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TYCOON TRANSFORMED SELFRIDGES INTO BRITAIN'S MOST ALLURING DEPARTMENT STORE

Apr 15, 2021 - The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)
Mergers and Acquisitions

THE retail visionary WG Galen Weston, who has died aged of 80, was the inheritor of the struggling Canadian supermarket group, which in a lifetime of work he turned into an £8bn personal fortune. His commercial interests spanned the Atlantic.

An unassuming billionaire, he liked nothing better than to wander the elegant halls of his landmark Canadian store, Holt Renfrew, chatting to customers about their experience and engaging with staff on the progress of new products and lines of fashio...