Retail is a syndicated comic strip distributed by King Features Syndicate. It is authored and illustrated by Norm Feuti. It made its newspaper debut on January 1, 2006, and then gained quickly in popularity following articles in The New York Times and TIME Magazine.
The strip is set in a fictional department store called “Grumbel’s.” Grumbel’s provides a wide array of goods; customers have been shown shopping for anything from garden equipment and electronics to clothing and housewares. Given the wide variety of products available through Grumbel’s it more closely resembles a Sears than other types of retail stores. However, the name Grumbel’s is a parody of real life department store Gimbels, which closed in 1987.
Besides being in a generic, suburban mall the location of Grumbel’s is kept ambiguous. Grumbel’s has been operating at least since the mid-1900s and was founded by the fictional J.P. Grumbel, as seen in one of the comic strips. In January 2010, it was revealed that this…


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