Having been with the company for over 30 years, Seebohm becomes Chairman of Rowntree and Co Ltd. Trading conditions are difficult. Rowntree is losing market share, primarily to Cadbury. Rising costs and falling profits lead to the company seeking economies in many of its of its departments, including cuts in staff numbers.
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@ChocolateLoveTO@jrf_uk@jrct_uk@JRRT1904 Thank you. We recognise this too. It has always been clear that the company operated during the period of colonialism, but this can also feel like new info. Catherine Hall's descriptions of 'knowing and not knowing' & 'turning a blind eye' feel helpful in capturing this duality.