Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 140,776 pages of information and 227,393 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

International Tea Company's Stores

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

Tea and Produce Merchants, of Mitre Square, London, E.C.

1895 International Tea Company's Stores was formed for acquiring and extending the wholesale tea, provision and food produce importers of Messrs Kearley and Tonge including their 200 stores in various parts of the country[1]

1967 Trading names included:[2] International Stores, Kearley and Tonge, George Mason, Payantake Stores, Harvey and Shillingford, John Quality, Pegrams, R. Orme and Co, W. B. Moss and Sons, Underwood and Co, S. J. Kilby, F. W. Essex and Son, Star Supply Stores, Ridgways

1968 Operated 1124 stores of which 847 were self-service or supermarkets[3]

1968 Name changed to International Stores Ltd[4]

Eventually became Somerfield[5]


See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 20, 1895
  2. The Times, Aug 23, 1967
  3. The Times Jan 25, 1968
  4. The Times Aug 21, 1968
  5. The Times August 01, 1995