Russian immigrant Rose Blumkin began her spectacular version of the American Dream in 1937 when she opened Nebraska Furniture Mart in the basement of a small shop in downtown Omaha. Following her simple business tenet to "Sell cheap and tell the truth," Mrs B's dedication and savvy would spearhead an uninterrupted 69-year sales growth span for the "Mart." Even a devastating Category 5 tornado in 1975 couldn't alter the course that Mrs B and her store were following. With millions of dollars in damage to the store, Mrs. B and her son, Louie B, simply regrouped to build a bigger and bolder Nebraska Furniture Mart. Amidst constant modernization updates to the store and 77-acre campus, a massive electronics and appliance store was added in 1994. In 2003 Nebraska Furniture Mart added a state-of the art warehouse and distribution center and a new store in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City store which encompasses more than 700,000 square feet of retail and distribution facilities is the first location outside of Omaha to offer its full compliment of products.
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