Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quakers: The First Wal-mart

As many of you know, I am a Quaker. I'm proud of the long tradition of justice and peace from my community. But what I didn't know was that Quakers were also early entrepreneurs and businessmen. This great BBC article explains how Quakers had a near monopoly on sweets and chocolates in Britain. It was fascinating to see a completely different side of things!

BBC News - How did Quakers conquer the British Sweet Shop

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