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J.B. White name to be missed

...company, Mercantile Stores Co. Inc., for $2.9 billion in cash. All 103 Mercantile stores, which include the chains Gayfers, Maison Blanche and Joslins, will bear the Dillard's name once the deal is approved. Dillard's representatives were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/31/bus_229879.shtml
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JB White to lose name

...something to replace it." Conversion of JB Whites -- as well as other stores in the Mercantile chain, such as Bacons and Gayfers -- will vary market by market, said Ms. Bull, who was unable to elaborate on whether changes in Augusta would occur sooner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/27/bus_237132.shtml
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Dillard's merger garners approval

...White chain, which was started in Augusta in 1874, other Mercantile stores include Bacons, Castner Knott, deLendrecie's, Gayfers, Lion, Block, Hennessy's, Joslins, McAlpin's, Maison Blanche, Jones and Roots. The acquisition will increase Dillard's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/bus_235858.shtml
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Effects on JB White after sale to Dillard's remain unclear

...awaiting FTC approval." In addition to JB White stores, Mercantile operates several other department store chains including Gayfers, Maison Blanche and Joslins. In all, it has 103 department stores and 16 home furnishings stores. Industry analysts say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/11/bus_233066.shtml
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Dillard's extends deadline

...Mercantile's 119 department stores in 17 states, mainly in the Midwest and South, operate under the names McAlpin's, Bacons, Joslins, Gayfers, Maison Blanche, Castner Knott, Jones, Roots, deLendrecie's, Glass Block and Hennessy's.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/20/bus_231318.shtml
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J.B. White parent company bought out

...Mercantile Stores, based about 25 miles north of Cincinnati, had $3.1 billion. Mercantile's store groups also include Gayfers, Maison Blanche, Castner Knott, Jones, J.B. White, Roots, deLendrecie's, Glass Block and Hennessy's. Dillard's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/19/bus_228468.shtml
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New owner to sell shops

...family of South Carolina. In addition to J.B. White, Mercantile also operates stores under several other names, including Gayfers, Bacons, The Jones Store Co., Joslins, McAlpin's and Maison Blanche.Little Rock, Ark.,-based Dillard's, controlled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/20/bus_228547.shtml
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