Every year October 16th is National Department Store Day. Department stores are commercial retailers that sell goods directly to customers. Unlike a conventional retail outlet, a department store categorizes and displays a wide range of products by department. The department store has a separate furniture section, departments of household chemicals, food products and others.
Shopping is an integral part of modern life. With competition and globalization, prices have come down and more products have been made available to more people. Trade has always been a driving force in human history. Trade allowed ancient civilizations to exchange ideas and products, and thanks to trade, the conquest of the seas began. Department stores have become one of the largest centers of trade.
Essentially, trade is the exchange of goods or services for money or other goods and services. Initially, goods were exchanged for other goods. In Mesopotamia 5 years ago, the concept of money was born, which fundamentally changed trade. Some of the main trade items at that time were spices, textiles, precious metals and luxury items.
- 6 department stores located in the US;
- the wealthiest department store chain in America is Macy’s;
- the area of the largest department store is 5 square feet, it is called Shinsegae Centumcity and is located in South Korea;
- in 1852, the world’s first department store, Le Bon Marché, was opened in Paris.
How to celebrate
Prepare a shopping list for the day. Write down all the food items you need and go to the nearest department store. Visit stores even if you don’t need to buy anything. There is always a chance to get discounts and promotions. Gather a group of friends or family and arrange a grand purchase at your favorite stores.
When is National Department Store Day celebrated in 2022?
National Department Store Day is observed on October 16 each year.