All Caldor (US)

All Caldor (US)

Caldor Discount Store
Carl & Dorothy Bennett
Founded: 1951, Port Chester, New York
Defunct: 1999

Caldor, Inc. was a discount department store chain founded in 1951 by husband and wife Carl and Dorothy Bennett. Referred to by many as the Bloomingdale’s of discounting, Caldor grew from a second story “Walk-Up-&-Save” operation in Port Chester, New York into a regional retailing giant.Its stores were earning over $1 billion in sales by the time Mr. Bennett retired in 1985, by which time Caldor was a subsidiary of Associated Dry Goods.

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