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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1911, Image 11

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"PAY CASH AND TAKE HOME, YOUR OWN GROCERIES
, SAYS DUKE C. BOWERS, WHO OPERATES 36 STORES
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Started With $200 Capital 101
Years Ago Operates in Inter-
ests of the People. "
Memphis, Nov. 23. Grocer'
Bowers and thousands of Mem-;
phis housewives are- -informal!
partners. -The party of the 'first
part agrees to sell groceries
cheaper thaiL. anybody "else-hv
Memphis; 'the parties of the sec?
ond part agree to pay cash, and.
Wrong. The customer pays it
all ; the grqcery man just tacks it
onto the stuff you buy, and you
pay'for it whether you have your
good delivered or not."
J Credit losses is another thing
that the grocery keeper unloads
on his customers.
"I don't want half my custom
ers paying the bad bills of the
other half ; and I don't want some
of them who come for their gro-
f "s: . - gfs: n
Duke C. Bowers?
to carry their purchases home
withrthem. -
Duke C. Bowers has three
dozen grocery stores scattered
$3 uo and foueht food trusts at the
same time. '
He has never owned a.delivenv
wagon. "It's too expensive a lux
ury for the man of ordinary
means. Some people had the idea
that the grocer paid for that
horse and Svagon, for the man
.who drove and for repairs.
cedes, paying "the delivery bills
for those people who telephone
for every nickel's worth they buy
and. 'have it sent over right
away,' "' says Bowers.
That is why ever woman who
markets' 'at one of the Bowers
stores gets groceries for a whole
week, of seven days, where she
wouldget only about six 'days'
food if she didn't stick to Grocer
Bowers' cardinal principles.
Wealthy women, poor women
and vomen of the intermediate.
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