Findlater Mackie Todd

Alexander Findlater | John Lewis Partnership archives
Alexander Findlater
John Lewis Partnership archives

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.

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  • 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 (15/07/2013)
  • I have some great adverts from this company in1960s magazines. 14s for a 1961 chateau beau rivage 1961from Macao

    By Simon (14/06/2013)

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