Montgomery Ward

retailer in the United States

Montgomery Ward was an American department store chain. It currently exists only as an online retail website since 2004.[1] It only delivers in the United States.[source?]

Montgomery Ward Inc.
Private

Original incarnation, mail order and department store

Current incarnation, online retailer and catalog merchant
IndustryRetail
FateBankruptcy in 2000;

Full liquidation in 2001

namesake retailer launched in 2004 after purchase of trademarks
Founded1872; 149 years ago (1872) (as mail order company and later department store, defunct 2001) 2004; 17 years ago (2004) (as current online retailer)
DefunctJune 2001; 20 years ago (2001-06) (original company)
HeadquartersOriginal company in Chicago, Illinois, United States 2004 to 2008: namesake company Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
Key people
Original company: 1872 founder, Aaron Montgomery Ward namesake company: John Baumann, president of parent company Swiss Colony
ProductsClothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, appliances, housewares, tools, and electronics.
BrandsRiverside

Airline

Powr-Kraft
DivisionsElectric Avenue

Wards Kids

Montgomery Ward Catalog

Montgomery Wards Auto Express
Websitewards.com

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.

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward, a Chicago entrepreneur.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Montgomery Wards current website". Wards/Montgomery Wards.