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Abraham Abraham co-founder 1865 Avraham & Straus ExLink
Benjamin Altman Pic founder 1865 B. Altman & Co
Sid Applebaum Pic co-founder Rainbow Foods
Richard Baker chairman Hudson's Bay Company
Ben Barron Pic Barron's Department Store
Henri Bendel Henri Bendel, Inc
Arthur Blank HW Pic co founder 1979 Home Depot
Herman Bergdorf co founder 1899 Bergdorf Goodman
Alfred Bloomingdale Pic chairman 1964 Diners Club
Joseph Bloomingdale RWA Pic co-founder 1872 Bloomingdale's
Lyman Bloomingdale RWA co-founder 1872 Bloomingdale's
Samuel Bloomingdale chairman Bloomingdale's
Rose Blumkin founder Nebraska Furniture Mart
Albert Boscov Pic chairman, CEO Boscov's
Solomon Boscov founder  1911 Boscov's
Ron Brill Pic co founder 1979 Home Depot
Bernard Briskin founder Gelson's Markets
Jeffrey Brotman Pic co-founder chairman Costco Wholesale Corporation
Marshall Cogan United Automative Group
Fred Coleman owner Coleman's Department Store
Millard Drexler chairman, CEO J.Crew Group, Inc Gap, Inc
Warren Eisenberg co-founder 1971 co-chairman Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc
Leonard Feinstein co-founder 1971 co-chairman Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc
Stanley Feldberg co-founder, president Zayre Corp, T.J. Maxx ExLink
Sumner Feldberg co-founder, chairman Zayre Corp, T.J. Maxx Answers
Eugene Ferkauf founder 1948 EJ Korvette discount chain
Michael Feuer CEO 1988, chairman OfficeMax office superstore chain Max-Ventures
Edward Filene Pic son of founder Filene ExLink chain
Albert Filene son of founder Filene ExLink chain
William Filene founder 1881 Filene ExLink chain
Gerson Fox founder 1847 G. Fox & Co department store
Julius Garfinckel Pic founder Garfinkel's
Herb Gilman co-founder 1958 chairman Ames Department Stores ???
Adam Gimbel founder Gimbel's
Bernard Gimbel Pic chairman 1909 Gimbel's Department Stores 
Bernard Gimbel Pic founder 1924 Saks Fifth Avenue
Isaac/Bernard Gimbel Pic founders Gimbel's
Sonny Gindi Pic co-founder Century 21
Malcolm Glazer RWF Pic First Allied Corporation
David Gold founder chairman 99 Cents Only
Herbert Goldberger founder Hills Department Stores
Sylvan Goldman Pic American inventor, Humpty Dumpty shopping cart
Edwin Goodman co founder 1899 Bergdorf Goodman
Shira Goodman president, CEO Staples, Inc
Jacob/Isaak Goldsmith founder 1870 Goldsmith's memphis
Miguel Goldstein co-founder Dorian department stores chain
Michael Goldwasser founder 1860 Goldwater's phoenix, arizona
Emil Gottschalk founder 1904 Gottschalks
Michael Gould chairman, CEO Bloomingdale's
Max Grumbacher co-founder 1898 The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc
Samuel Grumbacher co-founder 1898 The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc
Peter Harris CEO GeRWCo
Fred Hayman founder Giorgio Beverly Hills
John Hechinger chairman The Hechinger Company
Sidney Hechinger founder 1911 The Hechinger Company
Samuel Hecht, Jr founder 1857 Hecht's
Max Hess founder 1897 Hess's
Larry Hochberg Pic co-founder 1971, chairman Sportsmart ExLink
Leo Kahn Pic cofounder 1985 Staples, Inc office supply store chain
Andrew Kattan Cost Plus
Edgar Kaufmann Pic founder 1971 Kaufmann's ExLink
Louis E. Kirstein founder 1881 Filene ExLink chain
Harry Kohn president Stuarts Department Stores ???
Herbert Kohl HW Pic president 1970-79 Kohl's
Max Kohl founder 1962 Kohl's ExLink
Michael Krasny Pic founder, owner CDW Corporation
Samuel Kress founder 1896 Samuel H.Kress & Co.  ???
Edward Lampert Pic chairman Sears Holding Corporation
Edward Lampert Pic chairman Kmart
Eugene Lang Pic founder REFAC Optical Group
Fred Lazarus, Jr Pic founder 1929 Federal Department Stores
Ralph Lazarus CEO chairman Exec VP Federal Department Stores
Simon Lazarus Pic founder 1851 F&R Lazarus & Company
Arnold Lehman founder (grandfather) Gimbel's
Levi Leiter co-founder Marshall Field and Company
Jerry Levin Pic chairman The Sharper Image Corporation speciality retailer
Howard Levine  Pic chairman/CEO Family Dollar Stores 
Leon Levine Pic founder 1959 Family Dollar Stores 
Frieda Loehmann founder 1921 Loehmann's
Simon Lubin president Weinstock's
Abe/Isaac Maas founders 1886 Maas Brothers
Rowland Hussey Macy founder 1851 Macy's George Macy ?
Cyril Magnin CEO I.Magnin
Mary Ann Magnin Pic founder 1876 I.Magnin San Francisco
Joseph Magnin Joseph Magnin's
Bernard Marcus Pic co-founder 1979 Home Depot
Herbert Marcus Pic co founder 1913 chairman Neiman-Marcus Co.
Lawrence Marcus Pic VP of the Women Department Neiman-Marcus Co.
Hugo Marks founder Whitehall Jewelers, Inc jewellery chain
Benjamin Marsh co-founder 1841 Jordan, Marsh and Co ???
Benjamin Marsh co-founder 1935 Allied Stores Corporation   <FDS ???
Alfred Marshall co-founder Marshalls
David May co-founder 1877 May Department Stores
Morton May Pic CEO, chairman 1951-72 May Department Stors
Aaron Meier founder Meier & Frank
Fred Meyer founder 1922 Fred Meyer ExLink portland
Mervin Morris founder 1949 Mervyns california
Al/Carrie Neiman co-founders 1913 Neiman-Marcus Co.
Philippe Nordmann president Manor AG
Hugh Patinkin chairman, CEO Whitehall Jewelers, Inc ExLink
Sol Polk Pic co-founder Polk Brothers appliance chain
Barney Pressman founder 1923 Barneys
Sol Price Pic founder 1976 Price Club father of Warehouse Club 
Stern Brothers founders 1867 Stern's
Irving Rabb Vice Chairman Stop & Shop department stores chain
Sidney Rabb chairman 1925 Stop & Shop father of modern supermarket
Berthold/Hilda Reich co-founders 1943 Jo-Ann Stores
Heather Reisman Pic founder, CEO Indigo Books bokstore chain, Canada
Morris Rich founder 1867 Rich & Bros Co. Atlanta, Georgia
Benjamin Ritz founder 1918 Ritz Camera
Sigmund/Mathilda Rochrach co-founders 1943 Jo-Ann Stores
Julius Rosenwald RWF HW Pic CEO chairman Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Lessing Rosenwald RWF Pic chairman 1932-39 Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Andrew Saks Pic co-founder Saks & Co Dry Goods House
Horace Saks founder 1924 Saks Fifth Avenue
Alexander/Philip Sanger Sangers Dallas ExLink
Gordon/Carole Segal cofounders 1962, chairman Crate and Barrel Housewares and Furniture ExLink
Aaron Selber, Jr Pic president Selbe Bros. department stores chain
Jay Schottenstein Pic chairman American Eagle Outfitters Schottenstein Stores Corp.
Julian Simon founder 1897 Boston Store ???
James Sinegal Pic co-founder, CEO CostCo Wholesale Corporation ExLink
Steve Silverstein CEO Spencer Gifts
Richard Smith CEO Neiman-Marcus Co.
Jason Sniderman Pic CEO Sam the Record Man canada
Sam Sniderman Pic founder 1936 Sam the Record Man record store chain
Bertha/Estella Sommers  founders 1887 Parisian ???
Joseph Spiegel founder Spiegel catalog.
Solomon/Levi Spiegelberg owners Spiegelbergs New Mexico ExLink
Stanley Stahl owner Apple Bank for Savings
Thomas Stemberg Pic cofounder 1985, CEO Staples, Inc office supply store chain
Isidor Straus RWF Pic co-owner Macy's Department Stores
Isidor Straus RWF Pic co-owner Abraham & Straus
Nathan Straus RWE HW Pic co-owner Macy's Department Stores
Stanley Tanger Pic founder 1981 Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Nicholas Taubman Pic CEO, president Advance Auto Parts
Leonard/Oscar/Hermann Tietz Pic founders Kauhof, Hertie & KaDeWe
Lillian Vernon Pic founder Lilian Vernon Corparation
Joseph Wechsler co-founder 1865 Abraham & Straus ExLink
Joe Weinstein co-founder 1877 May Department Stores ExLink
Leon Weinstein founder Loblaw's canada ???
Harris Weinstock Weinsock-Lubin Company Department stores chain
Leslie Wexner Pic founder 1963, chairman, CEO Limited Brands
Samuel Wurtzel founder 1949 Curcuit City Stores, Inc
Lipman/Samuel/Marcus Younker founders Younkers Brothers
David Yunich president Macy's Department Stores
Samuel Zell Pic owner Carter Hawley Hale Department stores chain
George Zimmer founder Men's Wearhouse
William Zimmerman founder 1950 Pic 'N' Save
Baron David Alliance HW Pic chairman N Brown Group plc clothing retailer
Sir Montague Burton Pic founder Burton chain of clothes shops ExLink
Sir Charles Clore HW Pic owner Selfridges
Joseph Ettedgui RWC Pic Moroccan-born British retailer Joseph
Frank Cohen founder Home Improvements Stores
Sir Philip Green Pic owner Arcadia Group
Sir Philip Green Pic owner British Home Stores
Lionel Jacobson founder Jackson the Tailor
Baron Stanley Kalms Pic chairman, president DSG International Plc electronics chain
Bernard Lewis Pic founder 1948 River Island ExLink
Michael Marks RWF Pic co-founder Marks & Spenser
Baron Simon Marks Pic co-founder Marks & Spenser
Leonard Sainer Pic chairman,  Sears plc
Baron Israel Sieff HW Pic co founder Marks & Spenser
Sir Isaac Wolfson RWA HW Pic founder Great Universal Stores
Baron Leonard Wolfson Pic owner Great Universal Stores
Other Countries
Theophile Bader Pic co-founder 1893 Galeries-Lafayette France ExLink
Harry Boan Pic Australian businessman, Boans australia
Marc Besen co-founder, co-owner Chadstone Shopping Centre australia
Benjamin Brownstein founder 1940 Browns Shoes canada
Albert Cohen Pic CEO, chairman Gendis canada
Harry Cohen Pic Gendis canada
Joseph Cohen Gendis canada
John Gandel Pic co-founder co owner Chadstone Shopping Centre australia
David Gold founders, owners Ann Summers sex shops chain
Ralph Gold Pic
Jacqueline Gold Pic CEO Ann Summers sex shops chain
Nathan/Marcel/Bernard Darty founders 1957 Darty retail France
Mauricio Hamui founder Librerias Gandhi book stores chain in Mexico
Max Heilbronn Pic president 1945-71 Galeries-Lafayette france ExLink
Ruben Jaari Pic founder Pukeva
Alphonse Kahn co-founder 1893 Galeries-Lafayette france ExLink
Samuel Klein Pic founder 1952 Casas Bahia brazil
Solomon Lew Pic chairman Coles Myer australia
Julius Meinl I.    Julius Meinl AG
Julius Meinl V Julius Meinl AG
Raoul Meyer Galeries-Lafayette france
Naomi Milgrom chairman, CEO Sussan Group australia
Ed Mirvish Pic founder owner Honest Ed's canada
Sir Sidney Myer Pic founder 1900 Coles Myer australia
Jean-Charles Naouri Pic chairman, founder Casino Group
Josef Sachs Pic co-founder Nordiska Kompaniet sweden
John Saunders co-founder The Westfield Group australia
Simon & Salman Schocken RWC HW Pic founders 1914 Schoken Department Stores germany ExLink
Leonhard Tietz founder Kauhof & Hertie germany
Hermann Tietz Pic founder Kauhof & Hertie germany
Ernest/Henri Maus co-founders 1902 Manor AG switzerland ExLink
Leon Nordmann co-founder 1902 Manor AG switzerland ExLink
Philippe Nordmann chairman Manor AG switzerland ExLink
Georg Wertheim Pic founder Wertheim Kaufhous germany