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By Fred Leeson

Biography of Fred G. Meyer, a pioneering Pacific Northwest entrepreneur who constructed the one-stop shopping mall that mix groceries with garments, medications, sort and lots of different departments. From his commence in Portland, Oregon, Meyer improved into a number of Pacific Northwest states. in the course of a operating profession of 70 years, the self-taught Meyer advanced from door-to-door espresso revenues to his one-stop facilities ranging as much as 200,000 sq. ft. His MY-TE-FINE residence model on nutrients and different goods turned part of the Pacific Northwest lexicon. notwithstanding parsimonious all through his existence, Meyer left a large property that grew to become the biggest charitable belief in Oregon heritage. Meyer mostly restricted his public appearances to shop grand openings, the place his smiling face a bow ties grew to become well-recognized. In inner most, Meyer was once brilliantly shrewdpermanent, competitive, single-minded, domineering and sometimes abrasive, but occasionally without notice compassionate. This biography attracts on long oral historical past interviews given via Meyer's closest operating affiliates to the Oregon old Society within the years after Meyer's dying. Their memories create an image of a tireless, artistic entrepreneur who lived for not anything yet increasing his company and growing monetary possibilities for others.

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