Profile of the Day: Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr.
On May 8, 1947, Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. died in London, England. Selfridge invested in building his own department store, Selfridges, in London when he was unimpressed with the quality of British retailers and had noticed that the large stores in London had not adopted the latest selling ideas that were being used in the United States.
He was the first to promote Christmas sales with the catchphrase “Only __ Shopping Days Until Christmas”, while he was working at Marshall Field’s department store.
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