French Guiana

(A French overseas department)

In 1935, the Bata company got into the local market with the export of 8,000 pairs of shoes and Bata shoes gained a strong position here. In 1937, 1 corporate store was in operation there, 2 stores in 1938, and by 1947 their number had risen to 3. In the following years, the corporate business on the island continued – French Guiana, Cayenne (1992).


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  • Thomas J. Bata, Remmembered, Zlín 2016, ISBN 978-80-7473-398-7
  • Moravský zemský archiv v Brně – Státní okresní archiv Zlín, Česko