Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,675 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Homebase

From Graces Guide

DIY supermarket

1979 As part of Sainsbury's diversification into other retailing activities, the company set up the DIY chain Homebase with minority holding by GIB of Belgium[1]

By the end of 1985, there were 36 Homebase DIY stores[2]

1995 Acquired Texas Homecare which was merged with Homebase.

1996 GIB sold its share of Homebase to Sainsbury's

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Aug. 2, 1996
  2. The Times Dec. 4, 1985