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Established in Tottenham Court Road, London in 1931, the Bombay Emporium was part of a growing number of Indian grocery shops in the early 20th century. The Bombay Emporium imported and manufactured Indian groceries and condiments, specialising in Indian spices, curry powders, chutneys, pickles as well as rice, dhal, oils, teas and coffees. In later years, this family-run business changed its name to BE International, establishing brands such as Rajah, Lotus and Amoy as firm favourites on British supermarket shelves. The company continued to trade under this name until 2005/06 when it was acquired by Westmill Foods.

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File 45/34 - Asiatic Congress, Rome; Ceylon Students' Association and Federation of Indian Student Societies of Great Britain and Ireland: reports on members and meetings
May 1937, London
Indian Student Journal
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