Fat Eric 1992

Fat Eric 1992

Levi Strauss & Co.  is a privately owned American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It was founded in May 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Bavaria, to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goodsbusiness.  The company’s corporate headquarters is located in the Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco.

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1982 Quinnsworth (Darth Vader)

quinsworth busQuinnsworth was founded by Pat Quinn in 1966 and was sold to Powers Supermarkets Limited in the 1970s. During the 1970s, the slogan used was “Let’s get it all together at Quinnsworth”. Powers Supermarkets Limited was the parent company, but used Quinnsworth as its marketing name. The company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc. And run by supermarket executive Don Tidey. In Quinnsworth’s final years, Yellow Pack was replaced by Premium Choice as the own brand. Quinnsworth was remembered for its advertising campaigns featuring its marketing director Maurice Pratt (later became chief executive of Tesco Ireland), who would personally introduce new product promotions, ending each advert with the company slogan, “That’s Real Value”.

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Penneys – Got a whole lot of things for Christmas

PENNEYS – PRIMARK GetImageis an Irish clothing retailer, operating in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland (38 stores branded as Penneys), Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.  The company’s main headquarters are in Dublin; they are a subsidiary of British food processing company ABF. Primark first opened in June 1969 in Mary Street (Dublin). It became apparent that more stores were required and another four were added to the chain.

Further expansion and success in Ireland dictated the move to the United Kingdom, when in 1971 it opened a large store in Belfast City Centre before opening four out of town stores in England in 1973. The first high-street stores were Derby and Bristol.

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1979 C&A

C&A_logoC&A is an international Dutch chain of fashion retail clothing stores, with its European head offices in Vilvoorde (near Brussels), Belgium and Düsseldorf, Germany. It has fashion retail store branches in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and opening soon in Egypt. Its brands include Angelo Litrico, Canda, Clockhouse, Here+There, Palomino, Westbury, Yessica, Yessica Pure, and Your Sixth Sense.

The company was founded by brothers Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer in 1841 as a Dutch textile company, taking its company name from their initials, who were originally from the German Brenninkmeyer family that traded in linen and textiles since the 17th Century from their hometown in Mettingen, Germany.  Since 2007, C&A has also ventured into high-street retail banking, creating C&A Bank GmbH in Germany, with its primary focus on providing consumer credit under its product “C&A Money”.

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1977 Playtex Superlook

Playtex was founded in 1932 as the International Latex Corporation by Russian immigrant Abram Nathaniel Spanel, an industrialist, inventor and philanthropist who held over 2,000 patents. Spanel’s original factory in Rochester, New York produced ladies’ swim caps and latex gloves. Spanel is said to have maintained living quarters in the original building and would often walk the factory floor in the evening while wearing his bathrobe. His employees were among the earlier to have air-conditioning and paid life and health insurance. The New York factory was later destroyed by fire. Spanel moved his operations to Dover, Delaware in 1939 where they remain to this day.

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1979 Woolworth Sale

Woolworths Group plc was a listed British company that owned the high-street retail chain, Woolworths, as well as other brands such as the entertainment distributor Entertainment UK and book and resource distributor Bertram Books. The Woolworths store chain, which had more than 800 stores at its peak, was the main enterprise of the group, selling many goods and having its own LadyBird children’s clothing ranges, Chad Valley toys and the WorthIt! value ranges. The chain was the UK’s leading supplier of Candyking “pick ‘n’ mix” sweets. It was also sometimes referred to as “Woolies” by the UK media and the general public.

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