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Claremont Garments

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Factories in Peterlee, Stanley Newton Aycliffe,[1] Giltbrook, Portsmouth, Sandiacre, Shoreham, Woodville.

Head office lingerie: Nottingham; head office casual wear: Rotherham[2]

1983 Steinberg Group planned to buyout the 25 percent minority holding in Claremont Garments[3]

1989 Claremont Garments, the manufacturing arm of the Alexon Group, had 2 parts: contract manufacturing and branded wear, through newly established Mead Manufacturing; it advertised for a managing director for Mead[4]

1991 Alexon demerged Claremont because of increasing competition between Alexon and Marks and Spencer, Claremont's principal customers[5]

1998 Acquired by its competitor Courtaulds Textiles[6], leading to closure of many factories.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, September 19, 1998
  2. The Times, December 2, 1998
  3. The Times, July 21, 1983
  4. The Times, October 25, 1989
  5. The Times, June 22, 1991
  6. The Times, September 17, 1998