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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
1933 Acquired John England.
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.