Remembering G. Fox & Co.

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G. Fox & Co. Store Employees

G. Fox & Co. employees outside the 1880 G. Fox & Co. store.

G. Fox & Co. employees outside the 1880 G. Fox & Co. store.

Gerson Fox’s motto of “Honesty, Courtesy, Service” defined the ideal of how store employees, from the president down, interacted with both customers and co-workers. The innovative employment practices initiated by Moses Fox – and later embraced by Beatrice Fox Auerbach – resulted in a very loyal and dedicated workforce, which in turn fostered the success of the store. Some four decades after the store’s merger with the May Co., former employees recalled G. Fox & Co. as an enjoyable place to work, where employees felt they were valued members of the team, working together for the success of the enterprise.