Accessorize - Branded store which
is ran by Monsoon, an international retailing company.
Aldi - German supermarket chain which focuses
upon a discount business model for food produce.
Allied Carpets - Founded in the
1950s; a major chain of out of town carpet superstores.
Aldo - Retail chain which sells footwear
and fashion accessories at locations in Great Britain.
Ann Summers - Once controversial;
a retail business with a focus on adult products.
Argos - Catalogue retailer who have hundreds
of real world locations in most UK towns.
Asda - The business was founded in Leeds,
and is now a subsidiary of Wal-Mart.
Austin Reed - Bespoke tailoring business
which has a prime location on Regent Street, London.
Barker and Stonehouse - Furniture
store with a heavy presence in the North East of England.
Banana Republic - Store brand which
is operated by the Gap; locations in the South of England.
Bank - Branded as BANK in capital
letters; it's a successful chain of fashion shops.
Barratts - Shoe shop with hundreds
of shops in cities and market towns across England.
Bench - A casual clothing brand that has
expanded into retailing: with their own standalone stores.
Bhs - A low-mid chain of department stores,
which are well known for their back to school clothes.
Blacks - Blacks is a retail group which
is currently owned and operated by JD Sports.
Blue Inc - Retailer which specialises
in urban clothing; with an aim to sell affordable fashion.
Body Shop, The - Founded in the 1970's
by Anita Roddick, the business is now owned by L'Oréal.
Booths - A chain of medium sized
supermarkets which focuses upon quality.
Boots - High street chemist, which has expanded
it's business overseas into Japan.
Brantano - A Belgium based retailer
with a number of UK stores; founded by André Brantegem.
Budgens - Business of small supermarkets,
which has over 220 stores across Great Britain.
Burton - Founded as The Cross-Tailoring
Company; a company which evolved into the Arcadia Group.
Carpetright - The company was begun
in 1988 by Philip Charles Harris; later made a Lord.
Carphone Warehouse - Runs
over 1,600 stores across Europe; the majority are in England.
Charles Clinkard - Footwear
retailer with both high street stores and factory size outlets.
Charles Tyrwhitt - Manufacturer
and retailer of men's and ladies shirts and ties.
Clarks - A shoe shop who retail their
own brand of casual and formal shoes.
Clinton Cards - The business was
begun in the 1960's by Don Lewin.
Coast - A store brand which is operated
by Mosaic Fashions.
Comet - Well known chain of electrical stores,
which is owned in 2012 by OpCapita LLP.
Co-op Electrical Shop - A subsidiary
of the Co-op Group Ltd; focus upon white goods.
Co-operative Food, The - Business
which is a branch of the Co-op company.
Costcutter - A business with locations
in the UK, Ireland and Poland.
Cotswold Outdoor - Founded in
1974; it's primary focus is on outdoor adventure equipment.
Crocs - Footwear retailer which specialises
in shoes made from a specific material: Croslite.
CSL - A company which focuses on sofa's, and
was began and expanded by the Tyldesley family.
Currys - Leading retail chain which sells
electrical appliances; parent company of Dixons plc.
Decathlon - A French retailer which
operate large warehouse stores in retail parks in Scotland.
Debenhams - One of the oldest department stores,
with over 160 stores spread across the UK.
DFS - Furniture company whose name originated
from Direct Furnishing Supplies.
Disney Store, The - International
chain of retail store businesses, trades in the UK.
Dobbies - The company was founded in
1865 in James Dobbie; over 30 garden centres.
Dorothy Perkins - Founded by
H.P Newman, hence the name of the business.
Dune Shoes - Luxury brand which opened
it's first store on the Kings Road in London.
DW Sports - Sports store with a heavy
focus on fitness products; Dave Whelan Sports.
Ernest Jones - The business began
on Oxford Street, London; and has moved nationwide.
Euronics - An association of independent
retailers who are members of the wider electronics group.
Evans - Retailer which focuses on larger
ladies clothes: from size 14-32.
Farmfoods - Business which retails
frozen food produce.
Fat Face - The business was formed in
1988, and the first UK store was opened in Fulham, London.
Floors-2-Go - The company was founded
in 1999 by the Hodges family.
Footasylum - Founded in 2005, a footwear
retailer which has expanded to over twenty UK stores.
Footlocker - A US based business:
headquarters in New York City; they have stores in London.
Fragrance Shop, The - Established
in the 1990s, the company has expanded to over 120 stores.
French Connection - A fashion
business, begun by Stephen Marks, which has courted controversy.
Furniture Village - Chain of
30+ stores, which has its base of operations in Slough, England,
GAME - A retail chain, which deals in video
games, entered administration in March 2012.
Gamestation - Video games business, which
trades in new and second hand stock.
Games Workshop - The business
was started by three men: J.Peake, I.Livingstone, and S. Jackson.
Gap, The - Retail business which originated
from San Francisco, California, United States.
Goldsmiths - Jewellery retailer which
stocks the largest amount of high end watch brands like Rolex.
Go Outdoors - Founded in 1969 in Sheffield,
England; a retailer with over 40 years experience.
Greggs - A baker with over 60 years of
retail experience; founded by John Gregg.
Habitat - Furniture retailer which was
founded by renowned English designer Terence Conran.
Hallmark Cards - An American business
which has subsidiaries in many countries, including England.
Harveys Furniture - The company
is owned by Steinhoff International; contains 150+ stores.
Heal's - With a heritage of over 200 years,
the company was begun after it's namesake: John Heal.
H&M - A Swedish company, based in Stockholm,
which runs over 200 stores in the United Kingdom.
Hillier - Company with a focus on agricultural
products, and with Royal appointment.
Hobbycraft - Retails products which
appeal to hobbies which are crafts and arts.
Holland & Barrett - The company
has over 100 years of trading; owned by the Carlyle Group.
Homebase - Owned by Home Retail Group, they
have over 200 stores in retail parks in the UK.
House of Fraser - Department store which
stocks over one thousand brands.
H.Samuel - The largest jewellery chain
of stores which trades within England and Wales.
Hughes Direct - Electronics retailer
which has the majority of it's stores in the Norfolk area.
Iceland - Retail supermarket which focuses
upon frozen produce.
IKEA - Swedish based retailer which has
a primary focus on selling household furniture.
Index Catalogue - A former catalogue
store group, which now only has an online retail service.
Jaeger - Fashion business which has a
heritage numbering over 100 years; founded by Lewis Tomalin.
JD Sports - A sports retailer whose
name is based on the first letters of founders John and David.
Jessops - Photographic retailer which
locations in most southern and northern UK cities.
JJB Sports - Founded by Dave Whelan:
an ex professional footballer turned businessman.
John Lewis - Department store chain which
sells quality products and is a profitable business.
Jones Bootmaker - With a history
dating over 150 years; named after its founder Alfred Jones.
Klondyke - A chain of garden centres
which was founded in the 1980's by Dorothy and Bob Gault.
Kwik Save - Chain of grocery shops,
the business was eventually sold to Somerfield's.
La Senza - Lingerie specialist retailer;
which is a corporation based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.
Laura Ashley - A store which was
founded and named after a Welsh household designer.
Lidl - A German company which operates
medium size supermarkets across Europe.
Lillywhites - Named after it's founders,
the Lillywhite family; currently owned by Sports Direct.
Lloyds Pharmacy - Operates over
one thousand retail locations across England and Scotland.
Londis - Convenience store business, with
locations at petrol stations and urban areas in the UK.
Mamas & Papas - A family business which
was founded by Luisa and David Scacchetti.
Marks and Spencer - The company
was founded by M.Marks and T.Spencer over 100 years ago.
Matalan - A retail business which operates
over two hundred stores across the United Kingdom.
Maplin - Electronics specialist with
over 180 location conducting business across England.
Millets - The company has an extensive
history: having been established in 1893 by J.Millet.
Modelzone - As the name suggests, a
retailer which focuses upon selling models and toys.
Monsoon - The business was founded by
Peter Simon; with it's headquarters in the centre of London.
Morrisons - Also referred to as Wm
Morrison; a business began by William Morrison.
Mothercare - This business is a specialist
in baby and toddler clothes and equipment.
Netto - Danish retailer which rapidly
expanded in the 1980's; also operates in Germany and Poland.
New Look - A retailer founded in Taunton,
Somerset, which has shops internationally.
Notcutts - A company that specialises
in horticulture products, and runs a number of garden centres.
Miss Selfridge - High street retailer
which focuses upon fashion for young women.
Next - One of the largest UK businesses,
which is listed on the FTSE 100 Index in 2012.
Nike Store - Manufacturer based retailer
which only sell's Nike sports clothing direct to the consumer.
Oasis Stores - A retail brand name
which was owned by Mosaic Fashions until 2009.
Optical Express - Eye care specialists;
who are a leading provider of laser eye surgery.
Outfit - Part of the Arcadia Group, there
are currently over forty stores in the chain.
Paperchase - Stationery stores; the
company was founded in the 1970's, and now has over 100 stores.
PC World - The store began trading in
the early 1990's; the first shop was opened in Croydon.
Peacocks - Clothes retailer which trades
in over 10 countries; with over 400 stores in the UK.
Pets at Home - The largest UK chain
of pet stores: with over 300 stores across the nation.
Phones 4u - The company has 500 stores
and is based in Newcastle-under-Lyme: in Staffordshire.
Poundland - One of the most successful
businesses which sells items priced below £1.
Primark - Clothing retailer which has stores
located in a number of European countries.
Republic - Retail business which sells
branded clothes aimed at the youth market.
River Island - Men's fashion brand,
ran and owned by the Lewis family from the 1980's to 2012.
Rohan - Founded in 1972, a retailer with
a strong focus on selling outdoor clothing.
Ryman - Office supplies chain store which
was named after it's founder: Henry J Ryman.
Schuh - An iconic footwear store; the
first store was opened in Edinburgh, on the North Bridge Arcade.
Screwfix - The company was founded
in 1979 and is currently owned by the Kingfisher plc group.
ScS - The name refers to "Sofa Carpet
Specialist"; with over 90 stores nationwide.
Selfridges - Selfridges & Co
is a world famous department store opened by Harry Gordon Selfridge.
Smyths Toys - It's a family run company
which now has over 60 toy stores in it's chain.
Somerfield - A now defunct supermarket
chain, whose business was purchased by the Co-op.
Sony Centre - Chain of stores which
is ran by the manufacturer Sony.
Spar - A multinational business which runs
convenience stores in 35 nations.
Specsavers - The largest opticians
business operating with the British Isles.
Sports Direct - A business founded
by Mike Ashley, which has become a leader in it's sector.
Squires - Garden centre chain, which has
14 locations in the South of England.
Staples - Office supplies store which
was founded by two men: L.Kahn and T.G.Stemberg.
Sunglass Hut - A retailer founded
in the United States, which has become international in scope.
Superdrug - The company was started
in the 1960's by Ronald Goldstein and Peter Goldstein.
Tesco - One of the three largest retailers
worldwide: in terms of both size and profit.
Thomas Cook - Travel agency which
operates on the high street of most small and large UK towns.
Tie Rack - The business opened in Oxford
Street, London; the founder was Roy Bishko.
Timpson - Primarily a shoe repair business;
it's headquarters are in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
TJ Hughes - Discount retail chain
of department stores, which was founded in Liverpool, England.
TK Maxx - Retail business which aims
to sell independent fashion brands at budget prices.
T.M.Lewin - Men's shirtmaker which has
the majority of its stores located in London.
Topshop - Fashion retailer who plays
a part in operating the London Fashion Week.
Toymaster - Comprises an association
of specialist toy shops which is national in scope.
USC - A business which was started in Edinburgh
in 1989; the focus is on casual and sports fashions.
Vision Express - Has over two
hundred stores in it's portfolio; one of the major optical chain
Waitrose - Supermarket chain which
puts an emphasis on quality over discounts.
Wallis - A clothing business which was
founded by Raphael Nat Wallis.
Warren James - Jeweller, which is
independent, and has over 100 stores in total.
Waterstones - The business was began
by Tim Waterstone in the 1980's; prominent Bookstore.
WH Smith - Stationary business which
is found in towns and cities up and down England and Wales.
Wickes - The Wickes Corporation is a
US based business; Wickes UK is owned by Travis Perkins.
Wilkinson - Family run business which
has high street stores that sell discount household goods.
Yeomans Outdoors - Retailer based
in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, which is an outdoor pursuits retailer.
Zara - Spanish store chain based in Arteixo,
Galicia, which has an expensive UK store index.