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L. Rose and Co

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November 1938.
August 1954.

of Leith, Scotland, and St. Albans

Manufacturers of Rose's Lime Juice Cordial and lime marmalade.

1865 Lauchlan Rose established the business L. Rose and Co to supply ships with provisions, including lime juice.

1867 After the Merchant Shipping Act of 1867 was passed, making it compulsory for ships to carry lime juice, the company experienced increased demand for its products. He later began to sell sweetend lime-juice.

1891 L. Rose and Co bought Bath and Elshall estates in Dominica and adapted an old sugar factory to the processing of limes.

1906 The company started the manufacture of calcium citrate.

1921 A factory was erected at Bath Estate in Dominica for the production of citric acid crystals.

L. Rose and Co was the main buyer of limes and lime products from across the island.

1940s The company became well known for its lime marmalade.

1957 The company was bought by Schweppes, the largest single group of soft drink manufacturers in Britain, which in turn merged with Cadbury, the chocolate manufacturers.

2008 Rose's marmalade is now made by Premier Foods.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] Dominica's culture, history and heritage - Rose, Lime Company
  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5