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Bernard A. Edison

Edison Brothers Stores

1968 - 1987

Retail

1960 b. 1928
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
Personal
Born-Died1928
BirthplaceGeorgia (GA)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1960

Taking the helm of the family business from his father and uncle, Edison went on to lead it through its strongest period of growth and financial performance. He dramatically expanded operations, opening new designer footwear stores including Bakerís, Chandlerís, and Leedís, and diversifying into apparel through outlets including J. Riggings and Jeans West. Edison centered his outlets in suburban malls to capitalize on the growth of this distribution channel in the 70ís and 80ís.