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The Resource L.S. Ayres and Company : the store at the crossroads of America, Kenneth L. Turchi

L.S. Ayres and Company : the store at the crossroads of America, Kenneth L. Turchi

Label
L.S. Ayres and Company : the store at the crossroads of America
Title
L.S. Ayres and Company
Title remainder
the store at the crossroads of America
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth L. Turchi
Title variation
  • LS Ayers and Company
  • L S Ayers and Company
  • LS Ayers and Co
  • L.S. Ayers and Co
  • L S Ayers and Co
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1872 Lyman Ayres acquired a controlling interest in the Trade Palace, a dry-goods store in Indianapolis. Two years later, he bought out his partners and renamed the establishment L. S. Ayres and Company. For the next century, Ayres was as much a part of Indianapolis as Monument Circle or the Indianapolis 500. Generations of midwestern families visited the vast store to shop for everything from furs to television sets, to see the animated Christmas windows, and, of course to visit Santa Claus and enjoy lunch in the Tea Room. But Ayres was more than just a department store. At its helm across three generations was a team of visionary retailers who took the store from its early silk-and-calico days to a diversified company with interests in specialty stores, discount stores (before Target and Wal-Mart), and even grocery stores. At the same time, Ayres never lost sight of its commitment to women's fashion that gave the store the same cachet as its larger competitors in New York and Chicago. What was the secret of Ayres's success? In this book, Ken Turchi traces the store's history through three wars, the Great Depression, and the changing tastes and shopping habits of America in the 1960s and 1970s. Examining Ayres's hundred years of management decisions, he offers strategic takeaways that explain not only the store's success, but that also apply to anyone who wants to be successful in business. Along the way, he describes the store's phenomenal growth while offering a behind-the-scenes look at this beloved and trusted institution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turchi, Kenneth L
Dewey number
381/.1410977252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5465.U6
LC item number
L267 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • L.S. Ayres and Company
  • Department stores
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
Label
L.S. Ayres and Company : the store at the crossroads of America, Kenneth L. Turchi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [275])and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19924793
Dimensions
24 x 32 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780871953001
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
L.S. Ayres and Company : the store at the crossroads of America, Kenneth L. Turchi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [275])and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19924793
Dimensions
24 x 32 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780871953001
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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