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J.B. White parent company bought out

...White's parent company, Mercantile Stores Co. Inc., announced Monday...700 block of Broad Street. Mercantile Stores Corp. purchased the White chain...80-per-share cash tender offer for Mercantile Stores' common shares by Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/19/bus_228468.shtml
Business
Dillard's extends deadline

...has extended the deadline of its buyout offer for Mercantile Stores Co. Inc. by more than two weeks to give federal...Dillard's said last month it would sell some Mercantile stores and put its nameplate on all those it keeps. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/20/bus_231318.shtml
Business
Dillard's merger garners approval

...clearance to proceed with its $2.9 billion takeover of Mercantile Stores Co. Inc., the parent company of JB White. The...chain, which was started in Augusta in 1874, other Mercantile stores include Bacons, Castner Knott, deLendrecie's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/bus_235858.shtml
Business
New owner to sell shops

...Officials from J.B. White's parent company, Mercantile Store Co. Inc., say its new owner plans to close 20 to 25 Mercantile stores later this year. Rival department store chain Dillard's announced its purchase of the 103-store Mercantile chain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/20/bus_228547.shtml
Business
Effects on JB White after sale to Dillard's remain unclear

...will sell or swap overlapping Mercantile Stores, the Ohio-based company that...company has not announced which Mercantile stores would be sold. Dillard's...strategy is to sell overlapping Mercantile stores to Saks Inc., the new company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/11/bus_233066.shtml
Business
Harold Paul

...education and graduated from Rider University with a BS in Business Administration. He had a successful career with Mercantile Stores, Inc. for forty years. Harold was a beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed...

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J.B. White name to be missed

...White's parent company, Mercantile Stores Co. Inc., for $2.9 billion in cash. All 103 Mercantile stores, which include the chains Gayfers...plans to liquidate 20 to 25 Mercantile stores in markets with overlapping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/31/bus_229879.shtml
Business
Building to be sold October 30

...street-level retail shops. The property is owned by Dillard's department stores, which bought JB White last year from Mercantile Stores. The purchase price has not been disclosed. Clay Boardman, who spent more than $15 million to renovate Enterprise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/19/bus_273824.shtml
Business
Business briefs

...of 513.23.Dillard's extends Mercantile bidCOLUMBIA -- Once again, Dillard's has extended its bid to buy Mercantile Stores, which operates the JB White retail chain and 12 others.Little Rock, Ark.-based Dillard's extended until...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/08/bus_232794.shtml
Business
JB White to lose name

...month Dillard's completed its $2.9 billion purchase of JB White's parent company, Fairfield, Ohio-based Mercantile Stores Co. JB White, considered a retail institution by loyal shoppers, was founded in Augusta in 1874. "I'll miss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/27/bus_237132.shtml
Business