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SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12, 1901.
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I To-day step into the arena of the ShoeTradeof the Northwest armed
I to make war on high prices. Our manufacturing connections
I enable us to place Shoes in the Retailers' hands at prices less than
I heretofore paid by Jobbers. We carry in stock and can furnish you
I at a moment's notice the leading lines of the country at less than
I Manufacturers' prices* WBijf p^j others am extra profit?
I manufacturers 0 prices. Why pay others an extra profit?
I We quote the following' concerning our manufacturers and
I our new method of business from the editorial page ol
1 The Boot and Shoe Recorder 'Boston, Mass.:
New Idea in Shoe Distribution Greets
the Opening OF SHOE INTERESTS:
I IVIAIVUVIOTM CONSOLIDATION OF" SHOE INTERESTS:
I , There is now being worked out in one of our leading cities a plan' of j::::: Second. The opening of depots in the leading cities of the country
I .shoe distribution that promises to dominate the distribution of Shoes to j to carry in stock the shoes manufactured by members of the company.
I '. •h^ tf ers °f th? Un'! ed. gta^s- ' To be sold retailers at less than manufacturers' prices.
The fundamental principle Jof the new organization will be to elim- j: ; ~
mate all jobbers' profit as follows: *" * ~~~~~" I ; The plan is already in operation in The Grimsrud Shoe Co. of
IGSfu* tv • ~7- ~T ixt . ;v-i ■ ■^•: i;^ Minneapolis, flinn., five of the leading manufacturers of the
Hrst. ;1 .y Ihe incorporation of the National Shoe Company with a t"- ' T~T^ -' , , a a Z T^ ■„:,- v.. L '
capital of ~~~~ —"— : —" ~— — — I __ :■: country being , interested, and on the same lines will be based the na
-93^500^000 tional organization. If the Recorder was at liberty to mention the \
to be held by not to exceed twelve ofthe leading Shoe manufacturers of J:;. names of the manufacturers interested it would cause a sensation in the
the country making dissimilar lines. '•-.--!»;!" .;.'•■. ;i trade. l': . ■> ■.-."■.■.'
I Antiquated methods and long lines of profit that have hampered the
distribution of Shoes in the Northwest must give way to
I new ideas and close margins, as exemplified by
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