Manhattan has Macy's; London has Selfridges. With 540,000 sq. ft. of selling space, the flagship Selfridges & Co. department store is still one of the biggest stores in the world and one of the top shops on London's posh Oxford Street. Selfridges also runs two smaller department stores in Manchester and a fourth location in Birmingham. The upmarket retailer sells a wide selection of brand-name fashion apparel, accessories, and housewares, but it aims to entertain as well with 15 in-store bars, cafés, and restaurants and a nearby 250-room, four-star hotel. Founded in 1909 by Gordon Selfridge -- an American -- Selfridges is owned by the Canadian billionaire W. Galen Weston (chairman of George Weston).
London, GB
Size (employees)
6,471 (est)+2%
Selfridges was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Selfridges

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Group Managing Director
Willard Gordon Galen Weston

Willard Gordon Galen Weston

Chairman and President
Sue West

Sue West

Director of Operations
Anne Pitcher

Anne Pitcher

Managing Director of Selfridges UK

Selfridges Office Locations

Selfridges has an office in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Stretford
London, GB (HQ)
400 Oxford St
Birmingham, GB
Upper Mall East
Manchester, GB
1 Exchange St
Stretford, GB
1 The Dome, The Trafford Centre
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Selfridges Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Selfridges Financials

Selfridges's revenue was reported to be £673.30 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

673.3 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

400.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

85.9 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

150.5 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

109.1 m

Cash (4-Mar-2018)

97.3 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

37.7 m31 m44.9 m58.7 m67.5 m60.5 m71.5 m73 m76.6 m85.9 m

Dividends Paid

25 m50 m101 m40 m87.1 m43.4 m32.3 m28.2 m41.1 m

Income Taxes Paid

(22.7 m)(24.6 m)(17.7 m)
GBPY, 2017


149.3 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Selfridges News and Updates

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Europe's biggest luxury watch retailer takes over 28 Tourneau stores in the United States.

The UK retail sector looks set for another robust year, online and off

Over the past few weeks, a number of the UK’s best-known retailers have been reporting on their Christmas trading performances. With a mixed bag of results, you could be forgiven for being confused about the health of the retail sector. Yet whether sales are up or down, the one consistent thread …
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