbrum, the world’s 11th highest mountain. Jim Whittaker, the first American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, was also outfitted in Eddie Bauer outerwear. • Eddie Bauer sold his interest in the company in1968 and retired, taking up dog breeding, and enjoying the great outdoors as he had his entire life. The company continued to prosper, partnering with the Ford Motor Company in 1983 to manufacture Eddie Bauer Ford Limited Edition vehicles.

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SEARS & ROEBUCK • Back in 1886, Richard Sears worked as a station agent for the railroad in Minnesota. On the side, he sold lumber and coal to the locals for extra cash. When a shipment of watches for the community’s jeweler was refused, Sears bought them himself and sold them to other station agents along the railroad line. He ordered another batch of watches, which he promptly sold and soon after, he established the R.W. Sears Watch Company in Minneapolis. • Within a year, Sears moved his business to Chicago. Badly in need of an assistant, he ran a classified ad in the newspaper for a “watchmaker with references who can furnish tools.” A young man named Alvah Roebuck answered the ad, and soon the pair, both in their twenties, established what would become America’s leading retailer.

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• In 1893, after six years in business, Sears’ annual sales exceeded $400,000. Just two years later that number had grown to $750,000. By 1941, annual sales were closing in on $1 billion. • In 1906, the first Sears Tower opened in Chicago, a 14-story structure constructed as part of their catalog facility. A large part of the company’s 22,000 employees were housed in the Tower. That building still stands proudly in Chicago as part of the National Register of Historic Places, and is undergoing an extensive remodel.

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• In 1841, Fenerty began to experiment with wood pulp, figuring out how to soak the wood, how to separate the fibers, how to squeeze out the extra water, how to dry it out, and how to bleach it white. He was perfectly suited for the task: he had grown up in a saw mill, he was surrounded by forests, and he had the time to spend on research.


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