Kids on Wheels Durham

Safe, Reliable, Caring and Personalized Transportation for Kids, Seniors in Durham

Kids on Wheels.ca: A private transportation service for children, seniors and kids and youth with special needs and abilities in Ajax/ Pickering and all of Durham

on November 11, 2011

“The customer is always right”

Origin

Several retail concern used this as a slogan from the early 20th century onward. In the USA it is particularly associated with Marshall Field’s department store, Chicago (established in the late 19th century). The store is an icon of the city, although it is set to lose its name in 2006 when, following a takeover, it becomes renamed as Macy’s. In the UK, Harry Gordon Selfridge (1857-1947) the founder of London’s Selfridges store (opened in 1909), is credited with championing its use. The Wisconsin born Selfridge worked for Field from 1879 to 1901. Both men were dynamic and creative businessmen and it’s highly likely that one of them coined the phrase, although we don’t know which.

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