Army & Navy: Big Business

Before the war is over, the biggest, widest-spread chain-store business in the world is likely to be run by the U.S. Army. Last year A. & P. grossed $1,378,000,000, Sears, Roebuck grossed $976,000,000. This year the Army's post exchanges will gross about $350,000,000 (in domestic U.S. alone) and that figure is only a starter.

Next year, with the Army going to double or triple its size, with more & more soldiers going to foreign parts where only PXs (big ones at home bases and small, mobile field exchanges behind battle lines), will be...

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