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British Industrial History

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Gateway Corporation

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1989 Gateway had about 400 stores when it received an unsolicited bid from Isosceles, a financial group put together for the purpose. If successful Isosceles planned to sell the 62 larger supermarkets to Asda and concentrate on the remainder[1]; eventually Isosceles succeeded in winning control[2], sold the Medicare chain of chemists to Kingfisher and 60 larger stores to Asda; plans were being developed to sell the US Hermans chain; the larger of the remaining stores were being rebranded Somerfield Fine Fresh Foods [3]

1995 The group had been renamed Somerfield and was being prepared for flotation.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 24, 1989
  2. The Times July 20, 1989
  3. The Times Jan. 17, 1990