The SS Pierce company originated in Boston Massachusetts - and SS Pierce's original Boston home still stands on Union Park Street in the South End. The Epicure Brand I belive also originated in Boston.
Wallace Pierce had 4-5 children, I believe, and one of his son's was my husband's great-grandfather. Unfortunately I only know my husband's lineage and don't know much about his great-grandfather's siblings or his great-grandfather's aunt and uncles.
Unfortunately I don't know who Nina is - but there may be some connection. How long did you work for the SS Pierce store? What was your job with them? I love hearing from people who have a connection with one of their stores!