Popular Department Stores
Department stores have historically been anchor stores in malls or shopping centers, but today more of these retail outlets are standalone destinations for one-stop shopping for everything
James Cash Penney opened his first store, The Golden Rule, in 1902 in Kemmerer, Wyo. Today JCPenney has 650 stores throughout the U.S.
The first Walmart opened in Rogers, Ark., in 1962. Founded by Sam Walton, the company went public in 1970.
Dollar Tree runs fixed-price discount variety stores in the U.S. and Canada. The company also owns Family Dollar, which sells items at various price points.
Kohl’s operates more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. The first Kohl’s department store opened its doors in 1962 in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Costco is a wholesale club headquartered in Issaquah, Washington. Its origins go back to San Diego in 1976 when Sol Price opened Price Club, the first membership warehouse club.
George Dayton started the business that would become Target in 1902 when he opened Dayton Dry Goods Company in Minneapolis.
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