Development of Chain Store Merchandising

Archive Report

The rapid growth of chain stores since the war ranks with the expansion of installment selling as one of the significant developments of the post-war period in the United States. Chain stores at present occupy a very important place in the distribution of goods at retail and their development has given rise to many problems that concern manufacturers, distributors and consumers of merchandise.

The increase in numbers of retail chains and the large scale upon which many of them are now operating has caused apprehension in certain quarters that monopolies may be in process of development in the retail field which will prove more dangerous to the interests of consumers than any existing big-business combination in the field of production. At the instance of Senator ...

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