Wittington Investments

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A report from 2008 noted that " Wittington Investments is the investment vehicle of one arm of the Weston family, the hugely successful business clan. The bulk of the company's retail sales - £1.67bn - comes from Primark, the high street chain owned by Associated British Foods, in which Wittington has a 54.5pc stake.

"A further £30m of retail sales comes from Heal's, the homewares chain in which the investment vehicle has an 80pc stake, having sold 20pc to the chain's management last year. The balance - about £39m of sales - comes from Fortnum & Mason, the Piccadilly food emporium that was subject to a multi-million-pound refurbishment last year."[1]

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  1. telegraph Britain's biggest private companies: Salute a nation of shopkeepers, organizational web page, accessed March 31, 2013.