International Directory of Company Histories

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When students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors need accurate and detailed information on the development of any of the world's 2,000 largest and most influential companies, direct them to International Directory of Company Histories. This multi-volume work is the first major reference to bring together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location.

Each two- to four-page entry is meticulously detailed with facts gathered from popular magazines, academic periodicals, books, annual reports and the archives of the companies themselves.

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Covers 10 industries ranging from advertising to drugs which have met one or both of the following criteria: achieved two billion US dollars in annual sales, or distinguished itself as a leading influence in a particular industry or geographical location. Each entry includes the company's legal name, mailing address of its headquarters, telephone number, whether the company is publicly owned, privately owned, or state controlled. Entries are arranged by subject; v.1 ends with "Drugs". The set will be complete in five volumes (the other volumes not yet seen). Each is individually indexed. Alkaline paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Without equal in scope, currentness, and price. This set is a must-purchase for academic business collections and is highly recommended for large public libraries.

-- American Reference Books Annual

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Notes on Contributors     ix
List of Abbreviations     xi
A.S. Watson & Company Ltd.     1
Alamo Rent A Car     5
Aquarion Company     12
The Athlete's Foot Brands LLC     17
Blokker Holding B.V.     21
British Sugar plc     25
Brodart Company     30
Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Company KG     34
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.     39
Callard and Bowser-Suchard Inc.     43
CHF Industries, Inc.     47
Chicago Review Press Inc.     51
Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille     55
Compania Industrial de Parras, S.A. de C.V. (CIPSA)     59
Credit Agricole Group     63
Cuisine Solutions Inc.     69
Cumberland Farms, Inc.     73
Cutera, Inc.     78
Daesang Corporation     82
Daio Paper Corporation     86
Day International, Inc.     90
Deceuninck N.V.     94
Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV)     98
Direct Wines Ltd.     103
Discount Tire Company Inc.     107
Dooney & Bourke Inc.     111
Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.     115
Finmeccanica S.p.A.     119
First Colony Coffee & Tea Company     124
Forever 21, Inc.     127
Fresh Direct, LLC     130
Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc.     134
Galenica AG     139
Genesco Inc.     143
Gerber Scientific, Inc.     150
Groupe Glon     155
Groupe Le Duff S.A.     159
Grupo Angeles Servicios de Salud, S.A. de C.V.     163
Grupo Viz, S.A. de C.V.     167
Guida-Seibert Dairy Company     171
Hagoromo Foods Corporation     175
Haights Cross Communications, Inc.     179
Henry Ford Health System     183
Herr Foods Inc.     188
Intrawest Corporation     192
James Original Coney Island Inc.     197
Johnson Outdoors Inc.     201
K2 Inc.     206
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation     212
Kelley Blue Book Company, Inc.     218
Kensington Publishing Corporation     222
Knorr-Bremse AG     226
Kuwait Flour Mills & Bakeries Company     232
LCC International, Inc.     235
The Leona Group LLC     239
Marten Transport, Ltd.     243
Martignetti Companies     247
Mary Kay Inc.     251
Mead Johnson & Company     257
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.     263
Millipore Corporation     271
Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company Inc.     277
New Jersey Devils     281
Orange S.A.     286
Oxford Industries, Inc.     290
Panzani     297
PAREXEL International Corporation     301
Penske Corporation     305
Piscines Desjoyaux S.A.     310
Rack Room Shoes, Inc.     314
Rain Bird Corporation     318
Ratiopharm Group     322
Redken Laboratories Inc.     327
Roman Meal Company     331
Rosy Blue N.V.     335
S&D Coffee, Inc.     339
Sapa AB     342
Shoe Pavilion, Inc.     346
Simon Property Group Inc.     350
Societe Industrielle Lesaffre     356
Sotheby's Holdings, Inc.     360
Southern Connecticut Gas Company     366
Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc.     371
Speedy Hire plc      376
Swank, Inc.     380
The Swett & Crawford Group Inc.     385
TechBooks Inc.     390
Thane International, Inc.     394
Things Remembered, Inc.     398
Tohan Corporation     402
Topcon Corporation     406
Toresco Enterprises, Inc.     410
Unicharm Corporation     414
Vertis Communications     418
Weis Markets, Inc.     422
Wellco Enterprises, Inc.     427
Wilson Sporting Goods Company     431
Index to Companies     437
Index to Industries     611
Geographic Index     669
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