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W.T. Grant was a chain of variety stores in the United States, founded in 1906 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Initially located primarily in downtown shopping districts, Grants opened its first suburban shopping center locations in 1949, and by the early 1960s, these made up a majority of the company's stores. The chain's footprint peaked in 1972 with 1,208 stores in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, South Dakota, and Wyoming. In 1975, W.T. Grant experienced the largest retail bankruptcy that had occurred in American history up to that point, and the chain was completely liquidated by the end of 1976.
Store history[edit | edit source]
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Date | Stores | Stores opened |
Stores closed |
Stores in shopping centers |
Diskay Discount Marts |
Sales | Source |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
1/31/1908 | 1 | $99,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1909 | 2 | $169,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1910 | 4 | $399,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1911 | 6 | $753,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1912 | 9 | $1,044,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1913 | 12 | $1,362,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1914 | 16 | $2,001,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1915 | 20 | $2,565,000 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1916 | 23 | $3,061,689 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1917 | 25 | $3,636,253 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1918 | 30 | $4,510,776 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1919 | 32 | $6,029,082 | ^{[1]} | ||||
1/31/1920 | 33 | $7,941,688 | ^{[2]} | ||||
1/31/1921 | 38 | $10,192,534 | ^{[3]} | ||||
1/31/1922 | 45 | $12,728,412 | ^{[4]} | ||||
1/31/1923 | 48 | $15,382,631 | ^{[5]} | ||||
1/31/1924 | 60 | $20,625,388 | ^{[6]} | ||||
1/31/1925 | 73 | $25,316,334 | ^{[7]} | ||||
1/31/1926 | 77 | $30,411,400 | ^{[8]} | ||||
1/31/1927 | 109 | $36,074,617 | ^{[9]} | ||||
1/31/1928 | 158 | $43,743,929 | ^{[10]} | ||||
1/31/1929 | 221 | $55,690,785 | ^{[11]} | ||||
1/31/1930 | 279 | $65,902,419 | ^{[12]} | ||||
1/31/1931 | 350 | $71,376,487 | ^{[13]} | ||||
1/31/1932 | 404 | $75,679,203 | ^{[14]} | ||||
1/31/1933 | 446 | $73,086,856 | ^{[15]} | ||||
1/31/1934 | 457 | $78,206,119 | ^{[16]} | ||||
1/31/1935 | 465 | $85,069,612 | ^{[17]} | ||||
1/31/1936 | 471 | $91,981,814 | ^{[18]} | ||||
1/31/1937 | 477 | 7 | 1 | $98,346,043 | ^{[19]} | ||
1/31/1938 | 480 | 5 | 2 | $99,059,920 | ^{[20]} | ||
1/31/1939 | 489 | 14 | 5 | $97,516,419 | ^{[21]} | ||
1/31/1940 | 492 | 6 | 3 | $103,761,686 | ^{[22]} | ||
1/31/1941 | 492 | 4 | 4 | $111,774,965 | ^{[23]} | ||
1/31/1942 | 495 | 4 | 1 | $130,555,907 | ^{[24]} | ||
1/31/1943 | 493 | 0 | 2 | $154,204,453 | ^{[25]} | ||
1/31/1944 | 493 | 0 | 0 | $163,983,317 | ^{[26]} | ||
1/31/1945 | 490 | 0 | 3 | $175,460,824 | ^{[27]} | ||
3/1/1946 | 485 | 0 | 5 | $180,306,612 | ^{[28]} | ||
3/1/1947 | 484 | 1 | 2 | $212,324,212 | ^{[29]} | ||
1/31/1948 | 483 | 3 | 4 | $228,636,024 | ^{[30]} | ||
1/31/1949 | 481 | 1 | 3 | 0 | $233,904,425 | ^{[31]} | |
1/31/1950 | 480 | 4 | 5 | 2 | $233,167,686 | ^{[32]} | |
1/31/1951 | 477 | 2 | 5 | 9 | $250,573,987 | ^{[33]} | |
1/31/1952 | 482 | 8 | 3 | 14 | $268,332,908 | ^{[34]} | |
1/31/1953 | 491 | 14 | 5 | 19 | $283,240,067 | ^{[35]} | |
1/31/1954 | 502 | 16 | 5 | 26 | $299,767,741 | ^{[36]} | |
1/31/1955 | 520 | 20 | 2 | 32 | $317,157,138 | ^{[37]} | |
1/31/1956 | 574 | 61 | 7 | 66 | $351,848,626 | ^{[38]} | |
1/31/1957 | 632 | 71 | 13 | 130 | $380,915,043 | ^{[1]} | |
1/31/1958 | 691 | 67 | 8 | 195 | $406,337,450 | ^{[39]} | |
1/31/1959 | 739 | 64 | 16 | 259 | $432,240,571 | ^{[40]} | |
1/31/1960 | 801 | 85 | 23 | 340 | $479,997,477 | ^{[41]} | |
1/31/1961 | 864 | 78 | 15 | 417 | $512,686,823 | ^{[42]} | |
1/31/1962 | 952 | 113 | 25 | 528 | 0 | $574,501,798 | ^{[43]} |
1/31/1963 | 1,032 | 112 | 32 | 639 | $686,262,689 | ^{[44]} | |
1/31/1964 | 1,081 | 72 | 23 | 705 | 9 | $698,673,072 | ^{[45]} |
1/31/1965 | 1,092 | 29 | 18 | 732 | 20 | $769,921,172 | ^{[46]} |
1/31/1966 | 1,088 | 26 | 30 | 751 | 34 | $839,715,457 | ^{[47]} |
1/31/1967 | 1,104 | 51 | 35 | 781 | $920,797,287 | ^{[48]} | |
1/31/1968 | 1,086 | 24 | 42 | $979,457,734 | ^{[49]} | ||
1/31/1969 | 1,092 | 41 | 35 | $1,091,658,008 | ^{[50]} | ||
1/31/1970 | 1,095 | 52 | 49 | $1,210,918,068 | ^{[51]} | ||
1/31/1971 | 1,116 | 65 | 44 | $1,254,130,857 | ^{[52]} | ||
1/31/1972 | 1,168 | 83 | 31 | $1,374,811,791 | ^{[53]} | ||
1/31/1973 | 1,208 | 92 | 52 | $1,644,747,319 | ^{[54]} | ||
1/31/1974 | 1,189 | 77 | 96 | $1,849,802,346 | ^{[55]} | ||
1/30/1975 | 1,152 | 44 | 81 | $1,761,952,000 | ^{[56]} | ||
1/31/1976 | 393 | ||||||
Total | 1,887 | 1,887 | $22,688,489,950 |
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ ^{1.00} ^{1.01} ^{1.02} ^{1.03} ^{1.04} ^{1.05} ^{1.06} ^{1.07} ^{1.08} ^{1.09} ^{1.10} ^{1.11} ^{1.12} W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1956, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1919, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1920, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1921, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1922, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1923, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1924, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1925, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1926, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1927, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1928, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1929, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1930, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1931, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1932, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1933, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1934, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1935, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1936, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1937, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1938, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1939, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1940, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1941, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1942, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1943, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1944, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1946, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1947, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1947, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1948, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1949, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1950, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1951, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1952, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1953, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1954, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1955, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1957, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1958, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1959, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1960, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1961, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1962, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1963, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1964, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1965, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1966, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1967, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1968, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1969, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1970, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1971, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1972, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1973, via archive.org.
- ↑ W.T. Grant Company Annual Report 1974, via archive.org.