The NEXT retail chain was launched in February 1982 and the first store opened with an exclusive coordinated collection of stylish clothes, shoes and accessories for women. Collections for men, children and the home quickly followed. NEXT clothes are styled by its in-house design team to offer great style, quality and value for money with a contemporary fashion edge. Today NEXT trades from more than 500 stores in the UK and Eire and almost 200 stores in more than 40 countries overseas. Over the last few years several larger format fashion and home stores have opened across the UK and, in August 2011, NEXT opened its first combined fashion, home and garden store at Shoreham-by-Sea. The groundbreaking mail order operation NEXT Directory launched in 1988 with a hardback book containing 350 pages, creating the blueprint for catalogue retailing. There are almost 1,400 pages in the Spring Summer 2014 book offering extensive collections for men, women, children and everything for the well dressed home. Online shopping was introduced in 1999 and the entire book became available to shop from on the internet, page by page – another first in home shopping in the UK. NEXT Directory now also serves customers in around 70 countries outside the UK. NEXT continues to improve customer service, introducing new initiatives such as next day delivery as standard for NEXT Directory orders placed before 10pm. Customers may collect or return items at any of our stores nationwide should this be more convenient, and a new in-house delivery service has been set up to deliver large Home items with the ability to deliver at weekends. As well as placing orders, customers are able to check their accounts and make payments online.
Enderby, GB
Size (employees)
30,591 (est)+4%
Next was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Enderby, GB

Key People at Next

Sarah Mick

Sarah Mick

CoFounder / co-CEO
Christopher Gulczynski

Christopher Gulczynski

CoFounder / co-CEO
Patrick Mick

Patrick Mick


Next Office Locations

Next has offices in Enderby, High Wycombe, Coventry, Glasgow and in 23 other locations
Enderby, GB
High Wycombe, GB
Coventry, GB
Glasgow, GB
Liverpool, GB
Croydon, GB
Essex, GB
Edinburgh, GB
Sheffield, GB
Luton, GB
Slough, GB
Southampton, GB
Milton, CA
Milton Keynes, GB
Cardiff, GB
Rugby, GB
Enfield, GB
Watford, GB
Manchester, GB
Birmingham, US

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Market capitalization

£5.5 B

Closing share price

Next's current market capitalization is £5.5 B.

Next Financials

Next's revenue is £4.18 B in FY, 2016
FY, 2016


£4.18 B

Revenue growth, %


Cost of sales

£2.72 B

Gross profit

£1.45 B

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

£586 M

Next Market Value History

Market Position – shoes, ecommerce, Retail, clothing, fashion, footwear, trade

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