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Abraham Abraham RW5 Img co-founder 1865 Avraham & Straus ExLink
Benjamin Altman RW5 Img founder 1865 B. Altman & Co
Sid Applebaum Img co-founder Rainbow Foods
Richard Baker RW5 Img chairman Hudson's Bay Company
Louis Bamberger RW5 Img American businessman, philanthropist, L. Bamberger & Company,
Ben Barron Img Barron's Department Store
Henri Bendel RW5 Img founder Henri Bendel, Inc women closing
Arthur Blank RWC HW Img co founder 1979 Home Depot
Herman Bergdorf Img co founder 1899 Bergdorf Goodman
Alfred Bloomingdale RW5 Img chairman 1964 Diners Club
Joseph Bloomingdale RWF Img co-founder 1872 Bloomingdale's
Lyman Bloomingdale RW5 Img co-founder 1872 Bloomingdale's
Samuel Bloomingdale Img chairman Bloomingdale's
Rose Blumkin RW5 Img founder Nebraska Furniture Mart
Albert Boscov RW5 Img chairman, CEO Boscov's
Solomon Boscov Img founder  1911 Boscov's
Ron Brill Img co founder 1979 Home Depot
Bernard Briskin Img founder Gelson's Markets
Jeffrey Brotman RW5 Img co-founder chairman Costco Wholesale Corporation
Marshall Cogan RW5 Img founder United Automative Group
Jacob Cohen RW5 Img president, CEO Cohen Brothers
Fred Coleman owner Coleman's Department Store
Millard Drexler RW5 Img 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 RW5 Img son of founder Filene ExLink chain
Albert Filene son of founder Filene ExLink chain
William Filene founder 1881 Filene ExLink chain
Beatrice Fox Auerbach RW5 Img president G. Fox & Co department store
Gerson Fox Img founder 1847 G. Fox & Co department store
Felix Fuld RW5 Img co-founder L. Bamberger & Company
Julius Garfinckel Img founder Garfinkel's
Herb Gilman co-founder 1958 chairman Ames Department Stores ???
Adam Gimbel RW5 Img founder Gimbel's
Bernard Gimbel Img chairman 1909 Gimbel's Department Stores 
Bernard Gimbel Img founder 1924 Saks Fifth Avenue
Isaac/Bernard Gimbel Img founders Gimbel's
Sonny Gindi RW5 Img co-founder Century 21
Malcolm Glazer RWF Img founder First Allied Corporation
Dave Gold RW5 Img founder chairman 99 Cents Only
Herbert Goldberger founder Hills Department Stores
Maurice Goldblatt RW5 Igm co-founder Goldblatt's
Sylvan Goldman RW5 Img American inventor, Standard-Humpty Dumpty shopping cart
Edwin Goodman co founder 1899 Bergdorf Goodman
Shira Goodman RW5 Img 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
Salmon Halle RW5 Img co-founder Halle Brothers
Asher Hamburger RW5 Img founder A. Hamburger & Sons
Peter Harris CEO GeRWCo
Fred Hayman RW5 Img 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 Img co-founder 1971, chairman Sportsmart ExLink
Leo Kahn RW5 Img co-founder 1985 Staples, Inc office supply store chain
Andrew Kattan Cost Plus
Edgar Kaufmann Img founder 1971 Kaufmann's ExLink
Sidney Kimmel RW5 Img Jones Apparel Group
Louis E. Kirstein founder 1881 Filene ExLink chain
Harry Kohn president Stuarts Department Stores ???
Herbert Kohl RW5 HW Img president 1970-79 Kohl's
Max Kohl founder 1962 Kohl's ExLink
Michael Krasny RW5 Img founder, owner CDW Corporation
Samuel Kress founder 1896 Samuel H.Kress & Co.  ???
Edward Lampert RW5 Img chairman Sears Holding Corporation
Edward Lampert RW5 Img chairman Kmart
Eugene Lang Img founder REFAC Optical Group
Solomon Lazard RW5 Img founder City of Paris
Fred Lazarus, Jr RW5 Img founder 1929 Federal Department Stores
Ralph Lazarus Img CEO chairman Exec VP Federal Department Stores
Simon Lazarus RW5 Img founder 1851 F&R Lazarus & Company
Arnold Lehman founder (grandfather) Gimbel's
Levi Leiter co-founder Marshall Field and Company
Jerry Levin Img chairman The Sharper Image Corporation speciality retailer
Howard Levine  Img chairman/CEO Family Dollar Stores 
Leon Levine RW5 Img founder 1959 Family Dollar Stores 
Sydney Lewis RW5 Img co-founder Best Products
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 Img founder 1876 I.Magnin San Francisco
Joseph Magnin Joseph Magnin's
Bernard Marcus RWC Img co-founder 1979 Home Depot
Herbert Marcus RW5 Img co founder 1913 chairman Neiman-Marcus Co.
Lawrence Marcus RW5 Img 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 RW5 Img co-founder Marshalls
David May RW5 Img co-founder 1877 May Department Stores
Morton May RW5 Img 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
Abraham Neiman RW5 Img co-founder 1913 Neiman-Marcus Co.
Carrie Marcus Neiman RW5 Img co-founder 1913 Neiman-Marcus Co.
Philippe Nordmann president Manor AG
Hugh Patinkin chairman, CEO Whitehall Jewelers, Inc ExLink
Sol Polk RW5 Img co-founder Polk Brothers appliance chain
Paul Pressler RW5 Img CEO Gap
Barney Pressman RW5 Img founder 1923 Barneys New york
Sol Price RW5 Img founder 1976 Price Club father of Warehouse Club 
Stern Brothers founders 1867 Stern's
Irving Rabb Img Vice Chairman Stop & Shop department stores chain
Sidney Rabb Img chairman 1925 Stop & Shop father of modern supermarket
Berthold/Hilda Reich co-founders 1943 Jo-Ann Stores
Heather Reisman RW5 Img 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 Img CEO chairman Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Lessing Rosenwald RWF Img chairman 1932-39 Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Abram Rothschild RW5 Img founder A. M. Rothschild Company
Frank Russek Img co-founder Russeks
Andrew Saks RW5 Img 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 Img president Selbe Bros. department stores chain
Jay Schottenstein RW5 Img chairman American Eagle Outfitters Schottenstein Stores Corp.
Henry Siegel RW5 Img founder Siegel-Cooper Company
Julian Simon founder 1897 Boston Store ???
James Sinegal Img co-founder, CEO CostCo Wholesale Corporation ExLink
Steve Silverstein CEO Spencer Gifts
Louis Sloss RW5 Img co-founder Alaska Commercial Company
Richard Smith CEO Neiman-Marcus Co.
Jason Sniderman Img CEO Sam the Record Man canada
Sam Sniderman Img founder 1936 Sam the Record Man record store chain
Bertha/Estella Sommers  founders 1887 Parisian ???
Joseph Spiegel RW5 Img founder Spiegel catalog
Solomon/Levi Spiegelberg owners Spiegelbergs New Mexico ExLink
Stanley Stahl owner Apple Bank for Savings
Thomas Stemberg Img cofounder 1985, CEO Staples, Inc office supply store chain
Isidor Straus RWF Img co-owner Macy's Department Stores
Isidor Straus RWF Img co-owner Abraham & Straus
Nathan Straus RWE HW Img co-owner Macy's Department Stores
Louise Sunshine RW5 Img Sunshine Group
Stanley Tanger Img founder 1981 Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Nicholas Taubman Img CEO, president Advance Auto Parts
Leonhard/Oscar/Hermann Tietz RW5 Img founders Kauhof, Hertie & KaDeWe
Lillian Vernon Img 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 RW5 Img founder 1963, chairman, CEO Limited Brands
Samuel Wurtzel founder 1949 Curcuit City Stores, Inc
Marcus Younker RW5 Img co-founder Younkers Brothers
Lipman Younker Img co-founder Younkers Brothers
Samuel Younker co-founder Younkers Brothers
David Yunich president Macy's Department Stores
Samuel Zell RW5 Img owner Carter Hawley Hale Department stores chain
George Zimmer RW5 Img founder Men's Warehouse
William Zimmerman founder 1950 Img 'N' Save
Baron David Alliance RW5 HW Img chairman N Brown Group plc clothing retailer
Sir Montague Burton RW5 Img founder Burton chain of clothes shops ExLink
Sir Charles Clore RW5 HW Img owner Selfridges
Joseph Ettedgui RWC Img Moroccan-born British retailer Joseph
Frank Cohen Img founder Home Improvements Stores
Sir Philip Green RWC Img owner Arcadia Group
Sir Philip Green RWC Img owner British Home Stores
Lionel Jacobson founder Jackson the Tailor
Baron Stanley Kalms RW5 Img chairman, president DSG International Plc electronics chain
Bernard Lewis RW5 Img founder 1948 River Island ExLink
Michael Marks RWF Img co-founder Marks & Spenser
Baron Simon Marks RW5 Img co-founder Marks & Spenser
Leonard Sainer Img chairman,  Sears plc
Baron Israel Sieff RW5 HW Img co founder Marks & Spenser
Sir Isaac Wolfson RW5 HW Img founder Great Universal Stores
Baron Leonard Wolfson RW5 Img owner Great Universal Stores
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Theophile Bader Img co-founder 1893 Galeries-Lafayette France ExLink
Harry Boan Img Australian businessman, Boans australia
Marc Besen co-founder, co-owner Chadstone Shopping Centre australia
Benjamin Brownstein founder 1940 Browns Shoes canada
Albert Cohen Img CEO, chairman Gendis canada
Harry Cohen Img Gendis canada
Joseph Cohen Gendis canada
John Gandel RW5 Img co-founder co owner Chadstone Shopping Centre australia
David Gold RW5 Img founders, owners Ann Summers sex shops chain
Ralph Gold RW5 Img
Jacqueline Gold RW5 Img 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 Img president 1945-71 Galeries-Lafayette france ExLink
Ruben Jaari RW5 Img founder Pukeva
Alphonse Kahn Img co-founder 1893 Galeries-Lafayette france ExLink
Samuel Klein RW5 Img founder 1952 Casas Bahia brazil
Solomon Lew Img chairman Coles Myer australia
Julius Meinl I.    Julius Meinl AG
Julius Meinl V Julius Meinl AG
Raoul Meyer Galeries-Lafayette france
Naomi Milgrom Img chairman, CEO Sussan Group australia
Ed Mirvish RW5 Img founder owner Honest Ed's canada
Sir Sidney Myer Img founder 1900 Coles Myer australia
Jean-Charles Naouri Img chairman, founder Casino Group
Josef Sachs Img co-founder Nordiska Kompaniet sweden
John Saunders co-founder The Westfield Group australia
Simon & Salman Schocken RWC HW Img founders 1914 Schoken Department Stores germany ExLink
Leonhard Tietz founder Kauhof & Hertie germany
Hermann Tietz RW5 Img founder Kauhof & Hertie germany
Oscar Tietz RW5 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 RW5 Img founder Wertheim Kaufhous germany