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DIC Dunedin, around 1903

DIC Dunedin, around 1903

The first premises of DIC were in High Street, Dunedin. The name was well known to shoppers and it stood for the Drapery and General Importing Company. Importing drapery was very lucrative and it led to the growth of large clothing retail companies in the late 1800s.

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - Large companies in the 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010