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The Army & Navy Story

The Army & Navy Story

It all started in 1919 with a dream and 3,178 Army boots. A truck full of bargain merchandise, a bank loan and a simple no-frills philosophy. With no more than that and tremendous determination, Sam Cohen opened the first Army & Navy store in 1919. As a result of his business acumen, it was soon to span the Canadian West and become Canada’s first discount department store chain.

Sam’s legacy has continued and persevered, and is still very much a family affair with the current President and CEO of Army & Navy, his granddaughter Jacqui Cohen.