9780807134498

We Were Merchants : The Sternberg Family and the Story of Goudchaux's and Maison Blanche Department Stores

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807134498

  • ISBN10:

    080713449X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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We Were Merchants: The Sternberg Family and the Story of Goudchaux's and Maison Blanche Department Stores is the fascinating and inspiring story of a family of immigrant merchants who transformed a nondescript apparel store in Baton Rouge into a national retail legend. At its pinnacle, Goudchaux's/Maison Blanche had become the largest family-owned department store in America, operating twenty-four stores in Louisiana and Florida, and employing more than 8,000 people; a bygone era when family businesses ruled the retail landscape . . . . The Sternbergs sold Goudchaux's/Maison Blanche in the early 1990s, bringing to an end a centuries-long mercantile tradition that began in a small shop in eighteenth-century Germany. We Were Merchants is enhanced with recollections of former customers and employees, and forty-two historic photographs

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