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Fox's of Acme Confectionery Works, Oxford Street, Leicester. Telephone: 60252. Cables "Acme, Leicester"
1880 The company began as a wholesale grocery and confectionery business set up by Walter Richard Fox in a Victorian warehouse in Leicester.
By 1897 he was manufacturing over 100 Fox confectionery lines.
1918 Fox's Glacier Mints were launched.
1922 The polar bear Peppy first appeared on packaging and advertising.
1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Fox's Glacier Mints, Fox's Fruits, Fox's Barley Sugar, Fox's Botanic Throat and Chest Tablets, Fox's Eucalyptus and Menthol Tablets, Fox's Glacier Mints - Chocolate Coated. "The Finest Peppermint in the World". (Stand No. L.10) 
1956 Glacier Fruits were launched.
1966 The company moved to a purpose-built site in Sunningdale Road, Leicester.