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Reminiscences of Fred Lazarus, Jr. : oral history, 1965

Creator: Lazarus, Fred, 1884-1973
Project: Federated Department Stores project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 1,039 pages Sound recording: 16 reels Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Merchandising executive

Scope and Contents

Family background; F. & R. Lazarus Co., Shillito's; philosophy of retailing and merchandising; development of Federated Department Stores; Filene's; Committee on Economic Development; Ohio Retail Merchants' Council; American Retail Federation; United States Chamber of Commerce; detailed discussion of operation of a department store: personnel, customer service, selling, layout, design of fixtures, credit, stock, service departments, discount houses, special sales, night and Sunday shopping, computerization, area research, resources, retail accounting and applied statistical procedures, business forecasting, revolving credit, unionization, family financing; charitable and philanthropic undertakings; Retail Research Association; Associated Merchandising; Red Cross, American Jewish Committee


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