Great Universal Stores
of Devonshire Street, Manchester.
1900 Founded as a mail-order business in Manchester, England by Abraham, George and Jack Rose.
1917 Incorporated as a Limited Company
1936 Acquired Marshall Ward.
1937 Acquired Kay and Co.
1954 Acquired Pryce Jones.
1972 the holding in Lotus was sold
1972 Acquired A. and S. Henry and Co.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Sep 24, 1945
- The Times, Oct 3, 1945
- The Times, Feb 03, 1970
- The Times, May 21, 1963
- The Times, March 10, 1965