Major's was the name of an American chain of department stores with outlets in many states east of the Mississippi River in the decades immediately following World War II. Its logo featured a distinctive drum major, and its merchandise was geared to mainly a lower-middle-class customer base, much like Kmart today.

During the 1970s, the chain experienced acute financial trouble, and by decade's end all of its stores had gone out of business.

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