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Trivia Questions: increase your knowledge 9 years, 12 months ago #3217

I thought it might be fun to post some trivia questions in a forum. You can take this new knowledge and be the smart alec of the next geoevent. Feel free to ask or answer questions, yourself.

Everyone knows what a huge retailing behemoth that Wal-Mart has become with nearly 4000 stores in the United States. However, there was another company that once had nearly 16,000 retail stores in the U.S. Many of the federal anti-predatory pricing laws were a direct response to this retailing giant and the 75% market share they once had. Can you name this company?

Hint: This company is still in business


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Last Edit: 6 years ago by LSUFan.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3220

I think I know the answer
<br />Move over I got this.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3221


I think I know the answer


Then go ahead and post it. I'll post all the links with the info afterwards. Did you know it or have to look it up on the internet?


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3223

Sears
<br />Move over I got this.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3224

No wait it is K-Mart
<br />Move over I got this.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3225


Sears,No wait it is K-Mart


Those are good guesses, and similar to the ones my employees had. However that is not the answer. More clues.

This company in it's heyday, owned several of the manufacturing facilities for some of the products it sold, including a magazine publishing company, and this magazine at one time was sold exclusively only in it's stores. It was (and still is) known for several of these brands.

The company still operates around 400 retail stores, with a presence still in Mississippi and Louisiana.


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3226

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A&P
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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3228


A&P


That's it. 

Technically it's,  The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.

Click the links below.

www.aptea.com/history_timeline.asp

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Atlantic..._Pacific_Tea_Company

Did you know it, or ronbo it? ;D

Are we ready for the next one?


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3229

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Did you know it, or ronbo it? ;D

googled it

Are we ready for the next one?

ready
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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3230

This is a lot easier one.

This U.S. Company (and it is still in business) used to sell pre-fab houses delivered to your door. They would sell you everything  to build one, including the nails and paint, windows, trim, fixtures, etc. I'm not just talking about small houses either, but some 2 story, big, nice homes. They would even tote the mortgage note if needed. There are many thousands of these homes still standing in various parts of the country.

Which company is it?


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3231

what is united built homes

EDIT: I messed up and edited your post instead of quoting, trying to quote it now--LSUFan
Cachin with Sequoia,Lil'Tumbleweed and Doxie the geopup..

Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3232


what is united built homes



Actually, this company is a lot older than United, but would sell you EVERYTHING you needed. Wood, plaster, electrical, fixtures, paint, nails, etc.


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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3233

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You oughta see him metamorphosize
From barney jekyll into bubba hyde
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Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3234

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Sears

No google required. I'm a "This Old House" fan. Watched every episode.

Next or do you want me to do one?
<br />Wherever you go, there you are.

Re: Trivia Questions: increase you knowledge 9 years, 11 months ago #3235

I told you that one was easy.

www.searsarchives.com/homes/

www.amazon.com/Houses-Sears-Everything-W...atalog/dp/0971558809

I have some reproduced catalogs that I got off Amazon that is a copy of the original mail order catalog for Sears. They are neat. I would love to find some Sears homes around here and see if I could make some kind of cache out of it.

The next one is all your, Ron.


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