Findlater Mackie Todd
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.