Findlater Mackie Todd

Photo:Alexander Findlater

Alexander Findlater

John Lewis Partnership archives

Wine Merchants with a noble heritage

By Judy Faraday

Findlater Mackie Todd was acquired by the Partnership on 9th February 1993.  This business had been set up 170 years earlier by a Scotsman, Alexander Findlater who had moved to Dublin to seek his fortune.  The business prospered and by the 1860s he and his partners had established a London base.  By the 1960s the company had almost 50 shops in London and southern parts of England, as well as a cellar in Merton Abbey. 

Waitrose was able to develop their mail order business in what became Waitrose Direct, a forerunner of today's Waitrose.com.

This page was added by Judy Faraday on 20/09/2012.
Comments about this page

I have some great adverts from this company in1960s magazines. 14s for a 1961 chateau beau rivage 1961from Macao

By Simon
On 15/07/2013

Simon, are you happy to add these to the site? Alternatively you can send them via email to  :editors.memorystore@gmail.com 

By Pam Kenworthy
On 15/07/2013

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