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First part of the Corporation series: from a hand-cart and bicycle, then a delivery wagon and a horse named Nellie to an international, diversified corporation – president Sam Steinberg reminisces about the fifty years of his company's growth. A company can't stand still, he says; it must grow. In this film you see the process continuing as executives of his major Canadian supermarket chain meet to consider the acquisition of a soft-drink subsidiary, to add to their sugar refinery, flour mill, bakery and other vertically integrated operations. Other films in the series are: 2. Real Estate, 3. International Operations, 4. Bilingualism, 5. The Market, 6. Motivation, 7. After Mr. Sam.

1973, 28 min 44 s