A Virginia based department store chain founded in 1891.

Founder: W. S. Peebles

Home Offices: South Hill, VA

Locations: 120 stores in 15 states including

Focused on customer service and satisfaction, Peebles is expanding rapidly up and down the East Coast with plans for stores in several new states over the next 3 years. Very similar to JC Penney in structure, merchandising, and pricing.

The name "Peebles" is most often mistaken for "pebbles"-when not just mispronounced-and is a constant source of irritation for employees.

Credits: http://www.peebles.com/ and 6 months of working at Peebles

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