Born outside of Minsk, Russia, in 1893, Rose Gorelick followed her husband, Isadore Blumkin to America in 1917 to take on the American dream. By 1922, the young couple had scraped together enough money to have her family flee Russia and join them in America.
In addition to raising their four children, Mrs. B helped with her husband’s business ventures, including a second-hand clothing shop. Finding deals on men’s suits and accessories, she printed 10,000 circulars that offered to outfit a man from head to toe for five dollars - an amazingly fair deal for the times. It worked nicely, and she made a respectable profit.
In 1937, the Nebraska Furniture Mart was founded in the basement of her husband’s shop. Her belief in selling at tiny margins created rough going early on with the manufacturers boycotting Mrs. B at the urging of local competition, who generally operated on higher markups. Traveling by train to Kansas City, Chicago and New York, she became a proficient furniture bargain hunter by buying from large furniture stores at 5% over their cost, and still making a profit using her low markup sales strategy.
- Health Care
- Employee Assistance Program
- Dental Care
- Nebraska Furniture Mart observes the following paid holidays
- Vision Care
- PTO (Paid Time Off)
- Other insurance for full-time staff
- Employee Discount
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Wellness Program
- Health Advocate
NFM Vision & Core Values
- Integrity & Honesty
- Customer Loyalty
- Quality Products and Services
- Cost-effective & Competitive