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When was Montgomery Ward started?

1872

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In this regard, how long has Montgomery Ward been in business?

Montgomery Ward

Montgomery Ward retailer logo, also the store's 1982–1995 and 2004–present logo
Former type Private – Original incarnation, mail order and department store Current incarnation, online retailer and catalog merchant
Defunct June 2001 (original company)

Similarly, where was the first Montgomery Ward store? In 1908, Montgomery Ward opened its first retail outlet in Plymouth, Indiana. By 1928, it was operating more than 244 stores. Its flagship store was on Michigan Avenue in Chicago between Madison and Washington streets. After World War II, Montgomery Ward was the third-largest chain of department stores in the country.

Likewise, who was first Sears or Montgomery Ward?

Sears and his colleague, watchmaker Alvah C. Roebuck, eventually moved far beyond watches, and, by the 1890s, Sears was beginning to outpace Montgomery Ward. Still, both were sizable at this point—and were about to become even bigger, thanks to the federal government at the time.

Who was Montgomery Ward?

Aaron Montgomery Ward (February 17, 1843 or 1844 – December 7, 1913) was an American entrepreneur based in Chicago who made his fortune through the use of mail order for retail sales of general merchandise to rural customers. In 1872 he founded Montgomery Ward & Company, which became nationally known.

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