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  2. Retailing | Definition & History | Britannica

    retailing, the selling of merchandise and certain services to consumers. It ordinarily involves the selling of individual units or small lots to large numbers of customers by a business set up for that specific purpose. In the broadest sense, retailing can be said to have begun the first time one item of value was bartered for another. In the more restricted sense of a specialized full-time ...

  3. ExxonMobil - Wikipedia

    ExxonMobil Corporation (commonly shortened to Exxon) is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil, and was formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil, both of which are used as retail brands, alongside Esso, for fueling stations and downstream products today.

  4. Marshall Field's - Wikipedia's

    Dayton-Hudson Corporation renamed itself Target Corporation in 2000 and renamed its Dayton's and Hudson's department stores Marshall Field's in 2001. These stores were outside of Field's existing markets. Target Corporation introduced some of the brands carried there to the Marshall Field's stores, displacing some of Field's more expensive ...

  5. Discount store - Wikipedia

    Kmart and Target themselves are examples of adjuncts, although their growth prompted their respective parent companies to abandon their older concepts (the S. S. Kresge five and dime store disappeared, while the Dayton-Hudson Corporation eventually divested itself of its department store holdings and renamed itself Target Corporation).

  6. Frederick & Nelson - Wikipedia

    By 1980, Frederick & Nelson had become one of the fastest growing stores in the nation, nearly quadrupling from four stores to fifteen. Marshall Field's acquired three Liberty House stores in Portland, and two in Tacoma as well as six Lipman's stores in Oregon from the Dayton Hudson Corporation. All were converted to Frederick & Nelson stores.

  7. Target Corporation - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) es una cadena de grandes almacenes, fundada en Mineápolis, MN, Estados Unidos, en 1962. Es la sexta empresa de venta al por menor más grande de Estados Unidos , por detrás de Wal-Mart , The Home Depot , Kroger , Sears Holdings Corporation y Costco , [ 1 ] y estaba listada en la 27.ª posición en la 2005 ...

  8. Hallmark Cards - Wikipedia

    Hallmark Cards, Inc. is a private, family-owned American company based in Kansas City, Missouri.Founded in 1910 by Joyce Hall, Hallmark is the oldest and largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States.

  9. Hudson's - Wikipedia's

    The J. L. Hudson Company (commonly known simply as Hudson's) was an upscale retail department store chain based in Detroit, Michigan.Hudson's flagship store, on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit (demolished October 24, 1998), was the tallest department store in the world in 1961, and, at one time, claimed to be the second-largest department store, after Macy's, in the United States, by ...

  10. Howard Nemerov - Wikipedia

    Howard Nemerov (March 1, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990.

  11. Eva Le Gallienne - Wikipedia

    Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991) was a British-born American stage actress, producer, director, translator, and author. A Broadway star by age 21, Le Gallienne gave up her Broadway appearances to devote herself to founding the Civic Repertory Theatre, in which she was director, producer, and lead actress.