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Do you know why stores are called what they are? Here are a few I have found. Do you know any more? TESCO - T.E. Stockwell and Albert Cohen (founders) ASDA - Associated Dairies B&Q - Bloc… Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Do you know why stores are called what they are?

Here are a few I have found. Do you know any more?

TESCO - T.E. Stockwell and Albert Cohen (founders)

ASDA - Associated Dairies

B&Q - Block and Quayle (founders)
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
you certainly do learn something new every day.:thumbsup:
[mod]#2
Can I also just add that Tesco which used to be called TES Cohen all started from a very popular (and now somewhat successful!!) fruit and veg market stall. Unbelievable isnt it.
#3
M&S = Marks and Spencer :oops:

HMV = His masters voice, named after the dog/gramophone image they used as their logo

C&A = Clemens and August, founders
#4
oh, and 'Adidas' comes from the founders name 'Adi Dassler' and not 'all day I dream about sports' as alot of people think. His brother Rudolf formed a rival company called 'Ruda' which later became Puma.

Both were members of the Nazi party too :?
[mod]#5
H&M - Hennes and Mauritz (Swedish)
banned#6
hmv- his masters voice
#7
magicjay1986
Can I also just add that Tesco which used to be called TES Cohen all started from a very popular (and now somewhat successful!!) fruit and veg market stall. Unbelievable isnt it.


and M&S started as a market stall selling needles, threads and yarns
#8
MFI - Mullard Furniture Industries
banned#9
ALDI short for "ALbrecht DIscount"
#10
oooo this is all cool. i love useless trivia. tell me more...........
#11
chrishill
M&S = Marks and Spencer


Really?.. No sh*t Sherlock
#12
TamaraKnight
Really?.. No sh*t Sherlock


heres another you'd never of guessed

Bhs = British Home Stores :lol:
#13
magicjay1986;3218755
H&M - Hennes and Martinez (American)


Lived in Holland for yrs, they think it was a Dutch firm, not American
#14
JJB Sports
The original store was established by JJ Broughton in the early 1900s and was then bought by JJ Braddock and then JJ Bradburn. As these initials were all the same so the business was known locally as JJB's
#15
Currys = Henry Curry
#16
TamaraKnight
Really?.. No sh*t Sherlock


hence the ':oops:'
#17
AMSTRAD - Alan Michael Sugar TRADing
KENWOOD - After the founder Kenneth Wood
#18
Carley;3219563
Poundstretcher - Cos you can buy an awful lot of tat for a quid


:giggle:
#19
DFS - Direct furniture store (they cut out the wholesale element)

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