Nebraska Furniture Mart is the largest home furnishing store in North America selling furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics. NFM was founded in 1937 by Mrs B. (Rose Blumkin) in Omaha, Nebraska. The Russian-born immigrant turned a $500 borrowed investment into a popular retail destination with hard work, a keen business sense and by sticking to her credo 'sell cheap and tell the truth.' She worked in the business until age 103. In 1983, Mrs B. sold a majority interest to Berkshire Hathaway with the famous handshake deal with Warren Buffett. Presently, Nebraska Furniture Mart has three stores. The Omaha, Nebraska store is over 420,000 square feet (39,000 m) of retail space and is on 77 acres (310,000 m) of land. The store is located in a single collective campus on South 72nd street in West Omaha, Nebraska.
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