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Hachette - Profile Books - Clarks : Made to Last

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The story behind an iconic British brand that is approaching its double century. Clarks' reach extends to all corners of the globe and yet it remains a family-owned business firmly rooted in its Quaker origins, (unlike other well known Quaker firms like Cadburys, now part of US giant Kraft.) Founded in 1825 by two brothers, Cyrus and James Clark, the company began as a rug-making operation in the then tiny village of Street, Somerset. One day, James Clark began making slippers from off-cuts of rugs and found that people wanted to buy them. Slippers became shoes and boots - and a business was born. As the sun set on the British Empire, Clarks opened up new frontiers across the world. Clarks brand logo became one of the most famous in the world. But increased competition from within the UK and overseas saw concerns for the future heightened during the 198s. A hostile bid for the company in the early 199s saw the board and the family split. Eventually, shareholders voted to reject the bid. The company was reorganised with all its lines made outside the country. This resulted in the closure of all its UK factories and the laying off of hundreds of Clarks employees.

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Brand / Publisher Hachette
Return Policy 15 Days
Book Type Reference Books
Edition 2015
ISBN 9781846685200
Author Prof : Mark Palmer
Language English
Pages 288
Binding Hardback


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