A Melboune-based institution dating back to 1900, MYER / MYER EMPORIUM / MYER'S acquired chains, such as Adelaide's MARSHALL'S, Western Australia's BOANS and Queensland's BARRY & ROBERTS, between 1966 and 1984. A merger, with Melbourne-based COLES NEW WORLD SUPERMARKETS (see below), took place in 1985. The MYER end of the conglomerate was sold to a consortium of US investors in March 2006.