The Neiman Marcus Group comprises specialty retail stores under the names Neiman Marcus Stores and Bergdorf Goodman. It also operates a direct marketing segment, which handles both print catalogue and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow, and Bergdorf Goodman brand names.

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Menards home improvement stores are well known throughout the Midwest for a complete selection of high-quality, name-brand merchandise; tools for any job; and state-of-the-art in-store computers to help guests design their special projects. 

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This 125-year-old Canadian drugstore retailer knows that to remain top of mind with consumers it has to evolve. When Rob Sobey was appointed president and CEO of Lawtons Drugs in 2006, he didn’t know much about drug retailing. He had spent the past 19 years selling groceries for Sobeys, parent company to Lawtons Drugs and the second-largest grocer in Canada. Although Sobeys had in-store pharmacies, they were run by another division, so Sobey’s first task when stepping into the Lawtons’ role was to ask: where are we making money?

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From its beginnings as an imported cheese store in Cleveland opened by Hilda and Berthold Reich and friends Sigmund and Mathilda Rohrbach, Jo-Ann Fabrics has evolved to become the go-to place for consumers looking to find great product selection and knowledgeable customer service with a clear focus on value. 

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Named after its founders, Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg, Hy-Vee is an employee-owned company that encourages each of its more than 56,000 employees to help guide it on its way. Its slogan, “A Helpful Smile In Every Aisle,” expresses the foundation of the company’s philosophy and continues to be the message it imparts as it opens new stores.

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The nation’s oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, sporting apparel, menswear, and brand-name athletic footwear is currently under control of the fourth generation of the Modell family. Founded by Morris Modell, Modell's Sporting Goods has continued to live up to its total customer satisfaction guarantee by combining the convenience of brick and mortar locations with its e-commerce site Modells.com.

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A teenager’s big dreams and shoebox full of picture postcards launched this iconic brand in 1910. By 1915, the company had bought printing presses and began producing its own greeting cards. 

 

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In 1938, $8,000 went a lot farther than it does today, and with that amount of cash in his pocket, William Dillard founded the small store in Nashville, Ark. that evolved into Dillard’s, Inc.

 

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