History of Douwe Egberts Coffee

Russell M. Angelo

Mr Egberts and Ymke Jacobs Visser got married in 1775, and in 1780, at the age of 25, he started helping his parents to run the now internationally successful family business. With mother, father, and son at the helm, the business grew in leaps and bounds. Despite the fact that […]

Alstons Furniture – A Brief History

Russell M. Angelo

The Alston family has been involved with furniture for over two centuries. As far back as 1776 there were Alstons repairing furniture in their Chelsea workshop. The present family’s direct ancestors started the business that became the Alstons Furniture business we know today in Sudbury, Suffolk. William Alston (1839-1919) and […]

Departmentalization of Factory Overhead

Russell M. Angelo

Departmentalization of factory overhead means dividing the plant into parts or sections called departments or cost centers to which expenses are charged. From the accounting point of view, the division of plant into separate segment according to some logical form provides more accurate results and better control. More accurate costing […]