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Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Retail

 

From the corner store to nation-wide chains, immigrants have long been an integral part of bringing goods and services to American consumers. Today, they can be seen re-vitalizing neighborhoods in major cities, and they are unseen as the founders of some of the most popular stores in the United States.

Here we honor five immigrants who founded major retail chains.

 

Photo of TJ Maxx store

Max and Morris Feldberg
Russia
TJX, BJ’s Wholesale Club co-founder

 

Maxwell Kohl
Poland
Kohl’s founder

 

José Navarro, Sr.
Cuba
Navarro Discount Pharmacies founder

 

John W. Nordstrom
Sweden
Nordstrom, Inc. co-founder

 
Photo of Big Lots store
Sol A. Shenk
Russia
Big Lots founder

 

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