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Debenhams PLC
Debenhams plc (2006–2019)
Public limited company
Traded asLSEDEB (2006–2019)[1]
IndustryFashion Retail
Founded1778 (by William Clark)
1813 (as Clark & Debenham)
Headquarters10 Brock Street, London, England, United Kingdom
Key people
Sir Ian Cheshire (Chairman)
Sergio Bucher (CEO)
ProductsFashion clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, home and furniture, electricals, gifts, toys
Revenue£2,341.7 million (2016)[2]
£131.0 million (2016)[2]
£85.9 million (2016)[2]
Number of employees
27,893 (2016)[2]
SubsidiariesDebenhams Ireland
Magasin du Nord

Debenhams was the United Kingdom's largest department store chain.[3] It was formed in 1778. It is a company that has opened shops across the world, first opening in London, England. Debenhams operates nearly 100 retail stores in the UK.[3] It is one of the companies on the FTSE 250 Index.[4] The 2014 Christmas advert was filmed in the Sutton, London shop in August 2014.

Debenhams was acquired by the online retailer Boohoo for £55m in 2021.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. London Stock Exchange cancel Debenhams stock
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Debenhams plc. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rosemary Varley, Retail Product Management: Buying and Merchandising (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2005), p. 21
  4. "FTSE 250 Constituents". London South East. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  5. "End of an era for Debenhams as final shops set to close". BBC News. 5 May 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  6. "Debenhams makes its return to the high street with beauty store in Manchester". The Independent. 4 December 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2022.