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Lavells

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Lavells Ltd., Confectionery and tobacco retailer, of Knightsbridge, London

1933 Incorporated as a public company

1948 Had 55 shops, mainly in London and the South of England[1]

1951 Acquired by William Nuttall Ltd[2]

Sometime between 1951 and 1956 Arthur Guinness and Son acquired the whole of the company[3]

c.1982 After the confectionery interests were sold, Lavells was retained by Guinness as part of a short-lived move into convenience retailing

1987 Guinness sold all of its convenience stores, including Lavells.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov. 15, 1948
  2. The Times Oct. 22, 1951
  3. The Times Feb. 3, 1956
  4. The Times Apr. 3, 1987