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Who owns NEXT now?

Who owns NEXT now?

Parent company, J Hepworth & Son changes its name to NEXT plc. The group acquires Grattan plc (mail order company). Launch of NEXT childrenswear. Launch of NEXT Directory – the brand’s innovative new concept in home shopping.

Who started NEXT?

Joseph Hepworth
Next plc/Founders

Where did the first NEXT store open?

Leeds, United Kingdom
Next plc/Place founded

When did NEXT stores open?

1864, Leeds, United Kingdom
Next plc/Founded

Are Next clothes made in China?

NEXT is to sell clothes in China – where they are made in the first place – when it launches a website there early next year. The fashion firm said it will be cheaper to ship the goods here, then back to China.

Who did Next buy?

Next has splashed out £17m to buy young fashion brand Lipsy – which is stocked in high street retailers such as Top Shop. The acquisition is Next’s first since 1986, when it bought the Grattan catalogue business, which it converted to the Next Directory.

What was Next called before Next?

J Hepworth & Son
Next plc

Formerly J Hepworth & Son (1864–1982)
Number of locations Circa 500 stores (2018)
Area served United Kingdom Europe Asia Middle East
Key people Michael Roney (chairperson) Simon Wolfson (CEO)
Revenue £3,284.1 million (2021)

WHY IS Next PLC so successful?

The strong growth in Next’s online sales builds on their catalog heritage—their product selection and stock levels have long benefitted from the in-depth consumer data generated from their popular catalog and now through their online offering Next are further building on their data collection capabilities.

Who owns Primark now?

Associated British Foods
Primark/Parent organizations

Do NEXT use sweatshops?

None of its supply chain is certified by labour standards which ensure worker health and safety, living wages or other labour rights. There is no evidence it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain.

Who are nexts competitors?

Top Competitors of Next

  • Hobbs. 1,056. $181 Million.
  • Phase Eight. 2,000. $422 Million.
  • AllSaints. 3,200. $675 Million.
  • Topshop. 18,000. $3 Billion.
  • FatFace. 2,830. $300 Million.
  • Peacock’s Stores. 1,384. $258 Million.
  • Monsoon Accessorize. 3,500. $385 Million.
  • Desigual. 3,700. $781 Million.

Who is next target audience?

Targeted at an age range between 20 and 46, with a focus on the 25–35 age group, the Next product range features high-quality, contemporary but not trendy styling, priced at levels affordable to the company’s targeted middle-class market.

Where can I find the nearest next store?

View All Stores… *We would recommend that you confirm any store details prior to making journeys to the Next branches as the information provided is subject to change. If you have an urgent enquiry please contact us by telephone on 0333 777 8939 and we will try to answer your questions immediately.

How many stores does next have in the world?

NEXT announces its brand strategy of “One Brand; Two Ways of Shopping”, bringing together the common ranges across both retail and home shopping formats. NEXT’s 300th store opens. The brand is now trading in 16 countries worldwide.

Where is the headquarters of the company next?

Next (LSE: NXT), styled as next, is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire.

Who is the parent company of next UK?

Debut of NEXT’s first home interiors range. First department store with womenswear, menswear and interiors opens in Regent Street, London. Parent company, J Hepworth & Son changes its name to NEXT plc. The group acquires Grattan plc (mail order company). Launch of NEXT childrenswear.