Barbour is a manufacturer of clothing, outerwear, footwear, and accessories for men, women and children. The company was founded in 1894 by John Barbour and is headquartered in South Shields, England.
Family Dollar is a variety retail store that has over 60,000 employees and over 8,000 store locations. The company was founded by Leon Levine in 1959 and has a current revenue of over 10 Billion dollars.
Office Depot, Mission, Vision, Values
Office Depot is company that has over 1,400 retail stores and multiple e-commerce websites that sell business supplies to companies and individuals.  The company was founded in 1986 by F. Patrick Sher and today is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.  The company has about 38,000 employees and has a combined annual revenue of over 10 Billion U.S. dollars.

Tractor Supply Company is a retail company that was founded in 1938, in Minot, North Dakota. The company sells products for the lawn and garden, home improvement, agriculture, livestock, and additional markets.

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Recreational Equipment, Inc, or REI, also known is REI Co-op, is a retail company focused on apparel for outdoor and sporting activities. The company was founded in 1938, has over 2 Billion dollars in annual revenue with over 12,000 employees. The company has its headquarters in Kent, WA.
Nordstrom is a retail company that is focused on the clothing industry. The company was founded in 1901 by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin in Seattle, WA. Today, the company has over 72,000 employees with over 15 Billion dollars in annual revenue.
K2 is a sporting goods company that was founded in 1962 on Vashon Island in Washington State’s Puget Sound. Today, the company is headquartered in Seattle, WA and has nearly 500 employees.
The Aldo Group Inc. is a business that was founded in 1972 by Aldo Bensadoun and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company specializes in retail sales, shoes, and accessories.
Ecco is a shoe company that was founded in 1963. The company was started by Karl Toosbuy in Bredebro, Denmark. Today, the company has over 19,000 employees.
Lacoste is a clothing and shoe company that was founded in 1933 in Troyes, France. The company was licensed to Izod from 1952 to 1993. Currently the company employees over 1,500 employees and is headquartered in Troyes, France.
The Asics Sports Corporation was founded in 1949 by Kihachiro Onitsuka, In Kobe Japan. Today, the company has over 7,800 employees and produce products in the sportswear and apparel industries
Converse was founded in 1908, by Marquis Mills Converse. The company started by making winterized shoes with rubber for men, women, and children. Today, the company is a subsidiary of the Nike Corporation and has over 2,600 employees.

Clarks is a shoe making company that was originally founded in 1825 in Street, UK. Today, the company has over 15,000 employees.

The North Face is an apparel company that was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Alameda, CA. The company offers products for an outdoor lifestyle.
Mission, Vision, Values, Staples, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Staples, Inc. is an American based multi-national retailer of office supply equipment, services, and office related machinery. The company is headquartered in Framingham, MA and has over 60,000 employees.
Patagonia is an American apparel company that was started by Yvon Chouinard.
TJX was founded in 1957 and is a multinational company focused on the retail industry.  The company has over 235,000 employees and has an annual revenue of over 33 billion dollars.
The Tech Data Corporation was founded in 1974 in Clearwater, Florida. The company currently has over 14,000 employees and has an annual revenue of 35 Billion dollars.
Sears Holdings is a company with roots that go back to 1886. With over 140,000 employees, Sears has a strong history in retail sales.
The first Aldi store was founded in 1913 in Essen Germany. The mission of Aldi is to provide "Simply Smarter Shopping." Aldi has been following their core values for over 40 years and now have over 25,000 employees with over 1,600 sotres in 35 states.

To be honest, the core values of Target are bit difficult to pull out. Many of the concepts / principles have long descriptive text in the actual title. Some terms are used more than once, or have double meanings. In order to simplify the actual value, a few of the terms have been distilled down to their essence.

The home improvement and do-it-yourself retail company that was founded in 1978.

CVS Health has a great set of core values, a purpose statement, and overall good messaging describing who they are. Particularly interesting is the fact that they refer to themselves as a "Pharmacy Innovation Company."

Walmart has a nice section of its website dedicated to its corporate culture and values. If you look at their website, Walmart has good clarifying statements about each of the values. A link to their culture page has been included below.

Founded in 1985, Dolce & Gabbana has a wide variety of products in the retail industry.
A apparel retailer founded in 1969. In business for over forty years in the United Kingdom, this retailer has a lot to offer in ways of fashion, lifestyle, and history.
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Ikea is very interesting. It took a while, multiple visits to their website before finding a reference to their core values. During the research phase, it was interesting to see all the great initiatives Ikea is involved in. Very inspiring! Be sure to check out their list of core values and how they put a unique spin on each phrase/term.
When Guccio Gucci founded his namesake company in Florence in 1921, his vision was rooted in a respect for tradition and a strong outlook towards the future. More than 90 years later, under the design direction of Frida Giannini, Gucci has become world renowned for its sunglasses and watches, boasting the utmost in Italian craftsmanship and fashion authority.
As one of the world’s leading premium lifestyle brands, Tommy Hilfiger delivers superior styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide. The brand celebrates the essence of Classic American Cool and provides a refreshing twist to the preppy fashion genre.

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