Business & Finance: Schulte Ubiquitous

Excepting a few pieces of furniture, many a U. S. inhabitant has furnished his home with shrewd purchases at 5¢ & 10¢ stores. To these emporiums he has also hastened for Christmas presents and such luxuries of life as teacups, cookies, ribbons, bottle openers, pins, whatnot. It was announced last week that 14 leading chain store systems, chiefly of the nickel & dime variety, had made an average sales increase of 15.7% in 1927. The list, with value of 1927 sales and percentage of increase over 1926, follows:

F. W. Woolworth & Co....

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