Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Origins of 7 Department Store Chains

The Origins of 7 Department Store Chains

2 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

That reminds me of the old story - not true - about E. J. Korvette's, former NY discount department store.

According to Korvette's founder, Eugene Ferkauf, who died on June 5, 2012, the name "E. J. Korvette" was coined as a combination of the initials of its founders (Eugene and Joe) and a re-spelling of the naval term corvette, a nimble sailing warship and later World War II sub-destroyer. Ferkauf's claim and the name pre-dating the Korean War by three years contradict an urban legend it was an acronym for "Eight Jewish Korean [War] Veterans".

Jeff

Unknown said...

Well, it's a good story, true or not.