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February/March, 2016

PROFILES OF LEADERSHIP

Sam Dushey, CEO of Shoppers World, talks about going "Undercover"... Read full article

 

January 7, 2016

Q&A WITH SHOPPERS WORLD CEO ON HIS 'UNDERCOVER' EXPERIENCE

Sam Dushey took the reins of his family business, discount department store chain Shoppers World, when he was just 27. In his 10-year stint as CEO, he has grown the company from eight stores to 40 locations in 11 states and up to $250 million in annual retail sales. But Dushey thinks Shoppers World has a much greater potential: He wants to expand the company to 500 stores nationwide... Read full article

 

December 16, 2015

CEO OF DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN GOING 'UNDERCOVER' ON POPULAR TV SHOW

A CEO who took over family business when he was 27 years old is the next retailer to be spotlighted on the CBS television show, “Undercover Boss.”... Read full article

 

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December 30, 2015

WHAT THIS CEO LEARNED BY GOING ON "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

Once they take over the role as company head, it is rare for the CEO of a company to experience the hands-on, day-to-day life of an employee. It’s even more rare for a third-generation family business owner to grow the business beyond the first and second generations. For Sam Dushey, CEO of Shoppers World, he had the ability to first grow up in the stores his grandfather founded (and that his father and uncles added to) and then to work there until he took over as CEO at age 27.... Read full article

 

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December 30, 2015

SHOPPERS WORLD CEO'S "UNDERCOVER" SHOCKER

It’s never easy being an “Undercover Boss.” But it was particularly tricky for Sam Dushey, the president/CEO of Shoppers World, who stars in Sunday’s episode of the CBS series in which execs go undercover to work in their own companies.... Read full article

 

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December 30, 2015

SHOPPERS WORLD CEO SAM DUSHEY GOES "UNDERCOVER BOSS" AT CLEVELAND STORE ON
JANUARY 3 SHOW

Sunday night's episode of CBS's hit TV show "Undercover Boss" stars Sam Dushey, third-generation president and chief executive of discount retailer Shoppers World, going under cover on the front lines of his Cleveland store.... Read full article

 

December 17, 2015

CLEVELAND STORE FFEATURED ON CBS REALITY SHOW "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

The Cleveland store Shoppers World will be featured on the episode of "Undercover Boss" airing at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, on WOIO Channel 19. Sam Dushey, the CEO of Shoppers World, went undercover as an employee at his Cleveland store this fall for a segment of the CBS reality show... Read full article

 

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December 28, 2015

What All CEOs Can Learn From an "Undercover Boss "

On Jan. 3rd, Sam Dushey, CEO of Shoppers World, a $250 million family-owned and operated discount department store chain, will appear on the CBS hit TV show Undercover Boss (8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ET). While undercover, Dushey visited four Shoppers World stores: two in New York (Queens and Brooklyn); one in Cleveland, Ohio; and one in the Atlanta suburb of Morrow, Georgia. CEO Briefing spoke with Sam about the lessons he learned that all CEOs can use in their own business.... Read full article


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December 18, 2015

GEORGIA DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE FEATURED ON "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

Taking over the family business at age 27 can be overwhelming and humbling – especially when you grew up in the business and the same employees you worked with as a teen now look to you as their leader and CEO. In his 10-year stint as CEO of Shoppers World, Dushey has successfully grown the company from eight stores to 40 and up to $250 million in annual retail sales and now seeks to expand the company to 500 stores... Read full article


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December 17, 2015

DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE CEO GOES ON "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

Taking over the family business at age 27 can be overwhelming and humbling – especially when you grew up in the business and the same employees you worked with as a teen now look to you as their leader and CEO. In his 10-year stint as CEO of Shoppers World, Dushey has successfully grown the company from eight stores to 40 and up to $250 million in annual retail sales and now seeks to expand the company to 500 stores.... Read full article

 

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December 8, 2015

CBS ANNOUNCES THE FIRST THREE EPISODES OF THE SEVENTH SEASON OF “UNDERCOVER BOSS,” BEGINNING SUNDAY, DEC. 20

The seventh season of UNDERCOVER BOSS kicks off with three special Sunday broadcasts, beginning Sunday, Dec. 20, on the CBS Television Network.  The series moves to Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 8... Read full article

 

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February 28, 2014

BIZ NOTES: CALICO MOVES, SHOPPERS WORLD COMING

Calico, formerly known as Calico Corners, said it will open Monday at a new Virginia Beach location – at the La Promenade Shopping Center on Laskin Road. It had been operating at Loehmann’s Plaza on Virginia Beach Boulevard... Read full article


ToledoBlade.com article

October 26, 2013

SHOPPERS WORLD PLANS TO OPEN 2ND AREA LOCATION

70 jobs are expected; store to open 3rd week of November.
Shoppers World is opening a second Toledo store, and is looking to hire about 70 people.

The company's 37th store will be in a former J.C. Penney store in the Southland Shopping Center... Read full article

 

July 3, 2012

SHOPPERS WORLD TO OPEN FIRST AREA STORE, FIRM TO OCCUPY PART OF VACATED KMART

Shoppers World plans to open its first store in the Toledo area, moving into part of the space vacated by Kmart on East Manhattan Boulevard.

The store, which caters to lower-income and middle-income shoppers, will occupy about 50,000 square feet of the 100,000-square-foot space that housed Kmart from 1967 until this year. Shoppers World is to open in August or September, said Ralph Lucarelli, a spokesman for the company... Read full article

 

New York Times article

December 29, 2011

JAMAICA COMES ALIVE WITH AIRPORT ARRIVALS

A steady stream of travelers dragging wheeled suitcases and speaking a Babel of tongues is helping revive downtown Jamaica, a vibrant hub of Queens that weathered several gloomy decades of decay and crime.

The wheelers are passengers from abroad heading to or getting off the sleek, driverless trains of Kennedy International Airport’s AirTrain, whose ridership has tripled since it opened in 2003... Read full article



March 17, 2011

DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE OPENS TODAY

Bargain-hunters in central Ohio have another destination today. Shoppers World is opening its first Ohio discount department store at Great Western Shopping Center.

The New York-based retailer plans two more in Columbus this year: at Northern Lights Shopping Center, to open in May, and at Town and Country Shopping Center. That store is expected to open "probably August or September," said Ralph Lucarelli, senior vice president at Shoppers World owner SW Retail Group... Read full article

 

January 28, 2010

NEW SHOPS COMING TO GREENBELT, BERWYN HEIGHTS TO FILL STORE VACANCIES

Businesses go and businesses come in Greenbelt and Berwyn Heights as shopping center owners seek to stave off the effects of the recession by filling store vacancies and maintain a healthy retail presence in the two municipalities.

Greenbelt's Greenway Center will see some new businesses as well as expansion of some existing businesses within the next two months. In March, Dollar Tree will occupy the former 10,000 square foot Pier 1 space in Greenway Center, said Linda Dreyer, a marketing manager at Combined Properties, the management and leasing company of the joint businesses located in Greenway Center. Pier 1 closed in early 2009... Read full article