Beschreibung A Swiss family enterprise spanning over a century, four continents and four generations of the Maus and Nordmann clans. In November 1902, department store owner Leon Nordmann with close friends, brothers Ernest and Henri Maus (mercantile and hosiery wholesalers) formed a partnership and opened their first venture in Luzern. The department store specialised in textiles, notions and knitwear. Relatively modest in surface compared to leading Parisian department stores of the day, that first store boasted avant-garde commercial retail sense and practices:
keen quality-to-price ratio: a wide assortment of quality goods at affordable prices
centralised and grouped purchasing arms: volume order discounts and lowered store prices of goods
client comfort and satisfaction : personalized services, store guarantee on quality of merchandise and price stability
forward-looking and strategic expansion within city and country, and beyond continental borders
in a distinctly family business environment.
Today, Maus Frères SA is run with the same astute business flair of the enterprise's founders. Succeeding generations of Maus and Nordmann heirs have parlayed the chain's modest beginnings into a conglomerate of well-known retail brands and store chains in Switzerland and worldwide.