Business & Finance: Marshall Field

Seventy-five years ago Marshall Field founded in Chicago the store that bears his name. Now, in Seattle, the $12,000,000-a-year Frederick A. Nelson store is owned by Marshall Field & Co. The new $25,000,000 Merchandise Mart building in Chicago is Marshall Field owned, as is Chicago's Davis Department Store. Marshall Field has retail branches around Chicago, a wholesale branch in Manhattan, 25 mills and many factories scattered throughout the country. Yet it is none of these things that has been Chicago's pride, but rather the claim to being the world's largest retail business under...

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