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Competitive assessment of U.K. Homeware Industry (2012) December, 2012

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Competitive comparison Competitor

 Description

Revenues

John Lewis

 upmarket department stores operating throughout Great Britain

£ 3.3 Bn (does not Include Waitrose)

Employees

Stores

c. 38,100

39 (England, Scotland & Wales)

£ 4.3 Bn

c. 33,000

> 700 (UK and Ireland)

Argos Limited, UK and Ireland

 catalogue merchant based in the United Kingdom and Ireland  largest general-goods retailer in the UK

ASDA Stores Limited, Leeds, UK

 British supermarket chain retailing food, clothing, general merchandise, toys and financial services

£ 21.8 Bn (not entirely homeware)

c. 176,453

523 (2011)

Bhs Limited, London, UK

 department store chain with branches mainly located in high street locations; sells clothing and household items  Part of Arcadia group since 2009

n/a

17,256 (2008)

179

Source: secondary research, Wikipedia, Sutherland Analysis

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Competitive comparison Competitor

 Description

Revenues

Employees

Stores

Cath Kidston Ltd

 sells home furnishings and related goods through shops, online and by mail order  now part of private equity investors TA Associates

£ 31.3 Mn (2009)

n/a

n/a

 Primark Stores Limited, Reading, UK

 Irish clothing retailer, operating in many European countries including UK  Also owns the Littlewoods chain

£ 2.7 Bn (2009-10; all Geos)

c. 36,000

 Instore PLC (formerly Brown & Jackson plc)

 a chain of retail stores in the United Kingdom selling a range of products and principally concentrating on value home-ware items

n/a

c. 5,000

340

n/a

927 (2011)

35 (UK)

 Habitat Retail Ltd

161 (UK)

retailer of household furnishings in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain etc.  Since 2011, a part of Home Retail Group

Source: secondary research, Wikipedia, Sutherland Analysis

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