George Coles, founder of the G. J. Coles chain of retail stores, was the eldest of six brothers. His father had been a small-town shopkeeper and from his early involvement in two stores in rural Victoria, George Coles built a nationwide chain of
over 200 stores, familiarly known throughout Australia as 'Coles'. 26 x 18.5cm., pp. x + 102, b/w plates, Chronological History of Coles, Businesses Acquired, index, v.g. in d.j.