Business: Retailers

From smartshops, from bargain basements, from stores great & small, some 5,000 leading merchants of the land assembled in Manhattan last week for the annual convention of the National Retail Dry Goods Association. With the Christmas rush behind them, the Easter season dimly distant, the retailers took a full week off, stayed for a five-day meeting which included no less than 35 sessions, 170 speeches. Between sessions some retailers managed to squeeze in visits to spring furniture shows, lamp shows, corset shows. Attendance at Manhattan hotspots during the week showed a considerable...

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