By Brian Brennan
The massive good fortune of Brian Brennan's neighborhood bestseller development a Province left readers clamouring for extra. Alberta Originals is Brennan's reaction to the call for, that includes sixty extra major and influential Albertans.
From philanthropists to neighborhood characters, artists to oil-patch executives, Alberta Originals is stuffed with those that made a different contribution to the social, fiscal, cultural, and political foundations of Alberta. everybody used to be an unique who introduced his or her power and imaginative and prescient to the shaping of a province that has a heritage of embracing the bizarre and entrepreneurial.
Brian Brennan presents a clean examine those province developers, highlighting little-known information from the lives of The well-known 5, "Bible Bill" Aberhart, Frank McMahon, Catharine Robb Whyte & Ernest Manning.
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10 During the 1860s and 1870s, retail in France and the United States underwent further changes. As the productive capacity of each nation increased, manufacturers hired jobbers to sell larger and larger orders to wholesalers and retailers, often at unprecedented low prices. Merchants with sufficient capital reserves took advantage of these bargains to increase both their sales volume and their share of the consumer market. Such merchants were most often those who had in the preceding decade experimented successfully with what was becoming known as modern merchandising methods.
Eaton’s comparative sales figures also reveal that Canada’s retail market was more monopolistic than its counterparts in England, France, and the United States. Certainly not everyone in Canada patronized Eaton’s, but if one considers Canadian spending at Eaton’s on a per capita basis, then each Canadian resident spent 93 cents at Eaton’s in 1898. 23 This discrepancy in market shares between Eaton’s, on the one hand, and America’s largest stores, on the other, results from the countries’ different retail situations.
34 For the HBC, the second decade of the twentieth century marked a turning point in company strategy. Recognizing the growing influence of urbanization on Canada’s west, in 1910 the HBC’s principal shareholders separated the company into three divisions: fur, land, and stores. It also began shifting its focus from fur to retail. In 1912 the Stores Commissioner stated that “the future policy of the company should be to develop departmental stores, both in Calgary and Vancouver and other principal cities in western Canada ...
Alberta Originals by Brian Brennan