SUCCESS WITH SMALL CAPITAL
by [Butler Brothers]
- very good
- Very good
Covina, California, United States
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About This Item
Butler Brothers ultimately moved all operations to Chicago by 1930. "Like Sears and Montgomery Ward, other Chicago companies that had large mail-order operations, Butler Bros. moved into brick-and-mortar retailing during the 1920s. By the beginning of the 1930s, it operated over 100 of its own "Scott" and "L. C. Burr" stores; at the same time, it had begun a franchising business that allowed independent retailers to become members of the "Ben Franklin" and "Federated" chains, which were supplied by Butler Bros. By 1936, there were about 2,600 Ben Franklin stores and 1,400 Federated stores around the country, mostly in small towns. During the 1940s and 1950s, Butler Bros. approached $120 million a year in wholesale and retail sales, ranking it among the leading wholesalers in the United States. In 1960, after it sold Ben Franklin and its other retail operations to the City Products Corp. of Ohio (which was bought in 1965 by the Household Finance Corp. of Chicago), Butler Bros. faded away" (Encyclopedia of Chicago).
Tall octavo: 52 p. with black-and-white illustrations. Original printed paper wrappers, bound with three staples. Some light edgewear to the wrappers, with a bit of rust to the staples; else very good. Scarce, OCLC locates no holdings.
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- Johnson Rare Books & Archives (US)
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- SUCCESS WITH SMALL CAPITAL
- [Butler Brothers]
- Book Condition
- Used - Very good
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- Butler Brothers
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date Published
- Americana, Department Stories, Mail Order, Business, General Stories, Retail, Chicago
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