The Eagle from Bryan, Texas on May 21, 1969 · Page 2
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R®S* 2 irven • Colte«?«, Station, T«*o* THE BRYAN DAILY EAGLE — SECTION A Wednesday, May 21, 1969 Cooks Sets Grand Opening Thursday Dominican Students Host Speaker Bryan’s new Cooks Discount Department Store at 2104 Texas Ave. will open at 9.30 a.m. Thursday, Joe Fournier will be manager of the store and Ted Ledinski will be assistant manager. The new facility will contain 42,000 square feet of selling area and have a brightly lighted paved parking lot with 500 spaces. The store is a part of Cook I nUed Co., listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with sales exceeding $500 million annually. Cook United officials who will be on hand Thursday for the opening include Herb Cohen, vice president and regional manager; Ben Bartel], vice president for operations; Don Levey, vice president for store planning and William Maron,j director of women’s fashions. Cook United Co. had its beginning in 1921 when Max Friedman and Hyman C. Rroder founded a home service route company with $7,500 and named it Cook-Coffee. At the end of the first year Cook-Coffee had eight home routes. In 1950, Cook-Coffee made its first public stock offering at $13 a share By an original 100-share investment of $1,300 was worth $13,000 By 1966, Cook-Coffee had grown into nearly 700 home service routes in 11 states, Pick- N-Pay supermarkets, and Uncle Bill’s, Whitehall's and Ontario Discount Department Stores. Roy B, Miner was named president of Cook-Coffee in And we offer today’s young people the kinck- of clothing, records and sporting goods accessories they want,” he said. Cook United president Miner said, “We have assembled a dynamic young management ;team, recruited” mainly from within the Bryan trading area. We feel they know what Bryan shoppers want and how' to "get it for them.” Miner said the new store has an “eye to the future.” The immediate future will lie spotlighted when the store opens, completely geared to the summer season. Said Fournier, “Our buyers have scoured the country in B-CS BUSINESS order to bring the fashion conscious people of Bryan tremendous selections of the newest fashions at unbelievable savings.” Miner, president of the company, is a graduate of Purdue University. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He and his wife, Lois Ann. have three children. Fred Silverstein is president of the Discount division of Cook United. He is a Cleveland native and joined the Ontario stores; in 1960 . Silverstein attended Western Reserve University. Dominican Republic Ambassador to the U S. Dr. Hector Garcia-Godoy will visit Texas A&M University students from the Caribbean country Wednesday. His visit Is sponsored by A&M’s 85 Dominican students. The ambassador will arrive at 2 p.m., meet with President Ear; Rudder and attend a 4 p.m reception \uth Dominican students in the Memorial Student Center Assembly Room. An 8 p m. dinner sponsored by Dominican students will follow a cocktail party to be given by the president and attended by deans and department heads. Dr. Godoy will return to Washington Thursday morning. He was interim president right after the Dominican revolution, serving until a president was elected He is in his third year of ambassadorship to the U. S. JOE FOURNIER Cooks Manager August, 1966, and went on to lead the firm in expanding to its present proportions in two years. The name of the firm was changed to Cook United last March. Today, Cook United consists of 72 supermarkets using a 500,000 square foot distribution center. 76 discount stores operating as Uncle Bill’s, On* t a r i o , Consolidated Sales, Clark's and Cooks: Jay Drug Stores and the home routes. The wholesale division consists of Stem Distributing Co. and Oscar Robbins, distributors of sporting goods and hardware Bill Bvan and Beacon- Hausheer Marine Supply Co. HERB COHEN \ 1*, Regional Chief take care of Cooks Institutional food division, servicing institutions with meats, dairy products and perishables. “The Bryan store,” manager Fournier said, “represents the newest and best of our concepts for customer convenience. He said the store was designed to be an asset to ihe surrounding area and to make shopping more pleasant. Fournier said customer convenience and satisfaction were emphasized in the careful planning of the air conditioned facility. Merchandise is scientifically grouped and displayed to make customer movement as efficient as possible. TED LEDINSKI Assistant Manager The basic concept of Cooks merchandising, Fournier said, is to offer the customer first | quality brand name merchandise at discount prices. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed or money is refunded. “We are appealing,” Fournier said, “to the man of the house, who seeks a wide nnge of automotive, plumbing and electrical home improvement supplies, plus do-it-yourself items, sporting and related goods. “We will also appeal to the housewife who demands a broad variety of quality soft goods, domestics and linens. housewares and furnishings. Merchants Hear Promotion Ideas Promotional ideas for future months were discussed at the Downtown Merchants Association meeting this morning. The members present agreed to have a call meeting June 3 to discuss June and Christmas promotions. Members attending were Jim Cl a r k , Leonard Morehead. George Blazek, Don Yarbrough. Irvin Carroll, Gerry Cowan, Hugh Thompson, Harold Tanner, Bill Watkins, Dan Fairman, Allister Waldrop, Irvin Conway, Jack Lester and Rudy Avila. in the world about milk! BUY BORDEN MILK TODAY! 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