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Manitoba Business: Robinson, Little and Company

The company, founded at London, Ontario in 1875, moved its headquarters to Winnipeg in the early 20th century and began opening small department stores throughout western Canada. The company operated over 175 “Robinson Stores” until forced into bankruptcy in March 1985.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Robinson, Little and Company Building / Silpit Building (54 Arthur Street, Winnipeg)


“Parties looking at troubled chain,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1985, page 38.

“Robinson losing 30 stores,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1985, page 45.

“FIRA clears Woolworth deal with Robinson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 1985, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2022

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