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Old 15-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #60
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Marks and Spencer plc (also known as M&S; colloquially known as Marks and Sparks, Marks's or, simply, Marks) is a major British retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London, with 703 stores in the United Kingdom and 361 stores spread across more than 40 countries...The company was founded by a partnership between Michael Marks, a Polish Jew from Slonim, Poland (now in Belarus), and Thomas Spencer, a cashier from Yorkshire. On his arrival in England, Marks worked for a company in Leeds, called Barran, which employed refugees (see Sir John Barran, 1st Baronet)...
Asda Stores Ltd (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc). is a British supermarket chain which retails food, clothing, general merchandise, toys and financial services...Asda Stores Limited was founded as Associated Dairies & Farm Stores Limited in 1949 in Leeds...Other companies in the group were Associated Dairies Limited, the furniture retailer MFI and Allied Carpets...In 1997, the Spice Girls licensed their name and image to Asda in which they created over 40 different Spice Items for Christmas 1997 developing goods such as party supplies, official merchandise, and even Spice Girl branded kids meals in the stores' restaurants. The Spice Girls earned £1 million for this sponsorship deal...In May 2010, it was announced that Asda would buy all of Netto's UK Operations in a £778 million square deal...

Tesco plc (LSE: TSCO) is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom...The company was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as a group of market stalls...He was born in Chatham in the Medway area of Kent, to a Jewish family, the son of an Avram Kohen, a Polish immigrant who worked as a tailor, and his first wife, Sime Zamremb...

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