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This Week in Business History for July 19th: Remembering John Wanamaker, Merchant Prince of Philadelphia
19th July 2022 • This Week in Business History • Supply Chain Now
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In this episode of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner tells the life story of John Wanamaker, the so-called Merchant Prince of Philadelphia.

He has an unusually long list of firsts to his name, and they are not all in business. He established the first department store in Philadelphia, coined the term ‘department store,’ was the first retail store to advertise in the newspaper, the first to use price tags, and the first to offer full refunds.

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