In contrast to today, the tea market was very fragmented in Ireland. In the 1950s there were 45 tea companies operating in Ireland however English companies such as Lyons, Twinings & PG were beginning to dominate. To ensure the survival of the Irish business Baker Wardell acquired a number of these smaller companies such as Begges, Campbells, McGraths, Hoggs, Pattisons & Capital. The merger with Robert Roberts created a strong company that could meet these challenges head on. Today in Robert Roberts, though much has changed, we try to live up to the high standards of our founders. We are based now off the Broomhill Road in Dublin 24 – however we still pay the same attention to the blending of our teas and roasting of our coffees. We try to live up to their Quaker principles by taking a leading role in the Fairtrade organisation and also supporting local and national charities.
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