Stanley Marcus, who became one of the world's most well-known retailers through his talent and flair for running his Neiman Marcus stores, died on Tuesday aged 96 at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The former president and chairman of the leading US department stores group began working at the company's Dallas store in 1926 - 19 years after the business was founded by his father, Herbert Marcus; his aunt, Carrie Marcus Neiman; and his uncle, Abraham Lincoln Neiman.