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Milton J. Petrie

Petrie Stores

1932 - 1993

Retail

1930 b. 1902
male
Personal
Born-Died1902 - 1994
BirthplaceUtah (UT)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1930

Location, location, location. Petrie had a keen sense for “hot real estate” which he used to create a new form of retailing – the women’s specialty store. By focusing on the teen market and insisting on quick inventory turns, he created a new retail industry – one that would spawn The Gap, The Limited, and others.