Harris Company, The

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Harris Company, The
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AuthorAimmee L. Rodriguez, Richard A. Hanks, Robin S. Hanks
GenreRetailing Marketing & Sales
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Mercid 399209781439620724
MerchantRakuten Kobo Canada
WebsiteRakuten Kobo Canada


For almost 100 years, the slogan "Harris' Has It" set a standard for quality merchandise, selection, and personal service. Starting in 1905 with only 25 feet of frontage at its original San Bernardino store, this partnership of three immigrant brothers grew into a corporation of nine stores, with the flagship store alone worth over $1 million. The Harris Company was the first in the region to enhance the shopping experience with the introduction of elevators, electric signs, and escalators. Although the store closed in 1999, the Harris Company is remembered throughout the Inland Empire as a shopping experience that was more than just business, it was "looking after people.

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