|Private – online retailer and catalog merchant|
|Fate||Bankruptcy in 2000;
Full liquidation in 2001namesake retailer launched in 2004 after purchase of trademarks
|Founded||1872department store, defunct 2001) 2004 (as current online retailer)(as mail order company and later|
|Defunct||June 2001(original company)|
|Headquarters||Original company in Chicago, Illinois, United States 2004 to 2008: namesake company Monroe, Wisconsin, United States|
|Original company: 1872 founder, Aaron Montgomery Ward namesake company: John Baumann, president of parent company Swiss Colony|
|Products||Clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, appliances, housewares, tools, and electronics.|
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It started as a mail-order catalog (called a "Wish Book") and department store in 1872. It owned Jefferson Ward discount stores. Jefferson Ward stores in the northern US were sold to Bradlees in 1985.[source?] The rest closed in 1988. All its stores closed in 2000. In 2004, it reopened as an online store.
References[change | change source]
- "Montgomery Wards current website". Wards/Montgomery Wards.